Before you even start, Ask Andrew!

Building your dream dental clinic is one of the most important steps you will take in setting up your business. It is important to ask questions and gather information from the start of the project – ideally, before you have made any concrete decisions about purchasing or leasing a site.

Here are some of the essential things that you should consider before you start:

How many dental chairs do you want in your clinic?

This helps to determine if the site is the correct size for your clinic. An experienced designer / builder will know the correct room size for each chair, as well as the amount of space required for the other areas of your clinic such as reception and waiting rooms, staff rooms and bathrooms.

Are you a general dentist or a specialist?

There are different space and building requirements for each type of clinic.

Is the site zoned for medical use?

Building applications through Council will progress more quickly if the site is zoned for medical use.

Is there on-site parking?

What are the Council parking requirements that apply to your site?

Is the site Heritage / Conservation listed?

These types of listings on a site can mean that there are regulations on the style or nature of building and development. It is a good idea to work with people who can identify these listings and know how to work within them.

If you are leasing, have you considered negotiating a rent-free period?

This might help with your budget during the build.

If you need further information, Ask Andrew about:

  • Finance
  • Council Regulations
  • Strata Liaison
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Furnishings and Equipment