“The team at Oyster have worked with db Interiors on numerous projects within the wider portfolio. Within the Millennium Centre they have completed landlord and or tenant works for Veolia, Intercity, Hantec, Streamland Honey and IMPAC. Their process enables projects to be completed quickly from concept to completion, while maintaining a high level of quality in the finished product. While they are a design led project management firm, they realise that fit outs have to be on budget for it to work for the tenant and ultimately for a lease to proceed. The Speed and efficiency of the team allow all information to be provided to assist our tenants in making important decisions e.g. do they fit, timing of the fitout component, costings and affordability. We appreciate them helping and advising our tenants on the fit out manuals which are required to meet our best practices and insurances. Through the initial process they liaise well between tenant and landlord in view of a achieving a successful outcome and helping the project hit all of its objectives.When any issues/concerns arise throughout a project, the team have been approachable and happy to discuss face to face which has assisted in arriving at the best outcome for all parties. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending db Interiors as a great partner for any project from small to large. Their attention to detail, clarity of scope and design, coupled with strong project management has led to great outcomes within our assets.”
Lani O’BrienOyster Management Ltd
The directors of Ray White consulted with DB Interiors right from the concept stage in order to get our fantastic new office space here at 131 Port Road. DB Interiors played a crucial role in managing the look and feel design from the start. DB Interiors were proactive in their approach while running out progressive budgeting after key design revisions.They listened to our needs and while keeping the space functional and clean, they maximised the floor space to get the best return on investment for us. In turn the space we have ended with achieved above all expectations in terms of timing, budget and the look and feel. We would highly recommend engaging DB Interiors right from the start to establish exactly what you need, help finalise the brief, get clear understanding of the deliverables right at the beginning of the project while setting clear expectations to clearly define your needs and be assured it is a successful project. The delivery was a smooth transition and while it seemed as though it would be a push to meet move-in day we did, and overall it was a very successful project. For any company looking to relocate or refit, we would only recommend DB Interiors as they have proven over the years their consistency of design and delivery.
DB Interiors has managed fit out works for AMP Capital on a building in Auckland. The process through original concept, design, pricing and eventual project management was handled very professionally and having all those services under the DB banner made the process very smooth and easy to navigate. They have a strong team with well experienced individuals that can deliver requirements across the board and also have enough support to manage any situations that may arise.
Craig CooteSenior Asset Manager
“DB Interiors have been instrumental in assisting with the leasing of a tricky vacancy in my property at 5 High St. The character tenancy was empty and did not have a meeting room. DB did some render showing indicative layout options, and provided these very quickly and cost effectively. I could then share these with the agents and shortly thereafter we got the tenancy leased. DB then carried out the small amount of works that the tenant required in a professional manner.
Whilst this was a small job for them in terms of both renders and works, it added a lot of value to the leasing process and therefore to the owners.”
“From conception to completion DB interiors delivered an inspirational yet highly functional office design on time and within budget. They took care of everything from the onset and keep us informed every step of the way. The design team really listened to what we were wanting and came up with a fantastic concept. It was great having a dedicated project manager who oversaw the installation and feature lighting. He was very approachable and happy to answer any queries we had. We chose DB interiors not only because of their solid reputation but because they have been around for 50 years and are local. Any visitors coming into our new office space compliment us on having a fresh modern innovated environment which reflects our company values. I would strongly recommend DB Interiors to anyone needing direction and support in pulling their ideas together into a reality.”
“We entered into an RFP for the refit and extension of our office. DB Interiors provided a proposed design and a quote that was very competitive and within our expectations. They planned out the project in some detail and managed the project over one of our busiest times of the year, while still enabling us to utilise the remaining office space and facilities. We had a dedicated and very accommodating project and site manager which made the management of the project through on central point much more pragmatic and effective. Like any project, once you start there is always things you want to vary and these contract variations were dealt with in a very constructive manner with transparent and fair pricing. In addition the loose ends to wrap-up the project were also followed up, even when some were probably outside the project scope or late variation requests. Overall we were very pleased with the work undertaken by DB interiors. Our team love the new office environment and visitors to our office appreciate the new facilities and fresh look.”
Colin HendersonManaging Partner
“We found the quality of the furniture to be of a high standard and throughout the purchasing and installation process we were keep well informed of progress.”
Mike Hughes, Site ManagerNorthland Regional Corrections Facility
“We retained your firm again as we enjoyed working with you when you completed our prior office fit out nine years ago – that fit out proved to be very functional and effective for the full nine years and it is still in excellent condition after intensive use. There is always some trepidation when a new office fit out is commissioned as to whether or not is will ‘work’. We utilised your design and layout process because the previous fit out had been so successful and accepted your recommendations for equipment, layout, colour coordination and office functionality. The Pure workstation configuration is practical, functional and aesthetically pleasing. The results speaks for itself – our team members are all readily enjoying the new environment. We have received many compliments from clients as to layout and colour coordination and this has greatly eased the transition to a new location.”
