Our first step is the most important step in our process is getting to know you and your business. We take the time to find out what your business needs and what your vision is for your new office space.
We know that timeframe and budget are the two big factors that must be controlled on any project. We discuss these items in detail with you to ensure we understand your critical needs. Other elements, like style, client experience, staff amenities and specialist business requirements, also need to be discussed and detailed during the briefing stage. We make sure we articulate your brief clearly with a written scope of works so that, from the beginning, your vision and our project scope are completely aligned.
Next, we need to understand that space we’re working with. If you haven’t decided on a space yet, we can ‘test fit’ a preferred space to help you determine if it’s right for you. If you’ve already selected premises, we’ll have a look to see how we can fit the brief to the space. We’ll take the time to understand the different requirements of each location, like council zoning, car parking, signage and any applicable codes. We will also consider any physical restrictions of the proposed location, position of existing kitchens and bathrooms, ceiling heights, population density capacity per m2 of floor area, natural light provisions, security facilities, and existing services (e.g. air-conditioning).
We’ll work through detailed plans with you for how your new office fitout will look and feel. This is your opportunity to give us your wish list – all the ideas you’ve dreamed of – and together we’ll work out the aesthetic design of your new premise. Spending some time in this step helps to avoid any unmet expectations down the track. This step is also when we will talk you through some of the things you may need from your fitout, that you may not have considered yet. That’s why you’ve come to us; your design team may include architects, designers, engineers and private certifiers, all of whom use their wealth of industry experience to ensure your designs leave nothing to chance.
Once the design and scope of works for the new office layout have been finalised, we begin the cost analysis process of the project. A lot of time, effort and detail is captured in the first three steps of the process to ensure that at the costing phase, we are able to provide a very close estimation of construction costs. When all the specifications and plans, plus building owners’ requirements, and finalisation of any provisional designs are one hundred percent complete we can then provide a firm fixed lump sum amount to complete the work.
We understand that, for many of our clients, the interior construction process is often the most exciting part as they see the plans taking physical shape. Our construction team will meet with you on site prior to construction commencing and will walk through each step of the construction programme with you. This construction programme outlines key start and completion dates along with project critical information that the client must be aware of for their own business planning, We will also provide a full set of final construction drawings for your office fitout and contact details for your Project Manager(s). We maintain a set schedule of meetings to keep the project on track and communicate the outcomes of these meetings to you regularly.
Prior to final inspection, your new office is thoroughly cleaned. All statutory approvals will be in place and a full set of As Built drawings and Operation manuals will be provided to you at handover, including copies of any relevant warranties and a set of master keys. Welcome to your new office!