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How we work with Architects on entrance matting projects

This guide will provide you with in-depth information about how we work with architects for successful entrance matting specification and installation projects.

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COBA Africa entrance matting

More and more architects are specifying COBA Africa’s entrance matting systems for their commercial design projects. Our flooring products are being used in all types of sectors from offices to retail environments.  We explain here how we work with architects in helping them to create the perfect entrance for a wide range of buildings.

Our Entrance Matting Products are listed in the National BIM Library

This perhaps is a starting point for many architects. All our entrance matting options are listed as NBS certified BIM Objects within the NBS National BIM Library, supporting BIM Level 2 compliance. This means architects have access to a 3D model of each matting product along with detailed information about material characteristics and performance, precise dimensions, and other technical data. Architects have the peace of mind and confidence that our product information has been professionally BIM authored in an accepted standardised format. BIM (Building Information Modelling) is now an accepted tool for many architects and our products can be downloaded into an architect’s building design from the National BIM library.

Entrance matting specialists

Our entrance matting specialists operate from our JHB and CPT Offices, and throughout Southern Africa. All our team members are extremely knowledgeable in the entrance matting field and can offer as much advice and support as required.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with architects, or to arrange site visits if required and can, if needed, support contractors throughout the construction chain until the project is completed. We can provide any additional data about our products that may be required. It is also worth knowing that we publish case studies on our website illustrating some of the environments in which our products are successfully used.

Do you custom manufacture entrance matting?

Yes, products such as those in our aluminium entrance matting ‘Plan’ range, are custom-made to order to suit the precise size and shape of an entrance well. Plan.a is fast becoming one of our best-selling premium quality aluminium entrance mat systems, and with a variety of surface finishes, can be used to create some stunning entrance areas, while being practical too. Bespoke logomats can also be integrated within Plan.a. In fact, it is worth noting that logomats can be incorporated into all our entrance matting options.

We’ve even worked on a range of custom projects for revolving door entrance matting.

Do you offer ‘value engineered’ solutions?

Entrance matting is very often one of the last products to be fitted on a building project, and if budgets are being squeezed in the final phases, we offer a number of effective, lower priced options. PathMaster Alu is a good example as it gives the illusion of a bespoke aluminium system, yet it is actually supplied in standard rolls and can be applied to the floor surface without having to construct a recessed matwell

Is your entrance matting manufactured from recycled materials?

A number of our products are produced from recycled materials, the Premier range of interlocking entrance tiles being a very good example. Treadwell, is part of our ‘recycled range’ of entrance matting, a stylish yet durable nylon carpet tile manufactured from recycled tyres.

Can you react swiftly to last minute requests and specification changes?

As a SA based entrance matting manufacturer headquartered in Johannesburg, we are able to offer swift turnaround and delivery on products.  Options, such as our Premier, PathMaster and Treadwell collections, are very often available ex-stock and we can usually turn around our custom-made aluminium entrance matting systems in 5-10 working days.

50 years of design and engineering

As part of the globally successful COBA International group of companies, we like to think we know a thing or two about innovation, design and engineering!  Our sister business, COBA Plastics, is a major supplier to the automotive industry, which gives us exceptional design and engineering resources, allowing us to be innovative with our own manufacturing and powerful in our sourcing of materials and flooring products. COBA celebrated 50 years in the business in 2016.

We also offer Premier Track entrance tiles that are conveniently supplied in boxes of 8 tiles to cover 1m2, ready to install straight from the box and no adhesive is required for faster installation.

Do you offer entrance matting CPDs?

Yes, we’ve created an informative CPD focussing on Entrance Matting Specification. It has been produced by COBA Flooring and covers all aspects of the entrance matting specification process, get in touch to book yours.ss.

Do you offer an entrance matting supply and install service?

Yes, we’re able to offer entrance matting installations by trained professionals. Our teams can also provide fast installs and turnaround times when you need it. Find out more about our Supply & Install service.

50 years of design and engineering

As part of the globally successful COBA International group of companies, we like to think we know a thing or two about innovation, design and engineering!  Our sister business, COBA Plastics, is a major supplier to the automotive industry, which gives us exceptional design and engineering resources, allowing us to be innovative with our own manufacturing and powerful in our sourcing of materials and flooring products. COBA celebrated 50 years in the business in 2016.

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