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Interior Solutions Fit out


( MEP Engineering Services - Fit-Out Contracting - Creative Corporate Operation Space )

As one of the most experienced office fit-out companies and from the few approved contractors by many prestigious multinational projects managing and consulting firms in Saudi Arabia (such as Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Colliers Int, Aecom and CBRE), we create inspiring and imaginative environments which motivate and engage your workforce and in turn improve performance and efficiency.

We are recognized for complete design, supply and installation services, managing your project from conception through to completion, including corporate furnishing solutions (with our subsidiary Material) delivering it on time and within budget. Our customer’s service is second to none as we look after every single detail ensuring our completed work is design for success.

Frequently asked questions

What is a fit out?

A fit out refers to the process of finishing and furnishing a newly built or an existing interior space to make it suitable for occupation. It typically involves installing partition walls, flooring, lighting, electrical and plumbing systems, and other fixtures to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing environment. Fit out works can be done in commercial, residential, retail, leisure, and industrial spaces. At SDG, we customize our fit outs to align with the distinct requirements and preferences of each client.

How much does a fitout cost?

The cost of a fit out can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the size of the space, the quality of finishes and fixtures, the location, and the complexity of the work required.

Generally, fit out costs can range from £40.00 per square foot for a straightforward fit out to thousands of pounds per square foot for a large-scale commercial fit out. Providing an accurate estimate without specific project details is challenging.

Moreover, costs can be affected by factors such as the need for new electrical, plumbing, or HVAC systems, the use of specialized equipment and materials, and any necessary structural modifications.

For a more precise cost estimate tailored to your project's unique requirements, we recommend reaching out to SDG.

What type of fit out do I need?

The type of fit out you require is determined by the intended use of the space, your budget, and your specific preferences and needs.

Here are some common types of fit outs:

1. Office fit out: Creating a professional, functional, and comfortable workspace.

2. Retail fit out: Designing a visually appealing and customer-friendly retail environment.

3. Restaurant fit out: Establishing a functional and attractive restaurant space complete with a well-designed kitchen, seating area, and restroom facilities.

4. Healthcare fit out: Developing a safe and functional medical facility that includes exam rooms, consulting areas, treatment rooms, and patient waiting areas.

Selecting the right fit out type is essential to ensure that the space meets its intended purpose and aligns with your vision.

What does a commercial interior designer do?

At SDG, our specialization lies in the art of crafting interior spaces within commercial buildings, including offices, retail establishments, restaurants, and various public areas. Our mission is to collaborate closely with our clients, tailoring each interior space to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing, while also prioritizing safety. We take into account the unique needs and preferences of businesses and their employees.

Here are some of the essential tasks that we handle:

1. **Client Consultations:** We initiate thorough discussions with our clients to comprehend their objectives and requirements for the space.

2. **Site Surveys:** We conduct comprehensive site assessments to evaluate the existing conditions of the area, allowing us to make informed design decisions.

3. **Design Concepts:** We craft innovative design concepts and space plans that align with the client's vision.

4. **Material Selection:** We specify and choose finishes, materials, and fixtures that not only match the design but also meet the highest standards of quality.

5. **Detailed Documentation:** We generate precise drawings and specifications necessary for the construction and installation phases.

6. **Coordination:** We collaborate closely with contractors and other specialists to ensure that the design vision is faithfully executed.

7. **Construction Oversight:** Our team actively supervises the construction process to ensure that the project remains on schedule and within the budget constraints.

Commercial interior designers frequently engage with architects, engineers, and other experts to guarantee that the design not only functions optimally but also adheres to all relevant building codes and safety regulations, providing a secure and harmonious environment for occupants.

What does a commercial fit out contractor handle?

A commercial fit out contractor assumes a comprehensive role in managing and overseeing all aspects of a commercial interior fit out project. This encompasses:

1. **Design and Planning:** Collaborating closely with the client to craft a design concept and spatial layout that aligns with their specific needs and preferences.

2. **Project Management:** Taking charge of the entire fit out project from inception to completion. This includes orchestrating cooperation among various trades and suppliers, creating project schedules, and ensuring that the project progresses as planned and within the allocated budget.

3. **Construction:** Overseeing the physical construction and installation of the fit out components, encompassing tasks such as erecting walls, laying flooring, and setting up electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.

4. **Fixture and Fitting Installation:** Managing the installation of fixtures and fittings that enhance the functionality and aesthetics of the space. This involves mounting items like lighting fixtures, shelving units, display features, and counters.

5. **Finishing Work:** Executing all finishing touches that give the space its final polish. This may include painting, applying flooring finishes, and adding decorative elements to achieve the desired aesthetic.

The commercial fit out contractor bears the responsibility of ensuring that all work is executed to the highest standards while adhering to relevant building codes and regulations. Moreover, they are accountable for meeting project deadlines and staying within the defined budget, ensuring the successful realization of the client's vision for the interior space.

What are the stages in a commercial interior design project?

Typically, a commercial interior design project follows a series of stages, each integral to the overall process:

1. **Initial Consultation:** The project commences with an initial meeting between the design team and the client to comprehend their design aspirations, requirements, and budget constraints.

2. **Space Planning:** Space planning involves the creation of a strategic layout that optimizes the functionality, flow, and efficiency of the interior space.

3. **Design Concept Development:** Based on the client's preferences and the insights from space planning, the design team formulates a comprehensive design concept that encapsulates the envisioned aesthetic and practical elements.

4. **Documentation and Approvals:** Detailed drawings and specifications are meticulously generated to outline the project's specifics. These documents undergo review and approval by the client and any relevant stakeholders.

5. **Procurement:** The procurement stage involves the identification, sourcing, and acquisition of materials, fixtures, and equipment essential for the project's execution.

6. **Construction and Installation:** This pivotal phase entails the physical realization of the design. It encompasses tasks such as erecting walls, laying floors, installing ceilings, lighting fixtures, and furniture.

7. **Project Completion and Handover:** As the project nears its conclusion, the design team finalizes all remaining tasks. The completed space is then delivered to the client, accompanied by any requisite training and documentation.

It's important to note that the precise sequence and duration of these stages may vary depending on the complexity of the project and the specific design process employed by the design team.

How do you design differently for commercial spaces?

Designing commercial spaces differs significantly from designing residential ones due to distinct requirements and considerations. Several key factors influence the design of commercial spaces:

1. **Functionality:** Commercial space design prioritizes functionality, considering the type of business and the specific needs of its occupants. The layout and features must facilitate efficient operations.

2. **Branding:** Commercial spaces often serve as a reflection of a business's brand image and values. This entails incorporating specific colors, materials, and branding elements into the design to convey a consistent message.

3. **Traffic Flow:** The design accounts for the movement of customers, employees, and goods, ensuring ease of navigation and utilization of the space.

4. **Durability:** Commercial spaces must endure heavy usage, necessitating the use of robust materials and finishes that can withstand wear and tear, enhancing longevity.

5. **Flexibility:** As commercial needs evolve, the design should offer flexibility to accommodate changes and additions without major disruptions.

6. **Safety and Accessibility:** Compliance with safety and accessibility regulations is paramount, ensuring that the space is safe and accessible to all users.

7. **Sustainability:** Many businesses aim to reduce their environmental footprint, prompting the integration of sustainable design practices, such as energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems, into the design.

Designing commercial spaces is a multifaceted process that demands a deep understanding of the client's needs, industry context, and space-specific requirements. Collaborating with experienced commercial fit out contractors is crucial to navigate this process effectively and ensure that your commercial space aligns with all your requirements.