Case Study: Partitioning a large office space

Client:Lawcris Panel Products

Location:West Yorkshire

Industry:Panel Products

Building:2 Storey Industrial Unit

Date:June 2014

After a recommendation was given to a nationwide panel products company about Rodley Interiors we were awarded the alluring project to fit out their new premises in West Yorkshire.

Highly visual run of offices with full height glazed modules.

Assessing the clients requirements

With the vision in mind to how we would transform the extensive area the brief was to create;

  • Sizeable office and meeting room areas.
  • Large open plan office space.
  • Smaller open plan office space.
  • Kitchen/Canteen area.

After many discussions and considerations on site to see how we could fully utilise the vast floor space a final design was agreed. We presented the client with 3d elevations and 2d layout plans outlining the composition of the works we would be carrying out. These comprehensive plans were then sent to Building Control for approval.

 Highly visual workspaces

To create these aesthetically pleasing run of offices we incorporated complementary styles of partitioning. Using both 75mm and 100mm Tenon Fire and Sound partitioning finished in the RAL colour 9006 Silver certainly enabled a grandeur feel as you enter the large workspace.

To keep a sense of privacy and sound retention the solid dividing walls between each office/meeting room were formed using SoundBloc plasterboards to a thickness of 100mm. Considering the overall high spec finish of the partitioning the SoundBloc boards were finished in a tape and fill technique forming flush walls, with a paint finish.


Lengthy run of formed offices and meeting rooms leaving a large open plan office area to the right.Manifestation film applied to the glass in Opal frost with company logo detail.
Emphasizing the feel of natural light

Ensuring natural light would penetrate every angle of the vast space was a key factor therefore we installed full height glazing throughout the install. The full height glazing allowed us to fully utilize the natural light that the space offered creating a bright and happy workspace.

Frosted manifestation

A frosted film was applied directly to the full height windows. The manifestation in Opal Frost was designed with the company logo cut out in a band effect to the top of the film. Rather than incorporating blinds within the glass manifestation was a quintessential way to add privacy to the office and meeting rooms.

Forming office divisions

Creating a practical yet eye-catching office dividing wall was another imperative part of the partitioning install. The dividing wall needed to seperate the large open plan space into 2 leaving one section seemingly bigger. In keeping with the theme of glazed partitioning we formed the division with half height double glazed modules. Allowing light to cascade through the top, leaving the bottom half solid for storage and filing cabinets to be stored against hidden from the large office space. We also fitted one full height double glazed partitioning module to the side of the double door set.


Walnut veneered single door sets with Satin Stainless Steel handles,latches and locks.Full height Walnut double door set with back to back T handles and long central vision panel.

High-specification doors

To conclude the elegant partitioning install, we installed both single and double door sets in a Walnut finish. We meandered this theme through the complete works.

With central vision panels to the floor to ceiling height doors this added the ideal finishing touch to the run of offices. The impressive double door set was installed within the office main dividing wall making it look a real feature.

Checkerboard style flooring

When it came to choosing the flooring we had to ensure the colour and finish complemented the whole fit out. The tiles we proposed were Progression Pin Stripe in the colour Lead Pipe.

The Progression tile was an ideal choice for this busy office due to its hardwearing properties the pile is also produced from solution dyed nylon entailing in no fading or loss of colour.

The deep charcoal colour and the pattern of the tile accompanied the richness of the Walnut doors effortlessly well.

To get the full effect of the tiles these were laid in a checkerboard style through the complete office fit out.

600mm x 600mm Dune Tegular Ceiling Tiles.Office kitchen install with White units and White goods installed.Offices formed with glass.

 Additional fit out services

In addition to the large partitioning install we also carried a full range of Office Fit Out Services to the 1st floor area;

  • New suspended ceiling using 600mm x 600mm Dune Tegular ceiling tiles
  • Non-slip vinyl to the Kitchen and toilet floor areas
  • Electrical works
  • Plumbing works within the new kitchen area
  • Install of new external window blinds
  • Supply and fitting of new kitchen and white goods
  • Full project management