• February

      20

      2020
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 20 Ongoing office maintenance

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 20 Ongoing office maintenance

    Having settled into your newly refurbished office space, you’ll want to ensure all your systems stay in good working order and that the space is kept safe and clean for clients and employees. This means putting a maintenance schedule in place to cover everything from air conditioning units and fire safety equipment to carpet cleaning.

    • November

      27

      2019
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 19 Occupation certificate and defects inspection

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 19 Occupation certificate and defects inspection

    By now your new office space should be looking good and almost ready for you to move in. But before you can, you’ll need to organise your occupation certificate and defects inspection. The former gives you approval to occupy the site and the latter ensures everything has been finished according to the original job spec.

    • October

      17

      2019
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 18 Rekey the locks

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 18 Rekey the locks

    As your office fit out is nearing completion, you’ll need to replace or rekey all the locks and organise your key system. It’s impossible to know who already has access so make sure you complete this step before you move anyone or anything in. Here’s what to consider when making your new office space secure:

    • September

      13

      2019
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 17 Update your internal documents

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 17 Update your internal documents

    Before moving offices it’s important to consider all the possible implications of a new address for staff and customers, particularly in terms of safety, access and amenities. You’ll need to update your internal documents and collateral to reflect key changes and let everyone know what to expect. Here’s how to help facilitate a smooth transition:

    • August

      14

      2019
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 16 Commence office fit out

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 16 Commence office fit out

    You’ve done your prep work and it’s now over to your chosen specialist to commence the office fit out and bring your new workplace to life. While it’s their job to ensure everything runs to plan, it helps if you know what to expect. A smooth office fit out typically entails the following key steps:

    • July

      16

      2019
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 15 Change management plan

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 15 Change management plan

    Change management for an office fit out Whether your office fit out is large or small, your relocating or refurbishing, a change management plan is an essential part of a fit out and should not be over looked. Even small changes to the workplace environment can alter how teams are structured and change the space

    • May

      6

      2019
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 14 The Dilapidation Report

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 14 The Dilapidation Report

    What is a dilapidation report? A commercial dilapidation report or survey establishes the current condition of an office space, the common property and the building itself. It usually contains photographic and written proof of any existing faults and outstanding repairs. Reports should be written in plain English and easily understood. It’s in the best interest

    • March

      4

      2019
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 13 Awarding the fit out contract

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 13 Awarding the fit out contract

    Awarding the fit out contract You should now be at a stage where you have identified the fit out company you want to use for your project. Next you need to award them the fit out contract or give them the go ahead. While this may seem a simple process there are a few things

    • September

      20

      2018
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 12 Getting an office fit out quote

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 12 Getting an office fit out quote

    Tips and advice on obtaining the best office fit out quote. Shop around for the best deal Contact more than one office fit out company for a quote to ensure you’re getting good value for money. Take the time to sit down with two or three contractors for a tender briefing and get them to

    • July

      2

      2018
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 11 Office Service Agreements

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 11 Office Service Agreements

    The more office service agreements you prepare before your office relocation the better. Here is a list of typical office service agreements: Communications There are not many businesses which can run without reliable phone and internet services. Your relocation team needs to contact both a phone company and an ADSL/NBN provider. After the phones and

    • June

      8

      2018
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 10 Authority Approvals

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 10 Authority Approvals

    The next phase of your new office fit out are the authority approvals. Most office fit outs need authority approvals of one short or another. Finalise any authority approvals between the design and the construction phase of your office fit out. The process can take several weeks, so allow for this in your timeline. Unless

    • April

      17

      2018
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 9 Finalising the office design

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 9 Finalising the office design

    When you commit to a new office design it’s likely to be used for the next five or ten years. With this in mind, it is imperative you get the office design right from the get-go. The factors contributing to a practical and welcoming space include a workable layout, stylish decor and the flexibility to

    • March

      29

      2018
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 8 Negotiating your office lease

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 8 Negotiating your office lease

    Leasing an office space is a big step and can take up a significant amount of your budget. Take the time to negotiate your office lease before you sign a contract. When it comes to renting space for your business you are unlikely to be able to achieve a change in the advertised price. This

    • February

      28

      2018
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 7 Talk with your office interior designer

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 7 Talk with your office interior designer

    Moving offices is a perfect opportunity to create a brand new working environment for yourself, your employees and your clients. Australians on average spend at least 50 hours per week at work. Because of the upward trend in working hours companies need to design better workplaces where employees feel comfortable and motivated. Also clients need

    • January

      30

      2018
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 6 Know your legal requirements

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 6 Know your legal requirements

    Once you have selected the location and building for your office move, you need to take care of the legal requirements. Make sure you know what your legal requirements are: Engage your legal team First up, your lawyer can help you finalise the contract for the office space you going to leave. Make sure you are

    • December

      18

      2017
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 5 Finding the best premises for your business

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 5 Finding the best premises for your business

    Now you know where you want your new office to be located, it’s time to start your search for the the best premises for your business. It’s likely you have a checklist of must-haves, won’t-haves and nice-to-haves for your next business location. However finding a good looking, workable space that is the right size and

    • November

      23

      2017
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 4 How much office space do you need for your office fit out

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 4 How much office space do you need for your office fit out

    After choosing the ideal location for your office, the next step is to establish how much office space you need. Basing it on your current situation could be a costly mistake! Here are three tips to help you. Think about your companies business plans Staff numbers and workstation requirements are only one consideration for how

    • October

      10

      2017
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 3  Selecting a new office location

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 3 Selecting a new office location

    Looking to move offices? These six tips will help you find the right office location. Choosing a new office location is very important for your business. Get it right and you stand to increase your customers and your profits. Make the wrong move and you could find yourself going backwards. There are a number of

    • September

      19

      2017
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 2 Assembling your fit out team

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 2 Assembling your fit out team

    Assembling your fit out team Regardless of your decision to move or stay you will need a team of people to assist in the office refurbishment or office relocation process.  People on your fit out team need to be creative, good numbers crunchers, fluent with schedules, and most of all comfortable in making decisions. Assign

    • August

      30

      2017
    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 1 Do we need to move?

