Retail Mezzanine Floors To Make Your Space Stand Out!


Modern retail spaces are rarely space-efficient. The overwhelming majority of units are built with high ceilings designed to create an airy and comfortable environment but ultimately decrease the amount of floor space available for merchandising or storage.

Installing a custom-designed mezzanine floor enables you to access some of this wasted space, turning it into usable real estate to display more inventory, broadening your store's appeal. It also increases your chances of engaging customers with a more diverse panoply of products.

Commercial Mezzanine Floor

Mezzanine Floors Create a Better Experience for Customers and Retail Staff

You can also use a retail mezzanine to store more product or create extra office space for your staff. Doing so generally helps to enhance productivity, smooth inventory management woes, and increase your store's conversion rate – bolstering profits and ensuring that your store managers hit those all-important KPIs.

A well-designed mezzanine floor will make your store feel more spacious and inviting. Several studies have shown that customer conversion rates are lower in crowded stores. Adding a new mezzanine is an easy and cost-effective way to distribute your product – giving merchandise space to breathe to create an atmosphere conducive to high inventory turnover rates.

Retail mezzanine Floors You Can Rely On

We manufacture our purpose-built mezzanine floors to the highest standards. Some of the UK's biggest high-street brands, including Next, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Homebase, have entrusted us to install their floors.

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  • mands
  • john lewis
  • Homebase
  • JD
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A Seamless Addition To Your Retail Store

It doesn't matter whether you're outfitting a high-street clothing store, piano shop or car dealership: in a customer-facing environment, every square metre of sales floor (or visible storage space) has to impress and reassure prospective buyers. 

Commercial Mezzanine Floor

A Well-Designed Mezzanine Can Impress and Reassure Prospective Buyers

Staircases, lifts, escalators and decking all have to match the look and feel of your existing decor. Balustrades and railings have to elevate the aesthetics of your space. All the minor details - like the placement of support columns, lighting and ductwork - have to be considered in light of your number one priority – creating a unique and enticing atmosphere that allows you to showcase best-selling (or high-margin) product lines. 

The above points are where we differentiate ourselves from the competition. We have several decades of retail building experience, so ideally positioned to design and install floors that accentuate and lift your space and encourage people to gravitate towards high-priority merchandise. Furthermore, help your store manager hit those all-important KPIs and significantly increase the amount of usable floor space in your store. 

Working closely with your store design and branding specialists, we'll match finishes and colours, help you choose fixtures that fit your space and ensure you receive the polished and attractive mezzanine your store deserves.

Commercial Mezzanine Floor Upstairs

Create a Better Retail Experience with a Mezzanine Floor

Mezzanine Installation Procedures That Minimise Disruption

We’re also well-versed at working around the restrictions present in most retail environments. Our mezzanine floors are generally assembled using prefabricated parts manufactured in our Haverhill facility, but moving these parts into a store located in a busy shopping centre or crowded high street can be challenging. 

Access is often restricted to BOH (back of house) corridors, stairways and lifts, building work often has to be carried out at night to minimise disruption to your day-to-day operations and there’s always a pressing need to execute in the shortest possible time frame.

But we've overcome these hurdles repeatedly, cementing our reputation as one of the most reliable and resourceful retail mezzanine floor companies in the business. 

Our hard won experience in the retail space has also helped us create well-documented processes that streamline our mezzanine installation projects – and allow us to consider access issues when designing and manufacturing a retail mezzanine. More often than not, we can find clever ways of modifying our fabrication drawings to move parts through narrow corridors or install floors without using forklift trucks and other heavy-duty equipment.


We Are Happy to Say

We really needed the extra space a new mezzanine would offer but were well aware of the challenges that access would present. Having worked with USS before however, we knew they'd come up with a viable solution. We were right.

Tayla Brooks

Project Manager, UK and Ireland

JD Group

A Turnkey Solution That Offers Fantastic ROI

From our initial design meetings to the final post-installation safety checks, you can rely on us to provide a frictionless service that leaves you with a fantastic mezzanine floor. We manufacture and install to the most stringent industry standards, and we're certified by leading bodies like SMAS, the Environment Agency and BSI.

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  • SMAS Worksafe
  • BSI and UKAS
  • Enviroment Agency
  • Alcumus SafeContractor
  • UKCA member
  • CE Approved

Our solution is surprisingly cost-effective, especially when compared to the next-best alternative. Retail area managers contending with increased footfall, low sell-through rates, or a lack of space for storage or merchandising may be tempted to relocate a store – seeking larger premises to solve their space problem. 

But relocation has several significant downsides: First, the cost of moving can be very high. Second, relocating can have a substantial, negative impact on footfall for 3-6 months following the move, which will dramatically affect your performance figures. Not to mention the additional costs associated with taking on a larger store.

Building Bespoke Mezzanine Floors

A Successful Commercial Mezzanine Build Needs Expert Planning

Building a bespoke retail mezzanine is often quicker, cheaper and less disruptive, especially if you partner with a company willing to work night shifts to get your floor installed. More often than not, you can also install a retail mezzanine floor without applying for planning permission or altering your business rates because they may count as temporary structures.  

We can help you double-check the relevant rules and legislation that may apply to your proposed project - or you can find out more in this blog post we wrote about mezzanine projects and building regulations.

Want To Chat About A Retail Mezzanine Project?

Whether you're adding a mezzanine to a single high street store or looking to increase usable floor space in a nationwide chain, we're here to help. Our designers and engineers are always willing to discuss your project in detail, and you can rely on us to provide impartial advice focused on your needs. To get the ball rolling, fill out the form below, and a member of the USS team will be in touch.

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