With over 250 projects completed and over 15 years experience, Liteco Projects are your qualified Sydney Shopfitters and Interior Projects Specialists. We offer a complete service to our clients: from design concept to project completion. We are the one-stop shop for office fitouts, commercial shop fitouts, hospitality fitouts, retail fitouts and café fitouts in Sydney.
In-House Design & Development
Our in-house design & development team are highly specialised in commercial interior design and are on-point with the latest trends. With a reputation for quality building fitouts – our design team will work with you to turn your vision into reality whilst also working within your budget.
Our in-house joinery team specialises in manufacturing and installing custom designed, high-end cabinetry, furniture and display cabinets. These pieces are unique to your business, promoting your brand’s message to your target audience.
As sellers of high quality hospitality equipment, our in-house hospitality team provides the best quality kitchen equipment for your kitchen refurbishment. Sourced from all major brands in Australia and at best market rates, we also provide this equipment as standalone items.
Our Service Pillars
Liteco Projects are one of the leading fitout companies in Sydney, providing unique solutions to our clients. We are a team of highly experienced shopfitters and interior designers, focussing on commercial refits in Sydney and across Australia.
We specialise in the design and installation of hospitality fitouts, recently completing projects in Sydney’s Westfield Shopping Centres, QVB , World Square Centre and Sydney Airport Terminal.
As a one-stop refit shop, we are a full-service company - we take care of everything!
From selecting the right premises to planning applications, design, joinery and more.
We are also well known for our on-trend office refurbishments, retail fitouts and luxury residential revamps. Our reputation is second to none and we always deliver on time and within budget.
A fitout, whether it is for a shop, office, cafe or restaurant, can be one of the biggest expenses your company will incur. It is therefore imperative you get it right the first time – from choosing the right company to nailing the look & feel, to functionality and branding.
To get it right – planning is fundamental and asking the right questions is crucial.
To help you in this endeavour, we have compiled a list of key questions you should be asking your fitout company from the get go.
1. COMPANY BACKGROUND: How long have you been in business?
A company that has extensive experience will instil confidence that they will be able to deliver the right solution. Obviously, the longer a company has been established, the more likely it is they are reliable and trustworthy. So find out their background & how long they have been working in this field.
2. COMPANY EXPERIENCE: What kind of experience do you have in building the kind of fitout we need?
Find out if the company has done similar work to your project and ask to see project examples. Ideally you will want to choose a company that has already completed at least one project that is similar to yours.
3. TIMEFRAMES & DEADLINES: What is the expected timeframe for completion?
Before you commit to anything, it is imperative to be clear about timeframes & deadlines as unexpected delays can have a huge impact on your business and sales.
Understand the different phases of your project and get confirmation of timeframes at the start of your project – if possible, in writing!
4. COMMUNICATION: How will you communicate with me & keep me up to date with the project?
It is important to have open communication regarding the project both in the planning and construction phases.
Knowing upfront who the contact person is, how they will communicate with you and what is their experience will help inspire confidence and allow you to rest easy during what could otherwise be a stressful experience. You should also find out what kind of information the company needs you to provide at the various project phases to keep the project moving.
5. INSURANCES: Do you have the necessary licensing and insurances in place?
If anything unforeseen happens insurance will protect the fit-out company AND your business – so before you commit ask if the company has the required insurance and licenses in the state they are operating, and check they comply with local building and safety regulations. You need to make sure you are covered if anything goes wrong.
6. PAPERWORK: What approvals do I need for my fitout and will you help me lodge them?
There are various compliances and approvals you will require prior to beginning and throughout the duration of your fitout. For your project you may need to apply for CDC, DA or OC. These are often time-consuming and complicated. Find out if your fitout company will manage these submissions for you.
7. WARRANTY: What warranty do you offer for the services you are providing?
After your project has been completed, it is important to know how defects will be handled. Find out what warranties are in place for both works & materials.
8. PAYMENT: What are your payment terms?
It’s vital to get the payment terms agreed upfront so everyone is clear on expectations. This includes any progress payments and a documented process of approvals, so everyone is on the same page. It is also important to know how unexpected things are accounted for during the fitout process.
9. GREEN: How can we be more ‘Green’ with our refurbishment?
There is a growing trend towards sustainable fitouts. If this fits with you and your company ethos, you may want to ask your fitout company if (and how) they prioritise green issues such using eco-friendly materials, providing responsible waste management or making your new fitout energy efficient.
Plan the Basics:
The best thing you can do before setting out on a commercial fitout, is to take time to plan the basics and this starts with asking the right questions. If you’re looking for a reputable office fit-out company for your next project, get in touch with Liteco – we have thousands of successfully completed projects!
How can a restaurant fitout in Sydney help your business succeed when others fail?
Well, you might already know that a lot of restaurants don’t last their first five years in the business, but 80%? That’s a lot of restaurants.
So to help you select the best value for money equipment, here are some questions to ask yourself before making your purchases.
Can good design counter a poor location?
The biggest mistake made by these restaurant owners was in selecting the wrong location, but can good design counter a poor location? It might come as a surprise to learn that a professional hospitality fitout can help to counter some of the negatives of a bad location in Sydney. For example, how many times have you seen a restaurant or café that’s booming where it has no right to be?
