Making the most of floor screens in your office

May 30, 2012

More and more firms are making use of open plan offices. After all, these working environments can be very cost effective. It’s easier to fit more workstations into these large areas than it is to squeeze them into a network of small rooms.

Also, there are certain other efficiencies that can result from office setups like this. For example, it can be easier for personnel in different departments to communicate with one another.

Firm makes the most of spacious premises

One company that knows all about the benefits of open plan working areas is DuPont. According to a report in The News Journal, the science and engineering company has opened a new office building in the US that features a “modern, open layout”.

Recently, the building, complete with its office furniture, was celebrated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring a number of employees and state officials. Eventually, 700 staff members will move into the space, which is divided into five levels.

A modern environment

Commenting on the ribbon-cutting office, DuPont’s chief executive officer Ellen Kullman said: “It has been a long time since we have had an opportunity to create a new and modern space for people to work in. The access people have to each other is great… It fosters innovation… and collaboration that’s so vital to the work.”

Meanwhile, president of the building innovations unit at the enterprise Tim McCann added that the architecture is designed to inspire collaboration among different departments. He stated: “The environment encourages more teamwork.”

The benefits of office screens

If your firm has a large open-plan office space, you’ll no doubt be eager to make the very most of it. One type of product you might want to invest in to encourage optimum efficiency and productivity is special screens.

These come in a range of different styles, shapes and sizes and you should be able to find ones that suit your needs perfectly. Here at Furniture At Work™ we offer a wide variety of these products, including floor screens.

Giving people their own working spaces

By taking advantage of these screens, you can ensure your staff members do not suffer as many distractions, thus boosting your productivity. Also, they can help to provide individuals with a little more privacy, meaning they can get on with their tasks without feeling self-conscious.

These products can also make it easier to keep your working environment neat and well organised.

Sourcing your screens the savvy way

We understand the importance of these products and by perusing our website, you should be able to find versions that tick all your boxes.

Each of our screens is compliant with health and safety standards and they are available in varying heights and widths. Our selection includes products such as our premium, deluxe and assembled floor screens.

Also, thanks to our commitment to offering superb value for money, you can rest assured you won’t have to break the bank in order to benefit from our superb range of products. To find out more about what we have to offer, just take a look around the rest of our website.


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Boosting worker morale with superb office furniture

May 20, 2012

The issue of worker morale is something to be taken seriously. If your personnel don’t feel motivated and happy in their roles, a number of problems can arise. For example, they may lack commitment to their tasks and therefore work inefficiently. Ultimately, this can impact on your bottom line.

Also, you might have to cope with high levels of staff turnover, which is resource intensive and can hinder your ability to get the most from your workforce.

Providing workers with a boost

At present, in light of the ongoing economic problems affecting the UK and many other parts of the world, it might be more important than ever to focus on staff morale. Indeed, one firm has suggested that many bosses are doing precisely this.

According to office toy supplier, sales to its corporate customers have soared since the beginning of the last recession in 2008. Commenting on the importance of looking after personnel, the businesses’ president Lee Gersten said: “Smart organisations put their employees first and their customers second. If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your customers.”

Popular items

The firm went on to note that interactive toys like brain teasers and foam slingshots have become best sellers.

Mr Gersten added: “In some offices, fun was viewed as a distraction. More companies are learning that playtime has tangible benefits. Even small companies can see the return on investment.”

Creating the perfect working space

Of course, toys alone will not suffice when it comes to helping boost workers’ spirits. It’s also vital they have access to the right office furniture UK. Being able to use high-quality, well designed chairs, desks, tables and so on means employees should feel comfortable.

In the long term, this can even enhance their personal wellbeing. In contrast, poorly designed and badly made items can result in musculoskeletal problems and so on.

How we can help

Here at Furniture At Work™ we’re fully aware of the importance of this issue and that’s why we go out of our way to provide a superb range of products that can help to ensure offices look superb and function perfectly.

In total, we offer more than 5,000 products and by taking a look around our online catalogue, you should be able to find items that meet all your needs perfectly.

Take a seat

If you’re after superb seating that can help ensure your employees feel well treated and at ease while they’re working, you might want to take a look at the superb range of office chairs we provide. For example, our York executive chair could be just what you’re after. This high back executive seating option has a contoured lower back area for added comfort and support and it features gas height, weight tension and knee tilt.

Meanwhile, perhaps our Odyssey chair would suit you better. This ergonomic masterpiece has a sculpted foam padded backrest that incorporates lumber and back support.

To find out more about all our discount office furniture, just take a look around the rest of our website or get in touch.


