Leave it to Approved to give your bar the facelift it deserves
Approved Shopfitting & Interiors is one of the UK’s leading specialist interior companies, providing top-quality shopfitting and refurbishment throughout the country. We design, deliver and manage to completion high-end bespoke projects across a broad range of industry sectors. As well as making sure we get to know our clients and understand their vision perfectly, we also collaborate closely with architects and interior designers, guaranteeing a premium service every step of the way. From concept to grand unveiling, we can manage the whole fit-out, not only meeting your requirements, but also far exceeding your expectations.
As well as shopfitting and both domestic and commercial refurbishments, Approved are expert builders and carpenters. As such, we are well-known and widely respected for our work on a great many hugely prestigious companies, including hotel chains, shops and stores, pharmacies, and of course, restaurants, pubs and bars.
The best in pub interiors – bar none…
What makes Approved unique is our unparalleled project management skills. We are absolutely dedicated to overcoming any obstacles that arise, and when you’re involved with a big job like the refurbishment of a bar, there will be unforeseen obstacles.
One of our most recent bar facelifts, the Buffalo and Rye on Bennett’s Hill in Birmingham, was a case in point.
Turning obstacles into opportunities…
The Buffalo and Rye was to be an authentic ‘Americana bar and diner’, cool and relaxing, but stripped back and urban, with a low-lit intimacy reminiscent of a 1920s speakeasy. So, working closely with an interior designer, we set about creating a slice of genuine Americana in the West Midlands.
One of the most significant challenges, considering that the venue was actually on the bottom floor of a 7-storey building, was to work out the best choice for the ventilation and extraction systems. We knew that to get the extraction and ventilation right for the kitchen, we’d have to go above roof level, which meant going through seven floors. So that’s what we did, designing and creating a bespoke extraction system in the process.
Because this was such a complex job, our unique design had to be checked by the Department of Environmental Health before it could be implemented. Once it had been passed, we were able to finish the job within the allocated time period (a lightning-fast six weeks), and not only do the owners now have the bar of their dreams, but they also have an extremely cost-effective and 100% regulation-compliant extraction and ventilation system.
A wealth of hands-on experience…
Approved’s MD Spencer Turner is a highly trained carpenter and shopfitter with over 30 years’ experience. With in-depth knowledge of all sides of the business, Spencer is passionate about the Approved service, and committed to making sure customers’ expectations are always exceeded.
We now have a number of highly successful bar and restaurant refurbs under our belt including The Plough at Shenstone, Marmalade Bar & Bistro at The Rep, Gas Street Social and, more recently, Fleet Street Kitchen.
Does your bar deserve a facelift? For advice on your next project, contact the Approved Shopfitting & Interiors team today on 01922 45 35 89.