Your glass wall architectural design phase questions, answered

We understand that when you choose to overhaul your workspace and incorporate glass walls and partitions, you’ll have questions. At MetroWall, we want to provide as much value to our readers and customers as we can and so we’ll answer your most pressing questions in one place.

Contemplating working with a glass partition manufacturer and have questions about the schematic design or design development? Check out our answers below.

1. I want glass partitions in my office space. What are my options?

MetroWall’s proprietary extrusions are the building blocks of our projects. 

Within our multiple systems we enjoy building bespoke solutions through options such as finishes, glazing types, hardware, door types, frame profiles, mullion details, etc.  We typically recommend a discovery meeting to review the options and hear about your goals for the project.

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2. I’m not sure what I want, can you help with design inspiration?

Absolutely.

Our experts can help to translate your ideas (no matter how vague) into a design. Through renderings, drafting details, case studies and R&D, we’ll use our industry knowledge and construction expertise to transform your workspace and come up with something unique to your business.

3. Do you survey the site?

Yes.

Our team will be with you from project kick off to project completion.. We’ll visit your site, take accurate measurements, assess site access and logistics and then manufacture, deliver and install. 

4. How much will a glass wall from MetroWall cost?  

The cost will vary depending on which options you choose to include but typical costs start at a few hundred dollars per linear foot and can climb over $1,000 per linear foot.

There are a large number of factors to consider that will influence the cost such as glass types, door functions, hardware selections, finish selections and more. A MetroWall representative can help you find a configuration that fits within your budget. 

5. How long will it take to complete my partition? I have tight deadlines

This varies depending on the glass partition manufacturer and installer that you work.

Factors you should consider when looking for a partner include things such as manufacturing location and complexity of supply chain. Manufacturers located overseas often have lead times of 8-12 weeks or more. Other solutions which involve separate manufacturers, dealers and installers may take 6-8 weeks.

At MetroWall, we’re a one-stop shop and will be with you from planning and design right through to final sign off. Our lead times are 3-4 weeks which is some of the fastest in North America.

6. I’m designing a new workspace and want to be sure that everything discussed at initial design makes it through to install. How can I ensure details won’t get missed along the way?

At MetroWall, we’re uniquely positioned as a manufacturer with integrated construction so we don’t have to hand over to external dealers or glaziers. 

MW are there for pre-construction right the way through to install and your MetroWall Project Manager will be on hand to oversee and advise every step of the way. The details are just as important to us as they are to you.

7. What are “hold to” dimensions? And do MetroWall use them?

In basic terms, “hold to” dimensions are measurements that are established as benchmarks and agreed to by all parties to perform their work such that the end result matches the “hold to” dimensions.

At MetroWall, we don’t use them because we don’t really need to. Every project has a Project Superintendent who will come to site to verify each opening to ensure there is little room for error. The Superintendent will also work closely with carpenters and other trades on site. 

Our flexible lead times mean we don’t go into pre production as early as our competitors so we can work to exact specifications.  Having said that, if needed, we can coordinate hold dimensions as well.

8. I want to use MetroWall for my glass partition. What do I do next?

Get in touch! Drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll take it from there. 

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