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So You’re Thinking Of Getting The Office Refurbished?

Posted on 10th December 2012 by VRi

A new year, a new look? This could be exactly the lift that your business and employees need to start the year all guns blazing. It’s quite phenomenal the huge difference a change of scenery can make to a person’s outlook. So why wait to give your business the kick-start it needs?

Here at VRI Ltd, we specialise in office refurbishments, office interiors and are reputable shopfitters in Leicester, Birmingham and the surrounding Midlands areas. Our all-round service doesn’t stop on the building site, we are dedicated to helping you with any queries and ideas you may have for your project, whatever they may be.

Whether you are going for a traditional fitting or a contemporary look, our highly skilled and experienced team of designers and fitters will ensure that your office and shop interiors are of the highest quality.

But how do you go about planning for a refurbishment?

1. Call in the Professionals

Don’t try a DIY job. It can be dangerous, time-consuming and frustrating if you don’t know what you’re doing. By hiring a professional outfit (such as VRI Ltd), you can have faith in an experienced team that will be responsible for the design and building of your new office space. A designated project manager will be able to oversee all aspects of the refurbishment and provide an experienced eye.

2. Project plan

Sit down with your PM and set out a detailed schedule and thought-out plan. Consider how far in advance certain aspects will need to be planned? What are the most efficient and productive methods? How will the coordination of contractors be managed?

3. Design Considerations

Work closely with your designers, interior designers and PM to discuss:

– Trends/styles/colours
– Image/professionalism
– Locations of staff/departments
– The size of your staff/ expansion?
– The best use of available space
– Noise and break areas
– Kitchen and eating facilities

4. Legal ties, Construction and Signing off

Be sure that you have permission from the landlord or approved planning permission to avoid any legal confrontations. Once these have been submitted and approved, your PM will then earn their money, coordinating, discussing and ordering the build. Once everything is completed be sure to have a full check of the build before signing off.

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