Office Options: FAQ’s

What does refurbishment mean?

To refurbish a space or product means to renovate or redecorate for a new style.
An office refurbishment is a redesign of your current office space to improve operational efficiency, motivate staff and improve staff retention, and to create a workplace that will attract and impress clients.

Can my office be refurbished without disrupting my business?

Yes! Here at Office Options, we provide a workplace consultancy and project management service where we work to minimise any disruption to your business and provide you with the benefit of a single point of contact for all aspects of your refurbishment project, leaving you free to concentrate on your own priorities.

What does an office refurbishment involve?

An office refurbishment from Office Options involves three main stages.
Design – we design and present a comprehensive package
  • Free consultation
  • Workplace assessment and site survey
  • Style and scheme creation
  • Space planning, 3D CAD floor-plans and visualisations
  • Package presentation to Client Management Team
Develop – we collaborate with you and develop the concept
  • Project research and development
  • Agile working schemes
  • Sustainability and lifecycle solutions
  • Finance and lease options
  • Materials and finishes selection
Deliver – we coordinate, deliver and install
  • All inclusive delivery and installation packages
  • Full project management package including CDM and H&S
  • Building regulations and contractor coordination
  • Product and space training
  • Full warranty back-up and comprehensive aftercare
Our project managers will:
  • Guide you through the initial concept, budget and design stage - including any necessary Building Control approval
  • Manage the construction and furniture installation teams
  • Take care of challenges and distractions, providing you with a fixed project cost agreed in advance

Do my staff need to leave the office during a refurbishment?

This is solely dependent on your specific situation. Some of the work that we do is in brand new office space that has not yet moved the team in, therefore the project has the possibility of being completed that little bit quicker. However, as much as we try to work around your team and minimise any disruption to your business, sometimes your staff may need to leave the office during a refurbishment. This will all be taken into consideration when your project manager assesses the project.

Who carries out an office refurbishment?

Ahead of your project, we will assign a single point of contact to your refurbishment project, who will assign the correct people to the correct task. From surveyors, interior designers, carpenters. Your project manager will manage the construction and furniture installation teams so that you don’t have to worry about a thing!

Can an office refurbishment improve staff productivity?

We do! Head over to our blog post to learn more about an office fit-out and what it requires, but in the meantime here are a few steps for you to start thinking about:
  • Defining why you need to redesign and reconfigure the office space
  • Appointing a team that’s representative of the whole business
  • Speaking to an experienced office fit-out company (*Ahem* Office Options)
  • Deciding internally on the type of space that would suit your business
  • Agreeing on a budget for the fit-out
  • Selecting the right furniture for the new environment
  • Supporting staff to move in and get settled

Do you have an office fit-out checklist or something I can use for inspiration?

Most definitely! Having an aesthetic, modern office space that is a joy to look at and work in will naturally motivate your employees and help their productivity. A well-designed workplace can boost your mood, group necessary teams together, recognise goals and objectives and provide ‘down time’ for those who need a breather. Find out more over on our blog >

Why should I choose Office Options?

Since establishing in 2002, Office Options have over 15 years of experience in the commercial, educational and healthcare interiors fit-out sectors. We believe in providing our clients with the complete package service and total peace of mind: a one-stop-shop for inspirational work environments.

Reliability and accountability is paramount to our service: each client is assigned to a single account manager who coordinates all aspects of a project, and who is able to draw on the skills and expertise of the team and specialist contractors as required.

We have vast experience in: installing partitioning & glass walls, suspended ceilings, joinery, decorating, floorcoverings, lighting, mechanical & electrical services, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning services, toilet & washroom installations, kitchen installations, H&S management, Building Regulations approval applications, window blinds installation, window frosting & manifestation, storage wall installation, bespoke receptions and furniture design and installation... to name but some of aspects of fit-out and refurbishment!

We look forward to taking care of your project on your behalf.