Assessing your Office Design Company
Choosing the right Office Design Contractor
Your Office Design Company will be central to the success of your new office space and whether it works best for your working practices and corporate culture, so choosing the right company is vital. They will help you choose the right materials, furniture, color scheme, accessories and also work with you to decide the most appropriate office space layout that will best suit your work flow and enhance communication.
Choosing the right office design company can be daunting, but here are a few tips to help you ask the right questions and make the best decision:
Do they have suitable experience?
They'll need to have experience in office design and be fairly local so that they can source local manufacturers that will save you money.
Assess their reputation
Reputation is everything when it comes to choosing your suppliers, so ask your colleagues and partners about any recommendation.
Technical Skill & Knowledge
Ask their accreditations and whether they have won any awards for office design. Ask to see several recent projects and get direct feedback from those clients. You'll want to see evidence of strong design ability, together with a good understanding of each company's goals and objectives.
How much of their work (if any) do they outsource? What would be their manpower capability be in completing your particular build out project? A company too small may not complete the project in the allocated timeframe, but too big could mean too pricey.
Do they understand your needs & goals
When meeting with your office design company, you'll be able to assess whether they fully understand your company culture and values and how these might be incorporated into the office design.
Other issues to pay attention to would be insurance cover, health and safety accreditations, as well as a good understanding of IT requirements (as these will need to factored into your new office design).
To help you find a reputable Office Design Company, we source and select up to 3 companies in each City, enabling you to chose which one suits your particular requirements. Find them here.
Request your free copy of the Tenant's Guide to Office Design. It has everything you need to give you a better understanding of an office design project and key considerations to portray the right image for your company.
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