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Durabilis Sponsor Oakhaven Hospice Charity Event

Durabilis are proud to sponsor the Rodeo Bull at this years Cobbie’s Country and Western Hoedown.

So, come on down and swing ya Partners. All proceeds to the Oakhaven Hospice

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Kings Park House, Office Fit-out

Client: Cortex
Location: Kings Park House, Southampton
Project size: Medium
Time Scale: 5 Weeks
Delivered: May 2017

The Client:
Cortex are world leaders in the Intelligent Automation Software market.
They had out grown their existing office and needed space to expand.

The Remit:
Produce a space that incorporates an open plan office for 36 users, three meeting rooms of varying sizes, a comms room and a breakout space with fully fitted kitchen.

The Space:
3rd floor, Kings Park House.

Construct insulated stud partition walls to create:
Two large and one small meeting rooms.
One comms room for the data cabinet.
One dividing wall between the kitchen area and open plan office.
Construct glass walls:
To divide the breakout area and open plan office.
To separate the sales area from the rest of the office.
Insulate above all meeting rooms and along wall lines.
Install two floor boxes under each bank of desks and one in each meeting room.
Install all power and data cables to the floor boxes and to high level points for screens.
Decorate all new walls including feature coloured walls in the meeting rooms.

Lay wood effect vinyl to the kitchen area and carpet tiles to all other floors.
Install a fully integrated kitchen with breakfast bar.

Install venetian blinds to all windows.
Splash Displays supplied and installed manifestations and graphics to the client’s design.

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5th Floor PDR Refurbishment

Client: John Lewis
Location: London, Victoria HQ
Project size: Medium
Time Scale: 3 weekends (out of hours works)
Delivered: January 2014

Scope: Refurbishment of the clients dining room in central London, programmed in 3 phases for consecutive weekends:

Phase 1 carpeting, Phase 2 ceilings and Phase 3 furniture and joinery installation.
Decorations to the area were carried out on evenings throughout the programme.

The dining room was reinstated after each weekend phase to ensure continued functionality for Monday to Friday operations throughout.

In addition to the installation works, DBL supplied all associated product including all dining room furniture and bespoke joinery for an integrated TV wall and booth seating area.

DBL comments: this is a typical example of a commercial refurbishment where we offer our clients a one stop shop solution, working around our clients business needs to minimise any disruption and maintain trading throughout our programme.

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Jubilee House Refresh

Client: Waitrose
Location: Bracknell Head Office
Project size: Medium to Large
Time Scale: 6 weeks (out of hours works)
Delivered: December 2014 - January 2015

Scope: To undertake a total redecoration of Jubilee House, over three floors and remove and re carpet over 3,000 square metres in a live office environment, supply and install new canteen furniture, glass manifestation and coffee point alterations including plumbing, electrical works and bespoke joinery. The project was undertaken over 6 consecutive weeks and evenings.

DBL comments: this project was always going to be demanding, recarpeting underneath in excess of 400 desks in a live office environment without any client disruption. The success of this project is a testament to our team and their hard work in terms of precise project management and delivery. Both our client and us were extremely satisfied with the outcome of this challenging project.

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Food for Thought Canteen

Client: Waitrose
Location: Bracknell Head Office
Project size: Medium
Time Scale: 4 weeks (out of hours works)
Delivered: January 2015

Scope: To refurbish the existing area by removing an existing store room in one corner to make the area much larger, remove existing stud partitions and re install to increase the size of the wash up area.  Supply and install new carpet tiles, vinyl and Amitco floor throughout, suspended ceiling alterations, decorations to the whole space, install white Rockwall cladding, new pendant lighting and electrical amendments, manufacture and install bespoke joinery items and plumbing alterations.

DBL comments: the team are very happy with the final look of this project. The refresh has given the space a new contemporary feel and the newly installed coffee station really sets the space off.

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Project Management & Space Planning

From your project inception through to post delivery support, we will manage your project to agreed deadlines and budgets with minimal disruption to you.
Open office

Have you asked yourself, what am I looking for from the ultimate office redesign and refurbishment?

  • A look that reflects your company’s brand and image
  • A look that creates a great first impression
  • An inspiring environment for both clients and staff
  • A layout to improve operational efficiency
  • The most effective use of the available space

If you are looking for any or all of these then we can offer a service tailored to meet your requirements.

From the initial meeting our friendly yet highly professional approach is applied throughout the design, quotation and delivery stages. Critical to the success of any project, a dedicated Project and or Contracts Manager will be appointed to ensure continuity throughout and ultimately, delivery to your agreed specification, on time and on budget.

