Alright here it is, a little inside information and what we think is pretty important in planning your next commercial development. In no particular order, let’s take a look…
1. LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION!
We have all heard of real estate agents banging on about this but obviously there is enormous truth behind this tag line. Always consider where you are planning to build your next development and who your desired tenant/ owner might be. Freight companies, for example, may only want to be positioned near freeways or port loading docks due to delivery time frames. Others may want to be in an established, bustling commercial precinct.
2. MAXIMISING YOUR PLOT RATIO
When thinking about designing your building on your parcel of land, generally speaking, you may need to maximize your plot ratio. A lot of hardstand may be beneficial to some, but more office/ warehouse space gives you more rental return and perhaps resale value.
3. KEEP USABILITY IN MIND
A commercial premise will most likely have high traffic. Truck deliveries, clients and staff will all be accessing the driveways and parking bays. Designing to accommodate easy entry and exiting of a premise is paramount. If you are fortunate enough to acquire a corner block, always consider two crossovers for access.
4. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
Constructing a tilt-up panel commercial office/ warehouse does not have to be dull and boring ( a quick drive around Perth commercial precincts and you will probably spot a few!) Bringing your creativity and artist flare (we all have a little) to your project, especially your office entry, can really be visually exciting and set you apart from your neighbours. Concrete panels are so versatile and can be designed into any shape and size to achieve a desired effect.
5. CONSIDER YOUR DESIRED MARKET
Adding options such as over-head cranes to your warehouse is a great leasing/ selling point for companies involved in mining, for example.
6. KEEPING IT GREEN
Commercial landscaping is generally kept simple and easy for maintenance and whilst it is a Council requirement, a well designed and maintained landscaped area adds street appeal and gives life to the building behind it.
7. ALL THE WAY UP
We consider two story offices a must. Not only does it lend more space to the warehouse, it creates privacy, which is always important for client meetings which can be held upstairs without being interrupted by a busy front reception.
8. THE “WOW” FACTOR
Using quality products when fitting-out your office and bathroom spaces is a must. From tiling to tap ware, choose functional, good quality fittings and fixtures. Steering away from products and colours which may date is a good idea. Keep it neutral. It could make all the difference when trying to lease or sell your property.
9. CONSIDER WAREHOUSE HEIGHT
Optimise your warehouse’s storage ability by giving it some height. A lot of businesses install racking systems to their warehouse to store their products. Items can be stacked high against the panel inside of a warehouse to save floor space and increase safety. Height matters.
10. YOUR BEST FACADE FORWARD
Using external texture coating, cladding, colour, concrete designs, glass and balustrading, all create a pleasing exterior to a commercial tilt-up panel development. Working with different building materials can really complement each other. Appearances matter.
There are many more points to consider when you take on a commercial development, and one of the most important one is the Builder. Choosing the right Commercial Builder is paramount to achieve a flawless executed build. Here at Buildcom, your project is important to us and we take pride in our company and the developments we are involved in.
Do you have questions about your upcoming project? Our Director and registered Builder, Andy, is more than happy to sit down for a chat.
Get in touch with our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (08) 6180 3853.