When extending your business property or premises, it’s true to say that there’s plenty on the line. Not only will an extended office or business premises grant your firm further utility for its aims, but it will define the values and virtues your business prioritizes, only this time visible in a fully integrated form.
For this reason, it’s worth considering the fundamentals, and paying for quality rather than aiming to have this job performed at any cost. Just like hiring your first employee or setting up your first logistical cycle as part of your business, extending your business premises is a business milestone worthy of prolonged consideration.
Business owners just getting into this space can often find themselves somewhat out of their depth, and there’s no shame in that. In this post, we’ll discuss the three most essential aspects of having a new wing placed on your building (or an outbuilding constructed on your land) and just what aspects you should look for to determine quality and worth. Let’s offer some advice:
The Construction Company
It can be healthy to enter prolonged discussions with the construction service you hope to use. Often, they will have portfolios to show you, will be able to help determine the scope of the job, can dispel idealistic notions and will always prioritize safety.
It’s worth reading their past reviews, and dive into the details with them regarding materials, equipment such as excavator hire, and project planning timelines. Often, you will work with an architect first who will help bridge the relationship with the construction outfit to make sure the overall result is not only achievable, but practical and meets your goals. Make sure they are measured, and beware construction companies that promise you the world and are keen to get to work without talking first.
Suspension Of Service & Safety
Of course, when you’re dealing with an active construction site surrounding your premises, odds are that accepting customers or clients into your building, let alone staff at full capacity, could be a problem. It’s important to plan for this suspension of service and to integrate other measures such as remote working, or at the very least funnel attendees through other entrances to make sure they are safe. Continuing to complete thorough risk assessments will also aid you.
It’s important to opt for the most professional service when chasing your goals, and unfortunately, haggling will not only prevent you from getting a good service but can lessen the scope of quality materials you may have had otherwise. It’s important to budget for good construction work, not hacked jobs. It’s also a good idea to use a cohesive construction outfit that can refer you to other professionals, such as plumbers or electricians down the line. This way, you can more readily and easily consider the entire projects as a working process rather than a simple product on a manufacturing line – this way it can remain adaptable and specified.
With this advice, we hope you can remain realistic and effective when extending your business premises.