Fitout proposals and quotations may include detailed scope of works, floor plans and project timelines. If requested, computer aided design (CAD) images are also available in 2D and 3D to provide a virtual image of the finished project.

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Office Furniture

Ergonomic, impactful or practical, we can help you choose the right office furniture for you and your business.

Offering off the shelf products and bespoke furniture solutions, Durabilis has extensive experience of recommending, supplying and installing the right office furniture to suit both your needs and match your organisation’s brand, image and budget.

From the basic to the bizarre……

Reception desks

Create a statement for your business with either a classic or contemporary style reception desk.

Desks, bench desking and workstations

Desks of all shapes and sizes are available to suit your office size, layout and aspirations. Bespoke solutions are also available for customers looking to maximise space such as the popular bench desking and locker model to accommodate a hot desk environment.

Whatever your choice, the range of office furniture is available in a variety of finishes (wood veneer, melamine laminate or glass topped), colours and with matching pedestals, screens and other storage items.

Sourced from the highest calibre manufacturers, Durabilis are able to supply well designed, ergonomic, quality seating where comfort, safety and lifespan are all core attributes.

From traditional operator/task chairs, meeting room chairs and executive chairs we will recommend appropriate styles, colours and fabric choices to compliment your chosen desk furniture and layout.

Breakout furniture

Often used to add a touch of flare and fun to a conventional office environment, breakout furniture is available from the traditional to the ultimate in contemporary design. If you have a need for more informal seating, we will listen to you to recommend suitable products to match your aspirations and company’s individuality.

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Office Relocations

Moving premises, floor to floor or simply a team shuffle, relocating office personnel is what Durabilis do best.

It is a rare combination to find a first class office refurbishment company that also excels in relocating either your entire office world or part thereof. Experience has shown that this co-ordinated service provides essential continuity from conception to delivery, and beyond that into after care, to ensure the ultimate project success.

It goes without saying that to ensure our client’s business continuity, all relocation services are available either inside or outside of your normal business hours.

Our relocation services include:

  • Dedicated Project Manager resource
  • Production of project scopes & programs of work
  • End to end liaison with client teams/champions
  • Space management design & CAD resource
  • Audit capability for existing product, power and data
  • Out of hours or in normal hours to suit your needs
  • Relocation of all office assets
  • Production of move labels & provision of move crates
  • Pre/post move support
  • Management of master drawings & provision of “As Fitted” drawings
  • Meeting room & function set ups
  • Installation & placement of third party goods
  • Set up of mock/trial areas

*Office relocation services are available in isolation if required or as part of an office refurbishment and relocation package.

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Interior Finishing

Enhances the working environment and creates your desired look and image.

Durabilis is aware that the quality of the finish is one of the most important aspects of any project.

Our decorating teams are accustomed to working in commercial environments, inside or outside of your working hours, protecting the surfaces and objects around them to ensure a clean and safe site. Our skilled teams aim to provide a first class finish using only the highest quality materials.

And decorating is just the start. At Durabilis we can transform your entire workspace with a huge choice of flooring, blinds and tiling options to compliment your scheme.

Our Interior finishing services include:

  • Painting & decorating
  • Wall coverings
  • Paper hanging
  • Feature walls
  • Flooring (non-slip vinyl, carpet/carpet tiles and timber)
  • Tiling (wall and floor ceramics)
  • Blinds (venetian, vertical, blackout and roller blinds)
  • Finished plaster walls
  • Magnetic wall coverings
  • Whiteboard wall coverings
  • Window films and manifestation
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Suspended Ceilings

Suspended ceilings can make a big design statement.

Different areas demand different features, or may have specific requirements such as sound absorption, light reflection, fire safety, humidity resistance, hygiene or cleanliness.

There is a wide choice of ceiling tile finishes, sizes, and styles of the grid arrangement.
Available Options:

  • Grid Ceilings
  • Mineral Fibre Ceilings
  • MF Plasterboard Ceilings
  • Metal Pan Ceilings
  • Exposed and Concealed grid systems
  • Stretch Fabric Ceilings
  • Fire / Acoustic Ceilings
  • Associated products e.g. lighting and air conditioning
  • Plastic faced plasterboard (PFP)

Insulation and Fire Barriers

Applying insulation above a ceiling can be a cost effective way to reduce heat loss, therefore improving energy efficiency and helping to save our environment.

Insulation can also have the added benefit of creating additional soundproofing as sound transmission may often be via the ceiling void above.

We can also supply Fire-Barrier Systems which prevent Fire and inhibit the spread of smoke through ceiling voids and roof spaces.

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