Established since 1993
Somercourt has been retailing standing desks online since 2007.
Somercourt Limited was established in 1993 ( now nearly 31 years old ) as an Office Interiors Company concentrating on office fit-out contracts. The Domain www.somercourt.co.uk was created in 1997, making it one of the first companies actively using the internet. So we have been around a while!
When we first started selling Height Adjustable Desks, we found that there was not much choice, but what there was tended to be of Danish or Scandinavian origin.
We built strong relationships with companies such as Lanab Holmris Actiforce and Conset, all producing good quality products using mainly Danish-made components. In the early days, customers were limited by the top shapes and finishes available, but at Somercourt, we decided to provide a product mix more dedicated to the UK market.
The choice was limited, and the internet was still in its infancy. Somercourt decided to provide products online and built a new website dedicated to only height-adjustable desks. Heightadjustabledesks.com was born. Heightadjustabledesks.com is a UK manufacturer of standing desks using British Steel and Danish mechanisms to produce world-class standing desks.
The marketplace soon began to get confused with different names for the Standing Desk. Standing Desk is an American term which has caused some confusion when UK buyers try to buy a Standing Desk only to find they land on an American Website. In Scandinavia, the standing desk is known as a sit-stand desk, but in the UK, we know them as height-adjustable desks.
To add even more confusion, the Desk Riser is a desktop device that provides a rising desk facility at budget prices, although some are expensive. But the confusion created is that they are also known as Standing Desks or Height Adjustable Desks.
The market has grown progressively since 2008, but in 2014, we all became more conscious of sitting too long at our workplace, and the mass media started highlighting the medical issues and the devices that may help prevent these problems.
Quality and reliability are factors that must be considered before making what should still be considered a purchase. Before you buy, check the guarantee and the maker’s pedigree; in our experience, buying cheap does mean buying twice, and when your Standing Desk breaks down, it will do so at the most inconvenient time and can create considerable frustration if you cannot get hold of who you bought the desk from. This is where everything has changed. With the entry of Chinese manufacturers into the market, the products have become cheaper and more varied. The market is now flooded with Standing Desk products of all types and descriptions, making the buyer’s job much more difficult. Still, as in so many aspects of life, there will be mistakes and let’s hope they are not expensive mistakes that will create uncertainty about product quality and ability. At Somercourt, we have tried and tested most variations of the Standing Desk, and with this in mind, we now consider ourselves specialists in the Standing Desk, Sit Stand Desk, and Height Adjustable Desk Market.