We have been designing and installing mezzanine floors for over 25 years, with projects ranging from small single storey floors to multi-level installations. We are Industrial, Office and Retail Mezzanine Floor Storage Solution Experts. We are a company based in North East England.
A mezzanine floor is a floor which is built between two main floors or the floor and ceiling of a building. Mezzanines are installed to maximise unused vertical space, providing additional room above and below and can be built free of existing structures. Industrial settings are some of the most common places a mezzanine is built due to their high-ceilings and are usually free-standing, semi-permanent structures. Mezzanines are often custom-made, manufactured from detailed drawings and tailored to the needs and specifications of a client. Typically, mezzanines are constructed from steel and can be tailored to suit their settings.
Key components of a mezzanine floor:
Primary beams – These are the main support of the mezzanine which span across the columns
Purlins or joists – These spans between the primary beams are the fixing points for the decking
Columns – They are designed to support the primary beams and the load bearing is distributed evenly across the columns which uphold the mezzanine
Decking – The 38mm particle board is the most commonly fitted option, however other varieties include OSB, grating, durbar plate, concrete and composite decking
Mezzanine Types Explained
There are a number of different mezzanine floor types available, suitable for a range of different applications, these include:
38mm Particle Board
High density particle board is a versatile flooring option suitable for warehouse, storage, office, and retail applications. This type of mezzanine flooring can handle medium to high point loads and is a great cost-effective option.
Thanks to its strength and stability, OSB decking can handle heavier loads than 38mm particle board. Lightweight and easy to install, it’s well-suited to all applications including warehouses, storage facilities, office and retail applications.
Forge Welded Grating
Made with a fusion of cross rods and bearing bars, forge welded grating is a rigid and heavy-duty flooring option, best suited to industrial environments such as warehouse flooring, working platforms and gangways.
Durbar plating is made from hot-rolled steel and is highly robust and durable. With a long performance life and heat-resistance up to temperatures of 500°C, it’s best suited for warehouse and logistics premises, stairs, walkways and safety platforms.
For premises where structural performance is key, composite concrete decking is the ideal choice. Made out of high-grade galvanised steel and particle board, it can absorb extremely heavy loads, and is perfect for commercial, automation and manufacturing premises.
Mezzanine Floor Ancillaries
This secures the exposed edges of the mezzanine. For industrial premises, edge-protection includes both the handrail and toe plate. For public-facing environments, the most common design is a glass balustrade system.
The staircase provides access to the mezzanine floor and comes in a variety of designs for industrial premises and public use. The UK Building Regulations determine which type of staircase a building will need, taking into consideration the number of persons, travel distances and fire protection.
Many industrial environments opt for pallet gates to assist with loading and unloading materials onto the mezzanine floor. The pallet gates are designed to protect personnel at exposed opening points at the floor edge.
Based on the UK Building Regulations, the appropriate fire protectionwill be applied to the mezzanine design. Generally, fire protection is required for all circumstances where the mezzanine is used for anything other than storage e.g. offices/public use.
Where can a mezzanine floor be used?
Mezzanine Floor Installation
Repairs, Relocation and Removals
To complement our mezzanine floor installation work we also provide a full repair service. Clark Handling will inspect and advise on the best solution for any repair/replacement work.
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