Everything You Need to Know about Commercial Fit-out in UK

August 10, 2022

Oh, it's just the office space. How does it even matter? Well, it does matter very much as it is a vital part of the company that results in productive work and a healthy work environment. Well, if you are someone who understands the importance of having a thoughtful office design, then this post is especially for you. Here we have covered why it is necessary to have a perfect office fitout and the types of the fit-out. 

What do you mean by office fit out, and how is it different from office refurbishment?

Office fit out means a complete space transformation to turn it into a suitable space according to your industry. Fitout emphasises everything that makes the entire working space a suitable space. It encompasses lighting, furniture, design, layout, environmental control, and workflow. Based on the nature of the work, the overall layout is planned; for example, a marketing team may need a bright and busy hub, whereas the accounting department may need a quieter space to do the work. It is carried out in an empty space to make it suitable for occupation.            

What is the Need for the Office Fit out?

Investing money in the present workplace results in business growth in the future. You need the office fit out for:

Efficient use of resources

Increased employee satisfaction

Increased work efficiency

Comfortable furniture

Improves work environment

Types of Office Fit out:

There are different types of office fit out; following are some:

Shell and Core

Shell and core are technically the states of the building before doing any fit out. It may look like an entire space from the outside, but inside it is just metal and concrete frame of weather-proof space. It includes the following:

  • Lobbies
  • Lift shafts
  • Stairwells
  • Structure
  • Cladding
  • Base plant
  • Loading-bay
  • Car parking
  • Reception areas
  • Communal areas
  • External areas

What are the benefits of shell and core?

  • Craft the space according to the need of the occupants
  • Quick access to the site
  • Save the business cost for removal and alerting land land installations and fittings
  • Easy for electrical and mechanical fittings

Category A Fit Out

Category A is an upgraded version of shell and core fit-out. In this kind of fit-out, the basic electrical and mechanical installation is done. Actually, there is no standard industry definition for the category A fit-out, but it generally includes: fitted lights, suspended ceilings, fire systems, internal surface finishes, lighting, air conditioning, raised floors, etc. Apart from the primary working elements, the space is mostly empty and sold to occupants who wish to create space according to their taste and business requirements.    

Category B Fit Out

Category B Fit Out provides you with a workplace that's ready to move into. 

It includes:      

    

  • Breakout areas
  • Door and floor finishes
  • Specialist lighting
  • Acoustic treatments areas
  • Conference and meeting rooms
  • Workstations
  • Partitions
  • Kitchen, tea point areas
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Game zone
  • Recreational zone
  • Furniture
  • Design and Brand detailing

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What is the Cost of Office Fit Out be?

The honest answer to the cost of office fit-out is that it varies from region to region. Some fit-out needs an entire restructure, while some need only cosmetic uplifts. Even the quality of furniture and design requirements are some other factors that need to be considered when finding out the cost of the office fit out. You can contact GXIGroup for the best office fit-out and affordable service in the United Kingdom. 

How to Choose the Right Fit Out Company in the UK?     

Before hiring a fit-out service, ask the three vital questions before making up your mind:

Question 1: What is the experience level of the chosen company?  

Experience is everything when it comes to fitting out business. Before choosing a company, ask about their experience and check whether they have experience in a specific industry or not. You can talk to their past clients in order to check the final results they are capable of delivering. 

Question 2: Do they have the required skill set?                 

Check whether the selected company has comprehensive skill sets to carry out the entire project single-handedly. Also, check whether they provide maintenance services or not. 

Question 3: What will the total cost?  

The budget is a vital element in carrying out the entire project. You can't afford to disturb the entire budget. There are many service providers that offer amazing services on a limited budget. Whatsoever your budget is, discuss it with the desired company before overspending it and disturbing the entire cycle.  

Why is GXI Group the right choice for the commercial fit-out in UK & London?

GXI Group is a reliable name for commercial fit-out in the UK with experience in 274+projects. Our extensive 20 years of experience in commercial fit-out, office refurbishment, and interior design has many projects in our experience bucket. We understand that each project is different, and that is why we offer a unique solution that meets the unique demand of the project. We are associated with the best space planners, interior designers, electricians, plumbers, IT partners, and many more to offer flawless service. 

FAQs

  1. What are the types of fit-out?

Shell and Core, Category 1 and category 2 are types of the fit-out.

  1. How to determine the cost of commercial space fit-out?

The cost of the commercial space fit-out depends on various factors like the size of the space, experience of the commercial fit-out company, the kind of fit-out you wish for, and a lot more. 

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