31st January 2023

Understanding Height Adjustable Desks: All You Need To Know


What is it & How Does it Work?

Height-adjustable desks can be great for those who need to work with their feet on the floor (or prefer it) or people with back and neck issues that are made better by using a posture that curves slightly forward. When sit-stand first came onto the scene, many thought they were a fad, a short-term fix to a global issue in the workplace. However, they are well and truly here to stay, with more and more businesses opting for them year after year. By 2022, the number of people using height-adjustable desks in the UK is predicted to rise from just 3% of UK workers to 24%. This is due to the health benefits height adjustable desks offer.

Benefits of Using an Adjustable Height Desk

There are several benefits to using a height-adjustable desk; we’ve narrowed them down to our top 10:

  • Health benefits 
  • Keeps you moving
  • Boost productivity
  • Customisable 
  • Easy to clean
  • Look great
  • Better posture
  • Help with back pain
  • Save space 
  • Great in shared workspaces 

Read the full breakdown here.

Types & Their Characteristics

Height-adjustable desks are becoming increasingly popular in the workplace. They offer a range of benefits, including improved posture and productivity. There are three main types of height-adjustable desks: manual, crank, and electric. Each type has advantages and disadvantages that should be considered before making a purchase.

Understanding the Mechanics of a Height Adjustable Desk

Height-adjustable desks offer a convenient way to stay comfortable and productive throughout the day. But how do these desks work? At the heart of an adjustable desk is a motor that an app can control on your phone; we use Linak®. This very convenient feature allows you to adjust the desk independently. In addition, electric desks can be programmed with different height presets so you can switch between sitting and standing in just a few seconds. 

What to Look For When Shopping for an Electric Sit-Stand Desk

Shopping for an electric standing desk can be a daunting task. With so many options on the market, it’s hard to know which features to look for and which ones to avoid. The most crucial factor is the electric lift mechanism that allows you to adjust the height of your desk easily. Since we use Linak® lifters in our desks, you can rest assured that your desk will always be ready to go. You should consider other features, such as automatic lifting columns for tables and adjustable office desks. 

Height-adjustable desks come in all sorts of shapes and sizes these days, so the next and arguably hardest decision is which style you are going for. We offer everything from corner height adjustable desks to those perfect for a modular working system in a large office space. We also provide some of our popular singular desk designs now with the ability to adjust the height. Discover our entire height-adjustable range here. 

We did warn you it would be a challenging choice. 


An adjustable-height desk is an excellent investment if you’re looking for a way to improve your health and productivity at work. It’s not only beneficial for those who have back problems or chronic pain issues, but it also gives you the option to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day. 

Working in a job where sitting for long periods can take its toll both physically and mentally. Standing desks are becoming increasingly popular as they offer an alternative option to combat the effects of sitting all day. Standing desks benefit those with existing back or chronic pain issues and allow users to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day to maintain correct posture and keep their minds alert.

Paige Allison