Window furnishings in commercial applications have the potential to create an enormous impact. Whether that’s through customer comfort, aesthetics or even energy savings, getting your choices in commercial blinds right is critical because there’s so much more at stake than just ‘the look’. With products and techniques constantly evolving, having an expert on your side to discuss, advise, design and work to your project timelines is the best path to long-term satisfaction and a finished commercial blinds installation that will benefit your business for years to come. Let’s take a look at some points to consider when making a selection for the window furnishing products your business needs.
In the marketplace today, there are some contractors who have a simplistic viewpoint of commercial blinds. These tend to take the shape of operators whose bread and butter is domestic curtains and blinds, and who see commercial contracts as ‘just like domestic, but bigger’. These suppliers might have only a shallow understanding of the commercial environment, site assessments, project management and programmed installation. A few basic checks will usually show up their true colours – ask to see their Builder’s Licence and ask for details of their experience in the commercial realm. How long have they been working on commercial projects? If they can’t show you photographs, reference testimonials and name the specific projects they’ve worked on, you might be speaking with a domestic contractor who merely dabbles in commercial blinds. Country Blinds have a Builder’s Licence as well as a huge portfolio of completed commercial projects that you are welcome to see.
The commercial blinds specialist you engage with should be able to show you a good depth of commercial experience as well as plenty of options. Country Blinds understands the nature of commercial projects and can fit in with your team and communicate at their level so that you can agree on specifications and timelines. In fact, as a ‘next level’ specialist, Country goes even further, demonstrating innovations, features and techniques that can deliver benefits perhaps even beyond your original stated requirements. Although it’s now a clichéd term, the ideal situation is to be working with someone who can exceed your expectations by delivering even more than was originally specified.
For many businesses, it’s taken a pandemic to starkly demonstrate that there can be disadvantages in outsourcing materials, products and components from far away. Virtually everybody operating a business today has a story to tell of supply chain issues and shipping delays leading to disruption, lost opportunities and lost profits.
When you’re considering commercial blinds, curtains, awnings and shutters, take the time to understand the advantages you might leverage through dealing with a business such as Country that designs and manufactures locally. When dealing with warranty issues, a consultant from a company that designs and manufactures locally will be able to provide immediate answers regarding availability of parts, components, and fabrics. Better still, being a local manufacturer ensures fast installation, after sales service and repairs.
Asking the right questions and conducting some thorough research can make all the difference when for your next commercial project. Should you wish to discuss custom Country curtains, blinds, shutters or awnings for any commercial need, simply contact us today.