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What Is An Office Fit-out?

An office fit-out is reflective of your business needs and culture while catering to your employees' working requirements. It is the process and transformation of making an empty space into a suitable environment with all office essentials, including the necessary electrical, furnishings, plumbing, ventilation, and decorations.



Fit-Out vs. Renovation: What’s the Difference?

Most of the time, people confuse fit-outs with office renovations. An office fit-out is not to be confused with renovations which is the process of revamping an office space that already exists. An office fit-out is developing a new space from scratch.


Office renovation is the process involved with the interior design aspect. These are features that give the space a more fresh and professional look which covers painting and furnishings.



What are the types of Fit-out?

  • Shell & Core – This is transforming the interior of your space or the mainframe of your building, including things like cladding, lift shafts, and structural work.

  • Category A - This refers to your basic fit-out and includes all the processes such as the installations of lighting, mechanical, electrical, suspended ceilings, cooling, and fire Systems.

  • Category B - This is the most closely related to renovation. It improves the internal space according to your vision and requirements, including office furniture and technology installation. To avoid confusion, Category A is a blank canvas and Category B is filling out that canvas.


Key Takeaway

An office fit-out is required when your facilities have expanded or need more new office space for your growing staff. With every office fit-out project, it’s important to think about how your business is likely to change over the next 5 years.


Here at Neptel Design+Build, we provide all fit-out and renovation services for your next office project. Contact us today for a free consultation!





References:

Office Options (2020). What exactly is an office fit-out?. Retrieved from https://www.officeoptionsuk.com/news/what-exactly-is-an-office-fit-out/

Penketh Group (2021). What is the difference between office fit out and refurbishment? Retrieved from https://penkethgroup.com/knowledge-centre/difference-office-fit-refurbishment/

T1 (2019). Office Fit Out 101: Terms you need to know. Retrieved from https://t1projectmanagement.com/office-fit-out-101-terms-you-need-to-know/



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