The value of partnering with an experienced architectural specifier

by Ofentse Sefolo
The value of partnering with an experienced architectural specifier

Experience and knowledge are irreplaceable assets in the built environment. The advice of an industry expert can help many designers, architects, specifiers and contractors avoid potential challenges that can creep into any new building or renovation project in the commercial sector.

The Tile Africa Commercial team’s specifiers advise on which solutions can achieve the client’s desired aesthetic or functional requirement. They have years of experience, an eye for décor and design, strong technical understanding, as well as a trusted network of suppliers that allow for quicker sourcing of products at competitive prices.

Offsetting pricing variables
Even the most experienced specifier can’t control every single variable on products or projects. Exchange rates and import lead times, for example, can’t always be anticipated and controlled. When you partner with an Architectural Specifier from Tile Africa, however, the specifier will ensure that the proper planning is in place to offset these challenges so that the project stays on track. They are also able to suggest suitable alternatives in the event that the original product selection becomes too expensive, or if it should be in short supply.

The desired aesthetic, technical requirements, delivery by the stipulated deadlines and the client’s budget need to be kept top of mind at all times, particularly in high-end developments where costs can quickly escalate if not managed closely. Belinda Barrington, an Architectural Specifier from Tile Africa, comments: “We keep our clients updated on the status of the materials we’re sourcing for them, maintaining the lines of communication for best results on site.”

Concept to completion
Tile Africa’s nationwide footprint means that a store and stock is never far away. If you need your sourced materials stored until they are needed on site, Tile Africa can take care of this aspect for you. The company also offers a supply and fit service, which means that one organisation handles everything so that you can avoid potential issues that may arise from use of multiple suppliers on site. Upon completion, you and your client will receive a comprehensive 10 – 15 year guarantee on the product.

“From concept creation and meeting with architects to the sourcing of material, project management and storage through to full installation, choosing the right partner just makes sense. Including a building professional like the Tile Africa Commercial team on your project is a worthwhile proposition,” concludes Belinda.

For more information, contact Tile Africa on +27 (800) 002 783 or via www.tileafrica.co.za.

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