Shop & Retail Fitouts

Transform your retail space with a bespoke design to capture your shoppers

Breathtaking design with budget in mind, uplift your space an eye-catching fitout

Having a great image can make or break a retail business. Heavily reliant on foot traffic and word-of-mouth, retail shop owners want a space that is welcoming and equally eye-catching to the passersby. Ensure your business is as functional, stylish and engaging for your customers as possible with a tailored shop fitout from Canopy Fitouts.

Our mission is to create workplaces that excite and inspire - whether that’s your staff, customers or the general public. We aim to make your shop stand out through our high-quality retail fitout concepts. Delivering an exceptional customer experience as well as the highest quality construction and design services to retail spaces across Melbourne, we can transform your business into a retail leader.

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Time-Saving Design

We understand that fitouts can be a lengthy process if not thoroughly planned out. So we do as much heavy lifting as possible before commencing site work. This means:

  • Mocking up design variations quickly within our in-house design team. Applying changes as necessary
  • Where possible, working with local suppliers with shorter lead times on furniture, joinery, and other materials
  • Manufacturing the build off-site as much as physically possible, to reduce time-on-site
  • Clear upfront pricing, with solutions that work within your budget, not outside of it.
  • If you need to apply for a new building or planning permit, we can sort that out for you as well
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Bespoke shop fitouts for Melbourne’s retail scene

Melbourne is Australia’s retail capital. We pride ourselves on a bustling city of shoppers sipping coffees and walking our art-covered streets. From metro inner-city enclaves to outer-city suburban boom regions, retail in Melbourne is known for its exceptional style and service.

At Canopy Fitouts, we’re dedicated to helping your retail space stand out. Offering unique shop fitouts for your specific retail needs, we work with you to ensure you’re getting the best solution for your needs.

Backed by our hands-on approach and meticulous design and construction solutions, Canopy has the knowledge and experience to create a retail fitout that will propel your shopping experience ahead of the competition.

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Design a shopping experience at a cost your business can afford

Priding ourselves on delivering the highest quality work, we also work with you to design the best retail fitout that is in line with your budget. 

Offering a range of affordable solutions, from full shop redesigns to partial fitouts and upgrades, we’re able to meet any retail need in Melbourne at a cost that won’t blow your budget.

See our full bespoke retail fitout process and how we can tailor a cost-effective solution for your shop.

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Why does a shop fitout matter to your business?

When people go shopping, look and feel is everything. Having a space that is eloquently designed and expertly constructed with quality finishings will make your retail space more engaging and enticing to your customers.

Additionally, having a shop fitout that is functional is key. Considering things like foot traffic, crowd management and employee safety is crucial, and at Canopy we leave no stone unturned when we design our retail fitouts.

Will not only make your customers’ experience better, but your employees will also be more likely to report higher engagement and workplace satisfaction as well.

It’s all about the process!

Design Phase

Our Consultant and Designer meet with you to discuss your business fitout needs and get a clear perspective on your vision. We will discuss your requirements and what challenges you are currently facing with your workspace; whether it’s a size issue, a functionality improvement or simply a workspace update, we will work with you to find the most suitable commercial fitout solution for your requirements and budget.

Proposal

We prepare proposals based on the brief from the initial meeting where we go through and plan the look and feel of the proposed business fitout project. This is where we get feedback from you so we can proceed to the next step. We offer cost effective solutions for an affordable fitout, so your budget is always top of mind.

Site Commencement

All costs are agreed upon during this stage and the outline of the project and timelines are discussed. We organise all relevant permits to be approved and issue you with a final Construction Set, Fixtures and Finishes Schedule and a Project Schedule.

Construction

We carefully source and recruit the right contractors for each fitout construction job. We work with our team of Designers and suppliers to ensure consistency across the look and feel of the project, and conduct weekly site visits with you so you can check in on the fitout and how it is coming together.

At completion, we conduct a handover to you after ensuring you’ve had a thorough walk through of the new space and make sure you are happy with your completed project. We continue to work with you to take care of any additional needs and ensure they are resolved in readiness for your relocation.

Opening our new business premises was a hugely stressful time for us but Karl, Sam and the team were with us every step of the way. We couldn’t have found a more incredible group of people to entrust our vision to. They worked to our budget, their communication throughout the process was exceptional and we were blown away with the final result. Even now, people comment daily on our studio interior and design, which we would never have realised without Canopy Fitouts. We can’t wait to work with them again.

Graham Rock & Yvette Willison

Owner
Movement Studio Melbourne

Karl and the team were amazing from the initial scoping of the project to the design and then from the demo to build. The follow up post handover has been exemplary and super responsive. Will be using for all future projects and couldn't recommend more highly!

Paul Ghaie

Co-Founder
Blackhearts & Sparrows - Newtown

One of the best teams to work with, professional and quality work

Thin Neu

Owner
Cupcake Central

The Canopy Difference

At Canopy, there’s no design template that we copy and paste on top of your business. We treat each project as a unique undertaking, factoring in budget and space intent to find smart solutions for your workspace. We’re a local design firm, so if problems arise on site our team can address them immediately. And our strong supplier/contractor relationships ensure that you're getting the best prices for supplies needed to build out your space.

With years and years of project management, design, and construction experience. Our team is ready to take on any challenge in a detailed and timely manner.

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Your Retail Fitout Questions

  • How much does a retail fitout cost?

    Depending on your needs and scale of the project, we work with you to create a fitout for your shop that is in line with your budget. We offer affordable Design and Construction services, and service all retail businesses in Melbourne and across Victoria, regardless of the size of your fitout project.

  • How long does a fitout take?

    This all depends on the size of the fitout project, the complexity of the retail space and the types of finishes you choose. As a general rule, large projects usually range between 8-10 weeks from initial consultation through to completion, and small projects usually range between 4-6 weeks.

    We will provide you with a project schedule once initial consultations have been finalised and the fitout project has been scoped by our Designers and Architects, so you’ll never come across any surprises.

  • Why should I consider a new fitout for my shop?

    There are many reasons to update the interior of your workplace. Whether you’re looking to improve the functionality of your retail floor space, or want to give the shop a fresher more modern look and feel, the end result will be your staff and customers feeling much more at ease and relaxed in a bespoke environment.

    Previous clients of ours have come to us to report that after their new fitout their employees are much more productive, happy and engaged in the workplace, which will only benefit your retail shop’s bottom line.

  • What if the project costs more than expected?

    We always will work with your ideal budget, not the other way around. That being said, if you have a design idea which is outside of the scope of your budget, we will do our best to create a more affordable, alternative design solution. Our team prides itself on finding creative, budget-friendly solutions, so don’t hesitate to share that grand idea with us!

  • Can you supply new equipment? (e.g. refrigerators, display boxes, grills, etc.)

    Yes, we can source a supplier if necessary to supply new equipment for the fitout.

  • What National Construction Codes are you able to create fitouts for?

    We are well versed and experienced in meeting the standards for all NCCs. No matter how specific your requirements are, we will meet and exceed the standards set out by the Australian Building Codes Board.