Pre Engineered Metal Buildings: Increasing Floor Space with Mezzanines

Pre Engineered Metal Buildings: Increasing Floor Space with Mezzanines

A mezzanine floor is an effective way to increase the overall floor space of pre engineered metal buildings.

One of the byproducts of a company’s success is the need expand. It’s actually a nice problem to have because it means you’re growing your business. For companies that show a little foresight, installing mezzanine floors in pre engineered metal buildings might just buy you a little time before you need to build or relocate.

Rather than build a multi-story building, a mezzanine floor provides many of the same advantages, at a lesser cost. In some cases, a mezzanine can even be retrofitted in a pre engineered metal building, using the existing building structure for support to:

  • Minimize the number of required support columns
  • Maximize workflow
  • Provide a high level of safety

As an added bonus, you won’t require any additional heating or lighting. If anything, this space will be warmer and better lit on a mezzanine than on ground level.

Here are a few industry-specific applications where mezzanine floors can enhance the way you operate.



One of the goals of selling retail should be to create an inviting shopping experience for your customers. If you can’t effectively display your product because there’s just too much of it (i.e. you don’t have enough floor space), it can be off-putting.

By incorporating a mezzanine floor into your retail outlet, it offers opportunities to:

  • Display products more effectively
  • Expand your product line
  • Create distinct departments within your store
  • Store products close at hand 

To learn more about the benefits of pre engineered metal buildings for retail, check out our post: Why Metal Building Kits Are Ideal for Retail Outlets.



Pre engineered metal buildings can be quite tall. If you’re already at maximum capacity for your ground-level floor space, your first reaction might be to start looking at a new, larger facility. But before you do that, look up! The room you need might be right above you.

With a mezzanine, you can utilize otherwise unused space to your benefit to:

  • Increase overall storage capacity
  • Add functionality to your pre engineered metal building
  • Save the costs associated with rebuilding and relocating

 Mezzanines are particularly useful for long-term storage for things like:

  • Slow-moving inventory
  • Parts
  • Office files

While ease of access is a concern for mezzanines, it can be addressed using a combination of:

  • Stairs
  • Pallet loading gates
  • Vertical lifts



If you operate a production or manufacturing facility, it’s advantageous to be able to oversee the entire operation. By creating an office or control room on a mezzanine floor, you can achieve that.

By placing managers and other key personnel at a high vantage point, you’ll have a greater ability to:

  • Survey your operation
  • Monitor employee performance
  • Identify production weaknesses or concerns
  • Ensure workplace safety


If you’re looking for pre engineered metal buildings that are designed to address your specific business needs, call Metal Structure Concepts. Our expert design team will help you plan your project down to the finest details to deliver a superior result.