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Mezzanine Floors Working for You

At Advantage UK, we understand the importance of high quality flooring. As the foundation of an entire building, this aspect is highly responsible first impressions. High quality, clean and practical flooring is a vital part of any enterprise today and we can certainly help.

To ensure every mezzanine flooring project we have fitted for the last two decades goes according to plan and stays on budget, we have a specialist system in place. 

The process starts with planning

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One thing we never do at Advantage UK is rush into a job. Initially we will sit down with you making sure we agree on the aims of the project moving forward. After this, we’ll go through a full site survey ensuring everything is in place for a safe UK floor fitting exercise.

Once reviewed and agreed, we’ll create a concept design that can be used moving forward. This is made using CAD, and should ensure an accurate, authentic finish to the concept.

Everything is thought of beforehand

technical drawings for mezzanines

When installing any kind of flooring, the most important factor stems from having trust with those involved. By giving you a full quote with no hidden fees or extra costs, we make sure you can trust us to give you a good deal upon arrival. Our team will then go through a full and thorough structural design, using AdvanceSteel software.

Once we complete this part of the process, we’ll be able to get moving with the next key phase of the process – working drawings. These will be given for full approval by yourself as well as building control. Once that is set in stone, we can get to work.

Manufacturing and delivery is simple

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At Advantage UK, we have a thoroughly planned out manufacturing process. Our team will get to work on the creation of your required product, using CAD/CAM state-of-the-art automatic punching and cutting equipment. We also use high end drilling to ensure throughout every phase of the project we have complete accuracy and precision. Our aim is to leave you with a mezzanine flooring solution that looks fantastic and is structurally sound.

Delivery and installation is straightforward. Once developed through a detailed planning series, we then go ahead and start delivering the installation of your flooring. If you need this to be handled outside of business hours, we will do so where possible. Upon completion, an in-house Approved Building Control Inspector will evaluate our handiwork. They’ll go through the entire project, ensuring everything is designed to the highest of specification.

Results leave you with mezzanine flooring of the highest standard. For more information, be sure to check out our service today. You’ll find our prices competitive and customer service, second to none. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

In the past, the concept of selling a product across to someone based outside of your local area was seen as a challenge. The cost of transit, delivery, and security meant that business was, for a long time, a local enterprise. Whether you were selling a crate of apples or some mezzanine flooring, you would have some trouble in being able to get it shipped further than a short distance away. However, in the last two to three decades, being able to ship goods cross-country or even cross-continent has become something that even the smallest of businesses can manage.

Today, though, with the rise of vast delivery systems and easy to use platforms for shopping, we can enjoy selling globally more than ever before. We truly are now in the digital age, and everything from storefronts to warehouses have become far more digitised.

For years now, companies have been using various storage options in their warehouses to make delivery even easier. Why, though, should your company look to follow suite? What bonuses does building a modern warehouse bestow on your business?

Keep control of your stock

forklift moving stock in warehouse

The challenge for most warehouses comes from being able to keep the best control of your available stock. This is a common issue, and it means that our stock is constantly being moved around. With a modern warehouse system, though, it’s much easier to track which items seem to have the highest turnover, creating a much better system of priority based on what is and is not selling.

This reduces wastage, minimises needless loss, and makes it much easier for you to know what is and is not selling.

Easier turnover of inventory items

One thing about making sure that your modern warehouse is effective s the fact it allows for swifter, easier inventory control. By having a fully visible stock inventory, you can know when you are carrying too much and/or too little. A modern warehouse management system allows for more accurate warehouse management, meaning smaller lead times, improved accuracy, and a reduction in the need to have quite so much safety stock.

Improve staff productivity

Another common bonus of using a warehouse management system in the modern era is that staff can get more down. Warehouses that aren’t easy to navigate or to locate key items means staff can lose motivation. If you give them modern systems that makes moving around the warehouse to find a specific product easier, then staff can get more done and thus improve productivity in the long-term.

Long-term growth

While your present warehouse might feel full and tapped out, modern premises can typically feel far more spacious and robust. They are built for the next decade-plus of scaling and improvement. This will mean that you can get a longer-term home for your business through a warehouse that feels much easier to control, stock, and navigate.

The end result is a much easier, simpler working experience for everyone who is involved in your operations.

