The Benefits of Under Floor Air-Conditioning

Refurbishing office buildings designed long before air-conditioning was even a glint in the eye of engineers is the thing of nightmares for office refurbishment companies. The internal structures are stripped back to the core and with low ceilings, little rom is left to install the mechanics demanded in a modern society. A conventional air conditioning system which needs to be installed in the ceiling can take up to 900mm of valuable office space. But if fully conditioned air is fed through zonal units in the floor space and then and recycled it would only need 200-300mm.

The benefits of such are system are extensive. The air-conditioning ducts in the floor space would allow zonal working temperatures for added comfort of individual workers. There would be an improved air-quality as the fresh air would be delivered a floor level rather allowing for a better air flow pattern. Construction costs would be lower for refurbishing buildings as raised flooring is cheaper than creating ceiling space. Improved employee satisfaction as research is being gathered which shows productivity increases when individuals are given greater control of their environment.

For more information on underfloor air-conditioning click here.

Ozone Commence Project For Standard Life Investments

Ozone Interiors have started work on a full CAT B strip out for landlords, Standard Life Investments prior to the building which was previously occupied by Bacardi, being rented out to new tenants. The offices which are in Winchester cover 6000 square feet and will be returned to CAT A status.

The Benefits Of Living Office Walls

Living or green walls on the external of office buildings are becoming increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why. Apart from the aesthetic reasons, they create green spaces in concrete cities, absorb pollution and attract insects and other wildlife, all of which are good for our environment. But why restrict green walls to the outside? Probably unbeknown to most, offices can also harbour air pollution, created by various toxins in certain types of furniture. One wall can contain up to 1000 plants which filter the air and create energy-rich oxygen.  Living walls can also create acoustic barriers. Many of today’s offices are open plan and the noise levels can be high but the plants absorb some of this sound which would otherwise bounce of hard surfaces.

The physiological benefits can also be huge with green walls being seen as having relaxing and calming, therapeutic effects. This can result in higher productivity which ultimately improves business.

Click here to read more about the benefit of office plants.

Living or green walls can be hired on a long term or short term basis or they can be bought outright. They can be moveable or static and come in all shapes and sizes. If you would like to know more about living walls please give us a call or email us at info@ozoneinteriors.com.

 

 

 

Office Design Expert Tips to Follow

Designing or redesigning your office space can be a daunting prospect but if you have an idea in your mind of what you would like but cannot quite make the whole plan come together consider these tips. Once you’ve got a full grasp on what is possible and what you really should be considering you’ll be in a much better position to put together a budget for your project. Of course Ozone Interiors are here to guide you through the whole process and will come up with comprehensive costings but it’s always a good idea not to be completely in the dark when you’re approaching a sizeable spend.

  1. Consider how you can improve the space in your offices if you’re looking to expand now or in the future. Walls can be removed to create open plan space or partitions can be installed to create privacy.
  2. What impression do you want to give clients and prospective employees? Attractive office space can lead to staff retention and satisfaction which in the long run leads to increased productivity. Clients will be more impressed by modern offices that truly reflect your business.
  3. Ensure you make the most of any natural light available to you which can improve focus and attentiveness.
  4. Create break out areas that your staff want to spend time in. Not some grimy kitchen tucked away in the corner but an open space where people can relax and socialise in their break time which will encourage communication.
  5. Remember storage. A cluttered workspace gives the impression of disorganisation and can impact of people’s ability to work efficiently. Today there are some amazing storage solutions available for every office space.
  6. Choose the best office furniture your budget will allow. You and your staff will be spending a lot of time sitting behind desks so make sure that you’re comfortable. Many work hours are lost each year from back pain and other medical conditions caused by shoddy office furniture.

For any advice on office fit-out and refurbishment please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Ozone Reach For The Stars!

Ozone are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a refurbishment and furniture contract by Reaction Engines, an Oxford based company supported by the UK Space Agency, ESA and NASA  pioneering the next generation of hypersonic and space access propulsion.

Reaction engines are developing SABRE, a Synergetic Air Breathing Rocket Engine which will have the fuel efficiency of a jet engine but the power and high speed ability of a rocket engine.