Maria Madamombe, Author at Hi-Level Mezzanines

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The Automotive Industry: Supplying Mezzanine Floor Solutions

The automotive sector is moving at a rapid pace as key players in the industry continuously transform and reinvent transport as we know it. Whether it’s organisations like Team BRIT changing the face of motor racing or luxury car brands pioneering intelligent innovation, such bold movements are revolutionising the future of automotive products and services. Hi-Level has designed mezzanine solutions to the automotive industry for many years, optimising space for the storage of car accessories, manufacturing and show rooms.

You can read about some of our work below:

Storage & Warehouses

Storing car parts or supplies can use a considerable amount of space and as the demand for warehouses increase, prices continue to soar. Such economical burdens force business owners with the decision to relocate or more beneficially, optimise their existing space. We have worked with several automotive businesses to build mezzanine flooring to maximise their building capacity.

Most recently, we helped support Team BRIT expand their workshop. What makes Team BRIT so inspiring is how their entire team consists of disabled drivers, many from the armed forces.  They are provided with intense driver development programmes to compete against able bodied drivers. As Team BRIT gear up to make racing history by participating in Le Mans 24hr endurance race, our team stepped in and designed them a mezzanine floor. We created a first-floor storage area to free up their ground floor space for their expanding vehicle fleet.

                                              Darren Amos, Hi-Level Internal Sales Account Manager at Silverstone Fun Cup 2018

Manufacturing

Automotive manufacturers are regularly under pressure to maintain strong momentum and keep up with the growing market. Particularly, efficient production and the delivery of parts/car accessories to the end user is a main priority. Recently, we worked with Martins Fixings for Jaguar Land Rover as they expand their pre-production line in Coventry. Our bespoke mezzanine floor design created additional space for all their heavy-duty equipment and was installed with minimal disruption.

 

Showrooms

We have been a part of large projects involving refurbishing and designing mezzanine areas for motor vehicle show rooms. Such extensions provided additional space for both showcasing their cars and providing staff with expanded working areas. Below are some examples of our work with major car dealers.

 

For more information on any of our projects, please call our sales team today!

Team BRIT Expands Workshop Space with Mezzanine Flooring

The Challenge

A branch of the charity Kart Force, Team BRIT inspires people with disabilities, PTSD and mental health issues by demonstrating what can be achieved through motor-sport.  Team BRIT aims to be the first ever all-disabled team to take part in the world famous Le Mans 24hr endurance race.

The team uses world-leading hand control technology to allow its disabled drivers to compete equally with able-bodied drivers.  It aims to revolutionise the motor-sport industry and to show injured military personnel & disabled people that they can achieve what they never thought possible.

As Team BRIT grow and undertake more exciting challenges, they were beginning to reach their site’s capacity and wanted to utilise their vertical space. Hi- Level were approached and we were delighted to help optimise their current workshop with a mezzanine area for additional storage.

The Criteria

Team BRIT required a mezzanine to be seamlessly integrated in their current workshop. The new floor space had to enable shelving and the storage of various car parts.

The final requirements of the project were detailed as follows:

  • 12.3m x 6.6.m Mezzanine Floor Area
  • Clear Ground Floor Staircase Access
  • High Point Loads

The Solution and Result

The mezzanine extension was a successful one-day installation, causing minimal disruption to Team BRIT. The flooring consisted of our quality particle board, a versatile decking suitable for most storage applications. This was complemented by a powder coated staircase for a highly durable, aesthetic finish and equipped with handrails for full functional use in the workshop.

By working closely with our client in the details and specifications of the design, we were able to deliver the perfect solution in doubling their floor space and providing them operational access on both the ground floor and the mezzanine.We ensured the installation was completed securely as Team BRIT carried out further refurbishment in their workshop.

We were pleased to have provided a mezzanine floor to the complete satisfaction of Team BRIT and fulfil all their specifications.

Dave Player, Team BRIT CEO & Founder Comments:

“Team BRIT took another major step forward by securing our own workshop, rather than paying companies to provide us with their services.  As we are growing so fast, we needed to plan for when we take on our next race car, which requires more workshop space.  This is where Hi-Level came to our rescue by offering their expertise and building the extra floor space we need.  We are totally chuffed with our new mezzanine addition to our garage! It looks amazing and has created so much extra floor space. We’re very thankful to Hi-Level who expertly installed this in a flash. Thank you very much – we have room to grow and to a bigger and better Team BRIT now!”

 

Please get in touch with our sales team for more information regarding any of our projects.

 

 

Concrete Composite Decked Mezzanine for Jaguar Land Rover with Martins Fixings

The Challenge

Hi-Level worked with Martins Fixings to provide a mezzanine floor installation for Jaguar Land Rover as they expand their pre-production line in Coventry.

A bespoke design was required to provide a mezzanine over a single level that was future proof to produce additional storage for the parts department. It was particularly important to provide clear areas on the ground floor so that production equipment could be incorporated and positioned where required.

Hi-Level’s creative approach and previous success in providing mezzanine floors to fulfil highly specific requirements were the leading factors for undertaking such a project.

The Criteria

The final requirements of the project were detailed as follows:

  • Decking to take very high point loads across the entire area
  • Clear areas to the ground floor for maximum flexibility
  • Positioned on the existing low capacity floor slab

The Solution and Result

Polished concrete composite decking was incorporated into a wide span steelwork structure. This highly durable product is extremely strong and robust, incorporating a concrete topping cast onto metal decking. Additional qualities such as water resistance, sound proof and fire protection made it perfectly suited for the project. The decking created a multipurpose mezzanine area that could confidently cope with the high point loads of their various equipment. The wide span structure beneath created a workspace comparatively free from vertical obstructions giving maximum flexibility to JLR for further storage below.

The wide spans resulted in markedly fewer ground floor columns than typical which in turn generated higher than usual column loads for the existing slab to cope with. Hi-Level’s solution was to design and supply pile foundations beneath the column baseplates creating a seamless integration into the existing slab. JLR were able to maintain their productivity levels and use the building throughout the project.

Hi-Level installers worked as part of an overall team in a fully programmed project involving many other trades to deliver the final product on time and fully fitted for immediate occupation by JLR. The works were integrated into a closely controlled working schedule within a fully functioning building which necessitated Hi-Level working out of hours and providing an accelerated build with no disruption to JLR’s day-to-day activities.

Adrian Williams, Hi-Level Project Manager Comments:

“This was a project where Hi-Level’s expert engineers produced a design that was greatly beneficial to JLR’s productivity and overall logistical performance. We ensured that we met all the specific requirements Jaguar Land Rover had set out with minimal disruption to their operations. Both Hi-Level and our client were delighted with the finished product”

 

Please get in touch with our sales team if you have any questions regarding previous projects.

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