Your workspace is an important contribution to your organisation and making it fit to suit business growth, product stock issues or office space, can be a headache both manually and financially. The first logic solution would be to look for larger premises and solve the problem.
The very thought of moving, refurbishing or finding new premises in a desired location will have a price tag attached to it but what other options can you do?
Firstly, take a step back and consider a new mezzanine floor installation and evaluate if this would solve your problem and also what advantages would this bring to you from both an operational point of view or an investment.
New mezzanine floors can bring many benefits and it could also be a golden opportunity and stepping stone for many years whilst a business is experiencing growth or a trend in their services. Whatever the reason for the need for more space, here is a few pointers to offer some advantages of installing a new mezzanine floor within your business.
We know the most obvious reason is to maximise space but what are the advantages of the mezzanine floor space? Firstly, think about the area you have available and the size of the mezzanine. Do you want a single or double mezzanine floor and are there any obstructions which could create an issue?
The purpose of the mezzanine floor is very important and you need to understand that if this is to be used for offices, then fire ratings must be included in the specification and costs added in for this addition.
Providing you get the right contractor for your mezzanine floor, the advantages will out weigh the costs of moving to new premises. Property prices and rental charges are constantly on the increase so if you are considering moving as an option, you need to be very clear on the additional rent, rates and moving costs before you even set foot in the property.
A solution could be you utilise a mezzanine floor for a temporary gap until you review your sales or industry growth over the next few years or the likelihood of further increasing your staff again.
Remember! The advantage of having a mezzanine floor is it can be dismantled and reused in the new premises so you need to think of it as an investment too.
Your business may be experiencing a peak with particular brands or trends. More storage space may be required to fulfil these needs therefore a mezzanine floor would be an ideal solution. The worst decision you could make would be to move to new premises without knowing how long these trends would last. Hasty decision can come back and bite hard so consider all options before taking the plunge. Once you are tied into a landlord’s agreement, you are stuck!
Growing your company is not just about sales, profit is key to a successful business and investing in the right people, will be part of a long term plan. Offering your employee’s, a nice and comfortable working environment will send out a clear message to them; demonstrating that you care, value and believe in their worth.
One of the advantages of a quality installed mezzanine floor, is what you can add to it. Modern partitions, flooring and ceilings can create a great impression for additional office space. Plan out the use of the office and customise it to improve your operations or team work. Encourage the space to be an area for a meeting place or canteen. The space can be so flexible that it can be utilised to be comfortable and branded to impress!