Mass production for quicker installation
Experienced Kaiflex installers can insulate complex pipework using Kaiflex incredibly fast. Completing jobs more quickly and profitably gives them an edge in a competitive tendering process but, by learning just a few simple techniques, anyone can get up to speed in next to no time.
When a contractor quotes for a project the price reflects both the cost of the materials and the cost of labour to install them. In a developed country like the UK a skilled contractor can command a high price for his work and this will often be more important in determining the winner of a tender than the bill of materials.
This is why Kaimann has focused heavily on innovating to provide our contractors with faster to install products like Kaiflex Selfseal and Kaiflex Turbotube but saving time on site needn’t always mean buying a new product.
An efficient use of time
Mass production methods are known to be highly effective and almost all modern manufacturing businesses make use of mass production techniques. By dividing a large task into small parts and developing a specialised approach for each you can achieve economies of scale that make the overall task much quicker and cheaper.
Not all insulation materials lend themselves well to being installed by mass production techniques but Kaiflex does, in spectacular style.
One of the best ways to make Kaiflex installation quicker is to mass produce 90° bends using Kaiflex tube. A single contractor focusing exclusively on the task for half an hour can fabricate dozens of bends that are then easily applied over the pipe bends. This is a far more efficient way of working than insulating along the pipes ‘normally’ and only fabricating covers as they are encountered.
Perhaps more importantly the mass fabrication of bends can be done off site days or even weeks before installation is due to take place – allowing contractors who work with Kaiflex to minimise time spent on site.
This is just one of the many simple tricks that can help to give you the edge – for more information or advice on how to become more competitive when quoting Kaiflex contact us.