Millions of Britons are office workers, but sitting at a desk all day isn't natural for humans, and can lead to a host of problems for health, posture, and general productivity. Standing desks can help you to avoid these issues, but then again, you don't want to be on your feet at your desk all day either. Adjustable sit stand desks are a happy middle-ground, and we've taken the time to outline some of our key products so you can better pick what is right for you.
Are Standing Desks Any Good?
A standing desk is like any other product - some are better than others and you definitely get what you pay for. At Ergo, we pride ourselves in providing a wide range of solutions to suit all needs, tastes, and budgets. However, everything we offer boasts a fluid motion so that they transition between positions like a yo-yo for an unrivalled experience.
In terms of what they can offer you, standing desks help you to stay mobile and active throughout the day. Not only does this have a positive effect on your health and wellbeing by promoting movement and circulation, but it can also help with your productivity by removing the temptation to slouch and, well, relax!
How Long Should You Stand at a Standing Desk Each Day?
Although sitting at a desk all day can have a number of implications for your health, such as circulation problems and general lethargy, equally standing all day is impractical, becomes tiring, and will have diminishing returns. That's where adjustable desks - you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
In short, there's no black and white answer as to how much you should be standing throughout the day - some research suggests as little as 15 minutes every hour, other research has been as high as half an hour. The best thing to do is to give it a go and find out what works for you!
How Much Does a Standing Desk Cost?
Standing desks vary greatly in cost depending on what product you decide to go for, and we have a lot of choices to pick from. Not only can size affect prices, but also whether or not you want to go for an electric adjustment or manual.
However, P&P to the UK mainland is always free through our reliable delivery partners (Ireland is an additional £40 while other islands are £85).
Liberty Electric Standing Desk
The Liberty Electric Desk is an affordable and versatile option for any workplace or home office. Not the cheapest nor the most expensive option, the Liberty boasts all of the key benefits of adjustable standing desks with a wide range of movement. However, its sturdy build quality and steel frame mean that you won't have to deal with wobbling, even at its maximum height.
This electric desk will adjust its height on its own, meaning all you have to do is use some simple buttons before the motors do the rest. With a wide range of colours and wood effects for the desk itself, as well as the legs/frame, we can offer a product to suit all tastes, decor, and preferences.
The Solo Manual Desk is a manual option, but don't worry - although you might be having images of wrestling with a complicated series of latches and moving parts, the crank mechanism has a very smooth action and couldn't be easier to use. Just turn the crank to easily adjust the height of the desk to a level comfortable for sitting, standing, or anything in-between!
Again, a wide range of colours for the desktop finish and frame mean that this Scandinavian-designed piece of office furniture will fit perfectly into any working or home office environment. Just like its electrical counterpart, the solo manual desk is incredibly sturdy and storage isn't an issue - it will effortlessly hold as much as 80kg.
If you want the benefits of a sit-stand desk but require a bit more real-estate than our standard single desks provide, then the Autonomy Pro might be for you. This product has one of the longest ranges on the market and is able to go between 64cm and 130cm at the touch of a button.
Despite this incredible range, its smooth motor system and sturdy frame mean that everything on top will stay exactly where it is when its moving - so you won't need to go chasing your mouse and keyboard every time you transition from one position to another!
This double-desk workbench makes for a perfect workstation in an office space, with the ability for two colleagues to have a pair of connected standing desks which they can raise and lower independently to their own preference. With over five surface styles and size to choose from as well as the frame colour, this workbench can be customised to suit any room.
As part of the Atlas Range, this workbench is affordable without sacrificing on the Ergo quality you can rely on. This desk will evenly lift up to 160kg at a rate of 3cm per second in a fluid motion using its two-part telescopic legs which give it an extended range.
This product is unrivalled when it comes to versatility. Its small size and powerful single legged height adjustable frame mean it can fit into just about any space without getting in the way. It would be just as ready for use as a desk in a busy and dynamic office floor as it would be as an adjustable presentation table in an educational environment.
The customisable nature of this product is part of its appeal for many of our customers. Available in three different shapes (rectangle, kidney, and round) as well as a range of sizes and colours, it can either be ordered for pure functionality or to complement a room with elegance.
When it comes to standing desks, they don't come much better than the Crown Electric Desk. This impressive bit of equipment is powered by two Scandinavian motors, and can be raised and lowered between 680mm–1170mm at an impressive pace of 4cm per second while supporting up to an incredible 120kg.
Whether this is a desk for one worker who needs the extra space, or a communal table for meetings in a cooperative workplace, this truly is royalty amongst office furniture and, as always, is protected by our five-year guarantee.
The Raiz-It is one of our most affordable options but doesn't compromise any of the benefits a standing desk has to offer. Plus, it's hand-operated crank mechanism means that it is environmentally-friendly while saving even further in electricity costs.
The Raiz-It's height can be adjusted to between 71.5cm and 114cm, or anything in-between, using the removable hand crank mechanism. Despite its small profile and affordable cost, this sturdy desk can also support as much as 70kg in weight! Available in white or four different wood effects, there is a Raiz-It for all occasions!
Join the thousands of people throughout the UK and the world taking their health and productivity to new heights with a height adjustable desk. Plus, if you aren't content with the quality of our product, all of our desk categories are protected by our five-year guarantee.
Have a look through our website today to see the wide range of options available, and if you have any questions please get in touch using our telephone number or email address in the section at the top of this page.
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