Fitout companies having a page of exclusion

Why do other fitout companies’ have a page of exclusions?

Why do fitout companies have a page of exclusions? They are giving you a very, very tightly defined scope of works. If it’s not listed, you aren’t getting it. One of the issues we discover when we are quoting our design, we will quote, for example, 235 double general power points. When we do the cost comparison (when the client …

Space needed for office fitout

How much space do I need for my new office fitout?

How much space do I need to allow for my office fit out? How much space do I need per employee or staff member for our new office? What workspace ratios or square meters per person that I can use to work out what we need to accommodate in our new workplace? That’s a question we get asked from time …

Fitout budget

How do I know how much to allow for my fitout budget?

How do I know how much to allow for my office fitout budget? When you’re planning your new office, relocation or refurbishment, it’s really important to establish the budget right the first time. We find a lot of people run into trouble when they have created a budget number, a budget allowance has been granted or they have a fit …

Ensuring that there are no extra aircon costs outside of the quote

How can I ensure there are no aircon costs outside of the quote?

How can I ensure there are no aircon costs outside of the quote? We did a project for Dennis Pagan in Travencore towers on the ground floor. The tenancy has a lot of west and south facing glass which meant we were going to have heat loss in winter, and heat gain summer. The client was comparing two competitive quotes, …

How do I know I am signing up to the best tenancy for me?

How do I know I am signing up to the best tenancy for me?  Some of our valued clients that we’ve either done work for many years before or we’ve been in contact with for many years, say to us when the time comes to relocate to a new office “Hey, we are just in the process of getting a lease signed, once we’ve …

How long does an office fitout take?

How long does it take to do an office fitout in Melbourne?

How long does it take to do an office fitout in Melbourne? The Short Answer: The first 1- 2 weeks is spent in understanding the design and preparing all the costings. We use historical costings to give you a rock solid, fixed quote which doesn’t suddenly blow out halfway through the project. The next two weeks are spent in interior …

What design style should I choose for my office?

I need to get my office space right – what design style should I choose for my Melbourne office fitout? Every person and every company has different needs in terms of design for their wonderful new workplace. Not only just where the walls go and how the desks are positioned from a space planning perspective, but also what colours and …

Workplace Style: Eclectic

Eclectic style is not for the faint hearted! Eclectic style typically incorporates elements from all design styles and eras, such as Art Deco, midcentry modern and retro, using a large range of different textures, trends and colours. Eclectic spaces can sometimes be thought of as ‘busy’ but not all need to make your head whirl to look at them. A …

Workplace Style: Warm & Traditional

A traditional style that makes an office fitout feel warm and inviting while maintaining a professional working space requires experience. One of our clients who are family lawyers requested their transformation to feel ‘homelike and warm’, as they needed their clients to feel welcomed and soothed during what may be troubling times for them. The design team achieved the brief …

Workplace Style: Monochrome Minimalist

Sleek, monochromatic office fitout often deliver a minimalistic look. A much more corporate look than other styles, creating a concrete jungle feel. Monochromatic style uses multiple layers of black and white with varied textures adding depth and dimension. Although monochrome can be sometimes stigmatised as ‘boring’ (and if poorly done it can look like a developer chose the finishes so …

Workplace Style: Scandinavian Minimalist

Scandinavian style is sometimes generalised as being whites and natural materials such as wood and leather. However, it is so much more than that! It is the practice of only having things you love and need, minimalism as a way of life. Scandinavian design looks classic and timeless in an office setting, a restful space which allows employees to focus …

Workplace style: Industrial Warehouse

Industrial style is usually associated with warehouses; the dramatic look and vibe of exposed ceilings showing the air-conditioning ducts, glass partitions and polished concrete being very well-known components of this style. The warehouse or industrial style workspaces often showcase oversized pendant lighting with the raised height ceilings. Typically paired with warm metals such as brass and copper, timber and greys, …

Designing and building vs design and tender

Design & construct vs design & tender

Design & Construct vs Design & Tender Are you looking to relocate your business and fitout your new office, new workplace or medical centre and you’re wondering which way to go about it? There are two routes to market that you can take. One option is design and construct, and the other one is design and tender. The design and …

Open office plan efficiency

Do open office plans work?

