Fun, but technical mirror installation

by Tania Wannenburg

AluGro went the extra mile to install specialised mirrors for The Fun Company in Menlyn Shopping Centre.

Despite very short deadlines and restricted working hours, AluGro (Pty) Ltd successfully supplied and installed 4mm thick, Grey Images Mirrors for The Fun Company in the Menlyn Shopping Centre in Pretoria within only a week’s time.

The 50m² installation was part of the shop fitting for the new family entertainment centre. Having already opened its doors for business, most of the work had to be done after hours to cause minimal disruption in the store.

According to Wessel Smuts, operations manager at AluGro, it was quite a challenging project due to the time limits and design requirements. Also because this type of mirror is not commonly specified, it had to be ordered specially for this project on a few days’ notice.

“Due to the short deadline, the client opted for a wooden structure instead of aluminium, which tested our skills since wood is not always straight,” Smuts explains. “The mirrors therefore had to be re-worked after cutting to follow the shape of the wood.

“In addition, to achieve a one-piece wall mirror and get a seamless fit from top to bottom and side to side, jumbo size mirrors were required and special cut-outs had to be made to avoid joints around the counter and power skirting,” he says.

However, AluGro finished the project on time and according to the design. “The end-result is stunning – the designer really did a great job with an excellent design,” Smuts adds.

Tel: 0861 ALUGRO / 012 804 4129
Website: alugro.co.za

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