A new building for your business is a huge investment. Not only will you have to make a firm commitment to your business, but you will also have to choose a team you can rely on to complete the job on time for an affordable price. It is a huge step for both you and your business. You will have to go above and beyond to make sure everything runs smoothly.
The following are 5 important factors you need to consider before building a commercial building.
The first step in your new venture will be to find the best location. This will depend on the type of business you will be putting into your new space. For example, a retail business will need to be in a high-traffic area where your customers will have easy access. Different types of businesses have different needs. Look at similar businesses and see where they fit in the best. Although you don’t have to follow the norm, it’s best not to deviate far.
- The Perfect Space
The next step after finding the right location is to design the perfect space. Know what your employees will need to be able to do their jobs successfully. You have several options, from an open concept to a more traditional layout. You can build cubicles with movable walls or create office spaces. If you need larger areas for machinery and equipment, you can separate those areas off while still having enough room for your offices and a conference area. Know your business and know what types of space are needed when you start the design process.
Your budget will determine much of what you are capable of when designing any new commercial space. Once you have determined your budget, you will need to get the appropriate financing before you start to put your plan in motion. Look closely at your long-term goals when setting your budget. You will need to have a financial plan in place that will allow your business to continue to grow without being bogged down with debt.
- Plans, Permits, and Zoning
For any type of construction to occur, you will have to have your plans approved, apply for all of the appropriate permits, and make sure that you comply with any zoning ordinances for your area. This process should be started as soon as you begin to lay out your plans for the new property. The timing is important since you may have to alter your plans to ensure they remain in compliance with local zoning regulations. You should apply for your permits as soon as possible so they will be approved by the time you are ready to break ground.
- Hiring the Right Architect/Contractor
The right architect or contractor will complete your project with you, not for you. Anyone can do the work for you. It’s important to hire a team that accepts your input and will allow you to play a role in making specific decisions that will affect the outcome of the structure. They will be able to offer you sound advice and give you recommendations that can improve the layout or overall structure of the building. In the end, you will have a commercial space that is exactly what your business will need to succeed.
Building your business requires the perfect space for growth and productivity. At Proforma Construction, you have access to a team of professionals who are dedicated to assisting you in creating the type of commercial space your company will need to achieve all of its goals. Call or visit our office today to find out how we can help you make all of your company’s goals a reality.