Need help?

Is your mezzanine floor getting too hot?

Mezzanine floors are a popular way to create more space within growing businesses. With available warehouse space lacking in the UK, a mezzanine floor is a creative and cost-effective way for many companies to find the space they need.

This space creating solution is used across many different industries, including warehousing, distribution, storage, production and manufacturing, just to name a few.

However, a mezzanine floor by design is closer to the roof which means that the heat entering through roof lights has more of an impact on employees or goods at this level.

This heat gain can be a problem for many reasons…

Product spoilage

If your mezzanine floor is being used to store products, which they often are, then rising temperatures can cause product spoilage and wastage. Those working in the food and drink, or pharmaceutical sector will be particularly mindful of this.

In 2015, a report by the UK Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) highlighted that the US and Europe are responsible for approximately 60% of all food wasted with an average 21% of this due to spoilage.

Employee health and comfort

Employers have a duty of care towards employees and must attempt to control thermal comfort in the workplace. Whilst there is no legal minimum and maximum temperature for working conditions, temperatures in the indoor workplace are covered by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, which place a legal obligation on employers to provide a ‘reasonable’ temperature in the workplace.

Those working in uncomfortably hot environments are more likely to suffer from heat stress and therefore behave unsafely because their ability to make decisions and/or perform manual tasks deteriorates.

Easipanel reflective roof light covers – reduce heat but maintain light

Rather than relying on expensive air conditioning systems, or cheap roof light paint, Westgate’s Easipanel is a simple, cost-effective solution that will reduce heat but maintain natural light.

Easipanel is manufactured using multiwall polycarbonate sheets that are custom designed and installed to suit any building’s bespoke roof light configuration. The installation methods and components used ensure that no damage is done to the existing roof or roof lights – perfect if you’re renting your premises.

Depending on the environment, Easipanel can provide a heat reduction of approximately 53%, as well as approximately 55% shading coefficient. This can be done whilst still maintaining up to 50% of natural light, which is more than is achieved with the alternative of painting the roof lights.

If you’re looking for a simple solution to reducing heat gain on your mezzanine floor, contact us at Westgate to learn more about our reflective roof light cover – Easipanel.

  • Thank you

    Thank you for signing up to recieve email updates from Westgate. We would also like to keep in touch by post and telephone. If you would prefer not to hear from us in this way please tick the relevant boxes below:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Request a call

Or give us a call now to discuss how we can help...

Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 16:30 +44 (0)1785 242 181

Request a site visit

  • We will use your personal data to process your request. We would also like to send you information by post, email and telephone about our products, projects, industry insights and company news. If you would prefer not to hear from us in this way please tick the relevant boxes below:

  • Please note you may still receive customer service based communications including, surveys or updates about ongoing requests you have with Westgate.

  • You can change your mind at any time. To learn more about how we handle your data, please refer to our privacy policy

Or give us a call now to discuss how we can help...

Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 16:30
+44 (0)1785 242 181

Need help?

Let us help you find what you are looking for...


Get in touch

If you are struggling to find exactly what you are looking for, feel free to give us a call.

+44 (0)1785 242 181

Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 16:30


Didn't find what you were looking for?

Give us a call or request a call back and we'll be more than happy to help you.

+44 (0)1785 242 181