What is a Commercial Refurbishment?
A commercial refurbishment is the process of renovating and modernising an already existing commercial space, such as an office, retail store or restaurant. The aim of a commercial refurbishment is to improve the look, feel and functionality of the space, in order to attract new customers or tenants, and increase business profitability.
There are many different aspects to consider when undertaking a commercial refurbishment, such as the type of work required (e.g. structural alterations, decorating, new flooring), building regulations, health and safety issues, and of course, budget.
If you’re thinking about undertaking a commercial refurbishment project, it’s important to seek professional advice from experienced builders and designers who can help you plan and execute the work efficiently and to a high standard.
Reasons for a commercial refurbishment
There can be a number of reasons for why you need to start a commercial refurbishment, such as:
- You’re moving into a new commercial space and want to put your own stamp on it
- Your existing space is looking tired and dated and you want to modernise it
- You want to increase the capacity of your premises (e.g. by adding an extension)
- You need to comply with new building regulations or health and safety standards
Whatever your reasons for embarking on a commercial refurbishment, the end goal is usually the same - to create a better working environment that will ultimately help improve your business bottom line.
Benefits of a Commercial Refurbishment
There are many potential benefits associated with undertaking a commercial refurbishment, including:
- Increasing the value of your property
- Attracting new customers or tenants
- Improving employee morale and productivity
- Facilitating business expansion
- Enhancing your company’s image and reputation
- Refurbishment Considerations
- Before starting work on the refurbishment, you should consider the following:
How long do you plan on staying at the premises?
If you’re only planning on staying for a short period of time, it may not be worth undertaking major work. Conversely, if you anticipate being in the space for many years to come, it’s worth investing in a high-quality refurbishment that will stand the test of time.
What is your budget?
It’s important to have a realistic budget in mind from the outset, as this will dictate the scope and scale of work that can be undertaken.
Are there any building regulations or health and safety issues to consider?
Any commercial refurbishment work must comply with all relevant building regulations and health and safety legislation. This includes ensuring that all electrical and gas work is carried out by a qualified professional.
How disruptive will the work be?
If you’re planning on carrying out major structural work, such as an extension, it’s important to factor in the potential disruption to your business. You may need to consider relocating your premises during the construction phase, or making alternative arrangements for employees, customers and deliveries.
How long the project will take to complete?
The duration of the refurbishment project will depend on its size and complexity. However, it’s important to factor in some contingency time in case of any unforeseen delays.
Choosing the right team
It’s important to choose a team of experienced professionals to carry out the work, as they will be able to advise you on all aspects of the refurbishment, from design and planning through to completion.
If you’re looking for a reliable and reputable commercial refurbishment contractor, get in touch with Concept Construction today. We have many years of experience working on all types of commercial refurbishment projects, and we would be happy to provide you with a free consultation and no-obligation quote.