Office Partitions and room dividers


The office partition specialists

As one of Melbourne’s most respected commercial fit out companies, we’ve installed office partitions for hundreds of businesses across Melbourne.

We have a wide range of different office partition systems and framing options, including glass partitions, and can work with you to custom design a unique solution to suit your space.

As office and health care fitout specialists, we can also design and install custom cubicles, workstations and reception desks to complete your updated space.

Glass office partitions and glazed walls

Choose from a wide range of glass office partitions, including aluminium framed partitions, frameless glass partitions, glazed walls. We can also add that extra special touch with custom glazing or decals to suit your brand identity or privacy needs.

Room dividers and folding walls

Room dividers and folding walls give you ability to use your space flexibly – making it possible to zone off, or open up, a space as and when you need. Folding walls and room dividers are ideal for large board or meeting rooms and flexi-spaces as they allow you to have one big space or multiple smaller spaces, as you require.

Office Boy has a range of different room dividers, folding modular wall systems and sliding doors available that will give you the flexibility and practicality you need.  

Plaster walls and partitions

Looking to create a feature wall or simply install some plaster walls and partitions? As a commercial builder that specialises in office and health fitouts, we can design and construct plaster walls and partitions every day – including curved or custom designed walls.

Desks, workstations and cubicles

As part of your office refurbishment or update, we can install a variety of different desks and workstations, or create custom designed solutions for you.

If you want to maintain an open feel to your office space, but still give your people some privacy, cubicles and custom workstations can be great alternatives to fixed partitions.

Reception desks

Your reception space is one of the most important parts of your workplace. It is where your customers and clients form their first impression of your business, so it pays to have a little wow factor. Office Boy is able to install a wide range of reception desks, or create a custom design to suit your business.

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


The experience and expertise to undertake all types of office fitouts

As fully licensed commercial builders, with our own inhouse design and architecture team, our services are flexible and adapted to suit your unique needs and requirements.


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


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


Commercial fitout and building specialists

As a specialist commercial builder 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:

  • 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


Design. Build. Deliver. Delight.

As one of Melbourne’s most respected commercial fit out companies, we’ve created hundreds of different office environments in our time. Take a look at some of our more recent Melbourne office fitout projects.

The complete office fitout solution

As a commercial fitout specialist Office Boy can deliver everything your business needs for its office. Whether you’re looking to update an existing space, work on an office refurbishment, or transform a blank canvass, Office Boy has 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 an office fit out or refurbishment 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 and installing office partitions.

1. The partitions installation and office fitout process
How long does it take to get partitions or room dividers installed?

The time it takes to complete the installation of your office partitions or room dividers depends on a number of different factors including:

  • the size of your office space and the number of partitions you require.
  • the requirements and installations.
  • the general scope of works.

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.


Can we operate on the premises while our partitions and room dividers are being installed? 

Yes. Many of our clients have continued to operate from the premises while we install office partitions and room dividers. 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 the installation of your partitions 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 while your office partitions and room dividers are installed, 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 an office space – 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 estimate for installing office partitions.

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 an estimate for your office partitions.


Does Office Boy take care of all elements of the office fit out process?

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.


Can you supply and install workstations and office furniture as part of the project

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.


Will I need the owners consent to proceed with installing office partitions?

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.


Who is my point of contact during my office fitout?

The installation of your partitions 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.


Will you deal directly with my building Facility Manager?

Yes. As part of our project management, we will liaise directly with your Building Facility Manager and/or Leasing Agent to ensure  the Project Plan meets their building requirements and needs and the installation of your partitions goes smoothly and to plan.

2. Design, planning and permits for your partition installation
What design services do you provide as part of the partition installation project

As office fit out and partition installation 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 space will be like once your partitions are installed.


How long does the design stage of a partition installation project out usually take?

The length of the design and planning stage of your partition installation project 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 on installing partitions  and would like to know more about what is involved contact us– we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.


Will I need a building permit to install office partitions?

Whether or not you require a building permit 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.


How long does it take to secure the relevant building permits?

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 the installation of your partitions and building works is a standard part of our design and planning work.

Our extensive experience installing office partitions in spaces 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. Partition costs and financing options
How much does installing office partitions cost?

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

The cost of installing partitions can vary depending on a number of different factors  including existing services (electrical, plumbing, cabling, air conditioning, lifts etc) the degree of building work required, and of course the type of partition – glass, aluminium framed, custom cabinetry etc.

If you would like to discuss your partition project, we’d 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 partitions?

In most cases, we can provide you with options for financing all or some of the cost of installing your office partitions. 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 the installation of partitions 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 installing partitions in your space and find out more about the different finance options  contact us to arrange an obligation free site visit and estimate.


What are Office Boy’s normal payment terms for installing partitions?

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 an estimate 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 installing partitions?

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’.


Can you work to my budget?

At Office Boy we pride ourselves on delivering on time and on budget. If you have a set budget for installing partitions in your space, 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 partition project and what is achievable, please don’t hesitate to contact us– we’ll be more than happy to help.

4. The build and construction involved with installing partitions
What trades work with you to install partitions

Depending on your space, we may need to engage specialist trades to help with the installation of your office partition. These include electricians, plumbers, carpenters, cabinet makers and joiners, glaziers, data and security specialists, air conditioning installers, flooring installers, fire services, painters, plasterers, cleaners and detailers.

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.


Does the installation of partitions also include any necessary adjustments to mechanical, hydraulic and Fire services? 

If the installation of your office partitions requires adjustments to mechanical, hydraulic and Fire Services, we will make sure that this work is included in the project scope.   These works are often required when installing partitions 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.


Are you able to do electrical and data cabling as part of the partitioning of my space?

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 the installation of your partitions.


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 office partitions?

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.


What insurances does Office Boy have for the installation of office partitions?

As a commercial builder specialising in office design, fit outs and the installation of office partitions, 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 the 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 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 partition installations and fit outs Office Boy can undertake
What type of fitout and partitioning projects do you undertake?

Office Boy can install all types of partitions, including glass, aluminium framed and custom partitions and larger commercial fit out projects – we can also undertake structural building works. We can You can install partitions in an existing space, along with new workstations and furnishings, and also undertake minor building works.

Our experienced team has the skills, knowledge 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 on installing partitions or a larger 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.


Do you install office partitions outside of Melbourne?

We undertake projects across Melbourne and Victoria. Naturally a lot of our 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.


Can you refurbish and fitout my existing office space?

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 to install office partitions to make better use of the space, improve workflows or create space for additional staff and future growth.


Can you just install office partitions to create extra offices?

Of course. We are more than happy to simply install office partitions, or take on small office fit out projects.  Often installing partitions will require us to make adjustments to electrical and data cabling, air-con and fire protection services.  We can also supply and install any other fixtures and fittings you need, including workstations, reception desks and seating.


Can you install partitions in medical and dental clinics?

Yes, we have the appropriate qualifications and accreditations to install partitions in medical and dental clinics. We have completed many different medical, and dental, fitouts over the years.

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.


Can you work on heritage buildings?

If your workplace is in a heritage listed building, we are able to undertake your fitout. 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.


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

Office Boy is a member of the Master Builders Association, with a CBL designated license from the Victorian Building Association and CM3 Accreditation. We have all  the necessary credentials and experience to install partitions and undertake 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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