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Glass Partitions London

Slide Your Way to a Whole New Space with Glass Room Dividers

Glass Partitions London | 21 February 2020

We’re used to the idea of glass sliding doors creating a barrier between outside and in. They’re great for keeping out inclement weather while providing a clear view to the garden and letting in the maximum amount of natural light.

So, for similar reasons, it makes perfect sense to use glass room dividers to separate one area of a space from another – and why they’re not more common is a bit of a mystery.

Unlike more conventional room dividers (shelving units, folding screens, curtains) they allow the maximum amount of light to flow through them, take up a minimal floor space, provide a degree of sound insulation and have a sleek, minimalistic look.

GH Interior Glass can make the dividers in clear and frosted glass or even with different finishes on each side – a mirror finish on one side with coloured glass on the other, for instance. One drawback with coloured glass however is that it will block the light from passing through.

One of the best benefits of having a glass door installed in your home or office is the increase in natural light in your property. Rather than blocking it off with large, solid doors, you can light up your space for free! Not only will this save you a whole lot of money on electricity bills, but using sliding glass doors will also let you enjoy the many other benefits of natural light, including improving your mood and increasing energy levels. Who would’ve thought you’d get all of that just from switching to glass doors? Another advantage of sliding glass doors is the fact that there’ll be increased room for people to move in and out of your home or office. With a larger space opening up to the outside or to connecting rooms, it makes it easy for guests to move throughout your property, creating a better flow. It’ll also open up your house and connect each separate space, encouraging more harmony throughout your interior.

As sliding glass doors are typically much larger than regular doors, usually going from floor to ceiling and sometimes replacing the entire length of a wall, they really help improve ventilation in homes and offices. On warm days, you can open your doors wide, letting the cool breeze from outside circulate and enjoying the fresh air. You won’t even have to use air conditioning anymore, which will save you a lot on electricity bills! By choosing glass sliding doors, you also open up the space you live or work in. Not only will it make your rooms seem bigger and connect them to the outdoors, the fact that you don’t have to open them in or out will also mean you can use more of the space in your rooms. This is a great benefit to any property and gives you more freedom in the rooms that you have.

Using sliding glass doors can give you the opportunity to take a look outside without any obstruction. You’ll feel far more free and connected to the outdoors, which is a wonderful benefit for both large and small homes or offices. As you can see, there are many benefits to getting sliding glass doors installed in your home or workspace, and it’s not hard to see why they’re so popular.

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Glass Partitions are Perfect for Creating Cozy & Practical Living Spaces

Glass Partitions London | 14 February 2020

Designing glass partitions can transform living spaces whilst maintaining a light and airy modern feeling. Sleeping and living areas can be separated, a dark kitchen opened up, a home office created or a large space divided up inside a barn. In new buildings, the head and floor track can be concealed in grooves or in older ones a minimalistic effect can be obtained by coating the head and wall channels to match the ceiling and walls. Replacing a solid dividing partition with a glass partition creates instant light and spacious feeling whilst still maintaining separation. At GH Interior Glass, we will tailor the glass partition to suit the amount of natural light, corporate identity, fire and safety procedures, and your total budget. We offer a free estimate where we identify and show you the best way of utilising glass partitions in your space, so feel free to contact us for an initial consultation.

As an interior design and architectural option, glass partitions allow designers and architects to divide a room, without sacrificing floor space and light diffusion. Glass walls are perfect for creating cozy and practical living space environments. When a lot of natural light fills given space, it changes how forms, shades, patterns and textures are perceived. Glass partition walls are also one of the easiest ways to update an office or commercial space.

Glass room dividers are the solution for those wanting a minimalist environment with discreet divisions of interiors, suffused with light achieving stylish partitions of space in superlative homes and deluxe hotels. 

Glass partitions from GH Interior Glass are the sophisticated, aesthetic statement of modernity. Glass room dividers fulfil the need for privacy yet complement a feeling of space with visual continuity. The glass walls modules are held by clear dry joints creating seamless contours. Lighting and creative manifestations such as pictures, and colour palettes add style and panache to the final design. Combinations of structural components produce a unique, flexible and technologically advanced environment.

The advantages of ease of installation of glass partitions make them the obvious choice for glass room dividers in modern homes. Property owners refurbishing their homes with glass partitions create an attractive environment for living. 

Beautiful frameless glass design installs quickly and is easy to reconfigure. Base trim remains flush with the floor because glass is levelled inside the base channel. Vertical fillers offer a clean aesthetic by eliminating the need for caulk. Our fully glazed frameless partitioning systems combine design aesthetics with outstanding fire and acoustic performance, offering specifiers the opportunity to create partitioning without vertical mullions to a maximum height of 4000mm.

