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Glass Partitions London

Glass Partitions – Installing Full-Height Partitions in Offices Can Help Employees Maintain a Safe Distance

Glass Partitions London | 25 October 2020

Glass partitions are an easy way to transform your space into an upscale environment. Our glass walls span a variety of shapes, sizes and finishes. Glass partitions can be as safe as they are aesthetically pleasing. Even amidst a large number of people returning to work, concerns about the spread of COVID-19 still loom. Installing full-height partitions in offices can help employees maintain a safe distance from others while still feeling like they are part of the larger office. 

Feelings of isolation have increased through quarantine, stay-at-home orders, and social distancing measures, so creating a space where people can feel connected to one another while staying safe is paramount to a healthy work environment. A full-height glazed partition system occupies the space from the floor to the ceiling rather than only partially to the ceiling.

There are numerous benefits to installing a full height glazed partition system in a modern office, including noise reduction, natural light, privacy through frosting or smart glass integration, and increased opportunities for social distancing while still feeling part of the larger space:

1. Noise Reduction

2. Natural Light

3. Privacy

4. Social Distancing

5. Modern Aesthetic

6. Flexibility

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.

Glass Partitions London

Custom Steel Glass Partitions

Glass Partitions London | 23 October 2020

Custom steel partitions go under many names – French doors, grid partitions, but the essence is always the same – these partitions are the most inspiring product on the market. Our fully custom-made, steel partitions are always produced to order.

In modern commercial offices, especially cities like London, square footage and space is at a premium. The cost of expansion is high and the inconvenience of moving is huge. For many, business interruption is too great a risk and thus, any relocation becomes a non-starter. For projects looking to include steel-framed walls and door systems, we fabricate a wide range of solutions with varying levels of performance in both sound and thermal insulation. Our broad range of materials offers a wide range of additional finishing options to push the boundaries of architectural steel fabrication and design.

Glass has several properties which make it highly valued as a material for interior design. Low cost, completely transparent and strong enough to form a firm barrier, glass is perfect when you want to close off an area without shutting out light and restricting lines of sight. Consider windows. Glass is used in 99.9 per cent of windows because it lets light in, it allows us to see out, it forms a barrier to shut us in from the elements, and it does not break the bank either. A perfect match of material to purpose. The same applies to glass partitions. Glass partitions are basically internal glass walls used to define, close off and demarcate spaces. They are used when you want to differentiate between different areas without shutting in areas in completely.

As an alternative, many business owners are looking to use glass partitioning to break up rooms into more usable and adaptable spaces as a cost effective and flexible solution, with the most popular material in achieving this is being glass. With various options now available on the marketplace, glass partitions not only allow offices to become more adaptable and flexible in their application, they can also bring a whole new look and fresh appeal to what was once a drab and uninspiring interior space. The fact is, glass can really make a huge impact visually and functionally, without breaking the budget.

Here’s just some of the reasons why glass partitioning can be the ideal solution to office space and expansion issues:

Lighting – Solid stud walls create a permanent structure that is immovable which can affect the existing lighting of nearby areas, not to mention the new room created. With that, fixed artificial lighting has to be installed to the new area meaning there is no natural light coming in. With glass partitions, this is not an issue. The existing natural light can flood into the newly created partitioned area and reflect light back into other areas where low light existed, thus creating a two-fold benefit.

Modernisation – No matter how old, outdated or drab your existing office feels, glass partitions never fail to modernise how a space looks and give it a contemporary feel. And this can really prove to be a huge boost to morale and productiveness in your workforce.

Cost – Contrary to what many people belief, glass partitions are actually very cost effective when compared to the investment required to install fixed, structural partitions. With their naturally tendency to insulate and absorb light, rooms using glass tend to be much warmer than people realise.

Styles – No two glass partitions are the same! Nowadays, there are various finishes available to give your office a unique look including frosted, tinted and coloured glass, thus making it possible to create customised and branded private areas without cutting off the rest of the workroom floor entirely, even in busy areas.

Noise – High quality glass partitions are very good at reducing background noise. With their toughened double glazed structure, they are naturally much better at soundproofing than traditional stud wall partitions.

Flexibility – With the help of a professional designer and installer, glass partitions do not necessarily have to stay in any fixed position. Many systems allow them to be moved or slid into different places, making them adaptable to create customised partitioned areas to suit your needs for any given scenario. So your rooms can be either as large or as small as you desire.

Having installed countless glass partitioning systems over the years, we have seen first hand just how much of a positive impact they can have on any commercial space. Glass is a brilliant material for adding impact but it also comes with all of the added benefits mentioned above. It’s a great choice for any office owner struggling to find usable space where they feel they are outgrowing their environment and moving is simply not an option.

