Mezzanines or Raised Storage Areas (RSA)…. What is the difference?

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Both Mezzanines and RSAs are structural floors, however, a mezzanine typically requires local council planning permits and approvals as it is either attached to an existing building and/or will be continually occupied (for work purposes – e.g. a mezzanine office or work area).

A Raised Storage Area typically is free-standing and is used only for storage purposes, and as such, does not require permits and approval (check with your local council and strata title requirements).

There are several types of mezzanine floors and Raised Storage Areas:

  • Structural steel supported mezzanine floors;
  • Rack supported mezzanine floors;
  • Longspan shelving supported mezzanine floors.

Both Mezzanines and RSAs are a great solution for utilizing unused vertical space and can double or triple your existing warehouse floor area. RSA installations are typically quick and the system is relocatable if you ever need to move.

Mezzanines can include complete office extensions, fully installed with glazed office partitions, suspended ceilings, bathrooms, etc…

Some benefits of installing a Mezzanine or RSA include:

  • Making the most of your rental dollar by utilizing unused vertical space;
  • Negating the need to relocate to a larger premises;

Cost-effective solution when running out of space – compared with relocating.

Another reason to consider installing a Mezzanine or RSA (and making the most of your tenancy) is rising rental costs. A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald cites industry sources as forecasting rising rental costs:

“Builder and developer Vaughan Constructions believes the end is nigh for the decade-long favourable conditions enjoyed by industrial tenants, as soaring land values and increased construction costs start to bite…”

“Soaring land and construction costs to bite industrial tenants.”
– from the Sydney Morning Herald, 11 July 2018.

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