Archive for April, 2014

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by admin No Comments

5 ways to save vital space in the workplace

Businesses up and down the country are struggling with a big problem: space. As the economy has come out of recession and has been slowly growing and heading back towards the level they were at before the economic crash, businesses are facing a dilemma. They are doing more trade as the economy improves, and so want to expand, but the recovery isn’t strong enough for businesses to feel they can take a risk on new premises. So what should they do?

To grow with the economy and not get left behind, they need more space. But to move to bigger premises at such a delicate time would be for many businesses a leap of faith too far. Fortunately, there are lots of ways businesses can capitalise on their existing space to make sure they use every inch of what they already have, allowing them to grow without having to move. Here are five key ways:

  1. Consider a mezzanine floor. If your warehouse, offices, retail store or any other commercial building has lots of space above the ground floor, then it is currently being wasted. A mezzanine floor could double the amount of space you have for selling products, storing products, distribution or could even be used for offices.
  2. Make sure you are using the most efficient type and size of racking and shelving for your business needs – discuss the options with professionals to make sure the storage you have is right for you.
  3. Repair any damaged shelves or racking. If you have racking which cannot be used because it is unsafe then it is a waste of resources. Get it repaired or replaced.
  4. Have regular racking inspections to prevent any future problems before it’s too late.
  5. Use office partitions and space planning to make the best use of your office space, so that way you can fit more people into the space and work in a more efficient and effective manner.

Here at Logical Storage, we know that no two businesses are the same, and may need to consider one, all, or a combination of some of these solutions to help create more space for their company to flourish. Give us a call on 0845 689 1300 to see how we can help you.

Posted on: April 16th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Using mezzanine floors in a retail space

Implementing mezzanine flooring into your retail space can help you to maximise stock and improve your overall profits.

First impressions count for everything and nothing looks worse than a retail unit that is badly arranged or under stocked. One of the most common reasons for under stocking a shop is a lack of space and storage. If you have little space to keep your products then it’s easy to run out of your best sellers. A lack of space can also stop you from being able to arrange your stock the way you want to, leaving you with a cluttered space that doesn’t give off the right impression to your customers.

Mezzanine flooring can be a great solution, but one common fear is that a mezzanine floor will look too industrial for say, a furniture outlet. The truth couldn’t be more different though – they can be customized in a number of ways to make them look modern and attractive.

Another common myth that holds no ground is that introducing mezzanine flooring into your premises will disrupt customers and reduce your footfall. As it doesn’t usually require planning permission, mezzanine flooring can be installed very quickly and is unlikely to affect your shoppers.

When you consider the alternative, to move to a new location, choosing a mezzanine floor seems to be the obvious option. Not only would purchasing a new property be more expensive but you would also have to consider the logistics of moving stock, uprooting employees and finding a way to inform your existing customers where you have moved to.

Mezzanine flooring can help you to maximise overhead space that you might not have thought about using in the past, helping to transform your store and allowing you to sell more of your product.

For a free, no obligation consultation about how we can help your retail business, call us on 0845 689 1300 or visit our website