If the renovation of a home is no easy task, the renovation of an office certainly falls on the harder side of the spectrum. Not only are you designing a place for many more people, but also in the most functional means. Your office needs to cater to potentially hundreds of employees walking and working there all day, all with their own human and professional needs.
This means that it’s very important to hit the ball out of the park. This is not least because of the large amounts of money any office renovation can easily clock up. On top of that, this is not a job that can continue forever. You likely have a need for the space, and any suspension of activity within said area can lead you to finding alternate, perhaps not ideal alternatives.
Of course, a renovation of this magnitude (even in a smaller office,) could be a full time job in itself. On top of that, you will be running an actual business. So this is no task for those with a weak stomach or little courage. Let us help you with some golden advice to get you started:
Consider Worthwhile Upgrades
Renovating an office is often a task undertaken for various purposes, but there is usually a strong intent behind things. Perhaps you would like to extend your office for the additional housing of a new department. Perhaps you wish to segment more meeting rooms out of your empty space, or develop a more private space for the needs of your HR professionals. All of these are worthy intents, but by no means exhaustive.
This is where worthwhile upgrades might also become implemented in the best manner possible. For example, TPO roof repair and installation could help your building withstand a variety of climate conditions with much more ease, perfect if needing to control temperatures within a certain product facility. Perhaps you wish for your stairwell to become more friendly to those with disabilities, or you believe that through a certain wall demolition, you could open up the office and reduce the fire evacuation average time by 10 seconds. There are many smaller upgrades and optimizations like this you may not have considered – but could truly benefit from.
It’s important to consider how your staff will need to cater to the new renovation. They usually cannot work in proximity to construction, unless you somehow manage to have 100% control over dust and debris. However, even if you managed to pull of this miracle, the noise and potential safety hazards would render that part of the office no longer fit for work. It might be that renting out mobile offices outside can ensure that your department can keep working as they wait to return to their new and improved office.
Double Check Safety
Absolutely ensuring your safety standards as a first consideration can help you avoid opening up your staff to becoming vulnerable. Go over your added security needs with your team. Update them for this temporary period. Ensure protocol is being followed, and staff are accountable. This way, you reduce any negative habits leading to injury.
With these tips, we hope your office renovation continues at a smooth pace.