Front Elevation & Partition Work
There are several reasons why a firm would choose to invest in partitions for their workplaces and offices. Firstly, if workers are separated into different cubicles, it is less likely that they would be distracted by other workers. This means that they are considerably more likely to be more productive than if they were operating in a crowded environment. Also, the use of glass partitions can help to increase the productivity of a workforce as such partitions can help to lower noise levels. The effectiveness of glass partitions in reducing noise levels is evident by the fact that standard-issue single glazed glass can have a sound privacy of 36dB and those made of double glazed glass are even more effective given their sound privacy of 42dB.
As standard, glass partitionings are usually made up of units of single glazed glass which are held in place with head and floor details as well as joints filled with silicon mastic. However, there are several glass dividers systems which include ‘frameless’ glass partitions and those styles in which the mere flick of a switch has the potential to alter the transparency of the partitions. Another feature of these glass partitions is that the doors of offices fitted with these partitions are also made of glass, however, certain partition providers can also supply doors made from other more solid materials. If there is enough space, doors can be fitted on sliding rails, however, if there is only limited space, the doors can instead be fitted onto patch hinges, floor rails and framed and frameless systems (depending on whether the customers would prefer framed or frameless partitions). Automated doors can also be installed according to the wishes if individual customers.
There are numerous advantages to using these room dividers as a means of dividing an office space into several separate cubicles. Apart from the blatant advantage that the use of such partitions can create a light and airy atmosphere, an ideal way to compliment the aesthetic of modern and more open office spaces, glass partitions can be easily relocated. This highlights another key advantage of using such partitioning, in that because virtually no (or at most minimal) structural modifications are required, building costs are kept minimal (if not totally avoided). Also, although the cost of electricity is continually rising, because glass partitions maximise the use of natural light, the costs of electricity are also kept to a minimal level.