What is Fit-Out?

What is Fit-Out?

At Creighan Contracts, fit-out is what we do. However, the concept of fit-out may not be as clear to everyone as it is to us. This article takes things back to basics on all things fit-out.

Interior fit-out is the process of making an internal space suitable for use. The process can involve interior walls, electrical and mechanical works, plastering, flooring, and lighting amongst other improvements as required in the space. The fit-out process generally takes place in three stages – shell and core, Cat A and Cat B.

What is a fit-out contractor?

A fit-out contractor is a specialist in interior construction and renovation work. Unlike a regular builder, fit-out contractors are not involved with the structural building work, the shell and core of the building, but prepare the internal space for use and occupation by the tenant.

Who is involved in a fit-out?

A Fit-Out Contractor, Engineer and Architect will generally be involved in the fit-out process. The tenant and designer usually collaborate to look at the space as well as discuss the needs of the business and design preferences, to come up with an ideal interior design and layout for space and business needs.

The fitout contractor will be extremely valuable in providing support on technical and trade-specific building elements at this stage. The fitout contractor will also be able to guarantee that the project complies with any relevant regulatory and building codes.

Having been in business 18 years, we know a thing or two about commercial fitout. Do you have an upcoming project you think we could help you with? Contact us to see how we can  bring your ideas to life.