Space Planning, Design & Consultation
Space planning and design is a critical part of the any renovation project. Depending on the products, there are certain shoppers ergonomics involved in the design of the shop layout and furniture design. For reference ideas, please refer to our articles section.
Walls & Partition
Erecting walls and partition serves various purposes; from defining space functions to aesthetic implications. With dry wall partition as a common choice for most establishments, it is economical, neat and easily dismantled if not needed (as compared to brick/concrete wall). However, concrete wall is useful when the structure requires it be weight bearing. For retailers, partitions are usually erected for storage purposes or rooms to conduct services.
Ceiling design takes on rather important aspect of retail shop renovation recently. It is required by some mall that rather than flat flush gypsum ceiling, three dimensional ceiling designs are more desirable. They may use a variety of materials, such as timber, hollow sections, acrylic or even fire resistant fabric. The varying forms and shapes at the ceiling aim to capture the attention of the shoppers, creating positive impress of the products/services they are selling.
There are many types of flooring finishes available. Depending on the expected traffic and usage, floor tiles are usually preferred due to its durability and resistance to water; in other words, tiles flooring can take a lot of abuse. Laminate and vinyl flooring is gaining popularity as well in retail shop renovation. These materials are more commonly used in dry shops, meaning spaces that do not have water presence. They are relatively easy to maintain and suitable for dust related allegories.
For F&B units, some beauty-related salons and some establishments will have water inlet/outlet to facilitate the businesses.
Air conditioning/ventilation is a very important aspect in creating a conducive shopping environment. Depending on the requirement of the client, air con balancing report is sometimes requested to ensure that the shop gets sufficient ventilation & air flow.
GLANZ TECH started out as with a carpentry workshop and we still maintain an operational workshop for all our commercial renovation works. The carpentry works involved in shop renovation generally includes cashier counter, display shelving, islands, racking, A&P material display fittings etc. Finishing of such carpentry works varies with the most commonly used being laminate, veneer, spray paint, glass and metal.
Depending on the atmospheric demand of the retail shop, different materials, hues and textures may evoke buying/non-buying mood for the space involved. Thus the design and material selection of the customized furniture is a fundamental element in creating a conducive buying environment for shoppers.