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What To Look For When Choosing A Location To Build On  

If you are looking to construct a building, you may have an idea in your head as to what you want the building to look like. But, before you can even get to designing the perfect building, you have to find the right location to build on. The location you select may determine certain aspects of the structure, including its size and what building materials you may be able to pick. If you have never selected a build site before, you may be unsure about what to look for in one. Here are a few of the factors you want to pay attention to when selecting a location to build on.

Examine the Physical Characteristics of the Site

If you are considering building on a specific location, it is recommended that you have a commercial site survey done. There are many types of surveys that may need to be completed depending on the scope of your project. This is one of the many reasons having experienced design-build contractors like MH Williams is so important when choosing a location to build on and constructing a commercial structure. Our team of designers, engineers, and contractors can take care of conducting surveys, and ordering the correct permits so that your project is not delayed. When you’re looking for a build site, location is everything. Let the professionals at MH Williams examine the physical characteristics of your desired location and help design a building that suits the area.  

Look Into Local Building Code

Another key element to look into when you are choosing a location to build on is local building code. Building codes can vary from area to area. Before you pick land to build on, always look into the local building code and if that code is beneficial to the type of project you are completing. If their code is strict, it can make it harder to get your building built and you may have to jump through hoops to do so. Also, keep in mind the inspection and permit wait times in the city or county you are looking at. Some may be current, while others may have a month old backlog. Again, hiring a design-build firm that is well established in the county and state you’re hoping to build in will be helpful. We understand the codes and are well-versed in obtaining permits that enable us to complete projects on time.

Figure Out the Cost to Build

The last factor that you need to consider when you are choosing a location to build on is what the cost will be to build. The location you select can impact how much it will cost you to complete your project. Some terrain needs to be cleared or bulldozed before construction can begin. Some sites have water and sewer lines already in place, while others don’t. And lastly, the cost of building materials and skilled labor various from one city or county to another. All of these factors can have an impact on the final price of your project. Getting estimates as to what it will cost to complete your project will help you determine if you can complete the building project in accordance with your budget on a particular site or not.

When you are looking to construct a commercial building in Melbourne, Florida or any of the surrounding areas, MH Williams Construction Group can guide you through the entire process. We offer design, administrative, project management and technical expertise for a wide range of construction projects. Building a brand new building is an exciting process. From choosing the location, designing the building, and constructing a sound and sophisticated structure, MH Williams will be with you every step of the way. Choosing a design-build contractor that is knowledgeable about the area, and experienced in projects large and small can help you determine the scope of your project and what is possible. Contact us today so we can discuss your construction needs and how we can help you.