21 May 2024

Dimension Shopfitters just turned 20 years old and remains one of the last specialist retail fit out companies in New Zealand.

Having started out as a small joinery workshop in 1998 with Nick and 6 staff and operating from premises that were 500 square feet – growing quickly and struggling to meet fitout demand at the Glenfield Shopping Mall which was being upgraded at the time it transitioned to Dimension Shopfitters with Nick and Ingrid Turpin at the helm in 2004.

The company now operates from premises that cover 2900 square feet of manufacturing and office space with 67 employees dedicated to excellence in the retail fitout space and still meeting the demands of retail centre fitouts and major developments across NZ.

In fact, five employees have been with the company from that start date bringing together 100 years of experience. There are a large number of staff currently sitting on service of 10 years or more. This provides a unique skillset and knowledge base that only comes from that length of service and that knowledge as industry IP is a huge benefit to our customers.

The team at Dimension has remained true to its core skill of working in the retail space without diversification into other interior fitout markets or sectors. It has fitted out over 110,000 sq m of retail space, this has enabled Dimension to be classified as experts in their field.

A simple business purpose for the company can be expressed as “We make retail brands come to life”.

The first conversation a retailer will have with us is around an empty retail space under negotiation to be leased and an opening date for their brand. That can be in any mall or main street shopping precinct across NZ and any size or shape of retail space.  

They may have engaged a designer or Architect to develop a store look and feel along with the overall design intent. Pricing and timing of that build is now critical.

That’s when the Dimension team get to work for the customer.

A retailer can engage Dimension to complete the cost estimation, full manufacture, build, install, Project management, importation, and storage along with cost management of a complete fitout or a nationwide roll out.

Having a large joinery factory with modern equipment, a shopfitting team, logistics division, specialist estimating, Joinery Project Managers, CAD detailers, Quantity Surveying and Project Management teams is a unique structure that customers value and return to Dimension for ongoing business.

Having worked with some of the most prominent international brands, successful NZ brands and retailers that are artisans in their field or hospitality specialists Dimension has the experience to build anything you may require in relation to brand presence across NZ. If it is one store or 35 stores across the country our network and coverage can deliver.

The most critical factor in any retail refresh or fitout is time. The management of that and how it is allocated is actually the most important aspect to our business. There will be timeframes from the start – pricing to be returned by a certain date, access to the site on a particular date, manufacturing lead and build dates, a construction program and a practical completion date, handover date, defects completion date and ultimately an opening date for the retailer to present its brand to the customer.

If you require an organisation that can deliver on time to budget and celebrate your success the team at Dimension can do that.

That comes with being in this sector for 20 years, having specialist employees with the right skills and founders who are dedicated to the success of our people, our customers and ultimately our sector in NZ. We enjoy what we do and how we do it celebrating our success in terms of the volume of work and number of stores we complete in a single year drives us into the future and where we can meet your requirements we will.

Dimension – Excellence in Shopfitting turns 20!