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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 the information you need to help you make the right decisions. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us and we’d be happy to talk you through anything that is troubling you.

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)

If you are in any doubt about the requirements, please do not hesitate to contact our highly experienced sales team for assistance to all regulations can be comfortably met for your desired use.

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Mezzanine floor building regulations

Mezzanine floors require building regulation approval. Mezz Floors UK can make an application on your behalf if needed. We are able to provide engineering drawings, calculations and all relevant specifications to your local council or approved inspector.

It may be necessary for you to provide floor slab details and a plan of your building showing all external fire exits.

Do I need planning permission?

Mezzanine floor planning permission is usually not a factor in the process. There is an exception to this that you should be aware of, however.

If your premises has shared parking or parking facilities that belong to the council, mezzanine floor planning permission will need to be attained in order to have a system installed. If you are unsure whether you fall under this bracket, please get in touch with us.


If you aren’t the owner of your premises your landlord will need to be informed to be informed. Mezz Floors UK will need to see written approval from the landlord.

We will happily supply drawings for their approval

Mezzanine decking

Our indoor mezzanine floors are supplied with 38mm thick high-density flooring grade chipboard. External mezzanine platforms have galvanised steel chequer plate or galvanised steel open mesh flooring to prevent rotting and rusting caused by the weather.

We do offer a range of different decking materials to suit your requirements, please view our decking products page.

Other considerations

We will require the sole use of a forklift truck during the installation. We can hire one but if you already have one, it would help keep the cost down if we were able to use it. A skip may also be required.

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. Prime examples being offices and workspace

If fire rating is required we are able to supply staff to carry this out.

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. If you need your premises to remain active, we will gladly accommodate your requirements.

Installation time

Based on a clear site, our two-man installation teams are capable of installing around 60m2 per day. Large-scale jobs could require further labour, thus increasing the work output.