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The Difference Between Frameless and Framed Glass Walls

Amelia Grant

September 26, 2019

Fortunately, there is a viable solution to tackle these negative consequences of a lack of space in offices. It's glass! With glass facades and walls, offices feel a lot bigger than they really are. Providing a light open space, even when the windows are in several walkways throughout the room, the glass provides clear lines of vision that help team members to collaborate. In this article, we compare framed and frameless glass walls.

Framed glass walls

Framed structures provide transparency while strengthening glass with completely framed panels. As a rule, they offer a higher level of safety and noise reduction than frameless constructions. Take into account frame installations for rooms that require more sound control, such as offices and large conference rooms. Because of the metal frame on the floor, ceiling and walls, frame systems effectively weaken the transmission of sound and add a structural definition without violating the line of sight. 

Glass wall systems with a frame and pivoting doors ensure the aesthetic attraction of glass walls with the advantages of full framing. If there are uneven floors that make it difficult to install glass walls, a full-frame provides a useful solution. Frame installations allow doors to swing freely, or closing devices can be hidden in the ceiling or floor to control swing doors. 

Completely framed by metal glass panels give rigidity and provide greater sound insulation while maintaining the purity of the lines of sight.

The door’s edge should rest in a brush-lined channel built into the frame post. Fully framed installations also help eliminate gaps between the panels themselves and between the panels and the surrounding structure. If more sound attenuation is required, for example, when the conference room is next to your private office, consider removable double glass panels. This method provides openness and security, combining transparency with sound protection. You can use monolithic panels of laminate or marker board to create an even more secluded space.

Full frame collapsible panels can be up to 10 feet high and can be assembled in many configurations. They can be reconfigured to meet new requirements when changing office space with minimal cost and disruption.

Frameless glass walls

Frameless glass provides the workspace with pure elegance and configurations with a swing door allow the installer to adjust the design to almost any demand.

Sliding doors for office facades, small conference rooms, and other spaces provide clear lines of sight. Using a smooth top guide and a simple u-channel to support the bottom, the installer can hide the frame, providing a transition between the office and space outside. Think about hidden rollers that work on a compact track by choosing the traditional sliding operation for a glass door. This will provide the advantages of both versatility and strength, as well as creating a minimalist openness.

In the case of automatic interior doors, silence is almost always required. The selection of closing mechanisms that regulate the closing speed will help prevent the sliding door from opening and closing too quickly.

Swing doors should also meet many of the same design requirements. Producers supply equipment items such as patch fittings that combine with metal railings and powerful door closers. Thay can be hidden on the floor or ceiling to provide a clear look.


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