Innovative office trends for 2017

Historically, very little thought has been given to office design, how it comes together and works to meet objectives for the business. Employees needed the desk to work on, so they were given just that. People didn’t consider how colours, layouts and configurations impact employee’s productivity and creativity, and ultimately, the business’s profitability. However, times have changed and today’s worker is mobile and a lot is put into spurring on creativity and freedom of employees which doesn’t necessarily include a big office and heavy desk. People who design modern offices put health and well-being of employees at the heart of
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Industry guide to suspended ceilings

A suspended ceiling, is the ceiling that is installed below an existing ceiling. Suspended ceilings are mainly used in offices and commercial buildings, but they can be installed in any building and space. It is a great way to make the most of large open spaces, particularly for growing businesses looking to expand their operational space. 1. Minimal disruption installation When fitted by professionals, the installation of a suspended ceiling has minimal disruption as it is relatively fast to achieve. This means that work is not interrupted and the business is still running efficiently. 2. Hides wires, plumbing pipes and
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Do you need planning permission to install a mezzanine floor?

A mezzanine floor is a raised platform, typically independent of a building structure and supported by columns sitting on the existing floor panel, racking structures or other adequate foundations. It is not considered as an additional building level. The mezzanine floor is a great solution for expanding the existing warehouse space in a cost-effective way. The mezzanine can be used as additional storing or office space or production space. It can be customised and improved using partitioning and suspended ceilings,  storage and racking, and more. The mezzanine floor is part of the building just like any other, and it should
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How To Choose A Supplier For Office Partitioning

Office partitions are one of the most important things to consider while renovating office space or adding new spaces to any working environment. Functionality and flexibility are two important aspects of office partitioning to create a pleasant and efficient work environment. This allows you to get the best productivity for your business which ultimately means more profit, a key objective for all businesses. Choosing the right supplier for office partitioning is not an easy task. After all, it’s the supplier who provides you with a host of information, recommendations and advice to help you in increasing productivity by making a
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Five Facts About Space and Your Profitability

Are you using the space you have to the best effect? Maximising your space, even your office layout,  is key to profitability. When it comes to increasing your profitability and growing your business, enterprise experts Business Gateway recommends every owner looks at key costs areas, one of which is space. Business Gateway has this to say when it comes to premises: “Have you examined whether you are getting the most out of your space? Are there more efficient ways to use your premises? Could you sublet some unused space?” We want to concentrate on the second sentence – are there
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Stacking Racking: Best Practice Guide

Pallet racking systems can be designed specifically for your business and they maximise your storage space. But what’s the best way to organise racking? Read on for our best practice guide to stacking racking. The first aim is health and safety. Accidents occur every year when goods are being stacked or unstacked, so your racking should be organised in a way that minimises the chance of accidents. Accidents associated directly with pallets usually occur for five main reasons: Badly designed pallets Badly constructed pallets Use of unsuitable pallets for the load or storage method Continued use of damaged pallets Bad
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Three Ways to Choose the Best Space Maximiser for Your Business

Want to make the most of your office layout? Space is at a premium for many businesses these days. If you’re in the lucky position of expanding, you’ll need more room but square metres don’t come cheap. The solution is clever thinking – mezzanine floors, office partitions and cubicles can maximise the space you have, allowing you to employ extra people, set up meetings rooms and more. When you make the most of your space, you can improve efficiencies through ergonomic space design, and increase production as a result. But what’s the best solution for your business? Let’s look at
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Double your operating space (but not your cost) with Mezzanine Floors

Mezzanine floors are intermediate floors between two main floors or the main floor and ceiling / roof. There are many shapes, styles and designs that a mezzanine floor can take on and this includes balcony style designs or freestanding mezzanine floors. The range of solutions is suitable for retail, offices, storage and production. For growing businesses, the mezzanine floor is an ideal solution to provide more space. In fact this can even double your operating space. This is because the floor will take its lead from the existing building’s footprint With ergonomic design, the implementation of a mezzanine floor could
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Office Partitioning – what you need to consider

In recent years, the working environment has changed rapidly from working in offices to working in communal areas with large open spaces. Although this has a lot of benefits, there are also many reasons why this isn’t always the best option. For instance, not everybody can work in a large space that is constantly noisy, overlooked and impersonal. This may hinder productivity and even lead to people leaving as their job satisfaction declines in the environment; both of which cost money for the business. In addition, there are always situations where open plan is less than ideal; Meetings, difficult conversations
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Best Practice for Pallet Racking & Shelving

Having been in the industry for more than 25 years, we really know our stuff when it comes to best practice. We get asked a lot about best practices and guidelines to follow when it comes to pallet racking, shelving and storage solutions so we put together this short guide to give you some pointers in the right direction. Worryingly, a recent statistic states: “It’s been estimated that there’s a racking collapse every week in the UK, fortunately most collapses don’t cause serious injury or fatality but prosecution under corporate manslaughter legislation remains a distinct possibility.” We are on a
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