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Oct 2011


Chartered accountants Kingston Smith have chosen Richaire as the successful bidder  to refurbish their ground floor washrooms in their London offices. Richaire have been working closely with them to come up with the perfect colour scheme and finish to acheive the luxurious look they are aiming for.


The work includes a full strip out and refit of  new tiled floors and walls, cubicles with glass doors and granite vanity units.


Dec 2011


Merry Christmas from all the staff at Richaire!


The Directors and Staff at Richaire would like to take the opportunity to wish all their customers & suppliers a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Sept 2011


Richaire are pleased to have been chosen as the winning bidder for a refurbishment of Independent bulk liquid and gas logistics service provider Simon Storage offices in Redhill.


The refurbishment consists of new invotek and glasswall partitioning, lighting, storagewall unit and complete re-decoration.


Nov 2011


Software development company Geeks located in south London where so impressed with the work completed by Richaire back in April that they have comissioned Richaire to take on further partitioning work to be completed in December.



April 2011


Software development company Geeks located in south London have selected Richaire to supply and insall aluminium partitioning to section off a large area

bringing their offices as up to date as their technology.

May 2011


Construction materials company Day Aggregates recently built a new extention to their offices in Brentford, Middlesex when it came to fitting it out they asked Richaire to step in. The job comprising of a complete fit out of two floors and refurbishment of their existing boardroom includes new partitions, carpets and suspened ceiling and will take 4 weeks to complete.


June 2011


Richaire have been awarded the contract for refurbishment of Limpsfield company Theissen Security. The refurbishment will include new glazed partitioning, carpets, bepsoke furniture and storagewalls.

July 2011


Richaire are, once again, pleased to be working with a number of schools on their summer refurbishment programmes


Richaire have a excellent track record with schools and specialise in refurbishments within the education sector. Impressed with the refurbishment works Richaire completed on time and within budget last year three schools (Richard Challoner, Howard of Effingham and Dairy Medow Primary)  decided to call upon Richaire again.


Aug 2011


Mailing distributator UK Postings have decided to freshen up their existing offices in Worminghall, Richaire is very pleased to have been chosen as the successful bidder to carry out the refurbishment.


Work includes installing new partitions, cladding, ceilings, carpets and vinyl flooring.


March 2011


Richaire lands significant contract


Richaire has fought off rivalry from four of the industries largest interior companies to be selected as the successful bidder to carry out a refurbishment project in Harlow, Essex for the largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world TEVA.


When TEVA decided to relocate their existing Harlow offices and consolidate various other  departments, Richaire stepped up to meet their specifications and offer the company a practical, workable solution. Work to be carried out for the full refurbishment of two floors which encompasses new partitioning, carpets, wall coverings, individual offices and staff break areas to name but a few. The area spanning 2500 square metres and will take five months to complete.


Richaire know that studies have shown staff work better in a bright, well planned, stylish and stimulating environment and have implemented all these elements in the form of bright feature walls, interesting carpet design and comfortable staff break areas in an aim to boost staff morale and motivation. The lighting system Richaire is installing is also a major contributor to this, using a state of the art intelligent lighting system which senses the ambient light in the room and adjusts the brightness to ensure a constant LUX level.


Richaire’s managing director Belinda Wright has said of the project:


‘we are delighted that Teva selected Richaire for this prestigious project. As a long-term supplier we felt that we understood their needs fully and would deliver the project on time and within budget.’





Feb 2011


Bespoke lighting and staging company Creative Technology Ltd ( have selected Richaire to refurbish their Crawley  offices.


Originally only commissioned to refurbish the washrooms, they were so impressed with the quality and speedy response that they have asked Richaire to fit out their reception, waiting room and two board rooms.





Jan 2011


When business management solutions provider, TVision Technology Ltd, relocated to a new, larger, suite of offices within the same building, Richaire were selected as the successful bidder for the fit-out and dilapidations contract.

TVision's landlords, Paragon Community Housing Group, were so impressed with the results that they immediately contracted Richaire to undertake further refurbishment in the same building.





Dec 2010


Seasons Greetings.


The Directors and Staff at Richaire would like to take the opportunity to wish all their customers & suppliers a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.




Nov. 2010


Morson on the move.


When Woking based company Morson Wynnwith decided to move to new offices at Cleary Court Richaire were chosen to construct their meeting rooms and install additional air conditioning. Despite having only 3 weeks from placement of order to the moving in date Richaire were able to complete the work on time.




Oct 2010


New Build in Kent.


