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    Hi Folks

    I was hoping you might be able offer some ideas...

    I am looking at putting some new desks and chairs into my Primary ICT Room... The existing ones are too high for the Prep and younger grade students. I am thinking about some desks that would be aimed at Year 3 so that they are useable by Year 5 but also Year 1..... I need to keep the CPUs off the floor....

    Can anyone please point me in the direction of suppliers for things like this. I am happy to consider all sorts of things as I also need to redesign the room to take 20 instead of 17 PCs.

    Desks for ICT Rooms-roomlayout.jpg

    Sorry the picture is so poor.

    Any ideas greatly received... Many thanks, Tony.

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    I'd get a installer to give a quote for purpose built units. That way you can get the heights right and cabling ducts in the most useful places.

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    Where is the door? And what are the dimensions of the room and dimensions of that filing cabinet? I could probably give you a layout that would house 20 people instead of 17

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    Perhaps double up down the middle row - most our rooms have double middle rows. We use a local company called Ambic for all our furniture requirements.

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    How does this look (taking your original picture size and desk size and re-adjusting for 20 desks)

    The pentagons are chairs
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    Here is another option you can try some bespoke benching set up in the attachment i added. I had a middle bench added recently to my ICT suite and it worked very well.
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    Hi Folks, thanks for the advice. The dimensions I will need to get get but layouts like this look good.

    My problem is getting desks made, we are in Portugal and the quality of some jobs are pretty naff here, other stuff that is imported is very good but expensive..

    I guess my first battle is to figure out what height of desks I need... any ideas?

    Thanks, Tony.

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    To be honest its not a desk per say all it really is, is a worktop with legs mounted.

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    Desks for ICT Rooms-layout1.jpg

    Slight amendment to North-ICT layout, just have 3 (or 4 if middle is doubled) rows as you always lose a space or 2 in corners. (chairs hitting back to back etc)

    We use standard desks with bespoke CPU cradles underneath (you could always use generic CPU holders if required, or put everything on the worktop) and have double/triple compartment trunking around the perimeter of the room for data/mains installed just under desk height so no sockets can been seen leaving a clean desktop for the monitor, keyboard and mouse.

    Alternatively, you could always use kitchen worktops on suitable legs/supports

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    I use kitchen work surface with some legs at the front and attached to a bit of 2x4 on the wall at the back!! works brilliantly and cheap compared to proper desks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSapseid View Post
    I use kitchen work surface with some legs at the front and attached to a bit of 2x4 on the wall at the back!! works brilliantly and cheap compared to proper desks!!
    Agreed on this system works great for cheap and simple installs

    I have had some nice work done by Isis concepts which are furniture based and very good kit so very pleased with it.

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    again kitchen worktop - i've got it half and half in some of my suites (the others i didn't get to choose) they has purpose built stuff which don't get me wrong its nice but so expensive. Kitchen worktop and a chippy/Premises guy will sort that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    again kitchen worktop - i've got it half and half in some of my suites (the others i didn't get to choose) they has purpose built stuff which don't get me wrong its nice but so expensive. Kitchen worktop and a chippy/Premises guy will sort that out.
    Who needs them, ICT Dept benching is the best designed and fitted as we think of all the things a chippy forgets like the issue of kids, screws where brackets go, legs in wrong places for chairs and PC cases etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Who needs them, ICT Dept benching is the best designed and fitted as we think of all the things a chippy forgets like the issue of kids, screws where brackets go, legs in wrong places for chairs and PC cases etc....
    you havn't seen my diy skills (or botch skills).I tend to just tell them what i want drop them some pretty awful pictures and they create for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    How does this look (taking your original picture size and desk size and re-adjusting for 20 desks)

    The pentagons are chairs
    The teacher can't see what every child is doing using that design.

    I had benches custom-built when I had to rejig my ICT suites. I used north-ICT's solution, but with the central row double-width and machines back-to-back.

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