2. Design, planning and permits for your office fitout
What design services do you provide as part of the fit out project?
As office fit out specialists our team includes Architects and Interior Designers, so we are able to provide a complete design service for your office fitout.
As part of the design and planning stage, our design team works closely with you to truly understand your businesses unique needs – from the number of people your space needs to accommodate, to how you work, your workflows, storage needs and your plans for the future.
We then explore the possibilities that your space offers to create a design that is functional, practical and beautiful. To help you visualise the final result, we showcase the design concepts using 3D renders, floor plans and mood boards, so that you can get a good feel for what your office fitout or office refurbishment will be like.
How long does the design stage of an office fit out usually take?
The length of the design and planning stage of your office fit out will depend on a variety of different factors including the size, scope of work, complexities involved and also any revisions that you require.
Generally speaking, we are usually able to get you through an initial design concept within a week of our initial design consultation. If you are planning an office fitout and would like to know more about what is involved contact us– we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.
I already have building plans for my fitout – can you just do the build and not the design?
Yes. Office Boy is more than happy to work from your existing building plans and can work directly with your Architect to ensure your fit out meets their specifications.
We also have Architects on our team, so can also work with you to design your fitout and create building plans and then move on to the drafting detailed building plans for permit submissions and onsite working drawings.
Will I need a building permit for my office fit out?
Whether or not you require a building permit for your office fitout will depend on the scope of work you are wanting to undertake. A basic office refresh and update, may not require any permits. However, more complex building works, changes to the façade, signage, or building itself are likely to require a building permit for your office fit out.
As part of our design and planning work, we will ensure that all necessary building permits are secured. Our extensive experience undertaking office fitouts of all shapes and sizes, means that we have strong relationships in place with Building Surveyors, who issue the building permits and carry out the inspections that may be required for the permit.
How long does it take to secure the relevant building permits for my office fitout?
Generally speaking, a Building Permit will be issued within a weak of lodgments. Planning Permits on the other hand can take longer as they must be lodged directly with the Council Planning Department. However, we do everything we can to minimise the time it takes and ensure applications are made early on in the process to avoid delays.
Can you organise our Building Permit for us?
Of course. Securing the necessary building permits for your office fit out is a standard part of our design and planning work.
Our extensive experience undertaking office fitouts of all shapes and sizes, means that we have strong relationships in place with Building Surveyors, who issue the building permits and carry out the inspections that may be required for the permit.