The finishing phase is where the beauty and the fine art of the construction process culminates. It is the concluding stage of construction where the overall quality of a project being put into service depends on the quality of its execution. Herein lies what is retained in the meticulous eye of the customer long after the project is finished.
Once the overall structure has been established, the careful finishing works of plastering, painting, finish carpentry, as well, as some final touches in the electrical works and air conditioning take place. We take pride in guaranteeing the quality of our works from womb to tomb.
Surface finishes detail the quality and seals product performance to last longer than they are intended. While reliability is key, aesthetics in the finishing stage is the face of our craftsmanship. For office fit-outs, the final appearance must be impeccable as it is our legacy to our clients.
We guarantee that our team of competent finishing workers keeps true to our track record of excellence. We bank on the competence that we have committed from project kick-off up to the finishing phase. In SDW, our eye is on the prize of customer satisfaction and exceptional customer experience is our mantra at work.
After framing, it’s now time for the preparation for wall closures.
This phase is more of the unseen portion of the office interior but plays a vital part in the construction. It includes roughing-ins for mechanical, electrical, wiring to termination, plumbing, firefighting system, and backing for all necessary items that need support before the wall board-up. It involves almost every aspect of fit-out construction.
Every aspect should meet the design specification. Total quality control must be implemented to zero out faulty workmanship. Cutting corners is never an option as it will affect timelines, costs, and overall project delivery.
As this construction process entails a wide array of workers, therefore harmony and efficiency are key. Working simultaneously while maintaining quality is our first order of business.
Exceptional skills in the wall closure phase set apart a contractor from the others, that’s why SDW’s commitment to improved quality, efficiency, and attention to detail is our open secret in every project.
Once you have your plans on hand, it’s your framing that makes those blueprints come to life. It is where the skeleton of your office gets built. It provides fixing points for many of your interior selections, and so it will need to support anything you plan to hang or attach on walls.
Framing is the fitting together of pieces to give a structure support and shape. Several steps are involved in the framing process. First is the installation of top and bottom tracks, this will secure the wall studs and other parts of the framing phase. Next is the installation of wall studs, the vertical framing in a building’s wall of a smaller cross-section than a post. Studs are usually spaced evenly along the wall adding extra ones to frame the opening.
Then the installation of noggings, also known as horizontal support. At this stage, additional noggings can be included to support the fixing of any heavy loads that you know the wall will need to carry. After that, you must secure electrical roughing-ins and wood blocking that will be needed for doors, windows, and cabinet installation. One sideboard up this stage will gain the rigidity of the wall. This is the last process that integrates to the next architectural phase.
Framing is the bones of a project. Not only does framing give your project shape and structure, but it significantly impacts the quality of nearly every aspect from plumbing, electrical, and mechanical. And because there is so much riding on the quality of your project’s framing, you need to make sure you choose a contractor that is experienced and accountable in building a quality project.
In SDW, human capital is our greatest asset. Our team works hard to deliver quality products for every project requirement. Every set of wood tabletops, cabinets, or bespoke furniture is engineered and fabricated with dedication and top-caliber skill.
From carpentry, painting to upholstery, our wide range of specialists enables us to deliver an interior fit-out solution that is complete and to the highest of standards.
Every project is our masterpiece. Careful planning and preparation propel our project delivery. All shop drawings, actual site measurement, resourcing of materials, and production line are well organized and coordinated with clear timelines. Clear communication, coordination, and daily management is our goal. Every item we produce receives the personal attention it deserves.
Our flexibility enables us to offer a range of services from complete turnkey office fit-outs, to hotels, resorts, restaurants, and retail outlets. We embrace all aspects of production and we take great pride in the level of service and dedication we provide to our clients regardless of the circumstances.
When we talk about FF&E, our interior design team is thinking of everything in the room that isn’t bolted to the structure of the building. Such as the system and loose furniture, lighting fixtures, sanitary wares, soft and hard finishes, artwork, greenery, and other finishes related to interior design. FF&E stands for furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
The design process begins with a kickoff meeting among all project team members, including interior designers, general contractors, architects, consultants, and the brand. Each part of the team takes on responsibilities to determine ownership of the necessary steps for project completion. Then, it’s time for SDW’s FF&E team to do their magic.
The first step is to develop the design concept with computer rendering, material finishes, mood boards, and color palettes of actual samples. Once the client approves, the FF&E team will bring the project to life. The next step consists of specific product selections of furniture, fabrics, finishes, lighting, and millwork. After that, the showcase of all the actual products. Then comes the tagging of architectural drawings and listing of approved materials for all FF&E work for documentation.
Finally, the FF&E team will make on-site visits during construction to administer direction for installation to guarantee everything are properly in place and ensure all processes are on schedule and followed according to the client’s preferences and approval. They will implement quality control and help resolve issues taking most of the headache almost unseen.
SDW’s FF&E team passionately works around the clock to safeguard the turnover schedule and to happily provide the highest value possible.
In a fit-out project, there are various processes in making the space ready for occupation. The first phase is – Setting Out.
Before the start of construction work, you have to clearly define the outline of the construction and the centerline of the walls so that construction can be carried out exactly according to the plan.
The first step is to survey and measure the area for construction and record all existing services like pipes, electricity, columns, mechanical and other services.
Then, make a CAD plan of the current site condition. Make sure it is aligned with the architectural plan and make the necessary adjustments based on the existing site condition.
Finally, transfer the architectural proposals from drawing into the ground and establish location points for site boundaries, foundations, columns, centerlines of walls, and other necessary structural parts.
Accurate setting out is a fundamental part of the construction works and errors can be very expensive and time-consuming to correct. Therefore, it should only be undertaken by competent persons and all work should be thoroughly checked.