When it comes time for a renovation of your commercial property, a checklist is a good way to make sure you’ve got all the necessary steps covered.  Get each step down on paper, cross it off once each one has been completed and go through the list from top to bottom. This will ensure you’re aware of what needs to be done before the project starts and allow you to see how much progress you’ve made.  To help you get started we’ve drawn up the essential commercial renovation checklist.

Planning

Careful planning can make your entire project run smoothly and on time.  Do not neglect this important step. It could be the difference between a successful renovation and one that causes headaches and results in cost overruns.  Your plans will provide the details for each aspect of the project before you actually start. It will give you the insight you need to make sure all the parts are ready to work together.

Design

This is the step where your creativity can come into play.  You’ll be able to add your personality to the minute details and ensure that the finished project is both functional and fashionable.  You’ll be choosing and working with shapes, sizes, colours, textures, materials and more. You’ll also be able to reconcile what you see in your overall vision with what can actually be accomplished.  This is where your mental image will start to come to life.

Pre-Construction

The pre-construction phase is where you get all your permissions in order.  You’ll need to get any building permits approved, environmental assessments done and insurance policies drawn up.  You’ll need to start assessing rates and quotes from suppliers, contractors and labourers and procuring their services and materials.  A thorough inspection of the building site will ensure that you won’t run into unexpected delays or sizing issues.

Construction And Post-Construction

This is where all your planning coalesces into its physical manifestation.   Once construction is completed you’ll need to get the various aspects such as the foundation, electrical and plumbing inspected to ensure they’ve been installed correctly.  Final tweaks and touch ups will allow the newly renovated space to be put back into use.