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When planning a new office fit out there's a lot of different things you need to think about. Not only will you have to choose the right colors, blinds, carpets and furniture to not only make a comfortable work space but also a professional and appropriate one. One of, if not the most important decisions you will have to make when planning an office fit out is where to put all the partitions. Not only do they play a very important role in creating a functional and productive work space but they also contribute to the professional appearance of the office.
As you've probably noticed by now, office partitions play an essential role within a fit out for a number of reasons. Normally, they are placed around cubicles to create a private work space for employees while sectioning off work areas in an open plan setting. After deciding on the location and layout of your partitions you will need to begin considering which finish and general style will not only work well for you but also reflect the style of your business.
When it comes to choosing the right partition for your office, you will be spoilt for choice. There is a huge range of different partition options available to you, including glass and plasterboard partitions, half or full-height partitions or even one off custom designs that can be created specifically to match your specifications. In actual fact, the amount and range of different partitions available to you is so vast that it would be beneficial to narrow down your scope of selection by choosing a design, color, material and height before starting your search.
With height being one of the most important considerations, this should be your first. While choices like color and materials are highly customisable you really only have three main heights available and only one will likely be suitable for you. The most common option that you see within offices is half height partitions, these are usually used to construct cubicles in open office space. However, if your employees require a queiter work environment then you may want to consider full height partitions. These reach from floor to ceiling and act more like a temporary wall than a screen. The third option you have is an "accordion" style partition, these have the appearance of a full height partition but they can move freely allowing easy access between two separate spaces.
Once you've chosen a height, you need to choose a material. The most common options you have available to you are glass, plasterboard, light wood and cloth covered foam. Although these are the most common materials there are still a lot more for you to choose from and your choice is likely to be a very unique and individual decision that will be influenced by the size, style and layout of your office and business.
When it finally comes time to decide what the most practical and suitable partition for your office fit out, you should take the time to talk it through with the office fit out company you have chosen. They will often walk you through every step and sometimes even offer services to help you design, decorate and furnish your office.
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