Division of space both in commercial and residential settings is very important which is why people spend a lot designing the inner layout of a building. With that being said, the problems with dry or masonry walls are that once it is made and put in place, they can’t be altered without bleeding your bank accounts dry.
That is not the case anymore! Cue in operable walls – this durable, reliable, innovative and cost-efficient invention has made it really easy for anyone to modify a given space into the layout they have in mind.
An operable wall system has movable wall panels that are made using highly durable, flexible and lightweight wall panels that can be moved either manually or automatically. The system can easily be installed inside a home or a commercial space without breaking a sweat!
This post won’t be discussing any further details about the system as a whole but will rather focus on certain things (specification to be exact) that one should look for when they are choosing an operable wall system.
So without any further ado, let’s get down to it now, shall we!?
Each component of the system should be lightweight and sturdy
Always make sure that you are choosing an operable wall system that has wall panels made using durable but lightweight material. This will make sure that the pressure exerted by the individual panels of the system on the floor of the space is minimised, if not nullified.
If you have chosen an operable wall system that has heavy wall panels, it can result in the floor of the space getting damaged every time you are modifying the layout! So, choose wisely.
Make sure that the panels are capable of high acoustic intensity
As per your preferences and needs, you should choose operable wall systems that are acoustically insulated. If you are planning to install the system in an area of a commercial building where frequent board meetings and conferences will be held, it is best to choose a system that has high acoustic intensity.
Soundproofing is also essential when you are planning to install an operable wall system in your open layout home. To make sure that the bedroom area is well insulated from outside ambient noise so that you can catch a good night’s sleep, invest in an operable wall system that is capable of high acoustic intensity.
The thickness (width) of the panels
Insulation is an important aspect when you are investing in an operable wall system. Irrespective of the weather conditions outside, you need to make sure that you and the rest of the individuals inside the confines of the movable wall system are cosy.
This will only be possible when you have chosen a movable wall system whose individual wall panels are thick enough to keep the outside air from entering the space.
Summing this post with a rather green note – the environment is changing for the worse which is why you should choose operable wall systems that are made using eco-friendly material. Be sure that you are buying the whole system in bulk from a single source and ask them to come over, give the demo and install the same. Always opt for AMCs given you want to use the system for years to come and that too without a hiccup.