End to end, inside out, we do FF&E audits for construction like no one else.
Arpenter specialise in furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) audits in construction like no one else. We understand that purchasing new items in any construction project can be a long drawn out process. Even if you already have a system in place for the procurement of these items, having a team to help support you in creating a catalogue, alongside BIM integration, is of real value.
That’s why our dedicated team of FF&E experts look to recycle existing elements in your project’s catalogue of items, saving you time, money and stress. By using our Arpenter FF&E legacy service, we’ll compare data and repurpose your existing items to ensure your construction project utilises all assets available. Our FF&E services include:
Our FF&E Construction services
Rest assured that we’ll work hard to get the most out of your budget.
Comprehensive and precise audits using our unique FF&E construction software. We’ll create detailed reports to give you interactive analytical data, allowing each individual item to be tracked from its original location to its new destination. Our FF&E Legacy Surveys give you the best opportunity to recycle your construction site’s existing FF&E.
By using our unique asset tracking software, we’ll identify your key FF&E pieces with an individual tag, so that you can track your items when moving them around a construction site.
See and plan exactly where your site’s assets can be repurposed and recycled, as we integrate each FF&E item into detailed layouts in our Building Information Authoring Software (BIM).
We’ll arrange and sort the removal and transfer of furniture, fixtures and equipment to your new locations if needed. This simple and efficient process is completed using our asset tagging method, whilst also managing, decommissioning and recommissioning your items.
Why choose Arpenter?
Our FF&E construction services have saved thousands of pounds for clients all over the world. Want to see how? Take a look at our case studies below:
Examples of our work
International School of Kuala Lumpur – saved £2.8 million
The International School of Kuala Lumpur have two campuses. Our team of experts travelled to the school to conduct a comprehensive FF&E Legacy survey across both.
From the data we gathered in our education management software, and the resulting audit, the school was able to repurpose 60% of their current FF&E into their new 26-acre campus. This reduced their expected FF&E expenditure by £2.8 million – a massive saving!
After selling land to fund their new school for 1,500 pupils, Three Rivers Academy needed their £1 million FF&E budget to go a long way so they could complete an entire fit-out.
Using the data captured from our FF&E Legacy survey and education asset tracking software, we managed to save the school over £250,000. This was achieved by identifying and assessing existing furniture and equipment, then subsequently repurposing the items into their stunning newbuild.
What is FF&E in construction?
FF&E is the procurement of furniture, fixtures and equipment. In construction it takes on a slightly different meaning, as these are sourced separately to the main construction contract.
Most clients will already have FF&E procurement systems in place, so it’s important to define and integrate the FF&E into the construction contract if needed. Using Arpenter’s FF&E Legacy Service, you can coordinate the procurement of new FF&E items, as well as repurposing your existing assets, to save you time and money.
What is included in FF&E?
Typical examples of FF&E in construction include, but are not limited to:
- Shelving and bookcases
- Office partitions
- Movable furniture such as desks and chairs
- Computers, phones and other electronic equipment
FF&E is also defined to include equipment that has no permanent connection to the structure of a building or utilities.