How do you know when your office needs a refurbishment | Oaktree Interiors

It should really go without saying that a poor working environment will greatly damage a business and affect the productivity of its employees. Sometimes, issues with an office's design aren't immediately obvious; the busy nature of work will often mean that our focus is concentrated on the tasks-at-hand, rather than taking stock of the environment around us.

The key to a great office environment is being able to spot these issues as soon as they occur. This is why, in this blog, we're going to take a look at them; those issues that indicate that the time is right for office refurbishment in London.


Knowing when the time is right for an office refurbishment in London

De-motivation and unhappiness amongst staff

When we're at work, we want to feel inspired and creative; two cornerstones of employee happiness that allows us to enjoy our in-work existence. An office that has been upgraded with modern equipment allows for employees to be able to work to their full abilities and realise their potential. If you notice that some employees are looking frustrated, unhappy or de-motivated, then this could be a sign that it's time for an office design upgrade.

Productivity Problems

If a number of people in the office are producing work at a slower-than-normal rate, this could be a warning sign that the office's design isn't helping them in their work. Office systems and decor that are outdated not only reduce employee motivation and productivity, they will also be less effective when compared to modern systems, which are designed to be quicker, more effective and flexible. Flexible enough to fit around the particular needs of an individual for them to establish their ideal working conditions.

Health and safety

It's only normal that general wear and tear in the fixtures, fittings and furniture will appear. If they go unchecked and untreated, it will expose employees to health and safety risks, increasing the likelihood of them being uncomfortable and even perhaps suffering long-term injuries. Also, employees tend to feel more insecure if the office environment is shabby. If you feel that your office space has become hazardous to health and safety, an office refurbishment in London may be the best step to take in establishing a new, safer working environment.

Business branding

If the appearance of your office does not complement your brand, then a new office fit out or refurbishment is a wise course of action to take. Without a brand, your office may be communicating the wrong message to potential clients;especially if the interiors look dated and worn. We're not just talking about colour schemes and decor, but office furniture too should match your corporate colours to ensure that it reflects positively upon your brand.

Room for expansion

One of the more common reasons that a business chooses an office refurbishment in London is to cater to their expansion plans. Too many offices are not using the space inside of the building effectively; a refurbishment will free up more space to allow the business to expand and also help for it to include the modern installations that improve employee productivity.

Dated interiors

It takes just a simple look around your office interiors to know if your equipment, decor or furniture is outdated.Updating your interiors and everything within it through a complete office refurbishment will improve the appearance of the office (ideal to impress clients) and help employees to perform better and be more productive and content with their work.

Not only that, but an office refurbishment could also prove to be cost effective in the long term too; one of the best things about modern electrical equipment is that they have been designed to be more energy efficient. This means that you'll be using less energy, reducing your bills significantly. Over time, any investment made in refurbishing your office will pay itself back, perhaps tenfold.

Need to improve your own office interiors? Get in touch with the experts

Those are just some of the signs that will help you to know when your office will need a refurbishment. Not being an easy task, you should always consider hiring a professional office refurbishment company to help you realise your ideal workplace interiors. Not only can they get the job done quickly, to a high standard, but the knowledge and expertise of an experienced office refurbishment service will help to establish a design that will lay strong foundations for possible business success now, and in the future.

So, if you're thinking about refurbishing your office, why not get in touch with the dedicated team here at Oaktree Interiors? With over 30 years of experience in the industry, we have built up an extensive portfolio of work that has seen us carry out all manner of office refurbishment in London work, for businesses of all sizes.

If you would like to learn more about how we can help, please feel free to give our team a call on 0345 21 86955 or send any questions you may have to hello@oaktreeoffice.com.

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