17 / 05 / 2024

Why Glass Partitions are Essential for the Corporate Sector

Glass partitions are essentially glass dividers, either transparent or translucent, fitted within a space to help divide it into smaller sections. A wide variety of sectors utilise glass partitions, such as hospitality, education, healthcare, co-working spaces and residential areas. But how are their uses in corporate sectors beneficial, yet essential to a harmonious working environment? 

This blog will provide all the reasons you should consider incorporating bespoke glass partitions into your corporate workspace, and the benefits they will bring for you and your employees.

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Aesthetic Appeal

Starting with the most obvious attraction of glass partitions; aesthetic appeal. Since the rise in popularity of ‘industrial-style’ interior design in the 21st century, more notably into the 2020s, glass partitions featuring thick metal frames and dividers have become a staple in many modern offices and workplaces. Glass partitions, in particular, those following the ‘industrial-style’ or ‘Crittall-style’ trend, help enhance the overall aesthetic of a workplace, creating a modern and sleek appearance. Many businesses take pride in their office, wanting to create an inviting atmosphere for both employees (due to the post-COVID working-from-home norm) and clients alike. 

With glass dividers, you can also take aesthetic customisation to the next level with bespoke branding of your company logo, images and key colours, transforming your office into a personalised, unique working environment. Take a look at one of our most recent projects, Qdos Rochdale, for an example of how we have implemented bespoke manifestations within a workplace.

Natural Light

One of the biggest differences between regular partitions/walls and glass partitions is the influx of natural light they allow. Dividing an already dimly lit room with solid walls will only continue to decrease the light level, meaning more power and money will be needed for artificial light. For many workspaces, maintaining what little natural light is available is a must, as natural light has been proven to have many beneficial effects on employees. 

For example, a study by Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois found that natural light in the workplace can enhance both mood and stress reduction. Employees who work in an office with windows allowing natural light reported having better sleep quality than workers exposed to no natural light in the workplace. 

Natural light also benefits a healthy lifestyle in many ways such as an increase in vitamin D production, psychological wellbeing and productivity. 

Overall, allowing an influx of natural light into your workplace not only cuts down on the cost of bills, but also creates a better first impression for visiting clients, and improves the mood of your employees, leading to a more productive and efficient workplace. 

For a more in-depth scope into natural light, read our blog ‘The benefits of natural light in the workplace’.

Small office with glass partitions by Office Blinds & Glazing

Privacy and Acoustics

Although glass partitions are made of glass – notably see-through, they offer an element of privacy throughout your workspace. Glass dividers throughout your office allow your employees to work independently if they please, without cutting them off from the rest of the office. 

As well as physically creating privacy, glass partitions can improve the acoustics of your office due to the sound protection they offer. Both single-glazed and double-glazed glass dividers allow up to 38 db and 46 db of sound protection respectively, helping employees focus on their work or hold meetings without disturbing the rest of the office. 

Glass partitions can give you and your employees peace of mind for getting their heads down, holding confidential client meetings, or discussing a more sensitive conversation topic.

For more information about acoustics, read our blog ‘A guide to office soundproofing’.

Space Optimisation and Flexibility

Whether your workplace is small or large, or old or new, you can benefit from glass partitions. The main purpose of glass dividers is to help section out your available space, optimising for a more efficient working environment. Whether this is creating separate offices, meeting rooms, or purely added aesthetics, glass partitions are flexible in their uses. At Office Blinds and Glazing, all our glass partitions are fully demountable and relocatable if you so desire. This means that, when we fit your dividers, we don’t actually make any structural changes to your office building. Having the flexibility to customise your workspace means you have unlimited options on how you can optimise your office, catering to any future changes you may have such as employee headcount, department reshuffle, or interior design fixes.

Durability and Sustainability

Finally, glass office partitions are built with durability in mind. From the toughened glass we use to the heavy-duty aluminium frames, our glass office dividers are built to last. Whether using single-glazing or double-glazing, glass partitions are thick enough to survive the hustle and bustle of a busy office, with a sleek and tidy finish (although, for obvious reasons, they still need to be carefully looked after and respected).

At Office Blinds and Glazing, all our aluminium frames are 100% recyclable, along with all our packaging kept to a minimum and recycled once removed from your site. 

Having durable and sustainable glass partitions is essential within the corporate environment as they not only allow peace of mind but also cut back on maintenance costs thanks to their easy-to-clean surfaces, lasting for many successful years to come. 

glass office partitions for a meeting room by Office Blinds & Glazing

Hopefully, this blog has clearly illustrated just how essential glass office partitions are within a corporate environment and all the benefits they can add to your workforce, both in health and productivity. 

If you are looking to transform your office space, there is no better partner than Office Blinds and Glazing, with over 30 years of experience in this sector. We are one of the leading independent specialist suppliers and installers of glass partitions in the UK, providing fast delivery and installation. 

 

Contact us today for a quote on all things glass partitions, and kick start your journey with Office Blinds and Glazing today.

26 / 04 / 2024

Glass office partitions: Frequently asked questions

Glass partitions are used to divide up space within a building, such as an office or workspace, whilst maintaining the influx of natural light. As they are primarily glass, with metal frames, glass partitions brighten your building’s interior whilst offering an element of privacy in the sound control and division they provide. 

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