Office Furniture Manufacturers - Overview
What they offer
Getting the right office furniture means finding a good manufacturer and supplier. Here’s how:
Do they offer a design service?
Some manufacturers will offer a made to measure service. This is more expensive than designing the layout yourself, but can be very useful and cost-saving in the long run if you have very specific office needs or a particularly unusual office space.
Will the manufacturer come to my office or will I have to measure up myself?
Some manufacturers will come out to your office, although there is often a charge for this service. Many companies that offer a site visit will be made to measure office furniture manufacturers whose products are likely to work out to be substantially more expensive than ready-made alternatives.
If you do have the finance available and opt for a design service then somebody will visit your office to take all necessary measurements and will in most cases do a few sketches to make sure they have interpreted your correctly. Once draft drawings have been completed and signed off, there is usually about a two week delay before the made to measure furniture is delivered and installed.
If you do not opt for made to measure furniture we recommend that you spend a few moments measuring up and making notes of the dimensions required. Investing in a good tape measure is also advised! If your office plan involves cupboards and drawers make sure you leave sufficient space so that all furniture can be fully opened.
Is it possible to buy office furniture online?
Office furniture is a massive online industry and as long as you follow our simple guide you should have no problems finding and purchasing office furniture over the internet. Because it is such a competitive market there are many special offers designed to entice you to a particular manufacturer/distributor, and these savings are often mostly found online. Start with www.laporta.co.uk, www.hermanmiller.com, www.247workspace.com