We supply and install a range of generally economically priced yet stylish high quality Office Furniture in London and the Home Counties.
Why buy from us?
Our contract furniture products are superb & our prices are exceptionally competitive – often unbeatable. We are here to serve companies in London who need a package of exceptional products to furnish their offices and expect to pay only a low to moderate price. But we are not an online shop. Instead we are on hand to meet you & discuss your requirements, measure your office & provide space plans, advise you on the ins and outs of office furniture and take you to the showroom so you can see what you’re buying before buying. In fact, all the things you can’t do on-line.
If you only require a very small quantity of low cost items, an online store might be the perfect place to visit (regrettably we’re not set up for one-offs), but if you need to furnish an office, even if it’s only a small one, then we are here to offer so much more – for less!
We think we’ve got it just right. High prices don’t always mean better quality, nor does low cost necessarily mean cheap or poorly made. There are still those who have a need for the top-end designer ranges and are prepared to pay the price, but the majority of large and small companies alike appreciate the exceptional value-for-money that our products offer. Without compromising on any aspect of design, range or quality our office furniture can be, and usually is, considerably lower in cost than equivalent products from other suppliers.
The quality is high, the design is both practical and attractive and our manufacturers have provenance demonstrating ethical policies and sustainable practices with the consistent ability to deliver on time.
About our Manufacturers
We partner with a small select group of British and European furniture manufacturers. We work directly with them as a main accredited dealer.
By far the most important factor we looked for from our manufacturers was reliability – their proven ability to deliver to us on-time precisely what we ordered with no damage, no missing items and made to exacting standards – week in, week out. It’s very important to us, it’s very important to you and our reputation depends on it. A late delivery, or the inability to complete an installation because of missing components or damaged goods could make the difference between you being able to run your business effectively or not.
Our main supplier operates from a 38,000 square metre state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and produces tens of thousands of desks, chairs, tables and other furniture items every year. Not only is the range on offer very extensive with hundreds of different sizes, colours, finishes and designs, but production is exceptionally efficient with generally short and reliable turnarounds.
Factors to consider before purchasing office furniture
- Branded products with continuity of manufacture assurances: If you make a purchase for your office, you want to be reasonably assured that the same matching product will be available months or even years later when your business expands and you need more of the same. Beware of unbranded products that may be one-off special bulk container purchases made in the Far East. The quality might (or might not) be fine, but the chances of getting more of the same in the future might be slim.
- A wide range of complementary products: A uniform appearance or theme throughout your offices can be quite important. Make sure the product you are purchasing is from a portfolio offering a wide selection of sizes, shapes, colours, finishes & designs. For instance, you might want your meeting room furniture to be different to your desks, but to share certain aspects such as colour or finish. Or perhaps as an afterthought you might want to order some storage cupboards to match the finishes of the existing furniture.
- Practicality: It might look nice, but sometimes funky furniture might not be well suited for normal office use. It might lack functionality or the appropriate ergonomics, or the shape might not be optimal for maximising the use of floor space. Whether it be a desk, chair or cupboard, consider how and where it is going to be used and make sure it is up to the job. The comfort and wellbeing of your staff is key so if it has to be a decision between practicality or appearance, opt for practicality every time!
- Less is more: We live in a world of terrible waste and we should all be doing our bit for the environment whenever we can. Why buy large desks when smaller ones will do the job? Why buy a desk with 100mm thick legs if there’s an elegant 50mm alternative that’s just as robust but made of just half the amount of metal?
- Size Matters: The cost of office space in London is at an all time high. Maximise the use by considering smaller desks & less storage and in the space freed up by the smaller footprint, make your office a nicer environment by putting in some colourful and comfortable informal meeting and breakout furniture. Plan ahead for future expansion.
- See it before buying: Much of the imagery you see on the internet from our industry is computer generated, not real, photos. These can often make the product look a lot nicer and/or very different to how it actually is. And even if it is a true representation, you can’t see the quality from a photograph. If you can’t go somewhere to see it, touch it, stand at it, sit on it, then don’t buy it. You might otherwise be very disappointed.
- Allow enough time: There are many suppliers who offer products from stock that can be delivered to you within a few days. But, more often than not, the range of products, sizes and finishes is very limited and the cost is greater. So if you can, allow a good number of weeks to make your decision get what you want made-to-order. That way you will get exactly what you are after with no compromise.
- Do you really want to do DIY?: For sure you can save money by going the self-assembly route, but it really is something you want to avoid at all costs! You’ll be amazed at how much time it will take, how physically demanding it is and how much packaging you will end up with and have to dispose of. If you’re going to buy more than a couple of desks or chairs, make sure the price includes delivery and installation. And if you’re on an upper floor with no or limited lift access and/or parking unloading restrictions outside the building, then you must check that the price also allows for this and if not, how much more it will cost.
- Make sure it’s right. Make sure it fits: Most contract furniture is made-to-order and supplied under a commercial contractual agreement which removes your rights to cancellations or returns simply because you do not require it anymore, or that you’ve accidentally ordered to many, the wrong size or wrong colour. So, before committing, unless you are absolutely sure you’ve got it right, get your office space planned. This might be free, or there may be a small cost, but fact is usuallly better than guesswork!
- Regulations: Don’t get carried away trying to fit too much into your office. There are guidelines and regulations set by the HSE and other bodies. These centre around safety (primarily being able to evacuate easily in a fire or other emergency) and health and well being of your staff. Again, good space planning will help identify these issues.
How we got to where we are today
Our business started from a small office in Maddox Street, London Mayfair in 2002 as an Office Furniture supplier. At that time, we didn’t do all the fitout & refurbishment stuff we do today. We simply supplied and installed a limited range of desks from a single manufacturer, Techo, who were themselves only just starting out in the UK – and that was it! Good as it was, our customers wanted more choice so we gradually extended our ranges to include products from other manufacturers and today, even though we do lots of other office fitout things, office furniture remains the core of our business. We now offer a wide range of mainly economically priced yet modern, stylish & quality made desks, chairs, tables and associated items to suit the needs and budgets of the majority of businesses in London.