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There can be nothing more daunting than being put in charge of your company’s upcoming office fitout – what if something goes wrong?

Never fear! At Progressive, we’ve completed more office fitouts than we’ve had hot dinners.

In this blog, we’ll explore some ways you can avoid common mistakes that are made during a fitout:

Presuming your new building will work the same as your existing office

In actual fact, each building will have a different layout in terms of electrical wiring, structure and even environmental factors.

Our tip: Conduct an efficient survey of the building to locate any issues before the office fitout starts.

Not basing your fitout around the communications room

This is actually one of the most important features of an office today and needs to be located appropriately.

Our tip: Choose the location of your communications room and plan the rest of the office around it.

Making up your budget as you go

Office fitouts are notorious for going over estimate, and not having a defined budget from the beginning can cause costs to skyrocket.

Our tip: Settle on a budget before beginning and office fitout and stick to it.

Thinking that all contractors are the same

Contractors are actually known to specialise in different areas, thereby not making them suitable for all sorts of projects.

Our tip: Interview contractors before hiring them to ensure that they can complete your task.

Remember that there are a number of issues that can arise during the process of completing an office fitout. Even by avoiding the above mistakes, you must keep your eyes open for any others that could make your project more costly and time-consuming.