A good office interior design in Kenya is one that as far as possible uses Kenyan produced building materials. A good office interior design speaks volumes of the materials used that constitute to its final finish. Use of Kenyan sourced materials from a nearby manufacturing site not only helps cut costs but also make products greener by cutting down on transportation distances, which lowers greenhouse gas emission. The Association of Designers of Kenya puts an emphasis on green buildings. what we put into our building influences our well-being. By choosing local materials for the finishes of your office interior design project in Kenya, we are increasing our chances of having a better quality of life inside our buildings. Keeping in mind that air and water quality are essential to all of us regardless of where we live or work, having a sustainable climate outside of our offices and buildings is important to the climate in our of our offices and buildings.
A good office interior design and fit-out is one that promotes monitoring and reviewing systems focusing on specific outcomes of work carried out in an office such as improved timescales, turnover, output, sales, etc. Office interior design aims at employee and customer satisfaction through the ease at which they can perform transactions or duties. An office layout
that eliminates the need for redundant movements or unnecessary task completion
toward common goals helps employees to feel more accomplished.
You have heard of Kenyan office workers who have a coat at there desk and take french leave. An efficient office design facilitates ease of
supervision. An office manager or supervisor should have little difficulty focusing on
his work, and will still be available to supervise employees. Office interior design creates room for the manager to easily check productivity and
move through the office space fluidly.
Most employees spend a majority of their time
working inside offices buildings. The office room conditions, the office
design, affect employee's work productivity. Office layout is an important part
of the overall business culture and success. A good office interior design is not only
functional and elegant; it provides comfortable work areas for your staff.
There are basically three main types of office layouts.
The two traditional office layouts are partitioned offices and open plan
offices while the third contemporary office is the virtual office. Here we will
discuss to some detail on the two traditional office layouts; we will not discuss
virtual office much here. We will however give you the pros and cons of all the
three kinds of office interior designs.
It's essential when designing a modern office fit-out that it should serve everybody equally and be totally inclusive of the community as a whole, including people with disabilities. Using insights gained over the years enables us to create unique stylish solutions for people with special needs who have to cope with real life access and mobility difficulties every day. Remaining flexible throughout the office design and fit-out process is the key. Careful planning goes into every aspect of our office interior design and fit-outs to ensure they are accessible to all levels of mobility.
Why do we emphasis on the use of local building materials for your office interior design project in Kenya? We need to ensure that what we select, produce and install has all the right elements to promote a sustainable future.
Use of gypsum in office interior design
We recommend the use of gypsum boards for office wall partitioning and ceiling construction. Gypsum is a mineral mined in Kenya and we have local manufacturing. Gypsum gives a comfortable and aesthetic ambiance as office interior construction material. It is a nature’s product that is commonly available. It is free of odor. Nowadays many of the interior and the exterior construction features are mostly governed by gypsum construction or gypsum products.
The advancement of gypsum construction in office interior design is due to its reduced time and cost of construction. Gypsum is desirable in office interior design for its fire resistance and acoustic properties for noise insulation. The resistance of gypsum against fire is due to the presence of water that is present within gypsum products in a crystallized form.
A gypsum plaster board of 15 mm thickness would possess almost 3 liters of crystallized water within it. When fire approaches the the gypsum board, the crystallized water undergoes evaporation resulting in a protective layer covering the gypsum office wall partition or ceiling. This helps in stopping the spread of fire.
Acoustic properties of gypsum suitable for office interior design
Gypsum boards for office wall partitions and ceiling construction are developed to focus on sound insulation properties. Other office interior construction methods like masonry would act good, and was in the past commonly used in a higher thickness that now is found less demanding compared to gypsum boards.
Gypsum plasterboard is specially designed for noise reduction and prevents reverberation. Incorporating an air space between two solid gypsum wall bring higher acoustic performances, by restricting the noise to pass through. For example, instead of a masonry wall of 110 mm thickness, we can install a drywall of 75 mm thickness to achieve same sound performance.