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What Is A Mezzanine?

Mezzanines are elevated, open floors typically located between existing building stories or any other applications such as manufacturing plants or retail facilities requiring high-density storage or work areas. They are used to create extra floor space to expand operations, but can also create new use areas for a variety of purposes. Mezzanines generally provide added levels of security and are ideal for storage, offices, shops, cafeterias, break areas, and other multi-purpose applications.

Can A Mezzanine Be Freestanding?

Yes, some mezzanine systems can be freestanding. Freestanding mezzanines are typically secured to the floor with bolts and require no connection to building walls or columns. This eliminates a number of structural barriers and is an effective solution for creating extra floor space in existing buildings.

Can a Mezzanine Be Moved?

Yes, most mezzanine systems can be moved or relocated to different areas of a building. However, it is important to note that the mezzanine must always remain securely bolted to the floor for stability and safety. Additionally, the building must be able to support the weight of the mezzanine system before it is moved or relocated.

What Kind of Mezzanines Are There?

There are various types of mezzanines, including freestanding, flush-mounted, and roof-mounted mezzanines. Freestanding mezzanines are typically bolted to the floor and require no connection to walls or columns. Flush-mounted mezzanines are installed directly against walls and columns in order to maximize space. Finally, roof-mounted mezzanines are suspended from the ceilings of buildings in order to free up floor space.

Features of Mezzanines

1. Improved Productivity – Mezzanines provide additional floor space to increase operations and maximize productivity.
2. Enhanced Safety – Sturdy mezzanine rails protect workers and equipment from accidental falls.
3. Versatile Applications – Mezzanines can be used for a variety of purposes including storage, offices, shops, and more.
4. Maximized Space – Freestanding mezzanines do not need to be connected to walls or columns, providing more room.
5. Multi-Story Access – Mezzanines with stairways provide improved access to multiple levels and shorter travel distances.
6. Quick Installation – Pre-engineered designs allow for easy installation and reduce build times.
7. Durable Construction – Mezzanines are designed to last and resist wear and tear, providing a long-term solution.
8. Flexible Designs – Modular systems can be easily reconfigured for different spaces.
9. Attractive Appearance – Aesthetically-pleasing designs help create a cohesive look for the space.
10. Cost-Effective – Provide an economical solution for creating more floor space.

The Main Problems Mezzanines Solve.

Mezzanines provide solutions for businesses seeking to expand operations in existing buildings with limited space. They allow businesses to efficiently utilize vertical space, providing more functions within the same limited space. Mezzanines are also an ideal solution for creating new use areas, additional offices, retail spaces, cafeterias, and similar multi-purpose applications. By allowing businesses to take advantage of unused vertical space, mezzanines can help maximize space and increase productivity.

Mezzanines create additional secure levels between existing building stories, making them ideal for stores or businesses needing higher levels of security. Additionally, their unique designs can help to reduce the build time needed for installation and make reconfigurations easier. Furthermore, mezzanines provide increased safety thanks to their sturdy railings, which prevent accidental falls and protect workers and equipment. The attractive aesthetic of mezzanines also help to create a cohesive look for the space.

Finally, mezzanines can provide a cost-effective solution for businesses looking for ways to increase their commercial operations. With no need for costly renovations or expanding into new buildings, businesses can begin taking advantage of the vertical space in their current building to maximize space and achieve their goals. With the right mezzanine solution, businesses can benefit from the added levels of security, improved productivity, and more.

Mezzanine Building Codes

Building codes may vary from region to region, but generally require that they must be able to support a minimum of 100 pounds per square foot of mezzanine deck. Any changes to the building structure, including the addition of a mezzanine, must also comply with all applicable building codes such as fire safety, electrical safety, and sanitary regulations. The mezzanine must be designed to ensure safe access, with stairs or platforms and guardrails where needed. Any mezzanine built over 8 feet must also be constructed with fire-rated materials to space fire retardant performance. Finally, appropriate means of egress must be provided to allow occupants to escape to a safe area in the event of an emergency.

Build Up, Not Out

By building up rather than out, tall systems take advantage of the facilities overhead space, while allowing valuable floor space to be used for more profitable activities. A great solution to storage problems.

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We produce steel Raised Platform and stair systems to your specifications. We offer custom sizes, heights, spans, decking materials and landings. Heavy-duty and long-lasting, we are your single-source system provider.



“You can increase your space by using your vertical space, instead of leasing/buying more space!”

  • Free Up Floor Space by Making Use of Vertical Space
  • Save Money Over Expanding the Property
  • More Economical
  • Employees Save Time with Storage in More Convenient Places
  • Fast Construction
  • Safe and Secure

We offer steel fabricated powder-coated structural steel stair systems for your exact industrial needs, including custom sizes, heights, spans, decking materials, and landings. We are your one-stop for raised platforms.


