More often than not, an office relocation is a clear indication that your business has grown. However, this growth does come with its struggles. Not only do you have to find an office in a suitable location. You must also consider factors such as, cost, timing, employee needs and company culture. Furthermore, you must also tackle the daunting task of moving your infrastructure. The amount of cabling and equipment you’ve accumulated over the years can be over whelming. This is where EIS steps in. Our team will assist you with the de-installation of your current system, design for your new premises, installation, and after care. The use of a professional cabling company will ensure that your requirements are met and your system’s operating to its maximum potential.
Data cabling for an Office Relocation
Our reliance on technology requires us to prioritise the data cabling in our offices. After all, our system’s only as good as the cables it runs on. For instance, CAT5 cabling has more limitations in comparison to Cat6. Due to the higher speeds of Cat6 cabling, you’ll be able to future proof your business. Allowing your business to take advantage of new technology.
Survey the new office
Before making a decision on a new premises, we advised you visually inspect the property. You should be aiming to understand the infrastructure capabilities of the new office. Analysing the physical layout will allow you to plan where your cabling, network, telecommunications, and power supplies can be installed.
Additionally, consider the construction of the building. Solid walls, solid ceiling, solid floor, or Suspended ceiling & flooring will all affect the total cost of your installation. Furthermore, listed buildings will have further restrictions that will hinder your vision. Understanding all the above will allow you to be better prepared when choosing a new office.
Designing a communications room for an office relocation may seem like a daunting task. There are many things to consider. For instance, the location of the comms room. Ideally you want the comms room in a easily accessible location but also away from the heart of your business. Having an isolated comms room means when maintenance is required you can be sure your employees are not getting distracted by engineers. Furthermore, there’s less risk of a trip slip or fall over the engineer’s tools or equipment.
With careful planning and execution designing a communications room can be a relatively easy process. Below are a few tips to help you get started:
- First, consider the size of your new space and what type of equipment you will need to accommodate. Will you need racks or cabinets? How many workstations will you need?
- Next, take into account the power and cooling requirements of your equipment. Will you need additional outlets or circuit breakers? Are there any special ventilation requirements?
- Once you have a good understanding of your equipment needs, you can begin planning the layout of your new communications room. Make sure to allow for plenty of space around each piece of equipment for easy access and maintenance.
- Finally, choose a reliable contractor to help you with the actual relocation and installation of your equipment. A good contractor will be able to ensure that your new space is properly configured and ready to go when you are.
Office Relocation (Lighting)
LED vs Traditional light bulbs
There are many factors to consider when relocating your office, and one of them is lighting. You want to make sure that your new space is well-lit so that employees can work comfortably and efficiently. But what kind of light bulbs should you use? LED or traditional?
LED light bulbs are more energy-efficient than traditional light bulbs, which can save you money in the long run. In addition, they require less maintenance as they last longer. However, they are more expensive upfront.
Traditional light bulbs are less expensive than LED bulbs, but they use more energy and need to be replaced more often.
So, which is the better option for your office relocation? LED or traditional light bulbs? It depends on your budget and your needs. Should you find an office that ticks all the boxes apart from lighting, its important that you factor this in your final decision. Planning ahead will prevent any unexpected spending.