If your business has been in the same location for a number of years, you may find yourself running out of production and storage space. Some people’s immediate thoughts go to purchasing a bigger building with an increased capacity limitation. However, there are other, more affordable solutions, such as installing a mezzanine floor.
Vertical space is often overlooked in large industrial buildings, as business owners are often unaware of the opportunities that mezzanine installations can grant. With the right design, it may be possible to double up on storage space at an affordable rate when a mezzanine is installed in a building.
In this guide, we will explore what a mezzanine floor is and how the installation of one can save your business money.
What is a mezzanine floor?
A mezzanine floor is a warehouse structure that is typically made from steel, aluminium or fibreglass. It is used as an extra floor that sits between the base and ceiling, and only has to cover a section of the building.
There are both single-tier and multi-tier mezzanine floors that aim to maximise vertical storage space, and the addition of mezzanine stairs makes them easy to navigate. At Alfa Industrial, we are able to offer mezzanine installations with a broad range of flooring and complementary options to meet the space challenges of your building.
Save money with mezzanine flooring
For a business, costs are going to be among the biggest factors in your decision making process, and you are going to want to save money whenever you can. There are a number of ways that you can save money with the installation of a mezzanine floor.
Avoid moving costs
When a business runs out of space in their warehouse, the first thought might be to move to a new building, but this can be a costly solution. However, the installation of a mezzanine floor can solve this issue at a lower cost than moving to a new building. It is also a much simpler process that will result in less disruption and downtime for your business.
If you are interested in saving money on moving costs by installing a mezzanine floor, contact us today to receive a quote. We have a highly skilled set of engineers ready and waiting to install your mezzanine flooring whenever you require it.
Reduce energy costs
Energy costs are currently a major worry across the whole of the UK. Keeping costs to a minimum is the aim for the majority of households and businesses, especially during the winter season when the need for heating comes into play. This is even more relevant for warehouses, as they are not designed to be well insulated, which can lead to a lot of heat loss.
Installing a warehouse mezzanine can also help reduce the cost of energy for a business, as it helps create smaller workspaces that retain heat and minimise heat consumption, which in turn saves money on the bills.
Avoid additional CO2 emissions
The creation of additional spaces in your building means that you can avoid unwanted CO2 emissions. This will save energy as a whole and make your business more environmentally friendly as a result.
A mezzanine floor can also be installed with energy-saving factors in mind, such as light reflective surfaces and LED lighting. This will further increase your energy efficiency while further reducing your business’s carbon footprint.
Alfa Industrial mezzanine flooring and more
We at Alfa Industrial are one of the leading mezzanine floor suppliers, and we strive to achieve the best results no matter the job. Due to our expertise in mechanical installation, structural steelwork and other engineering services, we can design, develop and install a variety of mechanical systems, including conveyor systems and production lines, in addition to mezzanine floor installation.
For more information, please get in touch to discuss your needs and requirements, so that we can give you a personalised quote. You can also check out our case studies to see previous jobs that we have completed.