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Welcome to the news pages of Office Furniture Online where we aim to bring you the latest news about products that are newly available in our store as well as industry news from around the country and around the world.

Every now and again we’ll also take a look back at historical events and advertisements to see what the world of office furniture was like in years gone by as well as bringing you hints, tips and ‘how to’ guides for all the day to day questions you may have about buying office furniture.

So whether you have a specific question about office furniture or are just interested in finding out more about the types of items we sell then you should find the answers right here.

 
Say no to shoulder pain at work July 17th, 2018

The shoulder is a complex area of the body. It is comprised of several joints and they are connected by a series of tendons and muscles. A lot can go wrong with the shoulder joint and unfortunately it often does! People who work in offices, who spend all day sat at a desk, are vulnerable … Read the full post …

 
Crazy genius cooks full on gourmet meal… at her desk! July 17th, 2018

Here’s a story that’s likely to bring a smile to your face – and probably start your stomach rumbling! “Office Ono” is a YouTuber from China who’s caused a bit of an online stir with her mouth-watering cooking videos. What sets her apart from other web-chefs is that she does all of her cooking at … Read the full post …

 
How to decide what office furniture your small business needs July 16th, 2018

Have you been thinking of setting up a small office as your business grows, but unsure how you decide on the right office set-up? What about furniture? Well, there’s good news: with careful planning and consideration, you could have the perfect office space set up in no time, with furniture that suits all your business … Read the full post …

 
Sitting too much could make you age prematurely July 15th, 2018

In a recent article in The Telegraph, it was reported that new research has shown that sitting too much could result in you ageing more prematurely. This adds weight to other concerns about the adverse effect that spending too much time sitting can have on people’s health. Because of this, forward looking employers, who acknowledge … Read the full post …

 
Making a marvellously masculine home office July 15th, 2018

Working from home is fantastic. You get to be your own boss, set your own hours and set up your working space specifically for you. Your own territory. Problem is, if you need help with that, you’ve probably been bombarded with search results on “setting up a home office” that reveal cute little desks, pastel … Read the full post …

 
Stopping back pain at work: Easy ergonomics for you July 14th, 2018

You cannot be expected to become an ergonomic expert over-night. If you already have a busy job or run a busy office, you simply don’t have time to read up on huge training manuals. However, there are a few key facts that you should know about ergonomics so that you can help to prevent back … Read the full post …

 
Instant stress relief through simple design changes July 14th, 2018

The office is a place of increasing stress. Workers have never been asked to take on so much, as staff numbers are cut and job roles are merged, with fewer people now doing the same or more work than five years ago. Not only that, office layouts are often outdated, rarely changing in the last … Read the full post …

 
What’s the UK’s most stressful job? July 14th, 2018

In association with Channel 5, the Telegraph recently released the results of a survey into happiness and stress levels. Those results yielded some interesting data around the link between happiness and wealth. Not only that, the responses gave an eye-opening look into which jobs are most likely to cause stress – and the results are … Read the full post …

 
How to find a great receptionist July 13th, 2018

Finding the right receptionist is very important for businesses, and you’d be surprised at the difference they can make to your office. From being the warm, welcoming first face a client sees when they walk in the door, to the helpful and efficient voice on the phone, finding the right receptionist will prove a valuable … Read the full post …

 
Bad internet prevents four million from working at home July 13th, 2018

Slow broadband, poor quality calls and a lack of mobile network coverage are hampering millions of UK home workers, according to a survey carried out by uSwitch. A quarter of respondents said their mobile or broadband service had caused them problems when working from home. Half of all people surveyed said that their experiences with … Read the full post …

 
Things to think about if you have a left-handed employee July 12th, 2018

You may not have given much thought to your left-handed employees, but they could make up as much as 10% of your workforce. Not everything designed, particularly office tools, is geared towards left-handers, which can make work more difficult than you’d expect. Here are some things to think about if you have a left-handed employee … Read the full post …

 
Great ideas for office design that will boost employee happiness July 11th, 2018

There are many factors which can lead to low morale amongst employees. From job cuts to increased workloads and the pressure to perform, the mood of the workplace can take a downturn, affecting productivity amongst other things. Boosting morale takes work, and there’s a lot you can do to boost morale. One of these things … Read the full post …

 
Better office design could help you retain millennials July 11th, 2018

Staff recruitment is an expensive business. You have the outlay of searching for, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates. Then you spend months training them up and equipping them with the skills to do the job effectively. It’s a financial and business disaster if they promptly leave you, taking precious skills and knowledge to a competitor. … Read the full post …

 
Quick and dirty tips for amazing office design July 11th, 2018

As a new start-up you may not have a huge budget for kitting out your office but this does not mean that you want to compromise on design. It is essential that you get the look and feel of your workspace just right so that you can attract the staff that you need and impress … Read the full post …

 
Make Your Office Feel Bigger with These 5 Tips July 10th, 2018

  Many of us battle with small office spaces. Whether you’re running your own start-up, working from home or working in a small space in a larger office, having a small office can be suffocating, and could even affect your productivity. Thankfully, there are some great tricks of the trade which can help your office … Read the full post …

