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Manufacturing your mezzanine floor

Once the design of your mezzanine floor has been approved,the exact specifications of your mezzanine floor is transmitted to our in-house structural engineering team with instructions to begin manufacturing all steel components needed to build your mezzanine floor.

What materials do you use?

To produce the basic structure of your mezzanine floor we manufacture the following components using steel sections to the stringent standards of BS5950-1:2000 and cold roll sections to BS EN 1993-1-3 and UK National Annexes:

Columns – The foundation of your mezzanine floor the structural steel columns will be positioned to uphold the mezzanine platform above

Base Plates –These will be fixed to the floor and welded to the base of your mezzanine floor columns to protect the floor under the weight of the mezzanine structure

Beams – To be extended over the columns this provides the main steel joists.

Purlins –These will be placed between the beams, creating the secondary joist foundation on which the decking will be fixed.

How long will my mezzanine floor take to be manufactured?

The timescale of mezzanine floor manufacturing can vary depending on the size of the mezzanine floor as this will dictate the number of components being produced however, our engineers work to the agreed specific timescale of your project. Your mezzanine floor component parts can be produced and ready to dispatch to site in a matter of weeks in most cases.

Do you manufacture by official safety standards?

WSL constantly maintain our manufacturing standards to the uncompromising BS EN1090 CE Marking accreditation. A yearly audit trail of all completed projects over the course of the year is carried out alongside an examination of our factory and procedures by an external auditor. UKCA (was CE Marking) certification is a legal requirement for Structural Steel Manufacturing and this includes mezzanine floors. By abiding to the guidelines set out by UKCA standards WSL guarantee that all steel products we produce are fully traceable with test certificates readily available. Other benefits of our UKCA accrediataion include:

  • Assurance that all coded welders complete annual tests
  • The guarantee of British Standards from the initial design to end product
  • Peace of mind that you can trust WSL as a long standing accredited manufacturer
  • Meets the requirement of UKCA accrediataion by insurers and landlords.

WSL is also a Full SEMA member and as the first UK fabricator of mezzanine floors to obtain this membership whilst being certified to the BS EN 1090 UKCA, WSL demonstrate our commitment to ensuring the very highest of standards of both safety and quality as a genuine mezzanine floor manufacturer.

Do you manufacture mezzanine floor accessories?

Yes, WSL manufacture bespoke staircases, handrails, guide rails and pallet gates exact to the specifications illustrated in your approved design as part of our service.  Whether you require a simple staircase, multiple staircases or Y shapes staircases WSL can manufacture whatever you require with treads and colours to suit. Depending on the intended use you may opt for stainless steel balustrades and protection guide rails with glass or mesh infill. Whatever your requirements, our engineers are extremely talented and use their wealth of experience to manufacture your mezzanine floor and accessories to your desired look and specification.

Where will you manufacture my mezzanine floor?

Your mezzanine floor will be manufactured at our manufacturing hub in Leeds, West Yorkshire before being delivered direct to your site wherever you are in the UK to be professionally installed by our team. WSL operate from over 30,000 sq ft of industrial space dedicated to fabrication. This enables our design team, manufacturing engineers and project management team to work closely together on your project. We moved to our new premises on Brancepeth Place in October 2019 having outgrown our previous premises just a stones throw away.

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Our Manufacturing Heritage

WSL has been an industry leader providing bespoke storage solutions for over 30 years and to further enhance our capabilities to provide bespoke solutions to suit any unique settings and requirements we entered fabrication in 2008. From our new factory in Leeds, we began manufacturing bespoke mezzanine floors reducing the need to interact with third party suppliers, saving our clients time and money. Entering fabrication meant we could combine our design and manufacturing capabilities to provide specified tailored services and solutions with more flexibility.We soon mastered the fabrication of mezzanine floors and moved on to create more manufactured products. Today as our manufactured product range continues to grow we manufacture the following products daily:

  • Mezzanine Floors
  • Staircases
  • Guide rails
  • Hand Rails
  • Cantilever Racking
  • D-divider Racking
  • Pallet Gates
  • Protection Barriers
  • Pallet Up Right Protectors
  • Mezzanine Column Protectors

Considering a mezzanine floor for your business premises? Why not call our friendly team today on 0113 2045350 or email us at sales@wslmail.co.uk . Alternatively, you can contact our Director Brian Varley on 07587 035 034 or email him at brv@wslmail.co.uk

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