Working From Home Guide

Working from Home Guide- Choosing the Right Home Office Desk

At the Direct Office Supply Company, we know first-hand how difficult it can be getting to grips with working from home. You might find yourself working beyond your usual hours because its hard to draw a divide between work life and home life. Maybe you’re struggling to get started because you don’t have the right tools at hand to have a productive day.

Our advice for success working from home is to create an area which will act as an office, separate from any spaces for relaxation. This will make it easier to get focussed, and to switch off when the workday is finished. The three most important components of your new home office are a chair, a desk and storage.

Picking the right office chair is key to working from home successfully. If you’re uncomfortable, you won’t be as productive as possible, and could end up causing long term back problems. To find the correct office chair for your needs, we recommend reading our blog – Choosing the Right Office Chair- which details all the factors you need to take into consideration.

Desking and storage for the home office go hand in hand, as many home office desks have built in storage. However, if you’re looking for a smaller desk and wish to handle your storage separately, we supply a wide range of filing cabinets, pedestals and office cupboards. You can select from wood finishes, or grey, black, and white if you prefer a more classic look. If you want to bring a pop of colour to your home office, we recommend our range of colourful filing cabinets from Silverline Office. Choosing the right storage is essential, as it will help keep your desk clear and keep your documents organised in the long run.

Within our range of home office desking, we have L-shaped corner desks, straight desks, and some space saving solutions that you might not have considered. We’ll go through each of these options and outline the pros and cons to help you find the perfect desk- no matter how much or how little space you have available!

L-Shaped / Corner / Ergonomic Office Desks

Pros:

  • Desktop space- Corner desks offer a great amount of desktop space. This means your workspace will feel less cluttered, but you’ll still have room for everything you need at hand.
  • Storage options- Ergonomic desking comes with many different storage options and maximise the use of the space they take up. Many desks have built in filing drawers and open shelves- some even have pull-out keyboard/mouse shelves.
  • Choice and variety- A range of colours and styles are available. If you prefer a classic look with a metal cantilever leg, there’s plenty of choice! Many corner desks are now being designed for home office with stylish and modern finishes to match your home décor.

Cons:

  • Large footprint- L-shaped desks are on the larger end of the scale, and some people may not have the space in their home to accommodate one.

Straight Desks

Pros:

  • Smaller sizes- Straight desks usually don’t take up as much room as corner desks. If you’re short on space, there are plenty of narrow straight desks designed specifically to suit your needs.
  • Wide variety of options- The widest variety of styles and finishes are available in straight desking. It seems like there are endless numbers of straight desks to choose from! This gives you the best chance to find something that fits your existing home décor.
  • With or without storage- You have plenty of options to decide how much or how little storage you require. Some straight desks are a simple desktop and legs, or maybe feature a small stationery drawer. This is great if you prefer a sleek design, or if you already have filing cabinets, cupboards, or a pedestal. Other straight desks have filing drawers, open shelving/cubbyhole storage, and even the option of a hutch if you like to maximise your space.

Cons:

  • Less desktop space- The desktop space on a straight desk is often less generous than a corner desk.

Space-saving Solutions

There are options beyond traditional desking for setting up a home office. Some of these go against our golden rule of designating a space specifically for work, but we understand that not everyone has a room to dedicate to creating a study, or even an extra corner in their living room for a desk. Space-saving solutions are items of furniture that are multi-purpose and can be used in everyday life, or pieces that fold away when not in use. See our picks below for examples.

Pros:

  • Fold-away or multi-use- Many items of space saving furniture fold away and can be stored when not in use. Others are dual purpose for both work and dining/living areas.
  • Designed for home- These furniture items are designed specifically to be used in the home, so they have finishes that will likely match with your existing décor.
  • Concealed storage options- Some of these pieces, like the lift-up coffee tables from Teknik Furniture, have concealed storage. This is perfect for hiding your documents and stationery from view once its time to relax, or for a bit of extra living room storage for blankets, magazines etc.

Cons:

  • Less variety- This is still an emerging trend, so not as many styles and finishes are available in comparison to straight desking. However, these products have been popular on our website and we hope to see more styles being released to meet demand.

The Direct Office Supply Company has a wide range of high-quality home office desks to buy online, with fast, free UK delivery. Here are some of our favourite corner desks, straight desks and space saving solutions that are perfect for working from home.

