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Wireless Power ?

Office Electrics
Office Electrics

We all have so-called wireless devices, such as laptops, mobile phones, printers, keyboards and mice and much much more. So why is our desktop still cluttered with wires and why do we still feel tethered to our office furniture?

Because we still need power. There are many alternatives, but none of them work satisfactorily. Ordinary batteries seem so wasteful and environmentally unfriendly, re-chargeable batteries seem to run out much faster and are never charged when you need them. Solar chargers are expensive and rely on the sun – not much of that here – and all the other dreams of hydrogen-powered micro fuel cells and all the other technology promises are just that – promises. Continue reading Wireless Power ?

SHARP INCREASE IN OFFICE DENSITY

According to a new study by the British Council of Offices (BCO), the occupant density of UK Offices has increased dramatically over recent years. At their annual conference on 21st May, the BCO revealed that the average density of workplaces (the area per person) has decreased from 16.7 square metres per person in 1997 to 11.8 square metres in 2009, a rise of 40%.

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Space Planning

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A Buyers Guide to Bench Desks

Bench desks are a recent innovation in the office furniture world, but there are already quite a number of ranges on the market. Bench desk systems are usually used for more efficient use of space and because they share components, eg legs and desktops, they are often the most cost effective as well.

One of the most cost effective bench desk systems we have come across is the MT60 system from GDB International.

MT60 Bench Desks
MT60 Bench Desks

This is a stylish, modern design with a arched leg. The innovative leg system means that you can buy a starter unit, and then use add-on units to create a run of desks as long as you need. The add-on unit is considerably cheaper since it only requires a single leg arch. The system is available with aluminium or graphite legs and cherry, beech or maple tops. There are rumours that it will soon be available in additional colours, including white, which is becoming very fashionable in modern offices. The MT60 range includes a full range of matching office storage and meeting room furniture. In a multi-desk configuration, the MT60 can cost as little as £100 per person. Continue reading A Buyers Guide to Bench Desks

Cabling solutions for your desk

Most desks are sold with, at best, a very limited cable management system, but more often with nothing at all.  A simple system might be a horizontal beam system for your cables and power sockets, and two cable ports in the desk top to get the wires onto the desk.

Sometimes you might even get a vertical section of trunking which will tidy away the wires from the floor up to the underside of the  desk.
But effective cabling on any desk is essential for ease of use and for safety.  And once the power and data has been successfully brought up to underneath the desk, what then ?

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Vegas telescopic desks

An unusual feature of the Vegas range of office furniture is that the central support beam is telecopic and adjusts to fit all standard sizes of desk top.

This has great advantages for a manufacturer and stock holder, in that only one type of frame needs to be stocked for the whole desking range. This makes is cheaper for them and they can pass this saving on to the customers.

This is reflected in the price of this range, with basic rectangular desks costing as little as £180, and this is for a fully welded steel framed desk with 25mm tops.

All of the desks in this range have a telescopic beam, which, once fixed at the desired length, then doubles up as the horizontal wire management tray.

The leg frames also have removable covers which allow the cables to be completely hidden away inside, from  the point they enter into the bottom of the leg-frame, to when they reappear on the desk-top.

The main leg section is constructed from folded and welded steel panels, and is  bolted to a stylish arched foot complete with floor level adjusters.

The desk tops are 25mm thick with 2mm protective edging, and this rests on two sturdy cantilevered steel brackets

Another unique feature of this desking range, is that the standard desk frame can be extended to support two desk tops, allowing the same framework to be used as the base for large meeting or training tables, or even a bench desking system.

Once again, one less leg frames means savings for the end user.

The telescopic central beam also has additional advantages when changes have to be made to your office space. If you need a bigger or smaller desk, you just need to specify the size you require, knowing that the frame you already have can be easily adjusted to fit.

Combine this with the fact that the leg frames can also be specified as height adjustable for a very small additional cost, and you really have got a desking system which is virtually future-proof.

All standard desk tops and cantilever support brackets are double drilled, so that the desks can be made into stand alone units or linked together, with shared legs, to produce efficient groups of desks.

The range of finishes are identical to all of our stocked ranges of office furniture. A choice of aluminium or graphite for the steel frames, and either light grey, beech, cherry, or pear finish for the desk tops.

Apart from the main desks, which are available in rectangular, wave, radial , and even large symmetrical radial shapes, there is also a wide choice of matching storage units available, including steel and wood finish desk height and mobile pedestals, tambour units and 2 door cupboards.

Individual meeting tables or meeting extensions are also available as are modesty panels, CPU holders , desk shelves and office screens, and all of the other complimentary items which you would expect from a versatile range such as Vegas

Vegas offers a wide range of products, amazing versatility, and real value for money.
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Bench desks on a budget

Buying furniture for your new telesales, call centre, or marketing department can be a costly business, as many of the products on the market are over-engineered or not suited to modern requirements.
But a new product has appeared on the market which could make your life a little simpler and cost you less than you had anticipated.

The product is a bench desk range called MT60 and is a derivative of the very popular and well priced budget range of MT office furniture which is available from stock for immediate delivery.

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Cheap desks with style

One of our best selling office furniture ranges is a Budget range called MT30, and its derivatives MT40 and 50. Not very catchy names but the prices will certainly catch you attention.

Unlike most budget furniture ranges, the MT range has been designed with style as well as function in mind. Instead of the standard welded box section leg frames, seen on most budget furniture ranges, the MT range offers stylish cable managed uprights with a moulded metal base supported on height adjustable feet.

The whole sub-frame is self supporting and does not rely on the desk top to add to the structures strength.

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Monitor arms – read this before you buy

Buying the right monitor arm can make a big difference to how you work.

Properly designed and set up, they can put the screen exactly where you need it, reducing back ache and eye-strain, they free up valuable desk space and make it easier to keep your desk tidy and clean.

But buying the wrong one can be an expensive mistake

As with most things in life you get what you pay for.

Expensive monitor arms ( some cost over £300 each) are well designed and beautifully constructed works of art, with multiple articulation points.

They are well balanced, and securely fit to your desk top.  They will give you years of trouble free service and will require no adjustment or maintenance.

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Top 10 innovations for your office

Innovation is not the most used word in the office furniture industry but there are some new things out there which could change your life and the way your work. Well maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration but they are worth looking at. So in no particular order here goes :-

Desk top power modules. Have you ever considered how useful it would be to have all the sockets which are currently under you desk, on the desk itself. Standard things like power, telephone and data have been done before, but what about also having all the sockets on the back of your computer. USB, VGA, speaker and microphone, mouse, keyboard, and printer sockets all easily accessible. Plug and Play convenience at your fingertips.

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