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Posted on: December 19th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Things To Consider When Planning Mezzanine Flooring

For a successful mezzanine flooring installation careful planning is necessary. Like all building projects, you need to plan ahead and make sure you cover all eventualities. Here are a few of the things you should consider:


Do you need planning permission or permission from your landlord before you proceed with the mezzanine flooring installation? Check with your local authority and with the terms of your lease (if in rented premises) to make sure all the necessary permissions are in place.


What do you need the mezzanine flooring for. Mezzanines are installed for a variety of purposes including office space, storage, production space, showroom space, retail space, etc. Your mezzanine flooring supplier will want to know the purpose you have in mind to help you choose the right installation.


This is probably the most important factor for any mezzanine installation. Generally speaking, the existing roof height should be approximately 4.5 metres to allow adequate headroom on the ground floor and the mezzanine level.


Your mezzanine installer will want to know the likely loading of the floor. This is usually determined by what the mezzanine will be used for. For example, light office space will not require the same loading as a production space with heavy machinery.


The majority of mezzanines use high density particle board for the decking surface, but there are other materials available, depending on what you intend to use the mezzanine flooring for.

These are just a few of the considerations to take into account when planing mezzanine flooring. A reputable supplier will help you throughout the planning phase.