VetroScreen, the new clamped and free-standing desktop sneeze and cough guard from Bohle, has been chosen by Brighton’s iconic Grand Hotel to protect staff and guests during Covid-19.
Supplied by SGS Glass Products in June, Bohle’s freestanding option was installed in the world-famous hotel’s reception and concierge.
Nick Lewis, Managing Director, SGS Glass Products, said: “The hotel was delighted with them. They look fantastic, far neater than competitor systems.
“We did the main reception and concierge in 10mm glass. Weight was a concern, the glass was 800mm high, so it is quite heavy but with the returns which we jointed with Bohle jointing strips and the adhesive on the bottom, it was incredibly stable, without having to drill and permanently fix into the surface.”
The Grand Hotel Brighton was originally completed in 1864 then re-built in part after the 1984 bombing. It features as a backdrop to annual political party conferences, and in the film Quadrophenia, which immortalised the 1964 running battles between Mods and Rockers. Available either as a clamped or free-standing option, VetroScreen, has been developed by Bohle as a screen solution for hotels, receptions, bars and screen adjacent desks in open-plan offices.
Able to accommodate glass thicknesses of 4mm to 10mm, the weighted desktop version used by SGS Glass Products in Brighton is manufactured in high quality powder coated aluminium and steel with a high-performance adhesive base. This provides a solid foundation for glass screens typically of up to 800mm high dependent on application. A clamp on version is also designed to be fitted in minutes, sliding over the edges of a desk or table and tightened. This creates a secure fix without drilling for screens typically up to 1000mm high, dependent on risk assessment.
“They’re good to fit”, continued Nick. “The biggest challenge is lining them up so the glass slots in perfectly because once they’re stuck on, they’ve very secure.
“At the start there was a lot of plastic supplied but you need to clean it with alcohol and it discolours. Glass is a far better solution, especially where installations may be there permanently or at the very least for some time.
“The Bohle product is very neat, it’s very stable, looks good and is easy to fit.”