A “fit out” is a term used by construction companies for the process of making an interior space suitable for use or living. This process may involve a variety of work, including electrical work, the installation of appliances and furniture, and decoration. A fit-out contractor is someone who oversees this process and coordinates with you to help you realise your vision for the interior space. Learn what to expect from an initial consultation with a fit-out contractor.
A commercial fit out is the process by which an interior space is made ready for commercial work. For example, the interior space may be fit out to create an office space that supports hybrid working conditions. There are two types of fit outs – Category A and Category B fit outs. The former ensures the interior space is in a “white box” or “shell” state. That means the property is empty but fully functional and meets all regulations. The latter ensures the interior space is ready for immediate use and is fully furnished and decorated. Learn more in our Cat A/Cat B Fit Out Guide.
Fit-out costs refer to the total cost of a fit-out project – all the various services required to ensure the interior space is ready for use or occupation. There are various factors that determine the cost of a fit-out project. These include the size or location of the property, the extent of work required, types of materials to be used or appliances to be installed, etc. The best way to find out the cost is by requesting a detailed quote from or having an initial consultation with a reliable fit out provider. At Eden London, we’ve worked on a number of projects with budgets ranging from £10,000 to £3,000,000. View our case studies to see the budgets of projects we’ve worked on. We also maintain a pricing promise – the price we say is the price you pay, no matter what. We have a 100% record for completing our projects on time and on budget.
A fit out is the work needed to improve the current condition of a demise to put it into a fit state for potential occupancy. This can be either internally, externally, or both. A renovation is the work needed to return a demise to a former better state than its current condition. Both a fit out and a renovation can comprise redesign and redecoration of the existing demise. A fit out can be undertaken on a new and existing demise but a renovation can only take place on an existing demise.
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