I am thinking to put 2 dry walls into a food court kitchen, so people can't see the back of the house. Can I do it myself? Or do I need a licensed contractor to do it?
Hi Brian, You should definitely check with your landlord before any renovations in a commercial setting. I am sure they are going to require licensed, highly insured contractors as well as plans and permits for anything you do. They have to think about the rest of the tenants as well as you and must ensure that the work is done properly, to code, safely, and doesn't cause any hardship to anyone else.
How about just putting up some folding screens? They can be made / purchased with as many panels as you would need. That will give you an idea of how it would work and you could remove them easily if the landlord or other tenants complained.
Kettleby Handyman Services
We have done work at the major malls in Edmonton and they are very thorough and particular to how, when, and by whom your renovations can be done. The best thing to do is to get in touch with the landlord or mall management company and they will give you all the forms needed to get you started as well as recommend trades they have used in the past with good results.
The mall setting can be complicated and time consuming due to the health, safety and volume of traffic involved, make sure you get a contractor who has worked in these settings before as it maybe overwhelming for a novice.
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