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Efficient and effective use of office space

May 16, 2012

The importance of a well-planned and finished working space cannot be underestimated. If you get this right, you can boost staff morale and productivity and at the same time keep your costs to a minimum.

The good news is, it’s now quick and easy to source superb items of office furniture online that can help you to enhance your premises.

Office building receives acclaim

One firm that has been making the most of the best provisions around is Interserve. It occupies the carbon-free Passivhaus building in Watermead Business Park, Syston, the Leicester Mercury reports.

Recently, the construction won the East Midlands Project of the Year award from the Chartered Institute of Building. It was also highly commended during the East Midlands Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors awards.

Cutting costs

The premises, which spans 6,000 square feet, has been designed to cut energy costs by up to 90 per cent. It is also intended to offer a modern environment that is in tune with the natural elements.

It features a series of membranes to minimise heat loss and there is also triple glazing and insulation in the foundations. The utility costs associated with running the building are estimated to be just £2,800 a year.

Commenting on the project, Tom Watkinson of Raynsway Properties, which owns the Watermead Business Park, said: “Passive energy efficiency has to be the principal focus in delivering a low carbon development. The excellent collaborative approach on Watermead between the architect, consultants and the delivery contractor ensured energy efficiency was built into the fabric and structure of the building for its entire life span.”

Adapting your working area

Of course, not all firms are in a position to move into special properties like this. However, there are plenty of ways in which you can adapt your existing working environment so that it’s more suited to your needs.

For example, you can invest in office room dividers to help boost productivity among your staff members. These items can minimise the distractions your workers experience and they’re perfect if you’re making use of large, open plan rooms for optimal efficiency. Here at Furniture At Work™ we offer a range of these products and should have just what you’re looking for.

Plenty to choose from

Meanwhile, by investing in some contemporary office furniture, including comfy seating and attractive and practical desks, you may be able to enhance the overall look and feel of your premises.

We stock more than 5,000 different items and should have everything you need to bring your office right up-to-date. To see our full selection, simply take a look around our website.

No need to break the bank

Also, because of our commitment to offering excellent value for money, you won’t have to break the bank in order to get your hands on these fantastic products. We go out of our way to provide items at the most competitive prices around.

So, revamping your working space and making sure it suits your needs perfectly may cost much less than you think.


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Sourcing cheap office furniture during tough times

May 1, 2012

In business, it’s important to optimise revenue while keeping expenses down to a minimum. By achieving this, it’s possible to maximise profits. At present, your firm may be particularly eager to reduce its expenditure in light of the ongoing economic problems.

This means that when you come to source new computer desks and so on for your office, it’s vital you get your hands on superb value items.

Businesses are struggling

If you’re currently operating on a very tight budget, you are by no means alone. Many companies around the UK and elsewhere are having to rein in their spending to cope with the difficult trading conditions.

Indeed, insolvency trade body R3 recently noted that the number of firms reporting signs of distress has risen. It suggested that 30 per cent of enterprises admitted to regularly using their maximum overdraft facility during the first three months of this year. This was up from 17 per cent during the previous quarter and was the highest figure recorded over the last year. Meanwhile, 37 per cent of businesses said they were experiencing reduced sales volumes.

Expert analysis

Responding to the findings, R3 president Lee Manning said: “Consumers’ disposable income has shrunk, confidence is at rock bottom and the impact of this is bound to be felt. Suppliers and investors are also reluctant to take the plunge and support businesses perceived to be struggling so we are seeing more and more suffering.”

Getting your hands on cheap office furniture

The good news is, as long as you’re savvy, there are plenty of ways in which you can save your organisation money. For example, when you’re on the lookout for new items of furniture for your office, you can come here to us at Furniture At Work™.

We pride ourselves on offering superb value for money and by perusing our online catalogue, you should quickly find the ideal solutions for you at prices that may well bring a smile to your face. We relentlessly endeavour to drive prices down in the market place and to pass on these benefits to our customers.

No shortage of choice

Another great thing about coming here when you’re searching for reception chairs and other products is the fact that you’ll benefit from considerable choice. We’re one of the largest suppliers in the industry and offer around 5,000 carefully selected items that are ideal for kitting out working environments.

Meanwhile, we have more than £15 million worth of stock ready for same day despatch, which is great if you need the items in a hurry, and thanks to our fleet of 120 trucks working around the clock and manned by qualified fitters, you can rest assured it won’t be long before your furniture is installed and ready for use.

Find out more

If you’re keen to find out more about what we have to offer, you can take a look around our website. Also, you can get in touch with our friendly and professional team by telephone. We have more than 100 professionals waiting to talk to you and we’re available to take your call between 8am and 8pm.

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