Office design and procuring office furniture for a commercial property can be a daunting task. There are many aspects to consider—from aesthetics to ergonomics and durability—to ensure the workspace meets the needs of employees and visitors. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to make sure you get the best results.
JOS’ proven 7 step solution covers the entire journey thoroughly, with the goal of simplifying the process and minimising decision-making stress.
The first step in buying office furniture is to table requirements with a reputable supplier. With JOS, our dedicated sale team has a wealth of experience in fitting out businesses of all scales and sectors.
After understanding the project brief and requirements, our team of experts will advise on the overall workplace strategy, practicality and cost. Often, it could be needful to touch on details of materials, styles, sizes and finishes available, as well as design options that will suit the aesthetics and intention of the workspace.
Following initial discussions, clients get to select the finishes that best reflect the look and feel of the design concept. Depending on the type of furniture and its purpose, these may include wood, metal, glass or plastic. We may also consider optional extras such as soundproofing or safety features.
Once all materials and finishes have been selected, our workspace designer will create detailed plans, drawings, and renderings necessary for visual mockup and detailed space planning.
At the same time, we can ensure the setup and even individual furniture pieces meet all necessary health and safety requirements. During this stage, any last-minute changes can be made to ensure the final product and configuration fits perfectly into the new space.
When the workspace design is signed off, production begins in earnest. Some furniture pieces are made to order, while others are sourced from multiple locations for final assembly.
In the event of customisation, our team will source high-quality materials from trusted sources and manufacture each piece according to the exact specifications of the client’s design.
Delivery of products, final or in part, needs to synchronise with any concurrent renovation works to ensure overall project success.
When production is finished and delivered onsite, a team of experienced installers will begin assembly of the furniture in its designated areas. This is crucial for large pieces which are often not easily removable once assembled.
The specialists will also make sure all safety measures are in place while doing final quality and safety checks.
Once installation is complete, the JOS team will do a thorough walkthrough handover of the project deliverables to the client and key stakeholders. Here, we will also provide any necessary instructions on properly operating and maintaining the furniture.
With comprehensive aftersales service and warranty policies in place, our clients can rest assured that their investment is protected long into the future. This crucial last step ensures qualified technicians will be assigned to provide maintenance and repairs for the lifetime of office furniture, where applicable. Depending on the type of product, clients may also receive additional services such as free replacement parts or an extended warranty.
By following these seven steps when buying office furniture for a commercial property, one can ensure that the workspace is ready for the users of today and tomorrow.