Mezzanine floors can often be costly, so it is essential to understand the factors that determine total costs. In recent years, installing a mezzanine floor space has become an increasingly common feature in Australian warehouse and factory construction projects. With a greater depth in research and development into new mezzanines, many options are available to meet individual business needs.
This article presents an overview of factors to consider when choosing a mezzanine and provides the average square metre cost for the East Coast of Australia.
Type of Mezzanine Structures
Choosing the proper structure is your first point to work out – Below is a list of different types of Mezzanine Floors:
Structural Mezzanine Floor
A freestanding mezzanine platform supported by columns and beams, fully independent from the building’s main structure. It is designed individually for a warehouse to accommodate the type, quantity, and weight of inventory being stored.
Longspan Supported Mezzanine
A durable storage system ideal for parts and equipment. This is fully customisable to suit your needs.
Pallet Racking Supported Mezzanine
A flexible storage system providing a custom racking solution for bulk goods and/or small parts.
R3000 Supported Mezzanine
Using the benefits of the R3000 Shelving System, this type of Mezzanine becomes a highly versatile modular system where high-density storage can be achieved.
Size and Design layout
When designing, consider the size of the overall structure and the amount of space it will occupy. The floor space needs to be accessed to confirm where the pallet gate would be positioned, along with the staircase. Also, remember that this extra flooring space should be enough to fit whatever items you plan to have stored, so it is vital to map out the layout precisely. If you are unsure how to best plan your design, Storeplan can assist you with this. The deck width and length of a mezzanine play a prominent role in the final cost. The larger the deck, the more materials are required to construct it; therefore, the longer it takes to complete, increasing the build cost.
Floor Materials used
To satisfy varying flooring requirements, numerous types of floors are available for installation. These include chipboard, mesh-grid, plywood, and fully prefabricated concrete slab. You will also need to consider if the floor requires to withstand high traffic (offices) or heavy pallet trolleys. These factors will influence the overall cost of the build.
Safety and Installation
Mezzanine flooring also comes with inherent risks to people walking on it. Safety guardrails and staircases are required by law. While the safety features needed will vary depending on the specifics of your facility.
Below is an indicative pricing guide (per square metre) for a Mezzanine Floor within New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
0-80m2 = $560/m2
80-150m2 = $470/m2
150-300m2 = $390/m2
300-500m2 = $370/m2
Given the factors affecting the price already mentioned above (including site location and labour to install etc.), it is quite tricky to evaluate what a specific mezzanine installation will cost before a detailed investigation of your needs is made.
At Storeplan, we understand the question isn’t just “what is the cost of a mezzanine floor? but “How cost-effective and beneficial will a mezzanine be for my business?”
Our team of experts work with you to ensure that when you decide to obtain a mezzanine floor, the construction is designed to meet your company’s specific needs.
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