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Appointing a Professional Fit Out Company, Is It Worth It?

The short answer is YES.

Whether you are building a whole new medical facility in Sydney or considering a new office Fitout in Melbourne it is always a good idea to make sure you are talking to someone that not only has the knowledge but also a strong understanding of the processes that need to take place in order to get your project off the ground and running smoothly.

There is a long list of things that need to be taken into consideration before you can start a new fit out (or build) in order to make sure the job is being done properly and all standards are being met.

And the best way to ensure everything is being covered is to engage the services of a professional fit out company early.

The two most important factors when doing any fit out or new build is deciding on your trades/ subcontractors and the location of your new office.

Clinics by Design (and sister company Cooper Group Australia) have been doing medical and office fit outs within Melbourne and interstate for years and therefore have developed strong relationships with all of our trades.

 

We know who we are working with on each project and in turn so do they.

 

Each trade has worked side by side on all of our projects and have good relationships with one another which we find is the key for good communication on site.

 

It can be a full time job trying to coordinate multiple trades at the one time to ensure things are running smoothly.

 

When one trade stops another usually needs to come in and start their part straight away or when one trade is on site others can’t be there so it is important to get your timing right so you don’t have trades turning up on site and being sent away again because believe us, you will be charged for their time.

 

Our Melbourne office team work with software that does the scheduling for you and will be sure to come up with a framework that will run as seamlessly as possible.

 

Location is another factor that can be easily navigated with the help of a professional fit out company.

 

When looking for a new tenancy it is important to get yourself familiar with the area and what it can offer or take away from your business.

 

Things such as sufficient parking, access to public transport and the chance of competitors in close proximity can be the difference between a successful business and one that flops within the first 12 months.

 

Make sure you have ample parking. Especially if you are working within a medical environment you don’t want your patients having to walk too far to get to you.

 

Public transport is important for the same reason. You don’t want to put off any potential patients or clients who do not have their own transport by making it impossible to get to your tenancy.

 

Competitors are a big one. Unless you have a strong clientele following you to your new clinic/ business you do not want to have to compete with someone next door who is already established in the area. Yes you may be able to sway some patients to come from them over to you but this is not guaranteed and can end up costing a lot of extra time and money.

 

These are only a couple of things that a professional fit out company can help you with. Other things such as getting through council and knowing the best layout for your business are also things we can lend a hand with.