How to build a Mezzanine floor
How to build a Mezzanine floor.
Mezzanine floors arrive in knock down form and have to built on site. There are many different major components that are needed when building a floor, regardless of size. For Example some components are; beams, c section, stair stringers, steps, columns, cleats, flooring, nut and bolts, as well as cross bracing components.
With the large amount of components, and size they will be delivered on a lorry. Once at site the components are offloaded by an experienced mezzanine floor installation team, with the use of a fork lift truck our team are able to off-load the components swiftly.
The components are then sorted and the main beams will have the cleats bolted to them. Each main beam will have a number written on the side and by looking on the drawing the main beam position can be established . The main beam is fork lifted to its proposed position and lifted to the correct height enabling the columns to be bolted to the underside of the beam, its then held/ tied or fixed temporarily so the installation team can lift a second beam and then c section beams are bolted to the cleats so the the two main beams are fixed together , this process continues until the whole structure is built.
The columns are then checked to ensure they are plumb and then cross bracing is installed to give the structure it’s required design strength. The columns are then bolted to the floor. All the above installation is carried out via mobile scaffold towers. The installation team will then start installing the mezzanine flooring material which is normally 38 mm thick tongue and grooved particle board.
The team will have to start going onto the platform so we would have to ensure they carry out the installation safely, we may have to use mobile platform towers under the leading edge of the new flooring , or the team will ware harnesses or we would have to install netting to the underside which all will help to prevent any serious injury if any of the installers should fall off the platform. When the flooring has been installed we would then install the stair stringers , steps and bolt it to the new structure and the floor. Any handrail and loading gates are then installed.
The structure is then checked to ensure its level , all bolts tightened , it’s cleared of all waste materials, cleaned and loading signs installed. Then you are ready to use the new space, whether that be office space, warehouse or show room.
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