In addition to residential building, Abbey Platinum Master Built takes pride in providing property solutions for commercial clients. Our commercial portfolio includes dental and medical offices, retail store renovations, restaurants, building additions, free standing building development and more. As a commercial builder for Central Alberta, we understand that business renovations, big or small, can be stressful for owners. If you’re considering a commercial renovation in the near future, here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.
Setting a Budget and Timeline are Key Priorities
If you’re in the early stages of looking at what areas you need to improve or expand, two of the biggest things you need to establish while narrowing your options is your allotment for time and money. While there are plenty of renos that can be done for relatively low cost and on a quick turnaround time, identifying your max spend for both will save you a significant amount of hassle in the long run. Once you have hard numbers set (both of which should include some consideration given to how much you’re able to flex), prioritizing your projects and finding a contractor will be much easier.
Work with Your Contractor to Plan How to Work Through Renovations
Many business owners put off renovations because they fear the hassle of “having” to shut down during construction. While building closure can be necessary (but temporary) for safety reasons, it is largely dependent on the nature and the scale of your project. Experienced builders, such as Abbey Platinum, are happy to work with business owners to determine the best way to go about construction with minimal disruption to your daily operations. The best way to ensure a headache free renovation for both customers and your staff is to follow these quick tips:
- Have an honest conversation with your contractor about expectations, needs, any potential challenges and all other details pertaining to your daily operations. As mentioned above, an experienced team will be able to work with you to find mutually beneficial solutions.
- Educate your staff on any safety related changes or need-to-knows surrounding the renovation and ensure safety equipment is readily available (when necessary).
- Make sure your customers are aware of any aspects that may affect them. This may include details like where to park, what corridors are closed, posting visible signage identifying risks, etc.
- Exercise patience. As builders, we understand just how eager you are to set foot in your newly revamped space. Rest assured that our goal is to see your vision come to fruition as quickly as possible.
Learn more about commercial renovations, development, and more for the Central Alberta Region by contacting our team today!