Will I need a bespoke size?
If you have a small reception area or awkwardly shaped space or wish to ensure that a walkway remains at a minimum width when the furniture is placed, then you will almost certainly need a bespoke reception desk. Our furniture available in a wide range of shapes and sizes and can easily and affordably be made to order in bespoke sizes for perfectly fitting furniture.
Can the surface be wiped down or disinfected?
In any public area, and especially if the reception desk is located in a doctor’s surgery or clinic waiting room, then it will need to be hygienically cleaned. All of our commercial grade furniture is designed to withstand the rigors of public space. Most of the furniture is made from laminate, the same material as a kitchen work surface, so are easily cleaned, as are glass surfaces.
Do I need a countertop?
It’s not absolutely necessary for informal areas like agencies or if the receptionist is just giving directions in a high traffic area. A counter top is required for spaces like surgeries and doctor’s waiting rooms where confidential private or medical documents are used.
How high should the unit be?
The standard height of a modern reception counter top is around 110cm to 115cm, while the ideal top height for a space where monitors and phones are used is normally around 75cm high.
You may wish to consider adding various levels of height to the reception space, with higher areas to allow privacy and security, or lower levels to allow maximum accessibility and to more easily accommodate wheelchair users.
What extras can I add?
Extras could include matching office cabinets, integrated cabinets, power and USB sockets, LED lighting and desk chairs.
Will I need storage cabinets?
That depends on who will be using the reception desk. A doctor's waiting room will need sliding or tambour door office cabinets for files and records. If you just need a space to store personal items like bags and keys then a pedestal drawer or cabinet would be more suitable. For coat and jacket storage you will need a high cabinet with a rail or hooks. Some of curved reception desks come with integrated storage.
How long does it take to order?
Usually around four to six weeks depending on the type of reception counter. If you have a tight deadline please call our furniture experts on 020 8840 6298 for immediate availability details.
How does the furniture arrive at our office?
Our fully trained fitters will deliver, unpack and assemble your new furniture for you.
This service is also available outside normal office working hours for minimal downtime.