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How commercial flooring works can benefit your business

Commercial premises such as offices, retail buildings and warehouses are essential to day-to-day business operations, with floorspace being one of the most important considerations. The quality and condition of floored surfaces can have a significant influence on how well a business can perform, especially in busy work environments and areas of heavy daily footfall.

Here we look at just a few of the benefits offered by upgrading the flooring at a commercial premises by re-carpeting or applying new coatings and screeds to existing surfaces.


Replacing or re-laying flooring surfaces in a commercial environment generally acts to improve the appearance of the area. This makes the workplace a more pleasant and comfortable environment for customers, guests and employees, leaving a far better impression of the business.


Uneven surfaces and trip hazards can become commonplace when flooring in commercial premises becomes old and worn out. This can lead to an unwanted rise in accidents and injuries on site and compromises the safety of employees and other visitors to the premises.


When new surfaces are laid this allows businesses to consider the requirements of the flooring in each area of the premises. This offers the opportunity to assess the suitability of flooring in strategic areas such as warehouses, loading bays, shop floors and offices and make beneficial changes.


Aged and worn-out flooring surfaces are more difficult to clean and often require patching and refitting, so laying new surfaces can save considerable time and money on maintenance. Choosing a better suited, more durable flooring option often provides the best long-term solution.

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The team at Universal Contracting offer an expert commercial flooring service suitable for any type of business premises. We offer carpeting and re-surfacing services that are performed to the exact requirements of our clients across Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey and the surrounding areas.

If you would like to learn more about how our specialist team can help to improve the flooring options at your business premises. please contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation by calling 01794 330 830.


Five key advantages of office partitioning

An increasing number of businesses in Hampshire and across the UK are dropping open plan office arrangements in favour of more structured working environments, leading to a marked rise in the demand for office partitioning.

Here we explain five key benefits of office partitioning that has led businesses to re-consider their commitment to open plan working.  

Improved acoustics

The communal nature of open plan offices means they are often noisy environments where colleagues in different teams or sections must compete to be heard. The introduction of partitions helps to prevent noise from crossing the office, allowing staff to focus on their own work and conduct phone calls and meetings without background noise.

Increased privacy

All working environments require areas where confidential business can be conducted and office partitioning offers an excellent solution. With a range of options from soundproof glass to heavy duty wall installations, partitions provide an easy way to create private areas within a busy workplace.

Bespoke solutions

Modern office partitions such as demountable walls and stud walls can be manufactured using a wide range of materials such as glass and wood to suit all requirements. These bespoke systems offer partitioning solutions that can be tailored to the exact design and decorative needs of any shape and size of business premises.  

The perfect office up-grade

Because they are available in a wide range of styles and materials, modern office partitions can contribute to making a working environment feel far more colourful and contemporary. Custom-built partitioning can be used to add structure and style to an open plan office, helping to create a more appealing and cutting edge working environment.

Flexible and economical

Office partitioning does not form an essential part of a buildings structure, so can be taken down and moved when the needs of your business change or if you move to new premises. This saves money on the construction of traditional weight-bearing walls and the cost of new partitions should your business choose to move to another building.  

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At Universal Contracting we have a wide selection of bespoke office partitioning systems that can be designed, manufactured and installed according to your exact needs.


Why Christmas is the perfect time to plan your office refurbishment

When you are in need of refurbishing your office, it can be an almost impossible task to pick a convenient time. After all, who wants to shut their office down and be at risk of losing revenue? The answer – no one.

That is why the Christmas holidays are the perfect time to have an office refurbishment. Capitalising on the time that the office is empty means that you can carry out a whole range of projects, whether it is just a colour scheme change or something bigger like a whole layout reconfiguration.