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Buyers Guide:

Office Screens

Go into any office and the chances are that you’ll see an office screen; be it a desk screen or a floor standing screen. They’re everywhere – to the point where you probably don’t even realise they’re there anymore.

That being said, this seemingly straightforward piece of office furniture can quickly become a nightmare to order thanks to the massive product range and complicated industry jargon.

This buyer’s guide has been expertly written to help you get your head around the complex world of office screens whilst ensuring you spend your money on the most suitable solution.

What Is An Office Screen?

Office screens are a type of office partition. They are mostly used to provide privacy in the workplace, but they can also be used to display notices with hook and loop tape.

Available as freestanding or desk mounted, office screens are a temporary solution that helps to create private working environments.

Typically constructed from a wooden board core and covered with fabric, office screens can also be used to reduce noise pollution by adding sound absorbing foam padding which can significantly increase work productivity by removing distractions.

Office screens are known by lots of names, including:

  • Office partitions
  • Office partition screens
  • Desk dividers
  • Privacy screens
  • Concertina screens
  • Room dividers
  • Acoustic screen
  • Acoustic boards
  • Office panels

Why Choose An Office Screen?

Office screens are a great, and often a necessary investment for any business because they are:

  • Low on cost
  • Can be used almost anywhere
  • Multifunctional office furniture
  • Ideal for open plan offices
  • Increase productivity and concentration
  • Creates tidy agile working spaces
  • Adaptable to any environment
  • Available with fast lead time
  • Available in a wide variety of sizes and styles
  • Flexible and movable office screens
  • Acoustic options for noise reduction

Office screens provide many benefits to the working environment. They create individual working spaces giving employees their own private space to work. They are perfect for reducing noise pollution in open plan offices helping employees to concentrate and preform better.

Our moveable office screens also provide a solution for creating the perfect office layout with agile working spaces for different departments.

Office screens are also great for covering up unsightly wires and cabling issues that many offices must consider. Not only do they keep the office space looking tidy, with the number of designs and colours available they bring a bright, bold and modern aesthetic.

As most office screens are both flexible and portable, it its extremely easy to redesign the office layout to accommodate for new office desks and equipment.

Office screens are extremely adaptable and can be used for lots of different applications within several types of settings, including:

  • Open plan offices
  • Call centres
  • Training rooms
  • Leisure centres
  • Staff rooms
  • Schools
  • Reception areas
  • Libraries
  • Universities & college
  • Community centres
  • Canteens & breakout rooms
  • Showrooms
Open Plan Office
Training Rooms
Reception Area
Call Centre

What Types Of Office Screens Are There?

Office screens come in many varieties to suit all types of office and workplace environments. The most popular types of screens that we supply are:

1. Office Dividers

Office dividers are modular partition screens that allow you to segregate areas in an open plan office space to provide privacy and effectively reduce noise pollution.

Room dividers are ideal for creating individual departmental sections in large open spaces or personal workstations which helps to create a flexible, efficient and productive workforce.

They are affordable, functional, versatile and available in a wide range of styles including mobile office dividers, free standing partitions, clear acrylic screens as well as printed office screens which offer an additional benefit of visible company branding throughout the office.

  • Range of sizes and styles available
  • Integrates social distancing measures
  • Reduces noise pollution in busy environments
  • Branded office dividers available
  • Cost-effective screen solutions
  • Linkable & reconfigurable dividers
  • In-stock options for next day delivery

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2. Glazed And Acrylic Office Screens

Glazed and acrylic office screens offer a contemporary solution to create privacy in the workplace. You can choose from a range of different colour finishes, as well as Perspex desk screens or floor standing acrylic screens. The glazed panels are great for creating private working spaces but without blocking out light and visibility and reducing communication. Glazed dividers are also ideal for integrating social distancing measures in the workplace and help to create safe workplaces in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The see-through, clear vision panels create a physical protective barrier which helps with virus control but without minimising the ability to collaborate and work together. These clear Perspex screens benefit from easy-clean, wipeable surfaces that are extremely easy to maintain and keep sanitised to ensure a hygienic environment for everyone to go about their day to day activities.

  • Ideal social distancing screens
  • Freestanding protection barriers
  • Hygienic, wipeable, easy clean surfaces
  • Ideal for customer-facing and office environments
  • Creates a physical separation barrier
  • Bespoke sizes available on request
  • Choice of colour finishes
  • Available in a variety of sizes

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3. Social Distancing Screens

Social distancing screens are an ideal solution for businesses that need to react to the changing economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Clear office screens act as a physical protective barrier enabling your business to operate safely and efficiently, whilst protecting your staff from threat of infection.

