There are three types of mezzanines: conventional, custom and modular. Each has their own list of benefits and negatives – as well as applications they are better suited for.  If you are interested in a mezzanine for your facility, it is best to compare the three and see which is best for your business.

Conventional Mezzanines

These are designed by an engineer and then constructed on-site.  The dimensions and materials are field-engineered and the designs can be complex.


  • A quicker mezzanine solution
  • Less material costs and shipping charges
  • Can be made to match the building


  • Quality isn’t seen until the mezzanine is done
  • More materials are required for this type of construction
  • Not always cost-effective
  • Building times may vary
  • Existing operations will be disrupted while the mezzanine is being constructed

Custom Mezzanines

These are pre-engineered and then pre-manufactured away from the job site. They’re designed to fit around your facility’s existing structure, including obstructions. They are then shipped to the job site and assembled.


  • Custom-fitted to your facility
  • Turnkey solution
  • Complies with all building codes and safety requirements
  • Designed to fit around your existing structure
  • Predictable delivery and installation


  • Materials must be shipped; therefore you will encounter freight charges
  • Field measurements must be completed first in order to manufacture the mezzanine

Modular Mezzanines

Modular mezzanines are prefabricated and then sold in a standard size. They are purchased as-is, but may not fit the exact area.


  • Highly cost-effective
  • Predictable delivery times and installation
  • Quick mezzanine solution for those that need to increase space


  • Not customized for the space
  • Materials must be shipped in; therefore, you will encounter freight charges

Mezzanines by Design can help you decide which solution is right for you based on your budget and need. We offer conventional, custom and modular mezzanines to suit every application. Contact us today for more information.