24th May 2022

Why is the office still important?

The impact of covid-19 During the lockdown, covid-19 left many people feeling lonely and isolated and for people who worked in offices they had to attend meetings over the phone,…
Quickline announces new headquartersUncategorised
23rd May 2022

Quickline Announces New Headquarters

Rural broadband specialists Quickline Communications has announced plans to relocate its headquarters in East Yorkshire as part of its ambitious growth strategy. Quickline, which recently unveiled its new brand identity,…
Clerkenwell Design WeekUncategorised
19th May 2022

Clerkenwell Design Week: Our predictions ahead of the UK’s largest design show

Clerkenwell Design Week is a key event in the calendar of the Chameleon Business Interiors team. Giving us a glimpse of everything from brand new product launches to hands-on workshops,…
motivate employeesUncategorised
17th May 2022

How does the office motivate employees?

The design of your workspace can significantly impact employee motivation and productivity. Disorganised working environments or poorly arranged workspaces can impact the way your employees work. A well-designed workspace can…
hybrid workingUncategorised
3rd May 2022

Why choose hybrid working?

Many businesses are now reconsidering the way they work. The covid-19 pandemic has disrupted established routines and changed the way we work. Many employees felt that despite some of the…
business administration apprenticeUncategorised
3rd May 2022

Recruiting: Business Administration Apprentice

Business Administration Apprentice – Chameleon Business Interiors The Role: This role of Business Administration Apprentice provides an opportunity for a school or college leaver with an interest in the workplace…
Employee WellbeingUncategorised
27th April 2022

Employee Wellbeing: How are companies investing into this?

Since to Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the focus on employee wellbeing with it being a main focus for the majority of companies, if not all.…
Office experienceUncategorised
20th April 2022

How is the office experience changing

The last couple of years have seen a lot of change as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. Nothing has been left untouched. While we have found ways to adapt…
sustainable office spaceUncategorised
6th April 2022

Designing a sustainable office space

The meaning of sustainability can be interpreted differently with some people relating it to recycling and renewable energy and others using it in a broader sense of creating a sustainable…
lifestyle officeUncategorised
31st March 2022

The rise of the lifestyle office

The lifestyle office is a workspace that is designed specifically to cater to the lifestyle goals of employees through the integration of health and wellness into the workspace. The Covid-19…
office debateUncategorised
22nd March 2022

The Office Debate: Open Plan or Privacy

There has long been a debate around what style of office is better, open plan or privately closed off. Everyone has their own preferences depending on the way they work…
Top 30 Under 30Uncategorised
16th March 2022

Harry is a Top 30 Under 30 Winner!

The winning nominees of Hull’s Top 30 Under 30 have been announced this week and among them is Chameleon’s Assistant Project Manager, Harry Gamble and we couldn’t be prouder. The…
workspace environmentUncategorised
14th March 2022

What is a great workspace environment?

Having a great workspace environment is so important as it impacts you employees productivity, health and wellness, efficiency and overall mood. A great workspace environment brings about great results which,…
Office InteriorsUncategorised
10th March 2022

Office interiors through the years

The Taylorist Office The Taylorist office aimed to create an office interior that seriously improve efficiency in workspaces that didn’t reply heavily on manufacturing or manual labour by imitating the…
workspace designUncategorised
2nd March 2022

Workspace Design: What do employees want?

What do employees actually want from their workspace design? So much has happened since the covid-19 pandemic, the way we use a workspace has changed, our priorities and needs have…
office still importantUncategorised
17th February 2022

What makes the office still important?

If remote working is successful, why is the office still important? Many employees have become used to remote working as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, with may of them…
8th February 2022

Why companies aren’t cutting back their workplace

Despite more companies opting for a hybrid working model, the industry is not seeing the equivalent drop in office space demand. This results from the way we work changing, employees…
commercial interiorsUncategorised
31st January 2022

Bucking the trend in a difficult year for the commercial interiors industry

The commercial interiors industry has experienced a lot of challenges during this time, but none more so than in the last two years. As the sector continues to negotiate supply…
sustainable projectUncategorised
28th January 2022

How do we keep projects sustainable?

