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In this article we highlight the difference between hard and soft facilities management services. B38 Group offer a comprehensive range of facilities management services. Our services can be further refined into ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ sectors. But what is the difference between soft services and hard services?
The range of services encompassed within facilities management is extensive and can be refined in to hard and soft services. Most organisations have a requirement for both types of services, but what is the difference between soft services and hard services?
Hard services relate to any tangible maintenance aspect of business property fabric. These are services which are often required by law, to ensure the safeguarding of employees and customers alike. The hard facilities management services sector is fast growing, with corporations both large and small across various industries are turning to professional property maintenance companies like B38 Group to assist them in navigating the regulatory environment and ensure long-term business continuity. Some examples of the hard services that B38 Group offer include:
Soft services, by contrast, relate to the non-technical fabric of the commercial property. Corporations are turning to facilities management companies to provide all aspects of corporate maintenance for the satisfaction of clients and employees alike. Some examples of soft services include:
The ultimate difference between soft services management and hard services lies in building fabric. Hard services are typically thought to be more ‘traditional’ forms of property maintenance and facilities management, whilst soft services management have been developed out of changing corporate needs, for example more complex security systems required in an increasingly perilous society. Both hard and soft services are needed to ensure optimal business functioning and client and employee satisfaction.
B38 Group offers a comprehensive range of both hard and soft facilities management services to assist you in meeting regulatory requirements, and ensure that your corporate assets are maintained to a high quality. From planned preventative maintenance to emergency repair, and systems installation to commercial management, B38 Group will offer you a professional and high-quality service to streamline your business operations and save costs.
B38 Group are one of the fastest growing facilities management companies in the UK. Not only are we a facilities management company, but we are also a Chartered Building Company operating nationally providing construction works. If you are interested in our services please contact us on 0800 0806 247 or fill in the form below.
Having effective and sustainable facility management solutions in place will bring your business many benefits.
Here are 5 benefits of hard maintenance:
National Facilities Management Services
B38 Group are one of the fastest growing facilities management companies in the UK. We are a leading provider of national facility management solutions to businesses, organisations and SMEs throughout the UK. Our hard and soft facilities management services support multi-sector clients.
We operate our national facilities management service across all of the following market sectors:
We have built a dedicated team of hardworking, experienced and skilled professionals who always deliver essential and sustainable facility management solutions to each and every one of our clients. Our team ensure that all of our clients’ sites are well managed, safe and secure. Here at B38 Group, our committed team and competence is what makes us one of the UK’s leading facilities management companies.