Mpumelelo2, based in Johannesburg, are specialists in all types of ceilings from a simple classic design to complex bulkheads.
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The are a number of reasons why ceilings & bulkheads are installed in buildings. Be it in an office, hospital, residence, shopping mall or any building. Over and above the fact that ceilings enclose and hide services in a roof such as geysers, wiring etc. they have numerous different purposes of which one is adding a design element in a building. Together with ceilings, bulkheads are used to accentuate a certain area and to add finer design detail.
Bulkheads can provide a purely aesthetic design element and can conceal services such as lightning, plumbing, air conditioning and audio systems.
Now that we have shed some light on ceilings and bulkheads let us look at best practice to appoint the right contractor for the job.
In this article, we break down the most important factors you should consider before hiring a ceiling or bulkhead installer for your latest project.
The longer a company has been around, the more reliable their products and services will be.
An experienced ceiling contractor will be a better choice as years of experience will give him the edge to execute challenging designs, he will also have best practices at hand for the designing and installation of ceilings and bulkheads.
SABISA is the governing body in South Africa for ceiling specifications, they are administered by AAAMSA. Be sure the ceiling contractor is a member of SABISA.
It is worth your while to spend a bit more for a quality product at the end of the day.”
An experienced and reputable contract have been around long enough to understand the balance between price and quality.
So, how do I research a ceiling & bulkhead contractor?
True experts are those who allow their work do the talking for them.
In order to know if a contractor worth doing business with or not, you need to talk to people who have utilised their services before.
Before settling on a contractor, it’s a good idea to get at least 3 quotes.
Having at least three cost comparisons will enable you to make an informed decision.
Some companies are able to offer more competitive pricing for their services because they utilise a lower quality product or because they use a different standard for their installation. Ask as many questions as needed to put your mind at ease.
By nature we tend to gravitate to prices that seems more affordable but in the long run it can be much more expensive. Use variables such as after-sale service, addressing concerns and challenges during and after completion before making your decision.