It’s not surprising that we are continuing to see sustainability influencing everything we do. We predict that for 2022, carbon neutral buildings will become more and more important to occupiers…
useful workspaceUncategorised
18th January 2022

5 Tips for a Useful Workspace

Ensuring that you have a useful workspace that encourages productivity, team work and reinforces your company culture is so important in order to maximize the potential of your workspace. Its…
2022 Colour TrendsUncategorised
10th January 2022

2022 Colour Trends

The leading colour specialists including the likes of Pantone and Dulux have released their colour palettes for 2022 which are highly likely to lead the 2022 colour trends. The colour…
2022 Workplace Interior TrendsUncategorised
4th January 2022

2022 Workplace Interior Trends

As we enter into 2022, we’re looking forward to starting some prominent projects for Chameleon this year. Naturally, entering a new year comes with new ideas, new trends and a…
Collaboration Space DesignsUncategorised
16th December 2021

Collaboration Space Design: Top 5 Ideas

Collaboration has become an important activity taking place in the office post covid-19. Most people found that while remote working was great for tasks that required focus, collaboration and collaborative…
activity based workingUncategorised
16th December 2021

Activity based working: What is it?

With flexibility, autonomy, variety and choice at the top of employees' wants for workspace design, activity based working is a key practice that many employers should look to introduce. As…
sustainable office spaceUncategorised
9th December 2021

Sustainable Office Design: Using Natural and Recycled Materials

As we get closer to needing to achieve net-zero by 2030 and an increased emphasis is placed on businesses becoming environmentally friendly, natural and recycled materials have becoming even more…
office plantsUncategorised
30th November 2021

Office Plants: Top 5

On average, we spend more than 2000 hour in the office a year, which equates to a large part of our life. Research has shown that nature has a massive…
29th November 2021

Spotlight on: University of Hull EEI

Chameleon’s EEI project selected as a finalist for Mixology North21. Chameleon Business Interiors completed the design and fit out of the University of Hull’s Energy and Environment Institute in accordance…
office designUncategorised
24th November 2021

Office Design Mistakes to Avoid

When designing your office, carefully planning your space is very important to ensure you create a space that works well for you. But don’t forget to understand what to avoid…
22nd November 2021

Spotlight on: Ideagen

Chameleon’s Ideagen project selected as a finalist for Mixology North21. In the summer of 2020, Chameleon completed the design, fit-out and refurbishment of tech giant Ideagen’s new £2million head office…
Performance MarketingUncategorised
19th November 2021

Performance Marketing Specialist Join Us!

Performance Marketing Specialist We are looking for a confident and target driven personality, who is keen to achieve, who can show initiative and respond to KPIs. Working within a tight-knit…
MixologyNorth21 FinalistUncategorised
18th November 2021

Mixology North21 Finalist: Project of the Year: Workplace Interiors

Chameleon has been shortlisted for Project of the Year- Workplace Interiors sub 5,000sqft and 30,000-70,000sqft at the Mix North21 Awards. We are excited to announce that two of our projects…
office redesignUncategorised
15th November 2021

Office Redesign: Chameleon’s Top 6 Features

What should you consider in your office redesign? We explain below our top 6 features that you should include in your office redesign and explain why they are beneficial. Flexi…
Cat B office fitoutUncategorised
8th November 2021

What is a Cat B fit out?

Understanding industry jargon can be confusing, especially when there’s a lack of standard definitions! In short, a Cat B office fitout creates a custom-made space that suits the client’s needs…
Anglian ChemicalsUncategorised
2nd November 2021

Office Design Companies: Why do you need one?

