It can often be difficult to know what the best time of year is for an office refit as your business still needs to keep trading while the work is taking place. Thames Contracts specialise in office fitouts and refurbishment in and around north London. Here we look at some of the key reasons why Christmas can be the best time of year to have the work carried out.Starting a New Project? Contact Us For a Free Quotation
It Minimises Disruption
Millions of office workers take the full week off between Christmas and the New Year anyway, usually because of family commitments or because they want to ‘get away from it all’ and go abroad.
If you opt to have your office refit or refurbishment during a normal working week, then you run the risk of your entire workforce being distracted by all the drilling, installation work and decorating. In contrast, many offices can operate with just a skeleton staff over the Christmas and New Year periods, assuming they are open at all. Advances in technology mean that it is now much more feasible for employees to work from home.
It Improves Staff Morale
Sometimes it can be difficult to motivate staff to come in over the Christmas period, with those who do come in feeling envious of those who don’t. If you give everybody the whole week off for an office refurbishment or refit, then this will improve the mood of all your employees.
And once they see their new office environment, any New Year blues about coming back to work will quickly be banished, as they should be suitably inspired by their new surroundings. This will hopefully make them more productive too.
It Saves You Money
Even if you insist on some employees working over the holiday period, there can be limits on what they can achieve, as many of your suppliers and customers won’t be around anyway. You may also be paying your staff more if they are working on any of the Bank Holidays. And remember that heating and lighting costs will be much higher over the colder, darker winter months as well.
This all means working over Christmas and the New Year period will not be a very productive use of your office – in contrast to arranging a scheduled office refit over this period.
High-quality Office Fitouts in London by Thames Contracts
If you do want to schedule an office fitout or refurbishment in the north London area over the Christmas period, now is the time of year when you should be thinking about it. This will allow us the time to carry out all the necessary preparatory work.
At Thames Contracts we start off with a visit to your premises, whether you are having them refurbished or fitted out for the first time, to discuss your requirements. We then come up with several designs, which can be in a computer-generated form, to give you a full picture of what the various alternatives will look like.
After you have chosen your preferred design, we will have a pre-contract meeting at which we finalise the price. You will have a single point of contact throughout the whole process, and we will work out a schedule with you and our network of tried and trusted tradespeople. We have carried out office refurbishments and fitouts in Potters Bar, Hitchin, Stevenage and many other towns in the north London and Hertfordshire areas.
If you are interested in having your office fitted out or refurbished over Christmas or the New Year, you can contact us by following this link and completing the online form, or by calling us on 020 8368 0045.Starting a New Project? Contact Us For a Free Quotation