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Why make refurbishing commercial buildings a priority?

If your business operates from a commercial building such as an office, warehouse or retail space, it can be easy to overlook the essential upgrades the property might require.

But from dated décor to crumbling fixtures and fittings, the general condition of your commercial premises could be restricting the success and efficiency of your company. Here we look at just a few of the advantages offered by refurbishing a commercial building that can be very good for business…


Refurbishment gives commercial properties an upgraded feel that can be very good for business. Improving the internal and external appearance of your premises can be very appealing for existing and potential customers and enhance the working environment enjoyed by employees.


Whether a commercial building is used for offices, storage or retail – refurbishment provides a great opportunity to improve how space is used. This can mean adding new rooms or facilities, re-thinking lighting and accessibility, or simply giving more room for your business to operate.


As the winter approaches it is important that business premises are as resistant to leaks and flooding as possible. A refurbishment process that includes the improvement or replacement of doors, window systems and roofing will go a long way to protecting your premises against the elements.


Refurbishment of commercial premises provides an essential chance to upgrade security. This can include updating or implementing alarm systems and installing improved security measures such as safes, shutters and protected window or door systems.


In older, more antiquated commercial buildings, the modernisation brought about by refurbishment can bring essential safety improvements. Indeed, installing new features such as fire alarms, sprinkler systems and escape doors will help your premises to meet important safety regulations.


If you plan to sell your property or might wish to do so in the future, refurbishment will without doubt add value to the premises. Building upgrades not only raise the estate valuations of commercial premises but also the appeal for potential buyers.

Find out more

The team at Universal Contracting offer an expert refurbishment service for any type of commercial building, performed to the exact requirements of your business operation.

If your commercial or retail premises is based in Hampshire, Surrey or the surrounding areas and you would like to learn more about how our specialists can refurbish your premises – contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.