Assessing your Fit-out Contractor- Part 2
Relocating or refurbishing your office can be one of the most costly and tedious processes in a company’s history, so it is crucial to appoint the best fit out company to implement the design & fit out.
If you get it wrong then it could easily lead to a poor design solution with no thought for expansion or future alterations, delays in completion, budget overruns and total disruption to your day to day business.
In-house, out-house or dog-house?
Unbelievably as much as 60% of the cost of your fit-out project will be taken up on the technical elements, ranging from mechanical services, such as air-conditioning, ventilation and plumbing, through to IT, data cabling, lighting and electrics.
It’s therefore vital to the smooth running of the project that these elements are properly analyzed, designed, specified and thoroughly understood. To make sure, ask below questions from your partner;
Teamwork or hard work?
We’ve all seen a flock of geese flying in V formation, but have you ever stopped to wonder why they do it? Well, the simple answer is teamwork. By supporting each other and creating uplift they are an amazing 70% more efficient. When one of the team is struggling you’ll see a stronger team member break away in support to lead the struggler back into the formation. Clearly, there are lessons for us to learn. Don’t forget to check below points;
In today’s world, information and communication technology is regarded quite rightly as the backbone of any organization. If it is not well planned, executed and operational you are simply not in business.
Skills on Tap?
One thing is knowing what resources are required for the project, but it’s another actually having them on-board.
The project team goes well beyond the handful of people who actually attend the selection presentation. For example, the design team alone should include designers, architects, CAD technicians, 3D visualizers, space planners, retailers and, of course, their managers. Always check;
Can they build it?
When it comes to the construction of your project there is no substitute for experience and accountability.
You should be looking for three layers of accountability in this area, which you should check out before you appoint your fit-out partner.
In need of a fit-out contractor? Horton Interiors has been transforming workspaces across the UAE for last half decade. To arrange a consultation with our design experts, Contact us on 043 881 1163 or email email@example.com