Ergonomic / L-shaped / Corner Desks:

Teknik Industrial Style L-Shaped Home Office Desk

Why we love the Industrial Style Desk:

  • industrial style design is perfect for the current "loft apartment style" trend, with its modern metal frame
  • available in two different wood effect finishes to best suit your decor- smoked oak and charter oak
  • open shelving for keeping your desktop tidy, or for displaying decor
  • other furniture items available in this line- such as the Industrial Style 4 Shelf Bookcase- if you want to carry the look throughout your home office space and living areas

Teknik Home Study White L-Shaped Computer Desk

Why we love the Home Study desk:

  • attractive white finish will match lots of different interiors. If you don't have a spare room to designate as your home office, this is a great choice for adding to a bedroom as the colour will match lots of current bedroom trends. 
  • features a fully extending filing drawer for important documents you need at hand
  • cubbyhole storage can be used for books, stationery or home decor

These desks are both from one of our favourite brands, Teknik Furniture, who supply a wide range of home office furniture. Click here to check out the rest of the range from Teknik, where you're sure to find something you love!

If you're looking for a cantilever desk, or something that can be matched with a pedestal in a more traditional wood finish like oak or beech, check out of range of ergonomic corner desking. You'll find plenty of options in all sizes. Our pick for a great deal is the cantilever desk and pedestal bundle which works out much cheaper than buying them separately! 

 

Straight Desks:

Dams Luxor High Gloss Home Office Desk

Why we love the Luxor:

  • one of our best-selling designs, so we know our customers love it too!
  • white high gloss finish is incredibly stylish and would be a great statement desk in a modern home office
  • the sleek design conceals a spacious stationery drawer
  • depth of this desk is under 600mm, so it won't take up unnecessary space

Alphason San Diego Computer Workstation

Why we love the San Diego:

  • available in 3 colours- white, beech and walnut- so you'll be sure to find an option that suits you
  • our ultimate storage workstation- with storage cubbies, a stationery drawer, a slide out keyboard/mouse shelf, a CPU storage cupboard, printer shelf, open shelving, and even a monitor shelf to keep your desktop completely clear
  • even with all this storage, the San Diego is less than 600mm deep- placed against a wall, it won't take up any more space than necessary!
  • another one of our most popular desks- and it comes at a great price, showing a cheap cost doesn't mean sacrificing quality and practicality

 

Alphason Aspen Trestle Style Home Office Desk

Why we love the Aspen:

  • afforable price for a unique contemporary design
  • white and light oak finish could easily be matched with bedroom or living room furniture if you're setting up an office space in a room thats already decorated
  • stationery drawer and raised shelf offer both open and closed storage

 

Space-Saving Solutions:

Teknik Home Study Lift-Up Coffee Table / Work Desk

Why we love the Home Study Table:

  • lift-up top raises to create a desk when you need it, then lowers back into place for use as a coffee table
  • ideal if you're working from home part time/split between home and the office, or if you don't have space for an office desk
  • lower shelf had space for decor and the concealed storage under the tabletop can be used for living room storage or for office items

Teknik Furniture has released two other coffee tables featuring the same lift-up technology:

 

Dynamic Fleur Smart Storage Fold Away Storage Desk

Why we love the Fleur:

  • desktop swings out when you need it, or folds away to overlap the storage unit when you dont- effectively halving the space it occupies
  • workspace rotates 360 degrees- meaning you can use this as a left or right hand corner desk, or as a straight desk
  • two spacious open shelves and two deep drawers- the bottom drawer is suitable for foolscap filing- its always useful even when not functioning as a desk!

 

Dams Fuji Folding Desk

Why we love the Fuji:

  • available in three sizes- 800mm, 1000mm and 1200mm
  • the frame is foldable/collapsible so that you can put it away in a cupboard or another storage area when not in use
  • you dont need to designate one particular space in the home- set up the desk anywhere you have room, then return to your usual living space when the the work day is over

Teknik Avon Leather Handled Folding Wall Desk

Why we love the Avon Wall Desk:

  • this desk is wall mounted, so it takes up no floor space 
  • flip down the desk when you need it, and fold away when it's not in use
  • white and oak finish is ideal for a bedroom or living room
  • back panel acts as a pinboard and the open storage shelf can be used for stationery or decor items

 Another Wall Desk we love is the Hampstead Park Wall Desk

Home Office FAQs

Q. What is the best home office desk?

A. It depends on your space! We can't tell you that one desk in particular is the best desk as it might not work for your space. Check out our picks above and follow the links to see the dimensions, specifications and features then you can pick what the best desk is FOR YOU.

