Three steps to planning a successful office fit-out?

Looking to embark on a new office fit-out or refurbishment project soon? Here’s how you can ensure maximum return on investment from your next project.

Whether a refurbishment to an existing workplace or a brand-new space, we’d recommend the following three steps:

1) Defining a good brief
2) Being clear on the key drivers
3) Selecting the right office design and fit-out company

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Who should I speak to regarding an office fit-out project?

Getting in touch with a professional about your office fit-out is a good way to start the ball rolling on your office design and fit-out, but sometimes it can be confusing as to who is best to engage with.

Doing some initial research and gaining inspiration for what you want in your space whilst having a browse at the different office design and fit-out companies will help give you a good indication as to what you might want to include in your office space, or who you want to work with.

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Office fit-out checklist: Expert list of considerations

Having a checklist for any task increases efficiency, as the ability to prioritise and break down major tasks into more manageable activities makes it easier to handle.

With our expertise and experience in office fit-out, we have compiled a check list of planning considerations so that you do not overlook any important parts the process when it comes to tackling an office design and fit-out or refurbishment project.

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Budgeting for a new office design and fit-out : Indicative costs for different designs and standards of office fit-out finishes

Budgeting for an office fit-out was a tough job, until Officeinsight launched its new office fit-out cost calculator – a worthwhile budget planning tool which helps accurately and almost instantaneously come up with an estimation for any new office design and fit-out project.

Using an office fit-out calculator is an effective way of determining a general budget for your needs, and should help you determine if your budget is in line with your expectations. Check out the Officeinsight fit-out cost calculator tool here.

To help align your office design expectations and budget, we’ve also shared three recent Officeinsight case studies to provide you with guidance and inspiration for your own project.

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How do I set a realistic budget?

In the office design and fit-out industry, one piece of advice is the same across the board: you need to have an established budget before you begin the project.
Setting a budget allows you the opportunity to calculate a realistic return-on-investment whilst acting as a method to financially measure what success looks like for your company. It also allows you to prioritise your budget needs and most important goals. A clear budget allows you to see clearly from the outside areas where potential savings can be made.

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