Whilst completely open plan offices may suit some businesses, most still require some form of private office space, meeting rooms, lockable storage areas, partitioned breakout areas and potentially some form of division between departments or areas for effective management, to reduce noise pollution and to promote productivity.
But building complete walls within the office can be expensive and disruptive, with the added complication of having to undergo serious construction work to alter the layout if needed in the future.
So one very popular, and cost effective, alternative is to install office partitions instead. Office partitions come in a whole range of sizes and finishes, so you can choose floor-to-ceiling solutions to build completely independent and soundproofed rooms, or smaller office dividers to provide privacy for workstations or break areas without completely closing an area off. You can select from solid office partitions for maximum privacy or glass models (with or without frames) to maximise light. One very popular advantage to the glass office dividers is the ability to include a company logo or other branding design onto the surface, which can leave a positive, and lasting, impression on employees and customers.
The use of office partitions provides the freedom to buy or rent an open plan office space and design the internal layout to perfectly meet the needs of the company and employees. However, office dividers also provide the flexibility to easily change this layout as the business grows and demands change. For example, you may wish to add a new meeting room, create an informal break out zone or install a more private kitchen area where staff can relax and exchange ideas. And because office dividers, even the floor-to-ceiling models, are demountable, they are easily to relocate, add to or remove as needed.
How to install office partitions
Office partitions are incredibly quick and easy to install or relocate, so you can rest assured that you won’t lose valuable days of operation to builders or messy construction work. And the whole process is very simple. The first step is to obtain quotations for your desired design. Costing will depend on a few factors, such as the scale of the job, finish required on the office dividers, accessibility and location. If you are unsure as to the best solution, your provider will be more than happy to carry out a site survey and discuss your specific requirements to come up with a bespoke design that best fits the working needs of your office.
Once you have ordered your office dividers, installation can generally take place within 3 weeks, at a date and time to suit you and minimise any disruption. Your supplier will take care of everything, from concept design and planning to delivery and installation (which will be quick and non-evasive) to a full aftercare package and support for relocations or additional builds. This means you only ever have one point of contact, which simplifies the process even further.