    Office Fit Out Checklist – Step 1 Do we need to move?

    Firstly ask yourself do you really need to move? Do you need to move or could you get a better deal negotiating a new lease where you are and refurbishing the existing office fit out? Moving offices is not only costly on the bottom line with everything from removalists, to stationery changes and of course

    • August

      19

      2017
    The top 5 office design trends of 2018

    The top 5 office design trends of 2018

    I hesitate to use the words “office design trends” here as the words insinuates a fad or a passing phase. The office is where you and your staff spend roughly 25% of their life. 25%! Its design is a critical element to your business. An office is no longer seen as simply a place where

    • July

      24

      2017
    Exposure to asbestos during an office refurbishment or renovation.

    Exposure to asbestos during an office refurbishment or renovation.

    Due to its unique properties asbestos appeared in a wide range of building products and materials up until the mid-1980s. If your workplace was built prior to 1984, there is a high chance that asbestos was used during construction. For buildings erected after this date, the chances of finding large traces of the mineral are 

    • July

      17

      2017
    10 ways to rethink your office reception design.

    10 ways to rethink your office reception design.

    What is your office reception design saying about your company? Do first impressions really count? Research tells us that it takes a maximum of 7 seconds for someone to form an opinion of your company from your office reception design. Whether we call the phenomena “thin slicing”, “rapid cognition” or “intuition”, it is true that

    • July

      10

      2017
    How much does an office chair cost?

    How much does an office chair cost?

    How much does an office chair cost? Another way to pose this question is… Do you value your ability to stand up, to walk, to run, to be mobile? If so, then how much do you really value your spine? Humans have evolved to stand upright. Our heart and cardiovascular system work more effectively this

    • June

      30

      2017
    3 reasons why disabled access needs to be considered in all office fit outs

    3 reasons why disabled access needs to be considered in all office fit outs

    When people think of the words disabled access, their minds will mostly think of those with physical disabilities such as those in wheelchairs and sight or hearing impaired. In Australia, the majority of people with disability have a physical disability (83.9%), while 11.3% have mental and behavioural disability and 4.8% have an intellectual or developmental

    • June

      12

      2017
    What size office do you need to lease?

    What size office do you need to lease?

    A question we are often asked is what size office should we lease? A quick google search for the term threw up literally hundreds of sources, articles and comments on the topic in the last year alone. The true answer is – there is no one single answer to this question. However it is a

    • June

      6

      2017
    Why your office fit out shouldn’t comply with minimum standards

    Why your office fit out shouldn’t comply with minimum standards

    We see no reason at all that commercial fit outs should simply comply with minimum standards. We believe every single commercial fit out should exceed minimum standards. An office fit out above and beyond the minimum standards need not cost a single cent more than one that simply complies with the basics. To illustrate the

    • May

      29

      2017
    How much does a commercial fit out cost in Sydney?

    How much does a commercial fit out cost in Sydney?

    A “fit out” is the process of making any space suitable for occupation. A commercial fit out is for a work space as opposed to a residential space. A builder or developer will build the base structure (walls, floors, ceiling)* and the office fit out refers to every single thing in addition to these including:

    • May

      22

      2017
    Choosing the best office fit out company for your needs

    Choosing the best office fit out company for your needs

    How to choose the best commercial fit out company. Whether you are starting a new venture, moving premises, expanding your office space or simply updating your old offices, the task can seem overwhelming. As commercial fit out is almost always outside of the daily remit of any business, it is a task rarely attempted without

    • January

      7

      2017
    Adaptable office space – Apex Executive Interiors

    Adaptable office space – Apex Executive Interiors

    With higher rental costs and today’s dynamic workforce we are seeing a growth in the demand for greater flexibility and more adaptable office space. Fitting into your current office space is one thing, allowing for growth or contraction throughout the term of your lease is another. Investing in an adaptable office design offsets the risk

    • December

      3

      2016
    Sit and stand desks – workstations for Sydney office fit outs

    Sit and stand desks – workstations for Sydney office fit outs

    Height adjustable workstations or sit and stand desks are now becoming more and more prolific in Sydney office fit outs. A few years ago an employee could only make minor height adjustments to suit their body in the seated position. These days however the trend is moving more to giving people the ability to sit

    • November

      2

      2016
    An office mural wall will increases your brands awareness

    An office mural wall will increases your brands awareness

    Is your office looking a little boring, does it need some colour on the walls to help inspire performance? You could just default to the standard “painting a feature wall” or you could take it a step further with an artistic office mural wall. We recently completed a project where artistic mural walls have taken

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