Our commitment to excellence and innovation shines brightest through our major refurbishment services. Tailored to breathe new life into spaces, our projects are more than just transformations—they're a re-envisioning of what your environments can be. With a meticulous approach that combines contemporary design, sustainability, and functionality, we ensure that every refurbishment is an embodiment of our client's aspirations and needs. Whether it's a commercial property that seeks to inspire its occupants or a residential space looking for a fresh start, our dedicated team brings expertise and passion to every project, delivering outcomes that exceed expectations.

What is Considered a Major Refurbishment?

Refurbishment projects involve renovating and caring for an existing structure to extend its lifespan, often entailing alterations in the building’s design or layout to enhance its functionality for current or future use. The scope of these projects varies widely, influenced by factors such as the building’s age, condition, size, shape, location, intended use, budget, timeline, and the critical requirement of ensuring building safety and compliance with legislation.

Refurbishment covers a wide range of interventions including maintenance, repair work, and alteration. Retrofitting, renovation, and rehabilitation to make a building or home more energy efficient and sustainable are sub-categories of refurbishment.

Requirements for Major Refurbishments

Building Regulations

During a property renovation, adherence to building regulations is critical. These regulations address safety, health, and welfare concerns in building construction. Investors must guarantee that all renovations comply with these standards to ensure a safe and lawful upgrade.

Planning Permission

Based on the scope and type of renovations, it may be necessary to secure planning permission from the local planning authority. Investors need to guarantee they have acquired all required planning permissions before initiating any work on the property.

Health and Safety

Investors must guarantee the safety of the property for workers and occupants, ensuring all work adheres to health and safety standards.

Environmental Regulations

Investors are required to adhere to environmental regulations concerning waste disposal, hazardous materials usage, and the property’s energy efficiency.

Tax Law

Investors are required to adhere to tax regulations, including the payment of any relevant taxes, such as capital gains tax and income tax.

Different Types of Refurbishment

Refurbishments can be broadly categorized into several types, each with its own scope, requirements, and objectives:

  • Painting and decorating
  • Upgrading
  • Major repair work
  • Alterations
  • Conversions
  • Extensions and modernizations

Benefits of Professionally Done Major Refurbishments

Save Money and Time

Experienced contractors can avoid costly errors, secure materials at lower prices through their networks, and expedite the process with more efficient timelines. This leads to significant savings and faster completion, enabling you to enjoy your revamped space much sooner.

Leave the Project Management to the Pros

When hiring a professional team for your refurbishment project, you’ll get a dedicated project manager who will handle scheduling, coordinating suppliers and tradespeople, sourcing replacement materials, ensuring regulatory compliance, and overseeing quality control. This approach liberates you from the intricacies and challenges of project management, guaranteeing a smoother and more methodically executed refurbishment.

Enjoy Peace of Mind

Hiring professional services for your refurbishment project offers peace of mind. Trusting your project to skilled professionals dedicated to meeting safety standards, regulations, and quality benchmarks means you can relax and anticipate the project’s completion without the stress of overseeing every detail.

Quality Assurance

Professional teams bring essential knowledge, skills, and tools to guarantee every aspect of the project upholds the highest standards in workmanship and materials. Their dedication to quality not only boosts the durability and aesthetic appeal of the refurbished space but also increases its overall value.

Planning a Major Refurbishment?

Fortis Vision prides itself on having completed numerous comprehensive building refurbishments, thriving on the challenge of handling large projects within tight deadlines.

Over a period of 8-10 weeks, Fortis Vision can deliver:

  • Up to 1,000 bedrooms
  • Up to 250 kitchens
  • Up to 100 studios

No matter the volume of work, Fortis Vision demonstrates commitment to maintaining the highest quality of finish. Each area of the project is individually inspected, and every trade thoroughly snagged, to ensure they meet the rigorous standards set forth by our site and project management teams. This meticulous attention to detail guarantees that, regardless of project size or complexity, the final product will stand as a testament to our dedication to excellence and client satisfaction.

Our Services of Major Refurbishment

Fortis Vision offers a comprehensive suite of services tailored to meet the unique requirements of each major refurbishment project. From initial planning to final execution, our dedicated team leverages its extensive expertise to deliver high-quality outcomes that enhance the functionality, aesthetics, and value of any property. Here’s what we offer:

  • Full site segregation and set-up
  • Strip-out and demolition
  • Sub-structure preparation
  • Bedroom, kitchen, studio and common room furniture installation
  • Joinery including doors, frames and skirting
  • Drylining and plastering
  • M&E repairs, upgrades and installations
  • Painting and decoration
  • Flooring
  • All builder’s work in-connection

Our Refurbishment Process

1. Identifying Areas for Major Refurbishment

A comprehensive evaluation of the property is the introduction to our refurbishment process. It encompasses examining the structural integrity, functionality of current installations, and the property’s aesthetics. This allows us to pinpoint areas needing significant improvements.

2. Assessment

The assessment phase is a crucial step in our refurbishment process, where we meticulously assess the property’s specific requirements before we implement the changes. This step includes a thorough evaluation of the current state, identifying potential challenges, and determining the necessary scope of work.

3. Condition Reporting

Condition reporting involves carefully documenting the property’s current state before we start any work. This step sets a clear benchmark, allowing us to track progress and how well the refurbishment is going. In addition, it helps keep everything transparent and everyone accountable throughout the project.

4. Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering enables us to deconstruct and examine the property’s existing structures and systems, gaining insights into their operation and pinpointing improvement opportunities. This method is key to discovering concealed problems, like structural vulnerabilities or obsolete electrical systems needing updates, which might not be immediately obvious.

5. Assembly and test

The assembly and testing phase signifies the culmination of the refurbishment process where all components are integrated and their performance thoroughly assessed. This stage guarantees that every aspect, from structural installations to the minutest detail in decoration, operates flawlessly and adheres to our stringent quality and durability criteria.

6. Post-Refurbishment Evaluation

The post-refurbishment evaluation is a concluding step designed to review and assess the refurbishment’s quality and impact in relation to the initial objectives and expectations. This phase entails a thorough analysis of the project’s results, performance, and client satisfaction, ensuring the project’s success and offering invaluable insights for future refurbishments.


What is the difference between refurbishment and renovation?

Refurbishment and renovation, while frequently used interchangeably, hold distinct meanings. Refurbishment is the process of cleaning, restoring, or updating a space to enhance its functionality or aesthetics without changing its fundamental structure. This approach focuses on repairing and updating existing structures and systems to rejuvenate a property while maintaining its original essence. Conversely, renovation involves substantial modifications to a property’s structure, layout, or purpose, such as demolishing walls to alter the layout, building extensions, or repurposing the property. Although renovation often includes refurbishment activities, its goal is broader, aiming not merely to restore but to fundamentally transform a property.

What is the definition of a refurbishment?

Refurbishment enhances buildings through cleaning, decorating, and re-equipping, sometimes including minor structural improvements to extend the property’s life and boost its functionality, efficiency, and aesthetic appeal. Different from renovation, it focuses on restoring and maximising existing spaces and features without major alterations to the structure or layout.

What is a refurbishment strategy?

A refurbishment strategy is an elaborate plan detailing the tactics and methodologies for a property or space’s renovation. It includes an in-depth examination of the project goals, pinpointing critical areas needing enhancement, budget formulation, schedule for implementation, and choosing suitable materials and technologies.