5 things to ask before hiring you fit-out company

When you have an office space that needs to be refurbished, the best thing you can hire are office fit-out companies, as they’ll make sure they take as much advantage of the space you provide them to cover all your needs. When choosing a company, here are 5 questions you should be asking to make sure you choose the best one.

How long have you been doing this?

While a company that has been on the business for long might not be a warranty, it definitely is an advantage. Not only that but not all office fit-out companies are fiscally responsible, so if your company is rather new and unexperienced, and isn’t doing their numbers right, they might leave your stranded. Longer establishment means more reliability.

Have you done similar projects to this one in the past?

If they say yes, ask to see examples. If they say no, ask for examples too. You want the company’s ideas to be similar to what you want.

What is the timeframe to complete a project like the one you are asking them for?

Deadlines are important, especially if you have people working, or coming back to work during the refurbishment, unexpected delays can seriously impact your business performance. Getting a timeframe will make the planning easier and will force the company to stick to it as much as possible.

Do you have insurance?

Insurance is key, it protects you and the company if something that wasn’t contemplated happens. Before hiring make sure they have all the insurances in order, and that they comply with local and building safety regulations. This way you are covered if anything goes wrong during the process, or maybe even after. When it comes to your office fit-out companies should be able to fix anything that goes wrong on their account.

What are the payment terms? Payment terms must be agreed upon before getting anything further. Some companies ask for money ahead, progress payments, and even process of approvals. Make sure you and the company are in the same page.