Q. Who makes the best home office desk?

A. We firmly believe that some of the best work from home desks come from our trusted suppliers. These include Dams Furniture, Teknik Furniture, Alphason Office and Dynamic Furniture amongst other! We recommend checking out their products for sale on our website. 

Q. Where should a desk be placed in a home office?

A. Once again, it depends on your space! If space is limited, placing a desk against the wall is probably going to take up the least room.

However, if your chosen desk has a stunning 360 degree finish like some of our home office desks, you might want to make it a statement by placing in the middle of your home office/study. This is also a great option if you meet with clients in your home and want to place a visitor's chair on the opposite side of your desk. 

Choosing the Office Chair or Home Office Chair

Choosing the Right Office Chair- Fabric, Mesh or Leather?

Whether you’re working from home or within an office, a comfortable workspace is essential for productivity. While it’s important to pick the correct desk and storage, picking the correct office chair is the key to making it through the long workday.

Many factors need to be taken into consideration when picking an office chair, for example:

  • What is your budget?
  • How many hours a day will you be using the chair?
  • Do you find a specific style of chair more desirable?
  • Do you need a material that is easy to clean/extra durable?
  • Do you have any additional requirements? (e.g. higher weight capacity, extra support for back problems)

You may want to think about these factors before choosing the material of your computer chair. The Direct Office Supply Company offers chairs in a range of fabric, mesh, leather and leather effect materials to meet our customers’ needs. We’ll go through the pros and cons of each of these so that you can make the most informed choice and pick the right chair for you!

Leather / Leather Effect Office Chairs

PROS:

  • High-end stylish look and feel- leather chairs often feature an executive look and feel that is suited to both formal offices and the home office.
  • Plenty of choice- we offer a large variety of shapes, back heights and designs in our ranges of leather/leather look chairs. This includes executive styles, gaming chairs, and plenty of modern and elegant designs.
  • Comfort- leather chairs offer a comfortable feel, especially real leather which has a softer feel. Plenty of our leather chair have a high back, which is often chosen for its comfort factor. If you’re looking for a deeper and more padded seat, you’re likely to find it amongst our leather ranges.
  • Additional support requirements- If you have any additional requirements, such as support for back problems or you require a seat with a high weight capacity, you’ll find a suitable chair amongst our leather options.
  • 24hr use- for extended use, a 24-hour chair with a leather finish is an ideal choice.
  • Easy to clean- most leather/leather look finishes will wipe clean.

CONS:

  • Higher price- the luxurious feel of a leather chair often comes at a higher price. However, if you fancy the look of a leather chair without the price tag, there are plenty of faux leather alternatives that look just as good!
  • Less colour options- many leather chairs only offer the option of a cream or black finish. However, as ranges are expanding, many of our office chairs are becoming available in a larger variety of colours. These include brown, tan, white, grey, burgundy, blue and more!

Fabric Office Chairs

PROS:

  • Reasonably priced- fabric chairs are more reasonably priced in comparison to leather. If you’re buying on a budget, you’ll have plenty of options to pick from in our fabric chairs range.
  • Plenty of choice- not only are fabric chairs available in the widest variety of colours, there’s a wealth of options in style and back height.
  • Comfort- fabric chairs offer a lot of padding for the most comfortable experience. A lot of our fabric chairs are “24-hour chairs” intended for extended use, which offer the most comfort and support.
  • Durable and long lasting- fabric chairs are durable and hard-wearing, making them ideal for everyday use for many months and years.
  • Great for big offices- the low price and durability means the fabric chair is often the desired option for large employers buying in high quantities to kit out an entire office.

CONS:

  • Difficult to clean- fabric chairs can be easily stained and are more difficult to clean.
  • Less breathable than mesh- although fabric chairs are breathable to a degree, mesh chairs are a more breathable option if you work in a warm environment where more airflow through the seat/backrest would be desirable.

Mesh Office Chairs

 PROS:

  • Breathable- the net-like material on the backrest (and often the seat pad too!) is extra breathable which is ideal for warmer work environments and the warmer months of the year.
  • Reasonably priced- mesh chairs are very reasonably priced. If you’re buying on a budget there will be plenty of options available. These chairs are comparable in price to fabric chairs, and are equally as durable and comfortable!
  • Ergonomic design- many of our ergonomically designed chairs feature a mesh finish. Mesh is the ideal material for creating a shaped and sculpted backrest to offer maximum support. These chairs don’t sacrifice any comfort in comparison to fabric chairs.

