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Existing Mezzanine Floor Alterations: What To Consider

Existing Mezzanine Floor Alterations

If you’ve got an existing mezzanine floor and are thinking about making adjustments to it, we recommend doing your research as well as consulting a professional. With mezzanine floors, there are so many features that you can customise depending on what you are using it for, which industry you’re in, what kind of goods, equipment, and machinery you’re handling, and user needs. Whether your needs have changed or you’re wanting to alter your mezzanine for any other reason, you’ll be glad to know that almost anything is possible. 

Common mezzanine alterations

There are many different modifications you can make to an existing mezzanine such as:

  • Change in use  
  • Adding more tiers
  • Extending mezzanine floor 
  • Moving entry point 
  • Changing mezzanine structure
  • Changing staircase 
  • Changing floor material 

Things to consider when altering your mezzanine

Is the floor load capacity suitable for the change in use?

If you’re thinking about altering your mezzanine for a new purpose, one of the most important things you should consider is whether the floor can still support the new weight load. While this is not something you can change, it will affect the safety and stability of the mezzanine floor so you should consider it. Think about whether the floor can support the amount of staff on it, equipment, machinery, and any additional features you may be planning to add.

Is the mezzanine going to be there long term or permanently?

If you’re considering making modifications to your mezzanine, ensure that you plan on having the floor in the long term or at least that it’s adding value to your business. While it’s not difficult to make alterations to your mezzanine, you may as well get the most value out of it if you are adding to your investment.

Does the alteration affect the safety and convenience of mezzanine use? 

While this is something that professional mezzanine builders should be aware of anyway, when you are thinking about alterations, make sure that whatever you’re adding, removing, or replacing doesn’t affect the safety, stability, and convenience of the floor.

Does the change still keep the mezzanine compliant with building standards?

Another thing that you need to keep in mind is that any modifications to your mezzanine should still keep it compliant to mezzanine building standards, this is for safety, insurance, and legal reasons. Just like all the other considerations we’ve mentioned, speaking to a professional mezzanine will ensure that your mezzanine is safe, compliant, and best meets your business needs.

Whatever you’re thinking of modifying with your mezzanine, we recommend that you consult with an expert before doing so. This will ensure that it’s safe to do so and it’s the right thing to change to suit your needs. 

Learn more about mezzanine floor alterations from Heighton

If you want to know more about what kind of alterations you can make to your mezzanine, how much it would cost, or have any other queries, we would be happy to answer them. Get in touch with the Heighton team and we can discuss your project to find the best solution. 

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