It is important to note that not all Braille and Tactile Wayfinding Signs are the same. Both here, in Australia, and overseas, the industry is full of manufacturers who use inferior production methods and materials. This ultimately results in poor quality Braille and Tactile Wayfinding products entering the market at seemingly lower prices. While in some of these cases the initial cost saving factors may form an attractive business case to consider, it is important that clients strongly evaluate the longer-term costs that may arise for these products should they fail. In many cases, clients choosing cheaper inferior products not only risk their signage being non-compliant to relevant standards and codes, but seeing the initial savings gained being significantly outweighed once their products fail and require replacement. Repainting initial mounting substrates and filling in holes, amongst other re-installation costs, can really add up! Not to mention the costs for the additional replacement sign.
By choosing quality manufacturers of Braille Tactile Wayfinding Products like Braille Tactile Signs (Aust) you are choosing fully compliant trusted products which you only have to install once.
Below are some examples of Inferior BTS Products gathered from both Australia and overseas: