Building a new office block
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Building a new office block

We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

Building a new office block

Benefits Of Polished Concrete For Your Kitchen Floor

Troy Medina

If you're looking for beautiful flooring for your kitchen or other areas of the home, why not consider polished concrete? Read on to discover the benefits of this flooring option.

Earthy Appeal

Polished concrete creates attractive, earthy surfaces with its combination of aggregates and shiny finish. Typically, the cement will contain pebbles or other elements, and the polishing process brings out their shapes to create organic textures across the flooring. You can add colourful stones in blues and yellows or else stick with grey pebbles. Additionally, the cement can have pigments within, or it can be neutral. Even in a neutral grey with minimal aggregates, a polished floor evokes a warm, organic aesthetic. The mirror polish prevents it from looking dull and flat.

Seamless Look

Many flooring options use individual units of one material or another, be it planks of timber or tiles of ceramic or stone. Because these surfaces use multiple units, they display the detail of numerous joins across the floor. Polished concrete, though, is relatively unique in hard surfaces in that it forms one continuous surface without visual breaks or interruptions. In combination with its shiny finish, this creates a super calm and minimal look that is beautiful to gaze upon. 


The polishing process gives these surfaces a lustrous finish, which offers a clean and sparkling feeling in a kitchen. Gleaming surfaces reflect light around the space also, creating a brighter ambience. The room will rely less on artificial lighting so you'll save on energy costs in the long run.

Combine With Rugs

You can create polished concrete in many areas of the home, including living areas. To add a warming touch, place rugs at strategic positions around a couch or dining table. Permanent wall-to-wall carpet can harbour grime and dust, which builds up over time. However, you can change rugs whenever they need a refresh or if you feel the urge to redecorate. Without fibres that trap debris, concrete floors are more hygienic and less likely to cause problems for allergy sufferers. 


Concrete is exceptionally durable and perfect even for high traffic areas such as kitchens. Concrete polishing involves sanding, using finer and finer grits—plus, a hardener goes over the top once the shine is complete. It's water and chemical resistant and is even suitable for garages and other areas that carry loads. A hard concrete surface will handle high heels and other kinds of wear with a robust cover that resists scuffing and marking.

For more information about concrete polishing, reach out to a professional near you.