5 steps to a successful office fitout: design your brief

In this series, we’ll discuss the important steps in achieving a successful office fitout. In the last post, we examined your existing space, asked your team the right questions and established your organisational priorities. With all of this information in hand, the next step on the path to your successful new office fitout is getting your brief right. A good brief, the design and technical instructions you’re going to give your fitout specialist, needs to be clear and comprehensive. This means nothing is left to assumptions or guesses and prevents the sometimes painful cycle of misunderstood communication. A strong brief […]

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5 office design tricks to increase your productivity at work

What’s the easiest way to boost productivity across all your teams and departments with one single approach? Creating a physical environment catering to their needs, not necessarily as only employees, but as people. Workplace design is the most significant factor in your team’s day-to-day experience, and considering an office fitout to achieve the ultimate office design will skyrocket your team’s productivity. In the meantime, try out these simple five tips and tricks to start seeing improvements. Get your light right Lighting is one of the most important factors in staying focused and feeling enthusiastic, yet it’s one of the most overlooked […]

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How to get the most out of your workplace partitions

Are you looking to revamp an existing space and give it a modern touch? Or perhaps you’re about to lease out a new office space and want to give it a quick makeover? Redesigning your office workstations and partitions is the easiest way to breath life to a space, without having to move your employees to a temporary office while you redesign. Take a look at these modern trends to revamp your office space:   Shrinking workstations Desks are starting to become smaller, as technological advancements have encouraged smaller laptops and thinner desktop screens, freeing up the space once dedicated […]

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The do’s and don’t’s of your tenancy assessment

When choosing your office or commercial premises, there are many things to check in order to take advantage of your tenancy inspection. It’s the best (and easiest) way to find out if the space is right for your company’s needs. Take a read of the commonly overlooked do’s and don’t’s when preparing for your tenancy assessment: The Do’s: Always try to bring along an office fitout specialist with you to inspect the space and services. Their knowledge and experience in the field will help to avoid any easy-to-miss hiccups that could cause some bigger problems later down the track. They’ll […]

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How to make good at the end of a lease

One of the most overlooked pieces of the leasing puzzle is the “make good”. It’s a standard clause included in most commercial leases requiring tenants to return a property to its original state. It’s important to leave a few weeks, or even a month or so, to consider your property’s make good, as it may involve some renovation and construction. Here are some ways to prepare for the end of your lease: Check your lease agreement You’ll often find the make good clauses to be vague and open-ended – some may not even be represented in your agreement. Make sure […]

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How to avoid medical fitout mistakes

Making the decision to go ahead with a medical fitout isn’t easy, but there are simple ways to avoid common pitfalls. Most come down to losing focus or being unable to prioritise on the right end goals. Getting advice from a fitout specialist is the simplest way to work with the benefit of hindsight before even starting to draw up plans. The tips below will give you some perspective into what a successful medical fitout should avoid: Taking shortcuts Avoid selecting poor quality materials or furnishings with low durability. Your medical space is core to your business and will be […]

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The basics of commercial interior design

Whether you’re moving into a new space or revamping your existing one, understanding the basics of commercial interior design is an easy way to make small (but impactful) changes to your space. It’ll also help you out if you’re planning on working with office fitout specialist. Focusing on balance There are three types of balance to create in your office space; asymmetrical, radial and symmetrical. It’s important to keep these in mind to achieve a space that feels open to avoid feeling cramped. With symmetrical, everything on one side is similar to the other side. The desk may be in […]

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Spend less and get more out of your office fitout

Working towards a budget is always the best option when considering an office fitout. While an office fitout can be one of the biggest costs for small to medium business, it can excel your vision as a company and provide your team a healthy and productive space to work in. So, how do you optimise your savings for an office fitout? Furniture Furniture is one of the most important aspects of your office fitout. Upfront costs for quality furniture will help to avoid maintenance costs in the future. Opt for timeless and practical solutions that are minimal and can placed […]

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Three trends to consider for the end of financial year

The evolution of Brisbane office design has evolved to keep pace with trends from all over the working world. As research has shown, different methods of improving the productivity and happiness of our workforce have taken these methodologies and made them an intrinsic element of our designs. If you’re considering a fitout for the end of financial year, don’t get stuck in traditional designs. The ideas below are growing trends that are becoming more conventional in the work space: Recreational Areas One key element growing strongly alongside the open-plan office is the acceptance of recreational areas. An area with a […]

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How an Office Fitout can Improve Company Culture

Are you thinking of redesigning your offices? Company culture is in a constant state of evolution and it’s important to constantly evaluate whether your vision and goals are moving the right direction. An office fitout has two main impacts; it plays a vital role in improving your team’s productivity. and it can easily determine the real image your business depicts to your valued clients. Here are some of the important factors to consider when choosing the best office furniture. Check these out: Furniture Material Choosing a furniture theme based on their materials is an easy way to integrate the different facets […]

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