Do open office plans work? When you looking to create your new workplace design, the big question is; is the open-plan workplace dead? This is a debate we identified years ago before reports started coming back about how destructive pure open- plan workplaces are to concentration, deep thinking and high-level output. One factor that is really interesting is that the …

Hidden dangers of leasing an office

What are the hidden dangers in signing a lease?

What are the hidden dangers of leasing? What should I watch out for when signing a lease? Are you looking to sign a lease for your new offices? There lots of things to consider before you sign. Factors such as square metre cost, outgoings, body corporate fees and make good clauses can massively impact the affordability of the space from …

Using a house builder for office renovations

Can I use a house builder for my office renovation?

Can I use a house builder for my office renovation? Are you considering renovating your workplace, your medical centre or offices using a residential or home builder? You shouldn’t be and there are multiple reasons for that. A domestic builder doesn’t have the correct registration for commercial works. Instead of being qualified as a CB, or Commercial Builder they are …

Cost of an office fitout

How much is an office fitout?

How much does it cost to fitout an office? This is a very variable question to answer. You need to ensure that whoever you’re getting to price this for you includes everything that you need to renovate your office successfully. The quote needs to include things like air-conditioning alterations and additions to a compliant and usable standard, and disability access, …

Can I say in the office during a renovation?

Can I stay in my office while we renovate? Rhenus Logistics case study

Can I stay in my office while we renovate? Case study: Rhenus Logistics Is your business growing, or needing to pivot and restructure to adapt to new changes, but you know your current workplace design is holding your team back? Is your physical environment preventing them from doing their best work and serving your clients to the very best? Do …

Can you stay in the office while you renovate?

Can I stay in my office while we renovate? Facey Industrial case study

Can I stay in my office while we renovate? Case study: Facey Industrial Is your workplace tired and in need of a transformation, is it holding your team back and you need additional capacity so you can grow? But to do that you think it’s not an option because you’d have to move out to be able to renovate. Wrong- …

Can you stay in the clinic whilst renovations take place?

Can I stay in my medical clinic while we renovate?

Do you have a medical practice or a workplace that you know needs to be transformed to be brought up to the mark to let your team to do their best work? Think it’s impossible because you need to keep operating? Can’t put your business on hold works? Keep reading to solve all your problems!  We completely gutted and renovated the core of the …

Can you stay in your office while renovations take place?

Can I stay in my office while we renovate?

Can I stay in my office while renovate?  Mex Accounting – night works  Are you thinking that you need to renovate your offices or workplace, but you’re worried that you might need to move out or put your business on hold while all this happens? Need to change your working environment to be able to grow your culture, grow your team, and increase …

Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life

When you hear biophilia, what do you think of? It has become a bit of a catch phrase in the design industry and is dangerously close to morphing into a cliché, just like ‘culture’ used to describe beanbags, coffee machines and sleeping pods (Disclaimer: the aforementioned three have their uses😄). One of the seminars at NeoCon this year redefined the …

Video on correct registration

#4 problem converting a house to a medical clinic – correct registration

What is the problem using a residential builder for a commercial project? In order to convert a house to a medical clinic, whether it’s a GP, chiropractor, physio, or psychology clinic, you need a commercially registered builder. A residential builder doesn’t have the correct qualifications and you can’t legally undertake the works yourself. If you’re remodeling it to live in, …

Hidden costs Video

#3 problem converting a house to a medical clinic – hidden costs

What are the hidden costs of converting a house to a medical centre? When you are converting a house to a medical clinic of any description, you need to consider the cost. What are the hidden costs in transferring the use? To be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), you must provide disability access to all the doorways. They …