In recent years mezzanine floors have become a popular solution within industrial warehouse environments when new or additional office space is required. They can accommodate office space both below and above the mezzanine floor and are suitable for a range of applications from single person offices to multi room purpose-built office blocks.
Due to their flexible and cost effective nature, mezzanine floors have overtaken the traditional ‘block and beam’ solution for the construction of office blocks within warehouses. This is in part due to the fact that business owners can work directly with contractors to design the office space, alleviating the requirement for an architect and thus eliminating a large part of the expense. At the same time they can discover feasibility costs and implement the final build at a fraction of the cost of a block and beam solution and in a much more timely manner.
Mezzanine floors are also used to supplement existing office space. Often when a company occupies a building, the office space isn’t large enough to accommodate their requirements. By installing a mezzanine floor adjacent to the existing offices, the office space can be extended easily and affordably by simply knocking through the existing wall and linking up the floor space. The additional office space can be used for a range of applications such as additional meeting space, breakout spaces, open and closed plan office spaces or communal areas such as canteen areas, WC areas or locker rooms.