With the right planning and preparation, you can begin renovating a warehouse that accommodates your business’s growing storage needs.
Your warehouse is the heart of your business. It is where the product comes in and goes out and where raw materials are transformed into products that meet your customers’ needs. As your business expands, you will need a bigger space for your inventory. However, there are certain things to consider before you relocate or reconfigure your current space to ensure it serves its purpose. Here are the six factors to consider in your warehouse building.
1. Determining your needs before you begin
The first step in creating a successful warehouse design is determining what type of warehouse building you require. You might want a large, open concept facility with lots of natural light, or something smaller yet spacious enough for your inventory. If you have specific requirements, such as a loading dock or forklift access, include them in your wish list.
Your warehouse should be able to store all the goods you have now, plus some room for future growth. A common mistake that businesses make is choosing a warehouse for their current needs. If you do this, you will likely find that you need more storage space sooner than expected and have to move again! Avoid this by making sure you keep in mind the possibility of business growth and expansion needs.
You need to think about the site regarding how convenient it will be for anyone working within and accessing the warehouse. Also, think of how cost-effective the location is. Considers aspects like transport links, whether close to a highway or railway and even access to skilled workers.
4. Safety considerations
Safety is a critical consideration when renovating an warehouse. Key safety features include sprinkler systems and fire alarms, security systems, and access control. Ventilation, air quality, floor loading capacity, and electrical design are other vital features.
The layout of your warehouse is essential, especially if you plan on having a lot of traffic flow in and out regularly. You will want to consider the distance from receiving doors to shipping doors and any other main areas that receive or send out products. It would be convenient for both employees and customers if these areas were close together and easy to navigate.
Illumination is a crucial factor in safety and productivity. Ensuring that all areas are visible helps avoid accidents and allows employees to work more efficiently. In addition, lighting can be used for security purposes and to improve aesthetics. By using energy-efficient lighting, you can reduce costs too.
7. Consider maintenance costs
Consider how easy it is to keep the building clean and comfortable. The easier it is to maintain, the lower the costs. For example, concrete may be less expensive than carpeted floors in the long run. The maintenance costs associated with carpets, such as cleaning and replacing them often, are high.
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As your company grows and develops, you may realize that your storage needs also increase. The best way to handle this is to find a warehouse space for your needs. Mirodan Contracting offers you the best interior warehouse build outs with a team of experts to construct your space as you need it.
Contact us today if you want to renovate a warehouse space that will positively impact your business’s productivity and efficiency.
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