Modular walls have many different names. But aren’t they all the same thing? Nope, there are actually 3 different types: demountable, movable and glass front. So what kind of modular wall should your company choose? Really, it depends on what you’re looking to get out of them. We can help you figure that out. Here is a short breakdown of each type of modular wall.
Drywall: The Opposite of Modular Walls
Before we get started on modular walls, it would be helpful to get a refresher on drywall because it’s the most common type of wall. Drywall is
- constructed on-site of gypsum board by a licensed general contractor
- has a lower first-cost
- offers no flexibility to move once constructed
- no re-use means higher waste/landfill fees
Alright, now that you know why you want a modular wall, let’s take a look at what makes each type different and what they have to offer your company.
Demountable walls are similar to drywall in that everything is still constructed on-site, almost like the IKEA furniture of walls. But demountable walls
- give you improved design choices and aesthetics
- offer the ability to customize and change the work environment
- have pieces “clipped” into place that can be switched at any time
If you aren’t looking to move the entire wall, but just want to make frequent aesthetic changes, demountable walls are perfect.
Movable walls are built completely off-site at the manufacturer’s facility. This means you get
- better quality control and a more uniform product
- quick on-site installation by a factory-trained team
- very few parts: ceiling/floor channels, wall panels/doors, trim/finishing pieces and data components
- an extremely easy wall to relocate
If your company needs the flexibility to quickly divide and create space, movable walls will be the best option.
Glass Front Walls
Glass front walls are something in-between demountable and movable walls. They are
- specified without vertical posts
- constructed with butt-glazing techniques to eliminate visual breaks
- the best solution for getting day-lighting into a space
- not as easy to move or relocate
If your company wants to create an open space while still maintaining some privacy, glass front walls will be the right solution.
Get More Info About Modular Walls
This is just a quick run-down of each type of modular wall. And no matter which wall your company chooses – demountable, movable, or glass front – you will still have a wall that is more flexible and more sustainable than drywall.