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Enjoy the fitout process. Love the result.

At Office Boy, we think the fitout, refurbishment or renovation of your clinic should be a process that you enjoy – so, we listen, we ask questions, we provide ideas, and we respect your budget.

Our focus is always on making the design and fitout of your clinic work for you – ensuring that it’s not only practical and functional, but that it also complies with all the relevant codes and requirements. And, that it exhibits the values and characteristics of your business and brand.








On time and on budget. Every time.

Over a decade of experience in medical, dental and health care fitouts, means that we’ve got the necessary experience and credentials to deliver high quality medical fitouts at a competitive price point.

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One point of contact

Your project is managed and overseen by an experienced medical fitout project manager, who works closely with you throughout the process – keeping you informed at every step.


Value for money

Our end-to-end service offering allows you to better utilise your budget – eliminating unnecessary project management fees and reducing overall architectural and planning costs.

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Attention to detail

Office Boy’s highly experienced and qualified tradespeople pride themselves on quality workmanship, attention to detail and delivering a build that will stand the test of time.


On time and on budget

At Office Boy we work to your budget. And, unlike other commercial builders we guarantee that your fitout will be completed on time and on budget. That’s the Office Boy difference.


Design. Build. Deliver. Delight.

As one of Melbourne’s most respected commercial fit out companies, we’ve designed, built and delivered hundreds of different healthcare and medical fitouts in our time. Take a look at some of our more recent Melbourne health and medical fitout projects.

Ask us about financing your fitout – we have a variety of different options.


The experience and expertise to undertake all types of medical fitouts

As fully licensed commercial builders in Melbourne, with our own inhouse design and architecture team, our services are flexible and adapted to suit your health, dental or medical fitout’s unique needs and requirements.


We take care of every element of your clinic fit out, refurbishment or renovation – from the initial design, to securing permits and delivering your clinic fit out.


Working closely with your interior designer or architect, our experienced team delivers your build to spec – with exceptional workmanship and attention to detail.


Medical fitout and building specialists

As professional commercial builders in Melbourne with all the appropriate qualifications and accreditations, Office Boy specialists have the experience and expertise to deliver your medical or dental fitout smoothly and seamlessly. This experience allows us to thoroughly assess and manage the unique requirements of your build, including:

  • Raise Building Permits
  • Work within heritage overlays
  • Manage tenancy and building management requirements
  • Certify drawings for lodgement
  • Works in large office buildings and shopping centres
  • Undertake structural works, steel and non-structural fitouts

The complete health and medical fitout solution

As a commercial fitout specialist Office Boy can deliver everything you need for your health, dental or medical clinic fitout. Whether you’re looking to update and refurbish an existing space, install partitions or transform a blank canvass, we have you covered.

  • Reception
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Boardrooms
  • Break-out spaces
  • Meeting rooms
  • Lighting design
  • Data and cabling
  • Emergency lighting
  • Flooring
  • Partitions
  • Ceilings
  • Signage
  • Feature walls
  • Window furnishings
  • Workstations
  • Storage and shelving
  • Seating

Frequently Asked Questions

When you’re planning and preparing for healthcare, dental or medical fitouts there are usually lots of questions that come up. To help you, we’ve compiled answers to some of the most common questions our clients have about the different stages of an office fitout.

1. The healthcare and medical clinic fit out process

How long does a medical or healthcare clinic fit out typically take?

The time it takes to complete your medical clinic fitout depends on a number of different factors including:

  • the size of your medical or healthcare clinic
  • the requirements and installations.
  • the general scope of works.

Generally speaking, a full Melbourne medical clinic fitout that is 300sqm or less will take around a month once permits are issued. A larger clinic, requiring a full fit out may take six to eight weeks.

Simpler fitouts that just require the installation of partitions, cabinetry and workstations may be able to be completed in a week or two.

If you are planning a health or medical clinic fitout and would like to know how long it is likely to take, contact us– we’ll be more than happy to give you a reliable guide.


Can we operate on the premises while our medical fitout is being done?

Yes. Many of our previous medical and health clinic fitouts and refurbishments have been completed while the client continues to operate from the premises. But ultimately, it depends on the scope of your fit out work, your timeframe and your needs.

As a general rule, we will be able to complete your health or medical fitout much faster if the space is empty. However, we also understand that for many businesses this isn’t an option. So we work with you to plan the best process.

