Everything you need to know about 3M Fasara
As the leading signage experts in northern Brisbane, we ensure that our clients benefit from the very latest branding and signage products. One of our specialities is the 3M Fasara range of window films or glass finishes. These films are ideal for office spaces that utilise glass partitions, because they increase the aesthetics of the spaces, provide privacy, reduce noise and help natural light to filter throughout the area.
If you’re considering an office renovation to modernise your spaces or increase productivity, an open layout with glass partitions is a sensible approach. This is because employees feel much more comfortable if they can retain an element of privacy at work, and employers are happy because they are not compromising on the use of space. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of glass partitions in the workplace, followed by the features and benefits of the 3M Fasara range of window films.
Key benefits of glass partitions in office spaces
Some people believe that the only way to promote productivity is to provide staff with individual offices, as this layout optimises privacy, as well as peace and quiet. Others feel that the camaraderie promoted by an open plan design is much better for promoting efficiency and teamwork amongst their staff.
Instead of opting for one of these layouts to later discover that it doesn’t work as well as you hoped, why not go for the middle ground? This is to use an open plan layout with glass partitions that provides both privacy and the open feel that promotes teamwork amongst your staff. If you’re still not convinced that glass partitions are suitable for your office spaces, here are five benefits of this design approach, along with one very big disadvantage. Don’t worry about the disadvantage however, because, as you will soon realise, our 3M Fasara window films fix that problem!
1. Increased flexibility
Glass partitions can either be fixed or demountable, the latter allowing you to change the layout of a space. It seems to defeat the purpose to make these glass partitions fixed, because you eliminate one of their best features, which is that you can quickly rearrange your office spaces to match your changing needs. It’s easy to see that remodelling a traditional office and removing walls is a massive and expensive undertaking, whilst moving glass partitions around is a much more flexible option.
2. Increased privacy
Glass partitions provide sufficient privacy for staff to hold meetings with other staff members, suppliers, clients, and so on. Depending on the layout of these partitions, they can significantly reduce distractions, such as chatter from other offices being heard by everyone else, keeping conversations private. From an employer’s point of view, this element of privacy that’s so important to staff also increases efficiency because glass panels encourage staff to be seen to be working, rather than relaxing at their desk.
3. Increased productivity
Many employees don’t like to sit in an open plan office where every move can be seen by everyone else in the office. They can feel uncomfortable at work, becoming distracted and not operating at optimum efficiency. The addition of glass partitions, however, reduces this feeling of exposure (even though they know they can be seen) and can help to increase productivity as staff feel more secure in their surroundings.
4. Increased light
The addition of glass partitions can flood a dark office space with natural light, simply because there are no walls to block the flow of this light. Staff working in dark spaces can become tired and less productive, which makes glass partitions a very effective strategy for increasing productivity. Let’s not forget however, that when you increase natural light in a space you also reduce the need for electrical lighting, which in turn, cuts down on your energy bills.
5. Increased aesthetics
Glass partitions make an office space look modern and up to date. This not only demonstrates to your staff that they are working for a company that cares about its corporate image, but also the welfare of their employees. Office aesthetics also has a positive impact on clients who appreciate the elegant and streamlined designs of glass partitions. This can be a very important factor when you’re trying to gain new clients for your company.
What’s the disadvantage of using glass partitions?
The one big disadvantage of glass partitions is that people don’t notice they exist and can walk right into them! This means that for safety reasons, you need to apply some sort of visual band that can be easily seen by everyone as they approach these partitions. The solution is our 3M Fasara window films, which offer much more than increased safety.
Key benefits of 3M Fasara window films for office spaces
The 3M Fasara window films allow you to achieve the level of privacy required by your staff, whilst also introducing an innovative aesthetic design. With a collection of over 100 different designs, you can add textures, geometric designs, stripe cut-outs, and even fabric effects to your glass partitions. You can create a truly unique design for your glass panels, at a fraction of the cost of etching or sandblasting glass. Here are three more key benefits of adding these quality window films to your glass panels.
1. Easy to install
The installation process for these films is very simple, so there will be minimal interference with your workday. Our team of specialist technicians use the very latest adhesive technology to accurately install your chosen designs quickly and efficiently.
2. UV resistant
The 3M Fasara window films block out 99% of UV rays, cutting down on the heat that can build up in offices during the day, and reducing your energy bills. As you already know, UV rays can fade carpets and furnishings as well, so our window films also help to keep your office spaces looking fresh for longer.
3. Durable & cost effective
The 3M Fasara window films are long lasting, durable, and very cost effective. We have already mentioned that they are budget friendly, costing much less than sandblasting and glass etching. These films will last for as long as they serve a purpose and if you want to change the designs at some time in the future, this can be easily accomplished with minimal downtime.
For more information on using these high quality window films in your office, contact us at the Brisbane Image Group using our contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can or an alternative is send an email enquiry.