5 Benefits To Hiring A General Contractor For Interior Build Out

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An interior build out is greatly enhanced by a knowledgeable and experienced General Contractor, who can save you money, time and many hassles.

It is common for tenant spaces to be constructed as plain buildings with white walls and doors, and not much else. The assumption with this type of construction is that an interior build out will be conducted based upon particular tenants’ needs. A blank room can take on multiple appearances based on the design and execution of the space. 

Retail, residential and commercial interior build outs are all greatly benefited by hiring a General Contractor. In fact, PCI knows how to help you avoid many common hassles and we can also save you money on any project. Here are 5 benefits to hiring a General Contractor for your interior build out.

1. Reduce Altercations That Are Bound To Arise

A tenant, landlord and building owner are known to have frequent disagreements and negotiations regarding just how to utilize and redesign a raw space. Such as:

  • What improvements need to be made?
  • Who is going to pay for the improvements?
  • Who is going to do the job properly?
  • At the end of the lease which items (if any) is the current tenant allowed (or required) to remove? (Reference)

A General Contractor knows how to resolve these issues and reduce friction to produce the best results possible for all involved parties.

2. Never Miss A Thing When It Comes To Commercial Building Permits

Not always, but in most cases a tenant build out or commercial alteration requires proper permitting. The purpose of permits is to ensure every building meets all state and county building regulations, promoting greater public health, safety and general welfare of those that use or frequent a structure.

There are many common indicators that a permit is necessary, but some of the most common include:

  • There is no current valid Certificate of Occupancy.
  • If the use of the commercial space is going to change post-alterations. For instance, if the space is now a restaurant and will become a clothing retail store.
  • Any fire-rated assemblies are revised, repaired or replaced.
  • If anything structural is changed, added or removed.
  • Water supply and distribution systems are scheduled to change. This includes sanitary drainage and vent systems.
  • Electrical wiring is altered or added on to.

According to section 105.1 of the Florida Building Code: “Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any impact resistant coverings, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building Official and obtain the required permit.” (Reference)

A General Contractor will make sure you’re permitted as needed, avoiding any mix-ups once construction is already underway. 

3. Keep Everything Up To Local & State Building Codes

Even if you have the proper permits that doesn’t mean it’s easy to ensure every last detail of a residential or commercial build out is up to code. That’s where an experienced project manager comes in handy. With many years in the industry PCI knows exactly how to personalize a project so that it is uniquely perfect while still up to code and on par with current regulations.

4. Get The Best Deals On Materials

Trying to manage a build out project on your own is not only difficult; it can also be rather costly. An experienced building manager has connections in the industry that help secure the best deals throughout any project. When you are able to save money it takes less time to see a return on investment, something every property owner appreciates.

PCI has worked with countless architects, engineers and designers all throughout the State of Florida. As a result, we offer our customers the connections necessary to secure the best deals in the area of commercial building interiors.   

5. Develop A Plan That Works From The Get-Go

We are here to help get your project moving in the right direction from the planning process onward. The key to success is developing a plan that is suited to its intended purposes and any regulations. Changing up design or architectural plans can get pretty expensive, that’s why it’s so important to get things right from the get-go. Avoid costly delays and inconveniences by allowing our expertise to help guide the way.

If you are looking for a superior full-service interior-contracting firm there is no one better for the job than Perillo Construction Inc. We work closely with architects, developers, and anyone else involved in a project to ensure the best results are secured at only the very best prices for you interior buildout.