 
Sky’s new office sets the bar for modern office design July 10th, 2018

Sky Central, the communication company’s newly upgraded headquarters, is setting the standard for innovative office design that encourages collaboration and time management. It arises from fairly humble beginnings; a low rise modish steel exterior set. However, if you try to walk around it, you soon realise that the building is huge and one side of … Read the full post …

 
Do you really need that coffee? 5 ways it’s affecting your performance July 10th, 2018

Heading straight for the coffee machine is common way to start the working day. Thousands of employees (and bosses) cannot even open an email without reaching for the caffeine-laden beverage. However, as a nation of coffee-addicts slumped at our Aspect Bench Desks are we missing out on something? Before you head off for your third … Read the full post …

 
This new yoga routine that you can do at your desk could help you live longer July 9th, 2018

According to an article published in The Sun, more than 5 million people die every year through having inactive life styles. One of the biggest contributors to this inactivity is office work, whereby workers remain seated for prolonged periods of time. More and more employers are responding to this threat to their employees’ health by … Read the full post …

 
London workers to get ‘press for champagne’ buttons July 9th, 2018

Perhaps luxury is the way forward if you want to retain your employees and keep them working hard for you? The time for budget office design may be well and truly over and it could be the moment to search for some Sven Fulcrum Accent Real Wood Veneer office furniture. Just how luxurious can London … Read the full post …

 
During an interview, Trump pressed the red button. You won’t believe what happened next…. July 9th, 2018

We’ve all sat at Braemar Pro Office Desks and had a sudden craving for a snack or a sugary drink. That’s what office work does to you, right? Should the President of the United States be any different? The trick is making sure that the boss is looking the other way before reaching into our … Read the full post …

 
The adjustment of your workstation is crucial to avoiding workplace injuries July 8th, 2018

In a report issued by the ONS (Office for National Statistic) on 9th March 2017, it was noted that an incredible 137 million working days were lost last year (2016) because of sickness and injury – and that is the figure for just the UK alone!  This works out to approximately 4.3 days per person. … Read the full post …

 
How to choose the right gaming computer desk for your teen July 8th, 2018

No amount of nagging is going to get your teen off the computer games. If you have an Xbox in your house then your teens are going to want to play on it. You could try turning off the broadband or cutting the electricity supply but this is only going to result in a huge … Read the full post …

 
Demand for standing desks is on the rise as wellbeing proves to be a priority July 8th, 2018

Wellbeing at work is no longer a luxury that employers claim they cannot afford. A raft of health and safety legislation, coupled with the acknowledgement that healthy workers are more productive, has resulted in a focus on healthy workplaces and ergonomic office design. This is reflected in some new research in the area. A study … Read the full post …

 
Pros and cons of an open office floor plan July 7th, 2018

The design of your office space is of paramount importance. It impacts the mood and productivity of your employees. If the office is poorly designed and cluttered, workers will struggle to concentrate and carry out their tasks efficiently. This is the last thing you want, which is why office design needs to be considered carefully. … Read the full post …

 
Could your desk be holding your career back? July 7th, 2018

Are you failing to climb up the career ladder because no-one in your workplace has noticed you? It may be that you are hidden away in a tiny office, crammed with Triumph Office Desks located at the end of a long corridor. You do not have the opportunity to share your innovative ideas or show … Read the full post …

 
7 science backed benefits of standing desks July 6th, 2018

You’ve probably heard a lot recently about standing desks. So much so that you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s a fad. However, while a standing desk is no magical solution to the problems of a sedentary lifestyle, there are actually many benefits, backed up by scientific study. While making a complete break from … Read the full post …

 
5 things you can do to be healthier when you have to sit all day July 6th, 2018

Sitting down all day sounds like an easy life but it could be doing more damage to your body than you realise. The sitting position itself can put a strain on the joints and soft tissues of the lower back. Over time, the area can become inflamed and this can lead to chronic pain. Problems … Read the full post …

 
First time freelance? Buy or get by? July 5th, 2018

Embarking on the path of the freelancer is one filled with excitement and trepidation. Freeing yourself from the shackles of the 9-5 routine and being your own boss brings with it many freedoms. In addition, it also usually requires a lot of investment. One thing to consider is whether you are going to use the … Read the full post …

 
Buying the very best desk for your home office July 5th, 2018

Multitasking is the buzz word of this decade but did you know that it applies to desks as well as people? If you work from home you may not have the room for a desk that is reserved purely for office work. It will have to perform other functions if it is going to earn … Read the full post …

 
Ergonomic workspaces linked with improvements in productivity July 5th, 2018

Ergonomics has taught us much about the value of looking after our health and wellbeing at work. However, employers are increasingly learning the value of using ergonomics to put employees’ wellbeing front and foremost and many of them are reaping the rewards. While sickness absence is the most obvious example of where wellness affects business … Read the full post …

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Random Glossary term

  • Fibreboard

    Fibreboard (or Fibre Board) is also known as MDF, veneer, hardboard, mediumboard and softboard or particle board. This material, used for office desks and storage units, uses particles of wood bonded together with synthetic resins, then veneered. Wood chips are bonded together by their in-built adhesive lignin.

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