Office interior elements
The interiors of office buildings are often refurbished frequently, typically after less than 10 years – with a change of tenant, for example. These operations release significant quantities of potentially reusable materials such as modular partitions and suspended ceilings. At the present time, some companies are specialising in the salvage of materials such as modular partitions walls, raised floor systems, suspended ceilings, carpet tiles...
Among the products available at modern salvage dealers, one can find:
- modular partitions and doors that are part of the system.
- glass partitions.
- suspended ceiling systems: different formats and materials.
- raised floors systems
For generic elements, the recorded prices in Belgium, the Netherlands and France are usually ~50% of the price of the new equivalent.
For more characteristic elements, the prices can be higher.
Did you know?
Since 2003, a European standard (EN 12600) requires the use of glass meeting higher resistance classes for partitions made entirely of glass. The standard became fully applicable in the different Member States during the following years. When dealing with a glass partition system dating from this period or earlier, you should check the resistance class of the glass. If necessary, a handrail should be provided, or the glass should be strengthened using transparent protective film.