CONS:

  • Not as luxurious as leather- mesh chairs don’t offer the same soft feel as leather, however they come at a much more affordable cost.
  • Limited colour choice- most mesh chairs feature a black finish, however more options are becoming available in bright colours such as blue, orange, green, purple and red. Some mesh chairs also have the option to choose a fabric seat pad in a bright colour.

 

 

The Direct Office Supply Company has a wide range of office chairs available to buy online including leather chairs, fabric chairs and mesh chairs. Here are some of our recommendations and some of our most popular products available with fast, free delivery.

Leather office chairs:

Dams Catania Brown Leather Office Chair

Why we love the Catania:

  • our best-selling executive office chair - ideal for executive offices as well as home office if you enjoy a classic look
  • soft-feel brown leather faced finish
  • affordable price for a leather office chair
  • extra comfy with its padded arms and the ability to tilt and adjust the seat to your preferred position

Teknik Goliath Duo Heavy Duty Office Chair

Why we love the Goliath Duo:

  • durable leather faced chair available in 3 colours- cream, black and grey
  • generously sized highly padded seat for extreme comfort with 24 hour use
  • maximum weight capacity of 27 stone (170kg)

Dams Bari High Back Black Leather Office Chair

Why we love the Bari:

  • afforable price for a sleek faux leather finish
  • stylish design with chrome accents and stitching detail
  • high back adds comfort
  • ideal choice for a home office chair if you enjoy a modern look

Fabric office chairs:

Dams Vantage Fabric Computer Chair

Why we love the Vantage:

  • affordable price- a great computer chair for large offices
  • available in a wide range of colours
  • large seat with deep cushioning for comfort

Teknik Titan Heavy Duty Office Chair

Why we love the Titan:

  • heavy duty- weight capacity up to 27 stone (170kg)
  • robust design with generous measurements and deep padding
  • 24 hour use

Dams Tempo Grey Office Chair

Why we love the Tempo:

  • modern design is ideal for home office
  • attractive grey fabric with stitching detail
  • high back for added comfort

Mesh office chairs:

Eliza Tinsley Luna Mesh Office Chair

Why we love the Luna:

  • our best-selling ergonomic office chair
  • wide range of colours- black, blue, red, green, orange and mesh are available, as well as the choice between a black or white shell
  • afforable price- ideal for bulk buy or home office
  • comfy padded seat and arms with a supportive shaped backrest

Eliza Tinsley Polaris Mesh Office Chair

Why we love the Polaris:

  • adjustable headrest included
  • high back executive office chair
  • heavy duty- weight capacity up to 25 stone (154kg)
  • ergonomic design- contoured backrest with lumbar support

Dams Tyler Mesh Office Chair

Why we love the Tyler:

  • modern desk chair which is great for home office
  • afforable price- great for large offices too!
  • contrasting white and black finish

How to Style Retro Furniture in Your Home

What is retro style furniture?

At the Direct Office Supply Company, we stock a range of retro style furniture. These are new pieces of furniture, designed to resemble the style of vintage pieces which have been popular in past decades. These much-loved styles are making a comeback in 2020 with bold statement chairs and throwback pieces like turntable stands for a truly vintage feel. 

With high quality, affordable pieces from our home furniture brands Dorel and Shankar, you’ll find everything you need to give your home a retro makeover.

 

How do I style retro furniture in my home?

The Owen range from Dorel Home Furniture features coordinating pieces in a range of different colour finishes to suit any décor. Each piece in this minimalistic range features a sleek woodgrain finish paired with hairpin legs for the ultimate retro look. A coffee table is an essential for a stylish living room, and the Owen range has the choice of a round or rectangular table.

 

A matching round or square table by the side of your couch is great for holding your cup of coffee, magazines or books, a lamp, or other items to bring character to your living room. The Owen Round End Table can be seen styled with different lamps, house plants and books. The subtle walnut or grey oak finish is easy to match with any colour scheme you choose.

The Owen TV stand is a great example of how this range combines vintage style design with modern needs. This stand is suitable for TVs up to 42” and has two cubbies for storing your TV box or DVD player, with the same sleek finish as the other products in this line.