Sneeze screens help with virus control and prevention of infection due to their wipeable, easy to clean surfaces that if sanitised and maintained regularly, can help reduce the spread of infection creating a safer workplace.

These hygienic Covid barriers can be positioned between desks and quickly deployed to any location where a separation screen is needed. Dividing Perspex screens help to ease the minds of employees that their working environment is safe to work in therefore maximising productivity and concentration.

  • Hygienic screens for safer workstations
  • Ideal social distancing screens
  • Clear glazed surfaces that allow light and visibility
  • Wipeable, easy to clean and sanitise
  • Perspex or acrylic glass barriers
  • Effective virus control screens
  • Moveable and reconfigurable
  • Freestanding, desk mounted and mobile options
  • Demountable screens are easy to install in any location

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4. In Stock Office Screens

In stock office screens are our most popular range of office screens. They are available for next day dispatch when ordered before 11am, making them a cost-effective and time-effective solution. You can choose from a desk screen or freestanding floor screen. Available in a wide choice of widths and heights. Each display screen is covered with luxury loop nylon fabric in either red, grey, blue or black.

  • Low-cost, entry-level option
  • Desk screen or floor screen
  • Four fabric colours
  • Several heights and widths available
  • Next day dispatch when ordered before 11am

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5. Desk Screens

Desk screens are used to create individual booths between computer stations. Not only do desk screens give employees and students privacy when working; they also add a neat and professional finishing touch to any workplace. Mounted on to desk using a metal clamp, desk screens provide privacy for employees and can be used to reduce distractions & increase productivity. Desk screens can be linked together to create right-angle screens which are perfect for separating out multiple desks within a desk pod.

  • Affordable screen solution
  • Range of widths and heights available
  • Supplied with desk clamps
  • Different shapes available
  • Covered with fire rated fabric
  • Choice of 12 fabric colours
  • Bespoke sizes available
  • Linkable screens

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6. Floor Screens

Floor screens are great for sectioning off areas within the workplace such as break out corners and meeting booths. They can be used as a privacy screen in front of office desks so that visitors cannot see underneath desk and cables are not in sight. They’re also commonly used in GP surgeries to provide privacy for patients filling out forms and booklets.

  • Five heights and widths to choose from
  • Portable and easy to store
  • Stabilising feet included
  • Curved screens also available
  • Next day dispatch on in-stock options
  • Available in a variety of colours and styles
  • Fire rated fabric
  • Can be linked together to create larger screens

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7. Acoustic Office Screens

Acoustic office screens are manufactured to absorb noise in large, open-plan offices. There are two types of acoustic office screens: standard and premium. Premium acoustic office screens are slightly thicker and more effective at absorbing noise and therefore at helping to reduce distractions in the workplace. The sound absorbing foam can significantly reduce noise in working environments therefore making working office more effective.

  • Sound absorbing desk screens and floor screens
  • Two thicknesses – 35mm and 60mm
  • Partially glazed and curved options available
  • Designed to reduce noise pollution
  • Helps to create productive working offices
  • Suitable for linking together

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8. Concertina Screens

Concertina screens are a movable and portable type of office screen. These large format screens are often used as room dividers within schools, offices, NHS buildings and community centres. Castor wheels and a foldable frame make them easy to store away when not in use.

  • Three sizes available
  • Covered with fire rated fabric
  • Mounted on locking castor wheels
  • 6 fabric colours to choose from
  • Easy to move and store

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9. Office Pods

Office pods are ideal for creating private meeting rooms or offices in large, modern and open plan working environments. Available in a wide range of sizes, colours and styles, you can create your own unique office pod with a choice of glazed or fabric covered walls. They have been designed to create a quiet space for collaborative teamwork and are often used to create a room within a room. Despite them being available in many different sizes, they still remain easy to disassemble and reassemble in a different location in the event of a change in the office layout.

  • Bespoke designs available
  • Promotes collaborative teamwork
  • Useful room within a room
  • Ideal for many different locations
  • Can be designed to suit your office space
  • Optional professional installation
  • Unique design service available

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Explore Our Ranges

We have five different ranges of office screens each with their own unique specifications. Our range includes floor standing screens, desk partitions, acoustic office screens with the option of glazed or fabric covered panels. Browse our ranges to see which office screen best suits your application.

Why Choose XL Displays For An Office Screen?

We have been in the events and exhibition industry for over 20 years and office screens have always been a core display product of ours.

We only ever supply office screens that have been manufactured in the UK to ensure maximum product quality.

Our outstanding customer rating demonstrates the quality of our products and the 5* customer service that comes with it.