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Make Good Choices

2019-10-02T00:47:15+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Make Good, Office Fit-outs, Office fitouts|

  Why is Make Good an Important Matter to Consider? Make Good can be an easily overlooked process for tenants. It seems simple at first glance. Isn’t Make Good just what you have to keep in mind at the end of your lease, when you promise to leave your premises in good condition? No, it’s [...]

The Importance of Ergonomic Lighting in the Modern Workplace

2019-09-30T06:22:59+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Office Lighting|Tags: , , |

  We usually associate the word ergonomics with appliances like desks, chairs, keyboards, and other physical things that affect our posture, with brands that slap the words on alongside ‘lumbar support’ and ‘minimising muscle strain’. But an office space is more than that.  A good office that’s taking an efficient and comforting work environment in [...]

Why You Should Use More Wood In Your Office

2019-09-13T23:31:08+00:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Office Fit-outs, Office fitouts|Tags: , , , , , , |

    Weaving more natural elements, like wood, into indoor spaces is one of the biggest trends in modern architecture right now - wood architecture. Modern architecture has been reviving the nuts and berries architecture of the 60’s lately, favouring organic and natural houses and weaving more natural materials like wood into their work. The [...]

Complying Development Certificates (CDC)

2019-02-07T20:39:21+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Office Fit-outs, Office fitouts|

What is a Complying Development Certificate (CDC)? Under NSW’s State Environmental Planning Policy, a CDC is designed to ensure compliance with various environmental and safety codes. While this may sound like a chore or overwhelming if you’re in charge of overseeing an office fit out, keep in mind that the certificate is referred to as [...]

New Building Standards Compliance for Educational Institutions

2018-09-14T22:39:47+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Office Fit-outs, Office fitouts|

If you’re an education provider you need to be aware that new legislation means your premises must comply with specific building requirements for you to be able to operate. All education and training institutions must now have a new certificate of approval under the Building Code of Australia (BCA) – a Class 9b certificate. You [...]

Colour & Visual Comfort (Part 4)

2018-08-16T21:15:37+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Office Fit-outs, Office fitouts|

Colour and the ways it is used in interior design has an impact on how we feel and how well we perform in that environment, there’s no doubt about it. But our preconceptions and common beliefs about how exactly colours will affect us don’t always hold true. The rigorous long-term study conducted by academics at [...]

Colour & Visual Comfort (Part 3)

2018-06-04T23:19:17+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Office Fit-outs, Office fitouts|

A unique study conducted over 20 years by a team from the School of Architecture at the University of Texas examined the influence of colour within the office environment to properly understand how it affects those who work in it. They ran a series of four intriguing experiments, with some unexpected results. Study #1: Colour [...]

Colour & Visual Comfort (Part 2)

2018-04-13T04:30:19+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Office Fit-outs, Office fitouts|

Colour has a direct impact on psychological wellbeing and productivity in the workplace. So it’s a key consideration in office and workplace design and planning. The authors of a study done at the University of Texas go so far as to say that designers have a responsibility to create harmony between colour and the intended [...]

Colour & Visual Comfort (Part 1)

2018-04-13T03:51:35+00:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Office Fit-outs, Office fitouts|

Shakespeare famously said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But what about a rose of any other colour? Would it look as appealing? We all know that a red rose means something very different to a white one, or a yellow one, and each creates very different emotional responses. And [...]

Choosing the Right New Office Space

2018-01-19T00:02:09+00:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Office Fit-outs, Office fitouts|

A Checklist for Choosing the Right New Office Space You’ve come to the end of the lease in your current premises, or perhaps business expansion means you’ve outgrown your existing space and its time to move on. So the search has begun for a new office space. You’ll look at a number of options as [...]