Assuming you’re new to the world of office fit out, ‘fit out’ is a term that describes the development of an interior space from beginning to end, in order to make it suitable for occupation by a business. A hard fit out is the process of altering or refurbishing the base building that will play host to the designed space. It could be useful to think of it as the construction of the framework that an office space will inhabit, as it could include anything from reflooring, to knocking out unnecessary or unwanted walls, to electrical work.
The best interior design firms should commonly offer a range of services that include such specialised labour. This makes it easy for the consumer – they are able to partner with a design team that will handle their whole office fit out from beginning to end, with a consistent level of quality and agile work space strategy.
Most things that fall under the scope of a hard fit out follow a common logic: wall treatments, painting, window glazing, etc. There are other elements that are worth considering which you might not initially expect to fall under construction. These include landscaping, phone installation, and installation of air conditioning (HVAC) systems. It makes sense that a hard fit out covers these too, but they’re probably not your first thought when it comes to construction work.