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.