What do Hannibal Lector in Silence of the Lambs, the cobra in the Well of Souls (Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Magneto in X-Men 2 have in common?
Yes: you’ve guessed it! They were all screened behind glass (or glass effect) partitions to protect the other characters in their respective films.
One of the key considerations for any company looking to install a folding partition or movable wall system is the level of soundproofing they require, which in turn determines the acoustic performance they need their partition product to achieve.
So what exactly is sound, how is it measured and how can it impact your decision on which partition system to install within your building?
A partition wall system is a flexible way to get the most out of your commercial space. It gives you the freedom to choose between wide-open space one day, and smaller distinct spaces the next. In fact you don’t even need to switch on alternate days – commercial wall dividers can normally be opened or closed in a matter of seconds.
So a boardroom can be extended to accommodate a larger meeting, a nursery can close off part of a room for sleep-time, and a hotel can split a function room in two. But with so many uses how do you spec up the right movable wall partitions for you?