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Fit Out FAQs

What does a fit-out contractor do?

A fit-out contractor typically has experience with a wide variety of different types of projects. When moving a business to a new building, or trying to make existing office space work better, a fit-out contractor can help develop a new bespoke office design – allowing you to make the most of the space that you have available.


What is ‘workspace design’?

Workplace design is the process of designing and organising a work building so that it optimises worker performance and safety. A good working space allows employees to work in the right way and get the best results in their role, while also being happy and motivated at work.


What does ‘office fit out’ mean?

‘Fit-out’ is a term that is used to describe the process of making an interior space suitable for occupation by people. Most commonly, it is used to describe office developments and refurbishments. An office fit out involves the construction, erection, renovation, alteration, extension, improvement or repair of a building.


The key responsibilities of a fit out include:


  • Office design, finishes and visualisation
  • Project specifications, compliance approvals and delivery
  • Work scheduling
  • Fit out implementation
  • Contract management


What’s the difference between a ‘fit out’ and a ‘refurbishment’?

A fit out is where contractors internally fit out a new building or property, whereas a refurbishment is when contractors make significant internal improvements and changes to an existing building.


What are the different types of fit out?


Category A – Raised floors and suspended ceilings; mechanical and electrical services; blinds; and, internal surface finishes.

Category B – Final finished and branding; installation of offices and breakout areas or meeting rooms; fit out of reception areas and kitchen areas; installation of specialist lighting, IT, audio-visual equipment or furniture. 



If you’re interested in sorting an office fit-out for your commercial premises or company, get in touch with our team today by calling 02380 663 100. Alternatively, you can fill out our online enquiry form, and we’ll be in touch.