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A warehouse mezzanine is an ideal, economical solution for freeing up floor space while providing expanded storage capacity. Our structural steel components allow our designs to clear horizontal spans up to 40 feet and load capacities greater than average. Eliminate the expense of moving to a new facility or leasing additional space by adding a free standing mezzanine – move UP, not out! Whether your needs are 100 or 100,000 square feet of space, Bluff Manufacturing can build a steel mezzanine custom-designed for your facility in compliance with OSHA and International Building Code Standards (IBCS).

Like all Bluff Manufacturing’s products, the use of industrial mezzanines facilitates an increase of operational efficiency, space utilization and safety. These state-of-the-art, freestanding warehouse platforms can be used in many applications:

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Cost Efficiency Through Value Engineering

Whether your expanding space requirements include the need for a raised office, material/record storage, stockrooms, assembly or distribution systems, warehouse work platforms or conveyor support systems, our steel mezzanine structures are designed and built to address those unique demands in your existing facility. From standard space provision to extreme point loading or excessively wide clearance requirements, our flexibility in design allows optimization of your space with value engineering.


Superior Design Options to Suit Your Needs

We select the most efficient combination of hot-rolled structural steel (ASTM-A36 and ASTM-A50), high strength cold formed sections, structural tubes (ASTM-A500), and steel bar joists in order to provide a mezzanine that is safe and cost-effective. Our use of standardized shapes and sizes of materials minimizes the need for custom fabrication, and a professional engineer’s seal is available for all designs in the 48 contiguous states. The entire production process is done in our Fort Worth plant, and your mezzanine is shipped via approved contract haulers.

Our bolted construction and detailed instructions make assembly simple and fast; in addition, each mezzanine is designed so that it can be dismantled and reassembled in a different location or configuration. For companies with leased property, this has two advantages: the additional space can delay a costly move, but if a move becomes necessary, a Bluff mezzanine can be easily disassembled for the move. Experienced installation crews appreciate Bluff mezzanines because of the ease of installation.

Your local distributor will survey your needs and help determine the correct size and optimal combination of structural and formed components needed.

Mezzanine Decking Options:

  1. Type 100 Deck Package
    Our most economical deck. Unfinished ¾” tongue and groove plywood with a 20 gauge 1½” type B-deck sub-floor designed for flooring applications. The bottom of this deck is painted white to maximize lighting underneath the mezzanine/work platform.
  2. Type 200 Deck Package
    Ideal for rolling loads. 18 gauge metal; 1½” type B-deck is used as a sub-floor. The bottom of this deck is painted white to maximize lighting underneath the mezzanine/work platform. The finished floor is ¾” tongue and groove resin board. Other options include LD or MD, unfinished or gray diamond seal resin board.
  3. Type 300 Deck Package
    Heavy-duty steel bar grating (sized per application requirements) maximizes air circulation and is often used to adhere to local fire code requirements. Painted shop coat black.
  4. Type 400 Deck Package
    Ideal for extra heavy loads and abusive working conditions, steel tread plate finished floor with a B-deck subfloor. Thickness and gauge based on loads and intended use.
  5. Type 500 Deck Package
    C-form sub deck with pour angle for concrete preparation (concrete supplied by others).

Special Mezzanine Options:

Options include, but are not limited to:

Metal Stairways

To access your free standing mezzanine, we also design and fabricate metal stairways and landing systems that meet or exceed regulations specified by OSHA, IBC, BOCA or other agencies specific to the user’s location. We use only “mill first” quality steel, all designs are approved by experienced engineers, and welding is done by certified welders.

Our IBC stair specs include the following features. Other spec packages are available.

To order a warehouse mezzanine, metal stairway, or pivot gate for existing mezzanines, contact Cindy Holybee at [email protected], by phone at 817-546-8590.