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Do’s and Dont’s for transforming your workplace

Do’s and Dont’s for transforming your workplace

Director of Workplace Consultancy at DeVono, Amanda Irwin, shares her top Do’s and Don’t for returning to the office. With the pandemic induced working from home experiment drawing to a slow, bumpy close, and many businesses planning their back-to-the-office strategy. The change can feel incredibly daunting to some, whilst for others its exciting and positively disruptive. Guiding clients on the shift from traditional work styles to a more progressive approach is what workplace consultants have been doing for years. Previously we referred to hybrid working solutions under a few other monikers…Agile, Activity-Based, Flexible. The reality is that hybrid working has…

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5 interior design details that will immediately enhance your space

5 interior design details that will immediately enhance your space

As interior designers we often get asked by clients, friends and family, for any tips,  or suggestions to help them get the most out of their spaces. Interior design is forever evolving, with new must-have trends or no-go’s constantly emerging and keeping us on our toes. Which makes it extremely challenging for anyone looking to redesign their space – both commercial and residential. Essentially, what people want to know is ‘how their space can be improved with quick and easy to follow steps.’ Of course, there is no right or wrong answer to this, and different designers will have different answers….

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Post Pandemic Office Design Trends…

Post Pandemic Office Design Trends…

With the return of the office just a matter of days away, companies are under pressure to provide their employees with a work environment that trumps their sofas. The office is no longer considered just a place to work. It is now destination that should provide both professional and personal satisfaction. Throughout the pandemic we have continued to help businesses understand what it is their employees need, in order to help them create spaces that are worth commuting for. Offices will now need to work harder than ever before, and our designers have faced some of their biggest challenges yet…

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Steps towards a healthier, happier workforce

Steps towards a healthier, happier workforce

Business owners have a responsibility to look after their employees health and well being whilst at work, and therefore your company culture has never been more important. Experts are suggesting that the mental effects of the last 14 months will last far longer than the physical. The challenge for employers is to proactively bring wellbeing to the top of their agenda, understanding that there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer and what one person needs is likely to be very different to the next. Mental Health is a topic we are very passionate about at Dthree and plays a…

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Commercial Furniture: Everything You Need To Know

Commercial Furniture: Everything You Need To Know

Looking to improve your office and want to find out everything you need to know about commercial furniture? Well you have come to the right place. Good quality furniture, enhances and complements our lifestyle. Like all our work surroundings, commercial furniture plays a significant role in improving your employees productivity and overall satisfaction at work. Furniture not only has great utility but has significant potential to make your workspace more functional, flexible and on brand – something that is now a priority for businesses bringing their employees back to the office.  It is important for businesses to not only have…

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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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