If you do need to operate from the premises during your medical clinic fitout, then we will undertake your fit out in different stages to minimise disruption. We are also able to undertake work overnight and on weekends if required to minimise disruption to your operations.


I’m looking to lease a space for my medical clinic – should I get Office Boy involved?

Yes. Getting us involved in the selection process can be very worthwhile. We often help our clients assess the feasibility of a space before they commit to a lease. Through a site inspection we can help you to understand what is possible within the space and provide you with an indicative office fit out estimate.

If you are looking to lease a space, contact us to arrange a time for us to do a site inspection and provide you with a medical fitout estimate.


Does Office Boy take care of all elements of the health and medical clinic fit out process?

Yes. This is one of the things our healthcare and medical clinic fitout clients value most. We can take care of every element of your medical clinic fitout – from the design and planning, raising permits, interior design, right through to the build and construction. We’re also able to source and install all of the specialist medical equipment you need.

During the design and planning stage of your medical fitout, we work closely with you to understand your needs, so that the plans provide the scope you need. We make sure that all of your needs are covered off – from storage, to acoustics, data and electrical cabling, plumbing, air conditioning, lighting design, accessibility requirements, workflows and everything in between. So that your healthcare clinic fit out meets all your needs.

During the build phase of your clinic fitout our Project Manager coordinates the entire process which can involve everything from the installation of partitions, ceiling construction, plumbing, electrical and data, air-conditioning, lifts and staircases, flooring, painting, installation of specialist medical equipment, furniture and fittings.

If you are planning a health or medical fitout and would like to know more about what is involved contact us to arrange an obligation free site visit and medical fitout estimate.


Will I need the owner’s consent to proceed with my healthcare clinic fitout?

You will need written consent from the owner of your premises in order for us to obtain a building permit to proceed with your medical clinic fitout. To aid this process and we provide complimentary fitout sketches at the beginning of the process so the owner can provide timely agreement.


Who is my point of contact during my medical fitout?

Your medical clinic fit out will be managed by one of our experienced Project Managers. They take care of every detail, ensuring your clinic fitout is delivered on time and on budget. Through careful planning they manage all building works including demolition, framing, plastering, electrical and data, plumbing, installation of partitions, flooring, cabinetry, dental equipment and every other element that goes in to a healthcare fit out project.


Will you deal directly with my building Facility Manager?

Yes. As part of our medical clinic fitout project management, we will liaise directly with your Building Facility Manager and/or Leasing Agent to ensure your clinic design and the Project Plan meets their building requirements and needs.

2. Design, planning and permits for your medical clinic fitout

What design services do you provide as part of my medical clinic fit out project?

As medical and healthcare fit out specialists our team includes Architects and Interior Designers, so we are able to provide a complete design service for your healthcare clinic fitout.

As part of the design and planning stage, our design team works closely with you to truly understand your needs – from the number of consulting rooms you need, medical equipment that needs to be sourced and installed, 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 and practical. 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 medical fit out or refurbishment will be like.


How long does the design stage of a medical fit out usually take?

The length of the design and planning stage of your health or medical clinic 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 a dental 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 medical clinic 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 of detailed building plans for permit submissions and onsite working drawings.


Will I need a building permit for my medical clinic fit out?

Whether or not you require a building permit for your medical or healthcare fitout will depend on the scope of work you are wanting to undertake. A basic 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 medical clinic fit out.

As part of our design and planning work, we will ensure that all necessary building permits are secured. Our extensive experience undertaking health and medical 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 medical clinic fitout?

Generally speaking, a Building Permit will be issued within a week 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 medical fit out is a standard part of our design and planning work.

Our extensive experience undertaking healthcare and medical 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.

3. Medical clinic fitout costs and financing options

How much does a healthcare or medical clinic fit out cost?

Generally speaking, most medical and healthcare fit out projects cost somewhere between $400 and $2,000 per sqm.

This is because the cost of a medical or healthcare clinic fit out depends on a variety of different factors, including existing services (electrical, plumbing, cabling, air conditioning, lifts etc) the degree of building work required, the level of finishes and furnishings you require and whether or not you need new dental equipment installed.

