FAQs about Mezzanine Construction

Yes as part of our process we will visit the site to determine whether your existing building structure is suitable or if not what additional works will be required. In addition, we will need to determine what engineering certificates and building permits/approvals will be needed to ensure it is compliant with all building codes.

On average, it takes two days to install a mezzanine floor. It also takes 1 – 2 weeks to arrange materials and have them delivered to site. As a general rule, we allow up to six weeks from placing your order to final completion and handover including engineers certificate. If building permits are required, it may take longer.

Step 1: We measure the job and have the engineering team visit the site to check the suitability of your building. The engineer will determine what load capacity mezzanine can be built and the appropriate post layout or whether concrete footings will be needed. 

Step 2: We will purchase all materials such as timber flooring, steel structure, and fabrication of balustrading, staircase and other components. 

Step 3: We arrange for all components to be delivered on site.

Step 4: The construction team installs the mezzanine floor and cleans the site. 

Step 5: The mezzanine floor is commissioned and final certification is completed by an engineer.

A building permit will be required if you receive planning permission from your local council.

Yes, if the mezzanine is being positioned directly over a production line and installed during your operational hours. We often install the mezzanines over the weekend or holiday periods to minimise any disruption. The installation time on site is generally only 1 – 2 days. We can also install the mezzanine after business operating hours to minimise disruption to your business.

If the mezzanine floor is large and your factory is large, the answer is most likely yes. A certified fire engineer will need to inspect your building and determine based on a range of factors such as your building type and its use. This inspection is organised as part of the planning permission phase.

Yes Heighton has services teams in each state providing 24 hour turnaround responses to all service requests.

Mezzanine flooring structures in Australia have to comply with the Australian Building Regulations. These regulations require that mezzanine levels can only be built in rooms where the ceiling is at or over 4.4 metres.

Mezzanine floors are custom-made, so the cost is determined by a lot of factors. As a rough estimate, the cost by span of building a mezzanine office is: 

  • Spans of 0 to 60m2 = $550/m2
  • Spans of 60 to 150m2 = $450/m2
  • Spans of 150 to 250m2 = $380/m2

The following factors should be considered when it comes to budgeting for the price of a mezzanine floor: the number of floors, sizes, access requirements, weight bearing, and regulations.

When used for office space and light storage, a mezzanine floor can support 300kg per square metre. However, a mezzanine floor that stores heavy materials and stock can be built to hold in excess of 1 tonne per square metre. 

Mezzanine floors are primarily used to provide more storage space above an office without compromising the floor space below. Building a mezzanine level enables you to use the precious space above that might otherwise be left empty and go to waste. Other examples of the use of a mezzanine floor include creating a double level to turn into office space or staff facilities. Because no two businesses are the same, the space for a mezzanine level will also be used for different purposes.