How it works

Planning your fit out involves more than measuring wall areas, it starts at your building’s substrata and ends with the colourways.

What should you know when planning your fit out?

We’ve compiled an overview of the six typical stages, plus a helpful list of frequently asked questions.

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6 Steps to Fit Out

  • 1

    Initial brief

    For the best results, collaboration is required. Our expert team will meet with you to understand you and your business needs entirely.

  • 2

    Site analysis

    We visit your site to measure every detail, analyse pedestrian traffic, inspect the natural light quality, address planning law requirements and much more.

  • 3

    Planning and design

    Next we begin planning and designing your space and provide 3D layout drawings for a virtual overview and walk-through before construction.

  • 4


    Using our state-of-the-art fabrication and estimation systems, our facility in Orchard Hills (Sydney NSW) manufactures your joinery efficiently and cost effectively.

  • 5

    Project management

    Our project management includes council requirements and liaising with our site crew who coordinate trades such as electrical, plumbing, painting and much more.

  • 6


    We oversee the delivery and on-site installation of all manufactured and custom-made products and manage the process until completion (handover).

Frequently Asked Questions

Our work spans all client briefs, for large and small sites all around Australia, so we can work with you on any stage – or all stages. We can design, manufacture, project-manage and install major projects involving structural work, or complete a fast fitout inside a ready-to-go building envelope. We can work with our in-house or contract team, and also with your designers and tradespeople.
There are too many variables to give an estimate per square metre of fit-out. It depends on how complete your space is – whether it has a ceiling, floor, shopfront or any other features – and whether you require standard quality finishes or higher (luxury) finishes. Just contact us and we’ll arrange an inspection and a tailored quote.
As above, it depends on your particular job and location. In some areas, council approval can take three months; in others it’s a week. A standard shop size of between 80 – 120 square metres will take around four to six weeks to fit when there are no major structural works involved.
Our experience spans all base building systems and primary mechanical systems, including all certification, along with the following works:
  • Demolition and refurbishment
  • Fire protection requirements
  • Electrical and gas work
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Plumbing and drainage
  • Wall and ceiling construction
  • Floor finishes
  • Joinery
  • Signage
  • Security systems
  • Shop implants (for shopping centres and trade fairs)
  • Shop-in-shop setups (boutiques within department stores)
  • Ongoing maintenance
Once the base building work is complete, we can provide you with a range of interior fittings such as joinery (including shopfronts, service counters, showcases, wall display units and kitchen or bathroom joinery), workspaces, reception counters, foyers, meeting rooms, breakout facilities and much more. See our Projects page for details of our work.
We offer ongoing maintenance and servicing. Just speak with your project manager to find out how we can help you further.
Ryder assigns a dedicated project manager from its managerial team to each client project. Your project manager inspects the site regularly and liaises with the site foreman, keeping you up to date with progress on your fitout.