Glass partitions have long been a popular way of dividing up office space. Business owners have the choice of frosted or glass varieties, but which is best? Here Thames Contracts, who provide a high-end office fitout service in Watford, Barnet, and across Hertfordshire and North London, look at the advantages of both types of glass partitions.
Advantages of Frosted Glass Partitions
Toughness – you can also have a protective film added to it. This can act as an extra layer of insulation, potentially saving on your heating bills; it can also hold the pieces in place, in the unlikely event of the glass ever cracking. This means it can be just as tough as clear glass, which can be tempered or treated to improve its strength.
Visual Interest – Frosted glass adds a decorative touch to your workspace without being too overbearing, which you won’t get with a standard pane.
A Marketing Opportunity – You can add your company brand or logo onto it, something that also isn’t possible with clear glass. This can help boost employee morale and impress any potential clients or visitors.
Extra Security – If you want a little bit more privacy, then frosted glass is the way to go. While it won’t necessarily provide more sound insulation, it will be more difficult to see inside, meaning it’s perfect for any commercially sensitive interactions like board meetings and job interviews.
Easier to Clean – Unlike clear glass, its frosted counterpart is much less likely to smudge and can easily be wiped down.
Advantages of Clear Glass Partitions
Space – Clear glass gives a greater impression of space – in fact, it’s almost like having an open-plan office which isn’t actually open-plan. This helps the workplace feel less claustrophobic and more welcoming.
Better Light Flow – while frosted glass does allow a certain amount of light through, it creates a darker atmosphere, which isn’t necessarily the right look for your office. Maximising the amount of natural light employees receive is good for their mental and physical health.
Cost – Clear glass tends to be less expensive, although much will depend on the size of the partitions and how intricate the patterns on the frosted glass are.
Advantages of Both Types
Frosted and clear partitions both give you maximum flexibility when it comes to configuring your office space. They can be demountable, so if you aren’t happy with the layout, you can simply take it down and reinstall it elsewhere. You also have the option of sliding partitions, which makes it even easier to temporarily close off an area.
Also, any form of partitioning mean that employees will be able to get on with their work without as many unnecessary distractions from other people. They also provide added privacy for a one-to-one meeting or a confidential discussion.
Any office space, whether you opt for frosted or clear glass, can be converted into a meeting room, a departmental base, somewhere to relax and take a break – or simply left open-plan if you want to go back to basics.
Office Fitouts in Watford with Thames Contracts
At Thames Contracts, we can supply either clear or frosted glass partitions for offices in Barnet, Potters Bar, Stevenage and many other locations in North London and Hertfordshire. We’ll be happy to give advice on what will work best in your workspace, which can form part of a complete office refurbishment or a complete fitout – not just fresh partitions. We can either transform an ’empty shell’ from scratch or improve an existing space.
We project-manage all our work from start to finish, taking a lot of the stress and strain out of your hands. After we have agreed on your vision for your workplace, and on a budget, we can schedule all the work and liaise with our network of tried and trusted tradespeople who will carry out the work. At Thames we have an enviable reputation for getting work completed on time and on budget, with minimal disruption for any of our customers.
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