Do you need more office cubicles or need to add a few desks for new employees, but don’t want to tear down walls or expand? And, if you’re not ready to move to a new office, but need to open up the space partition walls are the perfect solution! There are several office partition wall varieties to choose from. Depending on your budget, how much insulation is necessary, and how much privacy you want to afford to employees, the choice you make for partition walls for offices will vary.
Operable or movable office partition walls are likely the most popular option today! They are
- Great for open/closed concept workspaces
- Ideal for spaces where collaboration is needed, or opening up a large space for multiple employees to join a meeting is required
- Perfect to open/close the space to add a level of privacy for managers within the office
These panels are hung from the ceiling and operate with electrical components/wiring. They operate on ceiling tracks, and slide open and shut with the touch of a button. This type of partition wall is available in various finishes, materials, and colours, so businesses can easily adapt them to fit the decor and theme throughout their office space.
A steel partition wall is a great option in warehouses or industrial settings. Contractors can construct these as single or double-skin partitions, or as mesh partitions. These partition walls are easy to install as they’re prefabricated. So, it’s as simple as putting them into the industrial space and affixing them onto the ceiling and ground. These walls are durable and sturdy. And, a bonus is that if you need to move them, you can remove and replace them in another location in the warehouse.
This is one of the most elegant options for higher-end offices. A frameless glass partition is clean, elegant, and adds a modern touch to the office space. Utilizing large glass panels, contractors will install the partition walls to form a cubicle. A benefit of glass is that it maintains that openness and employees feel comfortable walking into each other’s offices, to communicate and collaborate on projects. Yet, it affords employees privacy when they’re talking to a client or need to jump onto a conference call, and need quiet.
None of these options fit what you’re looking for as a business? There are a few alternatives when choosing partition walls for offices including
- Is (usually 7 metres or higher) made with fire-resistant materials
- Bi-block partitions (glazed preassembled panels)
- Fire-rated materials/systems (ideal for commercial warehouses or businesses that keep inventory in stock, that might be flammable)
- Is for warehouses or industrial settings
Most of these panels provide acoustic barriers to help prevent noise transfer. Additionally, there are flame-resistant finishes and glazing that is available when purchasing these partitions, to keep any office space safe.
Regardless of how your office is laid out, partition walls afford businesses many different layout/setting options, without having to reconstruct, rebuild, or complete costly renovation projects. Consider a few of these options when you’re ready to expand your team, bring in new employees, and want to choose the right partitions for your office environment.