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- The Importance of Commercial Refurbishments
- By Samantha Langridge
- 22nd Feb 2023
The Importance of Commercial Refurbishments
Your company building has an important part to play in the success of your business. The design and layout of your work premises have a direct effect on employee productivity as well as how customers, partners, and the general public perceive your company. Like any building, commercial properties degrade over time, both physically and aesthetically. What was once a cutting-edge workplace will become outdated sooner or later.
This is why commercial refurbishment is so essential. As one of the leading office refurbishment companies in the South West and South East of England, we know that an updated look and an innovative design can completely transform a working environment into something spectacular, with measurable positive results.
In this article, we’re going to discuss why a commercial refurbishment is so important and what it can mean for your business:
Bring Your Building Up To Code
Commercial buildings are subject to all manner of regulations and legislation - most notably to do with energy efficiency and health and safety in the workplace. These regulations change with some frequency and a building that was meeting all the government requirements ten years ago might not do so today. From a business perspective, not only might you be putting staff and visitors at risk, you also open yourself up to court action by individuals and penalties by the government. A full commercial refurbishment by experienced contractors can resolve this issue for you.
Expand Your Space
Many companies use a commercial refurbishment as the opportunity to increase the space they have available to work with. Since the coronavirus pandemic, buildings with a more open layout have been much in favour and reports indicate that staff are more productive in a less hemmed-in environment. From a practical perspective, this doesn’t necessarily mean extending the physical floor space – simply make better use of the available room can make life better for everyone.
Improve Your Brand
You want your company to be one that people can trust and that involves looking the part. A commercial building that is looking rundown or simply old-fashioned doesn’t send the right message to potential customers or business partners. On a similar note, if your company has multiple locations, it’s important to maintain brand consistency across all of them. If your company image has changed over the years, it’s worth refurbishing your older buildings to match your current aesthetic.
Improve Energy Efficiency
A commercial refurbishment can be a great money saver in the long term. Improved materials, updated fixtures, and the latest technology can make your workplace more energy-efficient, reducing the costs of your heating and lighting bills.
Here at the Westcountry Group, we provide high-quality commercial refurbishments for businesses across the South West and South East of England. If your commercial building needs freshening up, give the team a call today on 0330 030 0330 to see what we can do for you.
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