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FAQ’s about Mezzanine Construction

Is a site inspection required?

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.

How long does it take to install a mezzanine floor?

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.

What is the mezzanine floor installation process?

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.

What permits do I need to build a mezzanine floor?

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

Will the mezzanine installation cause disruption to my business?

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.

Do I need to alter the fire safety plan for the mezzanine floor?

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.

Do you provide an aftercare service?

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