Our fabric-covered office screens and partitions are manufactured with an internal wooden core. Chipboard, MFC or MDF are used, which is 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.
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 goes to upholstery for a durable, fire-retardant furniture fabric to be upholstered onto the screen. 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 social distancing screens are made from Perspex® acrylic or thermally toughened safety glass for a smooth, durable and transparent surface that’s easy to clean. They are available in unframed versions, or styles finished with a durable, non-porous aluminium frame for a modern look.