Curved Glass Office Partitions
The days of the open concept office may be coming to an end. If you are ready to bring privacy back to your Sydney based office, you may have some reservations. It can be hard to decide how to bring back the increased focus that comes with increased privacy, especially if you are concerned with aesthetics.
If that is the case, glass office partitions may be ideal for you. Below you will find descriptions of the many different types of glass partitions available, including their advantages and disadvantages.
If you are a homeowner looking into getting a custom glass interior or exterior door, or maybe a shower or tub door, we also have some information for you below. We can even work with stairways, cabinets, and solariums. All the information you might need, you will find below.
Form and Flexibility: Demountable Glass Partitions
Some professionals in facilities management think that demountable glass office partitions in Sydney are a great idea, while others are not so enthused. These less enthusiastic professionals are concerned with two major things: the cost of their installation and whether or not they really are as flexible as they are advertised.
These concerns are not unfounded. For many years the industry has been dragged down due to the manufacture and installation of expensive and deceptive demountable glass partitions. They have been difficult to move, oftentimes being nearly identical to standard partitions in their construction.
This problem came as a direct result of the old way of creating demountable partitions: they were often either “unitized” or “pre-engineered.” This type of construction could not meet the flexibility needs that facilities management professionals required.
The good news, however, is that there is a new way of doing things. Many modern partitions offer the ability to quickly change the layout of your office, both during initial construction and going forward. These walls are made using what is known as a “field adaptable” approach. This allows management to easily recreate the perfect office environment.
They are a great way to ensure that the design of your building is environmentally friendly. They also allow you to do anything you need to do with your working space without much hassle.
Demountable office partitions need to do three things in order to be an effective addition to any office.They must be simple, they must be affordable, and they must be honest in their offerings. If these partitions can do these three things, any office will be able to move toward a more sustainable space without breaking the bottom line.
What this all comes down to is actual flexibility. Demountable partitions need to be affordable, simple, aesthetically pleasing, and in no way harmful to the environment. They must be able to handle the needs of a constantly changing workplace culture.
Who knows, the open concept office may come back to life one day, and you may need to remove your partitions to fit that trend.
Creating A Lively Office Space With Curved Glass
Curved glass is a beautiful addition to any office. It can be used to create a full crowd-pleasing wall, or simply as a single feature. While flat glass can seem boring and dull, curved, or bent glass lends a certain refreshing trait to the otherwise boring office environment.
If you have already decided to go with curved glass for your office remodel, it is imperative that you make the right decision on the type of glass that will be used.
One common option when it comes to curved glass office partitions is the use of glass blocks as opposed to single, custom bent sheets of glass. Glass blocks are much more cost efficient than custom bent sheets. In fact, the cost is half as much with glass blocks.
Glass blocks also offer greater privacy. They are made with a wavy, obscuring pattern that will make any conference room feel completely private without sacrificing the openness of the rest of the office space.
They are also shown to be better at soundproofing and noise reduction, with an incredible sound transmission class rating of up to 53. This can do wonders for office productivity.
If you are considering curved glass block walls, you will want to put a lot of thought into the installation and design of your new feature. For a long lasting and beautiful wall, you will want to consider the following factors:
It is important to make sure that the radius of your curve is just right. A small radius will lead to a less than graceful implementation. A radius that is too large will result in a wall that looks more straight than curved.
Anchoring and reinforcing
The wall should be anchored at the proper intervals. This will depend on the radius of your curve, but every 24’’ is considered pretty standard. Horizontal reinforcing is also necessary. This will make sure that the sides are stable.
If you desire privacy, going with the wave pattern is an excellent option. This pattern also allows for the proper amount of light distribution. If you desire even more privacy, you may want to consider frosted glass blocks.
We are able to manufacture and fabricate curved, tempered glass for all sorts of applications, including commercial, architectural, and residential.
We use advanced technology to create all of these glass options. Below you will find a list of applications for bent glass, followed by a list of precision drilling applications.
Applications for Bent Glass:
- Curtain walls
- Revolving doors
- Insulated glass
- Bath and Shower doors
- Barrel vaults
- Tinted reflective products
- Architectural glass
- Commercial cabinets
- Spiral staircases
- Residential windows
- Clear glass
Precision Drilling Options:
- Tub and shower enclosures
- Glass railings
- Display cases
- Doors for showers
- Heavy float glass
- Interior partitions
- Furniture applications
Curved glass can be fabricated from any number of different products. Tinted glass, Low-E, and reflective glass are sure to cover all of the options that you might require.
Give It A Custom Look With Etching
If you want your glass partition to double as office artwork, custom etching might be right up your alley. They look great while still offering privacy in the spaces where it is required. We offer frosted glass interior doors and etched glass doors.
These are two of our most common purchases, in fact. Not far behind are our etched glass shower and tub doors. We can work with any image that you might desire, whether you are looking for a positive or negative design.
If you want your glass surfaces to show your visitors that you care about the details, etched glass is absolutely imperative. We use a process known as sandblasting to create high quality designs.
With this process, we can create either etched or carved look that will bring any design to life instantly. We can even show you your design in a variety of different ways, adjusting for cost, desired privacy level, and overall appeal.
Keeping Fire Safety In Mind With Fire Rated Systems
Many commercial fit-outs now require, or at least desire, fire rated systems to increase safety in the area. We offer fire resistant office glass to meet the needs of any building code requirements. The increased use of these materials has led to incredible leaps in technology. Glass can be toughened and clear laminated to meet any fire protection standards.
This technology means that glass can now be used in areas that are both fire sensitive and aesthetically sensitive. This includes computer rooms, evacuation routes, and stairways. This also means glass can be used safely in hospitals, large office buildings, and shopping centers.
We offer a large variety of fire resistant glass. Each of these options is rated by its insulation and integrity, reflecting its ability to keep smoke, heat, and flames from spreading. The fire integrity protect refers to how much time the material can keep its integrity during a fire situation.
An additional measure, fire insulation indicates how long the material will protect occupants from fire spread. Silicone butt joined technology, for example, offers 30 minutes of insulation and integrity, while the high-performance steel and timber framed systems offer up to two hours of insulation and integrity.
Whether you are looking to increase productivity in your office, add a professional decorative touch to your home, or increase fire safety, we have a myriad of options. As you can see, we know our stuff and can help you choose the perfect glass for any application.
Whether you need custom-fabricated bent glass, a curved wall made out of glass blocks, demountable, or standard glass partitions, we have the knowledge and the tools to make it work for you. For more information on our office glass partitions, visit here.
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