Many of our clients started out looking for an office refurbishment contractor knowing the problems to be overcome, such as over-crowding in certain areas, lack of meeting space, too high noise levels or a general look of untidiness across the office.
When we are meeting with a company for the first time, we are normally briefed on the problems, but one area where we are almost always asked for our advice is how to make the most of available office space.
This is one of the areas where an office refurbishment contractor can really add value and bring a lot of experience and expertise to the table.
Space planning is something that we do automatically on every job, whether its a formal process that's documented and drawn up or a less formal approach taken on smaller projects. Over 20 years of undertaking office refurbishment have given us a kind of sixth sense into how an office space can be improved!
The kind of things we take into consideration when space planning are workflow, furniture, lighting, services, storage and power supply.
Quite often we find that its the office furniture that's prohibitive to an effective workflow. Companies hang on to furniture and plan around it when in fact, replacing furniture doesn't have to break the bank and with so many shapes, sizes and colours available, new office furniture can really give an office a lift as well as boosting staff morale and productivity.
Another area where problems arise is with storage and specifically lack of it. By adding high-density storage walls which double up as Office partitions, you can significantly boost storage capacity and solve problems associated with an open plan layout to boot.
With dead space, we sometimes find that bad lighting is the culprit which again, can easily be overcome.
Here at Trevor Blake, we offer a free space review to anyone considering how to improve their office space. Get in touch if you would like us to take a look at your workplace. We cover Surrey, Sussex, London and most of the South East. Call us on 01293 775509.