soundproofing

WHEN IS SOUND PROOFING REQUIRED IN A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY?

When working in a commercial environment, an office, warehouse or factory for instance, it is essential that the area is conducive to productive work, and one of the main ways of achieving this is to consider the sound levels throughout the whole property. As experts in the installation of sound proofing in the Rugby, Coventry and Leamington Spa areas, we at Team ABC thought we’d run through a few of the reasons why improved sound proofing may be required and the benefits it will bring;

Noisy Neighbours

If you work in an office environment where the sound needs to be kept to a minimum to ensure the highest levels of concentration are maintained at all times, the last thing you want is to be interrupted from noisy houses around your premises or a busy road outside. Sound proofing can effectively reduce this noise and in turn the disruption it causes to your workforce, allowing them to get on with their work in the most efficient manner possible.

Busy Factory Floors

If you own a factory, you will obviously expect there to be a certain level of noise coming from the factory floor, however this doesn’t mean there won’t be areas where you need to keep this level of noise under control. Offices and sales rooms for example will more than likely benefit from a quieter working environment, which sound proofing the walls and ceilings can achieve.

Media Suites 

If you have a media suite or music studio in your property due to your line of work, you won’t want the loud noise created in these rooms to affect employees who may be working in other areas of the property or those living in the surrounding areas. With effective sound proofing materials in the structure of these rooms, those in the vicinity will not be able to hear what you are doing inside the room, no matter how loud the music, video or presentation taking place is.

Poor levels of sound control within your commercial property can have an adverse affect on your members of staff. Reduced productivity and morale are common problems associated with working in a noisy environment, so get in touch with us today if this is a concern in your premises to discover the solutions we can provide.

3 REASONS WHY MAINTAINING A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY CAR PARK IS IMPORTANT

Outside the vast majority of commercial property is car parking space where employees and visitors can park up before entering your premises. Whilst you might not initially think so, your car park plays a vitally important role in the overall function, with a poorly maintained car parking area likely to have a negative impact on your property as a whole.

With first impressions counting for an awful lot in business, detailed below are three reasons why it is essential that your property benefits from a well maintained car park;

#1- Reduce Risk of Damage to Vehicles

The last thing you want when a potential client arrives at your premises to discuss business is for them to suffer damage to their vehicle through the condition of your car park. This will immediately set the meeting off on the wrong footing and also be potentially costly for you to repair if it gets to that stage. A well maintained car park, with all potholes repaired and cracks covered, will nullify this risk and mean clients can arrive at your premises for their meetings without being wary of their cars suffering damage on arrival.

#2 Create an Aesthetically Pleasing and Inviting Environment

As we have already touched on, first impressions mean an awful lot in the business world so an aesthetically pleasing and inviting exterior is always going to be a positive factor. Your car park plays a pivotal role in this as it is likely to be one of the first areas any visitors come across before they get to the building itself. The simple introduction of trees and plants alongside a good tidy up can create the perfect environment where your business is portrayed in the right light and people feel confident leaving their vehicle and possessions.

#3 Develop a Safe Setting

Following on from the previous point, a car park that is kept in good condition and it is clearly visible that the setting is cared for will help settle visitor’s minds that the area is safe. Cars are very valuable commodities with the likelihood for additional expensive accessories being stored inside, so an owner will obviously want to be sure that these will be kept safe whilst inside your property. Well looked after car parking areas will showcase this perfectly whilst an untidy space may see visitors being more reluctant to stay for long or even stay at all!

Hopefully these three reasons have opened your eyes to the importance of keeping your car park in a good condition, so if you are looking to repair potholes or damaged surfacing in your commercial car park call upon us here at Team ABC for any tarmac related problem in the Rugby, Leamington Spa or Coventry areas; more details on which can be discovered by clicking here.

THE BENEFITS A REFURBISHMENT CAN BRING TO YOUR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

At the beginning of the year, it can be a good time for home and business owners alike begin to consider the potential improvements that can be made to their property during the next 12 months. In the commercial sector, the setting can be the making of the business so if you’ve not updated your decor for a few years, have let your exterior display slip or are the victim of dilapidated flooring, read on for a few of the benefits embarking on a refurbishment project can bring;

Enhanced Aesthetic Appeal 

For most commercial settings, first impressions count so ensuring your property is appealing is vitally important for future success. Would you walk into a shop or want to spend your money in a place where pride wasn’t taken in the displays and the overall appearance of the property? Probably not!

A refurbishment can bring a dated, tired looking interior and exterior right back into the 21st Century so it appeals to the customers of today and also sets a very good example for your business and what you are all about.

Improved Working Environment

Aside from thinking about what potential customers and clients want to see, you need to think about the people who work in the setting on a daily basis. If they are forced to work in an environment with poor insulation, especially at this time of the year, and un-inspiring interior design, the chances are that their enjoyment of the role would be considerably less than if they were to work in a warm, modern and inviting property.

Through a refurbishment, you can install new windows and doors alongside fresh insulation to warm the space up in addition to bright and invigorating decor that makes the property a place where you enjoy spending time!

Improved Business Value

In the unstable economic climate of today, making money can be difficult, yet by investing in a refurbishment, you could make the positive difference you require. With a fresh, tidy and stylishly designed commercial property, you are sure to impress anyone who visits, whether they are potential clients in an office or shoppers in a retail outlet.

In addition to this, a quality refurbishment can add value to your property should you be looking for investment or to relocate in order to further your business in the coming months or years.

With all of these benefits in mind, should you be ready to commence with the refurbishment of your project now or at the start of 2013, get in touch with us here at Team ABC so we can discuss your requirements and begin to draw up some plans for improvement.