After many years as construction management professionals, we recognize that a commercial renovation project requires a huge commitment, in terms of time and money. Below we have included four of the most frequently asked questions about commercial renovations to help you decide if it’s right for you.
How Long Will the Project Take?
Commercial renovations bring significant changes to the way the staff and management utilize their workspace. Customers always want the contractors to complete the improvements in a quick manner. A good contractor will sit down with you and try to do some pre-planning, and may even give a ballpark figure, but they will tell you that the schedule isn’t concrete because any unexpected issues could throw off the schedule.
How Much Will the Project Cost?
Commercial renovation cost varies depending upon the required staffing, material arrivals, and unexpected issues with various systems, including structural, electrical, and plumbing. A good contractor will answer much the same as for the duration; they’ll give an estimate that they will try hard to stick to, and explain that it may vary due to unexpected issues.
Do I Need Permits?
You will need permits for most upgrades to your property. Your contractor can help you determine what permits to apply for. If you are planning to renovate the entire place, including drywall, structural changes, and window replacement, you’ll need a whole package of sanctions. Before the project begins, consult your local municipal office and ask what you will need. The approved paperwork needs to be displayed on the work-site.
Can We Use the Workspace During Renovations?
Many businesses choose to continue using the workspace during renovations to help reduce downtime. However, hosting a crew of architects, designers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, contractors, and construction workers can get messy and crowded. Depending on your project, a good contractor will assist you with a schedule to give your staff ample time to relocate.
Please contact us today if you need a reliable contractor for your commercial renovation.