Richaire are proud to have been selected to provide all the partitioning for ADL at their new Marden office. The Invotek monobloc syrtem was installed in the existing office building and ADL have chosen to replicate it in their new building as it offers good sound reduction as well as a "time-less" appearance.




Sept 2010


'Hat-trick' for Law Firm.


Renowned local Solicitors Morrisons have again instructed Richaire to fit out their new offices in Woking. The work entails creating top of the range meeting rooms, a smart reception area, data cabling and storage wall facilities. Having previously worked in Morrisson's Redhill and Wimbledon premises Richaire are delighted to have been selected once again.




Aug 2010


Second Floor Facelift.


London based landlords Aggmore have appointed Richaire to completely renovate a floor at one of their Woking properties. Work includes the total strip out of existing fixtures and services and a complete new fit out including air conditioning, electrical services, partitioning, suspended ceilings & floor coverings. Work is scheduled for completion in early October.




July 2010


Summer Schools Program.


Richaire are, once again, pleased to be working with a number of schools on their summer refurbishment programmes.


New clients include The John Warner School, Archbishop Tenison School and Abinger Common School, with work ranging from new Nursery toilets to a 6th form Cafe. Former clients, including Oakfield Preparatory School, Pardes House School, Worthing High School and Richard Challoner School, have all returned to Richaire for their refurbishment work.




June 2010


Richaire – Catering for New Covent Garden.


June has been another bumper month for orders at Richaire. The school refurbishment season has seen a number of old friends returning to Richaire, as well as many new customers. July and August are shaping up to be very busy months again this year.


But it’s not just school work keeping Richaire busy, for example Sheringhams Catering Ltd., of New Covent Garden Market, are moving to larger units and have appointed Richaire to fit-out their new offices. Sheringham’s took advantage of space becoming available at extremely short notice and Richaire were able to produce a costed design within a few days. Having previously under taken work on a number of the market units, including Sheringhams old offices, Richaire are the ideal choice for market residents.


Work is currently under way to revitalise the new offices with, new Invotek Monobloc partitions, Wood laminate flooring, new seating, fresh decorations, replacement ceiling tiles and modifications to the electrics and lighting. Despite a very demanding programme Richaire are on schedule to hand the completed offices over to Sheringham’s on time and to budget.




May 2010


Richaire go back to school.


Following last summers highly acclaimed refurbishment of the ground floor of the Pre-Prep block at CfTB's Oakfield Preparatory School in Dulwich, Richaire are delighted to announce that they have been re-appointed to refurbish the 1st and 2nd floors. The work, which is Phase 2 of a four-year programme, will be undertaken during the school's summer break. Richaire will be decorating a number of classrooms, laying carpet and vinyl floor, creating new children's toilets and installing new lighting.


Richaire are looking forward to again working with Oakfield's inspirational Principal, John Gibson, to convert this imposing Victorian Villa into a centre of learning that the pupils can enjoy when they return for the autumn term.




April 2010


Alexander Lloyd Recruit Richaire.


When Crawley based, niche recruitment agency, Alexander Lloyd's lease was running out, they knew they wanted to remain in the same general location. It took a while for them to find suitable new offices and this meant a very tight programme for both fitting out the new office and the dilapidations on the old offices. That is when they turned to Richaire.


Our flexible workforce immediately started on the dilapidations, working with and around the Alexander Lloyd's staff. At the same time the design layout of the new office was undertaken and rapidly agreed. Richaire will be installing a new meeting room, interview rooms, kitchens, breakout area and server room, all to be constructed using the Invotek Monobloc partitioning system.


Alexander Lloyd will be moving into their new premises over the weekend 12/13th June and Richaire will then be able to complete the dilapidation work to the old offices




March 2010


The season kicks off early.


The school refurbishment season has started early for Richaire this year. Two new clients beat the usual summer rush by placing orders for work to be done over the Easter break. Richaire welcome Thomas Knyvett College and Moving On PRU to our rapidly expanding list of educational clients.


To coincide with the new school financial year and with the normal high demand for summer holiday work in mind, Richaire has produced a new Educational Brochure. You may download a copy from the Downloads section of this website or by clicking HERE. If you would prefer a paper copy please contact us by phone or by e-mail.




Jan 2010


Richaire on the right Line.


Richaire are delighted to announce that they are now registered with Constructionline the UK’s largest database of pre-qualified contractors. Constructionline, owned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has a rigorous registration procedure that ensures that those companies included on its database meet all the pre-qualification requirements supported by BIS.


