Will the reception desk need to accommodate disabled visitors?
Yes most companies with a reception area will need to accommodate wheelchair users and disabled visitors. A low table on or near the reception desk will need to be added. If attached to the desk the table top will need to protrude from the front and should be around 75cm high. Exposed table corners should be rounded and were possible have a contrasting edge colour for visually impaired visitors.
Will I need a bespoke size?
If you have a small or awkward shaped reception area or a walkway that must be a certain width you will almost certainly need a bespoke size.
How do I match a logo or brand colour?
You will need to see material swatches so you can compare and select the closest colour. Selecting colours on a computer screen is not advisable.
Will the reception desk surface be wiped down or disinfected?
Probably if the reception desk is located in a doctor's or clinic waiting room. Most modern desks are made from laminate which is the same material as a kitchen work surface so is easily cleaned.
Do I need a countertop on a reception desk?
Not for informal receptions like agencies or if the receptionist is just giving directions etc. A counter top is necessary for dentist and doctor waiting rooms where private or medical documents are used.
How high should a reception desk countertop be?
110cm to 115cm is the standard height of a reception counter top. The desktop for monitors and phones is approximately 75cm high.
What extras can I add to my reception desk?
Extras include matching office cabinets, integrated cabinets, power and USB sockets, LED lighting and desk chairs.
Will I need storage cabinets for my reception desk?
It depends on who will be using the reception desk. A doctor's waiting room will need sliding or tambor door office cabinets. If you just need somewhere to put a bag and keys an under desk drawer or cabinet is more suitable. For coat and jacket storage you will need a high cabinet with a rail or hooks.
How long does it take to order a reception desk?
Usually 4-6 weeks depending on the type of reception desk. If you have a deadline it is always worth asking our furniture experts 020 8840 6298.
How does the desk arrive at our office?
We have trained fitters who will deliver, unpack and assemble your reception desk. This is also possible outside office working hours.