How to spot good shopfitters in Brisbane

As a first time business owner who is embarking on a new retail business, it’s imperative that your store look amazing. To attract the customers, you need to create an eye-catchy store front with an interesting interior, and effective displays.

To create such a store, you’ll need shopfitters in Brisbane to assist, but how do you know if you’re dealing with a good one? As someone who has been in the shopfitting industry for over 25 years, I know that for many clients finding a great shopfitting company can complicated, and may of our clients have been disappointed by previous companies, but if you know what to look for, it makes the entire process a lot easier.

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In this article, I’ll provide you some tips on how to identify good shopfitters in Brisbane, so you can make the right decision when planning your own fitout.

Ask for recommendation

A reference is the best place to start. If there is a shop you like the look of, enquire within, and ask the manager, or owner, who did the fitout and if they were happy with the process and the results. If they were, they it’s a safe bet that they are one of the preferred shopfitters in Brisbane.

Look for quality and personal service

When meeting with shopfitters in Brisbane, have a set of questions ready, and take into consideration their response. Are they listening to your needs? Will they offer quality, or a rushed project? Ask them about their experience and the projects they have worked on in the past. You want to be sure that you have true professionals on your side, ready to deliver exceptional service. Hiring someone who will simply rush the project is not an option. Good communication is important and you need to understand each other perfectly to avoid misunderstandings and complications once the project is underway. I encourage you to make a list and write down all the important questions you want to ask, just to be sure you won’t forget to ask something significant.

Are they involved in the planning and design of the shop?

There are many shopfitters in Brisbane, and some might not be involved in the planning and design. The interior design of your store is a vital part of the project, and you need someone who will understand your desires and who will be able to tailor the look of your store according to the needs of the business. As shopfitting specialists, Xtreme Shopfitting & Joinery is completely involved in the planning and design, so you can rely on our professional service in every way.

Will they offer you more than shopfitting services?

As I mentioned, there are many shopfitters in Brisbane, and while some only offer shopfitting services, others will offer much more. This is really important for a couple of reasons. If the shopfitters you are considering to hire do not provide services such as project managing, or don’t have their own sub-trades, it means you will have to hire this element of the project which can cause delays, and generally cost you more money.

When looking for shopfitters in Brisbane, I encourage you to hire a company that offers not only shopfitting services, but the services I’ve just mentioned. This will make the entire process a lot simpler because the one company can then take care of the entire project.

If you have received a positive response to the items above, then you’ve found yourself a good shopfitter, and you can be assured the project will be done flawlessly and on time. Shopfitting projects can be complex. Make sure you spend your money wisely on a professional and quality service that won’t disappoint, such as that we offer here at Xtreme Shopfitting & Joinery.


When looking for shopfitters in Brisbane, you want to make sure you hire the best to ensure you’re not left disappointed. If I can offer a few tips on how to spot a good shopfitter, I would suggest you start by asking for recommendations. When meeting with shopfitters, create the list of questions you need to ask them so you can compare answers. It’s also important to find out if the shopfitting company is involved in all stages of the fitout and if they offer a complete service so you don’t have to hire additional services. These things are essential when looking for good shopfitters in Brisbane.

For the best shopfitters in Brisbane, trust Xtreme Shopfitting & Joinery; we also specialise in retail shop fitouts throughout the east coast of Australia including Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast.

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Ingrid Latham

About Ingrid Latham

Ingrid Latham is co-owner of Xtreme Shopfitting and Joinery and has been associated with the shopfitting industry for over 15 years. She has a vast array of knowledge when it comes to promoting a store and increasing foot traffic. Follow her on Google+ or