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What are the Benefits of Glass Partitions in Education Environments?

Education settings are under increasing pressure to create an efficient yet aesthetically pleasing environment – and, of course, one that doesn’t break the bank.

Glass partitions are now a popular solution due to their flexibility. They can be reshaped and transformed easily – and they can also bring a fresh appeal to what may have been an uninspiring space. A glass partition can really make a huge statement visually and functionally, without costing the earth.

Schools, universities and other educational facilities have to justify every penny they spend, while making the most of their space to meet ever-evolving needs and requirements. Glass partitions are very cost effective when compared to solid structural renovations. They also insulate naturally; rooms using glass retain their heat remarkably well.

In an education environment, it’s really important that the acoustics are just right. And you can rely on glass partitions to offer excellent acoustic performance, enhancing the interaction between teachers and students or enabling private study.

High quality glass partitions are also very good at reducing background noise and, in education settings, this is obviously very important. With options for toughened double-glazed structures, they can be much better at soundproofing than traditional stud wall partitions.

It’s important to place emphasis on the resilience of the product in schools or universities too, as it will likely be subjected to heavy use. But while other partitions such as masonry or drywall would require maintenance from time to time, a high standard glass option is usually more durable.

They do not necessarily have to stay in a fixed position either; glass partitions can often slide into different places, enabling you to create custom-made areas to suit your space. The rooms can be as big or small as you want.

And when it comes to the different finishes available, you can definitely choose one that stands out from the crowd. Why not go for a unique look such as frosted, tinted or coloured glass?

If you’re planning to renovate an existing school or college setting, why not get in touch? We’re happy to visit the site to see where we think glass could work.