Most large retailers in the UK make use of Mezzanine flooring within their stores, they have become increasingly popular as a way to maximise shop floor space.
Here are the main reasons retailers are making use of a mezzanine:
- To increase sales floor area, displaying more products.
- Increase on-site warehouse storage space.
- Additional office space.
All of these reasons share one common trait, increased floor space, whether it is being used to display more products to customers, more storage space or more office space for their managerial staff.
By increasing the floor space by adding a second or even a third floor, retailers can make better use of the head space in their unit, reducing the need to relocate to bigger premises.
Mezzanine flooring adds a visual impact to the retail store, available in polished stainless steel, glass or powder coated finishes, mezzanine flooring can provide a modern, contemporary feel to any retail environment.
Computer Aided Design
In order to maximise the available space, most modern mezzanine floors are designed by computers. Designers using CAD software produce the mezzanine flooring systems to high specifications, ensuring they meet strict UK building regulations and fire safety measures.
By using computers the retailer can visualise the mezzanine flooring even before it gets installed, allowing them to plan their product displays, warehouse storage space or additional office space.
Mezzanines Are A Practical Solution
Mezzanine flooring is a practical solution to an ever growing problem for retailers, floor space! With square footage at a premium these days it is important that companies are using the available floor space efficiently, by building upwards into the roofspace of their existing premises companies are able to maximise their current building without additional costs of relocating to larger premises.
Installing a mezzanine floor is a quick process, much faster than traditional building extensions. Within a few days the mezzanine can be securely installed and ready to use. This helps to reduce the time the retailer is closed and not trading.
UK Building Regulations
All modern mezzanine flooring systems should meet strict building regulations, planning permission isn’t usually required. Mezzanine flooring must also meet tough Fire Regulations in order to be safe for use in a retail environment.