Project Review: Sasfin Banking and Financial Services Group

by Darren
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Belgotex Floors’ carpeting and vinyl products were installed in the new Sasfin Wealth Division office in Melrose Arch.

The Wealth Division of Sasfin Banking and Financial Services Group recently relocated to 23 Melrose Arch Boulevard in the Melrose Arch development in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The new office is complete with modern finishings such as glass, black trimmings and wood furnishing, which is paired perfectly with the financial company’s private and investment banking division.

“Melrose Arch is such a great location for a company like Sasfin. There are restaurants, leisure activities and a variety of corporate offices in the area,” says Graeme Reeves, Account Executive at Giant Leap, one of the largest interior design companies in South Africa. Giant Leap paired up with Anatomy Design for the interior design, decorating and fit-out of the project.

Belgotex Floors’ high end carpeting ranges, namely Fringe and Equinox, as well the company’s Nottingham vinyl flooring products, were specified for the 650m² of flooring. The Fringe carpet colour that was specified was Bind, and the Equinox colour chosen was Leo.

Graeme says the reason why Fringe was specified, particularly in the Bind colour, was because they were looking for a flooring product and colour that signified wealth.

“The new office space is full of modern finishes that give an upmarket, executive feel to the building. We were looking for carpeting that would continue this trendy feel into the offices and Belgotex’s Fringe range offered the ideal solution,” explains Graeme.

One of the reasons why Giant Leap regularly specifies Belgotex Floors’ flooring products is because they are a Proudly South African company, based in Pietermaritzburg. The proximity, coupled with their fast delivery and superior quality products make them an obvious choice for interior design firms like Giant Leap.

“We regularly specify products from Belgotex and we always receive top quality products within record time frames. If we specify a product today, then we will generally receive the product either the following day or the day after, which is a great benefit for the fast-paced nature of office fit-out projects,” says Graeme.

Graeme says that while many overseas flooring suppliers offer great products, they simply can’t always wait a long time for the products to be imported.

“I recently completed a project in Sandton where we imported the carpeting and we had to wait 10 weeks for the products to arrive. If your client is prepared to wait that long for installations, then this won’t be a problem, but the nature of many of our projects requires quick turnaround times, which is why we often choose local suppliers like Belgotex,” adds Graeme.

Another reason why Belgotex Floors is the go-to option for carpeting is that they are very service orientated.

“The team at Belgotex always gives us great support. They are very hands-on and involved in ensuring that the products match the brief of our project,” says Graeme.

Belgotex Floors carpeting was installed in the meeting rooms and open place office space while the vinyl flooring was installed in the two kitchens and the pause areas. There is access flooring throughout the new Sasfin office and the interior design team had to make sure that all flooring areas were level.

“PCI (Professional Carpet Installers) completed the installation most successfully. I would say that the new Sasfin office was a good project with very few hiccups. Giant Leap is proud to be associated with this high end, executive fit-out,” concludes Graeme.

For more information, contact the Belgotex Floors on +27 (33) 897 7500 or via www.belgotexfloors.co.za.

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