If you would like to discuss your medical clinic design and fit out project, we’d be more than happy to help and can provide you with an indicative budget based on your specific needs. Just contact us.


Can I finance my healthcare or medical clinic fit out?

The cost of a medical or healthcare clinic fitout can be a significant investment. In most cases, we can provide you with options for financing all or some of the cost of your fitout. These options may include extended payment terms or a leasing arrangement over 12 months or more.

Many of our clients find the option of financing their dental fit out appealing because it allows them to:

  • Keep the money invested in the business for longer.
  • Minimise the impact on your cash flow.
  • Avoid the hassle of securing finance from a bank or lender.
  • Get your fitout sooner.
  • Pay for it over time – 8 months or longer.

If you would like to arrange an estimate for your medical clinic fitout and find out more about the different finance options contact us to arrange an obligation free site visit and office fit out estimate.


What are Office Boy’s normal payment terms for a medical clinic fitout?

Our payment terms depend on the size and scale of your medical or healthcare clinic fitout. For smaller projects that will be completed in under a month we typically require 50% up front and 50% on completion.

For larger fitout projects, we require an upfront deposit of 30%, a midway progress payment of 30% and the remaining 40% on completion.

We may also be able to offer you extended payment terms for your dental fit out or facilitate a leasing arrangement over 12 months or more.

If you would like to arrange an estimate for your healthcare clinic fitout and find out more about the different finance options contact us to arrange an obligation free site visit and office fit out  estimate.


What if I get a cheaper quote for my medical clinic fitout?

When it comes to medical and healthcare fitouts, comparing ‘apples with apples’ is very important.

First of all it is important to make sure that everything in your brief has been taken into account and that the scope of work is the same or similar. For example, there may be works required to services that haven’t been included in the cheaper quote.

At Office Boy we go out of our way to fully scope the requirements of your dental clinic fit out so that we can provide you with a realistic estimate, up front. If you do receive a cheaper quote, let us know and if need me we can adjust our estimate to align with the specifications and inclusions in that quote, so you can ‘compare apples with apples’.


Can you work to my budget?

We pride ourselves on delivering medical clinic fit outs that are on time and on budget. If you have a set budget for your fitout, let us know. Not only are we happy to work to it, we will ensure you get maximum value from it.

If you would like to discuss the design and fit out of your dental clinic and what is achievable, please don’t hesitate to contact us– we’ll be more than happy to help.

4. The build and construction of your medical or healthcare fitout

What trades work with you to undertake a medical or healthcare fitout?

As a specialist commercial builder we work with a host of different trades to deliver your medical or healthcare fitout. Over the last decade, we’ve built strong relationships with a variety of different trades who work with us regularly on our fit out projects. These include electricians, plumbers, carpenters, cabinet makers and joiners, glaziers, data and security specialists, air conditioning installers, lift installation specialists, staircase fabricators, flooring installers, signage manufacturers, window tinters, fire services, concrete cutters, painters, plasterers, cleaners and detailers – basically every kind of specialist needed to complete an office fitout.


Do you have experience installing lifts as part of a health care or medical fit out?

Yes, we have installed lifts as part of our fit out work in a variety of different projects. This experience means that we have a strong understanding of the building standards and requirements, as well as established relationships with lift manufacturers and installers.


Does the scope of your fitout work include mechanical, hydraulic and Fire services? 

If your medical clinic fit out requires mechanical, hydraulic and Fire Services, we will make sure that this work is included in the project scope.   These works often feature in fitout works and we have strong relationships in place with a number of different consultants and trades in these essential services. We regularly work with them to ensure compliance with the relevant building codes and of course to enhance the safety and comfort of your time in the new space.


Will Office Boy assist with asbestos reports and removal as part of the fitout?

If your building contains asbestos, during the planning stage we will ensure that any asbestos is identified. Prior to building works commencing we will engage specialist asbestos removers to ensure it is removed safely and inline with regulations.


Are you able to do electrical and data cabling as part of my medical fit out?

Data and electrical cabling is a critical part of any medical or healthcare fitout. During the planning and design stage we work closely with you to identify and map out your data and cabling requirements, so that they are included in your estimate. We then engage our trusted electrical and cabling partners to undertake this work as part of your office fitout.


What building accreditations and qualifications does Office Boy have?

