Looking up: Common questions about mezzanines

What are mezzanines?

Mezzanines are vertical-standing structures built to increase warehouse storage space. Installing a mezzanine in your project means utilizing all of the ceiling height that your facility has. 

There are many options when it comes to mezzanines: they can be free-standing, building-supported, shelving supported, and rack supported.

Why choose a mezzanine or multi-level system?

Mezzanines utilize the entire cubic space of your facility. In an existing facility, you can add a mezzanine instead of adding-on or leasing an additional building. In new construction, vertical space can be utilized to create the same amount of usable space as a larger building, but with a smaller footprint. Typically, mezzanines cost less than adding onto a building (to add floor space). Another benefit is the flexibility of mezzanines and multi-level systems. Warehouse spaces often change as time goes by, your layout needs to adapt to a business’s needs. Mezzanines offer flexibility — you’re able to add on and reconfigure your floor plan as operations change and expand.

How can Borroughs help?

If you’re planning on installing a mezzanine, Borroughs manufacturers multi-level systems and pick modules that utilize shelving. And if we don’t make the right application for your project, we can put you in touch with industry leaders that do.

What type of mezzanine do I need?

We manufacture shelving-supported mezzanines, pick modules and multi-level systems. Our structures typically save you money when compared to a free-standing structural mezzanine system. The system you can use typically depends on capacity requirements and column spans. Borroughs will work with you to determine which type of system is the best fit for your application. If a structural mezzanine is needed, Borroughs has relationships with the industry-leading structural mezzanine companies. If that’s the route you need to go for your project, we’ll coordinate the next steps for you to ensure things go smoothly.

When going with a Borroughs solution, it’s easy to create the exact storage needed for your space. Our high-rise and multi-level systems add additional levels to existing shelving systems — without having to disassemble the existing shelving. Our systems can adapt to practically any free-standing or fixed storage structures in your facility.

If you’re not sure which type of installation is best for your system, as always, please feel free to contact us here at Borroughs. Our team of experts will walk you through which option is right for you.