Why Melbourne Shopfitters are Classified as Commercial Builders


Looking for commercial shopfitters in Melbourne to build your interior fit out? As a registered shopfitting company, we hold a builders licence, known as a Commercial Builders (Limited) licence.

The licence is obtained through the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). Unlike a vehicle licence, the commercial builders licence must be reinstated annually to remain a registered commercial builder. Therefore commercial shopfitters able to legally build commercial buildings, structures and components of these, such as retail and office fitouts.
VBA’s comprehensive application process requires proof of industry qualifications, history of building experience and competency. This is done via an in depth submission form. Submission must be validated by a national police check and a technical referee report for each component of the licence.
Although the Commercial Builders (Limited) licence is also required for construction on low and medium rise building work up to 15 metres in height, at AAFS Shopfitting our registered components (therefore limitations) are for structural and non-structural commercial builds, concentrating particularly on fit outs in the retail and hospitality industries.
Undertaking fit outs in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and across Australia, our award winning commercial shopfitters inspect architectural and designer plans and documents. These are segregated into trades, construction, supply and installation. This helps to accurately establish fit out costs for each commercial shopfitting project we tender.
Once a job has been awarded, our Project Coordinator is responsible for arranging building and council permits. A construction contract is then drawn up; outlining payment terms, significant dates and other company terms and conditions.

The Project Manager is in charge of managing allocated licenced subtrades such as painters, plasterers, plumbers etc. Whilst the remainder of the team focus on setting-out (the process of converting designer and architectural drawings into workable construction drawings), ordering shop fittings, fixtures and other building materials, and the actual joinery construction and installation of the interior fit out.
For a quote from registered, qualified and experienced Melbourne commercial shopfitters, send through your designer drawings to sales@AAFSshopfitting.com.au or phone us on 03 5943 0581.