Office Decoration FAQ’s
What is office decoration?
Office decoration includes updating the look of an office interior, transforming drab or uninspiring premises into a lively and interesting place to work.
Why is office decoration important?
It enhances the working environment and creates a good impression for visitors and clients. Also studies show that staff work far more efficiently if their working environment has a feel good factor.
What does it include?
Wall coverings, ceilings, lighting, electronics, furniture, storage, flooring and health and safety regulations. All these points will be discussed at the initial site meeting which we offer to all clients free of charge.
An effective office design will incorporate decoration elements to make the workspace comfortable and conducive to getting work done whilst at the same time as efficient as possible.
What must a client consider when undertaking an office decoration project?
It is important to consider the available budget, corporate branding, space, legal requirements, staff well being, disruption to the working day, can works be carried out during out of normal working hours, durability and cleaning availability of materials.
What is the impact of colour?
Colour affects and influences us both emotionally and psychologically on all levels, whether it is a personal or business environment. It is essential that great consideration is given when deciding on colour schemes in order to achieve the overall desired result.
What types of wall coverings are available?
There are numerous types available on the market nowadays ranging from paper back vinyl’s, fabric backed vinyl’s or material fabric, plastic panelling and many other options are available depending on individual design requirements.
Do GDL work on projects of all sizes?
What areas do GDL work in?
London, Chelmsford, Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire.
How much Insurance do you have?
We have full public liability up to £5 million pounds.
Do you work on your own or do you have a team of painters and decorators?
GDL Interiors Ltd consists of a friendly team of competent, reliable tradesmen of varying trades. This allows us to take on both large and small contracts.
Are all your workers insured?
Yes absolutely we have full employer’s liability up to £10 million pounds.
Can you help with our office move?
Yes, we can organise delivery of crates and assist with packing, loading, and transportation and storage facilities if required, to ensure minimum business interruption.
Do you supply and install office furniture?
Yes, we offer a wide range of modular and bespoke furniture.
Do you help with design and layout of our requirements?
We offer an interior design and space planning service to all our customers.
Can you help with space planning?
Yes, this is essential from the outset in order to be clear about how many staff you need to accommodate both now and in the future.
What do customers often ask you?
Will we stay within their budget, how long will it take, will we still be able to work while the decoration is being done, when can we start, can we incorporate the company logo somewhere.
We need our property to be safe and secure each day, are you willing to take responsibility for this?
We have over 30 years experience in commercial environments and our customers can have full confidence in us with all aspects of security.
We have already bought our own designer wall covering, would you be prepared to apply this?
We have applied a wide range of wall coverings over the years from trade to designer and have specialists in this field who would be appointed to this contract.
Are your surveys/estimates free of charge?
Yes we always carry out a free of charge site survey followed by an free of charge quotation.
There are numerous companies we could choose from, why should we come to you?
We have been established for over 30 years and our reputation is of utmost importance to us and therefore it is in our interest to provide you with the highest standard of work/service possible. We can also put you in contact with previous clients so that you may get their feed back and have this confirmed.
We only have a small job will we receive the same standard of service as someone with a large contract?
We at GDL Interiors Ltd treat every one of our customers exactly the same way, every job/contract is important to us and we can assure you that you will receive the same level of attention regardless of the budget/job size.