Refurbishment VS New Build
The biggest question on business owners’ minds when they begin to outgrow their space is refurbishment vs new build. Each option has pros and cons associated with them. While a new build will offer more space in a potentially short turnaround, you would need to consider the location. If you already employ people, you would need to think about the change in travel. If the new location is out of reach for many of your employees, what would happen?
Many businesses worry that a refurbishment will encroach on their business activities. However, when choosing your contractors, you can make it clear that work will still be continued. They will then be able to plan with you and your staff how the work will commence. An experienced team will make the refurbishment process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
There are many ways you can increase the space in your current offices and warehouse. Using Mezzanine Floors is the most obvious, this will make use of the space overhead giving you an extra floor.
Cleaver positioning of partitioning and shelving can create zones that will allow for a more segmented workspace while providing storage.
How long do refurbishments take?
How long is a piece of string? The length of time required for a refurbishment project depends entirely on the size of the space and the level of detail. A simple welfare facility refurbishment may only take a few weeks, a complete office refurbishment with facilities and storage areas would take longer.
Team Total’s top tips!
- Keep in mind your requirements and budget, it can be easy to get carried away on refurbishment projects. Take a long hard look at what you need and the problems you are facing. Then express those requirements to your contractor.
- Always be honest about what you are expecting. That way your contactor can provide a more accurate quote and time frame for your refurbishment.
- The devil is in the details, be sure to provide as much information as possible. This will make it easier to provide your dream space.