Office partitions come in a diverse range of construction formats and finishes. The most common construction formats are solid and full height glazed partitions, but office partitions can also be built in half glazed or borrowed light formats.
Office partitions which are built in a solid format can either comprise a 50mm thick honeycomb plasterboard panel with a 50mm thick aluminium framework or a conventional plasterboard sheet with a 50mm thick galvanized steel stud framework. The solid office partitions can then be finished with a paint finish or a contract vinyl wall covering. All partition joints are then either taped and jointed to form a smooth finish or aluminium cover trims can be used to hide the plasterboard joints. Most modular office partitions these days also incorporate a head, wall and floor aluminium abutment channels to make all junction details neat.
Conventional glass office partitions are usually single or double glazed utilizing 6mm thick clear laminated safety glass, fitted between plastic or aluminium beads and chairs and either are finished with glass frost matt manifestation or integral Venetian blinds to meet the DDA regulations. Frameless glass partitions utilize a head, wall and floor aluminium channel with 10mm or 12mm thick clear toughened safety glass, which is then, jointed together with plastic H sections or silicone joints.