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Hall Refurbishment in Chippenham

Client: Chippenham Rotary Hall
Value: £21.5k

Chippenham Rotary Club wanted a Hall Refurbishment to bring the dark and dated old hall into the 21st century and make it more appealing to those looking at hiring the space.

The first task was to survey the existing space and understand the requirements for the space.

Existing Hall Space

The existing space was very dated and there were a number of areas we could see making a big impact straight away. The dated carpets, the woodchip wallpaper and the poor lighting all needed replacing.

Our first step is to measure the space, have a meeting to discuss what the customer likes and dislikes and how the space will be used.

Next we go away and produce some plans and costs for the project. Once the basic cost is determined we can adjust the specification to suit the customers budget so we show all of the costings and juggle things around to get to a cost that everyone is happy with before we carry out any works.

Work in Progress

The Hall Refurbishment went really smoothly and every element made such a big difference.

The new suspended ceiling used a modern flat white tile which looks much cleaner than the old fissured tiles, we also cranked the ceiling to maximize the available height in the middle making the space much more light and airy.

The woodchip wallpaper was removed, all walls were re-plastered before being decorated in a neutral grey with an orange feature wall. All of the old dark wooden skirting boards and window sills were painted using good quality white gloss to compliment new lighter colour scheme.

The LED lighting with spots around the edges and LED panels in the centre fills the space with much more light and it is fully adjustable with dimmer controls for each section making it nice and easy to see the projector screen.

The new wood effect vinyl flooring looks great whilst being super hard wearing and ultra realistic with textured woodgrain and beveled planks.

The final element was to replace the double entrance doors into the hall with a modern light oak veneered door with extra large vision panels and stainless steel kick plates and pull handles.

Completed Photos

The finished hall looks clean, fresh and modern whilst also being much more practical with easy to clean flooring and much better lighting levels.

The new hall will appeal to more people running groups, training or events with such a versatile space.

Does your Hall or function room look dated?

Please give us a call or contact us and we would be more than happy to help you modernize your space and appeal to more customers.

01380 73 88 44

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Glass Corner Office Partitioning in Calne

Glass Corner Office in Reception

Client: Fabrinet
Value: £7.5k

The customers’ main requirement was to segregate the large reception area and install a new glass corner office to provide a quick meeting space for visitors. The reception is just a small part of a very large building so the customer wanted to avoid having to take visitors all the way through the building to use the boardroom for smaller informal meetings.

The Existing reception has huge windows with an open staircase so the customer wanted to keep reception open plan and maximize the light so glass partitioning was the obvious choice.

Planning the work.

The project did not require any drawings, the space was so big there were no concerns about the new meeting room fitting. The customer already had a small meeting table and chairs so we simply made the room spacious enough to accommodate the existing furniture.  We do carry out space planning and 3d visuals if required. More information about this is on the following page click this link.

Quick installation

One of the things we love about glass partitioning is how quick they are to fit, this minimizes any disruption to the customer.

This glass corner office installation was completed over 3x visits:

  • The first visit was to install the tracks and confirm the final position of the door. At this stage all final measurements are taken for the glass to be manufactured to fit perfectly. This visit usually only takes a couple of hours.
  • The second visit is usually around a week later to install the glass. This visit also only takes a couple of hours.
  • The third and final visit is a couple of days later to fit the manifestations onto the glass. We loved the diminishing bands this customer chose as it keeps the space looking open plan whilst giving some obscured privacy within the meeting room.

Questions on glass partitioning

Please give us a call on 01380 738844 or complete our website contact form if you have any questions about Glass Partitioning.

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New Bench Furniture Ranges

Cre8tive has been working with a UK manufacturer for a while now and is very excited to be looking at introducing their new range of bench furniture. The image above shows bench furniture designed into a pod arrangement. The main reason for the introduction of this new product is to promote closer team working. Traditional bench type systems where you have long rows of people working are very functional but if the people in the row of desks is working as a team, then the person at one end, will not speak to, or sometime see the other person.

Bench Furniture Ranges.

