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Office Plants

2020-01-23T21:01:44+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Office Fit-outs, Office fitouts, Office Plants|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Design Your Office to Take Advantage of Office Plants Benefits! When you’re designing an office, there are many things to consider. It isn’t just how you can deck out your office with as many workstations as possible. A good office should cater to the needs of everyone who works there – whether its for introversion [...]

How to Design Your Office for both Millennials and Baby Boomers

2019-12-05T21:21:53+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Office Fit-outs, Office fitouts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Millennials and Boomers have two drastically different philosophies in what they want out of their workspaces, and that can give rise to tension in the office. The Boomer generation preferred quiet spaces and privacy, creating the traditional cubicle office design, still commonly used by large organisations, with a need for internal procedures, standardisation and bureaucratic [...]

Design Smarter Open-Plan Offices

2019-12-05T21:22:22+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Office Fit-outs, Office fitouts, Office Lighting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The myth of open-plan offices generating more productivity has made open designs on trend since the early 2000s. Designers, architects and business owners alike tried to spark ideas and let businesses stand out from the crowd by getting rid of barriers like walls, cubicles and private offices. Barriers are unnecessary – giving everyone a space [...]

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 [...]