A couple of weeks ago John and I built an office in the warehouse, the day we finished Noel of Deutscheparts who also trades on eBay as deutscheparts, announced that he too was fed up with cold winters and was building an office.
Noel has gone for the top of the range fully finished office, whereas John and I went for the rough and ready cost saving method. The results for both are the same though – Noel tells me that in last week’s frost and snow his office was a toasty 22 degrees C.
Here’s Noel’s version of “How to build a warehouse office space”
We’ve been in our current warehouse since 2007 and when we moved in it was an empty shell. We put up shelving and pallet racking and filled it with stock. A small desk was put near the sink to put the laptops on and that was all the thought we gave to a working area.
5 years and 5 VERY cold winters later I got fed up with my hands going blue while working in there and phoned a builder friend who put me onto a carpenter. He came round and I explained that I wanted nothing to do with it other than telling him what I wanted.
He turned up two weeks later and this is how it went:
Builder came and adjusted door, added one piece of skirting and gave me the bill.
Carpet fitter came and put in heavy duty carpet.
Cleaned and moved all furniture / computers etc in. Started work and as usual with me, wished I’d done it years ago.
Total cost under £2k with labour materials etc and the electrician also put in 12 new sockets and 6 more strip lights around the place in that time.