Over 2000 public and private sector organisations regularly choose their contractors from those registered with Constructionline in the safe knowledge that they do not need to re-vet the selected contractor.


A copy of Constructionline Registration Certificate is available on the Downloads section of this website.



Dec 2009

Happy Holidays


Appropriately for the time of year Richaire have been appointed to install new suspended ceilings for Kensington Unitarian Church, work is scheduled to begin in the New Year.


Richaire would like to wish all our customers and suppliers Seasons Greetings and a Happy & Prosperous New Year.


Please note that Richaire's offices will be closed from 23rd December 2009 to 3rd January 2010 inclusive.




Nov 2009


A Room with a View.


Richaire are proud to have been chosen by InterResolve to supply and fit Invotek partitions, power and data to their new offices in International House. These prestigous offices are located next to Tower Bridge and have superb views over St Katharines Dock.  InterResolve are the UK's only specialist injury Claims Mediator dealing directly between claimants and insurance companies




Oct 2009


A Passport to success.


Amongst Richaire’s October orders, two standout. We have received an order for work at the Nigeria High Commission’s London Passport and Visa Section. The work includes new external security doors and replacing the existing customer service desks. The new desks will be complete with a DDA compliant section, speech system, induction loop and a state of the art ticketing / queuing system.


The Crawley based transport, haulage and storage company Eezehaul, has again chosen to work with Richaire. This time to construct the office accommodation for their new Warehouse complex close to Gatwick Airport. Work will start in mid November and will be finished before Christmas, enabling the client to start the New Year in the new location.




Sept 2009


Designs on Central London.


A review of our business has resulted in the decision to create a new Central London sales area. With many major companies headquartered in this area requiring prestigious premises, sales here will now be handled directly by our Design Director, Marina Christou.


Marina has wide experience in creating contemporary and traditional designs and aims to expand sales in Central London, especially in the Hotel sector.




Aug 2009


Richaire have the "wow factor".


August was a busy month at Richaire. Whilst teachers, parents and pupils were enjoying their summer break we were busy completing refurbishment projects in no fewer than eight schools. We are pleased to report that all work was completed on time and on budget.



On the first day of term the only word heard from a number of pupils viewing their new environment was "wow".... they say from the mouths of babes.




July 2009


Richaire School Reunion.


Four of Richaire's past school customers have returned to us this summer for new projects, proving our ability to deliver to our client's satisfaction.


Richard Challoner School was so delighted with the Invotek75 fully glazed partitions we installed in their Reception that they are to have another run of offices installed once term is finished. Richaire will also be decorating, carpeting and supplying furniture for the newly created offices.


Having already installed a new reception at Wallington High School for Girls Richaire were invited to tender for work to the schools rear reception area. Richaire is delighted to have secured this work which will be commenced at the end of July.


Following the much-admired Richaire design for Brighton University's reception, the University has returned to Richaire for the third time for additional hanging display units.


The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), the world's leading dance examinations board, has again turned to Richaire to fit-out a floor of their building.


All four of these projects are scheduled to be completed this summer.




June 2009


Further 'signs' of Summer


June has seen Richaire securing further School Refurbishment Projects. Notable amongst them are two new clients Forestdale Primary School in Croydon and Oakfield Preparatory School in Dulwich.


At Forestdale, Richaire will be enlarging the current Reception Office by dismantling the existing front partition wall. A new stud partition wall will be erected to increase the area of the room. The new wall will include a glazed sliding enquiry window with glazed panels either side. The new office and the adjoining hallway will then be redecorated. This project is due to commence as soon as the school breaks up for the summer holidays.


Oakfield Preparatory School is part of the CfBT Education Trust, a long established education consultancy and service organisation. Richaire has secured three contracts that are part of a major programme of summer works that CfBT are undertaking at the school. Richaire has been awarded contracts to redecorate and floor a kitchen, supply and install Invotek partitions in the Upper School and for a major refurbishment of the Lower School nursery facilities.


Richaire’s tradesmen will be moving in when the school term ends in mid July and different teams will be engaged on each project. The kitchen should be quickly completed. The work in the Upper School will include a creating a new inner entrance lobby from frameless glass partitions and creating new offices in the administration suite with double glazed and solid Invotek75 monobloc partitions.


Work in the lower school revolves around refurbishing two nursery rooms and their associated ‘quiet’ rooms. Existing toilets are to be demolished and new nursery child facilities installed featuring bright colours and friendly animal murals on cubicle doors. Two further existing WC’s are to be refurbished, one to include baby-changing facilities, a new library and offices are to be created and with fresh decorations, new flooring and lighting.


