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Fitout, Construction & Project Management

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Adding Value to Business Owners & Commercial Assets

Architecture & Interior Design

Fitout, Construction & Project Management

Fast Project Delivery in Perth & Throughout Western Australia

Adding Value to Business Owners & Commercial Assets





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A commercial fitout refers to the process of making interior spaces suitable for occupation and tailored to specific business needs. It is essentially the transformation of a raw space into a completed environment that is ready for a business to move in and start operating. This can include installation of flooring, ceilings, partition walls, furniture, and the integration of the company's branding into the interior design. Fitouts are commonly categorised by different types, such as:

  1. Base Building Fitouts: This involves the basic construction elements provided by the landlord, which can include mechanical and electrical services, finished ceilings, and sometimes flooring. The extent of what is included can vary greatly.

  2. Shell and Core Fitouts: Here, the fitout is done in a space that is essentially a blank canvas - just the shell of the building with core areas like stairwells, elevators, and main lobbies completed. Tenants have the freedom to design the space as they see fit.

  3. Incentivised Fitouts: These fitouts are often completed by landlords and include basic finishes, raised floors, suspended ceilings, and basic mechanical and electrical services. It’s a space that's functional but not yet personalised.

  4. Specified Fitouts: This is the phase where the tenant's specific requirements are implemented. It covers everything from the layout of the office space, private offices, conference rooms, to the design elements that reflect the company's brand and culture.

Commercial fitouts are typically undertaken by businesses when they move into a new property, or when they are looking to update or rebrand an existing space. The process is comprehensive and is managed by a project team that usually includes architects, interior designers, engineers, and contractors. The goal is to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing work environment that aligns with the company's operational requirements and brand identity.

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The fitout process is a comprehensive series of steps taken to transform an interior space into a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing environment, typically for commercial use. Here is a generalised outline of the fitout process:

  1. Client Briefing: The process begins with a thorough briefing from the client to understand their requirements, expectations, budget, and timeline. This step sets the groundwork for what the fitout will achieve.

  2. Design Development: Interior designers and architects develop a design concept that aligns with the client's vision. This phase includes space planning, selecting materials, and finalising the design elements.

  3. Approvals and Compliance: Before construction can begin, the fitout must comply with relevant building codes and regulations. This step may involve submitting designs for approval to local authorities and obtaining necessary permits.

  4. Cost Estimation and Budgeting: A detailed cost estimation is made to ensure the project aligns with the client's budget. This step often requires adjusting materials and design elements to balance cost without compromising on quality.

  5. Construction Documentation: Technical drawings and specifications are prepared to guide the construction team. These documents include detailed plans for electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems, and custom elements.

  6. Tender Process: If not already aligned with a construction firm, the client may enter a tender process where construction companies bid to undertake the project. The client selects a contractor based on a balance of cost, quality, and time efficiency. At Hub we have a strong database of trusted contractors and conduct an internal tender on behalf of our clients to save valuable time and achieve the best possible outcomes for the project.

  7. Project Management: Effective project management is essential to keep the fitout on schedule and within budget. This includes coordinating all stakeholders, from suppliers to contractors, and managing any issues that arise during construction.

  8. Construction and Installation: The physical work of creating the fitout begins, including constructing walls, installing floors, fitting out electrical and plumbing systems, and customising interiors.

  9. Furnishing and Finishing Touches: Once the primary construction is complete, furniture is installed, and final touches are added. This could include painting, installing fixtures, and decorating.

  10. Inspection and Snagging: A thorough inspection of the completed fitout is carried out to identify any 'snags' or minor defects that need rectifying.

  11. Handover: After all work is completed to satisfaction and all snags are addressed, the fitout is handed over to the client. This marks the completion of the project, and the space is now ready for occupation.

Each fitout is unique, and the process can be adapted to meet the specific needs and challenges of a project. It's a collaborative effort that requires the expertise and coordination of many different professionals to ensure a successful outcome.

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Interior design, project management, fitout, and construction are distinct, yet interrelated disciplines within the industry of building and design. At Hub Interiors we do it all for you.

Here’s a brief overview of each:

  1. Interior Design: This is the art and science of enhancing the interior of a space to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the space. Interior designers plan, research, coordinate, and manage such enhancement projects. Their work takes into account color schemes, lighting, materials, furniture, and fixtures to create spaces that are both beautiful and functional.

  2. Project Management: This is the process of leading the work of a team to achieve all project goals within the given constraints, such as time, budget, and scope. In the context of interior design and construction, project management involves planning, executing, and overseeing the project from inception to completion, ensuring that the client’s requirements are met.

  3. Fitout: This term refers to the process of making an interior space suitable for occupation. It is often used in relation to office developments, where the base construction is completed by the developer, and the final fitout is done by the occupant. The fitout can include flooring, ceilings, partitions, furniture, and the installation of services such as power and data points.

  4. Construction: This is the process of constructing a building or infrastructure. Construction begins with planning, design, and financing; and continues until the project is built and ready for use. It involves a wide range of tasks and operations, from the physical building of structures to the installation of essential systems like heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC).

In essence, interior design focuses on the look and feel of the space, project management ensures that the design and construction are executed effectively, fitout is about customizing a space according to the occupant’s needs, and construction is the actual building of the structure and its systems.

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Calculating the cost of a fitout project in Australia involves several factors and can vary widely depending on the scope, quality, and scale of the project. Here is a step-by-step guide on how Hub Interiors can help help you estimate your fitout costs:

  1. Define the Scope of the Project: Clearly outline what the fitout will include. This might involve space planning, design, construction works, furniture, equipment, IT infrastructure, and any other specific requirements.

  2. Engage a Professional: It's often advisable to consult with interior designers or a fitout specialist who can help translate your vision into a practical plan. They can also provide valuable insights into potential costs.

  3. Get Detailed Design Plans: Before you can accurately estimate costs, you need detailed design plans that outline all aspects of the fitout.

  4. Estimate Construction Costs: Based on the design plans, you can start estimating the cost for construction work, which may include demolition, framing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, plastering, painting, and flooring.

  5. Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E): The cost for furniture, fixtures, and equipment can vary greatly. Choose the items that meet your aesthetic and functional needs and get quotes from suppliers.

  6. Technology and Infrastructure: Don't forget the cost of data cabling, network equipment, phones, and any other technology infrastructure that your office will require.

  7. Permits and Approvals: Determine if you'll need permits or approvals from local councils or building owners and include any associated costs.

  8. Professional Fees: Include fees for architects, interior designers, project managers, and any other professionals you might need.

  9. Contingency: Always include a contingency of around 10-20% to cover unexpected costs or changes to the project scope.

  10. Taxes and Insurance: Factor in Goods and Services Tax (GST) and any insurance costs that might be associated with the project.

  11. Get Multiple Quotes: For each element of the fitout, obtain multiple quotes to ensure competitive pricing.

  12. Summarize the Costs: Create a spreadsheet to keep track of all the costs. This will also make it easier to adjust individual elements if you need to stay within a budget.

  13. Review and Refine: Review the cost breakdown with your project manager or fitout specialist to ensure all costs are realistic and all elements of the fitout are included.

Calculating fitout costs can be complex, and prices can fluctuate based on market conditions and material costs. It’s often beneficial to engage with a professional who can assist with accurate cost estimation and provide insights into areas where you can save money without compromising on quality.

Begin you journey with Hub today and we will take care of everything for you. Submit yout project outline here: Brief Wizard