Fusion Office Refurbishment FAQ's

Office Refurbishment FAQs

Questions asked about office refurbishment and refurb projects. If you have a question on any aspect of office refurbishment don't hesitate to get in contact and the team at Fusion will provide an answer, advice or suggestions immediately. Alternatively visit our Office Refurbishment page to see more about us as an office refurbishment company.

OFFICE REFURBISHMENT CHECKLIST

A regular FAQ requests an office refurbishment checklist. Fusion offer several levels of information to help. Our detailed project management template covers almost every step and action required for a managed refurbishment scheme, and we also have a top-level checklist of the main refurb elements with a description of the most important topics.

The detailed template has a depth of information to support almost any office refurbishment project, setting out the actions at a critical path level, at the client level and for the contractor(s).

A checklist for a London office refurbishment may also take into account one-off aspects that may interrupt the logistics. Events such as the Lord Mayors show should be factored in to any program by a London office refurbishment company.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CRITICAL PATH AND A PROGRAM

office refurbishment program

A Critical Path sets out high-level refurb milestones. Examples will be 'sign lease' or 'commence works'. Key actions with set dates to focus on the big picture. A commercial refurbishment program is a much more detailed set of actions, often showing a sequence of interrelated tasks. Programs are an important component in a professional commercial office refurbishment. A Critical path can be very useful for contractual agreement and for progress checking without getting buried in detail.

LANDLORDS APPROVAL AND BUILDING CONTROL APPROVAL

Two seperate procedures for consent relating to office interior refurbishment. The Landlord usually has a right within a Lease to vet any proposed refurbishment works, to ensure their building isn't being detrimentally altered. Approval prior to work taking place is the best course of action. Generally a Landlord will be concerned with alterations to the fabric of a building, or to infrastructure such as air con plant.

Building Control approval relates to the legal duty to construct any premises, including the interior, in accordance with a set of building regulations. These codes ensure such things as fire safety, disabled access, energy performance and other factors are at a minimum standard. 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OFFICE FIT OUT AND OFFICE