Crystal Clear Workspaces:
How Glass Walls Can Make Your
Office Shine

Weekly Workplace Insight – January 10th, 2022
By Ben Markham

When deciding to create spaces in traditional office environments, walls made of drywall can create a feeling of confinement and lack of natural light, leading to a dull and uninspiring work environment. Glass walls, on the other hand, offer a solution to these problems by creating an open and bright space with an abundance of natural light. Not only do they enhance the aesthetic of the room, but they also promote transparency and collaboration among team members. They are also environmentally friendly and sustainable. Depending on your needs, you can choose from clear, tinted, or frosted glass.

Transparent glass walls allow the most natural light, while tinted glass can protect from UV rays. Frosted glass provides privacy while still allowing light to pass through.

Additionally, glass walls are highly customizable and can be tailored to meet specific design and functionality requirements, making them a versatile choice for any office space. Glass walls are a popular choice because they offer the benefits of natural light and an open feel while still providing privacy and quiet. With their durability, ease of maintenance, and ability to transform an ordinary office into a stunning work of art, glass walls are an ideal solution for businesses looking to create a modern and welcoming work environment.

Demountable Glass Walls

Demountable glass walls are an excellent choice for businesses that need to be able to adapt and change their office space as required. These walls are installed on a track, making them easy to move and reinstall in a different configuration. Since Demountable Walls are considered furniture, they usually do not need building permits to install. Demountable glass walls are a quick, cost-effective and elegant solution for creating divisional privacy or additional room in your office space.

Full Height Walls

Full-height glass walls are a popular choice for creating private spaces within an office environment. They offer the benefits of transparency and privacy, allowing light to pass through while also blocking sound. Glass walls define a range of spaces, including private offices, conference rooms, and phone booths. One of the main advantages of using full-height glass walls is that they can help create a sense of openness and connectivity within the office while still allowing people to have their own dedicated space for focused work or confidential conversations. Additionally, they are easier to clean and maintain than other demountable walls.

Partial Height Walls

Partial-height glass walls create a sense of privacy and separation within an open office layout while allowing light to pass through and maintaining an open, airy feel. They are often used to divide shared workspaces or to create private areas within a larger open office with tall ceilings. The frosting or other decorative treatment on the glass can provide privacy and create a visual barrier while still allowing people to see partially through the wall. This opaque view can reduce distractions and promote focus and productivity. 

Folding Walls

Folding glass walls form flexible and versatile spaces in offices and other commercial buildings. They can provide a range of benefits, including the ability to open up a room to create a more open and airy feel while maintaining some level of privacy and sound control. They are also great for dividing a larger space into smaller, more intimate areas. In addition, folding glass walls are strong and durable due to their tempered glass and easily open and close as needed.

Switchable Smart Glass

Switchable smart glass, also known as switchable privacy glass or electrochromic glass, can change its transparency or translucency with the application of an electric current. When the electricity is switched on the liquid crystal molecules align themselves and the glass becomes clear. When the power is off the liquid crystal molecules relax, scattering the light for a frosted effect. Users control the amount of light, privacy, and heat that enters a room through the glass. Various applications, including windows, doors, partitions, and skylights, can use switchable smart glass. It is specifically applicable for offices, where it creates private meeting spaces or controls the amount of natural light that enters the room. Switchable smart glass is a durable and low-maintenance option for controlling light and privacy. It does not require curtains or blinds, and it is easy to clean. In addition, it blocks over 98% of harmful UV rays, protecting people, furnishings, and artwork from fading. It can also reduce solar heat gain by up to 40%, leading to energy and cost savings.


Can I put a glass wall in my preexisting space? Are glass walls hard to put in?

It is possible to install a glass wall in an existing space. However, it is not a DIY project. It should be done by a professional. Glass walls can be heavy and difficult to handle, and the installation process requires specialized tools and knowledge. It is also important to ensure that the building can support the weight of the glass wall. If you are considering installing a glass wall, consult with a contractor or engineer who will come on-site to determine the feasibility and cost of the project.

Glass walls are a valuable addition to any office space because they promote natural light, create the illusion of more space, encourage collaboration and communication, enhance the office’s aesthetic, and provide durability and ease of maintenance. These benefits make glass walls a practical and desirable choice for any organization looking to improve its workspace.

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