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    The Benefits of a Mezzanine Floor for your Business

    Have you ever been at your place
    of work, looked around, listened to the multiple sounds and observed the
    varying activities in the workplace and wondered how to create a degree of
    separation, how to maximise productivity and employee satisfaction?

    Well, perhaps a mezzanine floor
    could be the answer to your problems. In order to entertain the possibility you
    will need an area with around 5 metres head height and you can begin to look into the idea
    of a mezzanine floor.

    Firstly, let’s take a minute to
    explain just what a mezzanine floor actually is. A mezzanine floor sits in-between the principal floors of a
    building and is therefore, not counted among the overall number of floors of
    the building itself, mezzanines usually have low floors and protrude rather
    like a balcony.

    From a purely financial point of
    view, mezzanine floors are great as they usually avoid the need for
    time-consuming planning permission applications and in addition to this as the
    mezzanine floor is freestanding and can be dismounted and relocated (another
    advantage) it is exempt from business rates, making mezzanine floors a great
    way to expand without adding to the rates bill. Another financial benefit of
    the mezzanine floor option is that they are inexpensive to install. You could
    be looking at as little as £75 per square metre.

    If you have reached that awkward
    stage in your business, like so many do, when you need extra space but cannot
    justify the costs associated with relocation or more significant expansion,
    then a mezzanine floor could be just the ticket. You can create extra space,
    more workstations and allow for more separation of distinct tasks to increase
    contentment in the workplace and productivity. You may even prevent the sort of
    accidents that lead to damaged equipment or injuries. In any workplace the
    ideal scenario involves distinct work spaces for distinct job types. Having
    noisy production related jobs share a space with office work can lead to stress,
    arguments and reduced productivity. Having a mezzanine floor affords the
    opportunity to create more office space and allow for some quiet places on the
    premises.

    Mezzanine flooring benefits from
    being very robust and allows for great weight per square metre ratios which
    means heavy and bulky equipment or inventory can be stored. There are also a
    tremendous variety of purpose-built mezzanine racking systems which can truly
    transform your mezzanine floor into a storage heaven. This can have a knock on
    benefit on your cost-effectiveness when ordering expendables as you can benefit
    from bulk discounts as you are able to store more. Mezzanine floors are not
    only removable as mentioned, but highly open to customization, allowing for a
    flexibility of space that is hard to come by in traditional extensions. This
    means that you can modify your mezzanine in months and years to come and even
    look into expansion or simply change things around as your needs evolve.
    Mezzanine floors are, as you have seen an excellent, adaptable, cost-saving
    expansion option that can really help your business to grow without excessive
    investment.