When it comes to modern office design we are noticing most companies are opting to choose an open-plan office layout because it gives more flexibility.
However, based on our experience with projects in Kent, London and Sussex, company’s needs differ and one style does not certainly fit all.
Many businesses want to create private working spaces whilst maintaining an open office environment at the same time – so installing office partitioning is a great way to shape your workspace.
This gives you a cost effective solution for your space without the need of a complete office refurbishment or involving building works. When it comes to partitioning options the list is endless, however the most in-demand type of partitioning overall is glass walls due to their clean and stylish appearance.
Their sleek design allows natural lighting to spread throughout the office, and privacy can be maintained since offices can be separated and enclosed behind the glass.
There are many benefits to choosing a glass office partition, mainly because they are so versatile and customisable, there are also many unique design elements available.
You could choose between frameless glass walls that go from floor to ceiling, or maybe you prefer the look of freestanding glass that separates areas in your office space. Once you have picked what style of glass partition you would like, you then have to consider choosing single or double glazing, having coloured glass or just to go for tinted – The possibilities are endless.
In order to avoid any health and safety issues such as people walking into the glass you have to invest in ‘manifestation films’, which can be applied to the glass in order to make it visible and avoid injuries – this is required to comply with building regulations. The manifestation of glass is a legal requirement as stated in the Workplace Health & Safety Welfare Approved Code of Practice L24 Regulation 14. (This is something we abide by at Rap).
Within this it is stated that manifestation should be located between 850mm-1000mm and 1400mm-1600mm of the glass. This film can be designed and ordered in a number of specifications, for example, a solid band, split dots /squares or a decorative feature like your company name or logo.
These add to the positive atmosphere of an office as well as providing a funky focal point for clients.
Overall glass partitions create a dynamic design for your office interior providing acoustic solutions, natural light expansion and a modern decoration.
It’s the must-have accessory of any office for 2015 If you are interested to find out more about glass partitions and how they can work in your space then contact us today.
We can offer visual designs to show you how your office interior would look with office partition options or we can show you our vast portfolio of projects.