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January 10th, 2018
Updated December 2020
Wellbeing in the workplace has fast become a hot topic in recent years, with employees increasingly placing it higher on their priority list than many other perks of the job. As wellbeing has a direct correlation to both productivity and creativity, it’s certainly not something to be ignored by employers or employees.
At Clement Windows, we’ve had the pleasure of working with many brands that place wellbeing at the top of the agenda, from installing our stunning steel framed doors and screens into a revamped office in Fleet Street to the iconic Battersea Power Station. We’ve been reflecting on how our interior screens really can make a difference to your office spaces, transforming them into a great place to work.
There have been many studies into the importance of natural light and the positive physical and mental impact it has on employees. On average, office workers with plenty of natural light exposure sleep 46 minutes longer than those who don’t, whilst those exposed to a little sunlight with some added greenery around the office have also been found to be 15% more creative. Perhaps more importantly, today’s potential employees are actually on the lookout for well-lit or inspiring spaces, with many citing their workplace environment as a number one priority.
Maximising natural light in commercial spaces isn’t always easy, especially in old, dark office buildings with areas that are often quite segmented. This is where internal glazed steel screens can really transform the office environment, creating the illusion of more light, airiness and a better sense of openness. Of course, the larger the windows, the more benefit you’ll gain in the way of natural light, but for large, broken up spaces, metal screens allow light to flow through to every corner.
Several years ago, specialist supplier of handmade artisan tiles, Bert & May, approached us to manufacture a steel and glass framed dividing window and door for its offices in Bethnal Green. Separating its working offices from the warehouse space and enabling the flow of light throughout, the steel screen is made from W20 sections and 6.4mm laminated glass units, then powder coated in our striking Anthracite Grey colour.
Incorporating double doors into a screen such as this means workers have the choice of closing off the space when greater privacy is required or opening both doors out wide and creating one big collaborative working space that is filled with as much light as possible – what could be better for wellbeing than that?
There are plenty of commercial buildings that could benefit from more natural light and multi-use spaces. We’re fortunate to work with all types of commercial partners, including restaurants, hotels and even vineyards!
Our recent work with Sedlescombe Vineyard, England’s oldest organic wine estate, helped to transform the shop and tasting room with a combination of steel windows, doors and screens. Floor to ceiling glass and matt grey frames reinforce the building’s unique character, whilst adding a modern touch and enabling partitioned areas for different uses.
Making your space a great place to work can start with something as simple as installing an interior steel screen. If you’re looking for ways to brighten up your space, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team.
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