Every project starts with an on-site analysis of your facility, taking into account dimensions, obstructions and physical characteristics that will be required for designing the mezzanine floor layout.
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Areas of Consideration when designing a mezzanine floor
Load Capacity - It’s important a mezzanine is designed with the correct loadings. In most cases an office mezzanine floor is designed with a 360KG/m2 capability. This is usually more than capable of supporting everyday offices. When it comes to storage mezzanine floors, they are typically designed to store pallets that weigh 500kg, so essentially this means they can handle a pallet that weighs 500kg every square metre. Storage mezzanines can be designed to handle heavier loads, such as pallets that weigh up to a ton in weight, however we will need to ensure that the concrete slab in the warehouse can take that weight, or concrete footing shall be installed.
Layout - Mezzanine floors are a bespoke solution need to accommodate whatever facilities you require below the floor. For example if the office space creating below the mezzanine too, we will take into consideration the columns of the mezzanine and hide them within the ground floor office layout.
Mezzanine floors can also be designed above existing machinery or areas where employees are working. A site survey will be undertaken to analyse the current space, this is required to be able to adequately design the solution.
If the mezzanine is to be installed into an empty warehouse and does not need to accommodate existing machinery or work areas, then it can be designed to a uniform column grid. This is the most cost effective way of implementing a mezzanine floor solution as the bay sizes can be uniform, meaning the main beams and purlins will all be the same size. This approach reduces manufacturing and installation cost.
Shelving On The Mezzanine Floor - When a storage mezzanine floor is to be populated with shelving bays, this changes the way it needs to be designed. Generally shelving bays sit on four legs, which in turn creates a point load on the mezzanine.
To ensure that a mezzanine is designed correctly, we would need to know the width and depth of the shelving bays, along with the number of shelf levels and the weight of the products that are to be stored on these shelves.
When designing a storage mezzanine floor that will have shelving storage on it, the shelving layout will be considered and will be designed to ensure the shelving legs sit directly on top of a purlin. If this is not implemented, the shelving legs may penetrate through the floor boards