Qandor Property Magazine | Issue No. 12 | April 2021

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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF QANDOR MEMBERSHIP. JOE MÜHL Managing Director Contracts & Commercial Projects Ocean Bathrooms joined Qandor in 2019 as an affiliate, and I have been a Platinum member since 2020. I have worked with Qandor and its members to add value to each project, from single dwellings and HMOs to flats and large projects. I worked closely with members to ensure their projects have all the requirements at the budget they have and also give them opportunities for upgrading in certain areas or using brands they didn’t think would work out cost-wise for them. We can offer various service levels. We can help with the design if members don’t have an interior designer working with them. We can also help a member or architect put together product ideas, layouts, photo renders and elevations of rooms. The specification side is very important; this is where the budget should be worked out 068 – Qandor – Issue No. 12

as there is no point putting in something double the budget. We work with the member and architect to specify products that will work within their budget and the look and feel of how the finish should be. We can also educate them on which brands to use, because even if something is cheaper, it doesn’t mean it’s best option. Brands that offer guaranteed replacement parts and refitting costs are very important if you do 10 or 100 flats; if there is a product defect and you have to cover the cost of the refitting, that could be and normally is the most expensive part. We also can offer a full sub-contraction bathroom installation or specialist trades, e.g. bespoke glass fitter, tiler etc. as the finish needs to be of the highest standard, and we can help you reach that. It has been a privilege to work on some prestigious projects and collaborate with members with whom we are already working again.