Mezzanine Floors are a perfect and very cost effective way of increasing floor space in your shed, garage or commercial building without the large costs of extending your structure or moving to a new premises with more floor space.
There are a couple of methods of adding a mezzanine floor, they are
- Attach bearers and joists to the existing frame.
- Install a free standing self supporting Mezzanine Floor.
Method 1 is generally fine if you are just planning your shed now and can allow for the extra load that a mezzanine floor might apply to your portal frame shed. If you have an existing steel building then you will want to consult the buildings engineer or a local engineer as to the suitability of your frame to support a mezzanine floor. Sometimes a light duty mezz floor can be installed to existing buildings without large modification to your buildings columns. If you need a floor to carry a large load the method 2 might be your best way forward.
Method 2 can be simple and easily achieved with a Spantec boxspan floor system. This system is designed and then supplied to your specific requirements.
For internal mezzanine floors for sheds, all you need to do is
- measure the internal clear space available for your floor, sketch this out…
- Decide where you can have posts and internal support posts (if required (depends on span)) and mark these on the plan.
- Decide on what the floor space is going to be used for, eg, storage and of what, office space, bedroom, lounge room, workshop, lunchroom, classroom and
- Submit all these details for a quote.
What would I get in a Spantec Boxspan mezzanine floor kit?
- Design assistance
- Bearers & joists
- Brackets & Posts
- Delivery to site
What would I need if I want to DIY?
- Bearers to connect to your column
- Joists to connect to bearers
- Additional posts if required
- Nuts, Bolts and Screws
- Maybe an engineer
- Bracketry if required
So whether you would like a pre engineered kit form solution delivered for your mezzanine floor or a DIY work it out yourself and buy the parts solution, both are available via the links above in the pictures or here – Spantec – or – DIY –