July 19, 2017

Correct Height For An Electric Standing Desk

So you've taken the plunge and invested in an electric standing desk. The next step is to ensure your using your adjustable desk correctly ensuring optimum results. The aim is to improve health and reduce complaints caused from sedentary behaviour.

The general rule is simple and easy. Your office desk should generally be at elbow height. Place elbows 90 degrees from the floor and raise your standing workstation until your fingers gently touch the keyboard. This will ensure your not slumped over your desk or standing uncomfortably. The next step is to adjust your screen monitor, something most people forget but is just as important. Your eyes should be focusing on the top half of the screen.

Don't forget to take into account the height of your shoes. For example a woman wearing heels one day and flats the next will require 2 different height positions.

Struggling to get the correct height, take a look at this electric standing desk height calculator

 

July 17, 2017

Height Adjustable Mobile Pack

Offering power and mobility! The new mobile pack - available for single Gravity and Kick & Click height adjustable desks - includes 4 castors and a battery lasting 40 full cycles. Forget hot-desking, take your desk on the move with you.

View the full Height Adjustable range including Gravity and Kick & Click here .

 

July 17, 2017

New 18 tonne Lorries Assist With Furniture Delivery

Hawk have invested in 2 brand new 18 tonne lorries, helping assist with the ever-increasing sales experienced so far over 2017. Featuring a new logo and 8ft graphics you can visualise products larger than ever before. On the roads now, look out for one on your next office furniture delivery.

May 12, 2017

5 Reasons To Choose An Adjustable Standing Desk

Adjustable standing desks are the latest hype in office furniture design. Among a variety of office desks including bench systems, call centres, and universal workstations, what makes a height adjustable desk stand out from the crowd? Here's 5 reasons why:

1.Store Personal Height Settings

Programmable pre-sets on the desktop controller allow you to store a number of personal height settings. Reaching the correct height has never been so easy! A simple click of a button and your adjustable desk will adjust to the relevant height, whether its sitting or standing. No need to remember the best height for you, your adjustable standing desk will do all the work.

2.Burn Calories

Break up your day and include short regular intervals of standing into your daily routine. Standing has been shown to increase the heart rate, in turn burning more calories and regulating blood glucose levels. Desktop reminders are a great way to prompt you its time to stand, as its easy to forget when you've got your head in an important quote or proposal. Some adjustable standing desks, like our premium Gravity desk, offer additional desktop software providing the ability to set personal goals and targets. Simply enter the number of sessions and how many calories you'd like to burn per day.

3. Improve Health

Back pain is among one of the top common health complaints in office workers. Sitting down all day can have a negative effect on the natural curvature of the spine, as well as causing muscle fatigue and aches and pains due to compressed spinal discs. Regular standing intervals will prevent muscles becoming strained and kick start your metabolic rate. Burning calories will help reduce BMI scores and unhealthy cholesterol and blood pressure results.

4. Boost Creativity & Teamwork

Adjustable desks provide a great meeting point for colleagues to collaborate and discuss ideas. Our previous blog promotes the results of a study conducted showing users are more creative and engaged when it comes to discussing ideas, boosting teamwork and employee morale.

5. Incorporated Storage & Wire Management

Most standing desks are supplied complete with a cable tray (or are offered as an additional extra), that are perfect for hiding unsightly wires and additional power sockets. Premium versions may incorporate both upper and lower trays ideal for storing power banks or connection boxes. Toolbar screens are also a great addition providing a place to hang stationery trays and monitors freeing up much needed desk space, while incorporating colour and sophistication.

Choose an adjustable standing desk today and reep the benefits!

May 5, 2017

Cable Management for your Standing Workstation

Everyday necessities such as computers, printers and telephones create a problem all designers hate, unsightly wires, and a standing workstation is no exception! Longer wires enabling the desk to adjust from sitting to standing height require some clever cable management. Here's some simple yet effective ways to disguise trailing wires and leave your desk looking great!

Cable Trays

The first thing we think of when it comes to wire management. A great place to store away and hide wires and additional power modules. If you've opted for an executive standing workstation, like our very own Gravity desk, both an upper and lower cable tray is included, as well as wire harnesses to safely store wires trailing top to bottom.

Floor to Cable Tray Slinkys

A clever flexible tool used to camouflage wires running from power boxes in the floor to the lower cable tray.

Wire Snake

Similar to a wire harness, this effective tool moves with the height of the desktop, whilst effectively storing and hiding wires from the floor up.

Don't spoil the vision of your standing workstation and invest in some clever wire management to hide all those annoying wires!

