Commercial refurbishment can be a stressful task, especially when your company’s productivity is at stake. However, it is something that is inevitable and is statistically proven to help to boost morale and productivity in the workplace. This week, we’ve come together to discuss 5 things you need to consider when planning a commercial refurbishment.
Have you set a budget?
One of the biggest mistakes people make when planning a commercial refurbishment is not forecasting their budget carefully enough which can lead to overspending. When setting your budget, be sure to factor in every cost, from the resourcing of materials; to the working rate of the office refurbishment companies. If your funds allow it, try and set a little extra money aside to cover any unforeseen costs.
Is the company you’re using reputable?
Many people tend to hire an office refurbishment company based on their price. However, a cheap company doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best option. If you hire a company with poor work ethic, you may end up paying more in the long run to sort it out. Before hiring any tradespeople, read their reviews and try to find who is best suited to the task you need completing.
Will your commercial refurbishment benefit your employees?
The main reason for undertaking a commercial refurbishment is to boost morale and productivity amongst employees. Will your new office project your company’s values? If the answer is no, you may want to go back to the drawing board.
Will it be comfortable?
When planning a commercial refurbishment, it’s incredibly easy to get carried away with social media and aesthetics. But is it a comfortable, practical place to work for your employees? Is the furniture ergonomic? Is it going to be an inspiring place to work? These are all questions you need to consider.
Are your staff aware of what’s happening?
An office refurbishment can be a stressful and unsettling time for both you and your employees, but are they fully aware of what’s going on? It’s vital that you keep them in the loop, so they don’t get confused and become unproductive.
If you would like more information about how Markwell Peck, office refurbishment contractors, can help you with your commercial refurbishment, don’t hesitate to get in touch today on 01279 419 200!