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Factors to Consider for a Commercial Building Estimate

If you are looking to construct a commercial building for your business, there are many factors to consider when getting a commercial building estimate. As leading providers of commercial construction solutions, the team at Twin Maple Construction knows how difficult it can be to manage the many moving parts of a large project. When building an estimate, there are many elements that can dramatically increase or reduce the final price, making it difficult to build an accurate budget. That is why our team has provided a list of the most important considerations to keep in mind when getting an estimate for your commercial construction project.

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Key Considerations for Commercial Building Estimates

The following factors can have a significant impact on the final cost and duration of your commercial construction project:

The Site Location and Condition

Does your construction site location feature pavement, curbs, surrounding buildings, or nearby power lines? Are you looking to remodel an existing building, tear down an old building and construct a new facility, or build on an empty lot? Each of these factors greatly impact the amount of time and money it will take to get the job done right. The condition of the soil, weather conditions, and other environmental factors can also affect the process.

Mechanical Systems and Technology

What types of mechanical systems and devices are needed for your commercial facility? Whether you need a massive HVAC unit, professional kitchen equipment, or conveyance systems, it is important to determine where these devices will be installed. The cost of these items must also be accounted for to ensure accurate budgeting.

Wants vs. Needs

Ensure that you understand what is required for your commercial facility, and what is optional or nice to have. This will help give you an accurate baseline for your budget. This baseline can then be scaled up based on features and devices you would like to add, creating a balance between wants and needs.

Previous Jobs and Experience

To ensure the best possible results for your commercial building project, you want to choose a commercial construction company with a solid reputation and deep industry experience. While a first-time builder or newer company could be cheaper, their results and process may not be at the level of quality you need. When obtaining a commercial building estimate, do not hesitate to ask potential builders about their experience and references.

To learn more about commercial building estimates or to get started with your commercial project, get in touch with the team at Twin Maple Construction. We can be reached through our online contact form are ready to answer any questions you may have.