What is the difference between construction, fit-out and refurbishment?

What is the difference between construction, fit-out and refurbishment?

Do you want to change your space for your business, but you’re not sure what type of service you need to suit your needs? Whether you require construction, fit-out or refurbishment will determine who you will work with to create your dream space, and the amount of time and disruption to your business that may cause. 

At Creighan Contracts, our services include all three, and many projects involve elements of each, particularly if a space is being extended, or for a change of use project. 

If you need to build a new structure or extension:  

You need construction services.  

Construction is the process of building a structure from the ground up. It encompasses all the activities required to create a new building, starting with site preparation and foundation work and concluding with the finishing touches. 

If you need to customise an empty space: 

You need fit out services.  

A fit-out is the process of customising the interior spaces of a building to meet the specific needs and preferences of the occupant. 

Fit-outs typically occur after the construction of the core shell of a building (walls, floors, ceilings, and basic services) and involve creating partitions, installing fixtures, and adding interior design elements. 

The purpose of a fit-out is to transform a generic or unfinished space into a functional and aesthetically pleasing environment tailored to the tenant’s requirements. It is common in commercial spaces, offices, retail stores, and restaurants. 

If you want to change or improve an existing space: 

Refurbishment is the process of renovating or improving an existing building or structure. It involves making repairs, upgrades, and cosmetic changes to restore the property to a better condition or to adapt it to new requirements. 

The primary goal of refurbishment is to extend the useful life of a building, enhance its functionality, and improve its appearance. 

Common refurbishment activities include repairing damaged structures, replacing outdated systems (such as plumbing or electrical), repainting, and updating interior finishes. 

 At Creighan Contracts we thrive on creating the perfect spaces for our clients’ needs, by providing a full-scale fit-out, refurbishment and construction service. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you create the perfect space.