NSI have the required expertise to really know how to build a mezzanine floor. Our industrial mezzanine floors are modular in design which enables simple and rapid construction.
There are a number of factors to consider when thinking about how to build a mezzanine floor:
- Load – First is to determine the load that would be imposed when building the mezzanine floor and have a structural engineer calculate the steelwork required, and that the resulting load on your concrete floor is within design tolerances. NSI can do all this for you as part of our professional mezzanine floor installation service.
- Material – Second is determining the nature of the mezzanine floor construction. Typical materials for building the industrial floors is chipboard, either moisture resistant or standard, or for some heavier duty industrial mezzanine floors, an alternative material e.g chequer plate steel or steel mesh panels can be used.
- Use – Consideration will have to be given to planning the building of the mezzanine floor with regards to safe evacuation of personnel, what the mezzanine floor construction will be used for, and location of stairs, lifts, etc.
- Installation – You must also consider the ease of building a mezzanine floor construction, particularly the safety of anyone installing the floor and also the access to the location of build. Our installation service can resolve these problems for you. We are professional project managers and are experienced at knowing how to build a mezzanine floor in the most difficult of circumstances.
- Health & Safety – Protection of installers working at height on the floor and the use of the correct lifting and access equipment is vital to ensure the safety of the project. Two key areas of Health and Safety concern are the risk of falling from the “leading edge” as the decking material is laid and from the exposed perimeter of the floor before the handrail is fixed. NSI’s method of how to build a mezzanine floor, along with the use of skilled installers trained to work at height, offers peace of mind for anyone responsible for the safe installation of the industrial mezzanine floor. All of our teams are SEMA approved and we take guidance from SEMA on the most up to date methods and technologies.
- Future Proofing – Finally, it would be NSI’s strong advice to future-proof the design at the very outset – what would be the next stage in your mezzanine floor construction extension or other premises expansion, and how can we plan for that now?