The corporate world is changing rapidly. There is a constant need to improve day-to-day operations to increase efficiency and productivity. In fact, it’s a battle just trying to keep up – especially as the pandemic has had such a significant impact on the way we work. Mezzanine floors been a great way to create extra space for many years. It’s that “Billy Bonus” – the unused space above your head that can be used for a multitude of uses. But – could this space-creating-beauty also be the simple solution businesses need to achieve greater productivity?Let’s look at how a mezzanine floor installation could be the key to productivity that you’ve been looking for.
Mezzanine flooring is very commonly used in corporate spaces, factories and retail shops to increase production space or to create additional storage areas, meeting rooms or communal zones. As companies grow, whether that be employee headcount or production equipment (or both!), the impacts that a lack of space can have can be a big challenge to overcome. From day-to-day operations to health and safety regulations, a limited workspace comes with its frustrations, but not every business is aware of their own workspace potential and the time and money they could save with a mezzanine floor installation. (Don’t worry – we’re always on hand to show you how).
If you run out of floor space, look up!
A mezzanine floor is an additional level installed in a building to provide more space, but it does not extend over the whole of the main floor, just part of it. It’s no secret that industrial space is expensive, but by installing a single or multi-tier mezzanine you can significantly increase your storage or production space without the fuss or hefty cost of moving premises – when a mezzanine is used for warehouse or storage purposes, it does not normally attract increased rates.
We’ve been installing quality mezzanine floors in a variety of industries for 25 years and in that time we’ve seen no end of uses and configurations. We’ve even added conveyor systems and lifts to access the additional levels, meaning our clients can virtually double (if not triple!) their floor space!
Why move if you don’t have to?
So we know that a mezzanine floor can double your workspace for a fraction of the cost of relocating, but how is a mezzanine installation of any benefit to your business? Good question! Mezzanines are installed to maximise unused vertical space, providing additional room above and below, and can be built free of existing structures to address the most common space issues including:
- Manufacturing – avoid the need to cram packaging and storage onto one level and instead streamline your operations to manufacture products safely and efficiently across different floors – with a separate office area to manage the logistics too.
- Distribution – with the popularity of online shopping on the rise, distribution industries can increase their operational workspace, enabling them to take in more products to, in turn, boost profits.
- Retail – it’s not just the productivity of back-office teams that can improve with a mezzanine floor, customer facing industries including DIY and furniture stores or homeware and car showrooms can reap the rewards too. Within retail outlets, a mezzanine floor offers a private space for customers to browse products and/or liaise with sales team members away from the shop floor helping to increase sales.
- Offices – there’s nothing worse than working in a cramped and crowded office and it will no doubt restrict the productivity and satisfaction of your employees too. By installing a mezzanine floor, you can instantly inject a contemporary, open plan feel into your office and give your team the space they need to work at the optimum level.
A simple solution
Typically speaking, no formal planning permission is required to install a mezzanine floor. And speaking of installation, a mezzanine doesn’t take long to install either. In fact, depending on your business requirements, Cubex Contracts can install a mezzanine floor in just one day so you’ll be back to work in no time!
With clearly defined, designated areas, your workforce can fulfill day-to-day duties without encroaching on one another’s space. You might even find that with another floor, you are able to increase your employee headcount to further support your business’ productivity and in turn, increase your return on investment (ROI).
From storage space to production areas and additional meeting rooms to customer-facing showrooms, a mezzanine floor could be your simple solution to increasing your floorspace and, ultimately, increase productivity.
Adapting your existing office space can save both time and energy compared to the huge list of tasks and the massive upheaval (let’s not even touch on costs) associated with moving entirely. Adding another level into your existing space can virtually double your workspace, ultimately improving the business’ ways of working, employee efficiency and company revenue.
If your commercial space needs are changing and you’d like to discuss how a mezzanine floor may work for you, get in touch with Cubex Contracts today and our creative design team will find the right solution for you.