We have a few projects where we have installed a more traditional bench type system. The word bench is used to describe the cluster of desks that share leg frames. The sharing of leg frames under a bench top has several advantages over conventional radial, wave or straight desks, the first is that the number of components are reduced, thereby reducing costs, and the second main one is that more legroom is created under the desk. The footprint of desks is reducing, and even though people need less working room now with the advent of tablets, laptops and flat screen monitors people forget about what is under the desk. You still need somewhere for the cpu and pedestal, as well as legs and cabling.

The Pod concept allows everyone to be together and yet the screens reduce ambient noise getting out of the pod into the other areas of the office. Cre8tive is working on a couple of schemes where we hope to introduce this product.

For more information please call Cre8tive on 01380 73 88 44

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Dilapidation Work in Reading

Client: The House of God Evangelical Church
Value: £100k

Dilapidation Work

The House of God Evangelical Church needed us to carry out some Dilapidation work in Reading.

We carry out dilapidation work occasionally and is very similar to the general term of office refurbishments. We carry out this work when a client leaves their current building and it has to be put back to an original state. In this case, the state of the building over three floors was pretty bad, but in essence it just needed all of the things that we currently do. Stripping out, new suspended ceilings, dry lining, painting and decorating, flooring work, demountable partitioning, fitting a small kitchen and minor structural work.

As we were doing the work the client asked us to build some new offices on one of the floors and we constructed the walls from demountable partitioning. Some finished photographs are shown below.

Existing state of the building

As you can see from the photographs below the building needed quite a bit of work doing to it, nothing unusual to what we normally do, just quite a bit of it.

Finished photographs.

Unfortunately we did not get to many finished photographs for this project, please find some below.

Why Demountable Partitioning?

  1. Demountable partitioning is tax efficient in that they are seen as movable items and so can be treated differently in writing down allowances in the accounts.
  2. We can also lease Demountable Partitioning as they are movable, this spreads the costs of having the work done as Demountable Partitions always cost more than customers think.
  3. Leasing of demountable partitioning is very tax efficient and Cre8tive can provide illustrations, please contact us for further information.
  4. Most landlords insist on demountable partitions being used for offices as it is much easier to take them out should the tenant renting the space leave for any reason. The benefit is that is saves making a huge amount of mess and destruction that would be need with a conventional stud and plasterboard constructed wall.

Questions on Demountable Partitioning?

If you are not sure about anything we love to talk about projects and sort out problems and issues with space, please give us a call on 01380 738844

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Take Down and Rebuild Partitions in Bracknell

Client: EB Mind Bracknell
Value: £1.8k

Take down and rebuild is a common activity with demountable partitioning. The existing office space was very small and as well as re-positioning a door, we had to build a new office in the opposite corner to match the existing design and colour scheme. The first task was to draw what they had, so measure everything, take lots of photographs, look at what the wanted to do, and then work out how many bits we create by talking the walls down, and then work out how many new parts we need in order to create the new. The system used in this project is a 50mm wide demountable partition system, offering a good value product which visually can still look good. In this case the partitions had to match the existing, but all of the frames and solid panels can be made from a wide range of colours and finishes.

This project is exactly a take down and rebuild project, but with a bit more added. Although this sounds complicated, it is exactly what demountable partitioning is designed to be, you do need not destroy the partition when you take it down, as you can re-use most of the parts. The only provision is that the re-built demountable partition needs to be in the same area with the same ceiling height.

Completed Photographs

Why Demountable Partitions?

  1. Demountable partitions are tax efficient in that they are seen as movable items and so can be treated differently in writing down allowances in the accounts. Please click this link for a bit more information we have written in a blog.
  2. We can also lease Demountable Partitions as they are movable, this spreads the costs of having the work done as Demountable Partitions always cost more than customers think.
  3. Leasing of demountable partitions is very tax efficient and Cre8tive can provide illustrations, please contact us for further information.
  4. Most landlords insist on demountable partitions being used for offices as it is much easier to take them out should the tenant renting the space leave for any reason. The benefit is that is saves making a huge amount of mess and destruction that would be need with a conventional stud and plasterboard constructed wall.