It used to be the case that dividing an internal commercial space required the use of blockwork and traditional masonry construction methods. This has always been impractical due to the lack of flexibility offered as well as the mess and disruption created by using wet trades.
Luckily, there have been technological advancements in this area, providing solutions that are far more accessible and likely to fit in with your individual needs.
If you’re planning a commercial refurbishment then read on to find out which type of wall partitioning system might work for you.
Although not as suitable for tenant leased space, the fixed masonry internal wall still has its uses. The most likely areas of your building you would want to erect a brick or blockwork wall is in areas that are not prone to frequent alteration.
These are areas such as network rooms and cleaning cupboards which are likely to remain in place throughout the lifecycle of your building.
These fixed masonry walls can be built off most floor surfaces, and once erect, can be finished with plasterboard and then decorated, hiding the fact that masonry has been used.
For any interior space leased by a tenant, a demountable partition system is far more suitable. They work by installing channels into the floor and ceiling of an office space. These channels are used as a support for timber or aluminium studwork which is used as the framework for each partition wall.
These frames are then clad with a material of your choice depending on environment.
The benefits of demountable partition walls include:
- Increased levels of flexibility due to being able to collapse and relocate a stud partition wall if required.
- The ability to choose from a vast array of different material types including glass, aluminium, and timber.
- The ability to choose a partition system suitable for use in high noise environments.
- The ability to fine tune privacy by opting for solid or glazed partitions.
- Very quick installation times.
Demountable partition walls are also perfect for installation in environments that feature both raised access floors and suspended ceilings.
Solid Demountable Partition Walls
The solid partition wall (an opaque stud partition) is the staple for most commercial environments. This is because they can be used to divide internal spaces whilst still being useful for pinning up notice boards and for placing furniture against them.
Glazed partitions are a favourite within meeting rooms and personal offices as they provide an open plan feel to any office environment. If required, it is also possible to have an integrated blind system installed within any glazed partition wall, providing you with privacy when you need it.
If your commercial property is overdue for a refurbishment then make sure that you specify a new partition system. Partitions in Coventry and throughout Birmingham and the Midlands are common so visit a nearby property to see them in use. Most people say that they revolutionise the way in which we use our workspaces.
Any good fitout contractor should be able to provide you with a choice of systems and a quotation so compile a list of suitable suppliers and make some enquiries.