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Take a closer look at height adjustable desks

When choosing a height-adjustable desk, here are a few things to consider:

1. Don’t switch straight to a standing desk; make the transition gradually. If you don't have two work areas, a height adjustable desk allows you to work sitting down during the afternoon while standing in the morning.

2. Standing too much is just as bad as sitting, which is one reason why it’s a good idea to mix it up. If your lower back gets tired from standing, sit down again to work, or stretch it out.

3. By standing rather than sitting, your blood circulation increases. This benefits your mental state by allowing you to think clearer as well as your physical body by preventing the risk of high blood pressure and the possibility of blood clots.

4. The main message is to try out what works for you and don’t think you have to do everything standing.

Height Adjustable Desk Solutions from Equip

1. STRATA



Strata
is a brand-new Electric Sit/Stand Desk and Workstation system distributed throughout Australia by Equip Office Furniture. With a huge 5 year warranty on both the frame and motor, you can be sure that Strata Electric is the perfect fit for your workspace. Choose from a range of accessories including umbilicals, brackets and shelves to enhance the practicality of your workstation.

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2. EVOLUTION



Evolution offers a desk top range from 750mm to 1200mm within seconds by the push of a button to allow sitting or standing at the users discretion. The desk height is electronically displayed and there are 3 memory buttons conveniently located beneath the desktop. The storage compartments are fitted with top quality components and come with touch panel drawers.

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3. SELECTRIC



The Selectric Desk is an electric height adjustable desk for commercial office workstation installations, offering the user great flexibility in height adjustment from a seated worktop to a stand-up meeting station with the ease of a simple switch. Constructed with a sturdy steel frame and powered by twin motor drives, maximum height is achieved via three section telescopic legs.
Fully certified to AFRDI Furntech, the Selectric is available as a silver powder-coated frame with a wide selection of colours for work tops available on request.

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4. ELEVATE


User height-adjustable options are catered for with Elevate, a totally flexible height adjustable desk frame featuring an adjustable beam so that the length of the desk frame can be adjusted on site. It can be supplied in desk, workstation and 120 degree configurations, separately or in combination with our screen systems. The height range is 610mm to 910mm, via a fold-away crank handle. A sit to stand electric version is also available, and White and Silver are standard colours.

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Impress with 'The Executive Office' from Equip

EXECUTIVE FURNITURE SOLUTIONS

This month we showcase 7 executive products that are sure to make a great impression!
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1. Diamond White Executive Setting



2. Spektrum Linear

Spektrum Linear

3. Novara Timber Veneer Executive Desks Express Delivery

Novara Timber Veneer Executive Desks Express Delivery

4. H9000 Natural Timber Veneer Executive Desk Range


H9000 Natural Timber Veneer Executive Desk Range

5. Evolution Executive Height Adjustable Desks with Express Delivery

Evolution Executive Height Adjustable Desks with Express Delivery

6. Lotus Executive Mesh Back Chair Available For Immediate Delivery

Lotus Executive Mesh Back Chair Available For Immediate Delivery



7. Genius Executive Mesh Chair Available For Immediate Delivery


Genius Executive Mesh Chair Available For Immediate Delivery



End of Financial Year Furniture Depreciation


DEPRECIATION CHANGES FOR SMALL BUSINESS
& END OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR


The Australian Government has recently announced that it will expand accelerated depreciation by allowing small businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $2 million to immediately deduct each asset that cost less than $20,000. The measure will apply to assets (like office furniture) acquired from 7.30pm on 12 May 2015 until 30 June 2017. A great incentive to buy!

Now is also the time to look for ways to spend your remaining Capital Expense budget. To take advantage, you need to buy before the 30th June 2015 so you can claim the benefits in your 2014/2015 tax return.*

Equip Office Furniture can help you find the right furniture for your office whether it is straight off the showroom or custom designed to suit your office.

*Equip recommends your consult your accountant on all taxation issues prior to purchase.




IN-STOCK PRODUCTS

This month we showcase 7 in-stock and popular products. Click an image for more information.

1. Diamond Workstations Systems with Express Delivery



2. Cruze Workstation Systems with Express Delivery



3. Status Workstation Systems with Express Delivery



4. Zebra Mesh Back Chairs with Express Delivery




5. Forte Medium Back Boardroom Chairs with Express Delivery



6. Rex Visitors Chair with Express Delivery



7. EQ Mobile Peds with Express Delivery




 

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Our team of design consultants are ready to provide more information on any of these products for you.

