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Filing Cabinets


Ergoplan Std Mobile 2 Drawer 1 File

Ergoplan Std Mobile 2 Drawer 1 File

Ergoplan Mobile 3 Drawer Silver

Ergoplan Mobile 3 Drawer Silver

Ergoplan Std Mobile 4 Drawer

Ergoplan Std Mobile 4 Drawer

Ergoplan Mobile 2 Drawer 1 File Lockable

Ergoplan Mobile 2 Drawer 1 File Lockable

Ergoplan Mobile 4 Drawer Lockable

Ergoplan Mobile 4 Drawer Lockable

EKO 2 Drawer & File Mobile - Silver

EKO 2 Drawer & File Mobile - Silver

EKO 4 Drawer Mobile - Silver

EKO 4 Drawer Mobile - Silver

Delta 2 Drawer 1 File Mobile

Delta 2 Drawer 1 File Mobile

Delta 2 Drawer File Mobile

Delta 2 Drawer File Mobile

Delta Mobile Caddy

Delta Mobile Caddy

EKO 2 Drawer & File Mobile - Tawa

EKO 2 Drawer & File Mobile - Tawa

EKO 4 Drawer Mobile - Tawa

EKO 4 Drawer Mobile - Tawa

Cubit 3 Drawer Mobile

Cubit 3 Drawer Mobile

Cubit 4 Drawer Mobile

Cubit 4 Drawer Mobile

Cubit Mobile Caddy Right

Cubit Mobile Caddy Right

Cubit Mobile Caddy Left

Cubit Mobile Caddy Left

Alpha 2 Drawer Filing Cabinet

Alpha 2 Drawer Filing Cabinet

Alpha 3 Drawer Filing Cabinet

Alpha 3 Drawer Filing Cabinet

Alpha 4 Drawer Filing Cabinet

Alpha 4 Drawer Filing Cabinet

Agile Metal Mobile

Agile Metal Mobile

Agile Slim Metal Mobile

Agile Slim Metal Mobile

Slimline Metal Pedestal 3 Drawer

Slimline Metal Pedestal 3 Drawer

VFC 2 Drawer File Cabinet

VFC 2 Drawer File Cabinet

VFC 3 Drawer File Cabinet

VFC 3 Drawer File Cabinet

VFC 4 Drawer File Cabinet

VFC 4 Drawer File Cabinet

Multidrawer Cabinet 7

Multidrawer Cabinet 7

Multidrawer Cabinet 11

Multidrawer Cabinet 11

Multidrawer Cabinet 15

Multidrawer Cabinet 15

Pigeon Hole Unit 20

Pigeon Hole Unit 20

Pigeon Hole Unit 40

Pigeon Hole Unit 40


Choosing The Right Filing Cabinet In NZ

When choosing office elements it helps to know that some items have recommended space needs. Filing cabinets, for example, need sufficient space for drawers to be fully opened and pigeon hole units need adequate space for people to comfortably bend down in front of them to access the bottom level.

The walking space that leads up to your office or storage space should also be comfortable as well as sufficient to allow an emergency exit if that need should ever arise. 

Space is expensive though, so how much of it is enough? Here are some tips for your filing cabinet space needs in NZ as well as additional items that you might have in the same space.

Standard Dimensions & Space For An Office

Filing Cabinets in NZ

Filing cabinets can consume space quickly if not placed correctly or too many small ones are used. Always aim to use vertical space first before going laterally. 

A 600mm deep filing cabinet will need a minimum of 500mm to 550mm of space in front of it for a fully opened drawer or you won’t be able to access the files at the back. A 500mm deep unit will need 400mm to 450mm of space in front of it. To this amount, you must add standing room for you (about 600mm) or “bending-over” room (about 1200mm).f

Pigeon hole units and shelving don’t require pull-out space or door-swing space so they work well in tight arrangements. Sliding doors are also a space saver.

Shelving Units

Shelving units are usually 300mm or 350mm deep. The shelves are often closer to each other as stacking on shelves is not expected in an open plan arrangement (for aesthetic neatness). Add space in front of them for standing or bending.

Traffic Flow Comfort

Something to keep high on the priority list is the comfort of traffic flow as people enter and leave rooms as well as move around them. There is nothing worse than playing “dodg’em” cars with furniture or colleagues. 

Consider how many people are likely to use the space at one time, either accessing the filing cabinets or flowing past them to reach another destination. 

If the doorway is a busy one or the units are in a corridor leading to a busy destination (canteen ablutions or main entrance) then you need to plan sufficient space for people to walk past colleagues who are accessing the storage e.g. 500mm drawer space, 600 bending over space plus 1200mm walkway space equals 2300mm.

This example shows that storage units should not be placed in corridors with physical wall constraints but rather in open plan areas or dedicated filing or archive rooms as the space requirements compound quickly.

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