Building An Office From The Ground Up
The office is the one place we think of whenever we hear the word ‘business’. It’s something we can’t separate from running a company; the office is where all the deals are made and the emails are sent and where the petty cash is kept in the safe. It’s probably a very important facet of your business, and if you don’t have one, now’s the time to consider how it could help your business.
If you’ve got a commercial space available to move you and your business into, that’s always going to be the easiest option. But for some of us, we want to be completely in control over how our office looks, inside and out. So here’s a couple of ideas to keep in mind if you’re looking to build an entirely new building for your company to thrive inside.
Finding a Site
Your office needs to have the perfect location to it, to make sure you’re on people’s minds when they walk by, with easy access for anyone who has a meeting with you. But at the same time, you want the office to be more private than the shop you run, to make sure you always have a calm and peaceful environment to get your work done in.
And if the perfect site near you doesn’t exist for this purpose, feel free to make one for your needs! There’s plenty of crane hire out there for a reason, and digging out an old or disused site to make sure you can innovate your company there is a great way to revitalise the landscape.
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Get the Lighting Right
The lighting is going to be a big part of your new office space, as there’s a lot of evidence behind its harmful effect compared to simply opening the blinds. But you’re also going to be spending a lot of money on your lighting bill each month when you’re using bulbs that have excess wattage to them. And if you’ve had the new office wired for an overhead light over every desk section, you’re wasting money.
So make sure you’re using energy efficient bulbs first of all, and then make sure you don’t’ have any more than maybe 4 or so lights per room, if your building is average sized. You can always add more lighting in later, but it’s going to be a lot harder to have them removed because the environment doesn’t feel great to anyone working in it!
Don’t Forget About the Cables!
You’re going to want a network room, with all your server machinery in and all the computer wiring stored there too, to keep hazards out of the way and to make sure you’re focused on the technological side of your business. It’s one of the most important sides after all, so it’s much better to have a dedicated room off to the side of the main area; makes repairs a lot easier to manage too!
Building an office doesn’t have to be that hard!
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