What is an Office Fit-out?

25 January 2023

At KDM, office fit-out’s are one of our specialities. We have the expertise to help with the design/redesign and fit out of your space. So, whether it’s building work, adding in partitions, creating more break-out areas, new flooring, lighting, or manufacturing bespoke furniture – we’ve got you covered.

What is an office fit-out?

Office fit out’s are about making spaces fit for purpose and generally includes:

  • Interior walls
  • Plastering
  • Electrical
  • Flooring
  • Decoration
  • Lighting
  • Mechanical installations
  • Furnishings/décor
  • Any other improvements to the interior

They vary in degree of size & complexity such as shell & core, Category A & Category B.

Category A (CAT A)

This includes the building’s mechanical & electrical services such as raised floors, suspended ceilings, toilet facilities, fire detection facilities and sprinklers. It’s otherwise deemed a blank canvas for the occupier to bespoke to their requirements before progressing onto the CAT B stage.

Category B (CAT B)

This is everything from functionality to aesthetics. From building walls to creating partitions, lighting, kitchen areas and décor – this is where the space becomes your own.

Is there a difference between a fit-out and refurbishment?

These can be used interchangeably but the general rule is that a fit-out is for any new office space whereas a refurbishment is to redesign an existing space.

Why should you consider an office fit-out or refurbishment?

An office fit-out or refurbishment can change the dynamics of your work environment and enhance your company culture. A fresh, vibrant office affects the atmosphere and is good for your team’s productivity. A happy team helps build the dream.

Office fit-out or office relocation?

There may come a time when you outgrow your existing office space, or it may be too costly to redesign. This is when relocating may be better value for money.

At KDM, sustainability is high on our agenda, so we want to make sure that we design and find the right solution for you.

Ultimately, the key is having the right office space for you and your team. Got the vision but not the image? Or do you just need some expert guidance on what will work best for you? Contact us today for more information at [email protected]

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