Make the most of your business with a digitised warehouse

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From helping you to manage your data to reducing data and stock loss, modern warehouses offer efficiency far beyond what was previously possible. Regardless of what you stock and/or sell, this will ensure that finding Product X for Client Y will become so much simpler. If your sole aim is to help speed up operations and improve how things take place in your workplace, then building warehouses for the digital age makes sense.

The improvement in efficiency, safety, staff performance, organisation, and long-term potential is staggering. Why limit your business with an old-school approach to the management of stock?

With modern warehouse techniques and tools, including mezzanine floors, you don’t have to compromise any longer.

Once determined that mezzanine flooring is the most suitable way to increase space, there are certain elements required for consideration. This post highlights such necessary aspects whilst providing a good overview on getting the most from a mezzanine. So where do we start?

Begin with ‘Purpose’

It’s important to determine specifically where a mezzanine is to be placed and what it will be used for. For example, if you’re a retail outlet you’ll be looking to create more space to display items. The finished product needs to be functional yet look inviting. Overall results will need to be sturdy and long-lasting. 

On the other hand;

It may only be for storage making this solution highly cost effective. This particular type of mezzanine is more functional than aesthetic. This type of storage solution is perfect for many factories, warehouses and similar outlets and could even be the difference between moving premises and not. 

If neither of those are relevant;

Additional office space may be required with results offering a modern, stylish finish. Similarly to the above, a mezzanine can mean not having to move equipment and a dedicated team to a brand new workspace. Not only can a business easily expand it saves money along the way. 

Deliberate Design

You must determine exactly how much space is required to accommodate mezzanine flooring. Do you have the perfect design ideas already in your head? Are these thoughts actually feasible? Contemplate the people who will be using this new space and make sure access is straightforward for everyone. Do you have a lift available? 

But that’s not all;

Safety is paramount. You must inspect and comply with all the necessary fire safety guidelines. Ignoring these leaves a company in breach of Health and Safety regulations. Understanding mezzanine features is beneficial. These may include automatic fire detection, emergency lighting or fire walls and sprinkler systems. Escape routes must also be determined. 

And if all that’s not enough;

Envisage the temperature and remember heat rises. Correct levels of ventilation are necessary for everyone within a building. A stuffy environment can be responsible for reduced productivity whilst proving highly uncomfortable. Having considered the above factors it’s time to move forwards in creating the perfect mezzanine flooring addition to suit your requirements.

Our blog today investigated the benefits of mezzanine flooring. We will provide a clear definition, how mezzanine floors work and how they add value to businesses. 

What is a Mezzanine Floor?

Located between the main floors of a building, a mezzanine extends from one side but does not meet the other. Because it doesn’t stretch the entirety of the building area it is not considered a main floor. A mezzanine usually shares the same ceiling as the floor below. 

Now we have described this specific floor type, let’s take a look at some of the advantages. 

Increase Floor Space

The addition of mezzanine flooring means a company has the ability to create extra space without going down the extension route. The latter may require planning permission and can be a lengthy process. When a company requires space quickly and does not wish to move premises, mezzanine floors are straightforward and cost effective solutions. 

Ideal for Flexibility

An entire array of industries benefit from mezzanine floors. Using warehouses as an example, the needs of each space are unique. This style of flooring offers bespoke designs suitable to individual needs. Warehouses are given flexibility to ensure the creation of additional space. 

Workplace Productivity

The inclusion of an extra floor gives companies more space. Larger capacity is likely to decrease any clutter previously building up. A mezzanine installation in this instance increases efficiency due to the new space. Health and Safety gains a huge tick with accident risks lowered. Employees have the ability to go about daily tasks without disruption and in a more timely fashion.  

Long Term Solution

We’ve briefly mentioned how mezzanines work well in warehouses. We use this example due to the fast paced nature of the environment. During high demand, products will be ordered in bulk with storage essential. An extra floor in this instance provides a quick fix and when built properly, has the ability to last for many years to come. Mezzanine floors are a great way for warehouses to maximise storage capacity without having to investigate moving. 

Easy to Demount

Should the time arise when a move becomes absolutely necessary, mezzanine floors are easily deconstructed. They can be moved across to new premises and reconstructed once again. 

