Rome wasn’t built in a day – and the same goes for your building project!
Building, renovating, or fitting out a commercial space isn’t an overnight process.
An office block, a warehouse, a retail store… it’s not uncommon for building projects to take months or in some large projects, even a couple of years for things to be completely ready.
And it doesn’t end with construction. Once the frame, walls and roof are in place, you still need to fill it with all the amenities.
That’s when you turn your attention to the crucial step of electrical fit-out.
Fit-out refers to the process of designing and completing of interior spaces. And in the case of your commercial space’s electrical fit-out, it that means careful planning and implementation of your electrical requirements.
Want to make sure that your next electrical fit-out is a smashing success? Here’s a comprehensive list of tips and important considerations you need to remember, courtesy of commercial electrician Briggs Electrical!
Don’t go cheap – choose a commercial electrical specialist
Electricity is a key element in any commercial establishment.
And if your business is particularly energy-hungry, you’ll need a real specialist to help you create the most effective and efficient space.
When you partner with Briggs Electrical, you’ll be working with some of the best electricians in Melbourne.
We offer a wide array of commercial electrical services, including fitting-out your commercial project with:
- Power points and 3 phase outlets
- CCTV/security camera installation
- Smoke detectors and alarm systems
- Residual Current Devices (RCDs)
- Safety switches
- Data and telephone points
That’s why for your next fit-out, you should make sure that you only partner with someone who’s qualified to work on your electrical requirements.
There are plenty of electricians in Melbourne. But not all of them are qualified or have the resources or experience to work on larger commercial projects.
Follow and comply with regulations
Before any fit-out starts, it’s important that your commercial space complies with the relevant electrical regulations and codes – regardless of the field of business.
Electricity is dangerous. Messing around with it is hazardous. End. Of. Story.
You might think the rules are a pain to work around, but they’re there for a reason. It’s crucial that regulations and procedures are in place and observed.
If you’re based in Melbourne, you’ll need to adhere with the regulations set by Energy Safe Victoria prior to any installation, alteration, repair, maintenance or test of high voltage electrical installations.
Needless to say, failure to adhere to these could potentially put your property as well as your employees at a huge risk in the future. Shocks, electrocution, falls and burns… it makes you shudder just thinking about it.
A commercial electrician will help you understand the process
Electrical fit-out is a world apart from changing a lightbulb. It’s a job that needs to be done by a commercial electrician, not your run-of-the-mill sparkie.
Before any work can begin, it’s important to understand how extensive commercial electrical fit outs can be.
For example, in addition to the standard electrical fit-out like emergency lighting, an office has unique needs: this can range from relatively standard features such as suitable office lighting and CCTV to more specialised needs such as cabling for servers and data hubs.
On the other hand, a factory might need high-frequency wiring to power production. You might even need a dedicated switchboard for each of your individual machines!
Each process involved in a fit-out project directly impacts time, budget, scope, and quality.
Given the scale that a commercial fit out entails, it’s important that you talk to your commercial electrician about the details.
From planning, consultation, execution and ongoing safety services, a commercial electrician can help you make an informed decision for your commercial project.
Looking for a commercial electrician in Melbourne for your next fit-out?
Briggs Electrical is up to the challenge!
Whether you need a new build fitted-out or an existing space revamped, the team of licensed electricians at Briggs Electrical will take care of all your fit-out projects.
When you work with us, you’ll be working with a company that guarantees compliance with the most recent Occupational Health & Safety and AS3000 quality and safety standards (the relevant bits are from page 50 to 163).
Not to mention, our dedicated team of professionals will approach your fit-out job carefully, meticulously and efficiently.
If you are keen to learn more about the commercial electrical services that we offer, make sure you call us today on 1300 300 222. Alternatively, drop us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!