Home/FAQs
FAQs2020-08-17T12:07:11+10:00

We are OPEN during Stage 4 Restrictions

You may still have some questions about how Nationwide Shopfitting Australia can help your business.

Below are Frequently Asked Questions and our answers to them.

COVID-19 UPDATE from the team at Nationwide Shopfitting

During this time, we are OPEN for business and are committed to providing affordable Shopfitting and Office fitout solutions around Australia. All our skilled shop fitters and tradesmen have adopted a very high level of precautions to ensure not only their safety but the safety of all our value clients. This includes using hand sanitiser and the placement of fresh protective gloves and masks when needed before entering each site whilst maintaining social distancing requirements. Call today for a FREE Quote today and take advantage to get your shop fitting needs taken care of using COVID safety protection measures.

What does Nationwide Shopfitting Australia do?2020-08-17T11:51:21+10:00

We specialise in complete shopfitting and office fitouts, which means that we do everything.

We provide fitouts for commercial, retail shops, cafes, restaurants and offices.

This includes complete shopfitting or office fitout, and small alteration of existing sites. No job is too big or too small for us.

Our trusted team provides the following services for our clients:

  • Project management and site supervision
  • Plastering
  • Painting
  • Flooring
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Shopfronts, glass and doors
  • Display cabinets and joinery.
What happens when I call Nationwide Shopfitting Australia?2020-08-17T11:35:14+10:00

Once we receive your initial enquiry, we will ask about your project, request plans and arrange a free site inspection.

Do I need plans?2020-08-17T11:35:52+10:00

For minor works or alternations, no you won’t need plans. However, for any work in Shopping Centres and for the majority of fitouts, you will need to have plans prepared.

When should I get Nationwide Shopfitting Australia involved – before or after I have plans prepared?2020-08-17T11:36:18+10:00

You can get us involved before or after the plans are developed, however we recommend getting in touch with us before your plans are finalised, so we can discuss your needs and then instruct your draftsperson to develop the plans.

Once the plans are completed, we will endorse them under our builders’ licence, so you can submit the plans for a building permit.

Who does the plans?2020-08-17T11:36:58+10:00

We don’t do the design or the plans. You will need to engage draftsperson to prepare the plans. If you do not have a draftsperson ask us how to find one and we will point you in the right direction.

We work with your draftsperson on what needs to be shown on the plans. Once the plans are completed, we will endorse them under our builders’ licence, so you can submit the plans for a building permit.

Why work with Nationwide Shopfitting Australia?2020-08-17T11:37:31+10:00

As a Family Owned and Operated Business, we value our clients and take time to listen, which is why we meet with you to understand your needs and requirements.

With over 20 years’ experience specialising in Shops and Office full fitouts, we give our clients peace of mind by providing expert advice combined with personalised service.

Here are just some of the things that makes us different:

  • We provide on-site supervision
  • Our Project Managers never take “no” for an answer because they are practical problem solvers that understand the complexities of fitout projects and how to manage trades and materials to control the program, budget and the project.
  • We turn up on time, every time.
  • We provide five-star quality due to our attention to detail. That’s why we guarantee the quality of our work.
  • We provide up front pricing guaranteed. Our quote is a fixed price.
  • No job is too big or too small for us.
  • We respond quickly to you. In fact, if you call us during business days, we’ll get back to you within the hour.
  • We are approved to work in every shopping centre in Australia. This includes Westfield, Vicinity, GPT, Mirvac, Pacific, to name a few. This also includes being approved to work for Shopping Centre developers such as Probuild and Hacer Group.
Is Nationwide Shopfitting Australia approved to work in Shopping Centres?2020-08-17T11:37:57+10:00

Yes, we specialise in shop fitting and are approved to work in Shopping Centres Australia-wide, including in Westfield, Vicinity, GPT, Mirvac and Pacific. In addition, we are approved to work with Shopping Centre developers such as Probuild and Hacer Group.

Is Nationwide Shopfitting Australia a Licensed Builder?2020-08-17T11:38:15+10:00

Yes. As a registered shopfitting company, we hold a Builders Licence, known as a Commercial Builders licence. This means we specialise in Commercial fitouts, which is ideally suited for all aspects of shopfitting.