Please remember that we offer free written proposals incorporating design, space utilisation, storage, ergonomic requirements and OH&S standards.

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New Office Products & Tax Time at Equip


DEPRECIATION CHANGES FOR SMALL BUSINESS
& END OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR


The Australian Government has recently announced that it will expand accelerated depreciation by allowing small businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $2 million to immediately deduct each asset that cost less than $20,000. The measure will apply to assets (like office furniture) acquired from 7.30pm on 12 May 2015 until 30 June 2017. A great incentive to buy!

Now is also the time to look for ways to spend your remaining Capital Expense budget. To take advantage, you need to buy before the 30th June 2015 so you can claim the benefits in your 2014/2015 tax return.*

Equip Office Furniture can help you find the right furniture for your office whether it is straight off the showroom or custom designed to suit your office.

*Equip recommends your consult your accountant on all taxation issues prior to purchase.




BRAND NEW PRODUCTS

This month we showcase 4 new exciting products. Click an image for more information.

1. Bevelled-edge White Tops for our Diamond and Cruze Desks & Workstations



2. Evo Reception Desks with Express Delivery



3. The Cube - a Trendy and modern leather lounge with Express Delivery



4. The Como - a signature classic leather lounge with Express Delivery


 

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Our team of design consultants are ready to provide more information on any of these products for you.

Please remember that we offer free written proposals incorporating design, space utilisation, storage, ergonomic requirements and OH&S standards.

We'd love to have a chat and see how we can help you. Come and visit us in our Sydney Showroom.

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Secret to a winning office design


Your office environment is important for productivity, privacy and comfort. When deciding on the best layout configuration, consider the type of work to be done, the size of your staff, and the space available. Here at Equip, our team believe that the key to planning any workspace is to create a balance between areas for private work, areas for collaboration and areas for recharge.



What work is being undertaken?

The jobs undertaken in your office should impact your office layout. For example, customer service and reception staff require constant phone or computer access as well as enough quiet space to hear calls and respond to inquiries. Creative teams, on the other hand, need open spaces so that staff can meet and discuss ideas or test out ideas. Low dividers let workers communicate without leaving their work spaces. Designers, project managers, software developers are professions who often need to collaborate and will need the space to do so – without interrupting everyone else.

Some type of work requires a quieter office layout. For example. programmers, data entry clerks and network administrators may need uninterrupted time to be more productive. High workstation walls or enclosed offices may be best for these workers. In an open plan set up, areas can be set aside for small private rooms where workers can use mobile phones without disturbing others. Meeting rooms with doors can be set up to accommodate clients or private meetings.

Here are some Equip Office Furniture products to help you work effectively.



Diamond Workstations
- in white and available for immediate delivery.

Introducing Clip, an avant-garde option for reception and meeting areas.

What is the size of office?

A space that is too large can be as inefficient as a space that is too small. Workers who have to travel long distances to communicate or perform tasks like copying, filing or answering phones will be less productive. Having needed functions within easy reach promotes an efficient workspace.

Open spaces lend greater creativity to work configurations. The space can be divided into work stations, common work areas, conference rooms, break rooms and reception areas. Open spaces are more economical because cubicles can be added as needed to fit the space.

What is the size of your workstations?

Managers, supervisors or team leaders usually require a larger space because of the need to conference with staff. Telephone workers require primarily desk space with access to computers. One central area can be set up for copying, faxing and possibly postage.

Another area to consider is space for breaks. This can be a simple area to accommodate coffee makers, snack machines or a refrigerator. Having a break room on site saves time that might be wasted going out for snacks or coffee. In addition to convenience, a well-stocked break room adds to staff morale.

 

Looking for in-stock products with fast delivery?

Our team are ready to help you get the products you need as quick as possible.

Please remember that we offer free written proposals incorporating design, space utilisation, storage, ergonomic requirements and OH&S standards.

We'd love to have a chat and see how we can help you. If you'd prefer, come and visit us in our large Sydney Showroom.



Shhhhh! People are trying to work.



How to make quiet spaces in your office


The open office has become an incredibly popular design in recent years, and for good reason. It allows individuals to interact with each other in a fun, collaborative way - and should increase productivity and efficiency.

