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Glass office partitions


For many office and retail buildings, the use of glass partitions creates a more inviting and open space for people to work in. From concept to completion, our team at Emerald Interiors can help you design and create the ideal office environment in Essex, Hertfordshire or London.

Glass partition walls for offices

Glass partition walls have many benefits. They can be created to separate a workspace area and the use of glass partitions will make the office space appear larger, and help boost employee productivity. Glass partition dividers allow more light into the office, making it brighter, and in turn improves mood and morale. They also create a modern and attractive space that gives a positive first impression for visitors and clients to the building. And glass partition walls are significantly more effective at reducing sound transmission between rooms.

Economical and durable

Glass office partitions are not only durable but also economical providing a real alternative to interior design and architectural trends. Glass never goes out of fashion, so you won’t have to worry about your office being outdated within a few years of refurbishment.

Glass partition options for your office space:

  • Single glass partitions
  • Double glass partitions
  • Acoustic and fire-rated glass partitions

Single glass partitions

Single glass partitions offer many benefits in the workplace. They provide privacy for employees and help to keep office noise to a minimum. They also divide the workspace between employees so that each staff member can have their own personal space. Furthermore, they are easy to install without the need for the office to be closed. The beauty of glass partitioning is that it doesn’t need to be permanent so you don’t have to make changes to the structure of the building.

Single glazed partitioning is an excellent choice, no matter the type of industry and regardless of office size or space and is one of the simplest ways of creating a dividing wall.

office-refurbishmentCreate a division without creating a divide

The idea behind single glazed frameless partitioning is that it creates a division without creating a divide. It enables you to section off particular parts of your office space, without having an impact on the flow of the office environment.

When you choose single glazed partitioning, you don’t have to worry about how it’s going to look as there are no posts between the glass panels but a minimal framework designed to hold the glass panels in place. However, the almost flush to the wall glass partition still gives the feeling of an open and airy space whilst still creating privacy.

As experts in glass partitions, you can be sure to always get the very best results, no matter what it is that you are looking to achieve within your office environment.

Double glass partitions

The main benefit of choosing double glazing over single glazing office partitions is the noise reduction both inside and outside the office. Double glass partitions are also incredibly safe, they are designed to offer high levels of fire protection which is an important consideration when creating a safe and secure office. An example of glass partitions - Canary Wharfthis type of glass partitioning was completed by Emerald for a client in central London. The glass partitions were chosen by the client as it’s a sustainable material which provides a protective barrier while also promoting transparency and collaboration.

If you want to ensure that your office has the very best glass office partitions then contact Emerald Interiors now. We are dedicated to ensuring that every office space, no matter how big or small, has the right glass partitioning for your needs. We work closely with all our clients to discuss their requirements and show them what is possible.

Acoustic and fire rated glazed systems

When it comes to glass office partitioning acoustic and fire rated glazed partitions is major performance consideration. We can provide acoustic and fire rated partitioning for both commercial and retail clients.

These partitions are aluminium framed and can be single or double glazed with toughened glass. They are designed and developed to enhance the safety and productivity of any organisation.

Our acoustic glass partitioning is easy to install.

Key features

  • Stylish and attractive design
  • Single or double glazed versions are available
  • Full range of installation options
  • A wide range of colours and logos can be applied
  • Glass from 6mm to 16mm thick
  • Easy to dismantle and relocate
  • Acoustic performance up to 50dB

If you would like to know more about our glass partitioning please get in touch. We can guide you through the design and installation process and make sure that you have the best glass partitions required to work perfectly in your office or retail space.

For more information and advice on single, double glazed, acoustic or fire rated glass office partitions in Essex, Hertfordshire and London, please contact Emerald Interiors now on 01277 560440 or email for your free consultation.

A guide to Office Refurbishment


Due to many factors affecting the global business economy, the interest in office refurbishment has grown and is continuing to grow significantly. With the Pandemic increasing the need for hybrid working, many companies are re-evaluating the layout of their offices to create more collaborative working spaces.

A recent report by Microsoft showed that about 70% of staff wanted and needed flexible working arrangements to continue post lockdown and some companies are responding to this trend. We believe that for the rest of 2022, and beyond, companies will need to focus on both attracting and retaining staff, by being more collaborative and interactive in developing hybrid office designs, and reviewing amongst other things, the costs involved in development.

So what are the most important things to ensure your office refurbishment or fit out is as successful as possible?

Define your reasons for an office refurbishment

office partitionsConsider the issues you may have with your current office space and what would a newly refurbished office do for your company. Is your office dated and doesn’t truly reflect your brand or corporate identity?

Your workplace should be a reflection of your brand and has a major role to play when it comes to attracting and retaining the very best staff in a competitive marketplace. Providing staff with a workplace that is flexible, light, modern and where they enjoy working is hugely important.

Other factors such as workplace wellbeing and embracing a new, more efficient way of working may also contribute to the decision to consider refurbishing your office. Wellbeing can be achieved by incorporating more natural light in the office space and providing staff with a choice of work areas making it easier for them to concentrate, collaborate, catch up or simply relax.

And what about growth? You may simply need to make better use of your space to accommodate more staff. Effective space planning through an office refurbishment and clearly defining what you want from your new workplace can help to improve capacity.

In addition, you may feel that your existing office spaces are not used effectively enough and that a refurbishment would create a better, more efficient place to work. For example, your company may have numerous meeting rooms or other spaces that aren’t used on a day to day basis and where individuals or small groups use these rooms for calls or informal meetings they could easily take place in breakout areas or smaller, private spaces.

Focus on that list of reasons throughout the project to achieve success

office-refurbishment-londonIt is important that your reasons for an office refurbishment are defined early on in the process as all companies have unique office requirements. And focusing on that list of reasons throughout the project is a priority to its overall success.

So to summarize the reasons why you may be considering a refurbishment of your existing office space:

  • Post-pandemic, with staff returning to the office there is a requirement for refurbishment to meet health and safety guidelines
  • The offices look tired and dated
  • Staff surveys show a strong need for collaborative, hybrid workspaces
  • The company is growing and needs to use the current office space more effectively
  • Due to the company’s growth, the current office space needs to be redesigned
  • The lease is expiring and the landlord has offered to update the office space
  • We need to create a more inspiring and motivational place to work
  • Our office doesn’t reflect who we are as a company

At Emerald Interiors our knowledge, professionalism and project management expertise mean that we can guide you through your office or shop refurbishment or fit out project quickly, cost-effectively and smoothly.

If you are looking to create a new inspiring interior office space we would be delighted to help. For quality interior design, office fit out and refurbishments in Essex, Hertfordshire or London call us now for your free consultation on 01277 560440 or email