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Things to Keep in Mind When Building Your Commercial Property

March 2, 2022

Building a commercial property is very different than building a home. Many factors contribute to a successful build of a commercial property that home builders don’t need to consider.

The folks at dreamville Custom Homes have built countless beautiful homes for residents across the lower mainland and are also reliable commercial builders in Vancouver. If you’re a business owner looking to build a new property, click here to see some of their past projects.

How does a commercial building differ from a custom home build? Read on for a list of things to keep in mind when constructing your commercial property.

  1. Budget Adequately for Size

Commercial properties are generally much taller than custom homes. It’s important to know the exact dimensions of your custom commercial building and budget accordingly for all the related expenses such as building material and the added labour.

  1. Build Smart

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s that we need to be prepared for anything. Designing your commercial building with smart features such as a high-end air filtration system, open floor concepts, and outdoor spaces can help prevent the spread of sickness and improve productivity.

  1. Leave Some Breathing Room in Your Budget

It’s important to keep in mind that unexpected costs come up all the time, even in a commercial building. Be sure to add at least 5-10% to your allocated budget to allow for unforeseen costs along the way.

  1. Do Your Due Diligence

It might seem obvious, but be sure to obtain your building permits and financing before meeting with your builders. This will keep your overall costs down and will save you from wasting the time of both parties waiting for bureaucratic necessities.

  1. Hire the Right Firm

Take your time when it comes to finding the right contractor to hire. Go through their past work, read testimonials, compare prices, and ask questions. You will be working with their team for a long time, so it’s also important that you choose someone you can get along with. The contractors at dreamville Custom Homes have years of experience as both private residence and commercial builders in Vancouver.

  1. Don’t Forget to Plan Ahead

Everything requires upkeep and buildings are no different. When choosing your design, layout, and building materials, don’t forget to account for the added cost of upkeep. Spending a bit more today on high-quality materials will save you money down the road.

  1. Consider the Impact the Environment Can Have on Your Building

Global warming has become a serious issue every year. Plan for that by working with your contractor and implementing a disaster-proof design.

  1. Consider the Impact Your Building Will Have on The Environment

Choosing environmentally friendly building materials is one way you can protect the environment from industrialization, but beyond that, an energy-efficient design can even give your business a tax break.

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