Single-source supply has always been a popular choice in many industries where procuring items from multiple suppliers is required. We are now seeing an increasing trend for this on construction projects with regular requests coming in from our architectural network. It’s not surprising as there are many benefits of single-sourcing for construction projects as we will explain below.
The number one benefit of single source supply is being able to control the consistency of exterior finishes. With metal finishes, having all products produced at the same time with the same finish in the same coating ensures that there are a) no batch differences and b) that all metal finishes will age the same.
You will probably have seen building projects that looked great when they were first built but now the roof parapet no longer matches the façade panels! This could have easily been avoided by manufacturing the products together.
Other advantages of sourcing from a single supplier include:
– Lower pricing due to bundling of multiple products into one order
– Reduced workload due to only having to communicate with one supplier
– Ease of supplier management as you have fewer suppliers to track
– One delivery schedule to reduce potential delays
At Fairview our mission has always been to be “the most convenient source for premium building façade products, bringing material safety and innovation to the industry”. That’s why we have developed and continue to develop our product range with convenience and single sourcing in mind. Instead of following the norm, we are the only solid and composite metal facade manufacturer that also offers flashing material and a fully-tested installation system.
Contact us today for more information.