FFE Consultancy

We know education inside out

Working in the industry for over 30 years, our experience gives us the insight to create inspiring and practical learning environments. Every project is designed to meet the client’s unique aspirations and budget requirements. Using our knowledge and experience, we can add real value to the journey, whilst ensuring that the client is involved at each step.

How we work

Concept
Concept
We begin with a consultation meeting to understand your needs. Our comprehensive proposal, with accurate costings, so you stay within budget.
Design
Design
We use market-leading visualisation and VR to illustrate our proposal and help you make choices about your project.
Detail
Detail
Your project manager leads the process from start to finish co-ordinating M&E, installation, regular site visits and ensuring great communication.
Manufacture & Delivery
Manufacture & Delivery
Our in-house furniture manufacturing, all made in the UK, will ensure the best quality products are fit-for-purpose.
Completion
Completion
Our experienced installers will be on-site and your project manager will oversee the finer details. The project is not complete until you’re entirely satisfied.

Consultancy and Design In Practice

Our in-house FFE designers are top of their game, at the forefront of the latest BIM developments using Revit as standard to provide a solution to meet your practical requirements while pushing the boundaries of creativity.

  • Advanced in-house visualisation capabilities
  • BIM library of all fitted and loose furniture, specialist packages
  • Designers trained to BIM Level 2 Certification

How we bring learning spaces to life

Advanced Design Capability

Our in-house FFE designers are top of their game, at the forefront of the latest BIM developments, using Revit as standard.

  • Dedicated BIM manager
  • BIM library of all fitted and loose furniture, specialist packages
  • Designers trained to BIM Level 2 Certification

Visualisation - Bringing the space to life

We create market-leading visualisations that inspire clients and engage communities.

  • 3D layouts, walk throughs and elevations
  • All our designs meet Building Bulletin Design Standards
  • When working with contractors and architects, we would encourage early engagement and get involved at RIBA stage 2 to ensure great communication from the start of the project.

Cost Certainty – Accurate real-life costings

We provide plans using actual rather than generic furniture to provide real-life costings.

  • As a supplier and manufacturer, we have a refined product database with everything needed to bring your project to life.
  • Our BIM product library has been built to match our product database.
  • Accurate real-life costings keep your project on budget right from the start.

Specialist Packages - Getting into the detail

We are experts on specialist packages such as bleacher seating, fume cupboards, catering kitchens and AV equipment

  • Less design and coordination risk
  • M&E coordination and clash detection issues limited
  • Our unique Design Log tracks changes throughout the project so there are no surprises further down the line.

Sustainability

Sustainability is core to our business and product development

  • Dedicated in-house team developing products for the future
  • Addressing climate change in schools by supporting carbon zero schools framework and DfMA procurement model
  • We have a Sustainability business strategy that is helping to hit DfE and client goals

Product Innovation

As furniture manufacturers, we use our industry knowledge in our product innovation to develop products that are relevant, practical and suitable for our clients

  • Investment in development of Net Zero Carbon product ranges
  • Designing products that reduce site installation time

Design through to delivery

Our in-house designers and project managers ensure a team consistent all the way through the project.

  • Excellent communication throughout project
  • When designs are finalised, technical drawings are produced for the furniture manufacture as well as additional information for our installers.

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FFE Consultancy at Pinnacle
Why use an FFE Consultant?

Why choose Pinnacle?

As market-leading FFE consultants, we can help build the relationship between clients and contractors:

  • Improve client engagement through visualisation and quick decision making
  • Keep in scope and on budget
  • Manage M&E coordination and clash detection
  • Responsible for project management and delivery onsite
  • Total clarity all the way through project
The design team provide an outstanding service and go the extra mile to be as engaging as possible with all the client stakeholders involved. They use numerous engaging design tools and 3D aids to supplement their process and bring their part of the project to life. Working alongside them in partnership is always an enjoyable experience as they’re ready to think creatively and effectively communicate their ideas.
Mark Hargreaves, Associate Director, DLA Architecture
We consider Pinnacle’s work to be of the highest standard with a highly collaborative attitude. These attributes have made you all a pleasure to work with.
Russell Haynes, Project Technical Lead, Laing O’Rourke

Let's get started

We would love to hear from you about your project! Give us a call, send an email, we are always keen to share our expertise and answer your questions.