The factors that decide required office space

5 Things to Consider When Deciding How Much Office Space You Need

If you’re starting a new business or just moving your current company to a new building, you’ll eventually need to ask yourself how much office space you need to run your day to day operations. Between desks, staff rooms, conference areas and even kitchen and storage space, there are a lot of things to consider before settling on square footage—and…
The requirements for successful shop fitting

Important shop fitting requirements

Shopfitting retail spaces must be a carefully planned to maximise the customer engagement. It’s advantageous to have some expert advice from professionals regarding floor plan, customer movement, product positioning and other aspects of the outlet. Whether it’s a large space or small, good planning and layout can really make a huge difference. Given below are some important tips to keep…
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Pub renovation ideas

Invest, renovate, innovate... The face of pubs has changed a great deal over the last thirty years. Consumers have lots more choice, access to media, and have higher expectations of service providers. The successful establishments have developed an agile, approach to their sales and marketing strategies. To be in the game a landlord needs to be adaptable, tailoring their service…
A focus on bespoke joinery work

What is bespoke joinery?

Bespoke joinery is basically customised joinery in which the customers are able to give their inputs and have a general idea on how they want their woodwork handled. Customised joinery is quite useful and allows customers to maximise storage space as well as optimise additional space in the location. Even though furniture bought from a shop can be nice and…
How to enhance a maintenance project of a commercial property.

Successful commercial property maintenance

Keeping a commercial property well maintained is a real skill because quite simply there is so much to consider. However, by paying attention to the five key areas listed below, in our opinion, you can ensure that you manage all of your commercial properties with success. Have excellent communication skills When maintaining a commercial property, you need to keep your…
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On Site Saturday’s at Solihull Arden Club for Lake Contracts.

Even at the weekend we continue to work. Today, we are fitting floor layers laying latex. So far we're on schedule and on budget but we won't run for prime minster! No work tomorrow, we don't work on a Sunday, as a family run and family orientated business we believe Sunday's are for Families plus as we're on schedule there's…
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Shopfit Project for H&M Hits the Headlines

At Lake Contracts we always aim to please, especially clients who are launching something for the first time - and our recent colloboration with H&M Home as earned significant praise from the press. High Street retailer H&M launched their H&M Home brand within Selfridges Manchester and asked Lake Contracts, specialist shopfit experts to develop the space. The client and their…