Partitioning experts, Style recently completed the design and installation of a modern moveable wall system as part of the refurbishment of a substantial family home in Manchester. Transforming living arrangements, a partitioning wall in a residential house offers the perfect balance between open-plan living and individual rooms.
Julian Sargent, Style managing Director, says "We are experiencing a noticeable increase in enquiries from interior designers and house builders wanting to incorporate partitioning walls into larger residential properties. With hi-tech moveable walls now delivering impressive levels of acoustic privacy, home-owners can successfully enjoy aspirational open-plan living without losing any of the benefits of individual rooms whenever required.
With a 44dB acoustic rating, Style recommended DORMA Variflex as the best solution. Effortless to open and close, the lightweight panels can easily be moved into place by any member of the family. Available in a vast array of finishes to match any interior, Variflex panels have the added advantage that they come separate to the frame, allowing the family to replace damaged or scuffed panels at any time. If a complete re-decoration is desired in the future, all panel finishes can be updated at the lowest possible cost.
Variflex also provides a wide choice of stacking / parking arrangements, explains Andy Gibson, Styles director for the North of England. In this house, the arrangement was relatively straightforward but when you encounter more complex room proportions, where sloping ceilings or circular spaces have to be accommodated, its a pleasure to work with. This is a great example of how families can create flexibility within their home.