The artisan nature of steel and steel fabrication offers an alternative solution to designers, and the mixture of bespoke steel productions with patterned glass can offer a striking design. If you feel your office is not working for your business anymore, perhaps glass partitions should be your next consideration.

Kitchen glass splashbacks

The Top 7 Benefits of Glass Splashbacks for Kitchens

Glass Splashbacks | 11 October2020

Kitchen splashbacks are a perfect example of how kitchen planning and interior design have become intertwined. Lifted from a purely practical role – it is, after all, about protecting the walls from hob and sink splashes. 

Benefits of glass splashbacks for kitchens include:

1. Easy to clean

2. Heat resistance

3. Colour choices

4. Small effort

5. Luxurious look

6. Light reflection

7. Versatility

In addition to worktops, it’s quite often the first element that’s noticed when walking into a kitchen, so designers are keen to make it count. Kitchen splashbacks are a key decision in a project as vertical surfaces carry significant design weight and there is a real appetite to experiment at the moment. We’re seeing artwork installed behind glass and resin bronze as well as wallpapers.  Opt for a graphic print or photo imaging on a glass splashback to make an impact. Use it to create a feature wall in a neutral kitchen scheme and it will instantly make your sink area stand out from the rest of your kitchen. Once installed and sealed, clean with regular household products. Make sure to regularly buff your polished stone after cleaning to maintain the shine.

Use your glass splashback to make a statement that will sing out against a white backdrop. Choose a smooth glossy surface if you have a modern kitchen. Think carefully about colour. A splashback that looks great in a showroom many not appear the same under the lights you have at home, so ask for a sample to compare. Give your glass splashback an extra dimension by using low-iron toughened glass. For glass with a smart twist, add illumination. Add a slim prefabricated frame for LEDs. Opt for lighting that will change from cool white light when you’re cooking to ambient warm tones when you’re dining or relaxing afterwards.

Who said a kitchen should be neutral? A lime green sleek glass splashback adds a touch of fresh colour to this grey and white kitchen while sticking to the ultramodern style of the units and worktop. Using a swatch of luxury wallpaper, fabric or a painted pattern is an easy way to inject colour and life into a kitchen design. Covered with toughened glass, making sure it’s low iron to avoid a greenish tinge. Alternatively, keep wallpaper completely moisture-free, and prevent it from coming away from the wall, by sandwiching between two sheets of glass.

Decking Glass Balustrades

A Frameless Glass Balustrade System is the Ultimate in Style & Sophistication

Decking Glass Balustrades | 4 October 2020

Now that so many of us are spending more and more time outdoors in our own homes, it’s the perfect time to start making your garden space perfect for you. Adding a balustrade to your decking area can drastically change the dynamic of your garden design for all the right reasons. Whether you require a traditional, modern, elegant or clean look, we have the perfect decking glass balustrade for you.

Pairing decking and glass balustrades is a popular choice for many people who wish to transform their outdoor space into a form of extra room. The milder weather from June to August often means that sitting, and even eating outside is an achievable dream for many. We have often helped our clients to design and build their garden balustrades to fit perfectly with their decking and garden features.

Frameless glass is a sleek and modern look, often found in and around office buildings and public buildings for its incredibly sleek appearance. It treats those around it to an unobscured view, making it a perfect choice to pair with decking. Frameless glass balustrades are particularly choice to use if your residence or decking is coastal; the glass itself is durable and can weather the increased salt and more moisture air with none of the erosion, rust or wear and tear that can appear on metal. Frameless glass also pairs well with stone or tile decking; the combination of the two can make a space feel truly contemporary, and is often extremely practical when the outdoors is used to eat or cook.

Our Frameless Glass Balustrade system is the ultimate in style and sophistication suitable for both indoor and outdoor use on Glass balconies, Decking & Patio balustrades or even a Glass fence. The versatile system offers an aluminium base channel and glass infill it can be supplied with or without a stainless handrail giving the ultimate seamless finish.  Our contemporary glass balustrade systems are compliant with building regulations and can be customised using either clear, tinted or frosted balustrade safety glass.

Key benefits include:

– Patented adjustment system allowing horizontal alignment of each individual glass panel

– Fast Installation

– Available in various finishes including satin stainless effect and various RAL colours.

– Suitable for a range of glass sizes 12-21.5mm thickness.

– Tested & engineered to meet the strictest building regulations (with the appropriate fixing and glass thickness) in both domestic and commercial installations

Colour Options

Our Frameless Glass systems come in 4 different types, Stainless Effect, Anthracite Grey, Black and White channels.

Glass Thickness

Your glass has the thickness of 4 different options: 12mm, 15mm, 17.5mm and 21.5mm.