Regulations

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Mezzanine Flooring Regulations, Information & Data

Mezzanine floor regulations should be adhered to at all stages throughout the design, manufacturing and installation stages. Here is all the information you need when it comes to regulations to help you make the right decisions. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us and a member of our friendly and professional staff will be happy to talk you through any queries you may have.

 

General load specifications for our mezzanine floors:

 

  • Office Workroom: 2.5kN/m2 (250kg per square metre)
  • Light use: 4.8kN/m2 (480kg per square metre)
  • Medium use: 7.5kN/m2 (750kg per square metre)
  • Heavy use: 9.6kN/m2 (960kg per square metre)

 

All regulations can be comfortably met for your desired use. However, if you are in any doubt about regulation requirements, please do not hesitate to contact our highly experienced sales team for further information and assistance.

Mezzanine Floor Building Regulations

Mezzanine floors require building regulation approval. Here at Mezz Floors UK we are happy to assist you in making your application or even apply on your behalf. We provide engineering drawings, calculations and all specifications to your local council or approved inspector to ensure they have all the information they need to swiftly approve your new floor. To help make sure your planning is passed, it may be also necessary for you to provide floor slab details and a plan of your building to demonstrate all fire exits.

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Do I need planning permission?

In general, planning permission is not necessary when fitting a mezzanine floor. However, in certain cases it may be needed. If your premises include shared parking, or parking that belongs to the local council, permission will be needed before the flooring can be installed. If you are unsure whether you fall under this bracket, please get in touch with us.

Fire Rating

Mezzanine floor regulations state that one hour fire rating will be required to the underside of your floor if it meets any of the following criteria:

 

  • The size of the floor is in excess of 400m2
  • The mezzanine exceeds 50% of the room it is to be installed in
  • The number of people working on the floor exceeds 3 at any one time
  • The mezzanine is used for purposes other than storage, automated storage and maintenance.

 

The main types of buildings which require fire rating are offices and workspaces. In the case that fire rating is required, Mezz Floors will provide the staff to carry this out.

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During the Installation

During the installation of your new mezzanine floor, no unauthorised personnel will be allowed in the erection for health and safety reasons. If you require your mezzanine to be installed outside of normal working hours, please let us know and this can be arranged at an additional cost.

 

Mezz Floors UK is committed to working to your schedule to help minimise disruptions to your business so, if you need your premises to remain active, we will gladly accommodate your requirements.

Landlords

If you aren’t the owner of your premises your landlord will need to be informed about the proposed plans. Before going ahead with the installation, Mezz Floors UK will need to see written approval from the landlord. To help your bid to gain landlord approval, our team will happily supply detailed drawings.

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Installation Time

We understand the importance of a quick installation for you and your business, that is why our installation teams work efficiently to fit approximately 60m2 per day. Even the biggest of jobs will completely promptly with Mezz Floors as we supply extra labour to work on the project.

Mezzanine Decking

We offer a range of different decking materials for you to choose from, but whatever you decide is right for your businesses you can be sure it comes complete with all the appropriate checks and regulations. Our indoor mezzanine floors are supplied with 38mm thick high-density flooring grade chipboard, whilst our external mezzanine platforms have galvanised steel chequer plate or galvanised steel open mesh flooring to prevent rotting and rusting caused by the weather.

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Other Considerations

During the installation process, our team will need access to a forklift truck. At Mezz Floors we are happy to hire a truck for you, or help you keep costs to a minimum by using a forklift that your company already owns. The hire of a skip for the process may also be necessary.

Contact us today for your free quotation.