Office Refurbishment vs Office Fitout – What’s the difference
Here at Belfort, we define an office fitout as the process of renovating and transforming a space into a functional and suitable office environment. Our primary goal is to create an exceptional workspace for you and your team, ensuring optimal productivity and comfort. Fitouts can range from starting with a blank canvas, where we construct walls, floors, and ceilings, to adding the final touches such as furniture and interior design elements.
Let’s delve deeper into the three essential steps involved in a fitout project, from start to finish:
Once the basic structure of the building is complete, we proceed to the initial phase of the fitout. This stage involves opening up ceilings, building stud partitions, installing cabling, plumbing and air conditioning services within the walls and above the ceilings, and preparing the foundation for the subsequent steps. It sets the groundwork for creating a functional and efficient office space.
In the second phase, we focus on boarding the partitions, fitting off electrical, air conditioning, and plumbing services. We then reinstate the ceilings, install doors, carpet, glazing and painting. Our team ensures that all necessary systems and infrastructure are in place, meeting the specific requirements of your office
The final step revolves around enhancing the aesthetic appeal and comfort of the office. We meticulously install furniture pieces, including desks, tables, reception desk and chairs, as well as other finishes such as window film and artwork that contribute to a well-designed and welcoming environment. This stage adds the finishing touches that align with your brand and promote a positive work atmosphere.
At Belfort, we follow a comprehensive four-step process for our office fitout projects:
Planning: We begin by thoroughly understanding your vision and requirements for the office space. Our team collaborates with you to create a tailored plan that encompasses the layout, design, and functionality of the workspace.
Costing: Once the planning phase is complete, we provide a detailed cost estimate, ensuring transparency and alignment with your budgetary considerations. This step allows you to have a clear understanding of the financial aspects of the fitout project.
Time & Project Management: Efficient project management is crucial to ensure a smooth and timely fitout. Our team diligently manages the timeline, coordinates with suppliers and contractors, and oversees all aspects of the project, minimizing disruptions to your business operations.
Completing the Fitout - Construction: In this final phase, we execute the construction and installation tasks as per the approved plan. Our experienced professionals work diligently to bring your vision to life, creating a functional and inspiring office space that meets your expectations.
What is an Office Refurbishment?
Office refurbishment is ideal for existing spaces in need of a rejuvenation. Whether due to business growth or changing needs, a redesign and revitalization are required to create a fresh look and atmosphere. Unlike a full fitout, refurbishment offers a cost-effective solution that may involve new furniture, paint, and fixtures, among other minimal changes. Achieve a new office ambiance on a budget.
Refurbishments typically involve modifying and refreshing previously fitted office spaces, without the need to prepare the building’s basic structure again. At NXGI, we provide comprehensive support for all aspects of your office space. Whether it’s furniture procurement or a complete top-to-bottom fitout, our team is dedicated to assisting you throughout the process.
At Belfort, we are committed to delivering exceptional office fitouts that transform your workspace into a productive and engaging environment. Our comprehensive process ensures a seamless journey from initial planning to the final construction, resulting in an office space that reflects your brand and supports the success of your business.