Compliance

Full adherence to the latest building regulations and health & safety standards

Designed by qualified and experienced designers and structural steel engineers, every mezzanine flooring system Trade Mezzanines produces fully integrates with your clients' equipment, including shelving, racking and conveyor systems, and meets the unique requirements of the site or premises.

Trade Mezzanines takes responsibility for ensuring that your mezzanine floor is designed in compliance with current building and fire regulations, quality standards and best practice guidance. We can provide fully compliant mezzanine flooring for both new and pre-built facilities, in line with all loading, safety and access recommendations. We can also take care of submitting plans for approval.

Mezzanine floor designs and compliance

Industry accreditation

Trade Mezzanines has been awarded ISO 9001 for our ability to deliver projects safely and in accordance with the latest regulations. We give you access to an entirely CE-marking accreditated supply chain, ensuring we only select suppliers who meet your exact requirements. We are a member of the Steel Construction Institute.

 

We are proud to have advised the UK Government on coding practice for the safe performance of specialised mezzanines and raised storage (download BRE digest 437 here). Call our technical team with any question you may have on building and fire protection regulation compliance, as well as quality and health & safety.

"Call Geoff about any building regulations-related query and you'll get the most current advice on the spot. You can also ask Andy about this and health & safety matters and leave the paperwork in his hands, knowing that you needn't worry about this side of things. They're professionals with a great deal of knowledge. "

Sales, Racking & Shelving company, Essex

Building Regulations compliance

All Trade Mezzanines' flooring is designed to conform to British Standards structural steel code (BS 5950: Parts 1 and 5: Structural use of steel building) and the general requirements of the Building Regulations and BRE Digest 437 (download BRE digest 437 here).

 

Ancillaries such as staircases, handrails and toe plates are designed to conform to British Standards (BS 5395: Parts 1 and 3: Stairs, ladders and walkways) and Building Regulations (Part K Stairways, ramps and guards). The design accounts for the loading category of intended use as covered by British Standards (BS 6399: Part 1: Code of practice for dead and imposed loads).

Quality Management

At Trade Mezzanines, we deliver cost-effective, tailored mezzanines as standard. Thanks to the accuracy and efficiency of M-net, our internet-based production system, we can produce the optimal technical design in line with your clients' requirements. We do this, while also identifying cost- and time-savings for you to pass on to your customers. The result? High-quality, competitively-priced installations.

 

Our mezzanine flooring incorporates the latest in steel structures, quality finishes to our ancillaries and integrated edge protection systems. Trade Mezzanines meets quality standards as per ISO 9001.

Health & Safety Standards

The health & safety of all our people and those we partner with is our first priority. Our business adheres to: HSWA 1974, MHSWR 1999, CDM regulations 2015, Working Heights regulations 2005 and other current relevant legislation. We also give you access to over 150 experienced installers on the approved contractor list all of who use/are::

  • specific Method statements Risk Assessments and Health & Safety procedures as guided by the HSE.
  • CSCS card holders
  • trained CITB – SSSTS Site Supervisors
  • qualified First Aiders at a 1 to 6 ratio
  • trained in numerous fields from FLT to Side-loader fork truck and MEWPS to Pasma

 

 

Technical

Access to over 150 trained, experienced mezzanine operatives

From the outset of our relationship, our technical team will provide sound advice and feedback on all aspects of your plans and specifications, including loading, safety and access, to ensure your steel mezzanine is fit-for-purpose, and fully complies with building and fire regulations and health & safety standards.

All our floors are installed by our experienced and trained mezzanine operatives all of whom are fully conversant with our product and installation procedures.

With over 100 years of cumulative technical experience in the design and supply of mezzanine structures, you can trust that your mezzanine project is in competent hands.

We offer technical advice and feedback on:

  • British structural steel design codes and practice
  • Load capacities
  • Point loads
  • Deflection limitation
  • Floor height
  • Grid layouts
  • Imposed loads to concrete slab
  • Mezzanine deck materials
  • Staircases - click on the link on the right-hand side to access the latest details relating to compliance to Building Regulations
  • Handrails and edge protection
  • Loading gates
  • Fire protection to steel structures - general and decorative finish
  • Staircase enclosures
  • Building regulations approval
  • Health & safety
  • Site construction of mezzanines

To deliver cost-effective, quality mezzanine floor systems, we have invented and developed design technology and contract management software that improves our internal efficiencies and enables us to pass on time and cost savings to our trade partners.

 

Our technology includes:

  • M-net - a proprietary system that generates fast and accurate mezzanine costs, production and installation schedules, commercial information, detailed CAD and manufacturing drawings and materials, and plant and equipment procurement orders.
  • CAD, Tekla and Navis design software.

Please call us for technical data and detailed information about our design expertise, resources and capabilities.

 

Useful  Resources

  1. Click here for the BRE Digest
  2. Download the Trade Mezzanines' Staircase Datasheet here

 

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