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KOMFORT OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS PLC - Building Materials and Architectural Building Products

Komfort is the UK's market leader in the design and manufacture of commercial glazed and solid partitioning, laminate, timber and veneered doors, movable walls and storagewall. 

With 13 partitioning systems in our range along with movable walls, sliding partitions, demountable partitions, timber, veneered and laminate doors, glass doors, ceilings, blinds and graphics we can accommodate any style from contemporary to traditional.  Our partitions also achieve outstanding fire, acoustic and structural performance through stringent testing. 

This guarantees the safest and widest product offering in the UK's Commercial Interiors Sector and means their office partitions conform to building regulation requirements, most suited to your office fitout or refurb.

Most home extensions requiring planning permission will probably benefit from using their products during the build for a dedicated home office. Many people now run a business form home and a simple small study room simply will not do.  Many Architects or House Extension Designers can incorporate their products within the scheme design drawings and specifications.

The following article may be of interest for homeowners researching this type of building product for inclusion within their own house extension scheme.

Top Three Styles in Office Partitions

With open plan office spaces becoming an increasingly popular choice for contemporary businesses, office partitions are quickly becoming an essential feature of office fitouts for many reasons. Most commonly they are located in between workstations in an office space to provide employees with some privacy and segregation in open plan settings. When used in this way, partitions can be a highly effective way of providing each worker with an individual, productive working environment.

If you are in charge of the space design of your office, you will need to start thinking about which style of office partitions will best work to the advantage of your company and ensure your finished office has just the look you're aiming for. To help get you started, here is a summary of the three main styles available in office partitions:

 

  1. Half-height office partitions: Not every choice in office partition is going to be suitable for the requirements of your office space, but mid-height partitions are one of the most widely and successfully used variety of screens. These start from the floor but stop a few meters short of the ceiling and are commonly used to semi-enclose cubicles for workers in open plan offices.
  2. Floor-to-ceiling office partitions: If the activities carried out in your office require a quiet environment, it may be a good idea to consider full height partitions. These reach from floor to ceiling, and are more like temporary walls than screens. Floor-to-ceiling office partitions are often constructed from foam-core plasterboard or cloth covered wood or metal frames. As well as supreme privacy, they can effectively reduce noise pollution.
  3. Accordion office partitions: The third most common type of partition used in office fitouts is called an 'accordion' partition. These screens have a similar appearance and functionality to floor-to-ceiling partitions, except they concertina open, allowing easy access between the two separated spaces. Accordion partitions offer a great deal of flexibility, while also preventing the spread of sound.

 

If you are just beginning to set up a new office, if you are looking for ergonomic furniture solutions for your office or if your current office is struggling to be productive due to noise pollution from internal and external sources, it's definitely worth your while to consider what office partitions may have to offer the office of your business. Whether half-height, floor-to-ceiling or accordion style, partitions are a stylish, affordable and easily installed, making them a good option for any businesses, large or small.

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