Desk Dividers: A Modern Solution for Start-Ups

Posted by Panelscreens on 4th Jan 2024

Desk Dividers: A Modern Solution for Start-Ups

From 2021 to 2022, there were 753,168 new companies in the UK, and according to domain giant 123Reg, Britons were up to 10% more likely to start a new business in January rather than any other year.

Rent is one of the first challenges new business owners encounter. How can they create professional corporate environments without committing to big office spaces and monthly fees?

Office desk dividers are a modern solution to a modern problem. Business owners across the UK use desk divider panels to make their offices as efficient and as acoustically sound as possible, no matter the size.

Benefits of Desk Divider Screens

True to their name, desk dividers are designed to separate desk spaces. Most dividers have clamp systems that adjust to fit each desk, while others are freestanding, which makes transporting them much easier.

Compared to full-scale office screens, desk divider screens are only a fraction of the size and cost. They are the best option for start-up businesses that might move premises once, twice, or three times before finally settling on a bigger and better space.

Office desk dividers allow you to:

  • Create private spaces - Dividers create private alcoves in even the busiest collaborative environments.
  • Boost concentration - When office workers have individual spaces, they can concentrate on their tasks.
  • Create customised panels - Our dividers are available in a wide range of fabrics and colours to suit any space.

Types of Desk Divider Panels & Where to Use Them

Business owners can choose from freestanding, acoustic, pinnable, acrylic, and budget dividers.

Freestanding Desk Dividers for Hot-Desking

Hot-desking has emerged as one of the most attractive options for business owners who want their space (and their money) to stretch as far as possible. It goes hand-in-hand with hybrid working and has been proven to decrease office costs by as much as 30%.

Freestanding desk divider panels are compatible with flexible work environments. Unlike other divider systems, which are often installed with clamps, freestanding dividers are independent structures. They stand alone, without support from additional fixtures.

In a hot-desking environment, freestanding panels are invaluable. They combat some of the main concerns about hot-desking, including the lack of privacy. By using movable dividers, business owners can create private workspaces in just a few seconds.

Acoustic Desk Screens in Collaborative Spaces

When you are searching for a suitable workspace, soundscapes might be the last thing on your mind. But soundscapes can have a massive impact on your employees. A study from Cornell University found that even low-level exposure to noise in open-plan offices increases the production of the stress hormone epinephrine, resulting in behavioural implications linked to a decrease in motivation.

Acoustic desk screens are specifically designed to absorb unwanted sounds. They contain a sound-absorbing core that is flanked by acoustic insulation and covered in fabric. When sound waves come into contact with Muffle 70 Acoustic Desk Screens, they are instantly absorbed into thousands of air pockets.

In collaborative environments, acoustic desk partitions are a must. They sit at eye level, meaning they absorb the most common sound waves that travel between colleagues. Peers can concentrate on their tasks without feeling frustrated by the sound of typing, chatting, and phone calls.

Pinnable Office Desk Dividers for Busy Teams

It is no secret that new businesses struggle for space. Start-ups often begin at home, which leaves business owners scrabbling to organise their to-do lists, important documents, and memos.

Pinnable office desk dividers transform standard dividers into multi-functional assets. Our pinnable products have all the standard features that you would expect, but they are also pinboards. Edge Fabric 58 is one of our most popular pinnable products. When space is at a premium, business owners can use the surface of the divider as a placeholder for all their essential documents.

Acrylic Desk Divider Screens for Small Spaces

Small rooms can be intimidating, especially for people who are more interested in business than interior design. But with careful planning, you can transform even the smallest space into a functional office.

Acrylic desk divider screens are great for people who want to create private alcoves without cordoning off entire areas. U Shield is one of our best sellers, and for good reason. This screen will curve around your desk to create an all-in-one barrier against airborne bacteria and sound waves.

The see-through acrylic material blurs the boundary between private and public. Transparent dividers are ideal for businesses that deal with sensitive information. You might see this kind of divider inside the offices of financial institutions such as banks.

Budget Desk Dividers for Temporary Spaces

Budget desk divider panels can make all the difference, especially when furnishings are a secondary concern. Business owners often have big dreams about their future offices, but everyone has to start somewhere. Whether you’re working from home or making use of a temporary space, budget dividers add professionalism to every environment.

Budget Smooth Desk Screen is the most popular option in our affordable range. This 20mm thick screen has rounded corners, two height options, and fire-retardant upholstery. Even better, we will deliver it to your office in anywhere from 5 to 10 working days.

If you are on a tighter budget, you might like our Fast Delivery DAMS Desk Partition Screen. This 30mm thick screen is available in Camira Cara fabric in two colours and will be at your office within 72 hours.

The Office Interiors Specialists

Not sure where to start? We offer a consultation service to people who want to improve their offices. Our designers will recommend colours, fabrics, and sound-absorbent furnishings that suit your space.

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