Client: Pegasus Waste Management
The product chosen was a 50mm demountable partitioning system manufactured by Komfort systems, with cherry veneered doors and three vision panels cut into each door. The 50mm wide demountable partitioning system offers good value for the performance versus price. The important thing for this customer was that a visual separator was needed from the Sales office and another located at the other end of the office. The building had cherry veneered doors elsewhere so it made sense to try and match them.
The plasterboard panels were decorated in a neutral colour commercial wall covering to match the rest of the building. The vinyl wall covering is tougher than a painted panel and the vinyl can be wiped clean so it is very durable. There are many different shades, colours and patterns and a wide choice of costs as well, and choice really depends on how brave you are in chosen the right design. Most people just chose the basic colours and put the colour in the furniture screens, carpets and chairs.
The difficulty with this project was that the partitions had to be cut around the beams that were strung across the office space. The glazed fronts to the offices therefore had to be door head height so that the plasterboard above the windows could be cut out. The building also had a floor that was uneven, the important factor being that visually the glazed panels looked straight and so the line was put in with a laser. The window had a film design which at the current time of entering this project on the website had not been fitted.
In this case we needed to work out exactly the materials were needed first in order to cost it, but secondly to check with the customer what they wanted. This meant we had to produce a drawing. Sometimes we do not show this to the client, just in case they take all of our work and give it to someone else to price which some customers do. There is no appreciation that sometimes it can be actually quite difficult to work things out and they do not put a value on this, and we do not charge for smaller drawing work. There is a subtle difference between drawing work, space planning and visuals, we have a separate page if you want to find out more by clicking this link.
We ensured that the customer was aware that with a 50mm wide system there are compromises on the sound performance of the system. In fact, the enclosed area worked out well for them. The other side of the glass was a main walkway, the desks inside the rooms were not right up against the glass so noise transference was quite small. Our main concern was matching the positions of the vision panels on the doors. In the end the doors matched fine and the customer was pleased with the final result.
Why Demountable Partitions?
- They look much better than conventional stud and plasterboard partitions. Glass can be introduced greatly improving the way light gets into an office space.
- Using demountable partitioning is tax efficient in that they are seen as movable items. They can be treated differently in writing down allowances in the accounts. Please click on this link for a bit more information.
- We can also lease Demountable Partitions as they are movable. This spreads the costs of having the work done as Demountable Partitions always cost more than customers think.
- Leasing of demountable partitions is very tax efficient and Cre8tive can provide illustrations, please contact us for further information.
- Most landlords insist on demountable partitions being used for offices. It is much easier to take them out should the tenant renting the space leave for any reason. Another benefit is that it saves making a huge amount of mess and destruction that would be need with a conventional stud and plasterboard constructed wall.
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