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5 Things to Look for Before Hiring a Fitout Company

Brisbane organisations needing a new fitout have the choice of many service providers, but how do you know the job will be completed to budgeton time, and to the standard that you expect?
We have compiled the top five characteristics you should be looking for before hiring a fitout company.

1. Industry Experience

Without experience in the industry, how do you know the company will understand all the options available, have the contacts required to complete a successful project, and possess the necessary ingenuity and expertise to implement the right solution for you?

SNBS has been helping Australian companies design and implement fitouts for 13 years; our chief director Steven Long has 28 years’ experience internationally in the building industry.

2. Proven Track Record of Successful Fitout Projects

Not only does the company need experience, it needs a proven track record of quality. Has it worked with similar size organisations, with similar requirements as yours before? What key projects has it been involved in? Have you seen the results?

We are proud of our commercial projects – a selection of our previous office and shop fitouts are presented on our website so that you can view first-hand what we are capable of.

3. Good Reputation

What is the reputation of the fitout company? Can other organisations vouch for its quality, consistency and service? Any company can get a good reference or two – you need to know that the one you choose will deliver for you.

We have a long list of satisfied clients from a range of sectors – including high profile organisations like Wynnum Plaza, the Australian Red Cross and Hungry Jack’s.

4. Commitment to Deliver

You also need assurances that your fitout company will listen to you, understand your requirements, be creative enough to design a great solution, and then commit to deliver. Commitment to deliver means more than saying “yes we can do it”. It is a consultative approach that requires experience and expertise.

We have flourished for the last 13 years because of our commitment to service and reliability. We value customer communication and deliver on time and on budget, with client satisfaction always at the forefront of our minds and paramount to our success.

5. Cost Effectiveness

You want to be sure that your fitout doesn’t send your budget through the roof! But beware also of the many “false economies” with fitouts – cutting corners can end up costing you more to fix problems and because of downtime to your business.

We believe in doing it right first time. Once we have completed the consultation and planning processes, we are quick: we get the job finished to spec and on time, so that our customers can proceed operations ASAP! Quotes are turned around in 72 hours.

Absence of any one of the above five characteristics should set alarm bells ringing when you are selecting your fitout company.

Count on Supernova Building Services!

Using SNBS for your complete Brisbane fitout can help save you the worry and expense of hiring multiple companies. We are a one-stop shop for advice, design, planning and implementation; and you can be confident that any commercial fitout project from us will receive a superb design solution, delivered within pre-agreed timelines and budgets. Contact Us now on (07) 32687555.

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The Debate of the Open Plan Office – Is It For You?

What Are Open Plan Offices?

Open plan offices where everyone occupies the same large space, rather than lots of little rooms hiding behind doors, are sparking some debate among office workers across the world.

Are they a good solution for your company? That will probably depend on the nature of your business, how your team members like to work, and the importance of privacy, interaction, sharing ideas and technological resources to your team.

If perhaps you are looking into fitting out an open plan office, the guys at Supernova Building Services, can perform an open plan office fitout in Brisbane to suit your vision.

The Development of Open Plan Office Spaces

Open plan offices are far from a new phenomenon. In fact they were around before the 1950s, when rows of desks would house clerks and typists doing mainly repetitive work. This was largely inspired by Henry Ford’s models of industrial production.

Office furniture companies soon developed cubicles which dominated for a while, but as more knowledge-based work has involved increasing numbers of people moving into offices since the 1980s, a variety of open plan designs have taken hold today.

A quick walk around an average Australian office building today will reveal combinations of cubicles, open workstations, private offices, “pods”, group workstations and open, unassigned workstations being employed together.

Advantages of Going Open Plan

Some of the main advantages of open plan offices are as follows:

  • A better sense of community and equality in the workplace
  • Better ability to collaborate quickly and effectively on work projects
  • Better spontaneous idea generation and feedback
  • Greater flexibility – ability to house more staff as the company grows
  • It costs less per capita – especially if shared spaces are used more as mobile technology takes over and people spend less time at their desk

Disadvantages of Going Open Plan

  • All of the above can damage job satisfaction and potentially lead to higher staff turnover. So, depending on your team preferences, it’s worth considering this issue carefully before taking a unilateral decision to go open plan.High noise levels, which can reduce the ability to be productive
  • Reduced concentration levels, due to potential distractions
  • Increased chance of conflict or stress
  • Reduced privacy and confidentiality of information – particularly for legal, financial and health services companies

Fit Out Your Office with Us!

Supernova Building Services offer a one-stop shop for office fitouts. Our 13 years of experience helping leading Brisbane-based companies design their offices puts us in a great position to help you design yours. View our recent projects or for a professional consultation, call us now on 07 3268 7555.

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Branding Your Fitout

Just leased an office space or commercial premises? Are you wondering how you go about fitting it out not only to make it a great place to work in, but to convey a distinct company culture and first impression for visitors? If so, we have the Brisbane shopfitters and office fitout professionals that can help you achieve this.

The way you design your new offices is about more than making your team comfortable in the workplace, though of course that’s important. It should be viewed as an extension of your company image – your brand.

 

When your potential or existing customers walk in, how do you create the warm fuzzy feeling that they know who you are and what you stand for? How do you make them feel at ease, inspired or intrigued to know more about you? How do you make that statement of consistency and quality that sums up your services?

The best building fitout companies specialise not only in making a space look good, but also in selling your brand. They understand that every design decision should be made with your company identity in mind – and an understanding of your target market.

This is not an easy task. Most fitout teams do not have the eye of the designer coupled with the marketing skills necessary to understand corporate or retail branding requirements. It usually takes a team of highly experienced and qualified consultants to offer this type of advice, or it means hiring multiple contractors to achieve the necessary level of expertise in all areas.

Supernova Building Services is a one-stop shop for branded office and shop fitouts, with 13 years of experience servicing leading Brisbane-based companies. We are passionate about design projects that bring a smile to our customers’ faces.

For a professional consultation and a job guaranteed to be completed on time and within budget, contact us and we’ll get back to you today.