The Importance of Space in your Office
By AdFeatures | Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 13:46
Space is important to any office. It is something that will always put a constant limit on your business and its operations. It will restrict the amount of staff and desks you can fit, and it will restrict the goods you can stock in a warehouse or retail environment. In short, space matters.
Fortunately, companies like warehouse systems, or WSL, understand the need for additional space. Whilst you, as a company, may not be in a financial or personal situation to expand beyond your existing premises, modern techniques will allow to expand internally, by creating more physical floor space, or simply using the empty space you didn't consider using before.
First of all, the average workplace has a lot of vertical space. Between head height and the air conditioning, there isn't much else going on. Even on the walls, little happens above the shelves. If you're running low on storage options, then consider making these shelves higher, instead of wider.
With proper racking, be it a cantilever system or a pallet loading rack, you can create strong sturdy storage options that make use of the height available. Although you will require a ladder or some form of accessing the higher stock, the overall additional space you can create is more than worth it.
Furthermore, this type of racking is highly customisable too. With moveable bar options, you can create racks to suit the exact product or material you're dealing with. Weight is not a problem either, as the racks are designed specifically with these extra heavy weight loads in mind.
You may be wondering how you can create floor space within your existing floor area, but the secret is to simply add additional flooring. Rather than paying for extensive construction work, WSL mezzanine floors are finding a more and more common place in a variety of work places across the country.
Mezzanine flooring works by creating semi-permanent structures that create extra space above your existing floor. This utilises the unused airspace by creating practical flooring. It is also flexible too, coming in any size you need. Whether you just need extra desk space, or want to install an entire series of new offices, mezzanine flooring and walk ways can make the most out of any vertical spaces you have.
In summary, it’s easy to see why these options are becoming popular with both small and large scale businesses. By offering a much cheaper alternative, companies are able to expand their space and operations with a much smaller financial investment.
This will allow your company room to grow where you may have previously resigned any notion of such. By installing the extra floors or storage, you are giving the company the option to expand, whether it’s more staff or the additional importing and exporting of goods. Never underestimate the value of space in any business; you'll quickly miss it when it’s not there.