Published Monday 23 September, 2013
Here at Dobson Building Contractors we provide commercial building maintenance in Leeds, Wakefield and surrounding areas in West Yorkshire.
This is one of our most popular services for commercial clients in Leeds so we have put together this introduction to what makes building maintenance so important, how it works and how to choose a suitable contractor...
Your building is a physical asset to your business and therefore update and repair is essential. Not only will a well-planned building maintenance programme minimise long term costs associated with building dilapidation but it will also make it a safer place to work or live. Building maintenance can also add value to your property; resale values of properties that keep up with regular maintenance are shown to be much higher than those that aren't maintained.
Commercial properties especially are exposed to the elements, and weather such as heavy rain, bright sunshine, and strong wind can have an adverse effect on many different parts of the building including windows, doors, roofs, paint, and wood. Left unattended any small damage to these materials on the building can quickly get worse and can leave you with a leaking roof, peeling paint and warped doors.
A good building maintenance programme will identify problems before they arise, therefore avoiding extensive damage to the exterior of the building. Another advantage of planned building maintenance is the maintenance of interior conditions; preventative maintenance of the exterior of the building can keep it safe for who or what is inside the building regularly; whether the building is for your employees, tenants or even to house valuable stock or machinery.
Often a building maintenance programme will begin because the owner of the property has recognised works that need carrying out on the building. We can work in this way on ad-hoc repairs and maintenance at either an hourly rate or an agreed fixed price for the work to be carried out.
There is also the option of scheduling maintenance on a more regular basis; some of our clients have building maintenance annually, particularly if relating to areas requiring routine maintenance such as heating systems etc.
We recommend annual inspections and maintenance for the roof, building walls, gutters, drainage systems, and foundations to ensure that important areas of the building are in good condition and are safe. We recommend creating and maintaining a regular schedule of maintenance for both the exterior and interior of the building.
Choosing the right local building maintenance company is just as important as the work itself; we would recommend choosing an organisation that you can trust, that have relevant experience in commercial building maintenance and that have competent project managers.
A good contractor should be able to supply both preventative and reactive property maintenance services to cover every possible eventuality, leaving you to continue with your everyday business. They will also ensure that works are completed safely and with the minimum amount of disruption possible to your business.
Here at Dobson Building Contractors we have developed a specialised knowledge in this area and as approved members of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) you can rest assured that your property is in safe hands. Our experienced property maintenance team who carry out commercial building maintenance in Leeds consist of skilled craftsmen, NICEIC registered electricians, Gas Safe qualified heating engineers, and a multitude of other accomplished tradesmen.
We offer commercial building maintenance in Leeds and across West Yorkshire. Please get in touch if you have any questions about building maintenance or if you would like a free quote for any one-off or ongoing building maintenance work.
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Matt and his team completed a single storey kitchen extension which has given us a great family space and larger utility area. They were very professional throughout the project, considerate to us and our neighbours, ensuring minimal disruption. We would not hesitate to use them again or recommend to our friends. Thank you to all at Dobsons!