How Much Does a Mezzanine Floor Cost?

Our clients frequently ask, “How Much Does a Mezzanine Floor Cost?” So, we created this mezzanine floor cost guide, allowing anyone to determine the rough overall cost of any commercial mezzanine installation. Be warned, there is no such thing as an average mezzanine floor; these prices are simply a rough guide. All mezzanine floor prices are in British pounds and cover non-domestic commercial mezzanine solutions.

How Much Does a Mezzanine Floor Cost?

Premier Mezzanines do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to costs. But you probably don’t need to spend as much on a mezzanine floor as you think! Mezzanine floors generally cost between £75 and £150 per square metre. In the next section, we will discuss the factors affecting your project’s final price, but first…

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Or, if you want to know the factors that impact the cost of a mezzanine floor, the following provides an overview of the work and costs involved in installing a mezzanine floor.

Mezzanine Floors! A Cost Effective Alternative

Mezzanine floors allow you to create additional floor space without having to extend or rent new premises. Mezzanine floors can also be used to create office space, storage space, or additional production space, as well as retail space.

1. Relevant Building Regulations Expertise

A thorough understanding of Building Regulations alongside expert design can reduce the cost of your mezzanine floor. This is because so many elements impact whether or not the final structure and scheme meet minimum requirements. In short, the company/expert you choose can have a massive effect on your finished costs.

2. Costs According to Required Finish

The costs will be greatly affected by the finish and intended use of the finished mezzanine. For example, a Mezzanine Floor with offices will require a high end finish and will be more expensive than a simple Mezzanine Floor for storage alone.

3. Steelwork Costs to Support Required Loading

The amount of steel needed to be erected will depend on the type of mezzanine floor chosen. For example:

A mezzanine floor for office space or light storage will usually be designed to take 350kg per square metre.

A retail mezzanine floor or one for medium storage will usually be designed to take 480kg per square metre.

In contrast, a mezzanine floor for heavy storage or production where machinery may be required may need 720kg per square metre or more.

4. The Size of the Required Mezzanine Floor

Generally, larger floors will cost more, but larger floors benefit from economies of scale.

For instance, a mezzanine floor’s columns and main beams are shared when the floor grows beyond the initial bay. Additional management and reporting requirements will be required for major projects under the Construction Design and Management Regulations.

5. The Placement of the Mezzanine Floor

The location of a mezzanine floor can have a direct and/or indirect impact on the cost; here are some examples:

Indirect Location Costs

Installing a mezzanine floor is faster and cheaper in a clear, empty area than in a crowded warehouse. Weekend work will also increase the floor’s cost.

In addition, our operatives are usually provided with welfare facilities like WCs and canteens on most sites. Where these are unavailable, they will need to be provided by you or factored into the project cost.

Direct Location Costs

A mezzanine in the middle of a building would require handrails on both sides. On the other hand, if it spans the entire length of a building, it would only require handrails on one side.

6. Will Fire Protection be Required?

It is reasonable to expect that fire protection will cost 35-40% of the cost of the mezzanine floor.

If Fire Protection is required, this can have a significant impact on the final cost of your mezzanine. So the question is, does your mezzanine floor require fire protection? As long as any of these apply, then yes:

  • if the mezzanine is used as an office or has permanent occupants.
  • if over 50% of a building’s space is encompassed by the mezzanine.
  • if the mezzanine extends more than 20 metres in either direction.
  • When the building has a sprinkler system that can extend below the mezzanine level, fire protection will not be required for the mezzanine.

This means that building control will ask for the floor structure to be fire protected to one hour.

To ensure the fire resistance requirement of one hour, a combination of materials may be used. These might include cladding on the columns, fire protection within the ceiling on the underside of the mezzanine floor, and panelling on the exterior.

Mezzanine Floor Finance

Businesses looking to expand and improve their facilities can use our financing option when installing a mezzanine floor. Leases and hire purchase options are excellent ways to invest in your new facilities without draining your cash flow. Our partnership with Bluestone Leasing allows us to offer various financing options; check out our finance page.

How Much Will Your Mezzanine Floor Cost?

As you can see, applying an exact price for your mezzanine floor project without a site survey and consultation is impossible, as various factors will affect the cost. We aim to provide you with an approximate budget price as quickly as possible so you can decide whether to proceed.

Contact Premier Mezzanines today on 0117 325 4515. Or complete our online form to arrange a free on-site visit and get an accurate quote for a mezzanine floor for your business.