you’re in the construction industry, it can be hard to tell the difference
between commercial and residential construction. The two types of building work
are often lumped together under one umbrella term: “construction,”
but they are incredibly different from each other. Both types of buildings have
their own unique set of challenges and requirements when it comes to design and
building materials. These differences can especially impact how each type of
structure is built, how much it costs, and who is best suited to do the work.
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Construction is a cyclical industry, so when it’s strong, it’s strong. When it’s weak, well…you get the picture. But right now, construction is in a boom period that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. That means 2023 construction will be exciting and full of new technology—but it may also be a bit chaotic for those who aren’t prepared. So, let’s take a look at the 2023 construction market, and what you can expect for your commercial property.
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Bringing an outdated office space into the 21st century is one of our specialties here at Souder Brothers. Clients come to us all the time with a desire to renovate, but no idea where to start.
As a one-stop shop design/build firm, we have the expertise and the experience to give you the most efficient space possible for your needs through an office renovation for your facility in Pennsylvania & the greater Philadelphia area. The planning stage of any commercial renovation is essential. Here are our top tips to maximize your renovation project:
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Here’s the question: How exactly are you supposed to know when the time is right to begin a major renovation of your commercial property. For that matter, when is a good time to start even a partial fit-out, such as an upgrade to your entranceway and lobby? Or perhaps the installation of new windows? Or even a project as seemingly simple as a brick-repointing job or a new door?
As for the answer … well, if you own a commercial building but don’t happen to work in the commercial real estate or development trade yourself, the truth is that questions about the timing of a renovation aren’t always easy to answer. Because no matter how successful or debt-free your company is, the fact remains that spending superfluously is almost always a bad idea.
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As with any construction project, a commercial fit-out in PA requires you to ask a lot of questions. By asking the right questions before you start, you can avoid some very major pitfalls once work is underway.
Here are some things you should consider before starting a commercial fit-out in PA.
How is the property zoned?
Zoning rules vary from community to community. It’s a good idea to look at the zoning regulations for the community for where you’re building before you build, particularly if the project involves changing the use of a building. You may need approval from the community’s zoning board before you can proceed with the work.
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