Stylish seating in modern office fit out

Circular Economy in office fit out

Monday, 7th February 2022 – Insights

The circular economy is an alternative to the standard, linear economy of make, use and dispose. Instead, it aims to keep resources in use for as long as possible, and then recover or recycle the materials at end of life. It has become an increasingly prominent issue over the past few years, with the government now looking at new legislation to bring it into law.

Light workplace and eating area

MEES regulations: how will they impact building owners and landlords?

Wednesday, 5th January 2022 – Insights

A Government consultation in November 2021 has outlined the practicalities for building owners and landlords to reach agreed benchmarks on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). These are not aspirational benchmarks – failure to comply can result in financial penalties and a potential loss in revenue.

Five of our top sustainable fit out projects

Monday, 13th December 2021 – Insights

Sustainable fit outs are an integral part of our mission here at Overbury. Without question, the workplace of today should more sustainable and with a low carbon footprint. Yet, what does a sustainable office look like? What are the quick wins to go greener? To offer inspiration, below are five of our top sustainable fit out projects.

What is a low carbon fit out?

Wednesday, 20th October 2021 – Insights

We’re all aware of the threat that climate change poses, and August’s IPCC report was the starkest warning yet that without major change we are headed for a climate catastrophe. The Paris Climate Agreement aims to keep temperature rise below 1.5C and the report’s authors state that this will not be possible without huge cuts in carbon. Buildings have a key role to play – perhaps more than most people realise.

Office fit out of walls and floors by Overbury

What is office fit out?

Tuesday, 19th October 2021 – Insights

Fit out is the process of making an interior space suitable for occupation. The specifics of a fit out project are almost always bespoke to the unique needs of an individual business. Even within a single project, there can be different fit out processes for different parts of a development, floors of a building, or even sides of a room.

Simmons & Simmons Bristol office fit out

Fit Out Focus: Office Furniture

Monday, 14th December 2020 – Insights

So, you're designing or commissioning a new office fit out, and furniture is a big part of the process. Where do you start?

Wood panneled reception fit out

Fit Out Focus: Office Receptions

Tuesday, 1st December 2020 – Insights

First impressions are lasting. We look at how these fit out projects have delivered receptions that inspire and excite from the get go.

Five Office Kitchens You'll Love

Monday, 30th November 2020 – Insights

If you’re looking for inspiration for a new office kitchen, we’ve cooked up a list of some of our favourites.

Amazing Office Staircases

Friday, 27th November 2020 – Insights

Staircases are so often just seen as a functional necessity in a building; a way to get people from A to B. But just because they serve a purpose, doesn’t mean they have to be mundane.

Biophilic design in the office

Fit Out Q&A: What is Biophilia?

Tuesday, 24th November 2020 – Insights

There's something rather remarkable about the way that nature has the ability to make you feel, think, and act differently. From the moment you first see the sea, smell freshly cut grass or feel adrenaline when you’re hiking; biophilia is at the core of being human.

Nicola Tomkins Overbury fit out design manager

A Day in the Life of an Office Fit Out Design Manager

Tuesday, 24th November 2020 – Insights

We speak to site-based design manager, Nicola Tomkins, to understand how she works with architects and construction teams to deliver fit out projects.

Manchester office fit out and relocation

The Great North Move - Companies Embrace Manchester & Birmingham

Tuesday, 24th November 2020 – Insights

From HSBC to Amazon, we look at why so many businesses are moving their offices up North, and their staff are following them.