What is an electrical fit-out?

Newly constructed office spaces don’t just show up overnight with lights, plumbing and carpeting already set up. It takes a team of dedicated technicians to make commercial spaces fully functional spaces. Powertrip Electrical has been a trusted commercial electrician in the Gold Coast, and we’ve done a couple of electrical fit-outs in our day. You probably didn’t even realise that this is a service you need for your new commercial construction project. Keep reading, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know…

What is an office fit-out?

An office fit-out is taking a space and changing it into a usable office environment. That includes things like putting up structural features and designing and installing electrical systems. Electrical fitouts are entirely different worlds apart from changing a lightbulb. For this reason, you have to employ a commercial electrician, not your run-of-the-mill sparkie. Here is everything that is involved in an office fit-out:

What is involved in an electrical office fit-out?

  • Switchboard Installation Process

The switchboard is the foundation of any property in the Gold Coast, including domestic electrical systems, but it is the heart of a commercial space because it’s how operations function. A licensed Gold Coast electrician will install a new switchboard before continuing with any other electrical installations.

  • Safety switch installation

Safety switches are the new requirement as per national regulation. No commercial property can operate without one because they are set up and designed to prevent electrical hazards. 

  • Lighting 

There’s special lighting needed in a commercial office space. Retail spaces that need to show off their products will need brighter lights than others, while regular office spaces need practical fluorescent lights. Lighting systems are large and very complicated in commercial areas because there’s a lot of lighting required for many hours of the day. 

  • Sockets and cable installation 

These things have to be strategically placed at specific points in the office to ensure that everyone has access to power. The electrician will tactfully install cables and points at convenient places for the entire office. 

  • Alarm and security installation 

Commercial spaces are also home to costly equipment, sometimes, and this needs to be protected. Before moving into your newly constructed building, the electrician must lay the electrical work to install a fully functional security system. Security cameras and sensor lighting may be installed outside as well.

Choose a licensed electrician for your office fit-out

Electricity is a critical element of any commercial establishment, and you want it to work right. Using an experienced electrical specialist will ensure that you have the most effective and efficient space to work in. Choose Powertrip Electrical, and you’ll be working with some of the best electricians on the Gold Coast. The team is experienced in residential and commercial electrical works in Gold Coast, Helensvale, Broadbeach, Bundall, Mermaid Beach, Palm Beach, Nerang and Burleigh Heads. Reach out to us to schedule an on-site inspection, and we can handle it all.