Why kerb-appeal matters in commercial buildings
How your commercial property looks from the street can have a massive impact on its rental yield and sale value, which is why it is so important to maximise kerb-appeal in new build properties. In this post, we’ll be exploring why kerb-appeal matters, what you can do to improve your building’s appearance, and how we can help deliver architecture which will attract customers and clients.
Kerb-appeal: Why does it matter so much?
The façade of your commercial premises is the first thing a prospective client or customer is going to see from the street, and we all know how much first impressions matter in all aspects of life. An aesthetically unappealing frontage immediately puts people off, so they’re unlikely to hold out much hope when it comes to what lies beyond the double doors and are therefore less likely to consider you seriously.
It doesn’t matter what industry you operate in, if you own and operate a commercial building then you need to take kerb-appeal seriously from the outset. If you’re letting out your property, then you’re guaranteed to command higher rents if the building you own is attractive and is somewhere other businesses can be proud to call home. When it comes to selling a property, that same kerb-appeal is going to add value to your premises and you’re likely to see a better return on investment if you’ve injected some cash into improving and maintaining the façade.
It’s not all about the cosmetic looks either, although that undoubtedly helps. Paints, plaster and brick are all pleasing on the eye, but there are practical considerations which can also add value to your property. Rainscreen cladding can protect the structure of your premises and mean lower maintenance costs in the long-term, while external wall insulation can keep down the amount you stump up in energy bills. Taken together, it’s a win-win situation for you as the property owner and those you lease or sell the space to.
Build and maintain
Improvements to the architecture of a commercial building don’t have to break the bank, and there are plenty of cost-effective solutions which can add kerb-appeal. It’s all very well investing in an improved façade when you have a new build project on your hands, but you also need to consider how you will maintain it in the future.
Nothing turns people away faster than a poorly maintained façade, so keeping on top of cleaning, repairs and general maintenance is key. Architectural improvements don’t need to be confined to new builds, however, as cosmetic changes can also be made to existing buildings which will dramatically improve the view from the street.
How can we help?
At alsecco, we’re the experts when it comes to improving kerb-appeal and maximising the returns you will see on your property. Over the years we have undertaken work on countless new build and existing projects which have improved their appearance and helped maintain the underlying structure. We know that there’s nothing superficial about wanting to ‘pretty up’ your building because, in the end, we know you’ll see the difference in the numbers and in your wallet.
We provide a comprehensive range of cost-effective and efficient cladding services, to see you get the right architectural solution for your property. We can work with plaster, brick, concrete, glass, stone, ceramic and paint to ensure your building looks the way you want and fits in with its locale, meaning it has more kerb-appeal for potential customers and clients. We can even provide photovoltaic cladding panels, which means your building pays you back by generating its own power.
We also work with rainscreen cladding which prevents damp penetration which could seriously undermine the integral structure of your building, and wall insulation which locks in heat in the winter and could save you thousands in energy bills.
We take each and every project as it comes, working closely with our clients to see their building is fitted with the right type of cladding so that it both looks and performs to the best of its ability. We can also retrofit cladding to existing buildings to improve the appearance of the architecture and give it the wow-factor needed to see you attract and keep customers and clients.
If you would like to find out more about the range of services we provide or to book an appointment with our expert team, we’re always on hand and ready to work with you. Maximise your lease and sale values now, by getting in touch with us. https://alsecco.co.uk/contact/