5 best sit-stand desks

September 2021

Stand up desks are becoming increasingly popular but, with an ever-growing range available on the market, how do you know which is the best one for you?

The first things to think about are:

  • How much space do you have?
  • What’s your budget?
  • How often will you use it?

If you need more help, you can read our simple guide on how to choose the best office desk.

This article is part of our Ultimate Guide to Sit-Stand Desks where we will explain the benefits of this type of desk, help you understand what to look out for while you're purchasing and suggest some of the best options available for a variety of different uses. All to make sure you get the best desk for your needs.

Here are our recommendations for the best sit-stand desks from AJ Products.

Best budget sit-stand desk

Standing desk FLEXUS, straight (RRP from £375*)

Benefits:

  • Great value
  • Easy to use
  • Electric height adjustment
The entry level FLEXUS desk offers everything you need in a sit-stand desk at a fraction of the price! The desk is equipped with a powerful electric motor that provides quick, even and stepless height adjustment at the push of a button.

Available in three desktop colours of white, dark grey and beech, the desk provides options for a classic or modern look. The laminate desktop provides an easy-to-clean, scratch resistant surface and features two cable ports to minimise cable clutter around the workstation. The desk’s sturdy T-shaped steel frame has a powder-coated grey finish and, as it doesn’t require a cross brace, leaves plenty of leg space under the desktop.

Best manually adjustable standing desk

Height adjustable desk ATTUNE (RRP £199*)

Benefits:

  • Mobile with lockable castors
  • Tilting worktop
  • Very compact
This versatile, multi-functional desk is AJ Products’ smallest standing desk and features a height-adjustable frame, tilting top and locking castors. Thanks to its compact size and wheels, the desk can easily be moved around and adjusted to different users and tasks.

The desktop is easily raised and lowered by pressing a foot pedal that operates a gas spring. Because no electricity supply is needed for the height adjustment mechanism, there is no need to worry about cables when moving the desk. The desktop can also be tilted to give a better working angle when using a laptop; a bar along the bottom edge holds equipment securely in place.

This desk is great for small offices and is also ideal for a home working setup as it can be stowed at the end of the day by tilting the desktop down and lowering the height to save space if needed.

Best height adjustable desk for everyday working

Standing desk MODULUS (RRP from £475*)

Benefits:

  • Smooth dual-motor operation
  • Multiple colour options on the frame and desktop
  • Extra long height adjustment
This dual-motor standing desk offers everything you need for everyday use. It has a longer than usual stroke length (the difference between the lowest and highest possible working height), making it more flexible and allowing it to be adjusted perfectly to suit every user. Thanks to easy-to-program sitting and standing heights, the desk returns to the most ergonomic working height every time it’s adjusted.

The desk has a sturdy T-frame with no cross brace to give maximum legroom. It also features an anti-collision function that detects obstacles and responds quickly by stopping the frame from moving, preventing any possible damage to itself or other office equipment while the desk is in motion. The desktop has a hard-wearing and easy-clean laminate surface available in a choice of black, white, oak or birch with a black, white or grey frame.

Best standing desk for a home office

Standing corner desk NOVUS (RRP £349*)

Benefits:

  • Compact corner design
  • Large workspace
  • Contemporary colour options
This compact corner desk is ideal for home office spaces offering a perfect balance by providing the user with plenty of workspace while minimising the use of floor space. It comes in a choice of three neutral desktop colours: black, white and clay grey, all with contrasting edging and an option for a black or white frame. The desk’s electric motor is concealed within the pedestal base and controlled at the push of button. It's easy to program sitting and standing heights, so that the desk returns to the ideal working height every time it’s used.

Best stand up desk for an executive office

Standing desk MODULUS, L-shaped, 2000x2000 mm (RRP from £849*)

Benefits:

  • Extra large workspace
  • Quick and quiet triple-motor adjustment
  • Extra long height adjustment

This triple-motor, electrically height-adjustable desk features a 3-leg frame offering quick, quiet and smooth height adjustment with an anti-collision mechanism designed to protect against crush injuries. The desk has a longer than usual stroke length (the difference between the lowest and highest working height), providing greater flexibility and making it possible to customise the desk for the user, so it’s easy to find the ideal working height whether sitting or standing.

With no cross brace, there is plenty of legroom under the desk and a modesty panel can be fitted as an optional extra to hide cables. The large curved desktop provides lots of workspace to accommodate computer screens, paperwork and more. A durable and easy-to-clean laminated surface ensures the desk looks its best at all times and is available in a choice of traditional or contemporary colours including oak, birch, black or white.

Best sit-stand desk overall

Standing desk MODULUS (RRP from £475*)

Benefits:

  • Smooth dual-motor operation
  • Multiple colour options on the frame and desktop
  • Extra long height adjustment
With its wide functionality and multiple colour and size options, the MODULUS standing desk is the most versatile desk on offer, offering any user a smooth and easy way to change their working position throughout the day.
*Prices correct at time of writing September 2021. All prices are ex. VAT.