Professional & Functional Design On average you spend around 40 hours per week in the office which equates to around over 2000 hours a year. While we may have all…
covid secure officeUncategorised
18th October 2021

How to Create a Covid Secure Office

The covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for touch to be reduced in order to create a Covid secure office. There are many things within the traditional workspace that need…
18th October 2021

Hotdesking: Tips to success

While hotdesking has become very popular in workspaces post covid-19, it is not always favoured by all and requires planning to implement it successfully. Some employees can feel put out…
office refurbishment companyUncategorised
13th October 2021

Why hire an office refurbishment company?

While we all love to get involved in DIY and save some money, its probably not the best idea when it comes to a workspace refurbishment. At Chameleon, we specialise…
hybrid working officeUncategorised
4th October 2021

Hybrid Working Office: What does it look like?

Post the covid-19 pandemic, hybrid working has become a popular model of working supporting the needs of employees transitioning back into the workplace full time. However, it is likely to…
Office refurbishment companyUncategorised
30th September 2021

You Need an Office Refurbishment Company to Attract and Retain Talent!

The average person spends around 40 hours a week in the office. That equates to around 2,080 hours a year. Research shows how workspace design significantly increases the attractiveness of…
climate changeIn Conversation
28th September 2021

Climate Change: From a Commercial Interior Design Perspective

The Chairman of Chameleon Business Interiors discusses how the commercial interior design industry needs to take responsibility for sustainability as the climate change crisis worsens. Climate change has already had…
Office LayoutUncategorised
22nd September 2021

Office Layout: 6 Tips to Enhance Your Office

You and your team will spend a lot of time in the office. Planning the office layout effectively is not just important aesthetically but also to ensure the office runs…
Return to the officeIn Conversation
16th September 2021

In Conversation: Returning to the Office

We sat down with Kevin McIntosh, our Head of Design to discuss his thoughts on returning to the office. You have worked in commercial interior design for over 20 years…
Office RelocationOffice Interiors
16th September 2021

Office Relocation: 4 Top Tips

Relocating your office is a very exciting experience for any company as it marks the start of a new era for the business as well as having the opportunity to…
9th September 2021

Biophilic Design – What is it?

What is Biophilic Design? Biophilic design is a design concept used to increase the ways those who use the space connect with the natural environment through the use of bringing…
Cat A V Cat BOffice InteriorsUncategorised
26th August 2021

Cat A vs Cat B Fit Out

When moving into a new office space or refurbishing your existing office, it is important to know the difference between Cat A and Cat B fit outs and what you…
workplaceOffice DesignOffice InteriorsUncategorised
23rd August 2021

5 Office Fit Out Mistakes to Avoid

Fitting out an office is a big commitment that often is a big investment and requires a lot of time spent planning . It is important to get it correct…
ChameleonOffice DesignOffice Interiors
6th August 2021

Office lighting for wellness and productivity

Everyone knows how lighting can impact their mood. Many employees often choose to get out the office and into the sun during the summer months because of how it makes…
officeOffice DesignOffice Interiors
30th July 2021

Post Pandemic Office Trends

While we have spent over a year working from home through the pandemic, it is not a replacement for the office. The office facilitates collaboration, brainstorming, improved communication which helps…
Workspace FlooringOffice DesignOffice Interiors
26th May 2021

Trend Talks: Workspace Flooring edition

Earlier this month our head of design Kevin caught up with FX Magazine to talk all things flooring design for their May/June edition. Here's a snapshot of their Q&A... Q:…
McCain HQNews
25th May 2021

McCain HQ: Chameleon behind the transformation

We are delighted to be working with McCain, the UK’s number one frozen potato manufacturer, to redesign and upgrade their Eastfield Head Office in Scarborough! The new 34,000 sq ft…
Cherry Tree CourtChameleon
13th May 2021

Work begins at Hull’s 35,000 sq ft Cherry Tree Court

Work has begun to transform prominent Hull building, Cherry Tree Court, into a co-working space and business lets. The significant investment in the refurbishment of Cherry Tree Court, which is…
attract and retain the top talentChameleon
5th May 2021

Attract and retain the top talent

Flexible working is becoming a major consideration for professionals seeking a new role post pandemic, you will need to provide it in order to attract and retain top talent... New…
Victory Leisure HomesChameleonOffice DesignOffice Interiors
26th April 2021

