Keeping your office space fresh for Christmas

As we move through Christmas and New Year into the true winter months, it’s the time of year when a tired old office space really starts to show the cracks – sometimes literally.

But well-kept premises can keep employees comfortable and productive when the weather is raging outside.

Here are five hebs Group services that can help keep office space fresh this Christmas and well into next year and beyond.

Commercial Fit-Out

Newly built premises can benefit from hebs Group’s expertise in commercial fit-out projects, to create an office interior conducive to work and fit for all seasons.

Your initial fit-out is a significant investment and one you will want to last for as long as possible, whether your exterior is newly constructed or an existing building that has been converted.

We can help to make best use of the space available and complete your commercial fit-out on time so there are no delays to your business moving into its new home.

Refurbishment

If you have existing premises but they feel tired, stale or cold and draughty, hebs Group can help with our refurbishment service.

We offer the full range of expertise required to bring your office interiors up to standard and can advise on installing building controls to make more efficient use of energy too.

Building Fabric

The exterior fabric of your building is as important as the interior, and perhaps even more so.

If you’re investing on interior refurbishment, make sure you get the exterior building fabric of your offices brought up to date.

As well as sealing any draughts and insulating against costly energy leaks, this can give your building a fresh new look, enhancing its kerb appeal to prospective clients and talented job applicants.

Roofing

Don’t fall victim to a weak or leaky roof that collapses under the weight of winter snowfall or lets in torrential rain.

Roof problems can cascade quite literally down through the building, causing expensive repairs at every level.

At hebs Group we have a proven track record installing secondary roofs such as cut to fall overlays, giving you a reliable roof with minimal disruption.

HVAC

Don’t ignore your air conditioning just because it’s winter. Office air conditioning systems handle much more than just cooling the air in summer.

A well-maintained HVAC system filters and circulates clean air, preventing offices from feeling stale and stuffy.

This fresh feeling comes with cost benefits too, as circulated warm air from air conditioning systems is a highly efficient way to warm up a cold open-plan office space.

 

 

Water efficiency – How hebs Group can reduce water wastage

We live on a pretty wet island so you’d think we’d have more than enough water, but water efficiency is always worth investing in.

The clean water we drink and bathe in doesn’t come from nowhere – we have to collect it, clean it and deliver it to the point of use – so resource efficiency helps to reduce costs, carbon footprints and ensure there’s always enough to go around.

At hebs Group we believe strongly in maximising water efficiency. Recently, we were proud to deliver a project to replace 750 pod bathrooms and measure how much water was saved as a result.

How to improve water efficiency

For this recent project, hebs Group were asked to replace the internal fixtures of pod bathrooms across three different sites, with 750 to do in total.

We had three weeks to deliver this – that’s about 50 bathrooms a day!

Water efficiency was a requirement of the project, so we added flow regulation valves to the pipework to reduce water flow to the sink, and new basin aerators.

Once the work was done, we were able to measure the amount of water at the outlet and report back to the client in terms of gallons of water saved across the project as a whole.

They were so happy with the result that they have decided to roll out the changes across their estates, with a huge quantity of water to be saved overall.

Why is water efficiency important?

Water efficiency matters on a number of levels.

On metered connections, it saves on cost. In premises with many pod or en suite bathrooms, it helps to maintain water pressure at peak times.

It’s better for the environment too – not only consuming less from the mains supply so less water needs to be cleaned and delivered, but also preserving reservoir levels for longer during droughts.

There are similar benefits if you’re off the mains water grid too, by reducing the amount of water you have to treat via chlorination and similar processes.

Find out more

If you’d like to know more about how hebs Group can help you improve water efficiency across your estate – with measurable, monitored and reported results – contact us today.

You can call us on 0151 236 0707 with any questions or to learn more about case studies like the one above.

We’re always happy to talk through our past successes and to decide how we can help you to achieve your aims, whether they relate to water efficiency or another resource such as energy efficiency and renewables.