If you are running a warehouse, no matter what your industry happens to be, there is a good chance that you’re always looking for more floor space. The obvious answer, of course, would be to simply buy more property and expand your warehouse, but this isn’t always feasible. There are monetary constraints to consider, of course, and you must also think about the time it would take to achieve such a feat. Even if you aren’t a huge fan of shortcuts, there are some that you will certainly want to take in order to give yourself a clear advantage. In this case, we’re going to talk about combining the two most obvious shortcuts in the industry and making them work well for you. We are speaking of course, of mezzanines and modular buildings.
What are Modular Buildings?
Modular Buildings are simply those buildings that can be inserted anywhere, and are essentially what one might consider to be ‘self contained’. This means they can be set up and remain independent, even if they are connected to an existing power grid. Oftentimes these buildings are used as storage, for offices, and in some cases, as cleanrooms within a building. Modular buildings are loved for their versatility and their ability to meet any needs, which is why they are so sought out, and are usually welcome additions to any company.
What are Mezzanines?
Mezzanines are perhaps the second most used space saving/adding innovation in any industry and you have no doubt seen one before. Generally, they add a second ‘floor’ to any room without making any sort of structural commitment. In essence, a typical steel mezzanine is platform with a set of stairs, the size of which is determined by the individual building or buying it. In other situations, these additions can be built directly into the building without taking away from or adding to the structural integrity of the building, but the steel variety is definitely different. Some of the most popular uses for these structures are storage, overviews of a factory floor, and several others.
By themselves, these two buildings certainly get the job done, but have you ever considered combining the two? It might sound like a bit of a revolutionary concept, but you can be rest assured that it has been done before, and met with colossal success! There are many reasons to combine the two, and we will discuss that in the next section.
Combining the Mezzanine and the Modular Building
What we have here is the ability to place a mezzanine wherever you happen to need it within your warehouse, which gives you not only a space saving modification, but also an overview of your entire warehouse. Now, placing a modular structure atop it will give you a completely enclosed area which you can easily expose to climate control, sound proofing, etc. It will be a completely separate office type structure within your existing warehouse, and it will be far cheaper than actually building it yourself. Prefabricated structures within a warehouse or building are a great way to make sure that you save money while adding a structure that is proven safe. Can you think of any better way to save money while increasing your earning potential?
As always, when you are searching for this manner of building, you should make sure that it fits your specific needs. One of the most sought after feature in a modular structure, as you probably know, is fire proofing, and this is especially true if you happen to work in a building where fire hazards. In addition to that you need to consider the size of the building along with the placement of the entrances. These are just a few things that you will need to think about, but they are, perhaps, the most important things.
If you cannot find something that meets your immediate needs, then you might want to consider custom mezzanines, which can be delivered according to your specifications. In addition to that, you will want to consider just how you would like the delivery process to proceed. As always, you can choose to perform the construction tasks on your own, or you could have the two buildings erected by professional and certified experts. Either way, you are sure to find yourself with an outstanding solution to your space problems as well as your management problems.