Mezzanine flooring can make a great addition to warehouses and factories because they significantly increase storage solutions in Australia. In other words, you’ll be able to hold more supplies, equipment and stock. This is good news for anyone that’s struggling to find room for their important bits and pieces and wants to better utilise their space. However something that many people overlook is how high a mezzanine floor should actually be. Want to avoid this pitfall? Check out this blog from the team at Erect-A-Rack and you’ll soon be well versed in all the key numbers.
Understanding the basics
In simple terms, mezzanine floors are intermediary floors that are installed between the main floors of a building. When used for warehouse and industrial projects, they are often semi-permanent and free-standing constructions that allow you to increase the amount of room that can be used for storage and other purposes. These designs are often made so they can be disassembled when no longer required, and the installation process is quick and easy to reflect this.
Keep in mind that you will need to consult with someone before installing mezzanine flooring in your industrial space. In some cases, however, a planning permit may not be required if the design is free-standing and not dependent on the base structure.
Information relating to mezzanine floor regulations (including minimum and standards heights) is listed below.
Mezzanine floor height regulations
It’s important to understand that mezzanine flooring must comply with the relevant Australian Building Regulation standards. This states that a mezzanine floor can be built in any room in which the ceiling is at or over 440cm, and the mezzanine floor itself must sit at least 210cm above the floor. The reason being that ticking these boxes will ensure safety and proper installation of the structure. Keep in mind that the above numbers relate to the minimum requirements, and that different builds will vary based on the dimensions of the specific site.
As with most structures, the load bearing capacity will vary between types and modes of use. In general, a mezzanine floor should be able to support 300kg per square metre. However remember to think about what you will be storing when planning for weight capacity – be it light products, heavy products etc. It’s always a good idea to reach out to an expert team regarding weight calculations so you can get the best design for your needs.
Storage solutions for warehouses and factories
Running out of space in your warehouse? Erect-A-Rack is a family owned and operated provider of storage solutions that customers look to with complete confidence. We can help with mezzanine floor systems, pallet racking system, guardrails and so much more. Get in contact with Erect-A-Rack today to find out more about how we can help you build the storage solutions that will take your business further!