If you are planning to renovate your commercial premises, there is much to consider, starting with defining the scope of the project, and in order to help you, here are a few important aspects to take into account when planning a commercial premises renovation.
- Disrupting the Day to Day Activities – Ideally, you want to carry out the renovations with a minimum of disruption to the business, and by enlisting the help of a commercial renovation specialist, you can be sure that the day to day activities will be minimally impacted. This might involve some minor inconveniences, as stock may have to be moved, but an experienced renovation contractor would help you create a schedule that allows your business to continue trading while the work is carried out.
- Asbestos – There are still thousands of Australian commercial premises that contain asbestos, which is a very dangerous substance, and building constructed before the 1970s are more likely to contain asbestos. Fortunately, there are companies that specialise in asbestos removal in Perth and if you suspect the presence of asbestos, they can carry out tests to determine whether or not asbestos is present. If it is found that asbestos is present, the experts can safely remove all traces of the material, making the area safe to carry on with the renovations.
- Cost – Of course, cost is a major factor and by asking several contractors to quote for the project, you are in a better position to make an informed decision on the best way forward. Most contractors are happy to work to the client’s budget, and of course, your choice of materials will have some bearing on the final cost, and by discussing all of the options with the renovator, you can make the best choice.
- Waste Removal – Every renovation project would generate waste, which is something the contractor would normally handle, and if asbestos or another hazardous material is involved, this means special care must be taken when removing the waste. The contractor would have a policy regarding hazardous waste, and it worth checking that they are registered as a hazardous material remover and that they responsibly dispose of any hazardous materials.
- Project Timeline – It is important that the work is carried out in accordance with your preferred time schedule, so look for a contractor that has adequate resources to ensure the work is completed on time. If you are ordering new machinery to be installed, this is even more critical, as delays can be costly, and by talking to the contractor, you should be able to endure that everything is completed on time.
- Materials – The best type of materials to use are those that require little or no maintenance, plus you should be looking for materials that stand the test of time. As with all building projects, price should not be the overriding factor, as paying a little more for something that will last for many years is preferable to having to replace after a few years.
Commercial renovations are sometimes necessary and by taking all of the above into consideration, your project should have a successful outcome.