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Stylish bench desks from stock

CH Workspace are pleased to announce that we have another exciting range of bench desks which are

available from stock for delivery within a few days

The 4Work range has been with us in for a few years now, in the form of a range called 4Most, but now the range has been extended to provide some interesting options.

To begin with the  4Work  range  is available with either aluminium or jet black finish legs, with either a beech, oak, or white top. The legs have been designed for form as well as function, which is refreshing to see on an office furniture range.  Normally the legs are a fairly basic affair, and just designed to keep the desks from collapsing.

This time, the designers have gone to great length to make the leg detail an intricate part of the overall design, and in our opinion it works well.

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Sound absorbing desk top screens

We get lots of calls from customers who would like to improve the sound quality in their

offices. Too many times we have heard that the noise from a colleague when they are on the phone is very distracting and they would like to resolve this problem.

Well, CH Workspace do sell proper acoustic screens which will do the job but it’s not as simple as that.  The difference in price between a basic cloth upholstered screen, and a sound absorbing screen is significant. At least double would be a good estimation in most cases.

This is because a basic office screen is, in simple terms, a board with fabric over it. The board is solid and has a couple of holes drilled into the base, into which the screen clamps fit.

If you order a pinnable screen, then the board is a soft fibreboard into which pins can be pushed.

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Using office screens to improve your workspace

Most offices start out as well planned professional environments, but over the years, additional office furniture and equipment is added as more staff are taken on  and the business requirements change from that which was originally envisaged.  As a result the office looks a little untidy and the general noise level starst to increase, again over what was originally anticipated.

But instead of just allowing this natural progression to take place you should consider getting an office furniture professional in to have a look at your environment to see if there are any changes which can be made.

Quite often relatively small changes can have a major effect on the office.
If you have a number of staff in a relatively small area, with plenty of hard surfaces, then background noise is going to become a big problem, and even bigger if your workspace is mainly open plan.  

There are many professional ( and some quite expensive) ways to deal with noisy offices, and these methods have been addressed in other articles, but here we are dealing with just generally improving the workspace with a few dividing office screens.

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Decorative divider screens

There are many sophisticated office screens systems out there in the market and we are privileged to be able to offer some of the best available, to our customers, but what about the other end of the market, where all you want is just a basic divider to break up a large office or to define the reception area.

The most common offering is literally just a fabric covered board, which sits on a tubular steel foot, and is edged with a thin PVC strip, or linking dumbbell.

They do what they are supposed, and are quite cheap, but they are certainly lacking in terms of style and design.

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How big is your desk

We often get calls from customers asking what size office desk they should be buying, but it is an impossible question to answer easily without more information .

It’s a bit like someone asking a car dealer what type of car should they buy. There are so many factors that to answer the question you do really need to give your office furniture dealer as much information as you can.

You need to think about this question logically, which means starting with factors that you cannot change.
For example the size of the office space and the number of people which have to be fitted into this space. Most office furniture dealers know the minimum square meterage of space, including walkways, which they need to allow per person, so can easily come up with a benchmark size of desk per person.

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Acoustic Art

Acoustic Wall Panels
Acoustic Wall Panels

Sound absorbing wall panels are an excellent option, particularly when combined with absorptive ceiling systems and other acoustic  furniture systems.
They have a lower absorption rating than ceiling panels. Nevertheless, they provide an excellent way of reducing reverberation, particularly in areas where other options such as screens, dividers and wall art would be inappropriate.
Reducing the reverberation time is not the only bonus to using these panels. They may also prevent the formation of annoying flutter echoes which often occur between parallel reflective walls. Continue reading Acoustic Art

Accoustics at Work – Introduction

Acoustics and Sound Reduction

We can now analyse the client’s acoustic environment in order to provide a solution based service to deal with noise problems. We supply a wide range of office furniture products including screens, storage, seating, ceilings, carpets, wall panels, blinds, and masking systems all with effective acoustic properties, designed to control noise and reverberation in the workplace. Use our simple acoustics scoring system to choose products that are right for you the client. Continue reading Accoustics at Work – Introduction

Acoustic Screens

Most modern office space is designed to be open plan – but since open plan offices became popular, there have been changes in working practices, communications and technology that make the traditional open plan model less ideal.

  • People now have less space to work in. A typical workstation in the seventies was 12 square feet. Today’s workstations are between six feet and eight square feet.
  • There’s more of an emphasis on teamwork, which means that people often work in informal groups with other workers, while colleagues nearby are trying to concentrate. Continue reading Acoustic Screens