“They took over a bare attic and delivered a finished product, fully furnished, on time and on budget, that we believe is now the finest office in the Far North!”
M W Simm, Executive Director
“I know I speak for myself and the Board of Directors when I say we have been blown away by the transformation of our offices and Chapel. From the outset we put some very tight parameters on you and your team to work within, you made a difficult job seem easy. Initially you managed to come up with a new concept for our refreshment ‘Iounge that utilised the current layout but enhanced the usability of the space and modernised the whole room . This has proved to be very successful with many favourable comments regarding the furnishings and decor.”
“We would like to express our appreciation and thanks for our new office environment. The new “System 70″ partitioning and management suite modules work extremely well in our office. It has given us more workspace and a quieter work environment. The staff enjoy their own “offices” with more workbench and storage space to utilise. Employee productivity has increased which has been a real benefit to us. We are grateful for your services in providing a smooth transition from our open plan office to the new individual workstation office plan. Our clients have also remarked on the new office layout, which gives both our employees and clients more privacy.”
S L McLean
“Sudburys engaged DB Interiors with a design brief to lift our team productivity and workflow processes. DB interiors offered us more than just a product. They offered us a solution displaying extensive understanding and experience with regard to office systems and workflows. The quality of their products and their knowledge of effective workflow environments has benefited our business operation. The funds invested in DB Interior’s products are already seeing returns. Our team are thoroughly enjoying their new work environment and as Directors we are excited to see the gained efficiency. This has been money well spent!”
“The big advantage of using DB Interiors for our building fit-out came from the direct and quick communications between the DB Interiors personnel who were managing the construction and us the customer. The multitude of decisions, changes, and add-ons that arose during the project were quickly discussed and resolved. We dealt with primarily one person and DB Interiors took care of the rest: design; builders; painters; electricians; councils and consents etc. We are very pleased with our decision to use DB Interiors for our building fit-out and believe it has produced significant cost savings. I am happy to recommend them for similar projects.”
“He mihi maioha ki a DB Interiors Ltd. To acknowledge your professional contributions in transforming our work environment. Your commitment in providing us with an excellent service and acting with integrity is deeply appreciated.”
Gwen Tepania-PalmerExecutive Chair
“Thank you from all of us to you and the team for your efforts to ensure a smooth delivery of the project. We are all delighted with our new premises and very happy indeed with the results. ”
“Letter of Reference having contracted the team at DB Interiors for the fit out of our commercial office space, I was very impressed by the interior design plans they produced and the way they took care of all our needs. DB Interiors helped with the construction of the project, as well as carrying out the paintwork, installing the electrical systems, mechanical along with custom manufacturing and installing the furniture. DB Interiors have made a superb effort of our fit out, and we are very happy with the exceptional results and professional approach to project management along the way. I would not hesitate to recommend DB Interiors. Yours faithfully ”
“The job your team has done was excellent and beyond expectation. I am sure the tenants will be as happy as we are.”
Dee LalGeneral Manager
“RS Components Ltd NZ, had the fortunate experience of contracting DB Interiors to design and fit out both our office and Trade Counter spaces. We experienced very professional and an exceptionally high standard of tradesman throughout the fit with little or no interference to our business or trade throughout. DB Interiors completed the construction of the project, as well as installing the floor coverings, carrying out the installing the electrical systems as well as custom manufacturing and installing the furniture. We as a company would have no hesitation in recommending them to any future client. Yours faithfully ”
Bronwyn KirklandNZ Warehouse Manager
“This is a BIG thank you for allowing us to pull off a major office upgrade and move with minimal disruption. I appreciate all of the hard work and long and late hours – we have a great result and staff are loving it. Thanks so much,”
Danielle HancockOperations Manager
I enjoyed very much the experience of working with db interiors on the Ray White Remuera fit-out. At all times the db interiors Team was reliable/professional and delivered a high quality/functional end result that substantially adds to a remarkable project for Megan Jaffe Real Estate.
Hon. John BanksRay White
“Our brief to DB Interiors was for a modern streamlined office environment that would work well for both departments and that our Team would be proud of. A communal kitchen/break out area where both departments could come together and relax was also important. What we received was our new office was delivered in a thoroughly professional manner. The DB Interiors Team were a delight to work with and their very skilled team along with their processes and communication make them experts in their field. We have seen a huge boost in our productivity and culture to be working together as One Team in this amazing work environment. We would have no hesitation in recommending DB Interiors to future clients”.