‘Will I be able to move in time?’
Construction projects are notorious for finishing late so it is natural to worry at the start, or towards the end of the project, whether the fit-out will be complete in time for you to move in when your current lease finishes or whether you’ll have the offices prepared for when new employees are due to start.
At Accolade, we recognize the importance of reassuring our clients that their project will be complete on time so we give the client a copy of our program that outlines what will be complete when and, crucially, when the project will be complete. The completion date is non-negotiable to us so if this means working overtime due to unforeseen issues cropping up, we’re prepared to do it.
‘I can’t have disruption between 9 and 5’
Office downtime can often be expensive. That’s why most businesses operate throughout the office fit-out process. Whatever your type of office work, we all know it’s practically impossible to work in the middle of a messy, noisy, and busy construction environment. If having a temporary office isn’t available, having an office fit-out company that has a team willing to work outside office hours really pays to have in your contact list, not to mention one that can provide a safe, clean, and healthy working environment for your office staff when their back in.
Will My Office Meet Trends for Years to Come?
Office trends have been fast-changing in recent years. Asking a professional or doing your own research is important when creating the design for your fit-out as it provides you with lots of ideas that you can then pick and choose to match your company’s image. However, think first about how long you want your office fit-out to last (usually 5 – 15 years) before you need to refurbish it. Will crittall glazing still look fresh and modern in 15 years’ time? With this in mind, you might want to opt for glazing where crittall trims can be removed in a few years’ time, leaving the glazing intact and looking good – a solution that will stand the tests of time much better. A good office fit-out company will be able to advise on creating pleasant offices that will stand the tests of time much better.
The final Outcome…
This is the most excitingly scary part of an office fit-out as this is when the detailed quote, drawings, and visuals that you saw at the start of the fit-out process, get realised. Then people often find problems that cannot be noticed in visuals and drawings such as noise and discomfort. An example of noise is when there is too much ambient noise that distracts employees on the phone and therefore productivity.
A good office fit-out company should be able to foresee this and manage your expectations. For instance, we would suggest double glazing or thicker plasterboard walls reduce noise being heard in the next room.
Alleviate your stress
At Accolade, we understand that the office fit-out process is no walk in the park and can present new and worrying challenges. However, when considering an office fit-out, keep in mind that your office must speak volumes about your company and have the potential to raise employee morale. So, to make sure you achieve the office space your company deserves, engage a team of seasoned experts to avoid the pitfalls of a poor office fit-out. With our 25 years wealth of experience in creating the workspaces where people love to work, you get to take a hands-off approach (if you want!) knowing your company’s workspace is in safe hands.