End to end, inside out, we do FF&E audits for interior designers like no one else.
Arpenter specialise in FF&E audits for interior design projects like no one else. Our experienced team of professionals have expert insight into how the furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) of a space can affect a refit or move. By using our Arpenter FF&E legacy service, we’ll help you recycle existing items and reduce wastage, helping you save you money, stress and time.
We work alongside interior designers from start to finish, comparing data and repurposing your existing items to ensure your refit or new space utilises all assets available. Our FF&E services include:
Our FF&E services for interior designers
Rest assured that we’ll work hard to get the most out of your budget.
Using unique software, we swiftly produce detailed reports to give you interactive analytical data, allowing individual products to be tracked from the original location to destination. This cost-effective survey offers the greatest opportunity to repurpose your existing FF&E.
We identify key FF&E pieces with a unique tag, so that you can track items during the refit or when moving to a new location.
Using Building Information Authoring software (BIM), see and plan exactly where your items can be repurposed as we integrate each FF&E item into detailed room layouts.
Move management of FF&E can be complex and time-consuming. That’s why we’ll arrange and sort the removal and transfer of furniture and equipment to your new location. We make this process simple and efficient using our asset tagging method, whilst also managing, decommissioning and recommissioning your assets.
Why is FF&E important?
Auditing your existing FF&E list is the best way to save time, money and wastage, as well as giving you the opportunity to repurpose your existing assets! It also helps you keep track of each individual item during the refit or when moving location.
And then there’s the obvious! Ensuring that the FF&E for your interior design project is considered and planned helps you not only personalise the space, but also helps to complete the project.
Our FF&E interior design process
Arpenter are the UK’s leading FF&E legacy specialists. We work alongside leading interior designers to audit FF&E for projects across the globe.
Together, we look at the FF&E audit and compare it with the existing FF&E schedule to compare what’s already available in the building against what has been specified. This way, we can repurpose and recycle existing assets. Our auditing process is quick, efficient and effective, saving you wastage and money. Attention to detail is our difference!
Why choose Arpenter?
Our FF&E services for interior designers have saved thousands of pounds for clients all over the world. Want to see how? Take a look at our case studies below:
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 interior design?
FF&E stands for furniture, fixtures and equipment. When applying FF&E to interior design, we’re thinking of everything in a room or space that isn’t a part of the architecture. Everything that isn’t bolted to the building’s structure, such as cushions, sofas and artwork, can be incorporated into FF&E.
What is an FF&E schedule?
Preparation of the FF&E is a complex process, so setting up a FF&E schedule should be a top priority at the start of any new project. Using data from our FF&E audit, we work with interior designers to plan ahead, looking at what items need to be procured and then comparing with ones that can be repurposed. This FF&E schedule helps the process run smoothly from start to finish.
What are FF&E specifications?
Finding appropriate materials and finishes for an interior design project needs careful consideration. FF&E is simply more than just aesthetics. FF&E specifications should be functionable, and durable, and meet all the necessary safety and budgetary requirements of the project. At Arpenter, we always take these specifications into consideration when sourcing FF&E.