What To Look For In An Office Fit-out Company

What To Look For In An Office Fit-out Company

You and your team spend more than a third of your day in the office – so it some ways it functions like a second home. Your office should not only be practical and functional, but it also needs to accurately represent what the company stands for – your brand, values and culture. And, your office needs to be a comfortable environment for your employees.

Choosing the right fit out company to undertake your office fitout or refurbishment is essential. Not only will make the process a whole lot easier for you, but it will also help you avoid a lot of issues and complications. You see, when it comes to a commercial fitout or refurbishment, you need to engage a specialist commercial fitout company. Commercial fitouts are very different from other building projects and choosing an experienced commercial builder will save you time and money.

Here are some of the things to consider when selecting a fit out company for your office renovations.

Does the company have a good reputation?

The fit out company you choose should have a good reputation in the industry. Commercial builders and fit out companies with plenty of experience in the field know all the requirements and regulations that apply to commercial fitouts. They have experience tackling problems that are unique to commercial properties, know what permits are required and how to secure them and will ultimately help you avoid some of the traps that can come with an office fitout or refurbishment project. They will be able to guide you through the planning process, offer ideas and suggestions and ensure timelines and budgets meet your requirements.

Check what their past clients have to say about them, and if possible, look at the final output too. Some key considerations include:

      • Have they managed projects similar in scale or nature to yours? For instance, if you’re looking to undertake a dental fitout or medical fitout you want to make sure they have experience successfully delivering healthcare fitouts.
      • How long has the company been operating?
      • Do they have project case studies available for your perusal?
      • Do they have a solid track record of delivering on time and within budget?

What are the company’s ideas or concepts?

When thinking of renovating or refurbishing your office space, your likely to have some ideas and a vision of what you want to achieve. But, you want to make sure that the fitout company you select is also bringing ideas and suggestions to the table.  Their input, experience and creativity can significantly improve the final result. It will help you make the most of the space available and ensure that it provides the scope and flexibility for your business to grow and evolve.

Can the fitout company work to YOUR budget?

Of course, one of the most important factors to consider in any commercial building project is the budget. Most fit out companies will only be able to provide a quote after an initial site inspection and discussion about your requirements and what you want to achieve. Providing your budget is adequate, they should also offer suggestions or ideas to help you make the most of it – ensuring every dollar you spend is spent well.

Before you engage them, make sure that you understand the pricing arrangement and ensure that the project has been fully scoped. In any building project there can be curveballs, but you want to be sure that the fitout company has allowed for all foreseeable works.


Whether you’re looking to create or update your office partitions or completely renovate or refurbish your office interior design in Melbourne, Office Boy will have it done on time and on budget. Call us on 1300 858 176 or fill out the form here to request a quote today!