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Office space with open shelving with four levels of pot plants, plus a round meeting table and bench space

I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity through my work to visit many of the new offices which have been built in Christchurch city, post 2011 earthquakes. Some businesses are only now moving back into the city centre as the new buildings start to take shape and are fitted out. So what’s my opinion of ...

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Large open plan office with about thirty people sitting at desks in rows of about five people

Last month I wrote about creating healthy workplace by good design, and emphasised the importance of creating a culture which encourages healthy behaviours. This can be a big ask for businesses, particularly here in New Zealand, as there are so many small businesses who have staff members covering several different roles and who are often ...

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Crescent shaped wooden Rockit board on a white background

Investing in a sit stand desk can be a life changing event, especially if your job involves spending hours working at your computer. I’m guessing most of us will have heard about how bad long periods of sitting is for you, and I can almost hear the heads nodding from those of us who have ...

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Two men sitting on saddle stools at an adjustable height desk

The topic of sit stand desks is very much in vogue. There is so much debate about the use of them, it can really leave you in a quandary about whether or not to buy one. A recent review on the possible perils of sitting and standing at work was written by Professor Alan Hedges, ...

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I was delighted to be asked earlier this month by a local legal firm to go and check the lighting in their new building in the Christchurch CBD. They have chosen rails of lighting in part and wanted to make sure that the rails themselves were in the right position to provide enough light before putting peoples’ desks ...

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New glass and concrete office building, Christchurch

One of the challenges I am seeing with the many offices relocating back into central Christchurch as the new city centre develops post quake, is that the buildings are going up, the floors are all completed, lifts look nice and shiny, the reception area is ready for the first clients to arrive, but behind the ...

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Woman standing on a Steppie board at standing desk

There is a lot of media hype about sit stand desks currently and I am regularly asked by my clients whether or not to invest in one. I’ve used a sit stand desk myself for 2 ½ years, and love it, but could it really just be a fad as some people suggest? I was ...

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Refold's Fraser Callaway and Oliver Ward standing by their cardboard desk design

As someone who spends much of my time seeking creative solutions to problems, there’s something very pleasing about discovering an innovative idea that not only works, but one whose inspiration came from some local Kiwi ingenuity. When I was up in Wellington for an HASANZ meeting last week, I took the opportunity to call in ...

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Christchurch office design

Buying the wrong office furniture can be costly so you want to get it right first time. In my experience it always pays to keep a checklist with you when buying. Points to consider include: A back angle adjustment  on your office chair – this allows more versatility for individuals A high chair back – ...

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