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Does a mezzanine floor need planning permission?

Planning permits are generally not required for free standing storage mezzanines, although a mezzanine office may need a planning permit if attached to the base structure of the building.

Do you pay rates on a mezzanine floor?

Depending on its use, a mezzanine floor in a warehouse or industrial shed could be exempt from rates – giving you more space at a much lower cost than moving into a new unit, or additional storage off-site.

How is mezzanine load rating calculated?


  1. TO CALCULATE PSF (Pounds per Square Foot), multiply the length of the mezzanine X the. …
  2. For example: if you have a mezzanine 10 ft. …
  3. 10,000 lbs. …
  4. AS A RULE OF THUMB, 125 PSF is the most commonly specified capacity on any size.

How do you calculate load bearing capacity?

  1. Simplest formula in mechanics of materials discipline that allows you to calculate how much of a load can a column or other rod under compression/tension carry is given by Hook’s law:
  2. σ = F/A.

What defines a load bearing wall?

A bearing wall, also called a loadbearing wall or structural wall, bears the weight of the house from top to bottom. This wall helps disperse the building’s weight from the roof down to the foundation, and its removal could cause the structure to collapse.

How can you tell if a wall is load bearing in a single story house?

Generally, when the wall in question runs parallel to the floor joists above, it is not a loadbearing wall. But if the wall runs perpendicular (at a 90-degree angle) to the joists, there is a good chance that it is loadbearing. However, there are cases where a bearing wall is parallel to the joists.