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Crittall Style Glass Partitions

Glass Partitions London | 7 February 2020

Creating a seamless transition between inside and out, can be achieved by opening-up residential space. Bright, beautifully crafted walls of glazing can reflect the timeless style of a period house, adeptly define spaces in a office, hotel or restaurant. Very much now on-trend with interior design screens, open plan living takes on a different dimension. They allow the clever partition of open areas to create contemporary ‘zones’ – without compromising on light or space. Elegantly slender, the slim steel framing with single or double opening doors, is unobtrusive and a distinctive decorative feature.

Crittall® have been at the forefront many design evolutions, including the Bauhaus Movement, and fitted into a number of historical projects including The Big Ben Tower in London. Notable projects include:

The Titanic

Burberry HQ

Tower Bridge

The Houses of Parliament

Yale University

Princeton University

BBC Offices

300 Central Park West

Tower of Terror Disneyland

These original banded steel windows were a style particularly prevalent in many pre-war houses in the borough of London and still feature in many commercial buildings in the cities across North America. Over the past 30 years they have been considered rather a dated design and, being associated with single glazing, not particularly energy efficient. But as with many interior trends, they have made a serious comeback in both exterior and interior partitioning glazing in the commercial market. And like many resurging fashions, they have been completely modernised in the process.

As commercial working spaces are continually changing and the market supplying internal partitioning and doors has reacted well to these changing demands for a more flexible and transient environment. Interior styling moves too and one of the most recent trends has seen an industrial theme, a style of polished concrete floors and grey walls offering a blank canvas for the design. We have seen exposed brickwork, stainless steel featuring strongly, the mixing and matching of old and new furniture alongside upcycling objects. The new trend in banded glazing has ridden on the back of this styling. It reflects early Crittall® window designs, offering plenty of light to a space with horizontal and sometimes vertical bands separating the glass, adding interest as well as being a great safety feature, allowing people to clearly see the glazed partition area. The styling sits particularly well in commercial buildings that originated in the early 1900s, industrial mills and factories now being regenerated as office space. That said, the trend is also being designed into commercial new build with stunning results.  It’s a form of fenestration that’s currently bang on trend.

This banded trend has added even more design choice to partitions, enabling specifiers to truly personalise a working environment to suit both how a specific organisation works and the building it resides within. In fact the wide choice of styles, colours and materials have now made it quite complex to specify partitioning that’s not only visually on trend but complies to acoustic and fire protection requirements. So it’s important to involve the manufacturer and their product design team when specifying this glazing to ensure it is the right product for the job. Whilst dark grey is currently the prevalent colour option in partitioning, any RAL colour can be sourced; so matching to a scheme or corporate colour way is no problem. To complement these partition walls, both flush glazed and framed glass doors are available in the same styling to continue the banded design. There are also fire screens available to this design, should the project require them.

This cool look comes at a cost as banded glass partitions are usually one of the dearer options. The reason behind the greater cost is that the bars are installed as an additional fixing over the existing glass panels.

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Freestanding Glass Partitions: Divide Spaces, Improve Privacy or Create Meeting Areas

Glass Partitions London | 1 February 2020

Free standing glass partitions act as a glass cubicle, making it easy to divide office sections without taking up the entire vertical space. Free standing glass partition systems offer the utmost versatility in creating and customising rooms. These systems stand independently in combination with stainless steel components and toughened glass panels. The need for head fixing is not required in most applications, single point wall and floor fixings are all that are needed. The system accommodates tempered, laminated, low-iron and LCD glazing, and may also be of a straight, angled or curved configuration. LCD, pivot, sliding and hinged doors may be installed. Wood and glass doors are all compatible within the free standing system. The fittings may be of a brushed finish, standard RAL colour or a custom RAL colour.

From glass and acoustic operable walls, windows and door systems to architectural drains and aluminium louvres, glass partitions effortlessly blend functionality and aesthetics. Switchable glass panels can also offer the perfect balance between office transparency and privacy while promoting natural light in a space. Other design solutions can maximise storage, reduce noise and increase privacy without sacrificing aesthetics.

The design possibilities are endless with frameless glazed partitioning. You can create spectacular environments and realise your creative vision without compromising on performance. Glass offers you nearly limitless possibilities for the design of your rooms. It gives your partitions a high- quality appearance and creates bright, open spaces. With its sound-proofing properties it enables you to work undisturbed and in peace, which is an ideal condition for an office.

Glass Partitions are stylish and allow light to permeate the space. They create inspirational environments where collaborative working and creativity can flourish. Glass Partitions provide transparent effective shielded office zones where concentration and privacy can be maintained. Available in either single or double glazed and with a range of glass thickness options depending on your requirements:

Acoustic

Fire-rated

Toughened

Laminated

Combination of toughened and laminated

Electric privacy glass