The problem of having enough space is one that many growing businesses have, especially one that is new and does not have the wherewithal to move into larger premises. As businesses grow, the need for storage space grows, especially if you are adding new products or services that require more space for additional staff. Moving to larger places can come at a great cost and also disrupt the business for a while. The solution then is to find that extra space within the premises you have, and this is where the addition of a mezzanine can go a long way to address the problem. Find out more about mezzanine floors, visit this Mezzanine Floors Leeds company who can assist you to install your Mezzanine floors.
A mezzanine floor within your existing premises will require you to have a height that allows both the mezzanine and the floor below to be used normally. If you do have this (Most commercial areas do have this advantage), then your solution is near at hand and can be carried out without in any way interrupting your operations. The easiest solution is to build this floor with steel members and completely avoid the use of bricks and cement, and any need for any demolition to create the required space. You would require to make small foundations for the support structure, but these will be small and almost unnoticeable, and this foundation work can be carried out at weekends or ar night when the business is closed.
Installation of a mezzanine allows you to make use of the vertical space that you have and have you literally working on two levels. Adding a mezzanine to a crowded workplace can greatly reduce the clutter and allow for its proper organization. Once you find the need for extra space, look to plan a mezzanine. If things are desperate, hire out some storage space for temporary use, till you can plan, finance, and construct the mezzanine.
An additional working space that a mezzanine will provide can allow you to create new offices or other rooms that are needed. They are of great use in industries, to provide space for the supervisory staff, which allows them to actually remain on the shop floor at all times. In shops and commercial establishments, mezzanines can provide any needed extra storage space for products.
Mezzanines are cost-efficient because they avoid the need for building a new space from scratch, as also the need for finding the space for this. New buildings will also require permissions and installation of new services like electricity and plumbing. When you build a mezzanine within the vertical space that you have available, you can always upgrade your existing utilities to take on the load created by the facilities needed on mezzanines. Construction of mezzanines will not ordinarily require permissions, especially if you own the premises. Landlords will easily allow these extensions and may ask for increased rent.
Once you plan your mezzanine, you can get the required structure fabricated offsite so that no time is lost. Create the needed foundations, bring in the structure in a ready to assemble form, and erect it within days. Flooring can also be of the prefabricated variety so that no time is lost. Construction time can be as short as a few days and will give you the extra needed space almost immediately. You can customize the mezzanine to fit your exact needs so that it completely suits the need that you have for it.
You can also add a mezzanine in a home if you have the vertical space for it, and this can add to the space that you have at the home. You can use this space as an additional bedroom, a home office, a den, or a children’s playroom. Such extensions can be much cheaper than any addition to your home, and ultimately also give it added value, in case at some time in the future you intend to sell the home.
Mezzanines add floors between floors, and this can cause a problem for planning the entrance to them. In industrial buildings you can always add a lift, but a staircase if built needs to be planned properly and built in such a way that it does not take away too much space from either of the floors, and is yet easy to access and use.