FIT OUTS, REFURBISHMENTS & DILAPIDATIONS
Business Workspace Decisions
ARE YOU CONSIDERING A MOVE?
If your company is definitely on the move, take a look at our moving-in fit out services and our moving-out dilapidations service to find out how we can support you to navigate the busy process of relocating.
If you feel your workspace is tired and needs updating or just a lick of paint, find out more about our refurbishment services below.
Give us a call and we can talk you through your options.
Do your new premises need a fit out?
COMMERCIAL OFFICE FIT OUTS
You’ve found the perfect new premises, but the place is not ready to move into. Whether it’s a breakout area needed, private office space or the absolute basics like new a new colour scheme and furniture, to needing more power/data points, aircon or new carpets, we can help and advise you.
We can start with space planning; what you’ve got there already, what you need, and where to put it. We’ll help you decide where the meeting room will go, where the lights and floor boxes should be, to the flooring and finishes, we’ll be here to help you make sure all decisions are compliant with UK regulations.
We’ll work with you to get everything from the floor to the ceiling right, taking a bare space and turning it into a welcoming and productive space that works for you, your team and visitors.
On the move?
WHY DO YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT DILAPIDATIONS AT YOUR COMMERCIAL PREMISES?
Dilapidations are the costs that can crop up when you plan to move out of leased premises (for example, to put the building back to the way it was before you moved in if you’ve made some changes), in some cases, they can be part of an agreed schedule throughout your tenancy that you need to have kept on top of.
The reason you might want to hand this over to us is to avoid any disputes arising and put the process into our experienced hands to protect your organisation from any unexpected costs. We know you can't be across everything, and dilapidations can be quite a detailed process, with short timelines, that without proper care and attention can be tricky to resolve especially when you’re trying to focus on moving everyone and everything into a new building at the same time.
SERVICES FOR TENANTS
We’ll take on the process for you, working closely with the landlord’s surveyors and independent suppliers, our contract manager will oversee progress and resolve any snags as they arise. We’ll manage the schedule to make sure everything gets completed on time and on budget.
We’re completely across the Dilapidations Protocol, best practices for certifications and we’re experienced in facilitating the best outcome for everybody when it comes to commercial property dilapidations.
If you’d like to talk about your schedule of dilapidations, you need some advice or you don’t know where to start give us a call.
STAYING WHERE YOU ARE?
Time for an office refurbishment?
Tired, dated, cluttered, badly organised, no longer fit for purpose… are you nodding? If this is how you feel about your business premises, it’s time to make an important decision. You will save on moving costs, marketing costs and admin costs when it comes to the move, so why not invest in making the space you’ve got work better for everybody?
We know minimal disruption is key so we make sure to get the turnaround as tight as possible, whether you’re opting for a modernising makeover or a complete overhaul of the space to bring it up to date and make it more efficient and enjoyable for everyone working in it.
Our project managers are here to listen to what you want and make it happen, the team will advise and support you from start to finish to bring your space in line with the needs of your business and your workforce.
Can you provide a rough estimate or a quote over the telephone?We offer a free-of-charge survey which means we can provide you with a fixed-price quotation. By physically visiting the site we can carry out an accurate assessment of the premises, for example; the size of lifts, access to the building, parking restrictions etc., this then enables us to pre-empt and take into consideration any potential challenges or special requirements that could be involved, to avoid additional unanticipated costs further down the line. Every move we carry out is different, by carrying out an in-person assessment, we can better understand your specific requirements and provide the set of services that you need, such as packing, dismantling of furniture, IT migration, and space planning to name just a few.
How much notice do we need to give?It’s never too soon to contact us, we’d recommend you involve us at the very beginning of a project. This will allow you plenty of time not just to execute the project, but to make sure all the planning is in place and decisions are made on time. You may also find that we can offer you other valuable services such as refurbishments, fit-outs, space planning and new furniture, or even dilapidation works if you are at the end of your lease that you haven’t yet considered as part of the moving process. Please be assured we will always try to accommodate you, as we know from vast experience, it’s not always that easy or straightforward and a lot of our clients have moves and property-based projects landed on them last minute… We will always do our best to provide you with the best possible solution.
Are you able to carry out moves at the weekend or out of hours and would this involve an additional cost?Yes, we can definitely fit your brief, and yes there would be an uplift in cost for out-of-hours removal services. We are a National Living Wage employer and pride ourselves on reminding the team that they’re part of the Russell Fewins success story. Most of the team have been with us for the 25 years we have been in operation and we believe in remunerating them fairly.
Can you assist with our packing and unpacking?Of course, we supply specialist crates for both your IT and filing, often carrying out sequential packing and unpacking for our clients. We have a team on board who can also decommission and recommission your IT hardware.
Is there an additional cost for insurance?Regular liability insurance is included in your quotation, this covers you for the condition of the goods today (on the date of relocation), please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. Our Landlord has requested we return the office space to the pre-occupation condition, is this something you can assist with? Yes, we provide a comprehensive dilapidation service.
We are looking to fit out our new office space, is this something you could help us with?Absolutely! We can assist you with all services, fit-out, refurbishment, space planning and furniture supply. We can even remove your existing furniture and re-use or recycle it, we ensure no recyclable items go into landfill. Take a look at all the services we offer.
Do you carry out risk assessments?Our surveyors are trained in risk management and whilst undertaking your relocation survey will also be making detailed notes on potential risks and hazards. We will be able to offer you a complimentary office move Risk Assessment and Method Statement for all works that we undertake.
Do you offer storage?We have our own secure storage depot and can coordinate safe storage solutions for your project. Our warehouse storage facilities are CCTV monitored 24 hours a day and protected against fire by detection and alarm systems.
What professional accreditations does Russell Fewins have?There are several relevant accreditations that are important to look for when deciding on a relocation company. For your peace of mind, Russell Fewins Ltd is a member of the BAR (British Association of Removers) Commercial Movers Group (in fact we were awarded Commercial Mover of the Year 2023 by the BAR). We are also Safe Contractor Approved, hold BS8522 Quality Assured Certification for Commercial Movers and are ISO 9001-2000 accredited.
“I have been working with Russell Fewins for over 15 years now and they have helped me with everything from full office moves, to storage for some of our most precious things. No job has ever been too big, small or complicated and their employees, most of which have been there as long as I have been working with them, are incredibly patient and diligent and always go the extra mile to ensure they do the best job possible. I have recommended them to many others, and will continue to do so as the service I have received from them over the years is second to none. I look forward to working with them on many more projects over the years!”
Head of HR & Business Support