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Office Refurbishment in Weston Super Mare

Client: John Hodge Solicitors
Value: 75k

An office refurbishment in Weston Super Mare was requested by John Hodge Solicitors. They had recently purchased a video store just out of the town center. At the same time they purchased another building at Morston Court, separate project. This building was the customer facing part of the business so the old store needed to represent the corporate identity but also be practical.

One of the first problems was that the whole internal space needed stripping out. They also needed a reception areas, some client meeting rooms near the reception and an admin area close by. Upstairs there was also a requirement for office space.

As the building use was going to be for public access, see clients from the general public, disabled access doors and a disabled toilet needed to be considered, as well as the car park out the front, with a slope, handrail and markings.

Initial site Photographs

Drawings and design work.

Construction photographs

Car park and Front

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Completion photos

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Office Refurbishment Project?

We would love to talk to you. We get a real kick of seeing some really run down properties, working out what can be done with a vision, carry out the work to transform the property.

If you have a similar property, or want to try and re-work your offices  then please do not hesitate to contact us.

01380 73 88 44 or email at [email protected]

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New Office Partitioning in Salisbury

Client: Tabs Training
Value: £9k

New Office Partitioning

The customer needed some office partitioning reconfigured in Salisbury. They also had a sound problem with some of the walls, the existing 50mm wide office partition needed to be taken down and replaced with and a larger meeting / training room built out of 75mm wide system. The 50mm partition was re-used elsewhere. Although 50mm demountable partition systems are good, due to the thickness they are limited in respect to the sound performance that can be obtained. The 75mm wide demountable partition systems give much better performance not only in sound but it structurally more rigid, so doors with big vision panels can be fitted. In another part of the office two smaller offices were needed, also 75mm wide system.

The existing office partitioning was unsuitable because sound traveled between the walls of the offices, and this issue was an important factor in needing something to be done. 50mm systems are quite ineffective for good sound insulation, so a 75mm system was suggested, which reduces most sound up to 42db (people talking will just be heard).

Photographs.

Drawing work

As always, it is best to draw what it there, work out materials if any can be re-used, and draw the proposed layouts to be sure that the proposals are what the customer requires.

Demountable partitioning

Other factors we had to consider included DDA compliance of the downstairs office. The office door had to be suitable for wheelchair users, so it had to be wider than a standard door with a long vision panel.

To further help the sound qualities of the offices upstairs, we also fitted insulation over the suspended ceiling grid.

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.
  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.

Questions on Demountable Partitions?

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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Complete Office Design and Refurbishment

Client: Thales Optronics
Value: £55k

Cre8tive Interiors were ask to look at the complete office design and refurbishment for Thales Optronics in Taunton, to convert an existing factory area into a new reception area. Initial work required the removal of a metal skinned demountable system, ceilings and lighting, along with stripping out and replacing the entrance doors with new glass doors.

The lighting chosen was LG3 direct / indirect fittings which is the recommend lighting systems for modern offices. The partitions included silicon jointed glass called Komfort Polar, joining into Komfort Kameo 75mm system which offers a soft radius profile and joins neatly with the Polar silicon jointed system. The doors are disable access width to conform to the DDA regulations.

Existing Space

Thales did not use this building and wanted to create more of a main reception for the site. The building inside was very factory looking, in that it had metal partitions. Fine for a laboratory environment, not very nice for offices. The lighting was also pretty bad with old lino, the whole area needed replacing.

Drawing and Design work

Construction work

Final Photographs

Design and Refurbishment Work

Often with these projects the hard part is knowing where to start. The customer knows it is not right and may have seen other areas that they like. Translating that into a cost can be quite difficult, so what we do at Cre8tive is to listen and then try and interpret what the customer wants. We go through certain steps and doing the drawing work is one of them.

If you are struggling to come up with something, please do not hesitate to give us a call 01380 73 88 44 or email us on [email protected]