As a property manager, you may be juggling several tasks at one go and conducting property maintenance could be one of them. While you’re busy ensuring that your property is safe, healthy and operational, you may also want to consider the building’s aesthetics. Modernizing your elevator cab interiors and elevator lobbies can significantly increase your property’s value.
Property managers always ask us questions before being able to proceed with a cab renovation project. Whether or not you need to seek an official permit to the overall costs, not having enough information at hand may seem daunting.
But it’s not as complicated as it sounds. With an experienced cab specialist by your side, your design or redesign project can be a breeze. We’ve put together a few things and key questions all property managers should consider:
A good quality cab interior can last up to 15 years or even less, depending on the quality of the materials. Usage and maintenance must also factor in. But with time, all elevator cabs must be refurbished. Some of the common signs include
While undertaking a renovation project may seem as simple as contacting a good cab interior company, there are a few prerequisites you need to address.
A) Engineering Assessment
There are specific requirements that the interior of an elevator needs to meet to be fully code-compliant. For example, before the renovation, an estimation of the net weight of the elevator should be made. This includes the weight before and after remodeling.
Elevator ca companies are restricted by 115KG or 5%, whichever is less before needing an engineering assessment. This is set by the B-44 code and enforced by the TSSA.
B) Elevator Device Number
Every elevator has a unique device number. We recommend keeping it handy for documentation purposes. This number lives on the inspection certificate either inside the elevator or at the building manager’s office. It identifies the type of elevator, its location and the number assigned to the device by the Department of Buildings.
C) Code and Safety Considerations
This is where most property managers go amiss. Not choosing an experienced and certified cab renovation company can cost you more than you think. Before you sign up for any professional service, ensure your team has checked for legal authorization and certification of the company. Most cab interior companies receive a due permit from the state or federal body to deliver the services while maintaining the safety standards.
Property managers are also responsible for managing the budget for the building and its ongoing maintenance. The budget plays a significant role in the selection of your cab interior. But besides the cladding, the decor, the lights and interior finishings, there are some underlying costs you should factor in. Some of those costs involve around:
Cab renovation comes with significant potential benefits such as tenant satisfaction, aesthetic appeal and increase in the property value. Whatever your objective behind the renovation, it is best to involve all the necessary parties to accomplish the project with success. Here are some parties you want to touch base with as you progress:
As your cab interior specialist, we help you understand all the additional costs of remodeling. In this article, we’ve gone over the key figures that add up while completing regulatory requirements and finding the ideal contractor.
But once that is taken care of, the fun part begins! At this stage, you can choose between standard or custom designs that will enhance the look and feel of your elevators. Call our team today to get a quote.
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