Are you looking to transform your workspace into a professional office podcast studio? As marketing executives and chief marketing officers (CMOs) are increasingly called upon to produce audio and visual content for their customers, it is essential that they have an effective workspace setup.
A quality recording space will enable you to capture premium sound, stand out from the competition, and provide your viewers with a professional product they can trust.
But what is involved in transforming your business’s workspace into a professional podcast studio? Here we will outline the steps Sound Zero uses when consulting and managing a design and build project for an office podcast studio.
1. Initial Point Of Contact:
Partnering with a design and build consultant will ensure that your project is taken care of from handshake to handover. Whether it is a full scale design and build, a project management role involving the drafting and oversight of the project, or simply providing a product specification which allows agencies to carry out the project utilising suggested pre-existing product ranges – the first step is to discuss the vision and scope.
Outlining your business or brands expectations for the final office podcast studio build, allows your consultant to understand the forecasted budget and timescales.
Choosing a podcast design and build team with a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of domestic and commercial construction, will ensure that your needs are met without unexpected hikes in costs later down the line.
2. Site Visit:
Depending on the project, the next step will usually be for your podcast design and build consultant to carry out a site visit. During this visit there is the opportunity to survey the space and get a feel for the project, making note of any restrictions or problem areas that could arise during the building process.
This stage allows you to work with your chosen consultant and accurately map out the project to suit your workflow and to plan for what their involvement will be. This helps to provide you with a precise quote and avoid any unexpected price increases during the project.
The goal here is to accurately determine the expected work involved, and this attention to detail ensures that you as a client are happy with the final product.
3. Drafting And Proposal/Quote:
Perhaps one of the most important stages of the design and build process, the proposal and quote offers your business or brand all the information you need to make informed decisions about the project.
When it comes to drafting proposals and quotes for a new build, Sound-Zero takes great pride in putting together a comprehensive document that outlines everything from the vision for the project to the estimated budget and timescale.
Your office podcast studio consultants will use this stage to ask all the questions necessary to create a tailored proposal that is bespoke for your project needs. This level of detail helps you to visualise the project fully and makes it easier to make decisions as the project develops.
Look out for visuals such as 3D-modelling at this stage, which brings your project to life for the first time, allowing you to visualise exactly what your office podcast studio will look like.
4. Project Phases & Procurement:
Whilst every design and build team will operate slightly differently, most projects can be broken down into phases. This is where the majority of the build takes place, starting with material procurement.
The procurement stage is where the necessary materials and components for the build are secured, benefitting from the careful planning and preparation laid out in the prior project stages.
Following this, the project build can be started and the bulk of the project is underway. This includes the implementation of the physical elements of the build on-site, including deliveries and the core build.
The phases after that depend on the complexity of the project and can go through many stages including electrical and plumbing all the way through to specialist finishing and joinery.
Depending on your chosen consultant, the payment process will usually be broken down into a phase by phase structure. By dividing the payment structure into phases, your business is routinely updated on the progress of the project and can feel confident each phase-based payment is validated by clear and visual progress on the ground.
5. Core Build Inspection:
After the base build of the studio has been completed, including any structural changes which may be required such as compensating for extra weight, it will need to be inspected and signed off.
The inspection of the core build is a critical milestone in any project. It ensures that the basic build has been completed to standard and is ready for further inspection and completion.
In the case of an office podcast studio build, this involves a senior consultant attending the site and signing off on the integrity of the build. This attention to detail ensures that the structure of the studio is sound and will offer you assured security in the expected performance of the space once complete.
6. Final inspection & Handover:
The final stage of a design and build project involves the final inspection and handover of the space. Here, your consultant will offer a walkthrough of the space, offering guidelines on the operation and maintenance of your office podcast studio and give you more insight into the work carried out.
Partnering with the right consultant means that even after final handover, they are still on-hand for further support through their aftercare process. Whether you need advice on how to operate equipment, or advice on proper maintenance, design and build consultants like Sound Zero are always on-hand post-handover and provide regular follow-ups to ensure everything is running smoothly.
Are you considering transforming your work space into a professional podcast studio? Sound Zero offers a complete design and build consultancy process for both podcast studios and professional music production studios.
From beginning to end, you are supported by your Sound Zero technical consultant to bring your creative vision to life through our 5-step process including consultation, site visit, 3D modelling, manufacture and installation.
If you’re looking to design and build an in-house professional podcast studio for your business, do not hesitate to get in touch!