Chameleon creates contemporary experience centre for Victory Leisure Homes

Victory Leisure Homes have been creating luxury leisure homes and lodges for over a decade and in the summer of 2020 they enlisted us to bring their customer experience centre…
IdeagenChameleonOffice DesignOffice Interiors
14th April 2021

Spotlight on: Ideagen

In the summer of 2020 we completed the design, fit-out and refurbishment for Ideagen and their new £2 million head office located in Nottingham, creating a modern, industrial feel in…
functional workspaceChameleon
17th March 2021

From redundant factory space to fun and functional workspace

Work has now completed at Groupe Atlantic’s new office space at its Ideal Heating premises on National Avenue in Hull creating a fun and functional workspace. Our team provided the…
Post Pandemic Workspace ChangeOffice Design
3rd March 2021

Post Pandemic Workspace Change

Our homes have had to work extra hard to support us over the last year, providing us not only with comfort, space to relax and refresh but also to work.…
employee wellbeingOffice DesignOffice Interiors
23rd February 2021

Why your workspace is an important tool for supporting employee wellbeing

Employee wellbeing in the workplace is something that has been raising its head for some time now, however, the pandemic has raised concerns about people’s health and wellbeing to the…
JR Rix & SonsChameleonNews
15th February 2021

Chameleon appointed to deliver JR Rix & Sons new HQ

We are delighted to announce that JR Rix & Sons have appointed us to deliver a collaborative, inspiring new workspace for their team in their new head office at 2…
Planet-UNewsOffice Interiors
8th February 2021

Planet-U office space totally transformed in just six weeks

Planet-U Energy is the UK’s fastest-growing renewable energy company whose mission is to make renewable energy totally transparent. The team - which has been based in Leeds since it was…
workspace is importantOffice Design
6th January 2021

Why the workspace is important still

With many of us back working from home after the new restrictions were announced in the UK this week, offices across the country are empty - providing the perfect opportunity…
Gold SKA RatingChameleon
10th December 2020

Chameleon achieve their first Gold SKA Rating for project!

We are delighted to announce our design and fit-out project for Hull Universities Energy and Environment Insitute has achieved the first ever Gold SKA Rating in the region! Achieving the…
Commercial Interiors in 2021Uncategorised
1st December 2020

Trend Talk: Commercial Interiors in 2021

2020 has been an unpredictable year from start to finish and I think it’s safe to say no one really knows what 2021 has in store for us. One thing…
Dulux colour of the year 2021ChameleonOffice Interiors
29th September 2020

Dulux Colour of the year 2021

Last month well-known Paint brand Dulux announced their colour of the year for 2021: Brave Ground. The warm, earthy tone was reportedly chosen by their colour experts due to its…
flexible workspaceChameleonNewsOffice Design
28th August 2020

The importance of flexible workspace

Now more than ever it is important to have a flexible workspace. Whether the need for flexibility comes in the form of areas for staff to collaborative or the ability…
Office design changesOffice Design
31st January 2020

Office design changes over the last 20 years

We look back on how office design has changed in the last 20 years.
2020 design trend predictionsOffice DesignOffice Interiors
19th December 2019

2020 design trend predictions

Here's a round-up of the biggest trends we expect to see in 2020. Could these inspire an office make-over for your business? New year, new office!
office productivityOffice Design
11th November 2019

5 ways to encourage office productivity

Office productivity in the workplace is a priority for most, if not all, businesses. It’s the key driver behind your success and can make or break a company. When this…
small office spaceOffice DesignOffice Interiors
25th October 2019

How to make the most of a small office space

Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple are amongst some of the business giants that started life working in a small, awkward office space (in garages, to be exact). For start-up businesses, it’s…
sustainable office designOffice Design
18th September 2019

Sustainable office design: 5 Tips

Here are our tips for a more sustainable office design that enables teams to make ethical decisions in their day-to-day working lives. With the current global climate crisis, it’s important…
Office spaceOffice DesignUncategorised
28th August 2019

How much office space do I need?

