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BRE Digest 437 – Mezzanine and Raised Storage Platform Floors

As the potential purchaser of a mezzanine floor you may not be aware that the Government, due to a number of reported  failures in the design and construction of mezzanine floors, has just published new design guidance for mezzanine floors and industrial platforms known as Digest 437. This guidance is the result of two years consultation with structural engineers and the mezzanine floor manufacturing industry.

The Digest establishes a new improved minimum design standard, to give the user a high performing and safe solution. Any deviation from the recommendations contained in the Digest may save money but will invariably lead to reduce performance and could put the end-user at risk through failure of the mezzanine floor. All Pearson Knight mezzanine floors meet the requirements of Digest 437 within their standard specification.

The key changes introduced in Digest 437:

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