Before you start to build your chicken shop it is advisable to do some planning.
If you have joined a franchise you may get some help with this, but not necessarily.
We would suggest you hire a company to prepare the drawings for your store. As they would need to visit and measure your store to produce these it may be advisable to use someone local to you.
Once you have the plans, you will need to find a shop fitter. There are several shop fitters in the market today, some good some bad, but whoever you use, here are a few words of caution.
Find a shop fitter by asking around the industry and choosing those who come with good referrals.
- Get a detailed quote in writing. Ensure this covers everything you will need doing.
- Agree the cost for this work and the timescales involved. A typical chicken shop usually will take 4-6 weeks from start to finish and an approximate cost would be around £35 per sq. feet, but this would be for a very good professional finish and service.
- Make sure you agree a payment plan that will mean the shop fitter will get paid as he completes different phases of the job. Do not pay up front, as unfortunately we have seen numerous examples over the years of shop fitters just taking the money and not completing the job.
If you have experiences with a shop fitter, good or bad, please share them here.