Frequently Asked Questions
How much will a fitout cost?
Every project is different and we can only provide a quote once we understand the size and scope of the works involved. Once we have discussed your requirements, visited your site, prepared detailed plans and obtained preliminary costs for our contractors, we can provide a firm cost proposal.
Importantly, once that proposal is agreed upon, we guarantee there will be no variations to the cost, unless you request changes to the documented building scope of works and plans. This provides Office Builders’ customers with unique peace of mind.
How long will it take?
As with the cost, the timing will be contingent on the size and scope of works. For example, there may be a certain lead-time to source particular materials and furnishings to be manufactured and supplied to us.
When your proposal is presented to you, we will clearly indicate a construction timeframe and we will do everything in our power to maintain that schedule – it’s in our interest as well as yours that we finish on time!
How soon can we start?
Once we have your acceptance and deposit, we can immediately begin obtaining materials and arranging sub contractors, with a view to beginning work as soon as possible.
What Council Applications do we need?
This can vary from Council to Council and it will also depend on the extent of works. As part of our service, we can organise a Private Certifier and necessary applications.
Why should we contract The Office Builders over other companies?
Office Builders has been providing complete commercial interior construction services to Australian businesses for over 20 years. We have proven methods, tradespeople and project managers to ensure your project runs smoothly from start to finish.
Above all, Office Builders makes interior construction and fit out easy, because our process is focussed on client need.
What if I have received a more competitive price?
If you are comparing quotes, carefully ensure that what you have received is the same in terms of specifications, materials and finish as what Office Builders provided. The cheapest quote may not always be the best, and may end up costing more if you have to make further changes later on.
And remember: we guarantee there will be no variations to the cost, unless you request changes to the documented building scope of works and plans.
What is your quality like?
85% of our work is derived from existing clients or referrals – testament to our high quality work and client satisfaction!
What cities / states do you work in?
While the majority of our work is carried out in the Sydney metropolitan area, we have completed projects in Adelaide, Cairns, Brisbane and regional NSW. In short, we have the capability and scale to carryout major projects anywhere in Australia.
Why should I get someone to organise my fitout? I’d like to arrange it myself.
Many customers tell us they spend too much time contacting the range of suppliers, contractors and local authorities necessary to undertake an office fitout, and they subsequently experience delays, miss opportunities and end up with a sub-standard result. Others tell us they need advice on office layout specifics, such as optimising space or future proofing a workplace to save on future expansions.
If you are prepared to invest significant time and research needed to organise an office fitout, by all means go it alone. However, if you’d prefer a one-stop-shop to take care of everything – and ensure you get an excellent and cost-effective result – then contact Office Builders today.
What size projects does your company undertake?
We undertake projects ranging in cost from $50,000 to $2 million. However, we we are also happy to take on smaller jobs for new and existing clients.
Does your company undertake all aspects of office fitouts?
In short, yes! We are a one-stop turn-key solution for everything to do with office fitouts, including office design, council approvals and certifications, all construction processes and trades, supply of accessories, and office relocation.
This means you spend less time researching and contacting suppliers and local authorities, and worrying about processes you may not have the time or experience to handle.
Can you provide architectural and design services?
Yes, Office Builders will introduce experienced architects and designers to ensure we meet your design needs.
Does The Office Builders carry out alteration works?
Yes – while we provide complete office construction services, many of our clients need to upsize, downsize or refurbish to a more contemporary style. We modify existing premises to suit any need.
Do you have the necessary licences and insurances?
We hold NSW and Qld Builders Licences, we are covered by Workers Compensation and carry a Contract Works Insurance of $20m.