Created on: 15th September 2017
Find out if glass partitions or glass office walls could be a fantastic addition to your workplace.
More and more businesses are opting for glass partitions to enhance their working space, so here we investigate what the benefits are of installing this type of structural feature into an office space:
The drama and innate stylishness of glass is enough to enhance any space, and even better it is a timeless and unobtrusive way to divide an open-plan office setting. Glass partitions also allow for maximum natural light to flow into your space, leaving it open and airy to boost productivity.
Whereas a simple look can give a sleek feel, there’s also the opportunity to customise your glass walls, should you wish to. From custom graphics to frosted designs or patterns, there are ample ways to create an impressive talking point in your office.
As well as being a good-looking style feature, glass partitions are also a high-performing structural component in any office. For offices that want to benefit from an open-plan feel, glass partitions can offer added privacy and soundproofing, without altering the open environment.
Glass walls provide a strong and safe solution and are tested for safety and fire requirements, so you can rest assured that your employees are protected. To further avoid any health and safety issues, glass partitions in busy areas are often fitted with manifestation films to make them more visible and to avoid people walking into them.
Over the past few decades, there has been a big shift towards businesses adopting an open plan office space, mimicking the likes of brands such as Apple and Google, who started the trend. Despite the social benefits of an open plan space, there are also disadvantages to productivity such as increased noise levels and lack of privacy, which could harm concentration for some workers, who prefer quieter environments to be able to think.
Fitting glass partitions means that you can get the best of both worlds. You can retain the feeling of openness and light yet still create private work areas for individuals or small groups, which are soundproofed and can help to improve concentration levels amongst employees.
Contrary to what many people believe, installing glass office walls is a cost-effective way to divide space for any business. When hiring the right commercial interior expert, glass walls can be installed quickly and effectively, without a huge amount of structural modification. Partitions also help to insulate a space, therefore, saving on energy costs as well, which is an added benefit.
Glass partitions also allow for flexibility for expansion, so if you are a growing company, there is the option to employ more staff, without much disruption to the office, or need for further premises to be obtained.
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