How To Choose A Workbench For Your Cardiff Based Business
07/07/2022 Lee Burnham
Working in a Cardiff-based trade? you may be in the market to modernise your workspace, and investing in a new workbench is essential to efficiently performing in your business. The difference a modern workbench can make is unprecedented. No matter the trade or industry you are a part of.
A good workbench is a good workmate. As any mechanic, electrician or tinkerer would tell you, the surface one works on is as important as the tools one works with. This is why those in the trade carefully choose their workbenches.
Here at UK Workbenches, we like to make sure our customers are 100% satisfied with their workbench, to ensure this we take great consideration for your industry and the type of work you'll be performing. Doing this allows our
team to create a workbench that's suited to your needs. Here are some key points to consider when choosing your desired workbench for your Cardiff-based business.
Workbenches come in three materials:
Wood - suitable for everything but heavy mechanical work. Less noisy than metal and warmer to the touch.
Metal - suitable for mechanical work and machinery work. Noisier than wood but you can use a protective mat to dampen the sound.
Laminate - normally reserved for ESD-safe applications. Suitable for general and electrical work. A good alternative to wood.
Workbenches come in a variety of common sizes. These include (W D H):
1200 x 750 x 840mm
1500 x 600 x 840mm
1500 x 750 x 840mm
1500 x 900 x 840mm
2000 x 600 x 840mm
2000 x 750 x 840mm
We always recommend considering sizing up the area you plan to place your workbench, this is to ensure you have the room accessories and expand if necessary.
Static Or Adjustable
Most workbenches are static, meaning they are not height-adjustable. But you can also get height-adjustable workbenches. The benefit of a height-adjustable workbench is you can sit or stand while working and alternate between positions depending on the work.
Height-adjustable workbenches will not require more space, though they can be more expensive depending on the height you require.
You can get workbenches rated for light, medium, heavy or super heavy duty. Light workbenches are normally DIY benches for non-specialised work.
For commercial use, you want to go for a medium-duty workbench at a minimum.
UK workbenches can provide a workbench for any type of industry. Considering the work you desire your workbench for, it's best to consider the weight you require your workbench to be. You can get workbenches rated for light, medium, heavy or super heavy duty.
Light workbenches are normally DIY benches for non-specialised work. For commercial use, you want to go for a medium-duty workbench at a minimum.
Workbenches can offer load ratings above 1,000kg. If you are a mechanic and will be lifting engines onto your workbench, you’ll want to go for a super-heavy duty unit.
Custom workbenches are available. Depending on your industry, you may require mass space for tools and equipment. Investing in a workbench with accessories such as drawers and storage will allow you to create a well-organised workspace.
Here at UK workbenches, we are committed to supplying high-quality workbenches. Whether you need help choosing the right option or need a customised solution, we are happy to assist. Contact us today to get started.