February 18, 2014

How To Install Office Partitions In Your Workplace

Article by Micah Weeks

The most common use for office partitions is to create divisions between the various areas within your workplace, as well as to reduce distractions. Whilst it is possible to have partitions installed by the supplier upon delivery, you may have the need to install them yourself (especially if you are trying to save costs or are rearranging your workplace).

Step 1: Measure up each of the areas where you want partitions to be installed to make sure that you order the right amount at the right size. Remember that, for larger areas, you can join a few panels together to make a wall.

Step 2: Purchase some partitions in materials and colours that match your office décor. You will also need to choose between half and full height panels; the latter is perfect for creating completely private spaces.

Step 3: If you have opted for half-height office partitions, you will need to make sure that each panel is mounted on a base. These will enable you to move them around the workplace as needed.

Step 4: If you have opted for full-height partitions, you will need to have them secured to the floor and the ceiling. This is possible to do yourself, although it will take some knowledge of how to use tools.

Step 5: The best way to secure the panels to the floor is with brackets and screws. Make sure that you have lined the brackets up perfectly before you drill the screws in, as this will prevent mistakes.

Step 6: Make sure that the panels are secured properly, as it is likely that objects will be placed up against them or adhered to them and you need to make sure that they aren’t going to fall over.

As you can see, installing office partitions in your workplace can actually be a fairly simple task if you know what you’re doing. If you aren’t familiar with these sorts of panels, however, it is recommended that you have a professional do the installation for the first time. Just make sure that you watch them so you can do it yourself should you ever need to move the panels around.

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