Principal John Gibson said ' I have particularly enjoyed working with the interior designer to ensure that aesthetically the new spaces look absolutely superb!' These exciting new rooms will be ready when the children return in September.




May 2009


The first 'signs' of Summer


With the arrival of May Richaire has started filling up the Summer order book with School Refurbishment Projects.


One of the first to sign up was Pardes House Primary School in Finchley, North London. Richaire are to convert an office area into a Reception and Boardroom. The two areas are to be separated by a fully glazed partition, the manifestation will feature the schools name in both Roman and Hebrew script. Work to be undertaken includes dismantling, new partitioning, ceilings, lighting, decorating, flooring, reception desk, A/V wall, Boardroom Table and seating. Work is to start immediately and is expected to be completed before the end of term.


Richaire has also signed three contracts with Worthing High School, for work to be carried out during the summer holidays. Richaire will be completely refurbishing the existing reception area, converting an existing science classroom into a new IT classroom and converting another classroom and associated storage rooms into an IT suite.


The IT suite will feature custom built ‘flip-top' computer desk clusters. In addition, on entering this prestigious room visitors will find a new reception desk, a breakout area and attractive carpet designs.




April 2009


Richaire keeping up the standards


Richaire completed a number of projects in April and all our clients were impressed with our work. A couple of examples...


Peak Marketing employed Richaire to fit out their new offices in Cheam. We constructed an office, meeting room, kitchenette/breakfast bar and carried out complete decoration. Marilyn Tea of Peak Marketing e mailed to say "All is looking good at the new office. THANK YOU. Please also pass on our thanks to all at Richaire and their contractors for doing such a great job".


We wish Peak Marketing every success in their new premises.


Web TV Enterprise in Oxford Street used Richaire to construct their new meeting Room. Mike Roberts of Web TV wrote to say "Thanks very much for your help with our meeting room. Your guys were speedy and efficient...and the finished room looks great".




March 2009


Richaire spot on at Square One


Richaire aim to provide first class customer service for all their projects be they large or small. This month a small partitioning project at Square One in London was completed over two weekends. First thing on Monday morning the client called us to say how delighted she was with the job and she confirmed this by e mail. (Please see our testimonials page for further details.)




February 2009


New Project Consultant


Whilst many in our sector are  reporting redundancies Richaire are pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Barnes as a second Project Consultant for the South of England. Adam has experience in the property sector and can be contacted at http:///




January 2009


New Year Upturn


The New Year saw an upturn in business and enquiry levels with Richaire winning projects from Palace Wood Infants School and Taiko Foods among others. Hopefully this trend will continue during 2009 we will see the back of the credit crunch.




December 2008


Happy Holidays


Richaire would like to wish all our customers and suppliers Seasons Greetings and a Happy & Prosperous New Year.


Please note that Richaire's offices will be closed from 24th December 2008 to 4th January 2009 inclusive.




November 2008


New Website Launch!


If you a regular visitor you will have noticed our brand new website launched earlier this month. We believe that the navigation has been simplified, we have included projects under sector, particularly to aid those in the Education and Health arenas and have included detailed technical information to assist Architects and Specifiers. A number of new up to date projects are show-cased along with the whole of our product range.


We hope that you will find the site informative and easy to use but if you need any further information please contact us on 01737 771131 or e mail



October 2008


Local company awards project to Richaire


Simon Storage, based in Redhill, have selected Richaire to refurbish their Offices and Boardroom. Works will include new contemporary boardroom furniture, including an Audio Visual wall, table, seating and credenza, decoration, lighting and new Invotek partitioning. The project will be completed by Christmas.




September 2008


New Project Consultant recruited for South East area


Richaire are pleased to announce the apppointment of James Woolford as the new Project Consultant for the Kent and Surrey areas. James has a number of years experience in the property sector and will be a valuable addition to the Richaire Team. He can be contacted at




August 2008


Kier appoint Richaire to build new storage mezzanine


Richaire have been awarded a contract to construct a new storage mezzanine for Kier Islington. The mezzanine will be fitted with various types of shelving to store both large and small fitments and access will be via a Part K staircase and a Part M staircase.




July 2008


Local schools select Richaire for summer refurbishment programme


Three local educational establishments have employed Richaire during the summer break. A new mezzanine floor has been installed at Reigate College in the Performing Arts department for storing props. Reigate school have new suspended ceilings and lighting in a number of classrooms and partitioning was provided for Reigate St. Marys in Chart Lane.




