All That You Must Know About Office Fitout

General

Have you ever heard about Office Fit Out? A few of you must be well aware of it, but many may not be knowing about it. Therefore, in this small article,  we shall try to share all about “Office Fitout” briefly.

GXI Group is a company consisting of a few passionate people who are specialized in end-to-end office fit out London projects and having experience of more than 20 years.

What you mean by “Office Fit Out”?

Usually, the term “Fit Out” is used for describing the process of making interior spaces meant for the occupant of any office. Any office spaces are developed as per the needs of people occupying the office.

What is the need for Office Fit Out?

For the future growth of any business people need to invest their time and money in a certain workplace. As per the recent study, about 88% of the company believe that because of their Office Fitouts, the output of their employees was positively impacted. Hence, we can say that Office Fitout can help in boosting the productivity of the employees.

There are 2 different types of Office Fit Out:

  1. Category A Fit-Out

Category A Fit Out actually refers to the fit-out of the tenant’s own space, where processes like all electrical and mechanical installations are involved. Other things that are involved:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Lighting
  • False ceilings
  • Fire Systems
  1. Category B Fit-Out

In case of category B, the entire development of the internal space as per the requirement of the tenant. You can say Category A as a blank canvas while Category B will be filling out that blank canvas.

Here the following office functions are included:

  • IT facility
  • Common rooms
  • Private office spaces
  • Furniture installation
  • Kitchen/ snack areas
  • Floor finish
  • Reception area
  • Meeting and conference rooms

Office Fit Out Cost

The cost of fit-out will depend upon the need of facilities of the tenant, which can always vary.  In a few fit-outs, only cosmetic work is needed while in a few cases there can be a modification of the structure too.

However, to get a budgetary estimate you can consider that any contractor may charge you for the fit-out cost based on the following cost:

  • Cost of installation
  • Training cost
  • Cost of furniture
  • Cost of IT infrastructure

You must also keep a contingency amount of around 5 to 10% of your total project cost.

The time needed for completing Office Fit-Out

This too will depend upon your specific requirements and also the ability and efficiency of the contractor that you have hired. Few projects can easily complete within 1 month while few projects may take as high as 2 months.

However, before you   go for your fit-out project, you must also check with the following external influences:

  • Fulfillment of the present legislation
  • Whether you want to follow Green choice
  • Various health and safety issues of the current workplace

Your office fit-out will set the direction of your present business at least for the coming next 5 years. Therefore, considering the level of the present business, you need to have a proper vision about the shape of things to come in near future, and you must go for your office fit-out.

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