Mezz Floors UK offers comprehensive fire protection for all of our mezzanine floors. This is required to slow the spread of fires and blazes and sustain structure and integrity, allowing ample time for a safe exit.
Personnel need to be able to easily evacuate in the event of emergency and a properly protected mezzanine floor provides additional time for safe withdrawal. Similarly, it offers a safer entry for fire officers and fighters should anybody require rescuing. We are committed to you and your employees’ safety.
The fire rating of your mezzanine floor is governed by Building Regulations. Our team knows these regulations off by heart and will ensure that the finished product meets them. The planning stage of development will involve an analysis of what safety measure are required for your building and how that will be implemented into the design and construction of your floor.
If your floor has an overall surface area over 400m2, equates to over half the floor area of the room it is in or is used for anything other than storage or maintenance, a minimum of one-hour fire rating is necessary for the underside of your system.
A properly protected floor is also a must in cases where workspace isn’t necessarily a primary function. If there are ever more than three people using the floor at any given time, fire safety steps must be taken.
If this all sounds a little confusing, don’t worry. Mezz Floors UK will advise on whether your specific circumstances mean that you are required to have protection and if so, to what level measures need to be put into place. Our friendly team will make sure that you understand the safety measures required and will ensure that you end up with a solution that meets all regulations and keeps your staff safe.
There are a number of ways to make your floor safe. Each one of them has an ability to effectively slow the spread of fire and offer additional time for your staff to escape the building. This also gives fire fighters a safer area to work in and gives them more time before the fire spreads.
Suspended ceilings, fire walls and column casings offer impressive resistance, and bulkhead and fascias provide navigation help. Responsive sprinkler and smoke detection systems provide immediate alerts and a way to tackle and even put out fire before they spread.
Cavity barriers and staircase enclosures may also be required, depending on the layout of your floor. We will lay out exactly what you need before your floor is constructed. Remember, if the function of your floor changes in the future, additional fire measures may be needed. For example, a storage space that becomes work or office space will certainly demand further protection that it initially would have.
With a properly protected floor comes comprehensive peace of mind. Safe in the knowledge that nobody using the floor will be exposed to greater risk, your operations can continue as normal.
There’s also the fact that Building Regulations can dictate the exact level of protection that you will have to adhere to. With this in mind, it is vital that the appropriate precautionary measures are taken.
We make it easy to understand exactly what you need and why you need it. Right from the beginning of your enquiry, the team here at Mezz Floors UK makes it our mission to set you up with the ultimate safeguards.
If you’d like to know more or get an idea of what you may require for the ultimate in mezzanine floor fire protection, we’d be happy to help. Get in touch with us today and one of our friendly staff members will take you through everything you need to know.