Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Affordable Defits has compiled a list of frequently asked questions about our commercial Defits, Strip outs, Demolishion & Make Good services.

Hopefully, this should help you find simple and concise answers so you can get the most out of your next defit project.

How long has Affordable Defits been in the defit business?

Established in 2016, Affordable Defits Australia is a family owned business specializing in all aspects of commercial internal defits with over 30 plus years of experience in the defit industry.

Does Affordable Defits provide defit services across Australia?

Yes, We provide defit services Australia wide including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart.

What does defit mean?

Defit is the process of either partially or fully stripping out the current fitout in your premise. A defit can include:

What does stripout mean?

Strip outs involve removing any existing fit out in order to hand it over in the same condition as when you moved in. After the strip out, there may be make-good works required to the tenancy so that it is ready for their new tenant. We can provide the following strip out services
  • Demolition permits
  • Project timelines and scope of works
  • Removal of walls and doors
  • Floor covering removal
  • Removal of plaster ceilings and ceiling grids
  • Removal of shop fittings, joinery, fixtures and fittings
  • Signage removal including frosting
  • Concrete levelling, grinding and polishing
  • Disconnection and removal of electrical and lighting services
  • Decommissioning and removal of fire, mechanical and hydraulic services
  • Waste removal
  • Site clean

What does 'make good' mean?

'Make good' is a term to describe returning a premise to its original state, for the sake of re-leasing or re-fitting.

Our Make good service includes:
  • Flooring make good
  • Patch and painting
  • Signage and decal removal
  • Site clean

What are the steps of a defit process?

We have a five-step defit process:
  1. Make Contact: Call us or send us an email
  2. Discuss Details: Tell our project manager your defit requirements
  3. On-site Visit: We arrange a meeting to do a measure up and gather further information
  4. Provide Quote: Get an itemised quote for your defit project
  5. Start Working: Starting the defit project once everything is approved

Why should you choose Affordable Defits?

Affordable Defits is the fastest-growing commercial defit company in Australia, providing our clients with the best quality-price ratio on the market. Our quality and professionalism are unmatched, and we always outperform the competition in the race to satisfy your needs in the shortest time frame possible.

How much does a defit cost?

The cost of the defit will vary depending on the size and requirements of the project. All of our quotes are fully itemised and transparent so you can see exactly where the costs are being allocated to.

Can I get an estimate of my defit costs?

For a rough estimate of the costs, you can either give us a call or contact us through our Get a Quote feature.

When can my defit project start?

Once all previous steps have been taken care of, most defit projects can start within 7 to 14 days.

How long do defit projects take?

It all depends on the size and specifications of the project. That being said, we pride ourselves in providing a fast turnaround compliant to deadlines and demands as per lease agreement. In fact, we recently turned around a 1500m2 full gym demolition in under 2 weeks!

Why hire someone for my defit/make good?

Affordable Defits can liaise with your landlord, centre management or facilities manager to facilitate the whole make-good process for you. We can work with their requirements to ensure their obligations are adhered to and landlords expectations and lease obligations are met, while making sure the works are done quickly, efficienctly and cost effectively while providing your peace of mind.

What happens with the waste after demolition?

As members of the Green Building Council of Australia, we care the environment. As such, recycling, repurposing and reusing whenever possible is a core belief of our company.

Ready to Work with Us?

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