The 3 minute catch up: news, views, inspiration and talking points from the world of commercial fit outs and office interior refurbishments.

Dental Clinic Design & Decoration Ideas

There can’t be many people who treat a visit to the dentist like a fun day out, therefore your clinic decoration is crucial when it comes to setting the right atmosphere and creating a hygienic impression. In this article, healthcare refurbishment...

Workplace Gym Design - Ideas & Benefits

A healthy body is a healthy mind and thankfully, we’re all much more aware of the link between keeping fit physically and keeping fit mentally. One of the biggest complaints, however, is not having enough time to exercise - especially if there are...

Office Meeting & Conference Room Design Ideas

Isn’t open plan working great? The whole team is together, there’s a buzz in the office and the increased collaboration is such a perk. Or is it? Reports of the meeting room’s death are greatly exaggerated and a private space to gather - informally...

Office Canteen Design Ideas: Why Healthy Break Habits Are Important

Does your office give employees good reason to come into work? If it doesn’t, it’s time to re-evaluate your offering. As well as stimulating work and decent pay, being encouraged to take regular breaks and eat well have surprising effects on...

Dulux Colour of The Year 2023: Wild Wonder

Every year a panel of international design experts and the trend forecasters at Dulux nominate a single colour that they deem their favourite. It’s a shade that’s meant to capture the feelings and sentiment of a nation, as well as paying homage to...

Office Breakout Areas - Ideas & Benefits

The old adage ‘work hard, play hard’ may not be as balanced as it sounds. Research suggests that failing to take regular breaks at work leads to a lack of clarity, a loss of productivity, burn out and even poor health. It’s also worth noting...

Activity Based Working - Benefits & Examples

Are you ready for another office refurbishment acronym? Everybody is talking about ABW. It stands for activity based working and it’s a style of operation that has risen to prominence post pandemic. What are the benefits of ABW? In this article, we...

Don Draper's Office In Mad Men - A Retro Icon

There’s nothing like an award-winning TV show to start a new trend. While Sex in the City influenced the wardrobes of countless women and Stranger Things propelled our musical tastes back to the 1980s, it was a certain American drama that...

Are Dado Rails In Fashion In 2022?

When planning new office refurbishments in London or in any location, its very rare that the finished product will be a plain, white room. There’s a myriad of details that can be applied or highlighted in order to add interest and personality to a...

Office Reception Ideas - How To Make The Correct First Impression

Call it superficial but appearances count and your office reception is the first point-of-contact for visitors and staff. This space should convey your brand and set standards. It also has a role to play in making people feel safe, secure and...

Office Kitchen Ideas

Given that many of us spend eight hours a day in our place of work, having access to a clean and functional office kitchen is a basic right. If your sink is full of dirty dishes or your office is full of overpowering odours around 12 o’clock, it’s...

Dulux Colour of The Year 2022: Bright Skies

Just like in fashion, the world of interior design has trends that come and go. One of the areas subject to change is paint colours. From vibrant hues to soft shades, each year the major paint manufacturers announce which colour is in vogue for the...

Agile Working Meaning - Definition & Practices

Most business owners will have heard of the term agile working but before the pandemic, it was a peripheral concept perhaps reserved for creative industries and those taking a more left-field approach to the workplace. Now, with a shift towards...

3 ideas to take from Google’s new London HQ

The new Google headquarters, London is on track for completion in 2024 and with every year that passes, new details about how the workplace will look are revealed. Along with widely known features, including a rooftop running trail, a multi sports...

Desks still empty? Here’s how to lure back stubborn staff and execute the office reopening plan

MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is no stranger to news headlines, and his latest antics received their fair share of column inches. It was the latter part of his job title - the minister of state for Brexit opportunities and government efficiency – that...

New office? Make it neurodiverse friendly

Employers are being asked to give more consideration to those who are neurodiverse. Although an estimated 1 in 7 of us suffers from a hidden disability, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia or OCD, many of today’s workplaces are not set up to...

Offices: it’s no work and all play

What role does the modern office amenities now play in business? It’s a question you may be asking yourself if you don’t offer a public-facing service. There’s no question that a degree of home working is here to stay but so is the office. What is...

Considerations when planning a video conferencing room

Excessive travel is increasingly becoming a business faux pas, especially since the pandemic has taught us that meetings can be conducted in different counties – and even countries – without leaving our desks. As well as a better use of time,...

Expansion plans grip the buoyant estate agency sector

Coming to a High Street near you are bigger and better-staffed estate agency branches, if the results of a new survey are taken into account. Property company Nested questioned almost 1,000 estate agents this January to establish their attitudes to...

Is coffee the answer to increasing post-pandemic footfall?

Coffee is the answer to lots of questions. Need an energy boost before starting work? Grab an espresso. Suffering from a 3pm slump? Sip a sweet latte. Looking for an informal place to meet? Head out for a cappuccino. Coffee is also the answer for...

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