How to Remodel a Commercial Building

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May 28 Commercial, Business Remodelling

When renovating a business space, it is important to make sure that the process goes as quickly and smoothly as possible to avoid disrupting workflow. For this reason, enlisting the help of an experienced commercial design-builder can help to get started and keep your project moving. At Hyline Construction, we know everything that is required to remodel a commercial building, and we have years of experience helping business owners create attractive, functional commercial spaces.

The Commercial Remodeling Process

Remodeling a commercial space can be an enormous undertaking. As a business owner, it can be difficult to manage a company’s operations at the same time as renovating a commercial space, which is why it is so important to hire a commercial builder who will be able to handle every step of the remodel. The process for remodeling a commercial building includes:

Research and Planning

Research and planning for a commercial remodel can include a wide variety of tasks. Some of the aspects of this stage include:

  • Permit acquisition
  • Building code and certificate of occupancy review
  • Review and resolution of existing building violations
  • Budget and timeline setting
  • Electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and HVAC mapping
  • Fire protection planning
  • Structural drawing
  • Building design (interior and exterior)
  • IT infrastructure planning
  • Insurance and security
  • Material procurement


Once the project preparation is completed, the construction phase of the remodel of a commercial building can begin. One of the biggest tasks is coordinating collaboration between the trades, architects, and designers to keep the project moving quickly and efficiently. Make sure that a plan is in place to smoothly transition from one stage of the building process to the next and communicate this plan clearly with all of the parties involved. Make sure that the commercial building remodel receives the proper inspections and certifications throughout the building process.


After all work has been completed and the site has been properly cleaned, any remaining aesthetic tweaks can be made and furniture can be moved back in. All certifications, contracts, lien documentation, user manuals, guarantees, and drawings should be filed away in case they are ever needed for future reference.

If you would like to learn more about what is involved in remodelling a commercial building, or if you are interested in any of our commercial custom build services, please contact Hyline Construction at 604-889-5242 or fill out a contact form on our website.