Found the space, create the vision…
21 February, 2020
First and foremost, it’s location, location, location. Once you have discovered the ideal commercial space for you then you’ll need to find a team that you have confidence in to drive your vision forward and make it a reality.
It’s always important to have established working relationships with a team that sees your vision for the space - Commercial Interior Designer, Construction Manager, Fire Engineer, Electrician, Council and any other respective contractors. If you have not yet found a Commercial Interior Designer – undertake some research, ask around, or even contact a Construction company who could a) point you in the right direction b) have close relationships and could provide you with contact details and/or initiate conversation. It’s always a good idea to be transparent when it comes to budget - if you’re all on the same page and are working towards the same vision then budget for the fit out really should be discussed upfront.
If you didn’t know…
1. The Commercial Interior Designer - supplies you with working and finished plans plus hospitality functions i.e. food service, equipment plan - ultimately important for the electrician
2. The Construction Manager - should outline the project timeline and costing for the construction, fit out, painting and decorating
3. The Fire Engineer - must provide a report which may contain emergency lighting, sprinkler placement, exit/escape routes, smoke detectors and alarms
Your chosen team should offer free advice right from the initial consultation and can assist with the preparation drawings or are happy to work with pre-existing designs from an external designer. In some cases it may be normal business practice for the Construction Manager to arrange everything from the purchasing, delivery, construction, building and installation of fixtures, furniture, wall treatments, shelving, light fittings and electrical - what works for you and the team is the best method for all.
If you’re looking for a reputable Commercial Fit Out company for your next project, why not get in touch with BCG Construction now, we’ll keep it simple.