5 Signs Your Club Needs A Refurbishment

5 Signs Your Club Needs A Refurbishment

A lot of owners get stuck in ‘refurbishment limbo’, where they know an upgrade is necessary but delay the project to avoid having to close operations and risk losing clientele.  These concerns can be mitigated with professionally managed planning, as seen with Waterloo Bay Hotel’s refurbishment in Wynnum.

Strategic renovations can save you money in the long run by preventing further damage, increasing energy efficiencies and attracting new clientele.

Here are five signs that it may be time to refurbish your venue:

Damaged flooring

Your flooring is a good indicator of your venue’s condition. Chipped and cracked tiles, worn out carpets and scratched or water damaged wooden floors are a tell-tale sign that you’re due for a refurbishment.

Not only do damaged floors become more severe over time and devalue your club, they can also be a dangerous trip hazard for your patrons. When upgrading your floors, it is worth having a quality non-slip treatment applied at the same time.

Poor fixtures

Take notice of the condition of your fixtures. Dirty and smelly seating, wobbly tables and a filthy bar can be a turn off for your customers…and word can spread quickly.

Negative reviews

Unfortunately, customers who have had a bad experience are more likely to express this than those who have had a positive experience. Negative online reviews and feedback pertaining to the condition of your venue is a sign that it may be time to consider an upgrade.

Energy inefficiencies

Air-conditioning and refrigeration are the two biggest sources of energy usage in clubs. Outdated units tend to work overtime to compensate. Upgrading your energy systems can reduce your electricity bill and keep your patrons comfortable and cool at the same time.


Consider if the layout and function of your venue is still optimal, for example does the position of the bar limit entrance space or prevent access to another area during busy periods, is there enough seating and adequate lighting, and are the amenities and emergency exits well signed?


If you are familiar with these issues or are considering refurbishment options for your venue, talk to our professional building team today on 1800 26 26 37 or at buildingservices@cmbm.com.au.


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