Many associate surveyors as a necessary expense for those purchasing a new home. But if you are wondering “do I need a surveyor for my commercial building” the answer is still yes. While you may not always be required to have a surveyor, having an expert eye at the right stages of your project can save you time and money down the line.
Purchasing or constructing a commercial building should never be undertaken lightly. It is a commitment that will affect your business’ bottom line for years to come. Commercial surveyors can give you peace of mind and ensure your business is investing its funds wisely. Here are just some of the ways a commercial surveyor can benefit your project.
Health & Safety
When you construct or purchase a commercial building you need iron-clad assuredness that it will conform to all health and safety legislation. Businesses have strict legislation to follow and it can cost you considerably more to convert your building to fit the standards than it would to ensure your initial purchase of build has sufficient measures.
Gain the clarity you need on all matters of health and safety by hiring a commercial surveyor at relevant points. They will be able to make recommendations and provide the assurance that your building will be fit for purpose, for you and your staff.
Avoid Future Issues
If you are leasing a commercial building, your business will be responsible for its maintenance until the lease expires. Commercial property surveyors can give you a list of areas that require your attention now, and those which will need some TLC down the line, allowing you to input your maintenance costs into the projected budget.
Commercial properties are rarely built to the same standards as residential ones. The construction materials are more likely to include reinforced concrete or cladding, and other construction tweaks to aid longevity.
Residential surveyors or those who are familiar with residential construction will not be able to spot the same potential issues as a trained commercial property surveyor. Commercial properties have unique construction methods and it takes a trained eye to understand their complexities.
Your commercial surveyor will be able to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in your building allowing you to avoid investing in a poorly constructed property that will haemorrhage money or amend your build while it is cost-effective to do so.
If you are looking at expanding an existing business property, commercial surveyors can help you do so in the most effective way. A poorly designed expansion can weaken the structural integrity of the original building; a well-designed expansion can remove or shore up existing weaknesses, side-stepping potential future repair costs.
At Pentium, we offer a wide range of services, and we prioritise excellence in all that we do. Our staff are expertly trained and yet we can offer our services at a highly competitive rate as we don’t need to subcontract. Our surveying services are expert and thorough, giving you the confidence you need to finish your construction project or seal the deal on a new purchase.
If you would like to discuss your commercial surveyor needs, please leave us a message on the website, or speak to one of the team on 01293 804 708.
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