Mezzanine Shelving / Raised Aisle Racking
Mezzanine shelving systems (also known as raised aisle racking) can effectively double the square footage of your existing storage area by using the often wasted, vertical space.
Raised aisle shelving systems are perfect for warehouses and distribution centres and are commonly used for archive storage or bulk parts and retail goods storage. The ground floor shelving provides a basis to support the raised walkways, a metal staircase adds further rigidity to the whole structure and allows easy access by staff members to the upper levels of storage.
Because mezzanine shelving solutions utilise the full height of the building, there is no need for extra heating or lighting. This combined with the savings of not expanding your existing warehouse or moving to new premises, makes it all the more cost-effective to use a tiered shelving system.
Mezzanine storage systems are best suited to big industrial units where they store high densities of documents or for holding stock ready to be picked for mail order fulfilment. However, even smaller stockrooms can benefit from the stock capacity increase that mezzanine shelves provide - as long as there is enough ceiling height.
The bottom level of shelving is used as a support for the upper levels, because of this there is no need to build a costly structural mezzanine floor.