Frequently Asked Questions

Are there other names for a mezzanine floor?
Yes, a mezzanine floor is often called mezzanine platform, mezzanine, platform, first floor, loft or warehouse floor.
What can a mezzanine floor be used for?
Basically a mezzanine floor can be used for any store such as bulk, pallets, and boxes, actually the application possibilities are unlimited. However, it must be taken into account that a floor can carry a maximum point load, and of course the reduced access by the altitude.

Yet these problems are also easy to overcome because a mezzanine floor can perfectly combined with a conveyor.
Anera B.V. has over one million square meters of mezzanine floors built, which results in having a lot of experience in many different industries and applications. For some examples, we refer you to our references.

How is a mezzanine floor put together?
Our mezzanine floors consist of a self-supporting steel structure. This means that the structure is independent of the building structure, so there are fewer requirements for the renovation and therefore constructive no limitations. The columns are connected to the main beams, between the main beams are secondary beams. On this frame of cold-formed steel sections is a wooden floor, on which your goods are. The floor is provided with a staircase and pallet transfer systems for accessibility, and a handrail at the open sides of the floor for safety.
What are the requirements for a mezzanine floor?
It is possible that you need a building permit for the building construction stage. Anera can provide you with a static calculation according to recent current guidelines and building codes. The Anera steel construction stage corresponds to the professional association rules for safety and health at work. That is, we consider the minimum vertical clearance above and below the floor, the maximum escape routes and applicable regulations. Our staircases and railings are consistent with the applicable European standards.
Should a mezzanine floor be inspected?
The inspection of a mezzanine floor is required by law. When completed, the mezzanine floor is inspected by the inspector of our company. For this we are connected and certified by the Dutch association BMWT. However, you remain responsible for the safe use of the floor, and you must also express the rules clearly to your staff. In the use phase, we can inspect your floor on request.
How much does a mezzanine floor?
Because there are many variables for the determination of the price, this is difficult to say. The price will depend on the difficulty of the project and loading capacity. This is because at heavier mezzanine floor stronger and thus more material must be used. The price for our mezzanine floors is on average between 50 and 150 euros per square meter.
To create additional storage in the existing warehouse a mezzanine floor will always be much cheaper, regardless of size and price, than new building or renovation of an existing building. This is mainly because you are will use the existing space in your warehouse and because it is a light and moreover removable structure.
In addition, a mezzanine floor can be realized much faster. Our mezzanine floors can be supplied within 3 weeks after order and assembled! This is partly due to the rapid production and assembly time of our building system.
What about accessibility and safety?
To reach the mezzanine floor, the floors are equipped with a staircase that meets the legal requirements. Goods can reach the floor pallet by means of pallet transfer zones, or by a transportation system. Along the open side of the floor is provided a handrail which again meets the set requirements.
Is every warehouse suitable for a mezzanine floor?
Basically, there are no technical obstacles for the placement of a mezzanine floor in your warehouse. A mezzanine floor offers more options than a standard concrete floor. First, a mezzanine floor is easy to assemble by hand, so there is no cranes are needed. In addition, the mezzanine floor exists of small components, so that the materials can be moved in by a normal overhead door.
Our mezzanines can also be equipped with several levels. In addition to these advantages, a steel construction stage is easy to remove, which is advantageous if you want to sell your property. The only limitation is the size of your building itself.
What is the maximum load capacity of a mezzanine floor?
The minimum capacity of our flooring is 250 kilograms per square meter at a uniformly distributed load. Our construction can continue up to more than 2,000 kilograms per square meter, depending on the applied profiles. However, there must be considered the maximum load point if you want to place for example shelving on the mezzanine floor. For specific questions about this subject, please get in touch with one of our engineers.
Can be driven on a floor with pallet lifters?
Yes. Or pallet lifters must meet certain conditions. So they must have at front and rear double rollers. Furthermore, the pallet lifters will have a lower maximum load, depending on the applied profiles and decking. For specific questions, please contact us personally.