‘How much will this disrupt my business?’, ‘How will you protect my machinery?’ ‘How will you ensure the health and safety of my employees during the construction?’ These are all common questions we receive from our potential clients when they are looking to install a mezzanine floor into their busy warehouse.
CONSTRUCTING A MEZZANINE FLOOR INTO A BUSY WAREHOUSE
We answer the questions business owners have when they are looking to install a mezzanine floor solution into their busy warehouse.
We thought we’d try and answer those questions and more as much as we can below, so that you are as informed as much as possible before you get in touch with us.
We understand that downtime costs money and is not an option for most of our clients. Often the mezzanine floor is been built over the entirety of a warehouse and they have nowhere to go. This is where detailed planning and scheduling comes into place.
We would work closely with you to write a detailed programme which details clearly how we would implement the build. Building a mezzanine floor requires a degree of flexibility from both parties but we would issue clear instructions as to what areas we need to be clear and when.
THE BUILD ITSELF
Often the best way to construct a mezzanine floor in this situation is over weekends or evening. We can build a mezzanine floor over consecutive weekends which allows you to function without disruption.
Depending on the size of the floor, we could build the steel work over the first weekend, install the decking on the second weekend, and then install the ceilings and electrics over the weekends that follow.
Whilst the mezzanine floor is been installed we would install both temporary lighting and netting underneath the mezzanine floor if you required. We can also temporarily protect machinery using dust covers etc.
We will ensure no damage is caused to your existing facilities whilst your new mezzanine floor is being installed.
A TURN-KEY SOLUTION
There are many elements involved in constructing a mezzanine floor. Here at Nexus we offer a complete end to end solution that encompasses each and every aspect involved.
THE MEZZANINE STRUCTURE
Mezzanine floors are constructed from primary and secondary steels and finished with a chipboard deck. They are free standing structures that are independent from the building itself.
The minimum requirements of any mezzanine floor is the installation of lighting and smoke detection. Also often included in most projects are power requirements. We offer a full electrical package as part of our solution and everything will be itemised on your quotation.
If people will be working above or below the mezzanine floor, it will need fire protection to 60 minutes to comply with building regulations. We achieve this by installing a suspended ceiling, column cases and fascia to the exposed edges of the mezzanine floor.
The mezzanine floor will also need fire protection if the floor exceeds 50% of the footprint of the building or if it exceeds 20 metres in any direction.
If you require a mezzanine floor for office use, we can design and install each and every aspect of your new facilities for you. From the office partitioning and carpets through to the air conditioning, electrical and plumbing requirements. We’ll design the right solution for you and your business.
There are a number of ancillaries to choose from to ensure your business runs smoothly once your new facilities are complete. From goods lifts and product chutes through to static or mechanical conveyers, we’ll design your new mezzanine floor facilities around you and recommend the right additions to your new space.
WHERE WE WORK
We would love to be able to help create workspaces for businesses throughout the whole of the UK but unfortunately we can’t. The extra cost to you and the fact that we wouldn’t be able to manage your project to our high standards means that we must set a limit for how far we can work. The area we cover is highlighted to the right. As you can see, we essentially work as far North as Newcastle and as far South as Birmingham. So if your business is situated in an area we cover, get in touch today to discuss your plans for your new workspace.