Frequently Asked Questions

Normally you would require building control approval to install a mezzanine floor within a warehouse.

Building control and fire regulation apply to the installation of a mezzanine.

Generally, most mezzanine floors are designed to carry a load of 4.8 KN per metre squared.

An office can be built on a mezzanine floor but fire and building regulations would apply.

Generally 50% of a building can be converted into a mezzanine floor. Converting a greater area could lead to additional fire measures and additions to the rateable value of the property.

There are no limits on the number of floor levels as long as there is sufficient means of escape.

You can extend a mezzanine floor subject to building control approval.

The number of staircases depends on the size of the floor and what the floor is being used for.

A multi-tier mezzanine is generally regarded as a mezzanine with 2 or more levels.

The advantage of a multi-tier mezzanine is that it increases the storage or production level.

A review of your requirements would determine if a multi-tier mezzanine is the best solution to your storage and material handling needs.

If there is an existing sprinkler system installed in the building the greater travel distances can be achieved by installing sprinklers above below the mezzanine floor.

A core sample of the floor together with local authority drawings will determine if the floor slab can carry the load from a mezzanine floor.

You can add additional levels to a mezzanine. However, this would depend on the floor slab and design of the existing floor. This can be determined by a site survey.

You can buy a bespoke mezzanine from WPL.

A bespoke mezzanine is designed to suit the customer’s specific requirements and therefore not a standard construction.

Installation depends on size but generally a mezzanine floor can be installed over a short period of time.

You would need to notify the landlord if you make major modifications to the building.

A suspended ceiling is required if the mezzanine needs to be fire rated.

Lighting levels under the mezzanine floor would depend on the activities to be carried out.

Storage can be increased by the introduction of a mezzanine floor.

Production areas can be increased by the introduction of a mezzanine floor.

You can build an office above a similar office. However, the structure would need to comply with fire and building control regulations.

There is no maximum height for a mezzanine floor.

WPL plan and install mezzanine floors.

WPL offer a free site visit and consultation to establish the best utilization of your current facility.

Phone WPL for a free consultation/survey

Phone WPL for a free consultation/survey.

Phone WPL for a free consultation/survey.

Phone WPL for a free consultation/survey.

Phone WPL for a free consultation/survey.

Phone WPL for a free consultation/survey.

WPL are a nationwide company, based in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

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