Making the decision to renovate your existing dental practice can be a very exciting time but there are a few factors that you need to understand before we get the ball rolling.
One of the first things we need to think about is whether your existing building is not only in the best location for you (think ease of parking/ amenities and competitors) but also has the right amount of space and design flexibility to suit your business today and into the future.
Existing building condition are a huge factor when looking at your dental practice renovation, especially if you are in an older building.
As standards and building codes change over the years so do the requirements of your renovation and there may be aspects of your dental practice that need updating for any new works to take place.
Where possible, major services such as electrical, mechanical and plumbing should be checked out by a professional prior to works commencing. Something such as lack of body protection or existing plumbing issues can make a huge impact on your project budget and therefore you need to know what works may be required before signing any contracts, thus reducing the risk of any surprise cost variations.
Of course there are always things that cannot be seen on an initial inspection (and may not be discovered until something such as the removal of flooring has taken place) but having an experienced builder handle your dental practice renovation you are giving yourself the best chance at catching any major issues early.
The current size of your dental clinic is another thing that needs to be taken into consideration when looking at a full dental practice renovation.
Think about where you see yourself within the next 5-10 years and whether your current layout has the room to expand with you and your team.
If business growth is on the cards it is a good idea to think about how you can prepare for the space that will be needed early.
Rooms that can originally be designed for storage or administration can be put together in a way that conversion into a consulting suite is a simple process and will cause minimal disruption to the day to day running of your practice when the time comes.
At Clinics By Design we pride ourselves on our knowledge within the medical industry. With over 30 years of experience we know what to look for and which elements of an existing building or tenancy may be problematic to a full dental practice renovation.
By taking the time to sit down with a qualified medical building specialist not only are you potentially protecting yourself from any unforeseen costs you will also be obtaining sound advise on how to prepare your dental practice for the future in the way of space planning and smart design.
These steps lead the way to your perfect practice and we can’t wait to help you out on your journey.
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