3 Questions to ask your mezzanine floors supplier
When it comes to creating additional storage or office space within an area that is already limited, mezzanine floors are simply the perfect answer. The installation of an upper floor level helps maximise use of a space that would otherwise be wasted. In addition, you can use a mezzanine for multiple purposes, from additional storage to packing area or even offices or meeting rooms. However, mezzanines are not exactly the type of product you can just buy off the shelf, as they represent custom designed solutions, so you need to find a specialist supplier to handle your project. There are several options in this field and if you want to separate the wheat from the chaff, here are 3 questions to ask suppliers as to make sure you select the best one.
Will you handle Building Regulations?
Installing mezzanine floors require approval from the local building authority and fire authority, so you’ll have to submit your project to Building Regulations. If you want a smooth and streamlined process, then you’d better choose a supplier that’s willing to handle building regulations for you. This way, you can focus on more important aspects of your warehouse operations and be sure to benefit from a completely managed service, from conception to installation.
Do you have SEIRS registered installers?
SEIRS stands for Storage Equipment Installers Registration Scheme and it is an initiative of SEMA as to raise the standards of health and safety when it comes to the installation and handling of racking, shelving and other storage products, including mezzanines. Having your upper level area installed by SEIRS certified installers is very important, as the safety of your workers, as well as your visitors, depends on the installation process.
What’s the time frame?
Many suppliers of mezzanine floors will argue that, due to the fact that these are custom designed projects, lead times will be higher. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. Experienced suppliers will be able to provide you with a detailed CAD drawing of you floor and an accurate quotation quite quickly after the site visit and survey and you should definitely have a clear time frame for installation, if you don’t want to waste any time. Obviously, the time frames will vary depending on the size of the project, as well as its complexity, as some mezzanines are simpler to build and install than others.
All things taken into account, mezzanine floors are a great solution to space limitations and they can be designed for any type of area and within any environment, their versatility being one of the greatest advantages they have. You can have them installed in warehouses, storerooms, offices and more, the only important thing is to make sure you select the best suitable supplier and installation team. In the case of mezzanines, the quality and professionalism of the installation process is just as important as the quality of the product itself, so do your research carefully and pay attention to details.