However, there are times when employees need a break from the noise and the distractions that such an environment creates. Companies are realising the value in quiet spaces – places where both introverts and extroverts can go to get work done and unwind.



Options for Quiet Spaces in the Workplace

There are several ways that businesses are creating quiet spaces, depending on the space and the resources available. Why not consider the following:

Small enclosed rooms

When a single person needs to shut out noise, there is nothing better than a small enclosed room designed for that purpose. Partitions are available that can help an employee cut off almost all noise and visual distractions. Combined with sound insulation and a warm palette, small rooms can easily become an oasis in the office.



Spaces created with furniture

Not every company has the budget or the space to create individual rooms dedicated to quiet. These businesses work with what they have, utilising furniture to create the feeling of isolation. With comfortable seating, panelling and good lighting design, it is possible to create spaces for the individual that appear apart from the larger world outside.

Dedicated 'quiet' zones

Some offices want to have zones designed for relaxing; and zones that can accommodate more than a single person at a time. These areas can be made to shut out noise, but must also involve staff being considerate of others and not making a lot of noise. Signage can help in this regard.

Custom Design



With the right design team, it is possible to create customised rooms and spaces that are designed around a central goal. The materials and products available today give businesses complete creative freedom to design the ultimate escape. Whether that means extreme low lighting and noise cancellation, or green rooms with living plants and water features, businesses are free to create exactly the spaces they need for all of their staff.

 

Looking for in-stock products with fast delivery?

Our team are ready to help you get the products you need as quick as possible.

Please remember that we offer free written proposals incorporating design, space utilisation, storage, ergonomic requirements and OH&S standards.

We'd love to have a chat and see how we can help you. If you'd prefer, come and visit us in our large Sydney Showroom.



Add colour for productivity


Have you thought about the colour scheme of your office and how this affects your staff and clients?

It probably sounds obvious but the colours you use in your office should reflect the type of business being conducted.

Corporate businesses who are trying to establish trust and stability often use natural colours, such as creams and beiges, combined with wood grain finishes to create a refined and sophisticated look. An example is shown below.



Did you also know that the colour blue is associated with honesty, loyalty, wisdom, conservatism, security? Green is calming, also suggesting security, growth and money. Power colours such as navy blue, dark green and burgundy give a message of control, responsibility, and confidence to clients.

In general, the brighter the colour, the less serious is the business.


RECEPTION

This is usually the first point of contact for your client so it is important to create a positive impression. Your client must feel welcome when they first enter your premises, so a soft muted orange such as peach would create a positive and welcoming feeling while soft yellow would be cheerful and happy. If decisions are made in the reception area a soft blue-green will assist in decision-making. Both colours are used in the reception area below.



If your business is a beauty salon, pink or a soft coral colour in the reception area will give the impression that your client will be pampered and indulged.

With the waiting room for a dentist, doctor or naturopath, it is best to choose calming and reassuring colours such as green or blue, with a touch of pink for compassion. Yellow, while cheerful and happy, can cause anxiety in people who are already stressed.


GENERAL OFFICE

Blues and greens will keep a calm atmosphere, but too much of these colours and staff productivity may slow. Adding a small amount of red, orange or yellow somewhere in the space will increase the energy flow and enhance productivity.



Too much red may spark aggression and anger, too much orange or peach will create a social and talkative atmosphere, while too much yellow will cause anxiety and stress in some.


TRAINING AND LECTURE ROOMS

Turquoise, the colour of creative and mass communication, in light to medium tones, is appropriate for walls in training rooms. Turquoise helps in calming the nerves of public speakers and is a good colour for teaching.

Some yellow in front of participants who are participating in the training, either on the wall or behind a teaching board, will help them to retain what is being said.



As shown above, highlights of red can be used to increase energy and creativity; helpful in collaboration spaces.

 

Looking for in-stock products with fast delivery?

Our team are ready to help you get the products you need as quick as possible.

Please remember that we offer free written proposals incorporating design, space utilisation, storage, ergonomic requirements and OH&S standards.

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New Products for 2015



GENIUS EXECUTIVE MESH CHAIR

The Genius Executive Mesh Chair arrives fully assembled and is available for immediate delivery.

Some core features include a single leaver mechanism, 1 finger tension adjustment, 3D adjustable arms, ratchet back height adjustment, seat tilt and an adjustable headrest. This product comes standard with a mesh seat cover and a helpful warning device to correct posture.


