KOVA is a London-based company offering Office Refurbishment, Office Fit Out and a wide range of interior designs. At KOVA we believe in finding the very best solution for every company we work with. Whatever the size of project, we take the time to understand your requirements and help you to develop a vision of your corporate image.
Because we like to build a relationship with our clients, we never outsource our work but always employ direct, ensuring a high grade of workmanship and giving our clients excellent value for money. The Director you first meet will be there to guide you through each step of the process, from initial quotation to completion.
Whether you are looking for a complete refurbishment, moving to a new building, or simply rethinking the space you have, our comprehensive service will provide you with a one-stop solution, whatever your budget.
Our dedicated team is on hand to deliver your project on time, within budget, and with minimal disruption – in fact, to your complete satisfaction.
- Office Refurbishment
- Office Fit Out
- Office Interiors
- Shop Fit Out
- Suspended Ceilings
- Office Furniture
- Glass & Solid Partitioning
KOVA ensure a high grade of workmanship and will bring style and professionalism to any project
Why choose Kova?
At Kova we pride our self on providing quality service at very competitive rates. One of the reasons we are able to achieve this is that we employ labour directly, no third parties or mediators, allowing us to maintain high quality services at unbeatable prices. We take unique approach on every project, guiding client on every step of the way, so in turns, together we could create the desirable result. Still in doubt? Get in touch with us for free, no obligation quote and see for yourself!
We want our new workplace to be fun (think Google)! Can Kova help?
Most of the day people spend their time at work, studies show that reinforcing feeling of enthusiasm at work place dramatically increase business productivity! And let’s face it – if we enjoy something we are constantly strive to be better at it. So why not make your workstation fun and joyful place to be? Kova can bring in new design ideas, freshen up business image, provide different options with layouts, plans, images, 3D visualisations and walkthrough. So there is always plenty to choose from with Kova!
Can you give us an indication of your prices?
We constantly looking for the ways to reduce our cost, so we would be able to provide the best possible price to our clients, while still remain quality and excellence for which Kova is so well known. We have number of partners and suppliers with whom we have developed relationship over many years, so now we can get discounts which other companies cannot. This gives us that additional edge over the competition, in fact we are so confident in our prices that we encourage our potential clients to get a second opinion and compare our unbeatable prices with other companies.
We have very limited time frame and tight deadlines. Can Kova manage?
We always looking for a challenge! Our accumulated experience allows us accurately predict how long each and every step of the project will take, making it easier to hit the targets and fit in to tight deadlines. We understand that sometimes unpredictable circumstances force clients to delay the decision on the project up to very last minute, so we took a measurements to compensate for that as well – additional labour, working out of normal hours and carry on with the project over the weekends; we are no strangers to all of these things. So if you think there is no chance to fit your project in timeframe you have, give us a call and let us prove you wrong!
Questions to ask before redesigning an office space
Redesigning your office space can help rejuvenate the workplace, free up space and boost staff productivity and morale. In today’s financial scenario, many companies prefer office refurbishment to relocation. If you are planning to redesign your office space, you need to ask yourself some questions. This can help you get the most out of your refurbishment project.
Questions to ask yourself
Why do you want to refurbish your office space?
Identify the reasons for why you want to refurbish your office. You may want to create some extra storage space, upgrade your telecomm infrastructure or reorganise your office space to maximise its potential. You may want to transform your office environment into green or improve your company’s image. Sometimes, office refurbishment may be necessary to comply with the legislation. Identifying the exact reasons can help you ensure whether the finished results satisfy your company’s needs fully.
Have you created an accurate budget?
Before starting the renovation work, you need to ensure that you have formulated an accurate budget. Consider all the costs associated with the project, including professional charges, legal expenses, cost of buying new equipment and/or furniture and upgrade expenses. Consider how much time will take to complete the project. Also consider having a back plan that would work in case the work takes longer time or cost more than expected.
Will your redesigning plan inspire your staff?
The layout of your office redesign needs to impact your employees in terms of comfort and motivation. Ensure whether the refurbishment project will reflect the culture of your business and its objectives. If possible, you can plan to transform your office to a pleasurable workplace, where your employees can interact with each other, be more productive and creative and move your company forward.
Do your staffs know about the refurbishment plan?
Make sure that all your employees know about the refurbishment plan. Involving employees in the office redesigning plan and process can help improve their morale. It also helps them understand about the organisation’s plans. It is also advisable to get the opinions of your staff and try to address their issues. This not only helps to make the renovation process go smoothly and quickly, but also helps you get the most out of the project.
Do you need to move furniture? If so to what extent?
Ensure whether your refurbishment project requires moving furniture. People usually find it difficult to break a habit. Hence, be careful while planning where your staff will sit. A well planned change can help improve the productivity of your employees, while maximizing the floor space.
What furniture will be ideal for the refurbished office space?
Office furniture plays a crucial role in creating a perfect office environment. Decide how useful your existing furniture is. Determine whether they are suitable to the working style of your employees and to the look of your new office space. You can consider buying new furniture pieces for your office. Before making investment in new furniture pieces, determine the look and feel of the office upon completion of the redesigning work.
Ask yourself whether the furniture you want to buy is ergonomically designed. Studies show that many days lost every year due to work related injuries like back pain. Buying ergonomic furniture can help you save money in the long run, whilst improving the efficiency and comfort of your employees.
Do you know about your responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010?
Equality Act 2010 is designed to put an end to discrimination. It places some responsibilities on employers of disabled people. While undertaking an office redesigning project, it is crucial to ensure that it complies with the Equality Act. You need to know your responsibilities under the act, so that you can avoid doing any refurbishment work that could put your disabled employee at a disadvantage.
Is the office refurbishment company you are considering trustworthy?
Getting the office redesigning work done by experienced professionals can help save time and money. However, it is important to choose the right office refurbishment company.
Here are some questions to ask the refurbishment company to ensure their trustworthiness and efficiency.
- Ask how long the company has been in business. Ensure whether they have sufficient experience in handling similar projects and are good at sticking to a budget.
- Ask whether the company will offer services like office space audits and feasibility studies to estimate your space needs.
- Ask whether they can offer full cost estimates, interior designing services and technical services like air conditioning, heating and ventilation, electrical design and installation, plumbing and IT ad telephony cabling installation or moving.
- Enquire whether they will offer guidance in choosing and buying furniture for your office.
- Ask about their experience and knowledge on Equality Act to ensure that your redesigned office will comply.
- Ensure whether they are willing to offer quality references of past refurbishment works and whether will arrange for you to site visits to see the projects they have done or projects in progress.
- Ask whether they will guarantee to complete the project on time and within budget.
- Ask whether they have their own health and safety experts.
- Make sure whether they have the essential insurance cover.
- Check whether the refurbishment company is environmentally conscious and can design and build a green office for you.
Have you obtained all necessary approvals?
Before starting the office renovation work, make sure that you have obtained approval from the landlord, fire department, health and safety officer, planning officer and building regulations department.
Do you have insurance cover for every possible event?
While redesigning your office space, you may come across many insurance related issues. It is therefore advisable to review your levels of existing insurance cover and ensure whether any changes are required. You can consult with your office redesigning partner to know about major areas of cover relevant to various stages of refurbishment. Effective risk management is important to reduce exposure to accusations of error, negligence and/or omission.