Quick Facts About Mezzanines
Learn more about mezzanines by reading through these quick facts!
Mezzanines are “made-to-order” engineered systems – they are not an “off-the-shelf” or stock item. Typically, delivery times are 8 to 10 weeks.
Not only does the mezzanine need to be engineered to handle the load, other factors like permits, fire protection (sprinklers) and lighting must be taken into consideration
Depending on the design factors mentioned above, a mezzanine typically costs somewhere between $30 and $100 per square foot
The best use of a mezzanine is as a “Storage Platform”, as this is the easiest way to obtain a permit. If there is a need to have offices or people working on the mezzanine there will be significant building code requirements which will add to the cost or perhaps even make the project untenable
The bigger the spans between columns (dictating the clear space below), the more complicated and expensive the mezzanine will be. Column spaces of 20’ or less are generally preferred, however larger spacing is possible, but floor loading must also be considered and footings may be required, which adds to the overall cost.
Sometimes other storage methods may achieve the space savings you are looking for at a much cheaper price – contact your 3D representative today to evaluate your space requirements and suggest the most cost effective storage solutions.