There’s nothing worse than working in a tiny office that feels so small you can barely think. Working in too close proximity to your colleagues can cause a number of…
25th June 2019

Chameleon go green with three-year university contract

Chameleon Business Interiors has been appointed for a three-year contract with The University of Hull, securing the first project to design and fit-out the new EEI at Hull University. Located…
Hull & East Yorkshire People In Business Awards 2019ChameleonNewsUncategorised
25th June 2019

Hull & East Yorkshire People In Business Awards 2019

We are celebrating a hat-trick of successes after three of our team members have been shortlisted for an award at the 2019 Hull & East Yorkshire People in Business Awards.…
Clerkenwell Design Week 2019ChameleonOffice DesignUncategorised
23rd May 2019

Clerkenwell Design Week 2019 Highlights

This year our Design Team attended Clerkenwell Design Week 2019. As well as hosting an abundance of furniture and interiors showrooms, Clerkenwell is also home to a variety of other…
8th April 2019

Chameleon Business Interiors expand overseas portfolio with Perkopolis

We have collaborated with perks company Perkopolis on the relocation of their head office to celebrate our joint 20-year anniversary.   The refresh, for which employee health and wellbeing was paramount,…
productivity in the workplaceOffice DesignUncategorised
2nd April 2019

Productivity in the workplace

Workplace design can often be overlooked as an ideal and not a necessity. However have you ever considered how productivity in the workplace can be affected by design? We explore…
Co-working SpacesUncategorised
26th February 2019

Co-working Spaces: Top 5 Features

We take a look at our top 5 features that make a fantastic co-working space! 1 – Collaboration spaces With increasing popularity, collaborative areas create a space for new ideas…
office designsChameleon
29th January 2019

Chameleon Business Interiors reaffirm commitment to Hull to mark 20th anniversary

We mark our 20th anniversary by renewing our 10-year lease, reaffirming our commitment to the city. Based at Humber Quays in the city centre, we have spent 20 years completing…
office design mental healthChameleon
17th August 2018

How office design can improve mental health

Mental health is becoming a concern for employers across the UK, and nearly a third of UK businesses state that mental health and well-being is more important than physical illness.…
workspace designUncategorised
14th August 2018

Workspace Design: the impact on our work

There’s no denying that the layout, design and feel of a workspace can influence the way a business works. That’s why we, at Chameleon Business Interiors, create offices that inspire…
27th February 2018

Y30 joined by Chameleon!

Chameleon joins the Y30 Members Club Y30 Members Club is a group of Yorkshire-based businesses that are not only ambitious and innovative but also passionate about Yorkshire. We believe that…
Wellbeing in the WorkplaceUncategorised
11th October 2017

Wellbeing in the Workplace – Through Fabrics & Patterns

Featuring Camira Fabrics With the lines between commercial and domestic interiors becoming increasingly blurred, fabric choice is key in creating atmospheres which encourage comfort and clarity.  This will only continue,…
Agile workingUncategorised
24th April 2017

Agile Working: Get more from your space

As the world of work evolves, offices are becoming more representative of the diversity, technology and shifting timescales of modern working life. In the past, traditional offices made provision for…
Workspace designUncategorised
25th January 2017

Workspace Design Impacts Your Business

For many years, businesses have viewed office and building design as something to think about after everything else. This is no longer the case. Workspace design is integral to any…
New ways of workingUncategorised
18th January 2017

Designs For New Ways of Working

We believe that the office is constantly changing, with the traditional 9-5 set up long since consigned to history. So what does this mean for design? Historically, culture shapes space…
improving office workspacesUncategorised
15th December 2015

Improving office workspaces: £15 million Investment in the Digital Sector

Founded in 1998 Chameleon Business Interiors have been upgrading and improving office workspaces for a little over 17 years. With offices in Hull, Leeds, York and Birmingham Chameleon, have a…