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Should I Sit or Should I Stand?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Feb-2016 14:14:08 / by Callum Hutchinson

What is a sit-stand desk?

Quite simply it is a desk that is height adjustable and enables either a seated or standing working position (and anywhere in between). They are usually electrically powered but can also be operated by a hand crank or by sprung loaded columns. Sit-stand desks are definitely becoming more popular as a way to reduce back pain and other complaints associated with a poor sitting position. It is not, however, recommended that office workers stand all day but rather that they use the adjustability to vary their posture throughout the day.

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What Office Design Trends to expect in 2016

[fa icon="calendar'] 10-Dec-2015 10:16:00 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in design trends, Agile Working, Office Design

With Christmas nearly upon us and the end of 2015 looming, we thought this would be a perfect time to take a look ahead at what office design trends to expect see in 2016.

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A quick guide to planning your office space.

[fa icon="calendar'] 16-Nov-2015 10:38:00 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Agile Working, Office Design, Budgets

Step 1 - Have clear goals

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Agile Working - The 5 Essential Elements Infographic

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Oct-2015 13:11:15 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Productivity, design trends, Agile Working, Office Design, creativity

Agile Working is a blend of creativity and science. It creates office environments that are space-efficient, productive and vibrant.

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New Ways of Working Part 2 - The Breakout Area

[fa icon="calendar'] 30-Sep-2015 07:47:00 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Office Redesign, Productivity, Agile Working, Office Design

What is a Breakout area?

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New Ways of Working Part 1 - Touchdown Areas

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-Sep-2015 07:30:46 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Office Redesign, Productivity, design trends, Agile Working

Touchdown Areas Explained

  • What is a Touchdown Area

A Touchdown Area is arguably one of the most important areas in a business environment and is an integral part of implementing a successful agile working environment.

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New Ways of Working Infographic

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Sep-2015 14:51:00 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Office Redesign, Productivity, Office Fit Out, Design Inspiration, design trends, Agile Working, Office Design

When new work practices are introduced intelligently the results are increased staff motivation, increased productivity and reduced overheads. In this infographic we show your the key points you need to know about New Ways of Working.

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What to consider when budgeting for an office fit-out

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Aug-2015 12:04:00 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Office Redesign, Office Fit Out, Office Design, Office Refurbisment, ROI, Budgets

In today’s ever changing workplace environment, an office is far more than just a space for your employees to work in. There is now an increased awareness of how the working environment can affect, not only creativity, but productivity too.

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Do you need to comply with Building Regulations for Office Refurbishment Projects?

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Aug-2015 09:52:24 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Office Fit Out, Office Design, Office Refurbisment

The question of whether it is necessary to comply with Building Regulations for Office Refurbishment or Fit Out Projects is very common. If you are considering an office refurbishment or making alterations to commercial premises it is very likely that you will need to obtain building regulations approval. It is recommended that you check with Building Control before commencing any office refurbishment and obtain the necessary approvals to avoid making a very costly mistake.

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The big design trends changing the office environment

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-Jul-2015 14:56:00 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Office Redesign, design trends


The office landscape is undergoing a seismic shift. Many factors are inexorably driving major changes in the way offices are designed. These include technology advances, increasing globalisation, changing workplace demographics, and more.  

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