Design & Fit Out Partner Checklist

Are you about to embark upon a project to redesign, refurbish or fit out a new space in your school? If so, we’ve compiled this invaluable checklist to make sure you choose the right design and fit out partner. Here’s a rundown of smart questions to ask of any potential partners to see who really cuts the mustard…

1. Reputation

• Have they provided references – more than just 1?
• Have they provided several examples of similar past projects or case studies?
• Have they managed projects of similar size?
• Will they arrange site visits to see other completed projects?

2. Stability and Your Risk as the Client

• How long have they been in business?
• Do they have the capability to work in your region?
• Can they afford to purchase resources for your project?
• Will they guarantee to deliver on budget?
• Will they guarantee to deliver on time?
• Do they have formal feedback process at the end of the project?
• Do they have a formal snagging procedure?
• Is a Health & Safety and site plan included?

3. What Services are Included?

• Do they offer a full appraisal / observation of existing arrangements?
• Do they offer space planning, 3D and technical design?
• Do they create a virtual reality version of your design?
• Do they create a detailed fly-through of your design?
• Do they provide a selection of real samples and finishes?
• Does a specific project team/manager get assigned to your project?
• Is a detailed programme included?
• Do they provide a weekly, detailed client update?
• Do they offer advice on M&E integration / working with other contractors?

It’s important to consider all of these factors when selecting a partner to work with on any school refurbishment, revamp or fitout. A good due diligence process up front can save you a huge amount of time and expense further down the line.

At TaskSpace we design, fit out and refurbish classrooms, libraries, dining halls, staff rooms, sixth form centres, dormitories and more. If you have any spaces in your school that need an overhaul, please contact us to get a free photo-realistic design.

Call: 01582 867 323 or Email: d.cantley@taskspace.co.uk