Is your mezzanine storage solution compliant with safety regulations? The P&D Projects team can provide a range of fire safety advice and services, ensuring that your additional floor complies with all relevant regulations.
A mezzanine is an intermediate floor in a building which does not extend over the full floor space, thus creating a partially open additional floor. This can be used for numerous different purposes, for example to provide an additional storage area or to create office spaces.
It’s also important to note that planning permission is rarely required for these free standing and demountable structures, making it a fantastic way to store additional items or to expand your office premises.
It is worth noting that not all mezzanine floors need measures to protect them from fire. For example, floors which are used for storage which occupy less than 50% of the room and are less than 20 metres in length don’t need fire protection.
However, intermediate floors which are in excess of 20 metres, or if they are used for office accommodation, they do require fire protection measures.
In order to satisfy regulatory requirements, your floor will have to be protected from fire in order to allow enough time for the area to be evacuated. In the event of a fire, regulations require one hour of fire protection; this providing ample time for people inside to vacate the premises and go to the pre-determined fire assembly point.
In order to provide this hour of fire protection, our team can provide the following products:
In addition to these products, we can provide professional advice with regards to what is required in order to comply with regulations. Also, our team can gain approval from an Approved Inspector in order to ensure that our specification complies with all relevant regulatory requirements.
P&D Projects can provide numerous solutions and services for intermediate floors in addition to fire protection. Our services include but are not limited to storage platforms, office accommodation, and ancillary products.
We pride ourselves on providing a complete solution. As such, with P&D fire protection, our team will ensure that the finished package complies with all relevant building regulations.
Protect your mezzanine storage and office space solutions from fire today with a fire protection service from P&D Projects. If you have any questions, a member of staff will be happy to provide you with additional information and assist you with your enquiry.