What are the advantages of a Mezzanine floor?

Over the years, mezzanine floors have become one of the most popular self storage solutions for businesses looking to maximise the space within their building and when you consider how easy and cost efficient it is to install a mezzanine floor, it’s easy to see why.

The main benefit of a mezzanine floor comes simply down to cost, by installing a bespoke steel mezzanine floor you will maximise your space for your existing storage areas and potentially double/ treble your net lettable area for a one-off cost depending on how many tiers you fit out.

Self storage operators may opt for this solution when their existing space is no longer big enough to accommodate their potential new customers. By expanding your space with the use of a mezzanine floor you can save the substantial cost and inconvenience of moving to a new property while maximising your storage space in a short timeframe and with minimal disruption.

When introducing a new mezzanine floor to your facility, you can naturally expect to increase the number of self storage units, thus increasing your customer intake & income. For instance, if your current facility is at 80% capacity with a high demand from potential customers for 75 sq ft units, you would be able to build more of the desired units onto your new mezzanine floor.

Mezzanine floors are lightweight steel structures with excellent capabilities for load carrying. Depending on the use that the mezzanine floor will be put to, it can be designed to accommodate varying loads. Therefore, a self storage company can always rely on the mezzanine floor to be able to withstand the load of customer goods that are placed on it.

Due to the numerous range of sizes, heights and loading options available, mezzanine floors are designed to meet individual customer requirements, which in turn avoids the risk of having work done that may not be 100% suited to your self storage company.
It is vital to the medium to long term lifespan of your self storage facility to consider the implementation of a mezzanine floor right from the outset to ensure that its installation does not interfere with any self storage rooms that you want to install in the short term.

Our structural mezzanine floors are designed to be installed in phases so that you can avoid the need to move existing customers and dismantle rooms in order for the mezzanine to be installed. The added benefit of this is that you can minimise your spend on such items at the beginning of the project and spread out the cost through the lifetime of your facility as it grows in capacity.

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