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Wherever you are in your workplace fit-out/relocation or reorganisation process,
Novex understands it can be a sizable task to manage and keep on a budget. That’s why at Novex, we’ve started putting together
handy blog posts about our experiences, that we hope to be of interest to anyone about to take on an office refurbishment.

What are my options when my business premises lease expires?

  • By Natalie
  • on Jul 06, 2018
Hopefully, you’ve landed on this page because you are wondering what to do next? With your business premises lease expiry or break nearing you’ll likely need to decide whether an office move, a refurbishment or a simple reorganisation makes the best sense? Sit back, relax and grab a cuppa, we’ve got this covered. Understanding your Objectives! […]
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Why You Should Invest in Workplace Design

  • By Natalie
  • on May 25, 2018
When running a business, things tend to come down to money. No matter what kind of company ethos you espouse, there’s no getting around the fact that money – or lack thereof – is the driving force behind many of the decisions we make for our businesses. As a result, it’s often tempting to let […]
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What is Activity-Based Working?

  • By Natalie
  • on May 02, 2018
Activity-Based Working provides a variety of non-permanent/unassigned working environments for employees to choose/use when performing specific tasks or activities. For some businesses, this may seem a bit farfetched and I’m sure many FM’s and OM’s have dealt with the resistance, from those who prefer ownership of a space. And let’s face it for all those […]
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Culture Shock: How Workplace Redesign Can Shake Up Company Practices

  • By Natalie
  • on Mar 02, 2018
When starting a new job, the first question on many people’s lips is often: “what’s the company culture like?” Though many people would struggle to precisely define a term like “company culture”, we all implicitly understand what it means, and that it sums up not only business ethos and values, but also how staff members […]
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Creating a better ‘well-being’ future through interior design

  • By Natalie
  • on Feb 20, 2018
Spending almost 90% of our time indoors, and much of that whilst being at work, leading research is now demonstrating that better buildings can improve human well-being through the spaces in which we live, work, learn and play*. In response to such research, there are many sustainable/green building standards about that you may or may […]
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Common fit-out concerns

  • By Natalie
  • on Feb 19, 2018
A few common workplace fit-out concerns we’ve come across that may help you in your next workplace refurbishment. If you have any additional questions, please get in touch.
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Bright Ideas: What you Need to Know about Workplace Lighting

  • By Natalie
  • on Nov 15, 2017
Every winter in the UK, around 3% of the population find themselves struck down with debilitating symptoms such as low mood, lethargy, and difficulty concentrating. No, it’s not the flu – it’s seasonal affective disorder. While it’s not known exactly what causes the winter blues, it is thought to be associated with light. A lack […]
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Six Benefits of using LED lighting in your workplace!

  • By Natalie
  • on Oct 27, 2017
Don’t sit in the dark! Have you ever looked up from your desk in the afternoon, and felt like the dark wintery nights have started creeping into the office? – a bit like a scene out of Stranger Things. (What a great TV show that is – very excited about Season 2!) But you may […]
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Keeping up Appearances – 100% Design

  • By Natalie
  • on Sep 13, 2017
100% design is the UK’s largest event for Architects & Designers alike. Exhibitors will be showcasing products suitable for domestic interiors through to commercial workspaces, there will be emerging brands and usually loads of unusual, design-led lighting and other miscellaneous items,  like a golden pineapple or a green stag – An Instagrammers heaven! And that is […]
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Designing the Workplace for Generations X, Y & Z

  • By Natalie
  • on Jul 13, 2017
If there’s one thing that has definitely improved for the human race over the last century, it’s quality of life. As the technologies surrounding infrastructure, medicine and food production have developed, more and more people have been able to get access to the food, healthcare and public services they need to stay happy and healthy. […]
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The A to Z of Office Design

  • By Natalie
  • on Jul 05, 2017
A = Autocad An industry standard for 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD). AutoCAD is used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, and many other professionals. At Novex Solutions we use AutoCAD to produce detailed building regulation drawings for our customer’s office interiors. B = Biophilic Design  It’s an […]
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Top Tips to encourage movement in the office

  • By Natalie
  • on Jun 13, 2017
You don’t necessarily need an electric height adjustable desk to get the blood pumping. Depending on how your employees work, you could adopt a more Agile/ABW/flexible working environment, where employees can come into the office and choose where to work and how they work that day. Why not try some of the tips below to […]
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Employee Mental Health, Wellbeing and Workplace Design

  • By Natalie
  • on May 10, 2017
Did you know that your workplace design could inadvertently help towards improving well-being and fostering positive mental health! As it is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek lets celebrate ways in which good office interior design can have a positive effect on our mental health. A Happy Workforce is a Productive one There is a big difference between getting someone […]
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Bringing the Outdoors in with Biophilic Design

  • By Natalie
  • on Apr 07, 2017
Every year, Pantone releases a Colour of the Year that draws on popular themes and styles of the moment; this year, the chosen shade is a zesty lime entitled Greenery. The Pantone website describes the colour as evoking the first days of spring, and states that it was designed to encourage consumers to “take a […]
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Are you sitting correctly?

  • By Natalie
  • on Mar 28, 2017
In 2015 in the UK, England’s Chief Medical Officer revealed that 23 million working days were lost to office-related ill health, and a staggering 553,000 cases were work-related musculoskeletal disorders. While it is impossible to determine what exact percentage is attributable to poor posture – there is no doubt that poor office seating and desking […]
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To Sit or to Stand at Work?

