So you are looking into constructing your own building for your business, it can all be very overwhelming when you start to think about planning permission, money and organize yourself so that the build goes as smoothly as possible.
Constructing your own building can take up so much time and investment so you do not want it to drag on too long and that it is beneficial for your company.
Starting A Business
If you’re just starting out then hiring a bank advisor can help you to decide where to invest your money along with if you can actually afford it. To make it easier for yourself, creating a business plan to ensure you can put your confidence onto paper to show your results, saving you and your bank advisor time rummaging to find paperwork and figures.
Hiring an engineer and surveyor like Thurlow can keep everything in order by confirming that measurements fit and the design is fit for your brief and tackling projects like structural engineering and project administration whilst protecting the environment, taking the weight off your shoulders. They can inform you of any drainage or metalwork that is hidden or underground or any health and safety that needs to be carried out.
Getting planning permission can be a burden but it’s essential to ensure your project can go ahead. Talking to your neighbors or local councillors can help you get a feel for the area whilst giving you the chance to explain your intentions to give everyone an idea saving you having them down your back later on down the line. Getting hold of the right maps and using them effectively is as simple as downloading your maps from the council and using a red pen to draw a circle around the whole plot you intend to have. Using any other color can lead to your application to be rejected.
Design The Building
The design of the building is very important for you as a business owner. Creating areas that ethically work for your business can go amiss. For example, giving yourself plenty of room for storage areas are always forgotten about along with hallways to be big enough to fit big, items through with ease. Another part of the build which can be forgotten about is the exterior of the building as this is the first thing someone sees when they come to your company.
Another aspect of designing a building is placing windows so they face the sun during the day and bring in the most natural light without having too many. Natural sunlight can be very effective for giving your staff members motivation and making a productive environment.
You could even add specialty extras like heated flooring or a technical boost like connecting light switches and certain technology to a voice controlled system to help cut out time and energy within the business.
Using these ways to help you to construct a building to give you a successful area to work from along with using space efficiently and safely.