Whether it be electrical, mechanical, decorative, furnishing or a combination of the four, completing a fit-out of your workspace can be a challenging but rewarding task. The process of a fit-out includes taking the shell of a property – the structure, cladding and external works – and making it a space that is suitable for its occupants.
Completing a fit-out is the perfect chance to make your workspace your own, taking inspiration from your company’s ethos and your employees’ personalities. A fit-out could take place when a company moves into a new location or it is felt that the facilities at the current location are out of date and need freshening up. Whatever the reason may be, executing a workspace fit-out can be an effective way of boosting employee morale and giving a company a new lease of life.
In this blog, we will talk about some of the best ways in which you can go about completing a fit-out of your workspace, as well as detailing some things to look out for before, during and after the fit-out is finished.
Before making any decisions about what you want to be included in your fit-out, you will need to take the time to plan and figure out what will and won’t work within your workplace. It is worth scanning your current space, making a note of the power points and any other components that may hinder or have an effect on any additional construction. It is helpful to have a clear idea of a seating plan, any meeting areas you wish to add, if you would like to include a breakout area and if you would like space for storage.
Setting aside some time to make these plans will mean that the overall job can be completed more efficiently. Having a clear set of ideas in your mind and thinking through as many of the fit-out plans as possible will mean that when it comes to enlisting the help of a professional fit-out company, you can discuss this with the team and get the project done as quickly as possible.
Involve the Team
The people who are going to benefit the most from completing a fit-out of the workspace are the individuals who will be working in said space every day. With this in mind, it is always a great idea to survey the workforce and gain ideas about what they would like to see featured in the new workspace. A fit-out can be a major morale booster for employees, and this will be even more effective if the workers themselves have a hand in deciding what gets added to the office.
It may not be realistic to fulfil each and every wish your employees ask for, but even taking the time to take on ideas from your workforce will go a long way in showing them that you value their opinions. If your workspace is customer-facing, you could even ask customers what they would like to see to give them a more enjoyable experience. This could be a great way to secure repeat customers.
Choose Your Fit Out Professionals
Of course one of the most important parts of the entire fit-out project is making sure that you hire the right professionals for the job. It is crucial that you take the time to pick out the team of professionals that can successfully turn your vision of an ideal fit out into reality. It is advisable that you take the time to choose a reputable company with plenty of experience and a satisfied client base. Fully fitting out your workplace can be an expensive undertaking, so making sure that the company you choose will do the best job possible is well worth it.
Construction Interior Design should be your first choice if you are looking for a highly-skilled team of professionals to carry out all of your fit-out needs. Over the course of the last 20 years that we have been in business, we have completed a wide variety of fit-outs for a broad range of high profile clients. If you would like to check out some of our previous work, head over to our projects page and see who we have worked with.
Before completely signing off on the fit-out, it is always a good idea to thoroughly review the work that has been done to make sure that it suits the needs of the staff. There may only be a couple of small problems, but identifying these early will mean that they can get sorted as soon as possible, allowing regular work to resume.
It is a good idea to gather together an office team to conduct a review of the new workspace, giving their feedback about what works and what doesn’t. Allow the staff to settle into their new workplace so decide which of the new fittings need changing or possibly even replacing entirely.
Contact Construction Interior Design
If your office is in need of a fit-out, don’t hesitate in contacting Construction Interior Design. We are available to complete projects across the UK of all shapes and sizes. If you would like to get in touch with us to check our availability and to talk through fit-out options for your office or workplace, call us on 01476 860800.