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At Office Boy, we think your office fitout, refurbishment or renovation 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 your office design and fitout work for you. It’s about creating a work environment that fosters productivity, collaboration and consultation, is practical and functional, exhibits the values and characteristics of your business and brand, and provides the space and scope for you to grow and evolve.
Your project is managed and overseen by an experienced office fitout project manager, who works closely with you throughout the process – keeping you informed at every step.
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.
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.
At Office Boy we work to your budet. And, unlike other commercial builders we guarantee that your fitout will be completed on time and on budget. That’s the Office Boy difference.
As one of Melbourne’s most respected commercial fit out companies, we’ve successfully designed and delivered hundreds of different office fitouts in our time. Take a look at some of our more recent Melbourne office fitout projects.
Ask us about financing your fitout – we have a variety of different options.
As fully licensed commercial builders in Melbourne, with our own inhouse design and architecture team, our services are flexible and adapted to suit your unique needs and requirements.
As professional commercial builders in Melbourne with all the appropriate qualifications and accreditations, Office Boy has the experience and expertise to deliver your fitout smoothly and seamlessly. This experience allows us to thoroughly assess and manage the unique requirements of your build, including:
As office fitout specialists in Melbourne, Office Boy can deliver everything your business needs for its office. Whether you’re looking to update and refurbish an existing space, or transform a blank canvass.
When you’re planning and preparing for an office fit out 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.
The time it takes to complete your office fitout depends on a number of different factors including:
Generally speaking, a full Melbourne office fitout of a space that is 300sqm or less will take around a month once permits are issued. A larger office, requiring a full fit out may take six to eight weeks.
Simpler fitouts that just require the installation of partitions and workstations may be able to completed in a week or two.
If you are planning an office 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.
Yes. Many of our previous office fitouts have been completed while the client continues to operate from the premises. But ultimately, it does depend on the scope of your fit out work, your timeframe and your needs.
As a general rule, we will be able to complete your office 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 office 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.
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 fitout estimate.
Yes. This is one of the things our office fitout clients value most. We can take care of every element of your office fitout – from the design and planning, raising permits, interior design, right through to the build and construction.
During the design and planning stage of your office 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 office fit out meets all your needs.
During the build phase of your fitout our Project Manager coordinates the entire process which can involve everything from the installation of office partitions, ceiling construction, plumbing, electrical and data, air-conditioning, lifts and staircases, flooring, painting, office furniture and fittings.
If you are planning an office fitout and would like to know more about what is involved contact us to arrange an obligation free site visit and office fitout estimate.
Yes. We usually supply and install most or all office furniture as part of your fit out, including office workstations, reception desks, desk chairs, occasional seating, meeting room and boardroom furniture, storage and filing systems, and everything in between.
As a commercial fit out specialist, we’re often able to source furniture for office fitouts at highly competitive trade prices.
You will need written consent from the owner of your premises in order for us to obtain a building permit to proceed with your office fitout. To aid this process and we provide complimentary fitout sketches at the beginning of the process so the owner can provide timely agreement.
Your office fit out will be managed by one of our experienced Project Managers. They take care of every detail, ensuring your 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, workstations and every other element that goes in to an office fit out project.
Yes. As part of our office fitout project management, we will liaise directly with your Building Facility Manager and/or Leasing Agent to ensure your office design and the Project Plan meets their building requirements and needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Generally speaking, most office fit out projects cost somewhere between $400 and $2,000 per sqm.
This is because the cost of an office 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, and of course the level of finishes and furnishings you require.
If you would like to discuss your office design and fit out project, we’d more than happy to help and can provide you with an indicative budget based on your specific needs. Just contact us.
An office 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 office fit out appealing because it allows them to:
If you would like to arrange a fitout estimate and find out more about the different finance options contact us to arrange an obligation free site visit and office fit out estimate.
Our payment terms depend on the size and scale of your 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 fit out or facilitate a leasing arrangement over 12 months or more.
If you would like to arrange a fitout estimate and find out more about the different finance options contact us to arrange an obligation free site visit and office fit out estimate.
When it comes to office 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 office 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’.
At Office Boy we pride ourselves on delivering office 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 your office design and fit out project and what is achievable, please don’t hesitate to contact us– we’ll be more than happy to help.
As a specialist commercial builder we work with a host of different trades to deliver your office fit out. 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.
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.
If your office 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.
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.
Data and electrical cabling is a critical part of any office 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.
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:
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.
As a commercial builder specialising in office 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.
The safety of our team and your team are always the top priority during an office 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.
Office Boy is able to take on all types of office fit out projects – big and small and can undertake structural building works. You can get us to come in and install partitions in an existing space, new workstations and furnishings, or undertake minor building works.
Our team also has the skills, knowledge, experience and appropriate credentials to undertake complete office fit outs over multiple floors. We have extensive experience managing the entire fitout process from start to finish – from the development of architectural plans, raising permits, interior design, build and construction, installation of electrical and data points, workstations, furnishings and fittings.
If you are planning an office 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 office fitout estimate.
Office Boy’s fitout team works with clients across Melbourne and Victoria to take care of all of their office fit out requirements. Naturally a lot of our office fitout projects are in Melbourne, the Melbourne CBD and surrounds, but we also undertake larger office fit outs in regional Victoria, including Geelong, Ballarat, Shepparton, Bendigo, Sale and everywhere else.
Absolutely. A large portion of our projects involve fitouts of existing spaces. Sometimes it is because the office simply needs to be freshened up. Other times our clients are looking for a new office fitout to make better use of the space, improve workflows or create space for additional staff and future growth.
Of course. We are more than happy to take on small office fit out projects that only require the installation of new office partitions. We’re also able to make any necessary adjustments to electrical and data cabling, air-con and fire protection that is required. And, we can also supply and install all fixtures and fittings, including workstations and seating.
Yes. We have completed many different medical, dental, health care, retail and warehouse fitouts over the years. As a commercial builder we have all the appropriate qualifications and accreditations and can take on all types of commercial fit outs – healthcare fitouts (medical, dental, allied and consulting rooms) warehouse fitouts and conversions, retail fitouts, showroom fitouts and everything in between.
Take a look at our projects to see some of the different types of 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 fitout project, please contact us– we’ll be more than happy to help.
If your office is in a heritage listed building, Office Boy is able to do the fitout for you. We have a sound understanding and appreciation for the design constraints, considerations and processes that are required for undertaking a 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 flexibility to scope new internal works sympathetic to existing conditions and themes.
As a member of the Master Builders Association, with a CBL designated license from the Victorian Building Association and CM3 Accreditation, Office Boy has the necessary credentials and experience to complete office fit outs in large office buildings and shopping centres.
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