Mezanine Floor Regulations
Mezzanine Manufacturing Company Ltd have over 40 years experience in the design, manufacturing and installation of all types of mezzanine floor. We have our own in-house technical team of qualified draftsmen, contract mangers and structural engineers, who are all on hand to guide you through the appropriate regulations.
A mezzanine floor can have a wide range of applications suited to different industries. As a result a number of building control factors need to be taken into account. Sometimes these include planning permission and fire control regulations. Mezzanine Manufacturing guides you through these daunting processes, allowing you to concentrate on running your business.
Our industry accreditations speak for themselves, as do our list of very prestigious customers. We offer a professional service with the best in the industry knowledge and experience. We can work to your architects and engineers plans if provided, or we can undertake our own site survey, to design you a specific mezzanine floor.
Mezzanine Floor Building Regulations
Mezzanine floor structural design must comply with BS 5950-2000
Engineering calculations need to be prepared and submitted to Building Control, in order to prove that the floor is designed to support such weights. Calculations also need to be made regarding the concrete slab that the structure will be placed on. This is all part of Building Regulations.
Mezzanine floor safe access & evacuation
Fire regulation requirements are also part of Building Control. If a mezzanine floor is over a certain size or percentage of your premises, Building Regulations require it to be fire rated. Our fire insulation teams are experts at fire compliance. We can often save you valuable time and expense, by having our design team take into account certain specification approval, prior to construction.
Mezzanine floor Disabled Discrimination Act
The DDA also requires regulations to be met regarding access and egress from a mezzanine floor. We can advise you on all of theses matters to gain Building Regulations approval.
Mezzanine floor planning permission
In most commercial and industrial applications, mezzanine floor planning permission is not required. But in retail settings it may be needed, if the external look of the building surrounding a new mezzanine floor is to be changed. Or as a result of the changes being made create additional vehicular traffic.
Mezzanine Manufacturing Company Ltd use independent mezzanine floor Building Control Inspectors, who advise you on compliance of such regulations. This avoids a lot of wasted time by going to the Local Authority Building Control Department. These expert mezzanine floor inspectors provide preliminary approval and liaise with all relevant local authorities including the fire officer.
Guidance Source: Planning Portal