One of the problems with a shop fit out is in finding reliable builders for the project, and one of the best ways to do this is to ask around your network in the retail trade for the names of a few good builders. Just picking a renovation company at random is not the best strategy to use, as this can result in an overblown budget, poor workmanship and extended time frames.
Let’s take a look at some of the more common problems builders can make when they work on a shop fit out, so you can understand why finding an experienced builder is your number 1 priority. ·
- Inaccurate time frames: When you own and operate a retail store, you will have a fixed time for the start and completion of your shop renovation. Time is money and the longer your store is out of business, the more money you will lose. So when the builder doesn’t turn up on the start day, runs over time, and is on-site one day and not the next, it is your livelihood that is in jeopardy.
- Hidden costs: When you have a strict budget, you want all of the building and renovation costs for your shop fit out itemised and finalised. You don’t want to hear about hidden costs that were not included in the original quote, suddenly rearing their head once construction has commenced.
- Poor consultation: The majority of these problems, including overpromising on what can’t be delivered with your budget and time frame, could all have been avoided with a full and complete consultation. Too often, builders have their own ideas of what the client needs, which doesn’t actually gel with what the client wants! A comprehensive consultation will assist both the renovation company and the client to have a successful build that is on time and within budget.
JEBBUILT have a solid reputation within the industry for starting and completing a shop fit out on time with no hidden costs. Call us today on 0431 065 019 or get a quote online today.