Spreading the Costs
As a business ourslevs, we appreciate that spreading costs over a period of time makes sense for businesses when looking at the outlay required for an office refit. With this in mind, leasing is the smart choice for your office furniture and fit out project
Payments are 100% tax allowable – If you lease your furniture and refurbishment project, payments are 100% tax allowable which means they can be set against company profit. It is the only way a project can be fully offset against taxable profits. This makes leasing the most tax efficient method of financing your office project, and it often works out even cheaper than paying cash!
Fixed payments for accurate budgeting and forecasting – Unlike other methods of finance such as floating rate loans and overdrafts, payments are fixed for the duration of the lease period allowing you to budget efficiently and with certainty. It also provides you with a hedge against inflation and by spreading the cost over 3, 4 or 5 years you can acquire the solutions that fully meet your needs now, rather than being restricted by your current capital budget.
In most cases we can arrange a lease facility with no deposit, having little impact on your cash flow and you can preserve your existing bank credit lines, without compromising future working capital, leaving them available for future business development or investment purposes.
For further information on our financing options, please take a look at our information factsheets below (click to open):
Contact us now on 01675 437 547 to find out how our finance options can benefit your business by providing the office furniture you need at a cost that fits your budget.
Lisaising with Local Authorities
In instances where Building Regulation Approval is required, all drawings, engineering calculations and specifications produced by ourselves, are submitted with the relevant application forms to the Local Authority on your behalf.
We respond to any queries that may be raised until the necessary approval is obtained. This is all done on your behalf so no need to worry.
The charge that we make for this service is a charge that includes all fees payable for Building Regulation Approval, so that all costs are up-front and there are not any surprises from the Council.
If speed is of the essence and you do not have time to wait for written approval from the Council, we can commence with the works provided we give the Local Authority the 72 hours statutory notice that they require.
With many years of experience dealing with Building Regulation approval we are very aware of the latest legislation in place and can advise before commencement of any works of the different aspects that will be required, such as Fire Escape Routes, Adequate Smoke Detection, Emergency Lighting, Fire Protection and Ventilation.
With You Every Step of the Way
We introduce you to a dedicated Project Manager who will look at your specific needs and budget requirements and will put together a comprehensive plan to provide the best space efficient interior within your office space.
With a Paradigm Project Manager dedicated to your office fit out from the start, workplace and building appraisals can be looked at to ensure your office space works for your business in terms of space and cost effectiveness. This will leave you free to carry on with your day to day job.
We also know your budget is extremely important and before you commit to anything, provide you with designs and conceptual ideas so you can see your ideas come to life and talk them through with an experienced advisor. Our aim is to combine your wish list with our expertise to make your new office interior a reality and somewhere your business continues to thrive from. Paradigm works closely with you through every step of the planning, design and installation process, giving you one point of contact and elevating the stress involved in office refurbishments.
Your Project Manager will look at the legal requirements, accommodation standards, IT, staff and telecoms requirements that are involved in organising an office layout. We will liaise with Building Regulations and the Planning department if this is required. Before we give you a quotation, scaled designs and conceptual ideas will be submitted to you for approval and once a layout and specification has been agreed, we can look at putting together a quotation that reflects your budget and exact requirements.
By taking care of site surveys, on-site planning, 2D & 3D visuals, rendered drawings, generated video walkthroughs, design of bespoke products, we handle all aspects of the project so you don’t have to. Your project manager is on hand until your new office has been completed, whether it’s a refit, refurbishment or relocation, we aim to create as little disruption as possible.
Creating New Spaces
We know that careful planning is essential right from the start, even on the smallest projects, so we make sure everybody is completely clear on the objectives and the results that are required.
Space planning objectives are broadly to reduce costs, increase flexibility, encourage interaction, support cultural change, stimulate creativity, attract and retain staff, reduce environmental impact, enhance Productivity We really do look at everything when we assess your office needs, whether it’s feasibility studies or building appraisals to help you decide how much space you need actually need.
We make the planning and design process as simple as possible and from our first visit, complete a full measurement survey of the area involved and discuss the specific requirements of your office space including crucial choices such as location, use, layout, appearance, filing and standardisation.
Other considerations are:
- Work Spaces – Open office / Team space / Cubicle / Private office / Shared office / Team room / Study booth / Work lounge / Touch down
- Meeting Spaces – Small meeting room / Large meeting room / Small meeting space / Large meeting space / Brainstorm room / Meeting point
- Support Spaces – Filing space / Storage space / Print and copy area / Mail area / Pantry area / Break area / Games room / Waiting area / Circulation space / Locker area / Smoking area / Library
- Growth – Planning for the future/ Current Headcounts /Projected Headcounts/ How many will need their own desk space/ Will any need their own office. Then If Building Regulation Approval is required, all drawings, engineering calculations and the specifications produced by us, are submitted with the relevant application forms to the Local Authority on your behalf.
Once we’re all agreed, we can proceed with the project and prepare realistic time-scales to ensure all work is carried out efficiently, safely and with as little disruption to your operations as practicably possible.