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Does My Warehouse Need a Mezzanine Floor?

Installing a mezzanine is a big decision, but get it right and you’ll revolutionise the space in your warehouse. At Doity, we’ve combined decades of experience and expertise in mezzanine flooring to answer the most frequently asked questions by warehouse managers and business owners considering a mezzanine floor installation. Here’s what you need to know before you give the green light. 

Does my warehouse have enough space for a mezzanine?

First and foremost, you need to understand if a mezzanine is going to help you maximise your functional warehouse space. Thankfully, due to the practical design of a mezzanine and the generic, box-shaped layout of most warehouses, the answer is almost always yes. A mezzanine helps you expand upwards without losing the space beneath. Once constructed, a mezzanine is strong enough to be used as additional racking space. Some warehouses have also adapted their mezzanines into office space, break areas, packing rooms and more. Doity can help you design your mezzanine layout to suit your warehouse needs.

Can I afford a mezzanine installation in my warehouse? 

Mezzanines are one of, if not the most cost-effective ways to expand your warehouse capacity. When you factor in the disruption and cost of traditional expansion, a mezzanine installation is a clear winner for most businesses. It can also help prevent growing businesses from needing to relocate to larger, more expensive premises. Look for a highly-rated mezzanine installer in your area that will offer a free site survey. This way you can explore the option of a mezzanine in your warehouse with no cost or obligation. 

Can my business cope with the disruption of a mezzanine installation? 

If your warehouse runs like a well-oiled machine, the thought of having contractors on-site building a mezzanine can be offputting. This often results in ‘build a mezzanine’ staying on your to-do list for far longer than it should. Here at Doity, we have managed to cut mezzanine installation time in half thanks to our unique Revlok mezzanine design. We can also adapt to your business by installing during quiet, often out-of-hours periods to minimise disruption. That way, your warehouse continues to run smoothly and your business isn’t disrupted. 

Do I need planning permission to install a mezzanine in my warehouse?

Most mezzanine installations don’t require planning permission. However, some warehouses will need to seek planning permission if the mezzanine increases the floor size of your premises, is used for office space or if the flooring is going to be used for retail and is greater than 200m². Thankfully, we’ve written a helpful guide that goes into detail about the regulations around mezzanine flooring. Whether or not your warehouse needs planning permission will be indicated in your no-obligation free site survey.

Are there reliable warehouse installation companies near me?

The good news is yes. Doity is a five-star rated specialist in mezzanines, camshelving and general fabrication. Our unique Revlok system is used by businesses in the UK looking for high-quality, affordable warehouse mezzanines with speedy installation. We are based in the North West of England (Greater Manchester to be exact) and work with warehouse managers and business owners throughout the UK to help them maximise their unit space. 

Get in touch today to discuss a free, no-obligation site survey.

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If you’re considering a mezzanine floor for your premises, get in touch with the team here at Doity Engineering. Our team are more than happy to discuss our products and solutions with you.

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