If you’re a lover of all things vintage and retro, a record player is an essential. Whether you have a turntable with speakers or a suitcase style record player, the Concord Turntable stand is a great choice for storing and displaying your turntable and records. This unit comes in two sizes and a variety of colour options that combine white, walnut, blue and oak panels. Dorel provides a range of pictures showing different ways you could style the Concord stand in your home, with other retro style accessories.

 

A customer photo shows how they have styled their Concord stand with accessories that have elements of 70s style, such as bold floral patterns and bright colours. The larger size means added space for displaying items- and more albums!

Pairing minimal and bold pieces is a great way to achieve the vintage look in your home. Warm, bright yellows and oranges are perfect for achieving a 1970s style and look great with walnut furniture. Shankar Furniture supplies a huge selection of statement chairs, some of which are ideal for a retro style living room. The Pacific chair is a great choice if you’re looking to bring warm tones to your home, as it comes in yellow or brick orange.

Another essential element of retro seating is a bold frame. Shankar have plenty of chairs in this style, but our favourites are the Logan and Monaco, which come in a variety of fabric and leather-look finishes. The curved arms and striped print of the Restmore chair would make this an eye-catching addition to your seating area.

What are the Benefits of Height Adjustable Desks?

What are the benefits of sit-stand and height adjustable desks?

At the Direct Office Supply Company, we stock a wide range of height adjustable desking. From manual to electronic, and from single person desks to tables for group projects, there’s a height adjustable desk that will be perfect for you. 

Many studies have focussed on the health benefits of sitting vs. standing at work, and what this can do for weight loss, back problems, heart disease and other ailments. Here at Direct Office, we agree that sitting at a desk all day could promote bad posture and back problems if you’re not comfortable and supported.

However important this may be, there’s much more to height adjustable desks than promoting good health in the workplace. Here’s Direct Office’s top reasons to try a height adjustable desk in your office.

stand 

They’re not just for standing up

Although many people refer to them as “sit-stand”, you don’t necessarily need to use a height adjustable desk to switch between positions. A height adjustable desk is an ideal way to ensure your office set-up is promoting good posture, even if you’re seated all day. Adjusting your desk to the perfect height for you can ensure that your computer screen is at eye level and you’re able to sit back in your chair comfortably without slouching.

posture

The best way to use your height adjustable desk in this way is with a high-quality ergonomic office chair. If you’re sitting at your desk for long periods, a 24-hour office chair might offer you the best support.

 

They’re great for hot-desking and group projects

If you have collaborative projects and group work going on in your business, you need the right desk to accommodate this. Maybe your office works on a hot-desk system and you need a desk that suits the needs of every user. A height adjustable desk is the perfect solution. The Advance Desk from Lavoro is a great example, as it can be set at any height between 640mm and 1300mm. If your team needs to sit down, they can pull up a chair and sit comfortably, or stand if preferred.

The Duo desk is also a great option, with two desktops that operate independently of one another. This means you can have a combination of sitting and standing users.

solo 

They promote inclusivity in the workplace

Height adjustable desks are able to meet the needs of much more of the working population today than a standard desk. Having an office set up that meets all of your employees’ needs is extremely important, and a height adjustable desk is a great way to achieve this.

The Advance desk is a great choice for wheelchair users as it has a greater height range than most motor operated desks, lowering to 640mm.

accessible

Users of any height can find a comfortable position with Lavoro’s desking range, with options for manually operated desks as well as electric systems. The Duo desk, with its two independent work surfaces, would allow for two users of differing heights to either sit or stand comfortably at the same desk.

sit stand

Best Ideas to Decorate your Home Office

Ideas for Creating the Best Home Office Desk or Study area

If you work from home, the best way to be productive is creating a dedicated workspace. Whether it’s for business or study, the first step to kitting out your home office is choosing the best Home Office desk to suit your needs.

Not everyone has space in their home to dedicate an entire room to their work, so we’ve come up with some solutions to the biggest questions about setting up the perfect home office within the room you have. Here are some ways to get the most out of your home office without compromising on style and how to purchase a Home office Desk that suits your needs.

“How do I make a study area within my living room?”- Matching your Home office desk to your furniture.

