Our fabric-covered meeting pods and partitions are made with an internal wooden core in chipboard, MFC or MDF (wood formed from wood chips, bonded into a particleboard, impregnated with paper and sometimes a resin). This wood is easy to cut and shape and is how most office furniture is constructed. This internal core is then upholstered in a fire-retardant fabric and finished with a PVC or aluminium frame.
For our standard fabric-covered office partitions & meeting pods, the wooden screen core is cut to a specific size of height and width, depending on your requirements, on a wall-mounted panel saw. Any CNC work is then done, for edging, grooves or recesses needed for the particular style of partition. Once the screen is manufactured the core is upholstered in a durable, fire retardant furniture fabric. Some screen fabric requires gluing, especially if it is curved, or it is stapled to the wooden core. Stapling fabric to a core, or ‘carcass’ is the same construction method used in chair and sofa upholstery. At this point of construction, wipeable laminates, anti-microbial surface preparations or pinnable material can be applied.
Once cutting and fabric upholstery have been completed, partitions are then edged or framed with either a PVC or aluminium edging strips or framework to aid aesthetical appearance, rigidity or for linking capabilities. If the screens are to be linked, an additional linking strip is included so you can join multiple screens together to allow you the functionality of partitioning large areas or segregating offices with increased stability and safety.
Stabilising feet, castor wheels, linking sections or desk clamps are made from pressed steel that is powder coated for durability. At this stage these are added to your screen order which is then all carefully packed in protective polythene and protective cardboard. Foam corners are added to the corners of the screen to protect it during transit.
Our Glazed and Partially Glazed office pods feature a combination of fabric-covered screens and thermally toughened safety glass panels with an aluminium frame for a floor-to-ceiling meeting pod solution.