Bench is a speedy and straightforward system to assemble, using a minimum number of tools. Bench uses laser-cut rails and end legs to allow interference fit ‘splicing’ of the two parts together, offering unrivalled strength and lateral stability. Fitting of the tops is the final part of this connection, effectively laminating the entire structure together. Clever ‘hinge down’ cable trays can be added by merely bolting the cable tray brackets to the tops. Mass cable risers are available to add to the intermediate legs to enable running cables up from the floor by simply bolting in the hook and clipping in place. Lastly, screens are fitted using ‘metal-to-metal’ connection by bolting the screen brackets to the legs and then sliding the screens onto the bracket. This connection then offers rigid screen fixing for the ability to mount monitor arms or other accessories as required. For more detail, please see the three simple steps below: Intermediate leg Added into the middle with the addition of each extra desk Desktop Available in 6 finishes and 3 widths Cable management riser Can be added into intermediate leg to help control cables End leg Moved to the end with each additional desk Cable tray Fitted to the underside of the desktop allowing hinging down from either side for easy access. Includes zip tie cable points and cable holes Screens Metal to metal connection allowing rigid connection for unrivalled strength STEP 1 Slot cross rails into the end legs; noting orientation and ensuring full engagement. Secure cross rails to end legs using the M6 x 15mm connector bolts on the underside. Slot cross rails into the intermediate leg or end leg (depending upon starter or extension); ensure full engagement prior to the next step. Secure cross rails to the intermediate leg using M6 x 15mm connector bolts on underside. Insert end caps into open ends of cross rails. Insert desktop spacers into holes provided on legs. Locate desktops and secure in place using the M6 x 55mm connector bolts making sure they pass through the desktop spacers, therefore, completing the frame. STEP 2 Cable trays first need hanging brackets breaking off each end of the tray. These brackets can then be screwed directly to the pre-inserted positions on the underside of the desktops. The tray then simply hooks in place. To fit the cable riser, bolt the hook to the underside of the intermediate leg and then hook the side panel in place. Finally, feed cables into position, hook in the opposing panel to enclose the leg. STEP 3 Fix the end leg brackets with M8 bolts provided, to the end legs. Then fix the intermediate brackets with the M8 bolts provided to the intermediate leg, then simply slot the screens in place. The screens can then be linked in-line with the integrated link strips supplied within each screen. Simply remove the upper or lower caps, discard one of the strips and use the remaining link strip by fitting on the centre line of the two screens, thus creating the link. To finish, re-fit the caps in place. 37 36 FIXED BEAM BENCH EXPLANATION // BENCH DESKING E&OE. All items are subject to VAT, where applicable.