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Glass Partitioning to Create an Office in Swindon

Client: Johnson Matthey
Value: £8.5k

The customers’ main requirement was to segregate the large reception area to give some protection for the staff as they suffered from draughts and noise when the visitors went in and out of the entrance doors. They did not want solid walls but glass partitioning.

Other requirements includes in the cost were to partition off the end of the office so that the server could sit in an enclosed room, as well as providing LED lighting throughout the space.

As usual when a project like this is a bit tricky, we tend to do some basic drawings for two reasons. The first is so that we can work out what is needed in order to cost the work, and secondly is to double check with the customer that we have correctly understood what is required. There is a subtle difference between basic drawing work and space planning, we can carry out both as well as carry out 3d visuals. If you would like to know a bit more please click on this link. In this case the customer wanted us to use an existing door which was slightly smaller than the one next to it. The glass partitioning wall also had to join onto an existing wall of glass at an odd angle. This means the head track joint at the top of the partition somehow has to join the existing which was difficult to do.

Planning the work.

The project did not require any interior design work, but did need some drawing work so we could work out what could be done. We do carry out space planning and 3d visuals if required. More information about this is on the following page click this link.

Before photographs.

The existing lighting used in the area was CAT2, which everyone used to put in a few years ago, we thought LED panels would give a less direction light for the staff. You can also see the area with the lockers that need to be blocked off. In order to save costs, we had to use an existing door which was actually a good idea as the wood finish would be pretty close to the the existing one next door, and so it would not look too different. We also used a timber frame, as well as taped and jointed the walls so it blended in with the existing wall. There was a slight height difference as the door that we had to use was slightly shorter than the existing.

The partition to close off the existing area had to fix to an external window upright, and there was a gap between the suspended ceiling edge and the edge of the window. The customer also wanted to maximise the amount of glass used, so we used a glass partitioning system. The most expensive item was the glass door. Each panel of glass is individually measured to take into account the rake of the floor and the ceiling, and of course the door has to swing freely so it does not catch on the floor.

The first photo above shows the existing door.

Glass Partitioning construction photographs.

Creating the server room wall actually took longer than to build the frame and new glass door. There was quite a bit of work involved. As well as cutting the wooden frame and fitting the existing door, the solid wall had to be tape and jointed. When tape and jointing two coats are applied and the first coat has to dry overnight, so it can be rubbed down and the second coat put on. Once finished the wall was painted.

Glass Partitioning completed photographs.

We liked this glass partition system as the frame is slimline, and we joined the existing glass wall without a problem. The difficult bits around the window reveal we just fitted plasterboard so this made the glazing very straightforward.

Why Demountable Partitioning?

  1. Demountable Partitioning is tax efficient in that this type of partition is seen as movable items and so can be treated differently in writing down allowances in the accounts. If you would like some more information about demountable partitioning please click this link.
  2. We can also lease Demountable Partitioning as they are movable, this spreads the costs of having the work done as Demountable Partitions always cost more than customers think.
  3. Leasing of Demountable Partitioning is very tax efficient and Cre8tive can provide illustrations, please contact us for further information.
  4. Most landlords insist on Demountable Partitions being used for offices as it is much easier to take them out should the tenant renting the space leave for any reason. The benefit is that is saves making a huge amount of mess and destruction that would be need with a conventional stud and plasterboard constructed wall.

Questions on Glass or Demountable Partitioning?

If you are not sure about anything we love to talk about projects and sort out problems and issues with space, please give us a call on 01380 738844

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Reception Desk in Bristol

Client: Bristol City Council
Value: £29k

Design and Drawing work

We had carried out several jobs in the past for Bristol City Council, and we were approached to re-fit the reception at their Customer Services Point at Waring House. The main feature of the area was to design, build and supply a new reception desk and to make the meeting rooms appear open with Demountable Partitions using glass.

Offsite and on site fabrication and assembly

The way to make this size of reception desk is to make it off site in the workshop and then assemble it on site.

Finished reception desk

The extent of our work finished at the final photo above. They were they going to carpet up the front face of the desk and top as they found that their customer wore this section of the desks out first. The carpet tiles could be replaced. They also finally decorated various parts of the desk as they wanted to do this, so that was reflected in the price. The overall effect was actually pretty impressive.

Special Projects

We can get pretty much anything made. This particular desk did have some design input from us as the Council took us to several other sites, in the end this was the Councils’ design and hey were very pleased with it.

If you need any reception desks or anything unusual made, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01380 73 88 44, or email us at [email protected]

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Office Fit Out British Nuclear Group

Client: British Nuclear Group
Value: £99k

Cre8tive were contacted by an Office Furniture company as they were not able to deal with the office fit out side of the project for British Nuclear Group. The customer had already employed an architect to specify what was required and so it was really a case of demonstrating that we knew what we were doing and that could cost the project to meet the clients budget. This project took place on the ground floor of Mallard Court.

The project was designed by Oxford Architects who specified the partition system.

The project was a 6 week duration project which had to run under the Construction Design and Management regulations. Cre8tive Interiors acted as Principle Contractor on the project. The office fit out  for British Nuclear Group consisted of Komfort Double Glazed Polar Demountable Partition System, as well as single glazed Polar screens and Komfort Komfire 100 partitions. The project also included supplying and fitting of a kitchen from Howdens, new carpets, fitting of fire barriers in the ceiling and floor voids, and complete decoration of the workspace.

Initial design and drawing work

Initial site photographs before work

Construction Photographs

Working for the British Nuclear Group had it’s challenges. As you would expect every aspect of the work was scrutinized, we also had to have a permanent person on site all of the time which sometimes on projects like this we do not always need to have fitters doing work whilst other work is being done by others. BNG contracted their own duct work people, so they had to carry out some works when we had to be off site.

Completed Photographs

Why Demountable Partitioning?

This particular project had what we call demountable partitioning in it. Landlords insist on this type as it can be easily relocated without doing much damage to the building.

  1. Demountable partitioning is tax efficient in that they are seen as movable items and so can be treated differently in writing down allowances in the accounts.
  2. We can also lease Demountable Partitioning as they are movable, this spreads the costs of having the work done as Demountable Partitions always cost more than customers think.
  3. Leasing of demountable partitioning is very tax efficient and Cre8tive can provide illustrations, please contact us for further information.
  4. Most landlords insist on demountable partitions being used for offices as it is much easier to take them out should the tenant renting the space leave for any reason. The benefit is that is saves making a huge amount of mess and destruction that would be need with a conventional stud and plasterboard constructed wall.

Need an Office Fitting out?

This particular project was driven by BNG with a design carried out by Oxford Architects. We were the contractor who completed the work. If you need any design work doing we can do this, as well as being the principle contractor for the work.

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 01380 73 88 44 or email [email protected]