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Street Furniture and the True Cost of Buying Cheap

STREET FURNITURE Bailey artform And the True Cost of Buying Cheap 66 It's unwise to pay REG too much, but it's worse to pay to little. 99 "Looks expensive to me' "It's just for sitting on" "They all do the same job" When the only purchasing consideration is achieving the lowest possible price for an outdoor product, the project always suffers and problems lie in wait. These feeble justifications oversimplify the decision making process and adversely affects the life cycle cost of the product in the months and years to come. If there are separate budgets for installation & maintenance on a project then the two are never married up and as a result the actual real world cost of a specific product over time is never calculated or understood. 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW When specifying or buying street furniture 1. Acquisition Cost (or "AC") (Original purchase cost of a product) Finished Floor Level 2. Installation Cost (or "IC") (Installation & delivery cost of a product) Concrete Root Fixing 3. Operating & Maintenance Costs (or "OC") FAIRY (The ongoing cost of cleaning and maintaining a product to ensure it is fit for purspose for the whole of it's expected lifespan) When we are in a public space that is well designed and well maintained we have an automatic personal feeling of wellbeing. OK so perhaps by specifying quality site furniture we've paid "just a little" bit more. But by investing in these well designed outdoor solutions we've not only ensured these products stand the test of time... We've made a lasting positive impact on the lives of people we probably will never meet. 0800 542 8118 Bailey artform [email protected] 2013

Street Furniture and the True Cost of Buying Cheap

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Info-graphic by Bailey Artform illustrating the issues architects and project managers' face in trying to achieving “best value” when specifying Street Furniture. We take a look at the three key d...




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