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The difference between a Cat A and Cat B Fit Out

There are several categories of office fit out projects, the most commonly recognised are ‘Category A’ and ‘Category B’.  There is no entirely standard definition for these terms, so it is important to check the fine print when they’re used, but generally they follow the meanings below.

Category A Fit Out

Commonly referred to as a ‘Cat A Fit Out’.  This will typically form a ‘white box’ / blank canvas and could include:

  • Raised Floors
  • Suspended Ceilings
  • Basic Mechanical Services
  • Basic Electrical Services
  • Fire Detection and Protection Services
  • Surface Finishes
  • Basic Toilets

Category B Fit Out

Commonly referred to as a ‘Cat B Fit Out’.  This is the type of fit out commonly thought of when thinking about a fitout or office refurbishment.  This can typically include:

  • Partitioning
  • Finishes and Decorations
  • Carpeting and Floor Finishes
  • Forming Meeting Rooms, Offices, Conference Rooms, Break Out areas etc
  • Reception areas
  • Tea points
  • Lighting
  • Kitchens and Kitchenettes
  • Air Conditioning to suit end users requirements
  • Bespoke joinery pieces
  • Office Furniture

Dilapidation Works

When a company leaves their office space / property, they are usually required to return it in the same layout that they received it.  This generally involves removing most of the Cat B fit out, and nearly reverting the space back to the Cat A.

Should you need help with dilapidations, we’re experienced in this process and are happy to provide whatever help we can.

We generally work in a radius of approximately 60 miles of Hereford (eg Hereford, Worcester, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Malvern, Monmouth, Leominster, Bromyard, Ludlow and also into the Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Evesham, and Pershore areas).

However we have carried out large projects throughout the country, so welcome all enquiries!  We’ll tell you if we aren’t able to help you.

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