The plot for the construction of self-service car wash must meet two basic criteria: an attractive location and sufficient space to build the facility.

To be considered as an attractive plot of land for construction of non-contact car wash should meet as many of the following criteria:

  • location near the large gatherings of people such as the town center, residential houses, blocks, towns over 5,000 inhabitants,
  • location along major streets and roads, at junctions, roundabouts, at enhancing the attractiveness of objects, such as petrol stations, gas stations, shopping malls, supermarkets, shops, diagnostic stations, etc.
  • good visibility of the object,
  • easy access, the possibility of turning to the right and left,
  • suitable land area, so that you can set the car wash with the possibility of passage, which increases comfort
The following table summarizes the minimum area for the construction of self-service car wash, depending on the number of stands and number of vacuum cleaners.
Type of car wash Type od car wash Lot size with access
Two-stand 60 m2 270 m2
Three-stand 90 m2 360 m2
Four-stand 120 m2 450 m2
Four-stand – container 135 m2 495 m2
Five-stand 150 m2 540 m2
Five-stand container 165 m2 585 m2
Six-stand 180 m2 630 m2
Six-stand container 195 m2 675 m2
Additionally, there is the possibility of placing a vacuum cleaner. We assume that a area needed for cleaning the interior of the car is 20 m2. So for every such positions You need 20m2, plus accesses.
Touchless car wash type of investment can be realized on the basis of land purchased or leased. However, when signing the contract is worth remembering that to assembly a car wash must agree to the respective governing body or urban planning mayor. So let’s conclude with the owner of the land conditional agreement to purchase or lease, entering into force only after obtaining zoning, or after checking whether there is a master plan for the site allows you to build this type of investment.

The term of the lease

Conclude a lease contract is worth in the longest period, so that we can safely operate and benefit from the growing popularity of the object. This type of contract is usually concluded for a period of 5 to 20 years.
There are two possibilities for future settlement of formalities. You can hire an architect, who will arrange all things, or you can independently conduct the formalities, and the only architect to have the execution of adaptation. In this guide we will continue to inform that you can do yourself, and which with the help of an architect. Once the decision to sign a contract with the architect, setting out the timetable, so as to guard against excessive prolongation of the investment.
Zoning or land development plan. As already mentioned earlier, to begin self-service car wash investment, in the area agree to it must express the appropriate authority – the mayor, city president. If the land is covered by the local land development plan, the decision on the conditions of planning permission is issued on the basis of the plan. It is the most advantageous situation and a decision is issued in a relatively short period of time. If the area is not covered by the local development plan, the situation becomes complicated strongly, in which case you must apply for a building conditions.
If you have been given all the building or development plan envisages an investment of this type, architect can proceed to prepare the documentation for building permits. As part of the documentation you need to perform projects of water connections, electricity, gas or oil. In addition, you need to make land-use plan. Depending on the requirements of the municipality may be necessary to comply with environmental impact report. They must also be signed terms of delivery of the media with the appropriate suppliers. After the submission of an application for a building permit, the office has one month to examine it. If you need to complete the application, this time can be extended to two months. After examining the request, it must implement, it takes two weeks. After this period, we can proceed to build a car wash.
Construction work in preparing the site for hands-free car wash last about 1-2 months. The scope of this work comes Making a CD of concrete, pulling power, gas, water. When the floor is ready, followed by installation of sheds and equipment, which lasts, depending on the type and quantity of washing stations for two days to one week.
After completion of the investment must be reported to the reception. A building permit shall specify which institutions must be notified of acceptance. Only after completion of all formalities and obtaining the load, we can start a car wash and start making money.