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How office refurbishment can improve your business

The impact of office refurbishment is often underestimated and yet the difference it can make to the working environment is considerable.

The average full-time worker spends over 1800 hours every year at work, and that is a long time to be stuck in an environment that is impractical, uninspiring and possibly even a health and safety risk.

Improving the working environment can have many benefits to employers, staff and customers so here we’ll look at just a few of the reasons why, in our experience, internal refurbishment is a good investment for your business.

Improved Productivity

Nothing improves a tired space better than a makeover.  By freshening up interiors through painting and decorating, installing better lighting, making repairs to broken fixtures and fittings and tidying away messy cables you can increase employee morale which may well lead to improved productivity.

Improved Creativity

Whether you work within a creative industry or not, everyone needs a little inspiration in the workplace and yet if your interiors are looking old, worn and dirty, it can be hard for staff to get motivated and have new ideas.  By transforming your workspace through replacing worn out flooring or adding suspended ceilings to create a new, cosier space, you can inspire people to create and innovate in their new surroundings.

Improved Functionality

Sometimes it is not the colour scheme or furniture in a workplace that lowers productivity and morale but the way the space is configured.  Poorly designed offices can cost a business money as it takes employees longer to move around and find what they are looking for.  By undergoing an office refurbishment, you will firstly need to evaluate the space and how you use it.  This will enable you to create a space where traffic flows more easily so that post refurbishment, furniture and equipment are put in a more practical position.  This may allow you to create better areas for people to focus, which is particularly useful if your overall space doesn’t allow for lots of individual offices.

Improved Safety

Employers have a legal obligation to ensure their workplace does not put employees or members of the public at risk.  Damaged interiors, such as broken flooring, untidy cables or poor ventilation could be potentially harmful, so undergoing a refurbishment is the ideal time to address these issues and should be one of the main reasons to do so.  Wellbeing in the workplace is a huge item on the agenda nowadays and businesses will want to do all they can to improve the wellbeing of their employees, as not only does this lead to a more harmonious workplace but it can also improve staff retention and reinforce a positive brand perception.

Improved Efficiency

Refurbishing your workplace gives you the perfect opportunity to replace old light fittings and bulbs to help your business become more energy efficient.  Not only is this better for the environment, but it can also reduce your energy bills.

Improved Corporate Identity

Branding is not just about your website, social media, product packaging or sign-written vehicles, it also extends to your workplace.    How you design and present your working environment and the way you use colours within it can help to convey your message to staff and customers.

Want to get started with your own internal refurbishments?

If this list has got you thinking about what refurbishing your office could do you for your workplace, please call Universal Contracting today on 01794 330 830 to find out more about our full range of internal refurbishments.