CAT A+ office fit-out: Everything you need to know

Fit-out space development is done in offices with the aim of adapting its functionality to the needs of the people who use it, ensuring that space does what its inhabitants or owners need it to do. ‘Fit out’ is a term used to describe the process of making interior spaces ready for use. It is often used in relation to office development, where the construction of the foundation is completed by an engineer. The entire process has a few stages, each referring to the readiness of the space to be occupied by tenants.

The first stage of a fit-out is referred to as shell and core. It covers the essentials forms the basic structure of the space. They usually include composition, coverage, basic plant, common completed areas and outdoor activities. The next two steps in the fit-out process are CAT A and CAT B.

CAT A and CAT B fit-out

CAT A fit-out model aims to ensure that the space is suitable for office builders to be able to meet the needs and requirements of the employers. It involves creating a blank canvas for the occupants to design to their taste and needs and usually includes an apartment with a finished floor and an industrial roof, painted walls, toilets, fire detection, mechanical and electrical services. Cat A fit-outs include things like Lighting, AC, Toilets, Raised access flooring, Grid Ceilings and Basic fire detection systems.

The CAT B office fit-out takes place after CAT A. Here, a tenant is given CAT A, who then finds an interior design or office fit-out company to fill the blank space. In some cases, it may involve reorganizing existing space. However, it usually involves converting an empty CAT A space into a workspace suitable for staff accommodation. CAT B includes things like walls and doors, the floor ends, Professional and resource enlightenment, Cafe, study areas and kitchen areas, Furniture, Branded and decorative items.

GXI Group offers you CAT B and CAT A fit-out services. With experience and a great team, they design a workplace of your dream, helping you brand your office effortlessly. Their hands-on and customer-centric approach ensures you get an aesthetically pleasing office space that suits your needs to the T.

However, there is a new office fit-out stage in the market. According to the demand, building owners are now offering an alternative to the CAT A and CAT B model.

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