Dilapidation work is an important consideration for both tenants coming to the end of a lease agreement and landlords preparing to re-market a commercial or industrial building – as for both it can result in prolonged labour, operational downtime and potentially unforeseen expenditure.
Here are our top five reasons why getting floor dilapidation work right is vitally important for all tenants and landlords across the UK and beyond.
1- With many buildings flooring can be an area of concern – as it is invariably the part of the premises that has weathered the most use and abuse. The floor finish of an industrial site such as a warehouse or factory will have been exposed to impacts from heavy equipment, spillages of corrosive oils, liquids, greases and worse, while large-scale commercial spaces will have regularly subjected their floors to heavy foot traffic, frequent hot water washes and cleaning chemicals.
2- As tenants become increasingly aware of the importance of having a good quality floor surface, it places more emphasis on the landlord to ensure that this area of the site is prepared for the new tenant’s potential workload or they will risk losing clients who don’t want to take a chance on a floor liable to fail and cost them money.
3- The focus of dilapidation works might be different for each party – as the tenant is looking to avoid breaching the terms of their contract and the landlord wants to quickly return the property to an as-new state so that it is ready for market as soon as possible.
4- Tenants will be looking for a hard floor that is thick and sufficiently reinforced to withstand the impending loads, especially from racking and fork lift trucks. It is also important to ensure that dusting will not take place and that any existing floor cracks are examined and fixed prior to the application of a floor coating.
This combination of factors calls for a refurbishment solution that can minimise costs, cope with the on-site conditions, allow for a rapid return to service and also provide a long lasting, functional finish.
5- Landlords and tenants can take advantage of the life cycle cost savings of resin floor solutions to minimise maintenance and refurbishment costs in the future. The initial outlay can be divided into many years of reliable service, meaning that costs are reduced over the long term when compared to cheaper but more failure prone alternatives.
If you are a tenant or landlord undertaking a floor dilapidation works project and would like to talk to one of Flowcrete UK’s resin flooring experts about the ideal system for your facility then please ring 01270 753000 or head to Flowcrete UK’s website to find your local representative.