So you’ve decided to add a mezzanine to your workspace or storage area. If we do say so ourselves, you’ve made a fantastic decision! Mezzanine racking is generally the most cost-effective and practical option to increase the amount of usable space in your building, allowing you to grow and extend without having to relocate or create extra building space.
While complimentary site visits will assist in determining the nature of your project, and our engineers will handle the finer details, having a concept of what you require and what your space can accommodate is always beneficial. Here are a few things to think about before beginning your next mezzanine project.
Check For A Strong Track Record
If you want to make sure your chosen provider is up to the job, look at their general track record, just like you would in any other field.
Suppliers would only provide good testimonials on their own websites, so a lack of testimonials or case studies should raise a few red flags.
Examine independent review sites, Google My Business ratings, and other social media for a fuller picture of their actual performance throughout their business. If you find something positive, that’s a large tick in the box, and you can move on to the next section of this article. You should look for a different source if it’s negative or difficult to discover.
Asking The Right Questions
You’ll want to ask your potential provider a few questions. Still, if they’re genuine and experienced, they should also want to learn everything they can about your company – not only about your specific requirement but also about how it functions.
This will comprise asking detailed questions about your intended use (which could include storage, office space, staff spaces, or various other duties), load-bearing requirements, and any future intentions to change the structure’s use.
Other topics to address include any essential extras such as lights, air conditioning, or stairways/escalators, as well as your project’s budget and any time limits. It’s possible that your provider’s questions aren’t thorough enough.
Understand The Depth Of Knowledge
Take the time to make sure your chosen provider has the necessary knowledge and experience to accomplish the design and installation to your exact specifications.
Make a judgement on the quality of the material they provide you, particularly the degree of detail in the proposal, the professionalism of their brochure and website, and how they come across on the phone and in meetings, in addition to your own searching queries.
Ask For Additional Options
Working with a supplier who can provide these extra suggestions, tips, and pieces of advice can assist in streamlining the entire process, reduce stress workload, and frequently lower costs by including things early in the project rather than later.
When choosing a mezzanine supplier, make sure they can help you with things like building codes, fire escapes, and other safety features, as well as plumbing, electricity, and everything else your finished construction could need.
Failure to consider these additional points at the start of the project could result in delays and increased expenditures for the mezzanine storage later on.