  • By Natalie
  • on Mar 28, 2017
Height Adjustable Workstations The height adjustable workstation works hand in hand with the ergonomic chair. First, you adjust your chair to your physique and comfort. Second, you pull yourself up to the desk Then you adjust the desk height to fit you and your chair position. A common mistake is when someone sets a chair up […]
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360 progress of commercial fitting out works in Guildford

  • By Natalie
  • on Mar 23, 2017
Novex started this year strongly, after securing a Cat A commercial refurbishment for the Landlord of Dolphin House in Guildford and the office fitting out works for the future tenant. Although we are working on separate projects on the same site for different clients, being able to overlap the works at Dolphin House has enabled us […]
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Getting Exposed in the Workplace

  • By Natalie
  • on Feb 17, 2017
You don’t have to stumble too far to find a building that has exposed what was once hidden behind a false ceiling or plaster.  Building owners are showcasing their duct work, AC units, lighting and cables for all to see in their refurbishments. Modern rustic design Exposed ceilings filled with an array of galvanised steel […]
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Environmental Commitment

  • By Natalie
  • on Jan 27, 2017
“We must cultivate our own garden” – Voltaire This year, at Novex, we have decided to take the focus of our environmental commitment closer to home and have chosen to support the work of the Surrey Wildlife Trust to help protect our local environment and the wildlife it sustains. Having successfully worked with Planet Positive […]
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The Raw Potential of the Workplace: Future Proofing through Interior Design

  • By Natalie
  • on Jan 17, 2017
Many people hear the phrase “interior design”, and immediately picture throw cushions and feature walls – but things are different at Novex. While we certainly believe in aesthetic appeal, we’re all about functionality. That’s why we were so pleased to read the latest report from Cushman & Wakefield and Unwork, which looks at the future […]
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Is your workplace ready for 2017?

  • By Natalie
  • on Dec 19, 2016
Is your workplace ready for the future? There’s so much more to office design than just space planning a few rectangular desks into space with some partitioning. Nowadays the design and thought process for your workplace is a fairly extensive process, considering many elements that can create an environment that is inviting, productive and healthy. […]
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Office Design Faux Pas to Avoid

  • By Natalie
  • on Dec 07, 2016
Whether you are re-organising, refurbishing or undergoing a full office relocation and fit-out project it is important to understand even the finest of details from the very beginning to ensure the finished outcome not only looks and feels good but is the right fit for your business now and into the future. Here are a […]
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Why Modern Office Design Works So Well for Employee Engagement

  • By Natalie
  • on Nov 24, 2016
As humans, we are guided by our first impressions. When someone opens a door, they want to be welcomed in. The same logic should apply to your office space. Where office ergonomics used to focus specifically on physical wellbeing – correct chair and desk heights, wrist supports for keyboard users – now it is just […]
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Office Furniture in Clerkenwell

  • By Cathryn Barber
  • on Oct 25, 2016
Clerkenwell is an area of Central London near Farringdon tube station, neighboring the famous Smithfields Market, that continues to supply some of London’s oldest and best gastropubs in the area with top quality ingredients. The area has also become very popular with design agencies and architects alike, If you know what you are looking for, you can’t take too many […]
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Novex History ‘Sweet 16’

  • By Cathryn Barber
  • on Oct 13, 2016
16 years and twice as much experience in office interiors Novex Solutions was established in the millennium year, 2000. A year that brought widespread celebrations after the relief that ‘millennium bug’, predicted to cause a global technological meltdown, failed to materialise. In the year 2000, we saw the opening of The Tate Modern, the new […]
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The Planet Mark

  • By Cathryn Barber
  • on Oct 12, 2016
Our Carbon Footprint Novex have been working with the Planet Mark since 2011, an internationally recognised and trusted sustainability certification that helps organisations and their people to make year-on-year progress on sustainability. Each year Novex have managed to achieve a reduction in their carbon footprint by getting all members of staff closely involved, this means […]
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Novex Solutions Limited is an accredited FIS member

  • By Cathryn Barber
  • on Sep 07, 2015
Novex Solutions Ltd is an accredited FIS member. View our FIS Accreditation Certificate 2018 About FIS FIS is a coming together of previous organisations the Association of Interior Specialists (AIS) and the Federation of Plastering and Drywall Contractors. FIS represents a growing sector, addressing key issues that affect our specialist members but also, more broadly, the […]
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Top Safety Accreditation for Novex Solutions Ltd

  • By Cathryn Barber
  • on Oct 31, 2014
Novex have been awarded the SafeContractor approved accreditation every year since 2011. This means that we are committed to achieving excellence in health and safety, reassuring our existing and potential clients that health and safety are being handled correctly and sufficiently on their sites. Who is SafeContractor? SafeContractor is part of the Alcumus Group, the market-leading provider of […]
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Cool Earth Project Investment

  • By Natalie
  • on Jan 15, 2013
Planet Positive asks every certified business to make a positive contribution beyond the boundary of your company to the local, national or global community. In other words, put the 'positive' in Planet Positive. Novex Solutions has invested in the Cool Earth sustainability project...
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Green Office Makeover

  • By Cathryn Barber
  • on Jun 13, 2008
Oliver Heath and Surrey County Council unveil UK’s first ecological workplace concept A new dawn in eco workplaces is coming to the town of Chertsey in Surrey. Novex Solutions, a specialist in commercial interior design, won Surrey County Council’s green office competition to promote best environmental business practice. The prize was for sustainable design guru […]
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