Not every contractor can manage a renovation project that involves a commercial building. However, these types of buildings frequently need updating to suit the types of tenants who use the space. The renovation of office buildings comes with many of the same issues associated with residential properties, although on a larger scale. Hendren Construction Company, LLC, is located in Albuquerque, NM, and we serve the greater Albuquerque area. Call us at 505-991-0063 any time to discuss remodeling your commercial property.
Nix the DIY Route
This is one project you don’t want to tackle on your own; we wanted to get that out in the open as quickly as possible. You need to get a contractor to handle the work on your behalf. This person or company will help to determine what kind of work is needed on the complex. There will be many factors to think about when faced with this task. The first important one is whether the building already has tenants. If there are tenants, any remodeling work must take into consideration the impact on them and their clients.
Finding out What Paperwork is Necessary
Building codes, safety laws, and other authorizations come into play when it comes to commercial property. Making sure that everything is above board is especially important as failure to comply can have far reaching implications. Not getting the right permission can result in the authorities stopping the work. There may be hefty fines levied against you and or the contractor, and there is considerable risk to workers and tenants due to unsafe building practices.
Getting everyone on the same page can be difficult, especially if there are many tenants in the building. Since disruption is almost a certainty with these types of projects, tenants must be willing to undergo some level of displacement during the renovation. If there will be major electrical work for example, it may be necessary to have all tenants agree to operate away from the complex for a day or two to allow this work to go on. Getting them all to agree on this for the same period can be a logistical nightmare.
This is an important aspect of commercial property renovation. You must have a budget developed that will cover the work to be done as well as extras that may crop up during the process. Do not put together a budget before you have discussed this with your contractor and gotten professional input. With commercial renovations, it is also important to include at least 10 percent contingency in your budget for all those things that can go wrong.
It is not just any contractor or builder who has the skills and manpower to tackle remodeling of a commercial property. Make sure you speak to experienced contractors like us to help you with your commercial building renovation. Hendren Construction Company, LLC, is fully licensed, bonded, and insured to work in the greater Albuquerque area. We look forward to discussing your commercial remodeling project at length. Give us a call any time for an appointment at 505-991-0063.