What you need to know about installing a mezzanine

When looking at the cost associated with installing a mezzanine floor it varies depending on whether or not the floor will require fire protection (commonly known as “fire rating”).

If you are unsure check below against Part B of the Building Regulations which explains that one-hour fire protection must be installed to the underside of the floor if any of the following conditions are present.

  • The mezzanine will occupy more than 50% of the building floor.
  • The size of the door is greater than 20 metres in either direction or the overall area exceeds 400 square metres.
  • The mezzanine is intended for office or production use, where personnel will continuously be working on the first floor.

As a general rule mezzanines used just for storage do not require a fire rating. However, if you are still unsure or what to discuss your specific needs with an expert feel free to get in touch today.

This fire protection comprises of fire rated ceiling tiles fitted to a suspended ceiling below the floor, it also has one-hour fire rated fascia running along all exposed edges combined with fire rated castings which are fitted to the mezzanine support columns. Depending on your preferred look fascia and column castings are available in both galvanised or white polyester finishes.