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It should go without saying that London is one of (if not THE) best places in the world to have a business. It is also caveated with the fact that it's also one of (if not THE) most competitive places to do business. So how can an existing company find those small margins to get (and stay) ahead of the competition?

Behind great products, lies great people. Behind great people, lies a great team. Behind every great team lies a well-defined workplace that is designed to respond to their particular requirements and ways of working. Quite simply, great office refurbishment in London could potentially be the difference in a business winning over, not just work through their products, but also the talent that can help to improve what they have on offer too, further boosting its reputation and standing.

Choosing a great fit out provider for your office refurbishment in London

If you're thinking about an office refurbishment in London for your own business, then the first step to take will be to choose the right office fitters. Working with the right partner is vital to the success of the project; the quality of their work and approach to client relations will be the difference in producing an office design that is perfect for the company and its people, and one that is not.

When searching for your office fitters, be sure to look extensively at their portfolio; the variety of their projects will offer a great insight into the quality of work they are able to produce. Also, check out any testimonials they have, as this will provide a clear insight into how they relate to their clients; constant communication will be key in achieving the ideal bespoke office design, so any company that can demonstrate that will be well worth speaking to.

Steps to take when planning your office refurbishment

We fully understand that any office refurbishment in London is a major project that if not planned to the letter, could be financially draining (as well as cause disruption and unnecessary stress within the business). So here are a few simple steps to take when planning such a project:

  • Choose the right people to coordinate the project. With an office refurbishment having a major effect on the operations of the business, choosing people to manage the project and to liaise with the office design company will be the key to its success. The right personalities will be people who are organised, calm and are natural leaders. The best-designed offices are ones that are created as a result of input from all departments across the business, so be sure to allow each aspect of the business to be represented.

  • Research. Taking the time to think ahead and planning for every eventually will not just help to unlock a myriad of different options in terms of the design aspect of the project, but it will also ensure that the business has a better chance to abide by its set budget,saving much cost and worry.
  • Appraise the current space. If you feel that your current office space isn't working as you need it to, but you don't necessarily want to relocate, undertaking a thorough appraisal of the available space will allow you to better understand its untapped potential. Think about what your employees need and how it all can be achieved, and don't forget about planning for the future and possible expansion too.
  • Pre-planning checks. Always ensure that the terms of your lease prohibit the altering of the interiors; in many cases,some commercial buildings will need to be left as they were found. Make a provision for this with your chosen office fit out provider; they will be able to help you to understand any issues with the fitting out of the interiors of the building.
  • The importance of branding. Identity is vital in everyday life; it gives us a meaning, a purpose to strive for. It tells people about who we are and what we're about, without having to spend large amounts of time explaining the fact. With first impressions being vital in business, a uniquely branded office design can set that professional image to any visiting clients, assuring them that they are dealing with a company that places huge importance on its work and place in the industry; ultimately being of benefit to them.
  • Always ask questions. Even during the build,plans may evolve or change; questions may arise about your office refurbishment in London that may not have been prevalent before. This is why you should always feel comfortable in asking your office fit out provider any questions you may have about the project. Great office fitters are able to take the time to discuss the project at any point in the process; after all, a bespoke office design is what they're trying to achieve. Without the satisfaction of the company they're building it for, the design will never reach its true potential.
  • Aftercare. Any decent office fitters will offer a comprehensive aftercare service that, if in the event of any issues you may experience with your office refurbishment in London,they will quickly mobilise to correct them. Such a service will allow you to relax, safe in the knowledge that you are making a great investment for your business.

Choose Oaktree Interiors for high quality, bespoke office fit out in London

If you are indeed looking to improve how your office environment works alongside those who work within it and/or how it appeals to your visitors and clients, the vastly experienced team here at Oaktree Interiors can help you to create your ideal business home.

Having spent the best part of three decades operating within the office fit out industry, we have cultivated a unique,industry-leading service within the south east of England; our extensive portfolio ranging from multi-purpose projects for recognisable company names to austere refurbishments for smaller, localised businesses.

No matter the project type, the requirements needed to be met or even the budget involved, we can promise to deliver a completely bespoke office refurbishment in London that will encompass everything the business needs or wants to portray.

To learn more about how we can help, please feel free to give us a call on 0345 21 86955 or send an e-mail to hello@oaktreeoffice.com and we'll endeavour to get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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