Building a warehouse is a large investment and its worth spending the time to get right.
Below, we take a look at the major points you need to focus on as you plan and construct your warehouse.
Building Permits & Zoning.
This is something to get on top of early. If you have a location in mind, you need to ensure that the council will allow you to build there, and you need to know what kind of limitations they might set on your warehouse building.
A good shed builder will have an in-house expert who can guide you through the building permit process. They will take care of the details and you can focus on ensuring you get the structure you need.
Find Out How Much Space You Need.
If you’re building a warehouse, you probably already have an operation of some kind. Measure out the space that this operation takes up. This is the absolute minimum space your warehouse needs to cover but, given that you’re probably a growing operation, you’re going to need to calculate how much more space you might need.
An investment in your company’s infrastructure of this size should suit yours needs for 5 – 10 years (after which you may need to consider further expansion). Write down a growth plan the details your productivity increase year by year, then calculate how many extra machines etc. this will require. You can then start to estimate how much space you’ll need in 5 or 6 years times.
Consider Storage Space.
If you hold stock, this is another thing to consider. If you’re planning on allocating storage space; what will go in there and how much space will it take up? These things need to be considered when developing the plans for a warehouse.
Access and vehicles.
The design of your warehouse needs to allow vehicles to access your building and there needs to be spaces allocated for loading, unloading, deliveries and packing.
Find Opportunities for Improvement.
You’re taking them time to take a big step forward with your business. This is also the time to think about how you can get ahead. If there are efficiencies or new techniques that you can incorporate into the design of your warehouse, this can be a great way to increase your competitive edge.
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8 Of The Most Beautiful, Decadent Homes Ever Built
This enormous home is right in Mumbai and it cost well over 1 billion dollars to build.
The home is owned by the fifth most wealthy person on the planet. The interior looks like a hotel – decked out with the most expensive decor imaginable.
2. Fleur De Lys, Beverly Hills.
This ludicrously expensive home in California sold for over $100 million. Mariah Carey was interested in buying the property.
Despite it’s traditionalist French design, the building was only constructed in 2002 – it’s just made to look historical.
3. Dar al-Hajar, Yemen.
This amazing rock-cut residence was built for then-leader of Yemen in the 1930s as a summer retreat.
The amazing building is not a tourist attraction, offering amazing views.
4. Largest Wooden Home in the world, Russia.
This enormous wooden home was never intended to be so huge or unusual. Built by a Russian gangster, the building got larger as the home-owners ambitions increased.
It was eventually extensively damaged by fire while the owner was in prison.
5. 1009 Fifth Avenue, New York City.
In a city where closet-sized apartments go for millions, this huge building seems almost unfair.
Worth $80 million, the cavernous interiors are grand but plain.
6. Fallingwater House, Pennsylvania.
Perhaps the most famous house ever built in America, this originally cost $155,000 (it was built in 1964).
Since then, it has become a landmark and a public museum. It’s essentially priceless. Many of the architects other buildings sell for around the $1 million mark, but this would likely sell for more than $100 million.
7. Beach House, The Dominican Republic.
This luxurious, expansive house has an enormous shallow pool (it’s not trick photography – it’s huge).
It can be rented for $5,000 a day.
8. Church Home, The Netherlands.
With a breath-taking exterior and interior, this amazing conversion creates a very memorable home in the Netherlands.
Honourable mention: A Louis Vitton House.
This not-so-glamorous house seems to be the work of someone with a passion for fashion and some spare time (and paint) on their hands.
Not exactly luxury, but it’s trying.
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