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  • Framed

    Framed designs provide transparency, while reinforcing glass with fully framed panels. They typically offer a higher level of security and sound mitigation than frameless designs.

    Consider framed installations for spaces that require greater sound control, such as office fronts and medium to large conference rooms. With metal channels at the floor, ceiling and walls, framed systems effectively dampen sound transmission and add structural definition without disrupting sightlines.

    Framed glass wall systems with pivoting doors provide the aesthetic appeal of glass walls with the benefits of full framing. In situations with uneven floors that make installing glass walls difficult, full framing makes an effective solution. As in frameless installations, framed installations allow for doors to be designed to swing freely or closing devices can be concealed in the ceiling or floor to control pivoting doors.

    Consider glass panels fully framed in metal for enhanced privacy. They add rigidity and offer greater sound protection while preserving clean lines of sight. The door’s edge should rest in a brush-lined channel built into the frame post. Fully framed installations also help eliminate gaps between the panels themselves and between the panels and the surrounding structure.

    For applications where even more sound attenuation is required, such as when a conference room is next to private offices, consider fully framed, demountable, double glass panels. This approach simultaneously provides openness and security by pairing transparency with high levels of sound protection. It also opens other possibilities. Owners or designers can choose to incorporate solid panels of laminate or marker board with glass or use them on their own to create an even more private space.

    The fully framed demountable panels can be up to 10 feet tall and can be assembled as demising walls in numerous configurations. Best of all, with minimal expense and disruption, they can be reconfigured to meet new requirements as the needs in an office space change.

    Once the decision is made to use a framed or frameless installation, the project team can discuss other options, including pivot or sliding doors; automated or manual operation; and standard or designer glass.