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Shop fitting checklist. Step by step.

Plan your project properly! Our checklist provides important tips.

• Is there already a rental contract or preliminary contract?
• Do the conditions (e.g. areas, rooms) match the rental agreement?
• Are there floor plans / detailed plans of the retail space?
• When will the space be handed over to the tenant?
• Does the landlord grant financial subsidies or freedom from rent?
• Which services are provided by the landlord (e.g. flooring, electrics)?
• Have you already applied for official permits?
• Amount / scope of your own work?
• When should expansion / conversion take place?
• Has an opening date already been set?
• In which category - basic, trend, premium - should the new shop be located?
• What budget is planned for the shop fitting?
• Are there any specifications on your part regarding the product range (product types, sizes and quantities)?
• Do you already have suppliers or craftsmen with whom you would like to work?

Kosten

The following excerpt gives you a rough guide to which costs should be considered when planning your business. A cost statement corresponding to your store will be determined and presented after the concept has been drawn up.

• Location analysis
• Broker and deposit
• Offices, applications and entries
• Lawyer and notary
• Demolition and disposal
• Floor and tile laying work
• Acoustics and noise protection measures
• Fire protection concept, fire alarm system, sprinkler, fire extinguisher
• Ventilation of sales room and ancillary rooms
• Air conditioning
• Heating system: air curtain system in the entrance area, floor heating
• Electrical installation
• Professional shop lighting - basic / accent lighting -
• Sanitary installations:   gas   and   water supply,   sewage disposal, cooling technology
• Drywall and masonry work
• Painting and surface technology
• Shop fitting
• Storage racks
• Outdoor advertising system, shop window advertising
• Basic equipment business stationery: letterhead, business cards
• Information signs: product groups, goods, escape routes, information, checkout
• Advertising: flyers, advertising, website update, Facebook and Instagram
• Guest toilet, staff toilet
• Article surveillance systems
• Staff lounge: kitchen, lockers
• Cleaning costs: final cleaning
• Burglar alarm system + hold-up alarm system
• Insurance costs: glass, burglary, public liability insurance
• Opening ceremony costs

Basic determination in preliminary discussions

• New construction, partial renovation, complete renovation
• Design: modern, conservative, progressive
• timing
• Budget
• Leases and subcontracts
• Size of the retail space
• Definition of the project scope
• Creation of a planning offer
• Draft planning

Basic analysis

• Measurement, inventory
• Creating the floor plan
• Usage requirement and division of the rooms - sales room, warehouse, toilet, staff
• Preliminary negotiations with the authorities - building authority
• Development and visualization of a planning concept in personal coordination with the customer
• Pre-planning for the electrical installation
• Pre-planning for the ceiling and lighting
• Pre-planning for the placement of heating and plumbing
• Pre-planning for the shop window system and entrance situation
• Cost estimate
• The concept preparation offers you an optimal basis for the presentation of your business idea at your bank or the center management.

Preparation of the implementation planning

• Detailed planning, views, details, construction specifications
• Coordination of technical queries
• Coordination and consultation with the authorities after approvals
• Lighting design
• Providing color suggestions and material samples
• Creation of a detailed offer
• realization

Commissioning of all trades involved in the construction

• Order all commissioned materials and products
• Creation and updating of a binding construction schedule
• Creation / checking of implementation and factory plans
• Monitoring and control of the components to be produced
• Control of incoming goods at the construction site
• Coordinating all the specialist engineers and specialists involved in the construction
• Monitoring the execution of the trades
• Monitoring of safety on the construction site
• Construction acceptance with appropriate trades
• Participation in official inspections
• Handover of the area to the client and acceptance of the construction work
• Opening! Have you thought of everything?

Business documents available? Stationery, business cards

• Advertised? Facebook, Instagram, newspaper ad, radio commercial
• Take out insurance? Liability, break-in, glass, theft, security
• Special offers or competition for the opening?
• Telephone, EDP, cash register system ready for use?
• Music for the store - possibly GEMA registration?
• Container for flowers and storage for presents available?
• Shop opening decoration?
• Cleaned shop and window?
• Have all the necessary official approvals met, confirmed or in preparation?
• Give-aways / promotional items for guests?
• Catering for the guests? (Is sufficient supplies guaranteed)
• Organized and instructed temporary help for the opening?
• Are residents and neighbors invited / informed?
• Additional parking spaces, barriers and signage set up for the opening?
• Cleared up and cleaning after opening?
• Acceptance speech prepared?