The question of whether to refurbish or renovate is important, as it can mean the difference between saving and losing money. No matter the reason why you need to make alterations to your property, be it because you want to improve its appearance or make it safer for tenants, understanding how one concept varies from the other is always important.

Part of renovating a property is adding extensions and improving its structure, which can add value to it. For this reason, many people choose to renovate homes and commercial buildings because it can provide a solid source of income.

A renovation is basically the ‘creation’ of a new building within the structure of an old one, and is also performed when the property needs to meet new building regulations – if you want your property to meet new codes, therefore, or even turn it into a Grade A office space, you should opt for renovating it, instead of refurbishing it.

O&C work with building and structural engineers to ensure that all the latest electrical standards comply and our experience means that we can offer cost effective and sustainable lighting solutions.