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Tips for Managing Timings When Completing an Office Refurbishment

By 17 October 2017Office

An office refurbishment project is no simple undertaking, and I can speak to experience thanks to the many customers we have helped. Not only are there tons of design choices and decisions to be made, but often the office needs to remain functional and operational while the refurbishment is taking place. This adds an extra snag in the plan to what is an already hectic time.

If you’ve got plans for an office refurbishment then managing the time is crucial. This helps to ensure everything stays on schedule, gets done in the correct order, and that your business is affected for the least amount of time possible. Here are some tips you can use that will help you manage the timing of the refurbishment and help to move things along in a smooth and organised manner.

Look for Outside Help

One of the first tips I like to share with businesses ready to embark on a refurbishment is to get help with the project. No matter how small or large your refurbishment project is, your focus still needs to be on the operation of the business itself – not a renovation project. That’s where us here at MC Interiors can come in very handy. We are able to provide partition walls, furniture, fit bulkheads, put in suspended ceilings, and create a design that is both functional and attractive.

The fact that we have renovate offices in Manchester, Cheshire, Liverpool, and Warrington makes us very flexible and easy to rely on. Our experts are trained in taking all your needs and wants into consideration and then putting together a design that exceeds your vision.

Make Sure You’ve Got the Go-Ahead to Perform the Refurbishment

Another tip is to make sure you get your landlord’s permission to do the work. A formal design should be submitted to the landlord and then should be signed off. This can take some time so it’s wise to allow one to three months for this process.

Consider the Fact You May Have to Temporarily Re-Locate Your Operations

While not ideal, there is a chance you may have to temporarily re-locate during the refurbishment. Once you’ve got your design plan laid out and the steps clearly described, then you can start to look at things a bit more critically and determine if it’s still possible to conduct business in the space.

Get Rid of Unwanted and Unneeded Items

In order to clear space and allow the refurbishment team to get its work done faster and smoother it’s a good idea to sell any unwanted or unneeded furniture and equipment in advance. It just makes it easier for the refurbishment team if they aren’t having to step over all kinds of things. Selling the items can also make you a little extra money which can then be invested in the refurbishment. Anything that doesn’t sell, should be disposed of before the work begins.

Thanks to these tips you’ll be able to keep your refurbishment project running smoothly and on time.

Josh Cartledge