You may have heard of Cat A and Cat B office fit-outs before; your basic shell and core functional fit-out vs. your stylish personal transformation. But where is the middle ground? That’s where Cat A Plus fit out comes in.
This blog gives you everything you need to know about a Category A+ fit-out and why you might want one. If you’re looking for personalised advice, or if you’d like to chat about the feasibility of your office fit-out plans, reach out to HQ Renovations today to talk to a friendly team member.
What is a Cat A Plus Fit Out?
Cat A+ fit-outs focus on making your space ‘move in’ ready. Much like a Cat A, your property will be structurally functional and compliant, with the added bonus of kitchen and bathroom appliances, furnishings, and stunning neutral décor, perfect for landlords and property managers who want to create a space that appeals to a wide market.
What Does a Cat A Plus Fit-Out Include?
Rest assured knowing your property has all the basic amenities it needs to be compliant with health and safety regulations. This stage focuses on turning your empty shell into a blank canvas ready for design.
- Raised flooring and suspended ceilings for protection and practicality.
- Lighting installation throughout.
- Mechanical and electrical services such as heating and ventilation.
- Health and safety systems such as smoke and burglary alarms.
- Basic plumbing for toilets.
A Cat A+ doesn’t just stop at the blank canvas. It makes use of interior design to help you realise the potential of the space, adding some life and a hint of personality to bring it all together. A Cat A+ fit-out is the perfect option for a lost landlord to create a functional, appealing ‘move-in’ ready property.
- Room divisions, such as commercial conference and meeting rooms, or domestic bedrooms and dining rooms.
- Stylish, complete kitchen and bathrooms
- Decorations throughout, from flooring to walls
- Comfortable, attractive furniture to tie the room together
Cat A+ Fit Out FAQs
What are the benefits of a Cat A Plus fit-out?
Cat A+ fit-outs are the perfect ‘in-between’ when you want more than the bare necessities, but less than a full interior design transformation. It’s a reasonably priced solution that allows you to create a visually appealing, functional space that satisfies everyone.
Who is a Cat A Plus fit-out for?
If you’re a landlord, property manager or estate agent looking to update your property to rent or sell, a Cat A+ fit-out may just be the option for you. It’s a touch more than your average magnolia walls, it finds a way to make neutral feel stylish and comforting to encourage potential tenants and buyers to really imagine themselves in a space.
How long does it take?
This one’s a bit trickier to answer. The length of time depends on many factors like the size of your space. If you’re interested in getting a timeline estimate for your Cat A+ fit-out, do get in touch with our experts at HQ Renovations.
What’s the difference between a Cat A, Cat A Plus and a Cat B fit-out?
A Cat A fit-out prioritises functionality and structure, turning a dilapidated build into a basic, compliant shell of a space. A Cat B fit-out focuses on personalising a space to suit the user’s needs by adding workstations, branding and all the finer details. A Cat A+ fit-out is the sweet spot between necessity and luxury, developing a simple ‘move-in’ ready space.
High-Quality Cat A Plus Fit-Outs
HQ Renovations is the high-quality renovation and office fit-out service you’ve been searching for. Between our diligence in making sure everything is top-notch and our dedication to customer service, you can’t go past HQ Renovations for your building’s or space’s needs. With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, our multi-skilled team have talents across every type of trade you need to fit out your space to become the personalised space you want and deserve.