STORAGE - MEZZANINE FLOORS - MEZZANINES
Mezzanine Accessories Fire
Mezzanine floors (also called raised storage areas) are usually
freestanding independent steel structures used to increase floor
area within industrial, commercial and retail units. The floor space
created can be used for a vast range of activities including bulk
storage, racking and shelving, production space and for the creation
of office space.
The floor design needs to take account of the specific use of the
floor and especially any high loads which may be placed on the floor
area. Storage Logic have many years of experience in the design
of all types of floors from light duty storage and office space
through to special purpose floors for heavy plant and machinery,
access gantries and maintenance platforms.
The floor structure typically consists of steel box section columns
supporting universal beam sections. ‘C’ section steel
joists span between the beams, normally running in the depth of
the beam to minimise floor depth but can also be oversailing where
cantilevers are required to reach over obstructions or into recesses.
Decking is fixed to the joists and the installation completed with
accessories including stairs,
handrails and pallet gates.
High density particleboard (often referred to as chipboard) provides
the most common and economical decking, providing a strong and durable
flooring which can be supplied with a variety of surface finishes
- anti-slip and cleanable surface being the most common. Other decking
types include steel patterned plate and open steel grating which
provide very durable flooring whilst also incorporating anti-slip
Each mezzanine floor is specifically designed to suit the individual
requirements for floor height, loadings and column positions. The
design is usually a balance between the desire for minimal columns
with the loads imposed on the floor slab.
Storage Logic are dedicated to ensuring that construction is carried
out safely and efficiently at every stage.
Nedcon manufacture a system of cold-formed profiles and connectors
which can be used to construct floor structures. Please contact
us for more information on this system.
For further information on a number of related topics, click on
the links below…
The installation of a mezzanine floor normally requires approval
under Building Regulations, involving the provision of information
relating to the structural design of the floor as well as site specific
details such as the floor slab design and fire strategy. Storage
Logic have extensive experience of dealing with these types of application
on behalf of our clients. Click
here for more information…
Most floors also include accessories such as staircases, handrailing
and pallet loading gates. Click
here for more details of these products…..
To comply with the Building Regulations, fire protection to the
floor structure is frequently required. Click
here for more details….