1. What is a mezzanine system?
A mezzanine floor is a steel framed construction installed within an existing building, located between the ground floor and roof of the structure. Mezzanines create an intermediate floor using a freestanding construction method which can be erected over multiple levels.
Mezzanine floors which accommodate special loads such as equipment or stock can be designed taking these additional loads into consideration. The modular nature of the steel mezzanines allows fast erection cycles in order to allow minimum disruption in the ground floor activities.
Depending on the span of the mezzanine, different materials may be used for the mezzanine’s deck. Some industrial mezzanines may also include enclosed office space on their upper levels.
The elements of the mezzanines are;
- Main Support Beams
- Secondary Deck Beams
- Mezzanine Floor Deck
2. Cold Rolled vs. Hot Rolled mezzanines
Cold rolled refers to the method of forming sheet metal into a c-channel to use as the framework of the mezzanine floor. Cold-rolled material is much lighter than structural steel and therefore easier to handle. It can also be pre-galvanized; offering a substantial savings over painted, hot-dipped galvanized mezzanines. Cold rolled sections are generally used as a primary or secondary beam member rather than column members.
The major disadvantages of cold-rolled mezzanines is the very limited column spacing (usually 3-4 meters max) and the inability to reach the high live loads or heavily concentrated point loads accomplished with hot rolled mezzanine systems. Structural steel mezzanines are constructed of structural I beams, which connect to tubular columns or I-beam columns to form a primary frame.
The greatest benefit of structural steel is allowing bigger column spacing. Column spacing can increase up to 8 meters without compromising the dead and live loads on the mezzanine floor. This means more material can be stored in a smaller area ⎯ with more space for manoeuvrability underneath.
Your mezzanine does not depend on the building for support and can be used as a totally freestanding structure or can be combined with your existing equipment. Our mezzanine floors are individually designed and engineered to suit your specific needs.
3. Mezzanine Floors
Since the type of mezzanine decking you choose will be determined by a variety of circumstances, you have a lot of options when it comes to designing your flooring system. Whether you’re establishing an office and need a deck to support the building’s visual appeal, storing large goods and require a reinforced material to offer adequate support, or anything else, the correct decking will ensure that your floor is perfectly finished.
Novelty Steel, as experts in this field, would be delighted to assist. We’ve got you covered on everything from the suitability of mezzanine decking to which materials look best.
The most durable type of mezzanine decking is concrete. Concrete should be utilised in high-capacity industrial and military applications where the mezzanine is considered permanent since it has a high point load and negligible noise transmission through the deck. Steel decking comes with a pour stop that allows you to pour up to 15cm of concrete.
In the waste management, mining, and food service industries, steel grating, also known as bar grating or press-locked grating, is a popular alternative. Air, light, heat, and fluids may all pass through the deck surface thanks to steel grating. It’s powerful, long-lasting, and almost maintenance-free.
Most economical selection for general storage and office applications is the OSB flooring. OSB provides good resistance to foot traffic and can handle random wheel loads up to 150 kg.
Produced from hot-rolled steel, alongside its structural configuration made up of an evenly distributed raised pattern, our chequered plate flooring type is extremely robust and durable as well as anti-slip as standard.
4 .Steel Stairs
Steel staircases offer various benefits over stairs made of convention materials such as timber and concrete. Apart from its durability and longevity, steel is a cost-effective, practical and versatile modern staircase construction material:
- It delivers a modern aesthetic appearance
- It is significantly robust than timber construction
- It is very flexible to meet almost any design challenges
- It enables fast and secure erection.
A striking staircase design is the focal point of your walkthrough and should blend seamlessly with the rest of your building. Not only should the design impact and complement your structure but it should also be practical.
Novelty Steel has broad experience in fabricating commercial and industrial staircases.
5. Industrial Steel Stairs
Modular, permanent, code-compliant, industrial staircases (cage, cat ladders) designed to meet the access requirements of industrial applications.
Designed in modular units with a choice of standard stairs or alternating tread stairs. Each unit is assembled and then installed by stacking and bolting together at the base plates for easy alignment. No welding is required for assembly or installation.
- Roof access
- Tank access
- Long-term construction site stairs
- Equipment access
- Work platforms
6. Commercial Steel Stairs
Novelty Steel fabricates modular and bolt connected stair systems consisting of pre-fabricated landing, stringer, tread, and rail components that are easily customized to meet specific project requirements.
We provide dedicated, in-house resources for each step of your commercial steel stair project
- Project management
- Material delivery scheduling and phasing
- Installation drawings and support
- Apartment buildings
- Office and mixed-use
- Mid- and high-rise buildings
- Health Institutions
- Parking garages
- Multi-level storage facilities
- Student housing
7. What is Novelty Steel offering?
Our mezzanine floors are individually designed and engineered to suit your specific needs.
- Maximise existing floor space into profitable rentable areas
- Increase net rentable areas by utilising full building heights
- Fully engineered and certified
- Metal fabricated stairs and Balustrades
Novelty Steel is an experienced fabricator of structural steel fabrications for mezzanine and stairs constructions.
With our modern CNC Machinery Park and experienced engineering team, Novelty Steel produces bespoke steel frames according to the EN 1090-2 European Norms.