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What Should I Expect From a 3D Design & Concept Consultation?

3D design is one of the best ways to help you render a design for your business remodel or office refurbishment. When you’re starting this process, one of the first steps you need to do is a consultation for the design.

This doesn’t have to be an intimidating experience if you know what to expect and the right questions to ask.

Here’s what you should expect from a 3D design consultation.

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cafe fitouts central coast

5 Tips for Your Cafe Interior Fitout

Did you know that 60% of new eateries and cafes fail within the first year? The lack of proper management and preparation along with a poorly designed cafe interior is a recipe for failure.

It takes the average person about 3 seconds to register a negative opinion about your business, which means that the layout and design of your cafe are essential for success.

If you are new in the cafe industry or looking to spice up your cafe interior, there are some key factors that you must pay attention to, or else you could become part of the statistic of failure.

The problem is, how can you know what will actually work and attract customers, without wasting a bunch of money on designs that do not work?
Thankfully, we did that research for you, keep reading to discover how you can create the cafe interior of your dreams, draw in more customers, and skyrocket your cafe business!

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Desk Life: How to Create an Ergonomic Workstation

How often do you end a workday feeling like a bus hit you? Stiff neck, fatigue, back pain — it all comes from an uncomfortable working environment.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Ergonomics is the practice of adjusting a workplace to make employees more comfortable and productive. Bad workplace ergonomics results in fatigue, posture changes, and even musculoskeletal injuries.

But how do you get all these benefits and boost your office productivity? Keep reading for a complete, step-by-step guide on how to create an ergonomic workstation. (more…)

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WINNER! OUTSTANDING SERVICE & TRADE

Hurray

Spoke Building and Interiors WON the Business Award for Trade & Services last night at Mingara. Thank you to all our clients & to everyone who voted!

MIKE

Dip. of building and construction, Dip. of Project Management

Michael has over 29 years experience in the construction industry and has an active passion for building. His keen eye for detail and thinking outside the box produces unique solutions in a practical way. Michael loves his job and its passion for building which makes Spoke one of the market leaders in innovation. Mike likes designing & building things, tools & family. His favourite drink is rum.
“An obstacle maybe either a stepping stone or a stumbling block”

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JEFF

Jeff is a construction project manager at Spoke and works both onsite and in the office. Jeff has many years of experience in Project Management working previously with one of the largest Central Coast commercial construction companies. Jeff has a background in quality management and is focused on the delivery of projects for Spokes clients with an aim of a high level of attention to detail and communication throughout the entirety of the job.
Outside of work Jeff enjoys Cycling, Boating and spending time with his family and “Living the dream “.

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”
Confucius

staff award

The Local Business Awards acknowledge outstanding local businesses and their people who go above and beyond.

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benefits of standing desks

5 Awesome Health Benefits of Sit Stand Desks

Sitting is dangerous. In fact, people who sit for prolonged periods are 147% more likely to experience a heart attack.

Heart disease is not the only risk associated with a sedentary lifestyle. It also deteriorates leg and gluteal muscles, increases risk of diabetes, causes varicose veins and even leads to deep vein thrombosis. That’s right — sitting can be fatal.

Thankfully, there are many preventative measures people can take to decrease these risks of disease. One of them is to invest in a standing desk.

To find out more benefits of standing desks, check out the guide below.

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5 Ways a Shop Fitout Can Boost Your Staff Productivity and Motivation

Did you know that happy employees are 20% more productive?

Even more surprising, did you know that office design contributes to employee happiness? Many companies focus on the financial reward structure that they offer to employees. However, more and more companies are now thinking about how their office design affects their workers. 

Could a better design and more modern setup help your employees to be more productive?

Check out our guide to why an office fitout can release the hidden potential in your workforce.

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office clutter

Want to improve your Office environment?

These Extras Will Make Your Staff Much Happier

There is much to be said for a happy workforce. Everybody wants to feel happy, confident and secure in the workplace, and it is a bonus for both employer and employee., it’s in everybody’s best interest to better the office environment, and provide the happiest, most productive and healthiest atmosphere possible.

Below we’ve listed are a few basic triggers to get you taking in the bigger picture; changes which, whilst only small, can make a big difference to the daily life of everyone working in the environment.

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office clutter

5 Items That Are Clogging Up Your Office Space

As the old saying goes, “Clean Space, Clean Mind”. And as it happens, it’s true. 

The correlation between office clutter and productivity is well-documented. Studies show that a cluttered and chaotic workspace can restrict brain focus, reduce productivity and increase stress levels. Not only that, but research suggests that disorganised employees can cost managers up to 10 percent of their salary, impacting overall profitability. 

In short, clutter is bad for business. Keep reading to learn more.

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restaurant fitout and design central coast

5 Hottest Trends for Restaurant and Cafe Fitouts

Few businesses face the kind of competition as a restaurant. Unlike a movie, a book, or an event, people look for reasons not to come back to a restaurant. You face an uphill battle to gain trust and loyalty.

Couple this with the average opening cost breakdown (and an upper window of 12 months to becoming profitable) and you have an even tougher job.

Getting the right cafe fitouts goes a long way to keeping customers interested. With so much competition, you can’t start designing without knowing the trends

Read on for a rundown of modern cafe design wins. (more…)

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