Now is the Time to Undertake Building Maintenance

A building is an important financial investment that provides comfort to its occupants and monetary returns for several years. Its occupants are provided with an environment in which they can live, play, and work, free from outside disturbance. When the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, a well maintained, well heated building will provide a great deal of comfort for its occupants. Now is the time to preserve your building, protect your workforce, and undertake building maintenance.

Facilities Maintenance Services for the Education Sector

It’s vitally important schools and colleges regularly maintain the facilities within their building to provide students with the best possible conditions in which to learn. A lot of the maintenance work completed by Beta Group is monthly, with large projects being completed in the holiday season.

Beta Group provides a range of mechanical and electrical to schools and colleges across the North West. Services provided to the education sector include the installation, repair and maintenance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as well as electrical installations and Legionella testing.

As demands from Ofsted increase, schools and colleges value the support from Beta Group and use a multitude of our services to maintain their properties and ensure safety and building compliance. You can find out more about our M&E services here. All our engineers are enhanced DBS checked and have a wealth of experience working within the education sector.

The Importance of Building Maintenance

There are several reasons as to why building maintenance is important:

  • Health and Safety of Occupants
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Appearance and Building Value
  • Insurance Purposes
Health and Safety of Occupants

Under the Health and Safety Executive, employers are responsible for the wellbeing of their employees. The Executive states: “It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affect by their business.“ Therefore, an employer or building owner is responsible for ensuring the premises are safe for everyone.

The law is to protect the health and safety of employees in the workplace. Damaged, poorly maintained buildings and premises can increase the risk of an individual getting injured because of damage to your building.

There are many potential health and safety risks to employees within a building that may go unnoticed to the untrained eye, which is why trusting Beta Group with your facilities maintenance will ensure the job is done properly.


Regular building maintenance ensures that a property is well maintained, free from damage and costly repair bills. Planned maintenance plans prove much more cost-effective in the long run as Beta Group’s engineers can fix small issues before they become larger, more costly problems. When it comes to maintaining your building, precaution is the more economical option; emergency repairs are much more expensive than a planned maintenance service.

Appearance and Building Value

A poorly maintained building can give a negative impression of the business to a potential client. A well-maintained building highlights that the business is well managed, professional and has a positive attitude towards the premises and towards its image.

In the long term, a well-maintained building can retain its market value if a business owner decides to relocate or sell the company. Buildings are financial investments and using a reputable company such as Beta Group will help protect your asset. We have been awarded many recognised accreditations and have been recognised as a CHAS Accredited Contractor, as well as being SafeContractor Approved.

Insurance Purposes

Every property in the UK will have building insurance to protect it against the unexpected. Building insurance generally contains clauses exonerating the insurance company if the building was poorly maintained.

For example, Company A fails to maintain their roof. During a storm, the roof is damaged and water leaks into the building. Their insurance company may state that the cause of the damage was not the storm itself, but the lack of maintenance work done to the roof, which put it in a bad condition.

In this instance, for claim purposes, the “but for” test would be applied. The “but for” test is essentially posing the question, “but for the storm, would the roof have been damaged?”

Due to the lack of maintenance works, the storm was merely the occasion of damage, not the cause, which would have resulted in a failed claim. Not only has Company A paid for insurance that’s void because it did not maintain the roof, but they’ll also have to bear the cost of repairing the roof.

Maintaining all aspects of your building is extremely important if you’re paying business insurance. Regular building maintenance keeps your insurance valid and protects you against the unexpected.

Beta Group is the Best Choice

Whether it be a school or a commercial or industrial building, Beta Group provides a range of building maintenance services that start in the car park and make their way through an entire building.

We have a dedicated team of skilled and experienced professionals who use their knowledge to effectively maintain and protect your building. Our team supplies every client with essential and cost-effective building maintenance solutions. We strive hard to work with our clients on a long-term basis, so we become aware of any potential problems and catch them early.

With over 30 years’ experience, Beta Group has been helping clients across the UK. If you need building maintenance services, ring the team on 01706 878 330 or talk to an agent via the live chat.

  • gas-safe
  • safe contractor approved
  • BESA
  • NBRA
  • ABP
  • chamber of commerce
  • CHAS Transparent