In today’s dynamic and versatile world, adaptability is critical when optimizing spaces for different needs and activities. Traditional fixed walls limit the functionality of a room, but there is a better solution that can help you unlock the full potential of your space: operable walls.

These innovative partitions transform how we use and configure spaces, providing the flexibility and efficiency required in various environments.

Operable walls, operable partitions, or movable or portable modular walls can quickly and easily divide or open up a large area into smaller sections as needed. Implement these systems in commercial spaces such as office buildings, hotels, conference centers, and educational institutions.

Read on to learn about the benefits and features of operable walls. To see more office storage solutions, visit our market page.

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Benefits of Operable Walls

portable modular wallsOperable walls offer several benefits in creating flexible and adaptable spaces. The systems:

  • Allow for efficient space usage and multifunctionality by dividing a large area into multiple smaller spaces
  • Reconfigure easily to afford flexibility
  • Provide effective sound insulation and control
  • Offer the ability to create private and visually separated areas within a larger space
  • Enhance aesthetics and integrate with existing interior design
  • Adaptable for future changes
  • Reduce the need for permanent construction and contribute to sustainable building design
  • Ensure durability and longevity with high-quality construction
  • Reduce overall costs associated with modifying your building layout
  • Install more quickly than traditional construction

How Operable Walls Work

Operable walls are flexible partitions that allow you to divide a large space into smaller sections or open up the area when needed. The operable wall panels are supported by an overhead track system which guides the panel movement. Operable wall partitions slide along the track to connect to a wall or fold out of the way to open up a space.

The movable partitions can be controlled by hand or automatically. A simple unlocking mechanism allows the panels to slide along a track smoothly, enabling easy space reconfiguration for manual operation. Alternatively, automated systems utilize modern technology to open, close, and stack the panels at the touch of a button, providing convenience and saving time.

Operable Wall Features and Options

operable wallsOperable wall partitions are available in a range of models and specifications. Construction materials include steel, high-density laminate, and glass. You can choose from a variety of colors and finishes.

Other features and options of operable wall systems include:

  • Individual, paired, or continuously hinged panels
  • Straight-line or multi-directional track systems
  • Manual or electronic operation
  • Class A flame spread rating
  • Acoustic rating up to STC 55
  • Wrap-around panel edges
  • Light or heavy duty
  • Up to 60′ high

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Contact Us for Operable Walls

Southwest Solutions Group provides design and installation services for office operable wall systems and similar applications. We will also provide a free consultation to determine your needs and specifications before the design begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 800-803-1083 or send us a message today.



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“Working with Southwest Solutions including Matt, Susan, and especially Brad was great. They provide amazing customer service. Brad and the install team were especially great. Very professional, easy to work with, and did the work quickly and very well with very little input from us. If we need help with carousel storage moves, parts, or new equipment we will start with Southwest Solutions. ”

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“The team at Southwest Solutions were nothing short of fantastic. First meeting with Craig, I received a customized design, in person, based on my office needs while still maintaining an efficient layout and being cost effective. Craig explained everything clearly, allowing me to understand that as modular mill-work, I would be able to move it if I ever changed offices, but without the added sales pressure to immediately make a decision. Once I had decided, I worked with Chris who assisted in picking out the finishes and scheduling the delivery and installation. The professionalism of Craig and Chris spoke volumes and I would highly recommend anyone looking to transform or fit-out an office to contact Southwest Solutions.”

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“I want to let you know that we all really appreciated your team mentality, professionalism and dedication shown on this project. It was a pleasure working with you and your office and we look forward to many more. Please pass along my gratitude to everyone who worked on this project. Thanks! ”

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“I just want to take a minute to let you know how good of a job your install crew did yesterday. They were quick, fast, courteous and very consensus during the install. They were awesome to say the least. Being in the service business ourselves, we know that you can never hear the words “Good Job” often enough. Please pass this along to your crew.”
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