Mezzanine floors offer additional space in many locations across numerous industries. They are a cost-effective way of increasing both space and productivity.

Just because your pallets are higher and wider than standard does not mean that you cannot have a safety pallet gate. Here at Advantage, we specialise in non-standard requirements. We can offer ‘up and over’ pallet gates to accommodate pallets of 1300mm to well over 3000mm in width, depths in excess of 2500mm and heights from 1800mm up to 3000mm.

We also offer chequer wearplates to suit which will protect the mezzanine floor when pallets are loaded. They extend 1400mm deep on the topside of the floor with a 100mm lip to the front edge.

All our pallet gates are approved by Health & Safety professionals. They ensure that there is never an exposed edge when pallets are loaded and offloaded. ‘Sliding rail’ edge protection for loading pallets is no longer considered acceptable.

According to ROSPA, falls from height are among the most common kinds of accident involved with fatal injuries.

The gate components are delivered on pallets for you to assemble and install on site but we do offer an installation service within a 150 mile radius of Worcester, where we are based.

Just call a member of our team for advice and a free no obligation quotation.

A Swindon based tool supplier required a small mezzanine installation project with a much larger office build to complement.

Advantage designed, manufactured and installed a small infill mezzanine to adjoin an existing mezzanine structure with the intent to create an office across the span of the entire mezzanine area covering the existing and new mezzanine. This entailed ensuring the new mezzanine height matched exactly to the existing mezzanine to ensure a smooth transition which we successfully achieved.

Additional works included:

 

Our express shelving and racking products are great value and so easily installed. With a wide choice of different sizes and loadings, we are confident that there will be a product to suit your individual application.

All the shelving is manufactured using high quality materials with a hard wearing finish, so you can be sure they will stand the test of time.

Here are just some of the products we offer:-

Clicka Shelving

We believe this is the best value steel shelving system you can buy with bays from just £50.00 + VAT!

Clicka bays are available for delivery within 48 hours. No tools are needed to assemble the shelving The average time to install an individual bay is just 10 minutes and you will be amazed how easy it is to create massive storage areas.

Bays are supplied with 5 shelf levels and a choice of two shelf capacities.

The Clicka 175 is supplied with 8mm thick chipboard decking to hold loads up to 175kg UDL per shelf with a maximum bay load of 875kg. Bays are 1770mm high x 900mm wide and depths of 300mm, 450mm or 600mm. Clicka 175 bays with stylish all white uprights and shelf beams are now available with a delivery lead time of 5 working days.

The Clicka 265 is supplied with 8mm thick MDF decking to hold loads up to 265kg UDL per shelf with a maximum bay load of 1325kg. Bays are 1770mm high x 900 or 1200mm wide and depths of 300mm, 450mm or 600mm.

Clicka steel shelving is made in Europe and tested to the highest standards.

Rivet Racking

Rivet racking offers incredible value for money whilst offering amazing strength and rigidity.

Rivet racking bays are available for delivery in just 5 working days.

The system is easy to build with all parts being tapped together with a rubber mallet. Components are joined by inserting heavy duty rivets located on the beams into keyhole slots on the uprights. There are no nuts and bolts and the bays need no bracing allowing open access on all 4 sides.

There is a rivet racking bay to suit every application with a choice of heavy, medium and lighter duty systems in a wide range of sizes and with shelf capacities up to 600kg. Notched side beams are also available which can be used with tubes to create rails.

Beams and uprights are finished with a strong epoxy paint finish and the shelving decks are 15 to 18mm thick chipboard.

Contact us now to request a catalogue!

A Warehousing Distribution Centre located in Gloucestershire needed to double its storage space and chose Advantage to project manage and complete the job. Advantage’s services included the design and installation of:

Advantage has conducted the design, manufacture and build of a mezzanine covering 287sqm for an equipment supplier in Kidderminster. The project included the installation of fire rated protection to the mezzanine, together with electrical works and lighting to the underside of the mezzanine. 

Additionally, we reconfigured the existing partition offices to reflect the changing requirements of the business and built additional partition areas / store rooms under the new mezzanine. 

Advantage has designed a new shelving solution for a science-based supplement company in Worcestershire. As per the customer’s requirements, we maximised the layout for a large area of product shelving which was designed to improve the ability of pickers with order fulfilment.