As a member of the Master Builders Association, with a CBL designated license from the Victorian Building Association and CM3 Accreditation, we have the appropriate credentials to undertake:

  • Structural and non-structural office fitouts
  • Erect steel and signage
  • Raise building permits
  • Undertake office fitout projects in large office buildings and shopping centres.


How long is the warranty or guarantee on my healthcare fitout?

We pride ourselves on quality workmanship. We are meticulous about every aspect of your build, from the structural work that you can’t see, through to the finishes and fittings that you do see. We offer a standard 12 month warranty on our workmanship. Typically workstations and furniture have five-year manufacturers warranty and seating a three to five year manufacturers warranties.


What insurances does Office Boy have for undertaking office fitouts?

As a commercial builder specialising in medical and healthcare design and fit outs, we hold all the necessary insurances including Workers Compensation, Combined Public and Product Liability, Structural and Professional Indemnity cover. We can provide you with details about our policies if you require.


What Occupational Health and Safety Policies and accreditations does Office Boy have?

The safety of our team and your team are always the top priority during a healthcare or medical fitout. We have a comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety in place that is regularly updated, along with all the relevant insurances and documentation that is required by law.

For each of our office fit out projects, we develop a site specific OHS Management Plan and if necessary Safe Work Management Systems. All of this documentation is stored at our offices and also held and displayed on site throughout your office fit out project.

5. The types of medical and healthcare fit outs Office Boy can undertake

What type of medical and healthcare fitout projects do you undertake?

Office Boy can take on almost any kind of healthcare fit out project – from complete medical centres, to cosmetic clinics, specialist consulting rooms for physiotherapists, psychologists, dentists, massage therapists, osteopaths, surgeons and all other types of health care professionals.

We take all types of medical fitouts – whether that be a complete refurbishment or simply and installing partitions, workstations and furnishings in an existing space.

We have extensive experience managing the health care fitout process from start to finish and have an in-depth knowledge of the various requirements and codes that need to be met.

If you are planning a health care or medical fitout in Melbourne, or simply want to get an idea of what is possible and what the costs are, contact us to arrange an obligation free site visit and medical fit out estimate.


Do you do fit outs outside of Melbourne?

We work with clients across Melbourne and Victoria to take care of all of their medical fit out requirements. Naturally a lot of our medical fitout projects are in the Melbourne CBD and surrounds, but we also undertake larger medical and health care fit outs in regional Victoria, including Geelong, Ballarat, Shepparton, Bendigo, Sale and everywhere else.


Can you refurbish and fitout my existing clinic and treatment rooms?

Of course we can. A large portion of our health care and medical fit out projects involve fitouts of existing spaces simply because the space really only needs a freshen up. But, when we’re also able to take on more complex medical fit outs that allow you to make better use of the space, improve workflows or create additional treatment rooms to support future growth.

Take a look at our projects to see some of the different types of medical fit outs we’ve completed over the last ten years. And if you have any questions, or would like to have a chat about your healthcare fitout project, please contact us– we’ll be more than happy to help.


Can you just install partitions to create extra offices or treatment rooms

Of course. We are more than happy to take on the small health care fit out projects that many of our competitors won’t touch. Often these fitouts only require the installation of new partitions.  We’re also able to make any necessary adjustments to electrical and data cabling, plumbing, air-con and fire protection that may be required when you are rezoning the space in your clinic. And, we can also supply and install all fixtures and fittings, including reception desks, waiting room furniture, workstations, seating, treatment beds and everything else you can think of


Can you work on heritage buildings?

If your clinic or rooms are located in a heritage listed building, Office Boy is can take on your fitout. We have a sound understanding and appreciation for the design constraints, considerations and processes that are required for undertaking a medical fitout within a heritage building.

Our on site teams are highly skilled in non invasive work – for example preservation of flooring finishes, decorative walls and ceilings, windows and general features.  We also possess the design capacity, skills and flexibility to scope new internal works sympathetic to existing conditions and themes.


Can you undertake medical fitouts in large office buildings and shopping centres?

Yes we can. We are a member of the Master Builders Association, with a CBL designated license from the Victorian Building Association and CM3 Accreditation. And, we have all the necessary credentials, knowledge and experience to complete  health fit outs in large office buildings and shopping centres.

Put Office Boy to work for you – Call us on 1300 858 176 or request a quote now!


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