A huge focus is put on the interior of a commercial building. We want our staff and visiting clients to be comfortable and productive. But the externals of your commercial building need time and attention too.
There is nothing as uncomfortable as turning up to a building that looks dirty and overbearing. Overgrown or dead hedges and trees, rubbish floating around, cracked paving in the parking area, and more.
The impression of your building and business happens from this moment. Creating a curb appeal that makes a positive impact shouldn’t be an afterthought.
So what should you be looking at when it comes to creating something that looks great and means staff and clients are proud of the building they work in?
So why does it matter? And why should you be looking to have things repaired and then well-maintained?
Not every building is an office building, and if you rely on footfall from customers for your business, the outside looking drab isn’t going to help. Instead, having a clean, bright exterior with plenty of safe parking is necessary.
You can use smart hedging and shaping to create a flow naturally guiding people into the building.
Keep in mind, though, that if you have parking that is unsafe or not accessible due to cracks, slants, and uneven markings, this is a must-fix; use EverLine coatings and services to fix the parking and a landscaper (with commercial experience) to create a people flow.
An unfortunate side effect of dark car parks, no security cameras, and dirty buildings are that they generally feel unsafe. No matter what you have inside in terms of stock, or even if it is an office – people won’t want to visit it. And it won’t be long before the outside and parking area becomes a place for the more unsavory characters in life.
Safety should be one of the highest considerations for the outside of your commercial building.
Keeping your staff happy is essential, and one of the things that you can do is make sure that they are proud of where they work. Not only that but at any level of management, stakeholders or others should be able to have a good experience when coming into that particular building.
The best way to ensure that the exterior of your commercial building – no matter what industry it is – looks excellent and doesn’t need high-cost repairs is to ensure that you have it regularly inspected.
Here are some of the places that you should expect to have checked over at regular intervals:
- Windows – cleaning, sealing, and for chips and cracks
- Birds – nests, dirt, and other
- Roof – that it meets safety standards, is clean and sealed well
- Pipes – any pipes that exit the build should be checked for pests, mess, and blockages
- Carpark – cracks in the asphalt, anything unsafe
- Security cameras & lighting
- Plants, grass, trees & decoratives
The outside of your commercial building significantly impacts how people view your company, so make sure it is the best it can be. If you have the space to do so, here is what a few plants and a good path can do: Commercial Landscaping: How It Can Help Your Business Grow.