Open plan offices and workplaces are much more common now than they were 10 years ago, architects and interior designers are drawn to the aesthetic appeal of an airy, light environment whilst employers see the benefit of collaborative and team working that is typically inspired by this approach. However, for those that thrive in a quieter environment, or need more space to focus, folding walls provide a flexible solution to escape the noise when needed without having to leave the office. Clever and subtle placement of folding walls located at the extremities of an open plan office is a smart approach to support employees who might need a quieter space to complete certain elements of work or answer an important call.
But folding walls don’t only shut noise out, they keep it restrained inside when needed too. A growing number of forward-thinking employers are beginning to use folding walls to create group work areas or activity pods – where space can be dedicated to team meetings, creative group work and discussions in a less formal arrangement than an official meeting room. The flexibility of folding wall designs mean that partitions and screen can be laid out to suit a huge range of employer and employee requirements for breaking up workspace including temporary screening and interchangeable personalised branding or graphics.
Just like many other mechanical products and systems, folding walls are manufactured using a complex series of moving parts and just like with your car, it’s important that each of these moving parts are periodically inspected and serviced to ensure they are properly aligned, affixed, and working harmoniously. Regular maintenance can also be absolutely crucial to aspects of performance like acoustics and the mobility of your folding walls. Most importantly, businesses need to ensure that employees and customers are safe when moving around office spaces and particularly if they are operating folding wall mechanisms, so by organising regular servicing and maintenance they can be assured of the safety of all personnel.
Accordial offer a nationwide 24-hour breakdown repair service for movable walls and sliding folding partitions. We can restore systems to working order usually within 1 day and without a return visit.
A movable wall or sliding folding wall system that breaks down will cause inconvenience for facility operators, particularly those who rely on the function of their walls as a continued source of revenue and can’t afford their system to be out of commission for a prolonged period of time.
We have the most experienced movable wall engineers in the UK and with our wide range of genuine spare parts and mechanisms in stock, we will have your system back up and running for that all important meeting or event.
For the more complex repairs or for folding walls over 4.5m high, we use the latest technology to diagnose the problem without having to take the panel down from the track, or taking it away from site. By using an endoscopic camera, we can perform remote examinations to inspect the internal components of the panel and offer a solution to the problem straight away.
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