Ideas & Inspiration

All the latest news and views from the Trevor Blake team


Does the school building affect pupil?s performance?

As we edge closer to the summer months and our schools refurbishment programme, a question playing on our minds is whether there is any research to show whether a newly refurbished classroom improves pupil performance....

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Are you making the most of your office space?

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....

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Open plan office design - for collaboration or surveillance?

Just how possible is to to create the perfect open plan office?...

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Benefits of using a 'one-stop shop' office fit-out contractor

There are so many individual jobs that make up an office fit out project, ranging from building works, air conditioning, lighting, flooring and furniture to name just a few. ...

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What's the difference between a CAT A and CAT B Fit-out?

A Category A (Cat A) fit out usually entails bringing an empty shell up to a standard ready for letting to tenants....

When to involve an office fit out contractor

At what stage should we involve an Office Fit Out contractor when relocating?

The best time to contact your office fit out contractor is when you are evaluating potential office space....

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AC equipment - how to write off within a year

Any business that pays income tax and corporate tax, and is looking to install heat pump air conditioning, can claim 100% tax relief in the first year on specific energy-saving products and technologies through the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme...

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What to consider when budgeting for an office Refurbishment

The new financial year is approaching and you're finally getting the budget for the much-needed office refurbishment, but where do you start in defining what needs to be done? We've compiled a useful checklist to get you started....

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Essentials of a good office refurbishment brief

In this article we highlight a few key areas to consider when constructing your brief....

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