mezzanine with floor below used for storage purposes

Coronavirus And The Drive For Warehouse Space

The popularity of online retail has been driving an increase in the need for extra warehouse storage space for years but recently the drive for space has been supercharged by the Coronavirus pandemic.  Even before Covid hit, Brexit stockpiling in the UK had made the need for extra space important across many industries.  Online retail is expected to experience double digit growth for the next 5 years especially in the fast moving consumer goods space.  Warehouse and storage mezzanines can allow companies to maximise their existing footprint without having to source expensive additional units.  Since the start of 2020 online sales have increased by over 20% accelerating the shift away from traditional high street retail.  Logistics real estate was reportedly up 111% in 2020 compared to 2019.  Amazon and other large companies have been responsible for a large proportion of this growth but smaller companies are also starting to increase their footprint.  Here at Doity we are happy to give free consultations on how you can maximise the use of any space with our years of experience with mezzanine floors and warehouse platforms.  Knight Frank analysed the market and estimate that online retail could drive a need for 92 million square feet of storage space in warehouses over the next 3 years. Read more

an image of a storage platform in use

It’s likely that you’ll have come across the term ‘mezzanine floor’ before, but what exactly are they? In this blog post, we’ll explore both what a mezzanine floor is, why they’re so popular, some of their benefits and common applications for them.  Read more

Converting your existing warehouse into a comfortable office space is a large task for any company, regardless of size, as there are a lot of things you’ll have to take into account. In order to give you a hand with these, we have created this short guide on what you’ll need to consider.  Read more

Mezzanine half used for an office space with epoxy flooring

While it’s true that mezzanine flooring is cheaper than a complete warehouse relocation or rebuild, it’s still a significant investment for the company and their premises. That’s why you want to make sure it’s done to the highest quality the first time around. Thankfully, mezzanines are semi-permanent structures that can be altered to suit changing requirements accordingly, however a good foundation is required.  Read more