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Install a Mezzanine Level to Make Sure the Upper Spaces in Your Warehouse Go to Good Use

By CVGiCanada Subscribe to RSS | June 1st 2012 | Views:

Simply put, a mezzanine is an intermediate floor constructed in between the main floors of a building. Mezzanine design often projects over the floor below it and is often close to the floor above it as well in the form of a low ceiling. To avoid confusion – a mezzanine is also known as an entresol. Mezzanine design taking advantage of the high ceiling in a warehouse can be especially useful, since if the warehouse's ceiling is high enough there will be plenty of ceiling room for the mezzanine and plenty of ceiling room for the part of the ground floor that is directly below the mezzanine as well.

Why Build a Mezzanine in a Warehouse?

There are lots of things you can do with the extra space provided by a mezzanine: you can use it as more storage space, as office space, as production space or as command and control, overseeing and inspection space, or a combination of these uses. Mezzanine design is a diverse discipline. One excellent possibility for high enough warehouse ceilings is a mezzanine design consisting of multiple levels, or multiple mezzanines, effectively. Mezzanines tend to lack inner walls as well, so they are open to the ground floor of a warehouse. Mezzanine design is flexible on this issue. Mezzanines always have some sort of railing for safety if there is no inner wall system. Solid floors are also often not necessary for mezzanines – a metal grate or heavy mesh may be sufficient for your needs, and would be less expensive, too.

Industrial Mezzanine Design

Industrial mezzanines such as those used in warehouses are often not originally planned and built into the building design, but are instead installed at some point after the building has already been built. This type of mezzanine design is generally only semi-permanent, with it often being the case that industrial mezzanines can be dismantled and relocated if desired. A warehouse mezzanine design would probable by composed of either aluminum, steel or fiberglass, though offices may have wooden floors on top of underlying structural material. Offices or production areas in warehouse mezzanine design are also sometimes placed underneath mezzanines on the first floor, since this area is out of the way of warehouse activity except for at entrances and exits and the mezzanine provides a ceiling, with the outer wall of the building providing a wall as well. Racks or shelves can also be installed onto or below mezzanine structures in industrial mezzanine design as high density storage areas.


Getting the mezzanine design right in your warehouse is important, but since mezzanines are usually interchangeable there is a certain degree of freedom allowed for testing. This is of course not the case for permanent mezzanines that are designed and built into the building during its construction. Building a mezzanine or assembling a prefabricated one in your warehouse tends to be less expensive than buying or leasing more warehouse space if your warehouse is running out of room. With good mezzanine design, your warehouse mezzanine will also go up quick and easy.

CVGiCanada - About Author:
Eaglesteelinc is a business dealing in the Metal Fabricators industry. Mezzanine design is quite a lot popular nowadays as long as safety is concerned. There are a lot of ways available by using which you can make your warehouse safe and secure. Choose the best design available to ensure your valuables remains safe and secure.

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