With almost 53 years in business, Trimline’s experience in the marine interior refurbishment market has taught them about the key principles for refit success. They share with us their Top 5 considerations when selecting an interior contractor.

1. Are they a trusted partner?

When selecting a contractor to undertake the interior refit of your vessel it’s vital to choose a company you can trust, with an excellent track record of delivering success. Anything can happen on a refit, so to reduce risk it is important to select a contractor with a strong heritage, who over the years have worked on a diverse array of complex and demanding projects, and are able to apply their experience gained to craft innovative solutions for your refit.

2. Have they planned for success?

Planning for success means running a tight ship on dry land as well as onboard. From the Project Managers and Designers to the Resource experts and Foremen, every member of the contractor’s team must be experienced in, and dedicated to, creating world-class interiors. Further assurance is needed that their Logistics team are experienced in ensuring all items required for the project are delivered to site in a timely manner and that they have a ready supply of resource to deliver a quality output.

3. Will they keep you informed throughout the whole process?

A close collaboration between the contractor and client is instrumental in delivering an end result that exceeds your expectations. By having an open and honest relationship with your contractor from concept to conclusion, you are assured that any issues are presented and that solutions are found, in a timely manner.

4. Can you rely on them to do a first-class job on time?

By checking out the contractor’s previous work and what their other clients say about them, you can judge if they can be trusted to provide the highest quality work and results. A contractor that takes care of every part of the process and prides themselves on many long-lasting partnerships formed over the years is a testament to their guaranteed reliability.

5. Are quality standards central to everything they do?

No matter how complex and demanding the project is, the quality of the Project Managers, Designers and manufacturing centre should be monitored at every stage to give assurance that they are working to the highest industry standards, coupled with a passion for perfection at the heart of everything they do.