How much does it cost to build a mezzanine level?
We are often asked to ball-park the costs and price to build a mezzanine floor. Therefore we have put together a guide to assist you in determining the estimated cost of building a mezzanine floor in each city and whether a mezzanine floor may be a good investment for your building.
An easy free and fast tool to use is the Heighton Cost Calculator
For a more accurate cost analysis read onwards.
For a more accurate cost analysis read on.
What is a mezzanine floor?
In short, a mezzanine floor is a second level floor raised above your working space. A mezzanine floor utilises the ceiling space above your production area or office area, making use of any wasted space in the ceiling cavity of the building.
Figure 1: Example of Mezzanine Floor
What does the mezzanine cost?
Prices for mezzanine floors are calculated based on the following factors including:
1. Your desired floor size
Below is a ballpark price guide for the following size ranges
0 – 60m2 = $550/m2 (estimated)
60 – 150m2 = $450/m2 (estimated)
150 – 250m2 = $380/m2 (estimated)
250 – 350m2 = $370/m2 (estimated)
2. Floor weight capacity
The standard floor weight capacity is 300kg per square meter.
The mezzanine can be built to hold in excess of 1Tn per square meter.
A safe estimate to calculate the cost of your mezzanine floor based on its weight capacity is listed below
300kg per square meter = refer to standard cost guide above
500kg per square meter = Floor size cost +10% on standard price guides
700kg per square meter = Floor size cost +15% on standard price guides
1000kg per square meter = Floor size cost +20% on standard price guides
Location is often a critical factor when calculating the estimated cost of your mezzanine floor. City locations are often lower cost due to availability fo specialised trades to construct your mezzanine floor. Remote locations often require travel and accommodation costs. Below is a guide to calculating your mezzanine floor cost based on your specific location:
All prices provided are an estimate and may vary depending on your needs.
In Victoria, the cost of a mezzanine floor starts from $550/m² for 0-60m², $450/m² for 60-150m², $380/m² for $150-250m² and $370/m² for 250-350m².
The price range of mezzanine floors in NSW begin at $495/m² for 0-60m², $405/m² for 60-150m², $342/m² for $150-250m² and $333/m² for 250-350m².
In Brisbane, Heighton’s cost of constructing a mezzanine floor starts from $605/m² for 0-60m², $495/m² for 60-150m², $418/m² for $150-250m² and $407/m² for 250-350m².
In South Australia, Heighton provides mezzanine floor prices from $550/m² for 0-60m², $450/m² for 60-150m², $380/m² for $150-250m² and $370/m² for 250-350m².
Remote (central NSW, QLD, SA,WA) + 10% on standard estimated prices.
4. Flooring Type
Different floor types can be used (ie. chipboard, structural ply, concrete compressed sheet, metal grid mesh) depending on the specific application and requirements of your floor. For example, the cost of warehouse mezzanines will be slightly higher as you may require a floor to withstand high traffic or heavy pallet trolleys, often the industry-standard flooring will not be satisfactory for this type of application and you will require a better quality flooring surface.
An estimated cost guide for your mezzanine flooring type is below:
Chipboard = refer to standard cost guide above
Structural Ply (F11) = Floor size cost +10% on standard price guides
Concrete Compressed Sheet = Floor size cost +15% on standard price guides
Metal Grid mesh = Floor size cost +15% on standard price guides
Figure 2: Example of Grid Mesh Floor
Figure 3: Example of Aluminium Sheet Flooring
5. Complexity of Installation
Installation is often overlooked as a critical factor to determine the cost of your mezzanine floor. The cost to install your mezzanine floor can often cost more than the floor itself in difficult applications and complex environments. A guide to determining the cost of your raised floor installation is below:
A clear area below, easy access to site = refer to standard cost guide above
Production area below, difficult access = Floor size cost +10% on standard price guides
Food production area below = Floor size cost +15% on standard price guides
Based on the above guides you can now calculate your estimated mezzanine floor cost by using the formula below:
Floor Size Cost + Floor Weight Capacity % + Location % + Flooring Type % + Complexity of Installation % = Mezzanine Floor Cost
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