What We Do

We specialise in office fitouts, so whether you’re starting from scratch, relocating, building your dream or up-sizing we’re here to help.

We deliver on time and to budget as we’re:

  • Flexible and fast with our network of professional and trusted suppliers and subcontractors
  • Cost-effective due to our national buying power and innovative building methods
  • Consistent with our national operational processes, procedures and systems
  • Solutions orientated with our highly trained, multi-skilled teams
  • Local, with local teams that understand your locality, regulations and suppliers

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Office Fitout Timelines

Most commercial office fitouts take between 12–18 weeks end-to-end (including approvals and designs, plans etc.), while the build itself typically only takes between 4 and 6 weeks. This will vary based on the size of the office and project – whether it’s a new fitout, a strip-out and refit or just a renovation. Keep in mind, if you haven’t found an office space yet, it could take anywhere from 2–6 weeks to find a space and sign the lease.

Office Defit Timelines

Defit timelines change depending on the size, location and work required. Typically, an office defit takes 1-2 weeks.

Office Fitout Process

Consultation: approx 1 week

  • Initial discussions – project brief, location, timelines, site info and your fitout ideas
  • Site inspection – review and measure site, finalise budgets. We’ll then go through the specific process for your office space

Design: approx 4 weeks

  • Office design brief, planning and proposals
  • Review design and sign off
  • Review documentation, construction designs and sign off

Approvals: approx 1–5 weeks

  • Submit required approvals and building permits
  • Lodge any state and project dependent approvals

Quote and contract: approx 1–2 weeks

  • Receive a finalised quote with all inclusions
  • Sign a formal contract
  • Pay your deposit

Your fitout begins: approx 4–6 weeks

  • Brief site and project teams, book required inspections, order materials
  • Getting started!

What Affects Office Fitout Timelines

There are a lot of moving parts and details that go into fitting out your new office space. Some things that can extend your schedule are:

  • Finding your location and office space (if you haven’t already)
  • Not having sufficient services to the building (such as power, connectivity, etc)
  • The build requiring complex construction works
  • Unusual tech, specialty or unique requirements
  • Unknowns – issues discovered during the defit or strip out
  • Delays in the approval process

The biggest challenge of a project is the unknowns – so it’s best to go in with an open and flexible mindset.” – Mick Moore, Total Fitouts Corporate Solutions Manager


Budgeting for commercial office fitouts

Budgeting as accurately as possible will help the fitout process run smoothly. If proper budgeting isn’t done, you could find yourself hunting for more money in the middle of a project. Our shopfitters are here to ensure that your budget is as realistic as possible for the materials and design you’re after. They’ll also do their best to take into account and prepare you for any possible ‘surprises’ that may arise along the way. 

Some of our projects...

A fun and motivating space to work in and attention grabbing  sophistication.

A head office fitout that leaves an experience

A sanctuary where family and friends can come together to reflect, honour, and pay tribute to their departed loved ones.

A total rethink and reconfiguration for a new office space, situated on the first floor of Swan Hill’s original State Bank building

An attention-grabbing warehouse conversion has resulted in a spectacular office space

A welcoming, comfortable office space that matched perfectly with the beachside town that it serves.

A high-end office space befitting the world-class award winner, Cobram Estate’s Boundary Bend Olive Grove.

Converting an old 400m2 warehouse into a bright and airy open-plan office space.

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