Commercial fitout companies are not created equal and you’re wise to avoid falling foul of hidden fees, costly overruns, time delays or shoddy workmanship that has potential to negatively impact – rather than enhance – your brand image.
Whether it’s an office fitout, store fitout, hotel fitout, bar fitout, restaurant fitout, café fitout or whatever the case may be, you should be filled with excitement rather than approaching the project with trepidation.
First and foremost, to avoid all the potential pitfalls it’s wise not to simply choose the cheapest option presented to you. Instead, regardless of whether you’re in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth or elsewhere in Australia, you’re far better off choosing a commercial fitout company that works efficiently and effectively at a reasonable cost.
There’s a couple of fairly obvious red flags to watch out for too, such as your prospective fitout contractor being unwilling to show insurance certificates (a huge risk) or not wanting to get to know you and your business (indicating a lack of interest in your project, which their work will likely reflect).
Top 5 areas of consideration when engaging a commercial shopfitter
1) Professionalism, reliability and relevant experience
Is your fitout company well reputed and can they provide testimonials that vouch for them? Have they specifically undertaken fitouts of similar scale within your industry previously?
2) Quality workmanship
Is the past work of the fitout company up to the standard required for your project? An eye for detail and a loyal, dedicated team that takes pride in their work goes a long way in this regard. Review the project images on the company’s website or even visit some of their publicly-accessible sites of their past projects.
3) Deadlines and scheduling
Every client has a reason for needing their fitout completed by a particular date, so be sure your commercial fitout company has a strong track record for meeting specified deadlines. Whether work is required after hours or during staffed hours while your business remains operational, also check how the company intends to meet your requirements with minimal disruption and still complete the project as per the agreed schedule.
4) Accountability and communication
Find out how the fitout company typically handles any issues that arise and how regularly they will provide updates. Are they responsible and accountable for their actions? Do they ensure end-to-end delivery processes are fully transparent and that you’re kept informed on progress throughout?
5) Staying on budget
How effective is the fitout company in staying on budget, eliminating surprise cost overruns and even minimising inefficiencies to result in time and money being saved? Past clients will again be able to attest to this.
A highly reputable national fitout company, you can rest assured that Ramvek ticks all the above. Leading brands trust us with their commercial joinery and fitout needs, so we know a thing or two about what it takes to excel in this industry and how to ensure absolute client satisfaction.
We pride ourselves on being clear communicators, excellent planners and disciplined with our timelines and quality of work, because whether you have new premises, you’re expanding or you’re undergoing refurbishment, we believe it’s vital that your project is done right, on time and without blowing out your budget.
If you’d like to discuss our complete project management solution – from design and construction, through to the interior fit and paintwork – contact us today.