The Cost of Building a Mezzanine
If you’re looking to add a mezzanine to your facility, you’re probably wondering how much everything is going to cost. You’ve got a budget, and you don’t want to spend where you don’t have to. If your team is looking to save space and cash, what do you need to know when it comes to building out your mezzanine storage solution?
While I can tell you the cost per square foot to build a mezzanine is the main number you want to look at, there are some other factors that should be on your mind during this process. Read on to learn more about how to build a mezzanine on a budget, what affects costs and why buying used can be a great, cost-effective solution.
What to Consider When Pricing Out a Mezzanine
Mezzanines are a popular way to improve warehouse efficiency, and we sell plenty of them here at East Coast Storage Equipment. While I’d love to give you a solid number to go by, it’s a combination of factors that will give us the final price.
However, you can usually get a rough estimate of the cost of your mezzanine with a few considerations. I’ll walk you through those now, and, hopefully, by the time you give us a call to get started, you’ll have a solid idea of how much it’s likely to cost.
Estimating Cost Per Square Foot to Build a Mezzanine
How much does it cost to build a mezzanine level? While you should consider plenty of factors when it comes to mezzanine price, I usually go by square footage to get a good estimate. This is the most significant factor that brings up the price of an installation, and if you have a good idea of how much mezzanine square footage you need, you can probably get a pretty accurate price estimate.
Of course, square footage is not the only factor. You’ll still need to make decisions about the type of mezzanine you want, what materials you need and what kinds of additions you might need for your warehouse. Some often-overlooked costs that might come into play include the following:
- Fire suppression system
- Support system
Another factor you’ll want to consider when pricing out your mezzanine is type. Here are a few varieties we carry here at East Coast Storage Equipment:
Deck Style and Materials Will Play a Part
Now that we’ve got a good idea of how big our mezzanine will be in terms of square footage, it’s time to move on to deck style and materials. First, let’s tackle mezzanine decking. While most of the mezzanines I work with come with a corrugated deck, resin or wood, that’s certainly not the only option. If you know your mezzanine will see some heavy-duty daily use, you’ll probably want something a bit more durable.
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That’s not to say resin or wood decks won’t offer you years of use, but other deck types will fit the role a bit more appropriately. For those heavy-duty environments, I’d recommend bar grating, sometimes known as subway bar grating. This will certainly bump up the overall cost of your installation but can save you the need to replace the deck down the line.
You’ll also want to consider other material costs. Since mezzanines come in both roll-form and structural steel varieties, you’ll need to decide which style is right for your facility. While roll-form tends to be cheaper, it doesn’t come with the same durability as structural steel, so keep that in mind.
How Tall Will Your Mezzanine Be?
Most of the mezzanines I see installed are around eight to nine feet tall. That’s a pretty standard height, so you can expect that height won’t matter too much in the overall cost if you don’t need something taller. If you do need to go taller, it’s going to cost you, though.
It’s also worth noting that mezzanine support plays a role in pricing. If you are thinking of using shelving-supported mezzanines, you can shave off some costs for supports if you already have the shelving. If you need some help finding which mezzanine style is right for you, the team at East Coast Storage Equipment and I are always happy to walk you through the pricing and design process.
Overall Mezzanine Design and Custom Features
A mezzanine floor is much more than just a deck. Especially when working with custom installation, which is a specialty here at East Coast Storage Equipment, you can find all kinds of features to include that will add convenience but also cost.
Here are a few features you might consider for your mezzanine installation:
- Custom designs (outside of the standard rectangular installation)
- Custom column placement (for heavily trafficked areas)
- Gate systems
Consider High-Quality Used Mezzanines
Here’s the reality of shopping used: if you pair yourself with a trusted team in storage equipment, like East Coast Storage Equipment, you’re getting the same high quality at a sharp cost reduction. With our team, you’re not losing out on other features and services you’d expect buying new, either.
I’m proud of our team and confident that we can make whatever mezzanine installation you have in mind happen. Not only that, but we can help you come up with the design. Our fabrication shop can custom-build to fit any facility, and our team of engineers will ensure that installation happens efficiently, on budget and with the kind of quality you can trust.
When I say any project, I mean it: any type, any size, all types of steel from thickness to length. At the end of the day, our goal is to provide the highest quality mezzanine solution for your team.
East Coast Storage Equipment: A Trusted Name in Used Mezzanines
Adding a mezzanine to your facility is a great way to double your storage space and improve warehouse optimization in a cost-effective way. If you came here looking for tips on how to build a mezzanine on a budget, hopefully you’re walking away with some actionable strategies to cut costs.
Keep in mind that the biggest factor is the cost per square foot to build a mezzanine. If you already have an idea on the space you need, reach out to East Coast Storage Equipment today to make that mezzanine happen.