Maximum Drawer/Shelf Loading

The recommended maximum combined weight of items that should be placed in a drawer or on a shelf.

Capacity/Filing Type

The type of filing that the product has been designed to accommodate i.e. Suspension filing.

Flat Filing

Loose filing where documents or items are placed directly into the drawer. This filing type is typically associated with units that have low height drawers such as our MultiDrawers.

Suspension or Vertical Filing

Files that hang vertically with the identification tab on the top edge. Papers are added or removed from the top. This filing type is used in traditional filing cabinets, and has the benefit of being easier to operate at lower levels. Suspension or vertical files are available in various sizes, with Foolscap and A4 being the two most common options in the UK.

Lateral Filing

Lateral filing is when papers are added from the side of the file and the identification tab is on the side of the file. The main benefit of this type of filing system is that it is more space efficient. Lateral Files are most commonly available in A4.


Whether the unit has a dedicated locking feature that allows the unit to be secured when closed.

Levelling Feet

Feet that are found on the underside of a unit, that can be adjusted by a finite amount, allowing for the levelling of a unit on uneven surfaces.


This refers to the base of the unit and whether it has castors attached. Castors are a set of small swivelling wheels fixed to the base of a piece of furniture (e.g. a pedestal) allowing for the unit to be moved with ease.

Removable Drawers

Drawers that are not attached to the carcase of the unit by any mechanism or catch and can be removed and taken away from the unit with ease.


An industry standard measurement that is deemed to be the appropriate desk height for the average person. All units with this designation are 718mm high.


A mechanism within a unit that allows for only one drawer to be opened at a time, stopping the unit from tilting forward.

Counter Balance

A weight that is placed in the base of the unit which acts as a safety feature to stop the unit from toppling over.

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