Office Wall Systems2021-12-16T15:36:16-05:00

Office Wall Systems

Office Wall Systems

Office Wall Systems

Architectural Walls

In recent years, the cost of new office construction has continued to rise. This trend, coupled with the movement toward an ever-more mobile and transient workforce has necessitated much change in office design. As companies grow, it often becomes necessary to rethink the design of the office itself. If your organization is undergoing this type of change, choosing demountable architectural walls could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

glass walls in modern office space

What are Architectural Walls?

Architectural walls are reusable, demountable walls that allow you to configure and reconfigure your office interiors according to your needs. They are functional, design-friendly, and they come in many styles that support the way you work.

Some of the benefits of architectural walls include:

  • Noise-reducing, giving your employees the peace and quiet they need to get things done

  • Transparent architectural walls allow natural light to permeate your space

  • Architectural walls support a healthier work environment

  • Easy to install and remove

  • Allows you to reconfigure your office space as needed, perfect for today’s changing workforce requirements

  • Reduces costs: architectural walls are less expensive than drywall over the long-term as they can be reused indefinitely

  • Green, sustainable design

  • Tax credits are available to companies who make sustainable choices

  • Architectural walls give you LEED credits towards sustainable building design certification

  • Many styles and options to choose from

modular desk system

Architectural Walls and the Modern Workplace

Today’s office design bears little resemblance to that of decades past. Though we have finally moved past the era of the cubicle, even a collaborative, open office environment needs some areas that offer more privacy, either for executives, for making phone calls, huddle rooms, or to privatize sensitive discussions.

Space allocation needs change over time. Employees and even those in leadership positions come and go, and when they do, your office needs to remain as efficient as possible. If you would like to learn more about how architectural walls can help your office maintain top productivity, reach out to schedule a consultation today. We’d love to show you how we can help.

Demountable Wall Systems

Demountable walls offer an adaptable solution for companies with a fluctuating workforce and office space requirements. In a world of constant churn rate, demountable walls offer dependable flexibility. 

  • Demountable walls come in many laminate and vinyl finishes for a customized look

  • Installation flexibility. Walls can be setup on top of carpet and grid so it speeds up construction

Creating an attractive office setting is no longer cumbersome. Demountable walls provide easier installation and more flexibility than more traditional wall buildouts.

Demountable walls or movable partitions have been around since the 1920’s. But, the dawn of the movable glass partition walls became popular when tech giants Google and Facebook added them into their office designs. Architects and Commercial Designers saw a huge demand and no wonder, these quick-to-install, framed walls have so much going for them.

  • Glass walls provide divisional privacy without blocking views or natural light

  • Easy to install over flooring

  • 100% is movable and reusable

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Noise mitigation comparable to drywall
  • Less expensive than drywall

  • Tax savings

Check out all of our products by either searching for something specific or using the menu to find what you need.  We have hundreds of office interiors to choose from, like River Collaborative SeatingPrinceton Freestanding Modular Laminate Desk, and Boardroom Tables.

Tax Advantages

Demountable walls are considered tangible personal property so they depreciate seven times more than traditional construction in the first year. By the third year the depreciation reaches the half way mark and by the seventh year as much as 95% is recovered.

While conventional construction has less upfront material and labor costs, it has more down-time as you watch the interest accrue. Meanwhile your build-out of fixed construction depreciates a mere 2.5% per year and in the seventh year…you are still at 18% vs. 95% for a demountable or movable wall system.

Our demountable wall provider, Gravity Lock is a local Houston company that has developed movable wall systems with serious advantages over drywall.

LEED Contributions

  • LEED Credit MR 2.1/2.2 – Construction Waste Management
  • LEED Credit MR 4.1/4.2 – Recycled Content
  • LEED Credit MR 5.1 – Manufactured Regionally

  • LEED Credit EQ 4.1/4.2 – Low Emitting Materials

  • LEED Credit EQ 8.1/8.2 – Daylights & Views

Demountable Wall FAQ’s

What Are Demountable Walls?2021-02-10T22:50:04-05:00

Demountable walls are walls that can be reconfigured or relocated without the waste associated with fixed construction. In addition, other benefits include LEED Credits, shorter lead-times, friendlier construction schedules, flexibility, and tax incentives.

What Materials Are Used In Demountable Walls?2021-02-10T22:50:03-05:00
  • Glass walls use aluminum frames with polycarbonate butt-joints.
  • Paneled partitions come in number of different substrates including the most cost-effective,–gypsum. However, unlike traditional gypsum drywall, panels are square so they come together for a nice clean look and can be covered in fabric or vinyl.
How Do They Compare To Drywall?2021-02-10T22:50:03-05:00
  • Demountable wall systems are more cost-effect (see tax benefits above).
  • They install faster than drywall.
  • They qualify for LEED credits.
  • Panels use 20 to 25 gauge steel frames for more durability.
  • Panels can be removed and reconfigured to fit other areas.
  • Gravity Lock’s paneled wall systems provide the same Sound Transmission Class “STC”  ratings as drywall. 
  • Less mess. Clean-up after installation is minimal.
How Easy Is It To Move a Demountable Wall?2021-02-10T22:50:03-05:00
  • 100% of wall is reusable. It can be relocated.
  • Glass walls feature the most horizontal adjustability compared to panels.
  • Panels have reveals so they are more flexible vertically with shorteror higher ceilings.
  • Since Gravity Lock is local, any additional panels or frames can be cut quickly at their Houston facility.
  • 100% of wall systems are reusable.

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