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Six steps to creating a sustainable workplace

Six steps to creating a sustainable workplace

At Dthree Studio, we are committed to ensuring that sustainability is a top priority through all aspects of our office design and build process. As a result of the pandemic, we are even more focused on ensuring that every possible step and measure is taken to create a workplace that fully supports and promotes our clients employee wellbeing. We have helped many clients realise their sustainability aspirations in buildings, which in turn have been awarded BREEAM Outstanding, SKA Gold, and LEED Gold assessment ratings and certifications. As part of our design process, we create a step-by-step plan to help your…

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An office worth commuting for…

An office worth commuting for…

It’s been over a year since we were asked to work from home and with the anniversary of our first national lockdown just around the corner, the question on many employers and employees minds alike is when can we return to the office? After months on end of working from our sofas, kitchen tables and spare rooms, business’ have been given the unique opportunity to rethink their working environments and delve deeper into what works for their employees and more importantly, what doesn’t. The pandemic has changed the face of office design and forced businesses to think about their workplace…

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A designers guide to improving your home office

A designers guide to improving your home office

Working from home during a national lockdown can definitely take its toll on your wellbeing and productivity levels, so in honor of ‘organise your home office day,’ here are a few top tips from our designers on how to give your workspace a little refresh and keep that positivity flowing: 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗶𝗻 Try to sit next to or facing a window so that you can get plenty of natural light and fresh air. Incorporating nature into your working environment has also been demonstrated in various studies to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve productivity – so get…

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What do we mean by ‘shell and core’, CAT A, CAT A + and CAT B

What do we mean by ‘shell and core’, CAT A, CAT A + and CAT B

Decoding our industry jargon As workplace creators, we are constantly surrounded by industry professionals who understand our working industry jargon, yet one should remember that these terminologies may mean nothing to our clients. While our colleagues at DeVono Cresa would happily engage us in a conversation concerning the merits of being able to influence the design of a CAT A ‘install’ to reduce the cost of a CAT B fit out, we recognise that most individuals looking to create their perfect workplace may not appreciate the difference between the two. For clients that have not been through the process of…

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Office Fitout Guide: Understanding Your Requirements

Office Fitout Guide: Understanding Your Requirements

In this part two of the Office Fit out Guide, we share everything that you need to know when deciding to improve your work space. The guide describes best practice when writing a comprehensive brief for your new space, processes to find the right commercial partner and advice on choosing your location and planning your departure. Preparing Your Commercial Office Fitout Brief : The company collectively needs to establish whether you need to relocate to a new space or if refurbishing your existing office space will suffice. As a starting point, it is important to identify what you hope to…

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2020 Workplace Design Predictions

2020 Workplace Design Predictions

It’s that time of the year again where everyone is rethinking their personal and professional goals for the next 12 months and getting behind their ‘new year, new me’ resolutions. A new year doesn’t just present personal and professional growth opportunities. Trends (both new and pre-existing) quickly come to light and begin to shape our outlook for the year ahead. Office design trends, in particular, are constantly evolving and developing to ensure workplaces continue to provide environments that work for both the business and people using them. Keeping up with these trends can be a challenge in itself, let alone understanding…

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The Office Fitout Guide For Tenants: Part One

The Office Fitout Guide For Tenants: Part One

In this guide we will share with you everything you need to know when it comes to starting the journey towards improving your work space. Part one will look at the differences between undergoing an office refurbishment or relocation, finding the perfect project leader and identifying your pain points. 1. Refurbishment vs Relocation Should I stay or should I go are usually the two options businesses are faced with when looking to improve their working environment. Whether you employ 10 or 200 people, deciding whether to relocate offices or simply refurbish your existing space is a big decision for any…

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Co Working Spaces – The perfect alternative for entrepreneurs, start ups and small businesses?

Co Working Spaces – The perfect alternative for entrepreneurs, start ups and small businesses?

Are you looking for the next best move for your business and considering shared offices? We know this is no decision to take lightly and can be a headache, at the very least, weighing up the different options. With our experience working alongside various businesses to help them find the best solution for their working needs, we can take a load off your shoulders by sharing our insights on the pros and cons of co working. What’s next for your business? Working from home can seem like a great idea at first, with plenty of flexibility and free time to…

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Workplace design: Function over fun?

Workplace design: Function over fun?

With business needs constantly changing and evolving year on year, office design has to keep up by ensuring the workplace remains a space for businesses and people to thrive in. Slides, swings, ball ponds, and anything else that resembles a kid’s soft play area were once commercial interior ‘must haves’. Revered and ridiculed in equal measure, the trend towards putting the fun factor into the office was represented mostly by technology and media start-ups, with the likes of global giant, Google, leading by example. Fresh new firms appealed to a younger workforce with their office design du-jour screaming “you no…

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Designing the optimal office space

Designing the optimal office space

Office design has gone through immense change over the past 100 years. The evolution has been led not just by the type of businesses that occupy office space but by the proliferation of technology and the impact that this has had on the workforce. How, who and when we use office space are key factors in creating a productive and successful office design. American architect, David Dewane, works from the principle that the primary goal of our workspace should be to intentionally design it to nurture, develop and protect intensive brain activity that delivers genuine results. He has done this…

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