Success + an awesome reputation
Given a poor location, the success of a restaurant usually comes down to one single factor – an awesome reputation. This reputation is built on good food and an atmosphere that calls to the crowds.
You can guess what happens – a few people stumble across the restaurant in an out of the way place and are amazed at the food and vibe, they talk to their friends and before you know what is happening, your restaurant is full every night.
All despite a location that might have ruined many other businesses.
The importance of design
At Liteco, we can’t help with the food (unless you count our kitchen fitouts), but we can use our expertise in restaurant design to give your business an interior design layout that just begs customers to stop, stay and return, again and again.
So if business isn’t going so well at your restaurant and you believe that location is a problem, you have two choices – relocate or make your restaurant so awesome that it succeeds despite its location!
Whether you are opening a new establishment or renovating your existing restaurant or café, one of your main purchases will always be the commercial kitchen equipment. In fact, since this equipment can take up a large part of your kitchen budget in Sydney, it’s important that you choose wisely.
So to help you select the best value for money equipment, here are five questions to ask yourself before making your purchases.
1. What’s the cost of the kitchen equipment?
If you are on a tight budget, then cost might be your priority. This should, however, be tempered with quality, because there’s no point in buying poor quality kitchen equipment, just because it’s cheap.
2. Does your kitchen have enough space for the equipment?
Th design features of any good commercial kitchen are ease of use, efficiency and safety, but you also need sufficient space for your equipment. With the right plan to hand, you can select the best commercial kitchen equipment for your space.
3. Is this the best quality you can afford on your budget?
On a limited budget, you might not be able to buy the best of everything. So buy equipment with multiple uses and splash out on one or two essential, but high quality, items.
4. Is the commercial kitchen equipment easy to use and clean?
The commercial kitchen equipment you purchase needs to be easily cleaned and easy to use. So do some research into your preferred items, making sure they are not difficult to operate and can be cleaned quickly and efficiently.
5. Do you need advice refitting your commercial kitchen?
Designing an efficient kitchen with a good work flow and finding the right suppliers can be difficult, even if you are an experienced chef. So you might want to consider engaging a kitchen designer for your project. Someone who can help with the layout of your kitchen, select the best value for money equipment, and locate reliable suppliers.
Are you considering a hospitality fitout in Sydney this year?
Updating your restaurant isn’t something that’s taken lightly, but with the impact of the virus on the industry, it actually makes good business sense.
This is because you need to attract both old and new customers to your restaurant. One of the ways to do this is to give people confidence that you are handling their concerns about the virus in an appropriate manner. So some aspects of your hospitality fitout will most probably stay the same, but others will need to change.
Here are the top 6 hospitality fitout trends in Sydney that you should consider for your new restaurant design.
1. Shared condiments
Leaving condiments on the table or sharing them between tables can transfer the virus between customers. So these condiments are now being brought to the table on request and cleaned between tables.
2. Shared tables
Communal tables also pose problems for many people, so again, there’s a movement away from this type of dining towards a more innovative restaurant design that provides distance between diners.
3. Restaurant apps
Using apps to access menus and order food in your restaurant is gaining momentum as it plays on the use of technology and supports contactless interactions.
4. Outdoor dining
We have seen an increase in outdoor dining during the pandemic and this will continue as we start to return to a more normal lifestyle.
5. Social distancing
Whilst social distancing may be eliminated at some time in the future, it will continue to be important for many people. So layouts that foster a safe distance between diners are becoming more prevalent in restaurants.
Even though we may return to normal, it’s likely that many customers will continue to have problems with the close social interactions around buffets. This means that the trend for hospitality fitouts is moving away from shared buffets to creating new dining experiences that allay these fears.
What Our Clients Are Saying About Us
We are a team of shopfitters and interior designers based in Sydney with expertise in the Hospitality & Food Service Industry. We specialise in designing fitouts & refurbishments for restaurants, cafes, food courts, hotels and night clubs. We also have a strong and enviable track record in Retail Shop Fittings, Office Fitouts and Luxury Residential Refurbishments.
We have reputably undertaken substantial projects across Sydney including Westfield Shopping Centre, QVB, World Square Centre and Sydney Airport terminals.
Our service spans Sydney metropolitan areas and interstate including Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.
Q. How much will a shop fit-out cost?
A. The cost for shop fittings in Sydney varies depending upon the amount of work and fit-out plan. Professional shopfitters in Sydney can provide you with an estimate based on your shop layout and proposed design. You can Consult Our professional Team for the exact cost for commercial fit-outs in Sydney.
Q. How Long Will My Commercial Fitout Project Take?
A. The duration for commercial fit-out projects can vary based on the scope of work involved, shop fitting requirements and your commercial interior designers in Sydney. Choose our expert team for commercial fit-outs in Sydney to enjoy impeccable service and timely completion of the project.
Q. What Council Applications do we need?
A. A DA/CDC approval is needed for most of the shop fittings in Sydney. We can help you to get the desired approval and work done without any hassles.
Q. What cities/states do you work in?
A. We are one of the leading commercial interior designers in Sydney. We work across Australia and provide our professional services in all states and cities in Australia.
Q. Does your company undertake all aspects of commercial fit-outs?
A. Yes, We provide end-to-end commercial fit-out services. We cover all important aspects of commercial fit-out and shopfitting in Sydney. We make sure to provide professional fit-out services for the most reasonable prices.
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