Before and During Your Fit Out Process

When considering a new look for your premises, you may have many ideas in mind of how you would like it all to piece together nicely. For our new clients, that’s exactly what we do – we have your thoughts and requirements in mind through the beginning to the end of completion!

With shop fitting teams working across Greater London and the South East, The ABS Group tailors our approach to suit to your needs.

When our team are assigned to your project, we meet with you prior to project commencement to discuss your expectations and briefly outline the project timeline.

This also allows you to both put a face to the name, so to speak. As reassurance for both parties, a construction contract outlining the terms and conditions, and comprising payment terms, are commonly signed prior to initiating works.

We like to negotiate the project’s planning stages quickly and efficiently, getting the process in motion with our client.

As a retailer in a shopping centre or high street restaurant, our Management and Designers can provide a bespoke service solution designed to meet the needs of your project from conception through to completion, giving you a single point of contact allowing you to concentrate on your core business.

Essentially, the only reason a you would need to communicate with centre management regarding the shop build, is to sign off on the costings. Any further issues and interactions will be handled by us.

Our site foreman will then receive the relevant information and know the project inside out, consequently able to answer any queries you may have concerning the build.

The ABS Group can help you with all aspects of shop fitting and store development, offering a full range of design, planning & construction services to suit your requirements.

Our overall services are as follows:

  • Shopfitting
  • Interior Design & Space Planning
  • Office Furniture
  • Commercial Fit Out & Refurbishment
  • Project Management
  • Move Management

If you would like to find out more information on our services or would like to speak to a member of the team about a query, please get in contact with us today on 01245 360060. Alternatively, you can reach us via our email address –


Why Choose Us at The ABS Group?

2018 may present a time for change in terms of your future plans on your mind, with a broad technical and operational experience in many Fit Out and Building Refurbishment projects for both the Public and Private Sectors, The ABS Group are best to carry out your specific requirements – but why choose us?

With 20 years business experience to our bow, integrity and fairness are paramount of The ABS Group, whether we are dealing with customers, suppliers or fellow team members – honesty is simply the best policy.

We the bar set high in terms of delivering projects to a high and expert standard across the country, Owner Tony Croft and the team dedicate time and precision to ensure each project is completed safely and promptly.

With this in mind, the experience of our team is essential when it comes to taking on the type of projects that we carry out. Our proven track record ensures that projects will be done right and with the utmost professionalism.

The ABS Group’s craftsmanship, functionality and value include a hands-on management style and personal attention to clients, we handle larger projects with consummate ease.

Besides providing outstanding field work, we also undertake detailed estimating, proposals, permitting, as well as the coordination of the projects. This is essential to a successful outcome – our quality construction continues after the close of the project.

We commit ourselves to get any job done in the timeliest manner as possible, using the latest tools, techniques, and technology to complete the job.

Many of the projects that The ABS Group complete are designed by them using state of the art software. We also use drawings in house to determine a project and what it will look like, this can ensure that the project is designed to your specifications and budget – while ensuring cost effective designs.

We want the client to be happy with their project, now and long into the future. Detailed plans also allow the project to be more precisely estimated and eliminates questions in the field.

Providing clients a complete service package, The ABS Group guides clients through every step of the building process, from design to material discussion, budget to site arrangement. They consider the details of a project from the start-up, preparing the way for a smooth and positive construction experience.

The ABS Group is sincerely interested in the safety of their employees, the public, and our operations. They have a Safety Program and their employees are continually trained on safety issues.

Our overall services are as follows:

  • Shopfitting
  • Interior Design & Space Planning
  • Office Furniture
  • Commercial Fit Out & Refurbishment
  • Project Management
  • Move Management

If you would like to find out more information on our services at The ABS Group, or would like to speak to a member of the team about a query, please get in contact with us today on 01245 360060.

Top Office Design Tips to Cultivate Inspiration

If productivity has decreased and staff creative spark is little more than a faint flicker, pointing an accusatory finger and gruffly questioning their work ethic is likely to shatter any lingering morale.

In most cases, employee production and joy is closely linked to their atmosphere, which means the right working area can greatly increase efficiency and exuberance in one fell swoop.

Rather than paying a small fortune installing a driving range or a hammock for every employee, though, all it takes is a dollop of inventiveness and a bit of your time to foster a creative environment.

Brighten the Space

Nobody wants to work in an environment where the walls are a murky shade of grey and the staff room wouldn’t look out of place in the Shawshank Redemption. Consequently, it pays to familiarise yourself with colour theory, which attributes certain feelings to colours (blue is stabilising, red is energising, for example) and allows you to strike the right balance in your office

Welcome Natural Lighting

It’s hardly a secret that natural light benefits our health and boosts creativity, so if your office isn’t making the most of its natural light sources, it’s time to change your viewpoint. Additionally, exposure to daylight leads to more restful sleep in the evening and can alleviate workplace stress and depression.

Grab Some Greenery

It may sound simple, but by providing in a range of office plants for your workplace, the collective wellbeing and productivity of your employees – not to mention the profitability of your company – will improve dramatically. In fact, studies have shown up to 50 per cent of office-based workers would work an extra hour a day if they liked their surroundings. Winner!

Clear the Clutter

Walk into any office around the globe and you’ll find workspaces littered with more clutter than you can shake a stick at – but this apparent desk-based disorder could be detrimental to your employees’ productivity and creativity. As a result, try to encourage a clear desk policy and ask employees to avoid unnecessary paperwork, which should also cut down on waste in the workplace.

Embrace Ergonomics

If your employees sit in uncomfortable office chairs and are hunched over an unsuitable desk for eight hours a day, it’s highly unlikely to foster a creative environment. Therefore, make sure you embrace ergonomics and invest in specially designed office chairs, as well as encouraging your employees to sit properly to avoid any long-term damage to their bodies.