How mezzanine flooring can be a business growth solution
When a business grows, one
issue that often needs facing is the requirement for extra warehouse storage and office space.
Marks & Spencer recently announced that it was starting an online food delivery service. Other retailers are either expanding their online operations or, like M&S, entering the online market for the first time.
All this expansion requires more space for both storage and offices. It is expensive and time-consuming to purchase another building and move all the equipment and stock into it, which is why many businesses install mezzanine flooring
. There are several advantages to this solution, such as:
• As long as a building has sufficient height, a mezzanine floor could almost double the available space
• Mezzanine floors are cost effective, and less expensive than erecting a new building or buying new premises
• The extra floor can be erected quickly, often in less than seven days
• Although a new mezzanine floor requires planning permission and needs to conform to fire regulations, but the process for this is not complicated.
A warehouse mezzanine floor can be constructed using standard components, but many businesses want their mezzanine to be customised with aesthetically pleasing features added. At the East Z East Indian restaurant in Birmingham, an L-shaped mezzanine floor was installed featuring stainless steel and glass. A workspace in Oxford, meanwhile, installed an unusual three-tier mezzanine complete with brightly painted panels.
For more information, talk to Greenoaks – the experts in mezzanine flooring design and warehouse shelving systems