8 important issues to consider when signing a commercial lease

Creating a space for your business and team is a great step in building momentum and positivity for your company. Opting for a commercial fitout takes your space to the next level; by adding personal touches to your office, you’re constructing an environment that will be warmly welcomed by your staff and clients. It’s also important to consider a potential fitout during this early stage of planning, as it allows you to keep your end goal in mind while searching for a new space. Keep the following tips in mind before giving the final go-ahead on your new office: Consider […]

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5 steps to a successful office fitout: plan your space

In this series, we’ll discuss the important steps in achieving a successful office fitout. In the last post, we discussed the importance of setting clear budget expectations. Once your budget is agreed upon, it’s time to start getting into the details. The next stage in achieving your office fitout is planning your space. Keep the following list in mind when planning out your space to achieve your needs: Clean streak Starting with an empty floor plan is the best way to begin. This will allow you to work out where different teams in your office will sit and how necessities […]

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4 IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR NEW FLOORS

How much time have you put in when choosing the right flooring for your fitout? It’s stunning that your floor choice can have such an impact on your general office vibe and aesthetic. Before you get started, here are a few things to keep in mind: Your floor type Certain types of businesses will require different types of flooring. Medical or dentistry practices will require floors that are easily cleaned and stain-resistant, whereas call centres or recording studios, (where sound and reducing echoes are critical to perfection) will require timber or wooden floors for their sound reflection qualities. Think about […]

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5 STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL OFFICE FITOUT: SET YOUR BUDGET

In this series, we’ll discuss the important steps in achieving a successful office fitout. In the last post, we discussed the importance of the right brief and setting accurate objectives for your needs. After you’ve achieved a clear, tight brief, it’s important to set budget expectations. Bring together your organisation’s priorities for the new space, and your specific needs to set the project budget. It’s critical for all stakeholders involved to agree on a budget before commencing any office fitout action. For this reason, it’s a great time to involve a fitout specialist who’ll be able to provide direction on […]

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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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