Sometimes a business premise runs to capacity and this is when a business owner might consider relocating. However, this can prove to be very expensive and this is the reason it might be a better idea to install a mezzanine floor in order to increase the working and storage space in your business premises. This can prove to be much more cost effective and at the same time save the hassle of moving. Let us look at some of the benefits of an extra floor in your business premises.
An additional floor can add a new dimension to your premises with the use of the redundant overhead space. This will give you the extra space that you need at a fraction of the cost of relocation. At the same time, if you outsource the building of this extra floor then your own staff costs will reduced to the minimum.
These extra floors are useful for more purposes other than storage. This additional space can be used to accommodate offices or to enhance the production space. A well built extra floor can be used for any of the following purposes:
The design of these extra floors can be suited to your specifications. If you have outsourced the building of the extra floor to a good design and installation company they will create a bespoke design that will meet your precise requirements. They will take into account things like site conditions, building regulations, safety and access while installing the floor.
Mezzanine floors can be multi tiered. If the height permits, a two, three or four tiered floor can be installed to get maximum space and this will be especially effective in ensuring a great return on investment if you plan to move from the premises.
If you are going to use the extra floor purely for storage purposes then you don’t need to obtain planning permission. For many other uses, building regulations and planning permission will have to be obtained. A good installation company will do all the paper work and leg work on your behalf and obtain these permissions. They will also first advise you regarding the cost effective use of materials which will be compliant with the regulations as well as suited to your requirements.
These extra floors can be designed to look wonderful. There is a wide range of colors, and designs that will make the staircases, gates walls and other elements look great. These elements can also be blended with the overall design of the company brand and internal décor. This is especially necessary if the additional space is going to be used as a showroom.
Installing an extra floor takes less time and causes minimum disruption to your daily activities. If you can provide your designer with detailed plans of space and your requirements, they will execute most of the planning off site. They will provide you the detailed drawings and calculations for approval and also advise you of the installation date well in advance. They will inform you about the time that the installation will take and will ensure that disruption is kept at the minimum.