The term ‘fit out’ refers to the process of creating an interior space suitable for occupation. In the commercial sense, fit out is a general term for changes to the interior of a property. This may involve a complete refurbishment to upgrade an interior, a conversion to change the use of a commercial property, a re-stack to optimise the use of space or reinstatement after damage to a commercial property.

What is included in a fit out will depend entirely on the needs of the project and the pre-existing state of the property. The most common fit out phases are:

  • Shell and core
  • Category A fit out
  • Category B fit out

Throughout the process, work is carried by various trades, including Structural Engineers, Mechanics, Electricians, Plumbers and Painters and Decorators. A commercial fit out contractor, such as Axis, will manage each of these contractors and coordinate the project from start to finish.