When Wheelfreedom decided to extend its existing mezzanine floor, they appointed DMA to carry out the works and manage the Building Regulation approval.
To cope with business growth, Wheelfreedom needed additional space within its existing premises at Merton, South West London. The mezzanine floor space would be used for storage and the area below for servicing.
DMA prepared a number of designs and once they had been provisionally agreed by the client, DMA approached their approved Building Inspector to verify the layout prior to making a formal application. This verification process was important to Wheelfreedom because other vendors advised that the structure would require a one-hour fire protection, whereas DMA suggested that it could be approved without fire protection.
The Building Inspector was happy with the smoke detection and emergency lighting layout and indicated that he would approve the layout once the formal application was made. With this advice, our client was able to save a substantial amount of money by not having to add fire protection to the mezzanine floor.
Once the mezzanine floor was installed, a special sized pallet gate was made to allow for Motability scooters to be raised up onto the mezzanine. Smoke detection and emergency lighting were also and the job was signed off by the Building Inspector.
DMA thought outside the box and came up with a solution that others struggled to find. The whole process ran smoothly from start to finish.
Giles Donald, Managing Director
Wheelfreedom, Merton, South West London
Wheelfreedom are one of the UK’s largest suppliers of mobility equipment, and offer power chairs and mobility scooters for both hire and sale throughout London and the Home Counties.