A Category A Fit Out is a type of property refurbishment project the often involves work to the structure of a property. Often Cat A Fit Outs involve a property where there is a tenant (which may not always be the landlord) and is completed in conjunction with a designated developer or property refurbishment specialist.
There are actually two categories for property fit outs: A and B. How the refurbishment is categorised is dependant upon the level of work that needs to take place. Cat A Fit OutsÂ involve more intensive work and a longer lead-time.
What does a Category A Fit Out involve?
Typically, a Cat A Fit Out involves structural work or refurbishment to the building or property itself. It may involve the refurbishment or working on the following areas:
- Raised floors
- Floor coverings
- Suspended ceilings
- Extension of the mechanical and electrical services above the ceiling from the riser across rentable space
- Air conditioning repair services
- Finishes to the internal face of the external and core walls
- Installed window blinds
Learn more about Polyteck’s Cat A and B Fit Out refurbishment work for Artillery House.
What must aÂ tenant do to gain a category A fit out?
If you are aÂ tenant that already resides in the property then youÂ must request permission from the landlord before any structural changes are made to the property, as they need to make sure they are working in coordination with the lease that they have signed. If you are aÂ new tenant then you may wish toÂ negotiate with your future landlord whilst signing the contract to see what development work can be implemented or agreed on.
Regardless, we always recommend hiring a well trusted and reviewed property developer who specialises in Cat A Fit Outs for any work to be carried out.
What will the property developer do?
The property developer may help during the initial negotiation of work and it may be worthwhile getting their input to provide consultancy and advice about any structural changes you may be looking to make to your property or landlord’s property.
A good property developer will understandÂ the requirements, prices and impact of the project. They will alsoÂ realistic with lead times on when the tenant will be able to move back in to the property. The developer may alsoÂ be able to helpÂ with gaining consent where necessary from local councils and agencies.
If you are looking toÂ refurbish your property and think your project may be aÂ Cat A Fit Out, then why not contact us today on 020 7481 0222 or email us using our contact form.