Glass partitions are the ideal way to maximise space with minimal fuss and cost. Most modern offices are now open plan, but sometimes you need to create extra privacy or perhaps additional rooms for interviews and training. Glass partitioning enables companies of all sizes to make the most of the space available, while remaining streamlined and without losing any light coming into the building. Glass partitions retain the modern and ‘clean’ look that is so important in the workplace, without the need for solid walls that can be oppressive and make staff feel ‘divided’ as they can’t see each other.
Major Benefits of Glass Partitioning
– Maintains a creative and ‘airy’ feeling
– Prevents loss of light – a benefit in itself; and allows you to use less electricity, therefore saving money
– Increases privacy for staff and clients
– Soundproofing qualities allow for the creation of quiet areas
– Divides one badly used space into multiple partitioned areas
– Can be used to create decorative partitions
– Cost effective as it requires very little or no structural modification to the surrounding environment
– Less mess than major structural work
– A great choice of glass designs are available – clear glass maximises the ‘open space’ effect, frosting allows for extra privacy; and there is also the option of adding your company logo through the use of coloured film
– Meets Health & Safety requirements – made from toughened safety glass
– Easy to clean – hard wearing and stays looking good for a long time
Glass partitions are not restricted to the office. They can also be used to create features and to divide up spaces in businesses such as restaurants and bars. Beyond the workplace, glass partitions have their uses in domestic settings too. Many new homes have very small rooms and many of us now live in small apartments or flats where space really is tight. A studio apartment can be transformed with clever use of a glass partition, to give definition between the living area and sleeping area without stealing any of the already limited space. In larger home, glass partitions can be used to divide up unused spaces into more usable areas – and glass is much more effective in reducing the transmission of sound between adjacent rooms. This is ideal for a family home where lots of different needs must be met – for example one child may be playing a noisy computer game, while another needs to revise for exams.
Sliding or motorised panels can also be used to create temporary partitions, which can be opened and closed as required in order to create privacy, but without having a permanent barrier in place. A sliding glass partition would be ideal for example for an en suite or a kitchen – allowing the formation of two rooms when required, but maintaining one large room the rest of the time.