  • Storage
  • Field Office
  • Security Office
  • Gate Houses
  • Towers
  • Electric Sub Station
  • Press Box


  • Heavy-duty columns & baseplates
  • Modular bolt-together systems
  • Heavy-duty prefabricated stairs and accessories
  • Sturdy handrail with 4” kickplate
  • 4-MIL powder coated steel components offer a greater level of strength against abusive, corrosive applications
  • Standard Decking Options

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How About Raised Platforms

Raised Platforms allow you to make use of your vertical warehouse space currently being wasted. Adding a raised platform creates an extra floor level to double your available industrial space. Many warehouse mezzanine customers add more shelving storage, inventory, or add an office space. Typically, customers save more money by expanding up instead of out.

Raised Platform Mezzanines

A raised platform can have many variations depending on shapes, sizes, weight capacity, and more. Our Material Handling Specialists can design and customize a multi-level system to meet your specific warehouse Our specialists will do site visits, measure your space, drawings, 3D rendering, and quotes. This is all a FREE, no purchase necessary service that Material Handling Specialists provides.

Multi-Level Shelving Systems & Industrial Mezzanine

Create multi-levels that will incorporate shelving to double your warehouse storage. Metal Shelving, Rivet Shelving, or just about any shelving works well with our mezzanines. Your Material Handling Specialists can help you select the perfect shelving and mezzanine combination for maximum storage results. Stairs and landings are available for all raised platforms.

Custom Designed Work Platforms

Our highly trained specialists will take the measurements of your space, and assure you get the most possible storage. Whether it is simple or complex, we have the solution for all raised platform and shelving projects, including sophisticated multi-level and modular applications.



Mezzanine Observation Office

Observation Office

Industrial Storage

Industrial Usage

Mezzanine Range Towers

Work Platforms

Decking Options

Flooring options include resin board supported by corrugated decking, bar grating, open steel planking, and checker plate steel. Other integrated component options include staircases, handrails, gates, conveyors, lighting, and sprinklers. There are several mezzanine types to choose from based on your industrial storage and material handling needs.

Standard Decking Options

  • Advantech– is a high-quality product superior to ordinary plywood and OSB options due to its enhanced strength and moisture resistance.
  • ResinDek– is high-density composite flooring, recommended for mezzanines requiring a solid floor subject to heavy loads from the use of pallet jacks, carts, or dollies.
  • Diamond Plate – Steel decking is our second most durable flooring.
  • Concrete Flooring – The most durable type of mezzanine flooring by far is concrete.
  • Press-locked Grating – This decking is a common choice in the waste management, mining, and foodservice industries

Raised Platform Options

A free-standing raised platform is also known as a structural mezzanine and maximizes warehouse floor space. This type provides easy assembly and allows for traffic flow under the platform. It is ideal for warehouse & industrial storage, operation staging areas, conveyors, or modular offices.

Rack Supported

Rack supported mezzanines, often known as a catwalk system, provides additional storage areas above or between pallet racks. This type is ideal for pallets and industrial storage—loading and unloading multiple pallets simultaneously within the racking system. The shelving serves as the base support.

Structural raised platforms are an ideal option for expanding storage. A catwalk is an economical way to expand existing space and a flexible option for reconfiguration.

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Roll Formed Mezzanines

Panel Built roll-formed are lightweight yet heavy-duty enough to support 150 psf loads. Constructed out of structural steel columns and roll-formed c-channel, these come completely pre-fabricated and ready to assemble.

For warehouse applications where higher loads or greater exact spans are required, we can design a hybrid system that uses structural columns, beams and roll-formed channels to accommodate the unique needs. Call or email today to speak with a rep about your upcoming project!


  • Modular bolt-together system for effortless installation
  • Full-length columns in corners used for handrail (added stability)
  • A variety of decking materials available
  • Heavy-duty side-mounted handrail with 4” kickplate
  • Heavy-duty columns & baseplates
  • Heavy-duty closed-riser stair systems
  • Structural grade bolts and fasteners
  • 4-MIL powder-coated steel standard components provide a level of durability against abusive and corrosive applications.
  • Galvanized steel available
Raised Platform

Work Platforms with Slide Gate & Stairs

Platform with Slide Gate & Stairs

This is a past customer that has a 12′ x 26′ steel mezzanine platform for a food manufacturer. The platform sits into a corner at their facility, requiring precise measurements and manufacturing to ensure the perfect fit.  To accomplish this, the warehouse includes a small cantilever to butt up against the back of the building and notching around existing piping running up the wall. 

The  includes a stair system and railing powder-coated in performance yellow. This consists of a Panel Built sliding gate to allow the safe transfer of materials on and off the raised platforms.  

2000 Square Foot Mezzanine

2000 Square Foot Storage Mezzanine by Panel Built

This is a giant 45′ x 45′ system at Yamaha in Newnan, GA. Yamaha was looking to optimize the vertical space inside their facility instead of building out to increase their return on investment compared to building outwards. The new mezzanine system is designed to hold non-value-added services for the manufacturer, increasing the overall capacity for their work-in-process area.
Because the structure was installed over an existing workspace, great detail went into the mezzanine layout and column space to safely avoid forklift traffic and clearances below. Overall, the mezzanine expanded the production floor space for the facility and provided an open, safe space for other services above the facility floor.

View of Mezzanine Flooring From Underneath

View of Flooring From Underneath

Bar-Grate-Mezzanine Flooring

Bar-Grate Flooring

AdvanTech Safety Flooring