Avoid Installation Turbulence

Pulling from our years (and years) of experience with fixture installation, we’ve compiled a list of tips to make your installation day smooth sailing!

Location, Location, Location: Depending on the number and type of fixtures in your order, you will probably already have discussed the location for the fixtures. Your supplier may even have discussed and sent you a space plan outlining the exact future locations for the new fixtures.  Here’s a few things that you’ll want to keep in mind and communicate with your supplier, (preferably before they send the proposed layout):

  • Electrical Outlets
  • Fire Alarm
  • Light Switches
  • Thermometers
  • Mounted TV’s

That Way–No, This Way: You may already have a plan for the location of the displays, but don’t forget about the structure of the display. Many of our fixtures have movable arms, bars and shelves. More complex fixtures, like our Slat Wall Cabinet come with the option of either waterfall bars (cascading) or face-out bars and adjustable shelves. If you want to display a shoe, you will want to include a shoe shelf in the order–or a few pegs for hanging gloves, ties, or socks. Making these decisions beforehand can help you open your store with a bang!

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Incoming! Sometimes, the last thing people think about is one of the most important questions: How will the installers get the fixtures in the building?  Your fixtures will more than likely on a box or straight truck and the suppliers will need to find a safe and convenient entrance for loading. Giving special instructions to your installers can save precious time and sanity. Let the installers know before they arrive if you have a special service entrance, if they need a code for access, or if you have any special requests for when they arrive. If your building has not yet finished construction, ensure that nothing blocks the parking lot and that any rocky areas have been smoothed out to prevent damage.

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