COLLABORATION TABLES

Collaboration tables are ideal for activity based working (ABW), the latest innovation in workplace design.

They are essential for people to effectively communicate, collaborate and share expertise.

Equip’s fresh design and innovation has made collaboration tables a highly functional dynamic working environment for facilitating any type of meeting.

Available in endless designs, finishes, sizes and with the option of power and data, Equip’s collaboration tables work as a stand-alone island or seamlessly blend with storage and seating for the ultimate meeting solution.

 

Looking for in-stock products with fast delivery?

Our team are ready to help you get the products you need as quick as possible.

Please remember that we offer free written proposals incorporating design, space utilisation, storage, ergonomic requirements and OH&S standards.

We'd love to have a chat and see how we can help you. If you'd prefer, come and visit us in our large Sydney Showroom.



What's the fuss about height adjustable desks?


Many would have seen a ‘60 Minutes’ report 2 weeks ago (see link below to watch) about the benefits of standing rather than sitting at your desk. With this recent media attention surrounding the use of height-adjustable desks in the workplace, at home and in schools, we thought we’d share some tips and solutions currently available.



Here are a few things to consider:

1. Don’t switch straight to a standing desk; make the transition gradually. If you don't have two work areas, a height adjustable desk allows you to work sitting down during the afternoon while standing in the morning.

2. Standing too much is just as bad as sitting, which is one reason why it’s a good idea to mix it up. If your lower back gets tired from standing, sit down again to work, or stretch it out.

3. By standing rather than sitting, your blood circulation increases. This benefits your mental state by allowing you to think clearer as well as your physical body by preventing the risk of high blood pressure and the possibility of blood clots.

4. The main message is to try out what works for you and don’t think you have to do everything standing.

Height Adjustable Desk Solutions from Equip

The NEW Fusion Electric allows you to have your desk the height you want, at the push of a button. European design and quality components are additional benefits in this all-new height adjustable desk system.

Find out more »



Velocity Highrise Desks and Workstations are a smart, robust, user adjust solution that will bring cutting edge design to your office at an affordable price. Available in Powdercoated Silver finish. Available to view in our Sydney showroom.

Find out more »



The Selectric Desk is an electric height adjustable desk for commercial office workstation installations, offering the user great flexibility in height adjustment from a seated worktop to a stand-up meeting station with the ease of a simple switch.

Constructed with a sturdy steel frame and powered by twin motor drives, maximum height is achieved via three section telescopic legs. Available to view in our Sydney showroom.

Learn more here »

 

Need more help with your office furniture?

Our team of design consultants are ready to provide more information on any of these products for you.

Please remember that we offer free written proposals incorporating design, space utilisation, storage, ergonomic requirements and OH&S standards.

We'd love to have a chat and see how we can help you. Come and visit us in our Sydney Showroom.

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New Workstations, Monitor Arms and Reception Chairs


 

WORKSTATION SCREENS & SYSTEMS IN BLACK



We can now offer some of our popular range of separation screens and workstations in a striking black powder-coated finish. Our highly durable office products include robustly built steel frames and melamine worktops. Separation Screens can be supplied in a number of sizes, colours and configurations. This range is also available in silver and white. Why not chat to us about the different finishes available?




ZGO MONITOR ARM


With its innovative design and cutting edge technology, zgo sets a precedent in bringing an ergonomic experience to discerning users. It has highly flexible adjustments to fit you comfortably.

Enjoy optimal viewing comfort and adjust the monitor to virtually any position: forward, backward, swivel, tilt, portrait or landscape.

Monitor cables are cleverly contained and hidden from sight. A compressed spring provides a balancing force allowing the monitor to "float" and be adjusted effortlessly.

Colour your workspace and express yourself with a vibrant palette of interchangeable snap-in covers for fun, fashion and impact in the workspace. Make a statement through any of the 6 tastefully chosen colours.



Watch a video of the zgo in action below...









DAHLIA RECEPTION CHAIR

An awesome looking option for reception and meeting areas with adjustable seat height, alloy base and available in black and white bonded leather ex stock. Also available in all local fabrics and leathers.

With a 2 year warranty, definitely check out the Dahlia chair if you want to make an impression.






 

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Our team of design consultants are ready to provide more information on any of these products for you.

Please remember that we offer free written proposals incorporating design, space utilisation, storage, ergonomic requirements and OH&S standards.

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