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Fabric Trend Report 2020 snippet

Couple of Fabrics Trends for 2020   Two Snippets from Camira Fabrics 2020 Trend Report which provides a barometer of trends for textiles, colours, textures and aesthetics for 2020   Following on from the disruptive ethos of Revolution from last year’s Camira annual Trends report. The coming year’s title and ethos is WHY NOT? The idea is to challenge the norms and encourage designers and specifiers to explore new ideas, instinct and crash through creative barriers The Report explores four key themes, each section is as follows: Have Fun,...

Design Cost Management & Delivery the Holy Trinity

  D.C.M.D. - Design, Cost Management & Delivery, The Holy Trinity It is said that good ideas never go out of style. The greatest barrier to achieving a perfect interior is usually the budget. As most clients have less than is needed to achieve the ideal, it falls to the designer to be arbiter, selector of materials, finishes and to have a tight rein on the purse strings. Multiple skills and team effort are required for the successful delivery of a project. Every...

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Q & As Dispelling fears about Listed Building refurbishment

Common fears dispelled about works in Listed Buildings A brief potted guide to answer some of the most commonly asked questions by those who are considering occupying a listed building So, whether you want to know more about the listing process or what to consider when you want to make changes to your space & fabric, such as updating your windows, installing A/C, adapting the space for your office or shop our experience and this blog will help inform your decision whether...

Provide employees with a wellbeing boost for 2020

Provide employees with a wellbeing boost for 2020

Six simple ways offices can provide their employees with a wellbeing boost for 2020 Facilities managers, designers and architects have long known that creating a positive work environment can boost a business’ overall performance. To do so, we need to consider not only design and layout but implementing other means initiatives to improve wellbeing & morale A recent survey found that 97 percent of facilities managers consider that taking action on worker wellbeing is an important part of their role. Their work...

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Activity Based Working Environments

At Select Interiors we strive to design inspiring activity based working environments that engender a feeling of wellbeing. Activity based working transforms the traditional paradigm of desk / meeting room binary structure to a more fluid flexible use of the space. The workplace environment should enable spaces to cater for each different activity relevant to an organisation and its people. An analogy is that the space does not move but people do, employees occupy the most relevant space that best facilitates a...

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Top 7 Interior Design Trends for 2020

2020 is fast approaching which means that there are new design trends on the horizon! A new year means a fresh start not just for burning off all those holiday calories, but it’s also the perfect time to revamp your office. If you need a steer on where office interiors are going for 2020, here are a few trends that Select Interiors Ltd believes will makes your scheme stand out. Herringbone Floors Timber veneered engineered floating floor in a reception, beautiful, visually stimulating...

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How a splash of colour in your office can change your mood

Colour is something we take for granted every day, but it works wonders in elevating our mood and wellbeing. It can make us feel motivated, fill us with confidence, calm us or even spark romance. It can affect our attitudes and our minds and is an important thing to consider in your decorating choices for the office or workplace. Orange tones Represents reassurance and warmth. Mediacom in Spinningfields with Orange theme, magnetic whit board backdrop, carpet feature border & sprayed HVAC grilles. Orange is a...

Workplaces that work

Workplaces that work Suddenly everyone’s talking employee experience. And about time. It’s a given that engaged employees invest more discretionary effort, progress faster and stay longer. So, developing engaged employees is good business practice, because staff turnover is an expensive problem. It costs British businesses around £4.13 billion every year. Employee inertia, a side effect of discontent, is also costly. That’s why conversations about employee experience being the foundation of engagement should interest every employer. We at Select Interiors are constantly researching techniques...

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Why should businesses embrace co-working?

First a potted history of the Evolution of Co-working. The global co-working movement can trace its origins to the emergence of ‘hackerspaces’ in the mid-1990s. These open workplaces provided physical spaces where people with common digital technology interests could gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge. Co-working as a term was coined by Brian DeKoven, a game designer in 1999, he named a working style to facilitate collaboration and meetings. 2005 was the first official collaborative workspace:...

What does an office fit out cost?

While there is no definitive answer as to the costs of an office fit out, there certainly are a range of aspects to be considered. This can often be too general or inaccurate to assist in decision making – after all, your project will be unique, defined & based on factors such as size, location and active requirements. Factors that can affect fit out costs are: Office fit out costs in Manchester Is the building already fitted to Cat A fit out standard? These...