Screenflex Portable Partitions - The World’s Most Versatile Room Dividers

Screenflex News » 4th February 2010

Screenflex at UWE

Screenflex creates perfect exam conditions at UWE, landing its biggest order yet

Screenflex has supplied its portable room dividing systems to the University of the West of England (UWE) to help them make the best use of a new building; previously office space for Hewlett Packard – and to create the perfect conditions for examinations to take place.

Dawn Stephens, Central Examinations Manager comments, “The new building was primarily refurbished as an exhibition centre for the university where we could host events and showcase work by the students.  However, the requirement for examination rooms also needed to be met by this new facility.  Walking into the building, the space was a vast area that we felt would be extremely daunting for the students when about to sit an exam.  It was with this in mind that we approached Screenflex to help create a more ‘friendly’ environment.  Screenflex came up with the idea of splitting the area into six separate sections seating up to 250 students each, using 70 of their screens.”


Screenflex at UWE

Alex Ayres, Managing Director of Screenflex UK says, “The order from UWE, which is the biggest we’ve landed yet, is testament to the quality, flexibility and durability of our products.  Our partitions are ideal for examination usage as they can absorb 30-55% of the sound in a room, stopping it from feeling too big and echoing, whilst also keeping discreet noises to a minimum for maximum concentration. “For this project we visited the university to determine the best layout and once agreed set up the system to ensure it met the brief.  Although purchased for the specific purpose of dividing the room during examination periods, the screens are also used for exhibitions and other events taking place at the university throughout the year.”

Screenflex portable room dividers allow any space to be sectioned into separate areas or rooms to be set up instantly within an open plan office.

Key benefits of the system include:

  • Really simple assembly
  • Ultimate flexibility - panels fold back when not in use
  • Sound absorbing yet light and completely portable
  • Provide privacy or security - A choice of six different heights and lengths
  • Screens can be locked together and extended to achieve the length needed
  • Compact storage - stored folded back making use of limited space
  • Made from 76% recycled material

Screenflex still at UWE

Dawn continues, “We chose Screenflex above other suppliers as their products are great quality, extremely durable and flexible - ideal for our needs.  We needed a system that we could erect and dismantle easily and that we knew when it was put into storage would be in perfect condition when used again.  With three distinct time periods in the academic calendar when we hold examinations - January, May and August - we knew we would be making plenty of use of the system during these periods, but we also needed to ensure that they stored well.  The system we chose from Screenflex meets all these needs.

“In addition, the team we dealt with were extremely helpful and personable at all times during the process, being happy to talk through the options and suggest solutions that would work for us.  They truly were great to work with and we would definitely recommend Screenflex to our colleagues.”

For more information on Screenflex and their products please contact Alex Ayers, Screenflex UK, Cheynes House, Main Road, Bredon, Tewkesbury, Glos, GL20 7EG.

Telephone: +44 (0)1684 773111 | Fax: + 44 (0)1684 773301.

For more info on Screenflex:

Sarah Pracey 020 8851 1959/07985 112 777 |  


Screenflex is available in 3 different forms:

The world’s most versatile room divider

Based on our famous freestanding screens

Heavy Duty
The world’s toughest portable partition

Examples of Screenflex screens in situ