1. Make Sure You Know What Permits Are Required Depending on the changes you are making and the existing structural features of your building, it may be required to get specific permits from the local authorities. As the owner, you should ensure that you are meeting all the requirements and have permission beforehand. This can help prevent any future complications or disputes. Another advantage is that it helps ensure that all the work complies with the specifications laid down by the authorities.
2. Keep Utility in Mind When Remodeling Both the client and the contractor should keep the utility aspects in mind when renovating a building. If some alterations were suggested previously, this can be the right time to bring them about. There may be need for changes based on the design changes to the building or part of the building or to comply with the regulations. Discuss these needs with the contractor to ensure that you don't have to rework after having completed the renovation project.
3. Think of Adding More Features A renovation is an opportunity to add new building features. These new additions may be planned to increase building strength and/or its appeal. The choice of the feature should be such that it should also add to your building’s value. This can also include adding a water feature or some new floors.
4. Choose Green Materials More and more organizations are using ‘green’ building materials in both new construction projects and renovations. This can help in reducing the environmental impact. It can also help create a positive impact on your community about your organization.
Some of the green material options include the following:
- Bamboo-based materials
- Timber based concrete
- Fly ash based concrete
- Steel-dust based concrete
- Recycled steel
5. Future Ready Designs & Features Whether you are renovating a commercial or residential building, make sure it is future ready. You don't want to be remodeling it again after some time because the design doesn't meet your needs. So when you make any changes to your building, make sure to consider any future needs that may arise. Such needs may also be associated with your business’ growth.
So keep these tips in mind when you want to carry out a renovation of your commercial building. You will be able to save money and reduce the environmental impact.