straight answers to curly questions
Who is to blame for ABW’s bad rep?
It’s obviously a case of mistaken identity. That’s how it looks from …read more
Seeing versatile offices differently
Within reason, features equal freedom. Sometimes, we forget this and it can take the vivid imagination …read more
Baffled by baffling? There are other ways to accommodate those that need to work in a quiet environment other than ordering vast shipments of sound-proofing. Working hard…
Many of our projects were brought to us by people who had very little experience in, or understanding of, project managing a commercial office fit out…
When to say when, when it comes to creativity. Taren Hura, interior design manager Creativity can be a curse. This is particularly true if it costs you…
Can I add some ideas with blowing out the budget? Shane Deering, projects director One thing leads to another – especially when it comes to good ideas. A…..
what should I ask a fit out company before committing to them? Rosemary de Lambert – general manager Accepting assurances on face value can …..
Where do ideas that work come from? Pt 1 Taren Hura, interior design manager “Necessity is the mother of invention”. That’s not an uncommon saying. But …..
How much is all this going to cost? Chris Deering, managing director It’s just human nature to hastily thumb through to the last pages …..
What should we expect? The powerhouse group project team The fear of the unknown or the uncertain is often an unwanted addition to the …..
What are the benefits of 25+ years in commercial office fit outs? Pt 1 Why is following instructions so difficult sometimes? If you’ve ever had to follow a…..
What do I really need to know? Shane Deering – project director The more we know, the less you need to worry about. That, right there, is a standard rule…..
How do I know if everyone’s on the same page? Nathan Foti and Taren Hura Confidence comes from trust. A simple statement and one that applies to every as…..
Are office interiors designed to tip the scales in your favour? Powerhouse Group interior design team Two buzzwords, one commercial office fit out, someth…..
What is the latest on lighting? Mark Perry, design director To be fair, that’s not the extent of fluorescent lighting’s usefulness in the workplace. And befor…..
How do you arrive at the best decision for you? Chris Deering, managing director Rosemary de Lambert, general manager There’s always room for panic. This ri…..
How fine is the design line between too much and too little? Powerhouse Group design team Just don’t ruin it. That’s a familiar refrain heard by amateur art…..
What goes into, behind and underneath a great interior design? Chris Deering, managing director The fruits of our interior design labours and the actua…..
Can arrows point to branding catastrophes? Powerhouse Group design team When your stunning office fit out is finally finished and ready to reveal, there …..
What is an “elegant” design? Mark Perry, Design Director Have you ever seen one of those incredibly ornate watches, bestudded with jewels of every size a…..
How to control costs without compromising quality? Chris Deering, Managing Director So often, these days, project briefs come with the unwritten (or writ…..
Haven’t I seen this somewhere before? Taren Hura, Interior Designer There’s nothing worse than knee-jerk compliance – nothing. Have you ever been left with…..
Who should be in charge of our office fit out? Chris Deering, Managing Director “Okay, who’s got their head screwed on properly, can get things done and …..
How can I get what I need from a “request for proposal”? Rosemary de Lambert, General Manager Panic, confusion, frustration. Just three typical responses to …..
Exactly how much is a clean safety record worth? Nathan Foti, Project Manager Workplace accidents impact people’s livelihoods and tragically, on occasion, …..
Why is the rectangular desk making a comeback? Taren Hura, Interior Designer There’s a big difference between having a lot of space and bein…..
How do I get my colour schemes to work with us? Taren Hura, Interior Designer Colours are as complex as you want them to be. One moment you’re moving from…..
What if I haven’t considered council zoning and planning? Chris Deering, Managing Director Leasing a commercial space and securing a home for your family t…..
Does an interior design need to do more than look good? Mark Perry, Design Director We’ve all been taught that beauty is only skin deep and that inner beaut…..
What is a “timeless” design? Mark Perry, Design Director The Pyramids, the Colosseum and Stonehenge are three of the more common responses when asked …..