Is Nationwide Shopfitting Australia Australian-owned?2020-08-17T11:38:36+10:00

Yes, we are proud to be an Australian and family-owned company. What’s more, we are active owners in the company and work alongside our team. We enjoy helping our clients and keeping an eye on your project to ensure it is delivered on time, to budget and with high-quality.

What does Nationwide Shopfitting Australia’s insurance cover?2020-08-17T11:39:09+10:00

We are fully insured up to $20 million for public liability.

In addition, we have Builders Licence insurance and Products insurance.

Where is Nationwide Shopfitting Australia located?2020-08-17T11:39:26+10:00

We service areas across Australia including Melbourne, Geelong, Mornington Peninsula and most areas Australia-wide.

Our factory is based in Laverton, which makes it accessible for our clients to inspect our joinery work at any stage during their project.

What is the difference between a Shopfitter and a Builder?2020-08-17T11:39:45+10:00

A shopfitter is a carpenter specialising in building shops (shop fitting) to Shopping Centre standards and to comply with strict safety regulations.

It also means understanding how to comply with Shopping Centres requirements. This includes having the knowledge and understanding of knowing how the final store fitout will accommodate the type of customers passing by and the habits of customers inside your shop.

A builder is a someone who specialises in building work, such as a carpenter, construction worker or a general contractor. They have building skills but may not specialise in shopfitting. In addition, they may not hold a Commercial Building Licence.

We are Shopfitters. We specialise in shop fitting and are approved to work in Shopping Centres Australia-wide, including in Westfield, Vicinity, GPT, Mirvac and Pacific. In addition, we are approved to work with Shopping Centre developers such as Probuild and Hacer Group.

How long does it take to complete the fitout?2020-08-17T11:40:03+10:00

Before the construction can start, you will need to have plans developed and a building permit. Plans can take up to six (6) weeks to complete. The building permit takes 10 days.

The majority of shopfitting or office fitouts take four (4) to six (6) weeks to build.
Larger projects can take between eight (8) to 12 weeks.

What is the process?2020-08-17T11:40:30+10:00

Our process is simple, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve never done a fitout before.

We will guide you through the process, solve problems before they are an issue and deliver on time and budget.

Initial enquiry: once we receive your initial enquiry, we will arrange a free site inspection.

Evaluate plans: we meet with you to discuss your fitout project and evaluate the plans for your site. We spend time understanding your needs, your budget and your timeline.

Develop a scope of work: we work with you and our shop fitters to agree what elements are to be supplied.

Create a quote: once we have a defined scope of work, we develop a detailed quote for you. This includes detailed costs, a delivery timeline and any restrictions.

Apply for a building permit: once the scope, price and program has been agreed, we endorse your plans so you can submit the plans for a building permit.

Start manufacturing: after approval we provide specific planning and start manufacturing your fitout. You are welcome to visit our factory to see the progress of your joinery before it arrives.

Work begins: we keep you updated every step of the project. And we work with your staff and the Shopping Centre or Commercial building managers to minimise disruptions and ensure safety.

Completion: when we are finished on-site, we hand over a clean and operational shop or office for you and your staff.

After construction: we keep in contact with you after the project is completed to attend to any issues that may arise after you start trading.

How much does it cost?2020-08-17T11:41:04+10:00

Our pricing is specific to your project, scope and design.

The first step is to meet and discuss your fitout project, your needs, your budget and your program. Once we have this information, we will prepare a fixed price quote for your project.

I have a tight budget. How can you help make our shopfitting more affordable?2020-08-17T11:41:24+10:00

We meet with you to discuss your fitout project, evaluate the plans and inspect the site.

At this meeting we spend time understanding your needs, your budget, your program.

We use our experience to review everything in detail, which helps to accurately determine the fitout costs.

If our quote is outside your budget then we can reduce our scope of work (perhaps you will want to supply some elements), alter finishes or change materials.

What is your Privacy Policy?2020-08-17T11:41:49+10:00

We respect your privacy and do not discuss your business with others. Please refer to our Privacy Policy here.

What are your Terms and Conditions?2020-08-17T11:42:05+10:00

Our Terms and Conditions are detailed here.

Do you have testimonials from past clients?2020-08-17T11:42:25+10:00

See what our clients are saying about us. Our Testimonials are located on this page.

What do I do next?2020-08-17T11:43:32+10:00

If you have any other questions, click here to contact us today.

Go to Top