Customised Interior Fit Out Services from Vanguard

When it comes to transforming a space, an interior fit out can be a game-changer which is worth the investment as it can give your establishment the trajectory it needs to catapult into success. But what exactly is it, and how does it work?

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Benefits of Interior Fit Outs

An interior fit out can offer a range of benefits regardless of the type of building that is being renovated. Benefits can include:

Improved functionality, efficiency and utilisation of a space
Enhanced aesthetics and atmosphere
Increased employee productivity, morale, comfort and wellbeing – leading to better staff retention
Brand alignment and identity – creating a cohesive experience for staff, clients and visitors
Boosted property value
Futureproofing by planning for future growth and changes – saving money in the long term
A more sustainable and eco-friendlier environment.

Leading insight for a wide range of businesses 

With over 20 years of experience in providing interior fit outs, Vanguard has attained an extensive knowledge base of what works best for individual businesses. We keep up to date on the latest trends and designs to truly optimise your business. Our industry insights cover offices, car showrooms, gyms, bars and restaurants, universities and much more. 

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DESIGN, SCOPE, BUDGETS AND SCHEDULE

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ACCOUNTING, SITE MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY CONTROL

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COORDINATION OF ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS TO ENGINEERS

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SELECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF SUB-CONTRACTORS

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MONITORED SAFETY PLANNING AND CONTROL

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APPROVALS INSPECTIONS, COMMISSIONING & BUILD INFORMATION

What are the Different Types of Interior Fit Out?

There are as many types of interior fit out as there are spaces that can be transformed; commercial fit-out, office fit out, retail, hospitality, residential, healthcare, industrial, educational and more. There are also two main phases of interior fit out: Category A (CAT A) and Category B (CAT B). CAT A fit outs involve the basic structural elements and infrastructure of a space, such as walls, floors, ceilings, plumbing, electrics, HVAC and lighting. CAT B fit outs are more detailed and customisable, focusing on the specific needs and preferences of the occupants in terms of aesthetics and décor, layout and design. An interior fit out is best carried out by a professional fit out contractor such as Vanguard who will lead you through the process:

Consultation
Planning
Design
Supply
Installation and final handover

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Full collaboration on the design process 

Before supply and installation begin, the design process commences with full communication and collaboration with you. After all, this is your business and the interior fit out should be tailored to your preferences and needs. We obtain a full understanding of what you’re looking for in an interior fit out and offer multiple avenues for you to choose from, with our project managers offering you collaborative guidance.  

Smart Technological Integration 

Whether you’re seeking new office space, a better layout for a gym, or creating a dazzling layout for your car showroom, Vanguard has the capabilities and expertise to integrate the technology to future-proof your business. You can benefit from: 

Dynamic lighting
HVAC systems enabling a temperature-controlled environment
Fire detection systems
Electrical sockets
IT infrastructure 

And more… we will install the technology you require for your business operations, in a seamless and efficient manner.  

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What’s the Difference between an Interior Fit Out and Refurbishment?

Both a refurbishment and an interior fit out involve modifying the interior of a building but there are distinct differences in the processes. An interior fit out is focused on the design and furnishing of an internal building space, and the focus is on customising and optimising the existing interior space to meet specific requirements. Whereas refurbishment involves more extensive changes to the structure and systems of a building. This can include repairs, replacements, and upgrades to elements such as the roof, facade, HVAC systems, and plumbing. Refurbishment aims to revitalise a building to a better condition, generally with the intent to extend the life of the building or adapt it to new functions.

Interior Refurbishment

Vanguard interior refurbishment services focus on delivering spaces optimised for business profitability.

Expansion— running out of storage/ work space?
Reorganisation— changing the way you work?
Capacity— new demands on your business?
Productivity— need to increase efficiency?
Branding— how do clients & prospects see you?
Legislation— is your work space compliant?
Environmental— are your premises green enough?

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Partitions, Ceilings and Fire Protection

Whether you are looking to reconfigure an existing space or develop a completely new working environment, Vanguard Contracts can ensure project success.

Our Design Team will help you create spaces that are efficient, cost-effective and create the right ambience. Our experienced installers employ quality products for durability and premier finishes. Check out our case studies for more information.

Customisation and personalisation 

No two independent businesses are the same. Vanguard provides you the option of complete customisation from the start of the design process, all the way through to installing your fittings and fixtures. We aim to align your interior fit out with your brand image and company’s goals and help set you up for future expansion with your personalised input.  

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What are the Steps Involved in an Interior Fit Out?

The steps that are involved in an interior fit out will depend on the requirements and complexity of the project. However, these general steps will be needed:

Initial consultation and project initiation
Design concept begins and then is developed and refined
Approvals and permits, when required, are applied for and checks are made for building regulations
Supply and installation begin with your professional fit out contractors
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works take place
Finishes such as flooring, wall treatments, paint and decorative elements are installed
Integration and testing of technology infrastructure and thorough testing of all equipment
Commissioning and handover including all relevant certification and compliance documentation

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FAQs

Yes, of course, an interior fit out is designed to be customisable and tailored to the specific needs and preferences of the occupants. Get in touch today to discuss the start of your interior fit out journey

It depends on the extent of the work being done. In some cases, you may be able to remain in the space while the fit out work is carried out. However, in more extensive fit outs, you may need to temporarily vacate the space for safety reasons – or to facilitate the work.

An interior fit out can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your space by upgrading lighting fixtures to lower energy LED ones, maximising natural light, installing a newer and more energy efficient HVAC system and other equipment, better insulation as well as smart controls and automation to enable appliances to go into low energy mode when not in use. These upgrades will all improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption, lowering your energy bills, creating a more comfortable environment for occupants as well as starting to save you money in the foreseeable future.

When choosing an interior fit out company, it’s important to consider factors such as experience, expertise, reputation, and portfolio. It’s also a good idea to ask for references and to conduct research and due diligence to ensure that the company is reputable and reliable. Vanguard has years of experience and a long list of contented clients to testify to our trustworthiness and the quality of our work.

Working with an experienced and reputable fit out contractor is crucial to ensuring that your project is completed on time and on budget. Ensure that your contractor provides a detailed project plan, timeline, and budget before work begins. Regular communication with your contractor throughout the project is also essential to keep things on track.

Regular maintenance and upkeep are critical to ensuring that your interior fit out lasts for years to come. This may include routine cleaning, inspections and repairs as needed. It is also essential to follow any manufacturer’s recommendations for maintenance and care of specific materials and equipment used in your fit out.

The duration of an interior fit out can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. A small fit out can take a few weeks, while a larger and more complex one can take several months. Why not chat with a member of our experienced team about how long the project you have in mind might take?

The cost of an interior fit out depends on a variety of factors, including the size of the space, the level of customisation required and the materials and finishes used. Working with a professional fit out contractor, such as Vanguard, can help to develop an accurate and realistic budget.

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