A fitout is a significant investment for any business regardless of industry, whether that be corporate, retail or hospitality. A lot of time and money goes into the process, and getting to the stage that you have a business space that can welcome customers through your doors. The key to getting what you want the first time? The right fitout company working with you from the start.
We’ve compiled the top 4 things you should take into consideration before signing a contract for fitout services.
Can they do what you need?
Make sure that the team you go with have experience in the field you are entering. You are likely to experience hiccups, delays and mistakes along the fitout journey if your contractor has never dealt with your industry before.
For example, if you were opening a restaurant you would want to know that the company you have decided to go with have experience in kitchen fitouts and know what they are doing. If it is a company’s first time venturing into hospitality fitouts you risk not being able to open on the right day or without full operational capacity.
Does their style match yours?
It is important that you and your fitout team are on the same page and able to work together with minimal disagreement. Ask to see a portfolio of their work to see what their style is and if you like the spaces that they have designed and created previously.
While challenging ideas is healthy and necessary to get the best end result, you don’t want to be in constant battle trying to make your business the way you envisaged just because the designer’s taste doesn’t match your own.
Know what to expect
There’s nothing worse than being locked into a contract. Especially when you feel like you are ignored by the service provider while you are trying to get the job done.
Know what their customer service is like before you sign on. Request testimonials, look at online reviews and ask to speak to past clients to get a feel for the people you’ll be working with and if you think it would work for you.
Can someone else do it better / faster / cheaper?
Before making any final decisions, make sure that you’ve shopped around. Know what is out there and what the general cost and timeline of the project will be. Don’t get ripped off because you felt like you couldn’t shop around and ask for quotes.
A fitout is a big investment and something that you’ll be working in for many years; you want to know that you’re getting the best value and the best fitout for your business.
Considering a fitout? Talk to the team at Perth Citi Fitout. We are happy to provide obligation-free quotes and introduce you to the team you’ll be working with before you get locked in. Contact Perth Citi Fitout here or on 08 9249 1347.