Creating an office area within your existing living room or lounge can be a great idea if you don’t have a spare room to convert to an office. The key to making the most of your space is choosing furniture that matches your décor and also serves a function. This could mean choosing a desk with a stylish modern finish, like the Kentucky desk, that has plenty of built in storage to prevent your room from becoming cluttered.

kentucky desk

Another option is to choose a desk with coordination home furniture ranges, like the Clifton Place range from Teknik furniture.

clifton

Their executive desk and L shaped desk already provide plenty of storage, but if you have lots of documents to file, the matching side filer is an excellent choice.

clifton

This cabinet would blend in great in a living room with its stylish grand walnut finish and has the option to add a hutch. The hutch is a great option if you’d like to turn the unit into a bookcase, or even display home décor or ornaments to give a homely feel.

clifton

A matching sideboard and credenza are also available from this mid-century style range.

“How do I make my study look stylish?”- A pop of colour could be the remedy for your stuffy office

One main concern with adding an home office to your home is that it some home office desks could look business-like and uninviting. One great solution to this is choosing pieces that add something to the room rather than choosing something that just fits the space. A pop of colour is an excellent way to do this, whether it’s a desk with a colourful accent or a funky mesh chair.

Dorel Furniture is a brand that supplies a range of office desks that look great in the home. Their Xavier desk is a great example. It can be seen here, styled against two different statement wallpapers that complement the pop of blue within the shelving pedestal. 

xavier

xavier

The shelves are great for stationery or boxes to keep clutter off your desktop, but if you wanted to accessorise, you could display your favourite books, ornaments or photos.

The Rocco chair from Shankar Furniture is a popular choice for home office, as it comes in some very on-trend shade options- a luxurious grey brushed velvet and a bright yellow leather look- as well as the more subtle graphite option. The Rocco design also comes as a barstool and if you like to match your furniture across rooms, they look fantastic at a breakfast bar. 

“How do I organise my home office?”- finding the right storage for you

When it comes to storage for your home office, there are plenty of options that are versatile and stylish. Our filing cabinets from Silverline come in 28 different colour options, which means no dodgy DIY paint jobs to get a cabinet that matches your room. As well as standard foolscap filing cabinets, which is our most popular option, Silverline also offer multi-drawer cabinets, storage cupboards, side filing cabinets and many more options- all in the same colour range so it’s easy to coordinate. Some products are available in a two-tone finish for an even quirkier look.

kontrax

kontrax

Another option, especially if you’re looking to add a work space to a living area, is a tall bookcase that also functions as a room divider. This means you can keep your work separate from the area where you relax. The Lawrence bundle is an excellent option if you like an industrial, modern finish.

lawrence

The Wildwood bookcase has a more classic wooden effect and is available in Espresso and Rustic Grey.

wildwood

A room divider style bookcase is a great idea if you have books and objects you want to keep on display, as its all open storage. If you’re looking for more discreet storage, for papers and documents for example, but still want to keep some items on display, a bookcase with bins might be the right fit for you.

The Landon bookcase has a combination of open and concealed storage, and there is a matching desk in the range which is ideal if you’re looking to coordinate.

landon

The Mercer bookcase as 3 drawers and one cabinet, as well as a spacious open hutch. There is also a range of home furniture which coordinates with the Mercer bookcase.

mercer

“What can I do if I don’t have space for a desk?”- Fold away office solutions for small spaces

If you’re looking to set up an office or study space, but don’t have room for a desk or don’t want a desk in the room permanently, a fold-away desk might be the right option for you. The Hampstead Park and Avon wall desks look like a small wall cabinet when they are closed but flip down to create a desk with more space than you would imagine. Both of these desks have an internal pinboard for important notes, and an upper shelf for any objects you might want to display.

avon

avon

hampstead

hampstead

These desks are ideal for a bedroom, living room, or anywhere else in the home. 

Eliza Tinsley Office Chairs

A range of stylish and afforable office and home office chairs from Eliza Tinsley furniture are available through the Direct Office Supply Company.

Our range of office chairs from Eliza Tinsley features a wide selection of options to suit any office, home office, study or even your gaming and entertainment room. This ranges from mesh back chairs in bright colours to heavy duty executive chairs.

The Westminster is a popular chair which is available in six different colour options to match any interior. This includes creamblackbrownblueburgundy and silver options for the leather faced finish. If you're looking for a leather faced office chair, the Westminster is an ideal choice, though we have a wide range of chairs in similar finishes to cater to any preference.

If you're browsing for a mesh back office chair, Direct Office has an extensive range, including a number of models from Eliza Tinsley. The Newton chair is a high back mesh chair from our range of executive chairs. Built for comfort and support, it features a posture curved back rest, adjustable arms and an integral headrest.

