How to increase your architectural practise?

Increasing business with today’s competition can seem tough. And it is. Unless the key delivery of any business or profession is not in place it can be a rough ride. As an Architect or interior designer, your main focus is on delivering a well executed quality and functional design. This remains a key factor. Unless this aspect is fully taken care of there remains but a slim chance of customer referrals and an increasing practise. Product specification and Vendor selection thus becomes a crucial factor in end user satisfaction. There are other factors too however if this one is not in place, other factors such as effective marketing or PR would not work.

Now what are the key parameters of a high quality and functional building design? And how to achieve them. Let us have a look at the basics which are applicable to any product and how specifically Span floors fits into each. You can use the following factors as a checklist for any material selection:

Aesthetics – As human beings we love beautiful spaces. However beauty is a subjective subject. Hence knowing and delivering what the client sees as beautiful objectively is an important point and contributes hugely to the success of the project. At Span floors, we offer a collection of over 200 types of wood floors that can help you create any desired effect from calm to vibrant or zen to eclectic, from contemporary to rustic helping you create just what your client wants.

Functionality – It includes ease of usage, care and workability. A beautiful house or a building which somehow lacks practicality leads to dissatisfaction at a later stage reflecting poorly on the design process. As such while specifying wood floors, one needs to look at the expected traffic, building occupants, care facilities, downtime for maintenance (in case of commercial projects) and other environmental conditions (floor level, air conditioning). We have various types from extremely realistic laminate flooring to real wood flooring in engineered and solid wood construction with different surface coatings and floor substrates that can be used based on the specific project requirements. Understanding various possibilities and then choosing the best suited one can help increase your clients satisfaction and increase chances of word of mouth.

Durability – Sound specifications based on factual data will lead to high level of construction quality. This is a key factor in client satisfaction. And wood floors are no exception. With the ever increasing demand for construction and renovation, a mind boggling variety is available in the market today making it difficult to shortlist the correct type. Our sales consultants at Span floors are trained to guide you in the selection of most suitable wooden flooring, decking and cladding based on your project’s specific needs. Spanfloors products are manufactured in world class manufacturing facilities primarily in Europe and come certified with the most stringent certifications and realistic warranties.

Health – With exposure to environmental as well food pollutants at its highest ever, it becomes paramount that the indoor air quality of buildings be looked at and effectively controlled. Building materials that contribute positively should be sourced and specified and clients educated on this crucial aspect. Span floors offers extremely low emission wooden floorings certified E1 Low formaldehyde or CARB complaint that are safe for the building occupants meeting the latest European and US norms for Indoor air quality.

Sustainability – Mindless exploitation of resources has wreaked havoc on our planet in terms of climate change, population displacement, natural disasters etc. A well thought of design takes care of this very important parameter. It is not about future generations anymore. We are already seeing the effects within our own time frames. As an Architect you have a big role to play on how the future goes. Educating the clients and specifying wooden flooring, decking and cladding made out of certified sustainable wood from certified FSC or PEFC forests is one definite step towards a better future for all.

Technical Competence – The best of the materials can go to waste if workmanship is poor. This then becomes an extremely important factor in the success of any project. We are Span floors take this aspect rather seriously. Our in-house team headed by a qualified architect and civil engineers helps ensure technically correct and aesthetically pleasing installations of wooden flooring, decking and cladding through our dedicated set of trained and competent carpenters. We have executed several complex design demands for wood facades, decks and floorings over the years which have been performing well till date. A host of success stories are witness to the above.

Do call us if you have a project where you think we could be of help! We are keenly looking forward to it.

Satinder Chawla

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