Register
 (photo: Rafael De Lancer)
09.05.2019, 09:50

Approaching Commercial Refurbishments

Furnishing & Decor, White Papers & Briefings, EMEA
Renovation planning can avoid many of the pitfalls associated with refurbishing business premises.

 

Your company may have moved into an old building or require a revamp of existing premises. However, regardless of the reason, success in renovation can be achieved by following a few key steps.


Ensuring you have permission

There are a number of reasons why you might need permission to use the building you’re moving into or renovating. The most important is ‘use classes’ – particularly if you’re planning on changing the building you’re moving into from a residential to a commercial property. The type of changes you’re making to make to the building might also need planning permission – if you’re making an extension, for example. Before you start hiring builders and using a digger hire service, be sure to get all of the fundamentals out of the way first.


Being mindful of workers and other companies in shared premises

Productivity is often a casualty of refurbishment, and how your employees will continue to work throughout the refurbishment should be a concern to keep mind of. While it’s advised that you keep an eye on productivity while refurbishment is taking place, it might be that your employees have to move out temporarily. As part of your refurbishment plan, you should be considering how your workers will continue to carry out their day-to-day jobs. 


Considering practical limitations

Taking down walls and other changes to a building's fabric often require associated changes to utilities infrastructure, and require a practical and level-headed assessment of any design limitations.


An opportunity to replace

Refurbishment projects are often the perfect time for a company to reassess its technology needs, as they are usually accompanied by downtime which presents an opportunity to replace old with new technology. You may find your old systems may have been wasting energy and money. Chatting with your contractor about what could be replaced and how much it will cost upfront, and how much you will save in the long-run could be a savvy move for your business.

 

Overhauling your business property can be a costly venture, however, you may end up making some of it back. On top of the benefits of buying more efficient furniture and technology, there’s also the benefit of creating a much more pleasant space to be in.

 

 

Article rating:

vote data

Leave a reply

Rushmore Primary School. (photo: )
Delta Security  - 12.02.2019, 08:07

Delta Secures a Local Primary School

UK high-security specialist Delta Security has installed a sophisticated 1080p HD CCTV system at the Rushmore Primary School in Hackney.

The Bridges Shopping Centre in Sunderland. (photo: Bowman Riley Architects)
FM Editor  - 15.04.2019, 10:47

OCS Achieves Success at Revo ACE Awards

OCS UK has been named "Top Scoring Service Supplier 2019" at this year's Revo ACE Awards which celebrate retail destinations and people that deliver a consistently positive experience for customers.

 (photo: )
FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 08:10

International Property Award for APAC House

Sodexo's APAC House regional headquarters building in Singapore has won an award in the Office Category of the 2019 International Property Awards.

 (photo: )
FM Editor  - 01.05.2019, 09:05

Future-Orienting Building Systems

A new BACnet/IP automation station from Sauter interfaces with common field bus protocols, the IoT and Cloud storage solutions to facilitate the control of critical building systems.

 (photo: Hufton + Crow © the Design Museum)
FM Editor  - 13.09.2019, 14:47

Design Museum Contract

Pareto FM has been retained as hard services contractor by the Design Museum, the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary architecture and design which is located in Kensington, London.

 (photo: )
FM Editor  - 13.09.2019, 14:16

Transformerless UPS for Smaller Data Centres

Riello UPS has launched Sentryum (S3T), its third generation of transformerless online UPS system designed for smaller data centres and mission-critical environments.

 (photo: )
FM Editor  - 13.09.2019, 13:43

Colour Alerts for Video Walls

A unique alarm system developed for traders at a major financial institution in New York is being used in other applications that benefit from communicating status changes visually in on-screen...

 (photo: )
FM Editor  - 13.09.2019, 12:21

Mobile IP Live Production Studio

Sony Professional Solutions Europe, which is currently exhibiting at this year's International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, has helped DPG Media create a next-generation mobile IP...