Published on Wednesday, 27th February 2019
Most businesses have an identical goal: to grow. All businesses want to expand and get bigger. To do this, our premises need to get bigger too. However, this can sometimes be difficult depending on your existing premises. With this in mind, we are going to take a look at some of the different options that are available to you, as well as providing some tips on how to go about this.
Rethink your existing space
The first thing you need to do is rethink your workspace. Expanding your office does not always mean going bigger. It could be that you need to knock down a few walls and create an open plan environment, which will seat more people, take a look at our renovation of Halfpenny Green Wine Estate. You need to think about the ways in which your office is being used at present and whether you could make some changes that will enable more people to work without having a detrimental impact on productivity and overall mood. Perhaps you have a room that is not being used effectively at the moment? You may want to look at transforming this into more office space. This is where a good builder really shows his or her worth. They will be able to look at your existing set-up and advise you on the best way to maximise what is available to you.
Think about the future
When it comes to expanding your office space, you don’t only need to think about the near and now, but you need to think about the future too. Why has the need for more space arisen? It is because of one specific project or is it because your business has simply expanded? After all, if it is because of a specific project, is it likely that the growth will then dwindle once the project is complete? If so, would temporary accommodation work better? Thinking about the future is also critical for those expect growth to occur at a fast pace over the coming years. You don’t want to find yourself in the same position one year down the line, wondering how you are going to expand your office space.
Expanding your existing workplace
A professional builder will also be able to assess your options in terms of expanding your existing workplace, helping you to determine whether relocation is necessary. Of course, relocation should always be the last resort. Not only does it cost a lot to move to a new office space but also it can be a lot of hassle, resulting in a considerable amount of downtime for your business. Plus, if you are situated in a prime business spot and you have a good standing in the area, the last thing you want to do is move and have to start all over again. A professional builder can help you to ensure that this will not be the case. After all, there are so many different ways you can expand your business. You can build upwards, you can build outwards, or you can even have a separate building constructed. There are more options than you may realise!
Help from a commercial contractor
Commercial contractors like ourselves can help to refurbish existing premises, add additional facilities, and restore premises back to their original condition. It is important to choose with care, though. You need a professional building firm that has handled projects like this time and time before, so you can be sure they have the skills and experience to provide you with the best solution. It is also vital to make sure they have the required level of experience and qualifications, and that they have passed the necessary health and safety regulations too. The best companies will have photographs on their website where you will be able to see some of the work that they have done so far. This will give you a good understanding as to whether this is the sort of firm you want to work on your project or not.
So, there you have it – some crucial information on how to expand your office space. As you can see, there is a lot that needs to be considered, which is why it is advisable to use the services of an experienced builder. Here at AJG, we can recommend the right solutions based on the ins and outs of your current situation and your goals in terms of office expansion.
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