What’s involved in an office fit out project will depend entirely on a number of factors including the existing use of the space, the condition and the requirements of the project. However, fit outs are generally broken down into three main stages, or types of fit outs. This includes shell and core fit out, category a (cat a) fit out and category b (cat b) fit out.

Each stage offers a different level of fit out, and requires specialist skills and tradespeople to ensure that work is conducted to a high-quality standard that meets health and safety regulations. Fit out work can include M&E, structural work, demolition, flooring, plumbing and gas, installation of windows, doors, staircases and lift shafts as well as painting and decorating.