FURNITURE & SPACE
We specialise in commercial removals
You're on the move!
WHAT IS SPACE PLANNING?
We’ll help you to work out just what you need and where to create a space everyone would want to work in - no more arguing over the window seat!
The goal is to transform your office space into a productive environment where everyone has what they need to get the job done, and everything is in a place where they can find it and use it. Whether you’re moving to brand new business premises or you’re staying where you are, space planning can make all the difference in getting your working environment working well for you and your team.
SPACE PLANNING FOR A NEW OFFICE
We’ll start by discussing what you have and what you actually need. If your existing furniture isn’t right for your new location, whether that’s the size or the style or your current office.
FUTURE PROOFING YOUR OFFICE SPACE
There is lots of planning and decision-making involved in the process, we’re here to guide you and share our space planning experience with you to avoid any mishaps. Whether that's valuable space which doesn’t get used, avoiding staff complaints about the office, forgetting about a space for sensitive conversations, horrible lighting giving people headaches, not enough storage leading to messy workspaces or something very noisy being placed under everyone’s noses. The simplest changes can make all the difference; where is your doorbell or door buzzer located? If you’ve got one, you’ll know what a difference that makes to the person sitting next to it!
Your workforce might work more flexibly these days and you don’t need as many desks as you currently have or you could be growing the team and you need more workspaces. Maybe your team has fed back that they’d like more meeting rooms than you’ve had before with TV screens for online meetings, or it’s time to get a boardroom table as you’ll be inviting more clients in to meet the team.
STORAGE FURNITURE PLANNING
Are you going paperless and don’t need those filing cabinets?
Are you going to archive items off-site as you just don’t need them in the office?
Have you thought about GDPR when it comes to document storage?
Where do you store stationery and merchandise?
The right shelving and cupboard space are just as important as a comfy chair and shiny new desk.
Together we’ll plan how to fit your furniture and your tech perfectly in the space to make it a place your team wants to come and work in, where they can get their very best work done and your clients feel comfortable and welcome (and you’re proud to invite them in). We can provide you with a 3-D render of your new layout, so you can visualise your new space.
It’s likely that a desk and chair will be used for up to 8 hours per day, by the end of the year that’s 1920 hours and that’s a lot of mileage for a chair! This is why it’s important to buy commercially ready office furniture. There’s nothing worse than seeing a pile of broken chairs parked in a postroom.
We’ll help you to consider:
Style: Range of finishes, colours for the space and your brand.
Comfort: From ergonomic furniture to kitchen seating.
Access: Considerations for disabled users from desk to meeting room furniture and kitchen equipment.
Storage: What you need to store from a vacuum cleaner to awards to sensitive documents and great big exhibition materials.
Shared space furniture: Lunch rooms, boardrooms, breakout areas and meeting rooms or any space that you’re not quite sure what to do with.
Also in the age of desk sharing, where do your personal belongings go? We can help you with supplying lockers, bespoke or off-the-shelf, with power packs and charging points, in your corporate colours. We can also supply lockers for folding bicycles for those employees who ride to work.
BUYING NEW OFFICE FURNITURE
We work across a spectrum of budgets with trusted brands, and all the furniture we source comes with a warranty. We’ll help you dig into the little but important details, like finding chairs that will roll on the carpet or that won’t scratch your lovely new wooden floors.
What could your office look like with new furniture?
No more mismatched furniture in different wood types.
No more odd-sized desks which have been pushed together and don’t quite fit.
No more time spent trying to find discontinued furniture to match what you’ve got.
No more filing cabinets and drawers which are permanently locked or unlocked because no one knows where the keys are.
No more finding the chair with the food stains parked at your desk after you’ve been on holiday.
Finding no chair at your desk when you get back from holiday! So many people write their names on their chairs these days.
SUPPLY & INSTALLATION OF OFFICE FURNITURE
Not only will we source office furniture to suit your budget brand and space, but we will also install it for you at your business premises. Another job off the to-do list for you!
Don’t forget we offer an unpacking service to help you restock the shelves and cupboards.
OFFICE FURNITURE RECYCLING
We will work with you to donate office furniture that might no longer be needed, we make sure no unwanted furniture goes to landfill.
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.
"Having worked with Russell Fewins over 20 years ago we required their services again to assist Liontrust Asset Management PLC with Move Management along with furniture procurement services.
20 years on I can advise that they are still exceptional move managers. Reliable, honest working teams where nothing is too much trouble. Russell Fewins make things so simple and effortless with a price tag that’s fair and with no added extras.
Using Russell Fewins for furniture procurement recently I can confirm that they bring the same values to this area of their business too."
Head of Property and Facilities