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Andrews Sykes brings the beach into the office in response to study

Three in five office workers are feeling glum about being stuck indoors during the recent heatwave.

A third of office workers said being in the office on a sunny day makes them feel trapped, and one in four feel they are wasting their life in front of their computer when the sun is out.

Seventeen per cent also find themselves getting distracted thinking about their friends and family who are out and about enjoying the sunshine without them.

To combat this, working Brits wish they could take 12 extra ‘Sun Days’ a year to soak up some extra Vitamin D.

If workers decide to take a ‘Sun Day’ off from work, 28 per cent would spend their free hours in the garden, while one in seven would hit the beach to catch some rays.

In response to the findings of workers pining for the sunshine, Andrews Sykes decided to bring the summer indoors for one lucky office, by setting up the Office Beach.

Complete with sand, cocktails and games, the Office Beach brings a taste of the summer to an otherwise-drab office environment.

Read on to view the full findings of the Office Beach study below, which Andrews Sykes used as inspiration for the Office beach video.

1. Have you ever fallen out with a colleague over the temperature of the office?

Yes, often
9.60%
192
Yes, sometimes
32.25%
645
Never
58.15%
1163

2. If you have fallen out with a colleague over the temperature of the office was it because it was too hot or too cold?

Too hot
36.08%
302
Too cold
41.22%
345
Both
22.70%
190

3. Have you ever come up with an excuse to get out and enjoy the sunshine rather than spend the day in a stuffy office?

Yes
31.40%
628
No
68.60%
1372

3. Have you ever come up with an excuse to get out and enjoy the sunshine rather than spend the day in a stuffy office?

I pretended I had a doctor's appointment
30.41%
191
I said I was sick
32.01%
201
I pretended I had a dentist apt
15.29%
96
I said a relative was ill
9.08%
57
I pretended my pet was poorly
7.01%
44
I said one of my children was poorly
8.28%
52
I said I had car trouble
10.67%
67
Other
20.06%
126

5. How many days did you work last year when you wished you could have escaped the office to enjoy the sunshine?

0
13.95%
279
1
2.30%
46
2
3.80%
76
3
4.50%
90
4
3.45%
69
5
8.10%
162
6
2.75%
55
7
4.95%
99
8
1.50%
30
9
1.80%
36
10
14.95%
299
11
1.00%
20
12
1.60%
32
13
0.60%
12
14
3.20%
64
15
2.15%
43
16
0.30%
6
17
0.50%
10
18
0.25%
5
19
0.20%
4
20
5.35%
107
21
0.55%
11
22
0.15%
3
23
0.05%
1
24
0.20%
4
25
0.35%
7
26
0.05%
1
27
0.10%
2
28
0.05%
1
29
0.05%
1
30
1.00%
20
31+
20.25%
405
Average
12.44

6. What do you think the average temperature of your office is (in degrees Celsius)? Please select best match.

15-18
13.05%
261
19-22
56.20%
1124
23-25
25.60%
512
26-30
4.40%
88
31+
0.75%
15
Average
21.28

7. How do you most often feel when you are in the office at your desk and it is very sunny outside?

I don't mind it
26.30%
526
hate it
17.65%
353
I like being inside when it's warm outside
10.90%
218
It makes me sad
12.55%
251
It makes me angry
2.05%
41
I get frustrated
7.85%
157
I get envious of friends / colleagues who are off or who have outdoor jobs
17.05%
341
Other option
5.65%
113

8. How many days a year do you think you wear 'summer clothes' to work?

0
15.90%
318
1 - 50
45.15%
903
51-100
17.75%
355
101-150
13.55%
271
151-200
4.90%
98
201-250
1.75%
35
251-300
0.50%
10
301-365
0.50%
10
Average
57.51

9. Does being in an office when it is warm outside affect your mood?

Yes, often
14.35%
287
Yes, sometimes
57.20%
1144
No
28.45%
569

10. Are you more likely to fall out with colleagues if it is too warm in the office?

Yes, definitely
8.85%
177
Yes, somewhat
30.85%
617
No
60.30%
1206

11. Do you have people in your office who insist on the temperature being 'too cold' for you?

Yes a lot of them
7.40%
148
Yes a few
34.55%
691
No I don't
49.60%
992
Don't know
8.45%
169

12. In general do you think your office is too warm or too cold?

Too warm
28.60%
572
Too cold
22.90%
458
Neither/both
48.50%
970

13. Have you ever wished your employer would do something about the temperature in your office?

Yes, many times
24.90%
498
Yes, once or twice
40.95%
819
No
34.15%
683

14. What would you most like your employer to do to keep your office cool during summer?

Create an office beach to sit by at lunchtime
5.20%
104
Provide free ice creams
18.00%
360
Provide fans
22.55%
451
Provide air conditioning
30.05%
601
None
21.65%
433
Other
2.55%
51

15. Is there a thermostat in your office you can adjust?

Yes
35.40%
708
No
64.60%
1292

16. If yes, have you ever adjusted it to suit your own preferred temperature?

Yes, many times
30.65%
217
Yes, once or twice
45.90%
325
No
23.45%
166

17. What would be the ideal office temperature for you? Answer in degrees Celsius. Please select best match.

10
1.65%
33
11
1.40%
28
12
2.00%
40
13
2.80%
56
14
3.85%
77
15
5.60%
112
16
5.25%
105
17
5.90%
118
18
16.45%
329
19
11.45%
229
20
19.10%
382
21
9.95%
199
22
7.60%
152
23
3.80%
76
24
1.80%
36
25
0.70%
14
26+
0.70%
14
Average
18.53

18. If you woke up on a sunny day and decided to call in sick rather than go to work, what would you most like to do with the day?

Go to the beach
14.80%
296
Go to the park
9.90%
198
Go for a long drive
6.55%
131
Hang around the house all day
13.40%
268
Go to the gym
2.90%
58
Do DIY
1.15%
23
Spend the day in the garden
28.10%
562
Nothing / N/A
20.75%