Using glass to break up office space is becoming increasingly popular in offices and other commercial spaces, and it is not hard at all to see why. There is a huge array of benefits to choosing glass over other materials which have proved to be popular in the past. Using glass can lead to an airier, lighter and more positive office environment for all! Staff positivity should be a huge priority in offices as most staff members are there 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.
One of the main issues when working in an office is natural lighting, you can often feel quite boxed in especially where in some offices you are combined to a tiny cubicle. Having natural light shine into your office can have a huge impact on your staff’s wellbeing even if it is not a particularly nice day. Natural light is an instant mood booster and having that light come into your office space will help wellbeing and overall productivity.
If your office is small, partitions can often make the space look even smaller. Using glass partitions can give the illusion that an office space is actually bigger than it is, making the space a lot more impressive to clients, visitors and any partners of the firm. The appearance of more space and light in a room can provide a positive and lasting impression.
Let me guess, you want your office to feel spacious and have natural lighting but you are concerned about the level of privacy? Tinted or frosted glass if your answer, these are most commonly used for meeting rooms and manager’s offices as they can provide that privacy you need whilst also creating an inviting space. You can get the best of both worlds with complete ease.
A modern look
Glass partitions are becoming increasingly popular in newly built and refurbished homes and offices, this is usually down to the contemporary feel. Everyone wants their work space to look modern and up to date as first impressions do count. Although we don’t like to admit it, a lot of people do judge a book by it’s cover so if your office space looks professional and modern it can only be a good thing!
A cost effective solution
Glass is a durable material which lasts a heck of a long time, which means you don’t have to worry at all about replacing it. It is timeless so you won’t need an update anytime either, the material is a cost effective solution that will help you save on your energy bills and keep your office space at the perfect temperature.
Uncomfortably high temperatures can make even the most hard working employee reluctant to work and sometimes even extremely sleepy. If you live in a hot place you may want to consider tinting the glass to reduce excessive heat from entering into the building. Darkened panes will provide privacy whilst also cooling down the office interior, this will save on electricity in regards to air con and therefore help your energy efficiency too.
When an office is noisy it can be a huge distraction and a hindrance to concentration. Noise pollution is on the rise which is why a lot of work spaces nowadays prioritise acoustic installation to help concentration, this can be done using soundproof windows.
Types of window glass
Windows are responsible for bringing in natural light and can offer sunlight without any heat, glare or street noise if coupled with the right kind of glass.
Laminated safety glass
Laminated glass is extra strong and is manufactured by fusing two panes around an inner layer of PVB. This special inner layer does not allow the glass to shatter into sharp jagged panes. It is extremely safe and is hard to break. This type of glass is used in commercial buildings where wind speeds can be high.
Tempered glass is also known as toughened safety glass and is at least 4 or 5 times stronger than regular glass. This type of window glass is manufactured through a heat tempering process, providing it with strength and durability, this type of glass is most regularly used in offices, windows doors and partitions. (This will usually be the glass used for your office partitions.)
Insulated glass is responsible for thermal comfort and will make a building more energy efficient providing it with superior sustainability. Insulated panes are a great choice for exterior window panes as they keep you warm in the winter and a lot cooler in the summer.
As mentioned above noise pollution is becoming a huge problem in the world, we live in which is why Acoustic glass is a fantastic solution and can reduce outside noise from up to 90%.
Sarah Wirth is a marketing executive at Aacme Glass. Aacme Glass is a Glaziers in Newport, Wales offering a range of glass services. If you find yourself looking for, “Glass Cut To Size Newport” you have come to the right place.