If you’ve been putting off renovating your commercial space because you’re afraid it’ll disrupt your work environment or are unsure where to start, you’re not alone.
Commercial renovation projects can be huge undertakings, typically costing hundreds of dollars and taking months to complete. However, to help you get off to a good start, the experts at D.W. Inc. have compiled a few pro tips.
Here they are.
Don’t Rush Into Decisions. Make a Detailed Plan
If you rush into a commercial renovation project without prior planning, you’re openly inviting disaster and chaos to your workplace. Remember, this is a long-term investment that’ll cost a significant amount of time and money—not a time to make whimsical decisions. It’s essential to have a proper plan in place, so your workflow doesn’t get disrupted.
Of course, some decisions will come up as work is ongoing, but have as many things in order as you possibly can before construction commences. This will reduce the chances of unforeseen delays and setbacks, and help your project run smoother. Part of your planning process should be dedicated to creating a construction schedule and phasing plan.
Set a Realistic Timeline
As we’ve highlighted above, creating a construction schedule is an essential part of renovation project planning. If you don’t have a project timeline to refer to, your project will drag on. Here at D.W. Inc., we provide the client with a project timeline with each commercial renovation job we undertake. It outlines every task that we’ll complete during the course of the project, with an estimated time of when it’ll be completed.
Having a project schedule ready before work begins also make the administrative part of the process easy. The material and fixtures can be ordered in accordance with the schedule, so they’re available by the time they’re needed.
Choose the Right Commercial Renovation Contractor
If you get this part right, the two points mentioned above will automatically be taken care of. So, how do you judge the skills, professionalism, and quality of the contractor? Well, in addition to consulting online reviews and talking with previous clients, see if you can visit one of their current or previous job sites. This will provide you with an accurate idea of the contractor’s workmanship quality and worksite orderliness.
If you’re seeking a trusted and reliable commercial construction and renovation contractor in Ottawa, you’re at the right place! D.W. Inc. is one the best the capital city has to offer! Visit our website to learn more about our services or get in touch with us for an estimate for your project.