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Benefits of Mezzanine Access Stair Installation
By Dan Matz
Aug 24, 2021
Estimated 5 minute read

This ErectaStep Mezzanine stair replaced an old, non-compliant ladder to access an upper level in a hospital located in Australia. This installation was assembled and installed by hospital maintenance personnel. Something they enjoyed doing because it was easy and didn't require special tools.

A mezzanine is a brilliant way to add more space to a building. Usually created in vaulted rooms with one or more open sides, industrial mezzanines are a great way to increase floor space without extending the footprint of the building. Building owners can use them for a variety of flexible uses, such as office space, storage, or even retail space. Mezzanines are also a great way to add natural light and ventilation to a room. A mezzanine is an excellent option if you are looking for a cost-effective way to add more space to your building.

Mezzanines are Modular and Versatile

Mezzanine construction possibilities are flexible as they can be built out of wood, steel, or concrete, and columns or beams usually support them. One of the key value attributes of mezzanine floors is that they can cost-effectively augment your existing workspace. A mezzanine floor is much more beneficial than a new building and keeps all your work production under one roof. Keeping all production operations in-house needs more space, and a mezzanine solves that dilemma. When designed and installed properly, mezzanine floors can be a great way to add extra square footage to your facility without going over the production budget.

A mezzanine floor can provide several benefits for your business. It can create additional storage or office space without moving to larger premises. Companies can also use it to create a more efficient workplace by separating different areas of their business. Mezzanine floors can also be an attractive addition to your premises and can help improve your employees' working environment. However, mezzanine floors do have some disadvantages. They can be expensive to install, and you must ensure that your premises can support the additional weight. There may also be planning restrictions that limit the height of mezzanine floors. Nonetheless, mezzanine floors can be a valuable investment for your business and bring several benefits.

Where Benefits Outweigh Disadvantages

When planning a major new feature for your office, retail or industrial space, consulting with an architect or designer is important to ensure your floor is structurally sound. That's especially true for something like a mezzanine floor, which can significantly impact the overall stability of the building. A mezzanine floor can be a great way to add extra space and flexibility to a room, but it's important to ensure it's designed properly from the start. By working with an experienced architect or designer, you can be confident that your mezzanine floor will be safe and strong. And if you're unsure whether a mezzanine floor is right for your space, they can help you explore other options like installing handrails and guardrails that might better suit your workers' safety needs. So when you're ready to add something new to your area, don't forget to consult an expert first.

With the easy integration of mezzanines into existing buildings, industrial designers or architects can incorporate them into the existing layouts of new buildings. When it comes to incorporating mezzanines into the aesthetics of a new building, architects often take advantage of different heights and volumes to create the perfect space for a mezzanine level.

The benefits do not end here -- the modular construction of industrial mezzanines also means they can be easily removed or reconfigured to suit the changing needs of your business. Mezzanine floors are also relatively low-cost and quick to install, making them an attractive option for many companies. In addition, mezzanine floors can be decorated and finished to suit your specific aesthetic requirements. Whether you are looking for a temporary or permanent solution, mezzanine floors are an excellent option for businesses of all sizes.

For example, a mezzanine level is ideal for a production floor with a double-height volume and a high-ceiling manufacturing floor. This type of mezzanine can overlook the space below and be used for various purposes, such as an added office, retail showroom, or storage space. So, if you're ever lucky enough to find yourself in a building with a mezzanine level, take a moment to appreciate the extra space it affords and think about how a designer incorporated it into the overall building layout.

When There's an Upper-Level Mezzanine, There Must be Stairs

Access to any upper-level floor is made possible with metal stairs. Other materials can also be functional, but most facilities prefer aluminum in industrial or outdoor environments because it is corrosion-resistant and lightweight but durable. Of course, these commercial stair systems need to meet OSHA standards to assist workers away from workplace fall injuries.

Whether you need industrial catwalks, mezzanine floors, or access stairs, Erectastep can provide customized options for any industrial or commercial facility. With OSHA-compliant and modular capabilities, you're guaranteed quality products trusted by industry leaders. Contact Erectastep now and ask our experts for any mezzanine or access stair solutions you need.





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