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Oracle Storage

Mezzanine Flooring FAQs

We have been designing & installing mezzanine floors for over 20 years, ranging from small single storey floors, through to large multi-tiered installations in warehouses, retail parks and outside structures. 

How much load will my mezzanine floor take?

Each mezzanine floor installation is individually designed to meet your precise technical. We specialise in maximising space, and as such can advise loading for static, and moving: storage and materials handling equipment for warehousing & storage and distribution centres, as well as manufacturing production sites, and office, leisure and retail premises.

Is your mezzanine flooring system demountable?

Yes. We don’t fix to buildings. Effectively a steel mezzanine platform is a reconfigurable solution and flooring system that gives you flexibility on leases to scale up and down in line with your operation’s technical and commercial needs and moves.

What kind of staircases, walkways, ancillaries and finishes do you offer?

We can supply all the staircases, walkways and ancillary products you need in a variety of finishes and colours to suit your budget and the use of your mezzanine construction.

What health & safety measures do you adhere to?

We take health & safety at work very seriously, and do everything we can to ensure a safe working environment for all our employees and contractors. We invest in training to promote safe behaviours at work, and implement the advice and best practice standards regularly delivered by our qualified, chartered health & safety professionals.

Are your mezzanine operatives fully trained?

Yes, every one of our experienced onsite operatives is fully trained in the installation of steelwork, mezzanine decking and ancillaries. All our mezzanine installers hold CSCS cards, fork lift truck and plant operation licences – and 1-in-5 operatives is trained in first aid.

What about building regulations? Who makes sure the mezzanine design, manufacture and installation is fully compliant?

We design, manufacture and erect the steel mezzanine and decking, but the planning application can be made either by us or you to a registered approved inspector. They will then respond with queries before submission to the local authority for approval.

Are your mezzanine floors fully compliant with structural steel design codes?

Yes, our structures and mezzanine deck are designed to the latest industry standards. They fully adhere to all relevant British and European codes. We comply with all relevant standards for timber, staircases and ancillaries, decking, seismic loads, as well as steelwork, fire and health & safety. Our mezzanine design calculations are suitable for any inspector or authority to check.

How much lead time do you need?

It depends on the type of mezzanine project. We recommend you allow at least four weeks’ lead time from the point of approval on an approved mezzanine design.

However, we’ll always try to offer more flexibility and reduce lead times where possible, please call call us to discuss your project and find out.

How quickly can you install a mezzanine floor?

A quick mezzanine flooring installation begins with good design and consultation. We pride ourselves on our ability to fully understand client needs, so we can deliver a mezzanine project on time, on budget and to the agreed quality standards.

We can tailor the installation programme to suit your needs, wherever your project is located. With our international network of over 250 qualified, experienced mezzanine installers, engineers and project managers we’re in the best position to deliver your mezzanine floor.

Which regions do you cover?

We deliver mezzanine projects across the U.K. and Europe. As we are ourselves based in Berkshire we can often provide same day free site surveys to BerkshireHampshireOxfordshire and being on the M4 and Paddington fast lines London is included in this.

What size projects do you work on?

We design, manufacture and install mezzanines of all sizes and levels of complexity. We are experts in delivering both small and large-scale mezzanines.

Increasingly, we are asked to deliver specialist vehicle storage mezzanines.

How quickly can you quote?

Our internal system enables our mezzanine design team to quote within a few hours. Our quotations are thorough and accurate, and we’ll identify cost savings in line with your exact commercial and technical requirements.

What information do you need to prepare a quote?

In order to provide an initial quote over phone/email all we require is the size of the mezzanine, the finished floor height, what the floor will be used for, number of staircases and if fire-rating is required.

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Will our ground slabs take the load?

If you are unsure about your floors construction our technical team can organise core samples to test strength.

Do I need to fire rate my mezzanine installation?

Not always, you will need to refer to building regulations. We can advise you on mezzanine floor fire ratings.