melbourne office fit out design

Office fitout has come a very long way in a short period of time. When I was first plucked out of RMIT to work for a local design and construction firm in Melbourne, let’s just say whatever the ancient design trend at the time was, it would soon be over-run by the relentless and logarithmic…

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A simple understanding of building amenities for the rich and famous. Concierge service, restaurants and bars, valet parking, gymnasiums, an architecturally acclaimed lobby – no this is not an excerpt from the luxury hotel brochure you’re considering for your next holiday, they are just some of the amenities you can expect in today’s commercial office…

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columns in the office

The post and the beam were the very first building technique civilised society ever developed as can be seen in centuries of ‘columns’ throughout the world. From ancient Rome to modern Melbourne, we have looked to the building column for support. But as building technology advanced, with developments in structure design, materials and techniques, newer…

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Melbourne congestion levy

Avoid a simple sneeze turning into a serious case of parking influenza. Congestion levy. Another cost to CBD based businesses being implemented throughout major global cities in an attempt to cut down the number of cars in the city predominantly to reduce traffic congestion but with the obvious environmental concerns also relevant. The Victorian government…

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office cooling

Without a doubt air conditioning is the biggest cost pitfall in a building. Commonly referred to as ‘mechanical services’, we break this down to help all the non-engineers understand what is involved in air-conditioning and what you need to know to save yourself money on office cooling. The ‘Need the Knows’ on Office Cooling and…

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Make good

A make good clause is an owner’s assurance that once the tenant has left their space they return it back to them in the same condition that they found it. This would generally mean, in terms of an office fitout, the removal of all fixed and non-fixed partitions, features, furniture, electrical and building services. It…

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Office move

Moving an office is a lot of work and a stressful time. When it isn’t planned well, it could lead to disruption in productivity, costing your business money. There’s also a set end date for the lease and a tight deadline to follow to avoid complications. Make relocating office less of a headache with these…

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