Reasons Why You Should Partition Your Office
Nowadays, many offices are shifting from open plan layouts to partitioned layouts, for a number of reasons – while open plan offices have been popular over recent years, they haven’t work for everyone. This month Arc Business Interiors are here to discuss the benefits of having a partitioned office.
Efficient and space-saving
One way of effectively utilising your office space is through the use of partitions. These can be beneficial for a number of reasons as they can be used as a tool to increase employee’s productivity, as well as promoting efficiency at work; your employees will be more productive when working at a comfortable and welcoming environment.
Choice of materials
There is a wide variety of partitions to choose from such as silicon glaze partitioning, steel partitioning and glass partitioning. Each design has its unique benefits compared to the others but all can be blended to improve the appearance of an office. Every partition can be custom-made to fit the user’s personal tastes such as colour, material and size, hence improving comfort and style. For example, glass partitions can be very beneficial in offices that aim to increase exposure to natural lighting whilst being able to maintain the required privacy. They also create an impression of an open space for visitors, therefore providing a positive environment.
Air conditioning is also highly effective in partitioned offices. This is because the workstations are subdivided into smaller areas where doors can be closed to retain heat or opened when it is too hot. Each workstation can also have its own air conditioning system hence reducing air conditioning wars at a workplace. In addition, partitions that are raised from the floor provide a gap for air movement within different workstations.
Another benefit of using office partitions is less distraction at work. Partitions create a barrier between individual’s hence improving privacy and concentration scope of workers but can be easily removed when there is a need for collaboration. These barriers will also be beneficial to visitors because they enable proper subdivision of departments and make it easier for visitors to locate offices. In addition to providing ease of access, partitions can give a good impression to your visitors – as a clear design will give a modern and professional impression.
Apart from their efficiency benefits, office partitions are more cost-effective than installing permanent walls. Using partitions means that one will save on energy costs such as lighting and air conditioning because the number of rooms to heat or light is reduced. Most partitions are also flexible hence making future expansions or rearrangements cheaper, as opposed to permanent walls which have to be knocked down.
For inspiration and excellent design, turn to Arc Business Interiors. We have a great wealth of experience within the industry and a long history of happy clients. Take a look at our office partitioning page, brochures and case studies for more information or alternatively, give us a call and let’s see what we can do for you!