Working from home (WFH). It has its perks, doesn’t it?
However, despite how great it is not having to commute to work and just rolling out of bed to log on to your computer – it’s just not the same as being in the office. And, almost 12 months on since the first national lockdown, we’re all wondering what the office will look like when it’s finally time to return.
As much as we’d love to say normality will be resumed instantaneously, this isn’t the case. To ensure the safety of staff, customers and visitors, businesses will need to implement several safety measures – including products that are easy to assemble, easy to clean, and aid social distancing.
Luckily, movable walls do just that. They can be installed by our team of experts – here at AEG Partitions – and reconfigured without any major renovation or demolition.
Here we take a look at some of the reasons why you should opt for a movable partition wall post-pandemic:
- Social distancing
If space is already at a premium, you’re probably wondering how you can alter your space to cater for the new coronavirus rules, right? But fear not. Movable walls allow you to reconfigure the layout of a room within seconds – spreading staff out so they can maintain a safe 2m gap – without making the space feel cramped or constricted.
- Break up large rooms into smaller areas
To adhere to social distancing, it’s a good idea to split areas up – minimising contact as much as possible. If space is in abundance, perhaps separate your employees into teams or use a movable partition wall to separate different departments. The fact that these partitions can be moved effortlessly is an added bonus, as they allow you to keep unwanted eyes and attention out of private discussions. Perfect if your business regularly holds meetings with clients.
- Control the traffic through your office
As we’re sure you’re aware, many businesses have implemented one way systems since the coronavirus outbreak to reduce the spread of infection. You could do the same at your office with the help of movable walls – either dividing employee and visitor entrances to keep unnecessary individuals from entering the main work area or preventing people from backtracking and getting too close to others on their way out.
- Improve the acoustics
With the sound of telephones ringing, doors slamming, printers, coffee machines and colleagues, there’s no denying that the office environment can be noisy. And, after months of WFH, staff may be worried about being able to concentrate when they return to work. That’s where acoustic movable walls come in useful. These offer up to 58dB noise reduction – effectively improving the acoustics within the room and allowing employees to work productively.
Find out more about acoustic movable walls
As a leading manufacturer of award-winning movable walls, sliding walls, and concertina walls, we offer a bespoke service and strive to provide the most competitive prices and quick turnaround times.
So, if you’re wondering whether or not a movable partition wall is right for your office, get in touch. We will be more than happy to answer your questions and can even advise you on which of our acoustic movable walls will suit your layout best.