Our 10-step Project Breakdown

When starting a project, and choosing a contractor, it is important to take some key things into consideration to make sure that the partnership is going to be right for you. 

To make this easier for you, we have outlined a 10-step breakdown of what you can expect by working the team at GS Contracts to ensure we are right for you, your team and your project. 

Firstly, there are some key things about GS Contracts that might put your mind at ease. 

  • All joinery is completed in house at our premises for speed, precision- and custom-made items – nothing is outsourced.
  • We have a in house CAD team to prepare drawings for manufacturing. 
  • You will have a consistent Project Manager through to completion.

We work closely with every one of our clients to understand their requirements and expectations and ensure the client is happy every step of the way.

Our team provide the highest quality work in a timely and efficient manner. Whether you need a small project completed or a large-scale fit-out, we have the expertise and resources to get the job done.

To make things as straightforward as possible, we have streamlined our processes to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays or complications along the way.


Here is a 10 step breakdown of what to expect when you work with us.

  1. Landlord Information Gathering – To begin, we will engage with you, whether you are the client or the designer, to gather all the relevant information about the premises. This includes understanding the fit-out requirements, as well as the dos and don’ts specified by the landlord. We will also explain our cost estimation process, ensuring complete transparency from the outset.

  2. Costing the Full Design Pack – Once we have received the full fit-out guide and design pack, our commercial team can begin costing all elements of the project.
    Click here to meet our Costing Team

  3. Order Secured – Once you approve the design and costing, we will proceed to place the order. This step allows us to procure all the required materials and schedule the necessary subcontractors for the project.

  4. Joinery Drawings and Workshop Preparation – For any custom joinery items in the project, our CAD team will prepare detailed manufacturing drawings for the in house workshop. These drawings will undergo a thorough review and be signed off by either the designer or the client.

    Click here to meet our CAD Team

  5. Construction Phase Plans – As the project progresses, our Project Manager will take charge of creating detailed construction phase plans. These plans outline the timeline and specific steps involved in the fit-out process. They will also be shared with the landlord to keep them informed about the project’s progress.

  6. Engaging Building Control – During this phase, we will engage with the relevant building control authorities. We will submit the necessary drawings and arrange the first site visit with them. Maintaining close communication with the building control authorities ensures that the project adheres to all the required regulations and standards, with regular updates provided until completion.

  7. Procurement and Scheduling – At this stage, all the required products, materials, and tradespeople for the project will be procured. Our team will handle all the orders, making sure that everything is in place and ready to commence work on-site.

  8. Commencement of Work – The start date for the fit-out will be subject to the approval from the landlord and the completion of necessary paperwork and drawings. We take into account our workloads to ensure we can dedicate the required attention and resources to your project.

  9. Site Duration and Process – The duration of the project on-site will be determined based on the landlord’s fit-out guide and the specific requirements of the project. For example, if there are intricate processes like applying micro-cement on walls, we will allocate the necessary time for its installation. Throughout the on-site work, our team will handle all tasks professionally and efficiently.

  10.  Project Handover – On the specified handover date, we will present the completed project to you, ensuring it meets all requirements and standards. We take pride in delivering snag-free results. Additionally, we will provide you with an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) manual, offering guidance on how to maintain and care for your new space.

We are here to make the process as easy as possible for you with desired results and in the timeframe. 

Need help with your next project? Get in touch today!

Lisa Robinson

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