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What’s the Difference Between a CAT A & CAT B Office Fit Out?

Compare the difference between Category A (CAT A) and Category B (CAT B) fit outs

Your commercial space in most cases needs to be fitted out or refurbished before it is ready for occupancy. Avent ensures your commercial interiors is tailored to your staff and business.

We deliver fit out projects across Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Swindon, Gloucester and the surrounding areas.

We are frequently asked about our Cat A and Cat B office fit out services. Using this post you can compare the difference between Category A (CAT A) and Category B (CAT B) fit outs. This enables you to make an informed decision about how to create your ideal work environment.

You can count on us to help you create your ideal workspace, from providing the core build out of partitions and ceilings, to flooring, electrical and Office Furniture.

The Difference Between a CAT A & CAT B Office Fit Out

What Is a Cat A Fit Out?

The Cat A Fit Out is the basic finishing of the interior of an office. Typically commissioned by landlords, this type of fit out includes all the basic amenities needed for a functional workspace. When the space is completed, you have a clean open plan space that can be advertised to businesses. This allows companies to create their own unique office space.

A Cat A Fit Out typically includes (but is not limited to):

  • Dry Lining
  • Raised Access Flooring and/or Floor Covering
  • Suspended Ceilings
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Basic Kitchen Facilities
  • General Lighting & Power Distribution
  • Air Conditioning or General Heating

So essentially from the landlord’s point of view, a Cat A Fit Out will provide an empty but fully functional workspace. This provides a blank canvas to future tenants to create their own functional workspace.

What Is a Cat B Fit Out?

Normally requested by the business owner or tenant a Cat B Office Fit Out results in a customised office space that exactly suits the needs of the business. After a Cat B project is completed, your workspace will be available for immediate use.

Some of the features of a Cat B Fit Out include:

  • Space Planning
  • Office Partitions, Screens and Walls
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Lighting Solutions
  • Office Kitchens and Tea Points
  • Meeting and Conference Rooms
  • Reception Areas
  • IT and Comms
  • Access Control
  • Window Blinds
  • Branding and Signage
  • Office Furniture
  • Interior Decoration
  • And more…

On these projects, we work closely with our clients to understand their company culture, requirements, and plans for future growth and expansion.

Whether it’s signage, colour schemes, or the furniture, we work with you to ensure you have everything you need to impress your clients and make your employees happy and productive.

How We Can Help You?

You can count on us to provide exceptional fit out services, from design to installation, whether you are a landlord or a company moving into a new space. Our clients range from small local businesses to international organisations and everything in between. Regardless of the size of your business, we know we can help you.