Types of Partitioning for Warehouses and Offices
With square footage in offices and warehouses coming at a premium in recent times, commercial property owners are constantly on the lookout for new ways to get the most out of their space. Implementing partitioning and wall dividers into your facility can not only make your space more efficient, but it can also reduce noise, improve safety, save money on heating and much more.
In this guide, we outline the different types of partitioning for warehouses and offices so that you can decide what solution is best for your needs.
- Stud partitioning
- Glass partitioning
- Steel partitioning
- Mesh partitioning
A stud partitioning wall comprises a frame of timber or metal studs secured to the floor, ceiling and walls, which is then covered with plasterboard. With its strong, lightweight and compact nature, it is a great option for both offices and warehouses looking to install a durable wall divider.
As it is hollow inside, you may decide to add insulation in order to keep your office or warehouse warmer in the winter months. In addition to adding insulation, you can also decorate the partitioning wall how you like due to the outer layer of plasterboard.
Stud partitioning benefits:
- Easy to manoeuvre
- Strong and durable
As you would expect, glass partitioning comprises of toughened glass that acts as a wall divider in offices and customer-facing areas of a warehouse. Providing a stylish and modern look to your commercial property is important for making a good first impression as well as keeping workspaces separated. Whether you’re looking for a floor to ceiling partitioning or a simple office cubicle solution, glass partitioning is a great addition to both offices and warehouses.
Glass partitioning benefits:
- Improve presentability
- Create an inspiring work environment
- More natural light
Steel partitioning walls are typically used in manufacturing and warehouse environments to segregate open areas and create enclosed work areas, site offices, clean rooms, subdivided storage, pedestrian walkways and anti-collapse panels. Primarily used as a long-term solution for storage facilities looking to optimise their space, these can be built with either a single skin or a double skin.
Steel partitioning benefits:
- The strongest form of wall partitioning
- Fire protection
- Can be cheaper than stud partitioning
A mesh partitioning wall is traditionally made out of some form of steel and has a ‘cage’ appearance. Whilst not normally seen in offices due to this problem, they are extremely effective for warehouses. Available in both floor to ceiling and separate entities, mesh partitioning is a versatile storage solution that can increase the amount of storage space you have in your warehouse.
Mesh partitioning benefits:
- Easily divide the space in a warehouse
- Strong and durable