Returning To The Office

This week many businesses around the UK would have had to have made the hard decision to return to the office whilst adhering to the government guidelines to keep their employees safe. Offices are being restructured to maintain a safe working distance between colleagues along with sanitising stations placed in various locations, screen dividers between desks and the constant cleaning of surfaces. Employers are doing their utmost to ensure that their employees have a safe working environment to effectively carry out their duties.

Why not go further and start adapting and enhancing the workplace to make it more comfortable to help improve productivity amongst the workforce. One thing we know most offices may suffer with is overheating during warmer days, especially now that most offices will have to switch off the air conditioning systems to prevent the spread of a virus. Overheating, otherwise known as solar heat gain, is caused by sunlight entering the space through vulnerable glazed areas, once the short wave radiation passes through the glass this is absorbed by furnishings (including interior blinds) within the space which then converts to long wave radiation which is what omits the heat that causes the room temperature to rise. Once converted to long wave radiation this is unable to pass back through the glazing, trapping the heat inside to cause an uncomfortable atmosphere, making it difficult to concentrate.

The most effective way to combat solar heat gain is to create a protective barrier on the exterior side of the glass to prevent the solar radiation from even entering the workspace. With our all-weather energy efficient Antiguan External Roller Blinds you can create a first line of defence, the resilient blind fabric will absorb and reflect upto 97% of the sun’s energy, keeping the glass free from being penetrated and preventing unnecessary overheating to help maintain a healthy working environment for the personnel.

If you would like to go further for your employees then contact us today and speak to one of our expert advisors about how we can help you create the ideal work space for your employees to thrive – 0344 800 1947 or alternatively you can obtain a FREE guide price using our price enquiry page.

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