 

April 27, 2017

Hawk Open Day at Alpha Office Furniture

Hawk were proud to attend an open day launched by long running dealer Alpha Office Furniture over in Belfast yesterday. The open day showcased some of Hawk's exciting new products (still to be launched), as well as some well known ranges. Products included the Gravity Sit Stand desk with Acrylic screen, the new Volt height adjustable and a prototype of the new poseur table range, among many more.

Thank you to all that attended, and big thank you to Alpha Office Furniture for organising a great day.

Watch this space for the launch of exciting new products coming soon!

April 19, 2017

Tips for Setting up an Adjustable Height Desk

Your new adjustable height desk has arrived! Time to take full advantage of its clever components and hide away those unsightly wires. Here's a few tips for setting up an adjustable height desk and ensure it fully looks the part.

So lets start from the base of your desk where power sockets begin.

Cable slinkys are a great way to run wires from power boxes in the floor, up into the lower cable tray of your premium height adjustable desk. The lower cable tray is a clever place to store and hide power banks or extension cables needed to supply much needed power points for day to day necessities such as PCs, chargers and printers.

Transferring your wires from the lower to the upper cable tray can be the tricky bit! No need to panic, a simple effective addition to your adjustable height desk is a wire harness. Simply push your wires inside, no fiddling involved! The harness will hold them in place and prevent unsightly wires dangling from top to bottom.

Now for the upper cable tray where the power box to your adjustable desk is stored. Simple yet effective sticky tabs inside the cable tray will hold the wires firmly in place and prevent them dropping out when the tray is lowered (shown in the image for this post). The wire from here that feeds the controller can also be held to the desk by these tabs.

You have a premium height adjustable desk that acts the part, ensure it looks the part and gets all your pals talking!

 

 

April 19, 2017

Tilt top Table

The new Tilt top table is available now!

Incorporating a well known Plako mechanism to provide a smooth and hassle free manoeuvre.

Available with a black leg and stainless steel foot only, complementing your choice of 12 MFC colour finishes.

Locking castors are supplied as standard and cable ports can be added as an optional extra for wire management.

Sizes include:

1200x800

1400x800

1600x800

1800x800 (nb legs will be inset further than on smaller sizes)

Great offer available on all sizes above. Get in touch for more details on 01430 861882

April 3, 2017

Standing Desk Accessories

Accessories are a perfect way to complement and style your sit stand desk. Don't settle for the basic! There are lots of options out there to choose from including a variety of desktop screens, controllers and cable management, transforming a basic sit stand desk into something executive that all your pals will envy! Here's a list of standing desk accessories we think are worthy of a mention:

Premium Controllers

Store your personal height settings with ease and reach them at the click of a button with a premium controller. Basic controllers only provide a simple up and down function, but for a small additional cost a premium controller not only provides memory pre-sets but a digital display to show the height.

 

Desk Control Software

This intelligent software is easy to install and provides important reminders its time to stand, based on your personal goals and targets. Simply input how often you'd like to stand and the amount of calories you'd like to burn and let the desktop software do the rest! This software isn't available for all sit stand desk ranges, so if you like the idea of this clever little gadget, the Premium Gravity desk is the one to choose.

 

Bluetooth Dongle

Another nifty little gadget for your stand up desk is the Bluetooth dongle. Allowing you to control the height of your desk via an app on your mobile phone, allowing instant access to personal height settings without a fuss. Perfect for hot desking environment's!

 

Cable Management Accessories

Hide away unsightly wires with a floor to cable tray slinky or wire snake, a simple sit stand desk attachment providing the wow factor at any moment. Impress with the aesthetics of your sleek standing desk.

 

Privacy Screens

We all need a little bit of privacy from time to time and desktop screens do just the job. A single central dividing screen is an effective way to separate a bank of double desks and add a splash of your corporate colour(s). Or why not opt for a toolbar screen, individual movement with each desk, rising and falling as the user demands. The toolbar system provides a place for stationery trays and somewhere to hang your monitor(s) freeing up that much needed desk space. Complement the frame work of your desk with a co-ordinating dividing screen.

 

Standing desk accessories don't have to be boring. There's so many options to choose from and they complement your desk perfectly. Here at Hawk Furniture, as a UK Office Furniture Manufacture we offer a range of options to suit your needs.

 

 

 

March 31, 2017

Hawk is now an authorised Boss Design distributor

Hawk is now an authorised Boss distributor, offering any product from the Boss Design Group, including Lyndon Design & Komac seating. Get in touch for more details.