May 2008


MFM chose Richaire to transform new Enfield premises


May has seen an unusual project awarded to Richaire - the transformation of an unoccupied 2-storey industrial unit into a place of worship for the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries. The current bare block walls and concrete floors and ceilings will all be concealed with suspended ceilings, carpets and dry lining. All the wc facilities will be completely replaced and the mechanical and electrical services will be renewed. Full air conditioning will be fitted to provide a comfortable meeting place and re-decoration throughout will result in a colourful and cheerful venue for the local community to enjoy.


Work has already commenced and the "metamorphosis" is anticipated to be complete by the end of July.




April 2008


Antram delighted with Richaire clean up operation


A burst water main flooding into your offices would be a disaster for any company and when the existing wood flooring at Antram Pemberton in Brighton began to resemble the swell of the winter waves rather than a mill pond Richaire were called in to provide the solution. The damaged floor not only posed a trip hazard but the water ingress could also have been a health issue.


Richaire carried out temporary repairs within 24 hours then, once the offices were vacated, the partitions were taken down, the flooring was removed and heavy duty de-humidifiers were brought in to dry the area. New Karndean flooring was then laid throughout, the area was re-decorated and new partitions were installed - all within 3 weeks.




March 2008


Richaire appointed Design Partner for TEVA UK


As a leading global force in pharmaceuticals, Teva is a blue-chip company changing people's lives and creating vision and opportunity for its workforce around the world. Richaire is delighted to announce that they have been selected by Teva as design partner for their "flagship" Head Office currently being constructed in Glasshoughton, Leeds.


Richaire is extremely proud to have been chosen for this exciting and inspiring project and the design team is working hand in hand with Teva to create a state of the art building which reflects the core values Teva stands for whilst producing an aesthetically stylish, elegant yet functional environment.




February 2008


Richaire fit out prestigious Beauty Treatment Rooms


Richaire have won the contract to fit out 12 high class beauty treatment rooms at the prestigious Stoke Park Hotel Spa in Stoke Poges. Stoke Park was the setting for Bond films Goldfinger and Tomorrow Never Dies as well as Bridget Jones Diary and numerous other films. The building dates back to 1555 and provides a historical setting for the state of the art Beauty Treatment Rooms which include Traxon lighting, bespoke glass and stainless steel cabinetry, Amtico flooring and leather effect wall coverings.




January 2008


Richaire awarded SAE Institute contract


 Richaire are delighted to be the successful partitioning contractors for the new SAE Institute Degree Centre in Oxford. This is set to be the world's biggest technology school and occupies more than 8500 square metres of the beautiful Littlemore Park building.


The elegant building will be fitted with offices constructed using the Invotek partitioning system all finished in white and with Sound Studios built using the new Speedline acoustic stud wall system.




December 2007


Richaire "star" in TV " Christmas production"


Richaire have recently completed a state of the art office fit-out for locally based TV production company Shazam Productions. The open plan office space was divided into a  conference room and open-plan office areas using Invotek Glasswall, providing a contemporary look whilst maintaining the light, airy feel of the area. Richaire also provided built-in storage wall cupboards, a bespoke audio visual unit, new desks and seating. The work was completed to schedule before the Christmas shut-down.


We take this opportunity to remind everyone that our offices will be closed from 22nd December 2007 to 2nd January 2008 and to wish all our clients and suppliers Seasons Greetings and a Happy & Prosperous New Year.




November 2007


Richaire wins contract with UK's largest bicycle manufacturer


Richaire have been appointed to carry out extensive refurbishment work at the Brentford premises of innovative folding bicycle makers Brompton Bicycle. Works will include the installation of a large mezzanine floor housing a brand new canteen together with additional washroom facilities and upgraded offices. The works will be phased between January and March 2008 to ensure minimal disruption to the client's manufacturing process.




October 2007


Complete re-fit at our Redhill offices


Despite a busy workload we have finally found time to carry out our own refurbishment project! Clients and potential customers are welcome to visit our premises where they will be able to see a variety of products and finishes in situ. We have installed a mixture of wall and floor coverings from budget range to top of the range, contemporary and traditional to help clients see what is available. If you are considering refurbishing your premises and would like to see what we have done contact




September 2007


Record Sales


Richaire achieved record sales for the year during September. Contracts secured include a large mezzanine floor for Creative Technology in Crawley and a smaller storage platform for CMS in Farnborough. In addition we have been awarded the contract to provide a complete transformation of the Reception Area at Generics in Potters Bar. Work on the above projects will take place in the final quarter.



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