The role of a facilities manager in any organisation is multifaceted, encompassing many different and complex functions, from property and space strategy, design, planning, safety, management and maintenance, to supplier and product selection, contract management, and more.

However, when it comes to the operable wall requirements of facilities managers, Bildspec makes the specific task of managing the third-party supplier just that little bit easier. A facilities manager is often called upon to source moveable acoustic operable walls with the added responsibility of providing an adequately controlled acoustic space that not only meets the tenants’ expectations of efficient space management but is also compliant with health and safety regulations.

Since 1969, Bildspec has been the leader in building and supplying custom-made operable walls throughout Australia. The company manufactures, installs and services acoustic operable walls primarily for commercial, office and education-based applications. Reputed for providing industry-leading products within fast lead times, Bildspec’s assurance of value to customers encompasses price, quality, speed and excellent customer service.

Operable walls are especially popular in office environments and educational facilities as they make spaces more adaptable, allowing flexible use of interior areas. Bildspec works collaboratively with facilities management clients to ensure that the premises they manage embrace effective office layouts, noise and light management, and high aesthetic qualities.

Over their 50+ years in business, Bildspec has supplied operable walls to many high-quality office fitouts for various prestigious clients including BHP, Telstra, KPMG, Nike, Reserve Bank of Australia, Westpac, Qantas and more.

Bildspec has also supplied their movable walls to hundreds of schools, universities and TAFEs throughout the country. Bildspec is currently working on an NSW-based project to supply operable walls on behalf of facilities managers to schools such as Pennant Hills HS, Ermington PS, Hornsby Heights PS, Lane Cove West PS, Denistone East PS, and Cherrybrook PS.

What are acoustic operable walls?

Acoustic operable walls reduce the transfer of sound from adjacent spaces into the smaller individual space. Bildspec’s operable walls allow commercial tenants greater flexibility with their office spaces, enabling them to create meeting rooms, boardrooms and breakout rooms among others. These operable walls offer varying acoustic properties suited to each application.

Bildspec’s operable walls play an important role in providing an improved acoustic environment within educational/learning facilities. This is achieved by significantly reducing the transmission of external noise into each classroom. A single, large open plan area can be converted into multiple smaller spaces, helping create a series of classrooms, or areas can be sectioned off from others for various activities.

Operable walls can be made in glass or a combination of multiple solid materials including timber veneers, high pressure laminates, 2-pack polyurethane, colour back glass and fabric face finishes. Customers can choose the material or material combination based on the desired look, feel and acoustic environment.