The following timeline sets out a typical category B office fit-out. Please note there is often overlap between the stages, meaning a number of processes could be happening on-site simultaneously. You can view this schedule in chart form here. Obviously, this is an example and there are many variables to consider.
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Site set-up and preliminary work
Preparation of the site for works includes:
Demolition and strip-out
This could involve use of mechanical equipment, dust extraction and out-of-hours working. Waste recycling and disposal will be considered as will accessibility for waste disposal solutions, especially for inner-city locations where restrictions may apply.
If the removal or containment of asbestos is involved, the timeline will have to allow for specialist handling.
First fix and build
Second fix and finishes
Furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E)
At Dale Office Interiors, we assess each project individually and create an accurate timeline to ensure each activity is planned out and completed on time.
Often the most stressful things about an office move is getting IT systems back up and running. Having recently undergone and office refurbishment of their own, our colleagues at Resolve IT are best placed to highlight the most important IT issues to factor in.