When considering glass partitions for your office or other building, people look for flexibility, long term affordability, and environmental responsibility among other things. Because glass partitions can produce a bit of a culture shock for the unprepared however, we’ve compiled a list of 6 things you might want to know in advance.
- They can take a beating – A common concern among business owners and office managers is that their new glass partitions will break like regular windows if someone or something impacts them. Luckily, there are glass partitions made from tough, tempered glass that won’t break into dangerous shards if impacted.
- You won’t need to give up privacy – No matter what level of openness or privacy is called for there are glass partitions to fill the need. You can even stack horizontal panels with frosted panels on the lower levels and clear glass at the top to allow light transfer and break up the solid-wall feel. Totally opaque glass partition walls are also available.
- A less cloistered office – While you can still set aside space for private offices, your office as a whole will lose that old-fashioned, compartmentalized feel. Air and light will circulate as easily as staff and visitors and those long. While this new openness will result in a less solemn, more casual feel it will also lead to greater collaboration and higher productivity.
- Your company will have an entirely new public profile – Giving up the sheltered office means not only adjustments for people working in the office but the adoption of a whole new public face for your company. Some business owners have said this particular adjustment is the hardest, especially if the drywall/fluorescent/cubicle office model is the one they have been showing the world for many years.
- You won’t need a building permit – Business owners are often shocked to discover no permits are needed to move their new glass partitions. Glass partitions are considered a type of furniture and so rearranging them won’t require a construction permit the way drywall will. Just devise the new layout and have your maintenance crew rearrange things after hours.
- You will enjoy lower utility bills – Glass partitions should allow you to substantially reduce the amount of artificial light you’ll need to illuminate your office. At the same time the open office plan will allow for a more natural airflow meaning your HVAC system won’t need to work as hard to heat or cool the air. This means smaller energy bills.
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