3FOLD’s inception in April 2000 was as an interior and branding design company which valued the workplace as a vital element and tangible asset in the communication mix.
Since it’s infancy 3FOLD has delivered some exciting projects using interior space to accurately and effectively promote brand values whilst simultaneously communicating values and aspirations to staff and visitors. Please click on some of our clients to see a selection of our work.
In 2009 the Student Loans Company in Darlington won the British Council for Offices UK Design Award for the best recyled/refurbished property and in 2013 won the BCO UK Test of Time Award – a great accolade for longevity.
Our wealth of experience and knowledge offers you the opportunity to independently measure and assess whether your office space is being used efficiently and cost effectively.
We undertake how space is used by observational studies which determine utilisation of areas such as meeting rooms, coffee zones, reception, open plan areas.
We compile detailed inventories of existing furniture and storage which helps to determine the lifespan of existing products, what products can perhaps be refurbished or need to be replaced, and we can often inject ideas as to what new products are available to create better use of space.
We have been able to assist a number of clients on how the lifespan of existing products can be prolonged especially when budgets are tight and a ‘new look’ is still preferred.
Sustainability is high on our agenda and we can advise on how existing products can be re-cycled in an environmentally way. We are also able to advise on environmental and sustainable policies pertaining to manufacturers and new products.
We are aware of the ergonomic standards which pertain to furniture products (eg task seating) and can advise our clients in this regard.
We maintain relationships with approximately 70/80 quality manufacturers and keep abreast of new products and new designs being produced by these furniture makers. As a result we are able to recommend products which meet specific design and function criteria whilst being in alignment with a client’s budget.
With our intimate knowledge of furniture and loose items (often referred to as FF&E) we are able to advise and establish budgets which are tailored to the specific organisation.
We have assisted many procurement people within larger organisations or alternatively acted in this regard in the compilation of Tenders for furniture and loose items which clearly detail all the relevant BS standards which Tenderers must meet, whilst ensuring that all relevant specifications are included.
We are able to compile valid and specific evaluation matrices including scoring for all Tenders to ensure that the process is wholly impartial.
We can either work alongside procurement people or act independently in the review and consideration of Tender responses. In addition we are able to offer appropriate advice to unsuccessful Tenderers in post Tender interviews.
In many cases we have been asked to compile Tender documents and to issue same along with evaluation matrices to an agreed list of organisations and manufacturers, to review the responses, and to write a comprehensive report which makes recommendations on suitable vendors.
We have the experience and ability to offer a full order tracking facility to ensure delivery dates are met, and we follow this through by being on site to project manage deliveries. We also produce comprehensive snagging lists, and we maintain a full site presence until completion and handover.