One of the most popular search phrases related to mezzanine floors, is “how much does a mezzanine floor cost?” The question is valid; no one wants to start planning a project without knowing the budget. Some mezzanine flooring companies provide a cost calculator, where a prospective client inserts the mezzanine measurements and a price estimate is given.
WSL urge caution when using these calculators. They may be able to give you an estimated price for the amount of steel that will be used to build a basic structure; but once all additional details are taken into account, the actual price could be many multiples of the amount suggested. Therefore a calculator widget is unlikely to give you even a vague idea of eventual costing.
The best way to get an accurate cost for your proposed mezzanine design is to book an appointment with a member of WSL’s highly experienced sales team. Each team member is specially trained in order to arrive at an accurate figure for your mezzanine floor, taking into account all of the issues below;
What weight will the mezzanine support?
A mezzanine that will be multiple tiers, or be used for storage will require a stable foundation underneath. This may require excavating down to the bedrock and piling in order to ensure a firm foundation. A mezzanine carrying a large amount of weight may need a deck that is more substantial than the standard 38mm HD particle board. There may also be a necessity for additional primary or secondary beams. WSL engineers can produce a design to take almost any weight.
Access requirements will vary depending on usage. A storage floor may need goods lifts or pallet gates. A retail mezzanine generally requires stairs for the general public, as well as lift access.
A number of building, safety and fire regulations need to be taken into account for every building project. Regulations will affect the number and type of access routes and whether you need fire cladding, sprinkler systems and fire barriers.
The size of the mezzanine
The height, depth and width of the mezzanine will need to be taken into account, as well as the number of tiers you would like. You will also need to think about the column grid supporting the mezzanine floor. Columns that are further apart mean that there is more access underneath the mezzanine, but the heavier steel required to hold the extra weight may make the project more expensive. Columns that are closer together may make the project less expensive, but the multiple columns may make free access more difficult underneath the mezzanine.
The team will take into account any additional features that you require. WSL can supply and install staircases, lifts, electrics, fire safety equipment, barriers, insulation, and lighting – and all to any specifications that fit within your budget.
Any special installation requirements
WSL are experienced at ensuring all work is carried out with minimum disruption to the working environment. This includes working quickly, as well as, in some cases working through the night; for example in retail mezzanines, so that the store can stay open during the day.
The total project value?
The cost involves all the varied and complex issues mentioned above. The WSL sales team works closely with the design and manufacturing teams to ensure that they can give each prospective client a highly accurate estimate based on their individual requirements and circumstances, as well as offering advice on aspects of the design that the client may not yet have thought of.
The quote is free, with no obligation to go ahead with a project, meaning that you can get an accurate price before you start to plan. The sales team can visit you within one or two working days, turning quotes around swiftly so that you can get your project off the ground as quickly as you wish.
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