When should I get my internet connected?

I’m moving offices, when should I apply for my internet connection? This is a question that comes up over and over and over. Our clients ring their service provider, and they say ‘What’s your moving date? We’ll swap it over on the day.’ Many, many times, to great sorrow, this has not been achieved. Clients apply for it, and the …

Should I put the global budget first, or to achieve my personal KPIs?

Should I put my personal KPIs first or the budget allowance? We had a client with a difficult ethical dilemma. Her personal KPIs were to achieve the project within a certain budget and a certain time. However, she also had to sign lease conditions and agree on the fitout allowance from the landlord. These conditions both had several poison pills …

Can we use our own trades? Case studies

Can I use my own trades in my office fitout? We do not recommend that for a timely and budget-controlled rollout. There is 3 excellent reasons that we have for not using your own trades as part of an overall building project design and fit-out. The first problem is lack of cost control, as variations in the project scope quickly …

Can we use our own trades in an office fitout?

Can we use our own trades in an office fitout? We do a lot of work for accountants, lawyers, doctors and other professionals and they either have direct relations that are electricians, (everyone’s brother-in-law is an electrician) or they could have customers that are in trades. They worry if they don’t use the trades who are their clients, it might …

Why do other fitout companies’ have a page of exclusions?

Why do fitout companies have a page of exclusions? They are giving you a very, very tightly defined scope of works. If it’s not listed, you aren’t getting it. One of the issues we discover when we are quoting our design, we will quote, for example, 235 double general power points. When we do the cost comparison (when the client …

Are you being offered a fitout contribution by your landlord?

Are you being offered a fitout contribution?   Some of our valued clients say we appreciate you calling and we love what you do, but we haven’t signed the heads of agreement yet. As soon as we do, we’ll give you guys a call and get you to go through the tenancy. We don’t want to waste your time before we sign anything.   We can help you at …

How much space do I need for my new office fitout?

How much space do I need to allow for my office fit out? How much space do I need per employee or staff member for our new office? What workspace ratios or square meters per person that I can use to work out what we need to accommodate in our new workplace? That’s a question we get asked from time …

How do I know how much to allow for my fitout budget?

How do I know how much to allow for my office fitout budget? When you’re planning your new office, relocation or refurbishment, it’s really important to establish the budget right the first time. We find a lot of people run into trouble when they have created a budget number, a budget allowance has been granted or they have a fit …

How can I ensure there are no aircon costs outside of the quote?

How can I ensure there are no aircon costs outside of the quote? We did a project for Dennis Pagan in Travencore towers on the ground floor. The tenancy has a lot of west and south facing glass which meant we were going to have heat loss in winter, and heat gain summer. The client was comparing two competitive quotes, …

How do I know I am signing up to the best tenancy for me?

How do I know I am signing up to the best tenancy for me?  Some of our valued clients that we’ve either done work for many years before or we’ve been in contact with for many years, say to us when the time comes to relocate to a new office “Hey, we are just in the process of getting a lease signed, once we’ve …