In the chaos of planning a new office space or an upgrade of a current workspace, often organising an Office Fitout and buying furniture is left to the last minute, which can be a real setback to your business. Different products have various manufacturing and logistics periods, and so the earlier you organise your office furniture, the better.
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Manufacturing periods depend on whether the furniture pieces you order are standard items or custom made. The logistics and delivery timeframe depends on the size and fragility of the products, as often specialist couriers must be used to transport delicate items. Custom laminate tops for desk and boardrooms generally take 2-3 weeks to be bought from suppliers and then manufactured. They take up to an extra week to be delivered as they need a specialist courier for delivery. Custom partition screens takes approximately 2-3 days for suppliers to prepare and deliver the specialised fabrics.
It then takes up to 3 days to get the fabric bonded to the screen and another 2 weeks to get the divider professionally manufactured. As it is a specialty product, the divider screen will take approximately a week to be picked and delivered to your site. Custom Chairs can be built fairly quickly. Similar to the partition screens, it takes 2-3 days for local suppliers to deliver chair fabrics. However, it only takes up to 5 days to manufacture a custom chair. Allow up to one week for delivery to east coast destinations. Custom lounges and soft furnishings have a 2 week manufacturing period. They then take another week to get delivered to your site using specialty couriers. Ready-made items that are in stock at the warehouse take up to 48 hours to be picked and another 5 days to be delivered. This time may be increased for items that need special delivery services.
In Summary an Office Fitouts may require the below time frames:
- Custom laminate tops: Up to 4 weeks
- Custom partition screens: Up to 4 weeks
- Custom chairs: 10 - 15 days
- Custom lounges and soft furnishings: Up to 3 weeks
- Ready-made items in stock: 5 - 7 days
You should always anticipate that the delivery time will be based on the item with the longest delivery timeframe. You should also keep in mind that timeframes are always approximations and while they are almost adhered to, certain complications can set back the timeframe for delivery. Conversely, manufacturing periods are often shorter than expected and can be delivered far earlier than expected. The best piece of advice we can offer is to get organised way in advance. Let your supplier know what you want so they can organise for all deliveries to be able to happen when you want them, and not when you’re stressed at the last minute.
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