The Ergo Mesh Executive chair is certified for 24 hour use with many ways to adjust the chair for optimum comfort. This includes a multi-adjustable lumbar function and adjustable arms and headrest. The Nexus chair is availble with or without arms, and is an excellent choice for lumbar support. Each model comes with 3 different colour options for the mesh back: black, blue and red.

For more robust and heavy duty options, consider the Titan XL and Polaris chairs. The Titan Extra Large Office Chair features generous proportions and extra padding for increased comfort. The Polaris chair is also generously proportioned, with many ways to adjust the seat to your preference and a heavy duty gas lift .

Deliveries

Delivery of your Online Order

Our distribution centres take great care to ensure your order is well packaged and shipped quickly to you, however sometimes an item can get damaged in Transit to you - Thankfully this is happens to a very low percentage of orders but accidents can happen.

So How Should You The Customer Handle a Damaged Delivery ?

Here are a few tips to make sure any issues are resolved quickly.

1. Check your parcels are all intact when they are delivered.

2. Do not accept the goods if you spot any damage to the packaging, point it out to the courier and make sure he/ she notes this on their paperwork or PDA

3. If you feel that the damage is only to the packaging and not to the goods within and accept the goods please still ensure that you have this noted on the couriers delivery paperwork.

4. If upon open the packaging you find damage to the product immediately notify us of the issue, Please note you have 72 hours to report this damage but the quicker we have the details the faster we can resolve the problem for you.

5. Send Images - A picture paints a thousand words and also allows us to identify what has happened. So the more the better.

We at Direct Office Supply work extremely hard to ensure all of orders get to customers in the same condition they left our centre, we are aware sometimes this is not the case and with our customers assistance we can ensure that any issues that arise are dealt with promptly.

 

 

 

Customer Service

At The Direct Office Supply Co we try our hardest to offer the best customer service we can -

But sometimes we can get it wrong - we are only human after all

However we do try to get any issues our customers may have resolved as quickly and as best we can. After speaking to customers a few points kept popping up but the top one was they felt we were hard to contact so we have decided to see in what ways we can handle that problem better.

Contact - Now our customers can contact us in various ways

1. By Telephone - our Customer service team are available on the phonelines between 12pm and 4pm daily
(01355 236117 Choose Option 2 )

2. Live Chat - Why not Go online and connect directly to one of our Team - Our Liveperson Hot Line is available 9 am - 5pm Daily for Sales advice and any Customer service points you would like to discuss

Just Click on the LivePerson Buttonm anywher on the site......

3. Contact form - Go to the Contact Us Page Fill in your details on our Contact form and you will be allocated a Ticket Number, a member of our team will get back to you - Please note whilst this ticket will advise you someone will get back within 24 hours we are well below the industry standard of 22 hours and are seeing reply times drop daily.

4 E - Mail - Contact us via e-mail at info@directofficesupply.co.uk someone will get back to you asap

5 Standard Mail - Why not pop a letter of in the Post - it will be read and dealt with Promptly - the good old fashioned and civilised way - before all this electonic mail stuff.....

We at Direct Office Supply understand that our customers are the most important part of our business any questions have to be dealt with promptly so we feel that by giving you the more ways to contact us should help.

 

RETAIL Ombudsman

We at Direct Office Supply are pleased to announce we are now members of the Retail Ombudsman Service.

The Ombudsman are independent not for profit and impartial organisation that specialises in resolving disputes between consumers, retailers and tradesmen in the UK.

Their service is free for consumers. All members are bound by our Code of Practice. Their role is to ensure all parties receive a fair and reasonable outcome.

We at Direct Office Supply feel that it is an important part of Online shopping allowing our customers the comfort of knowing that we take any issues with their order very seriously and work hard to resolve these with them.

In the very few cases were a customer would like independant advice they can contact the Ombudsman who will assist and we as a company feel this is a big step forward for Online Trading.

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New Mesh Chairs - Coming Soon

We have just returned from one of the Dams International open days held at Hampden Park Glasgow and have been one of the first to see the brand new range of Mesh office chairs available for 2014. From the bright colours of the Vega Mesh chairs in Red , Orange and Lime Green to the eye catching Grey mesh Oracle chair. Our personal favourite was the all new Orion chair with a unique pivoting arm allowing you to get the chair closer to your desk or worktop and for the ultimate in Mesh chairs choose the Boron.

 

Over the next few weeks more of these chairs will be appearing on our site and we know they will be some of the most popular Mesh office chairs we have launched online

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