We are Octopus Interiors, an Office Refurbishment company. We help small and medium sized businesses in London by fitting out their offices and making them really nice places to work from; comfortable – modern – attractive – practical. We are a main contractor, so we work directly for you and we provide all the materials and the skilled people with the tools and the paint pots to fit-out your new or existing office. We do studwalls & glass partition walls, carpet tiles, ceiling lights, data cabling, floor boxes & power, painting & decorating and many other services you may require. We also supply and install a fabulous range of office furniture.
As an SME ourselves, we’re extremely mindful of the impact the cost of London office occupancy has on your business. Our business is all about quality and value. Wherever we can provide a quality ‘without-compromise’ service or product at a lower price than our competitors, we do. And usually, we do !
We refurbish and fit-out offices in London. We usually work directly for you, the office occupier, and we do whatever you need us to do, small or large, simple or complex. That might be putting up a partition wall, or perhaps taking some down to make your office more open-plan. Or it might involve stripping the office back to its bare-bones and reinstating it to a much higher standard. But typically we are asked to do a wide variety of works, the majority of which involves some or all of the following aspects:
We supply and install an extensive range of office furniture that offers exceptional choice and value for both start-up and established companies of all sizes. We provide everything from inexpensive office desks, office chairs and breakout seating to high-end boardroom furniture, executive furniture and reception counters. Despite the exceptionally low price tag, our core range of office desks is designed and manufactured in Europe by one of the regions leading producers.
If you’re looking for new office space, we would like to help you make sure it’s the right size and shape before you commit to a lease and before you begin costly negotiations. We provide a building measuring and CAD space planning service, normally free of charge, to help you through this process and identify the right property as early as possible. We also offer measured surveys and CAD planning to companies wishing to re-configuring their existing offices
The job might seem the same, but the demands, complications and costs of office fit-out in Central London are far greater than in most other areas. Why? Because London property is more valuable, landlords are more demanding and regulation savvy, and they are understandably more protective of their properties and expect the highest standards from their tenants’ contractors. Buildings are bigger with multiple tenants who expect to be able continue their day to day business without the disruption of building works noise, and who don’t want to be put at risk of injury from unexpected encounters with builders carrying large, heavy or dangerous items up the stairs. Streets are narrow and busy so opportunities for unloading lorries are often severely restricted.
Because we’re based in Central London, and because most of our business is here too, we have a lot of experience and understanding of how it all works and we believe that we are better placed than most to provide a realistic and competitive service.
Our focus is Central London. This is where we are based and where we are able to provide the best & most efficient service, and a good level of interaction with our customers. But we also operate throughout London and the home counties so please do give us a try whatever your location in the South-East of England. We’ll be honest with you – if we don’t think we’ll be able to give you the time your project deserves, we’ll tell you.
We came about in a slightly unusual way. We started supplying office furniture in 1998 as a side-line to the main business activity of Octopus Telecom Ltd, a London based supplier of business telephone systems. In 2002 founder Crispin Maby sold the telecoms business but retained the office interiors interest, subsequently incorporating Octopus Interiors Limited. Crispin wanted to create a businsess based primarily on honesty, value for money and quality, and many years on he feels he has genuinely achieved just that.
And what about the future? Well, we’re mindful that we need to move with the times and update & adapt where necessary in order to provide our customers with exactly what they want, but our core values will always remain at the forefront of any change. We’re pleased with what we’ve achieved over 20 years in business and how our customers have received us. We believe there will always be a need for companies like ours, despite ever increasing on-line transactions of products and services, because what we do requires dedication, time and lots of face to face communication. Much of what we do can not be done effectively over the phone or internet.