Choosing an office chair?
Choosing the right office chair is an important decision, particularly as there are different requirements, space, and budgets to meet.
Consider the environment
Is it for heavy 24-hour use, call centres, healthcare or high traffic areas such as hot desks?
We have chairs to cover a wide range of applications, from occassional use to 24hr heavy duty environments. Take the time to understand the environment the chair is going in to, and how it will be used to ensure the chair is fit for purpose.
Does the space have a specific aesthetic that the seating will need to adhere to, or are they looking for something new? Many chairs can be upholstered to match a customers requirement or brand colours using our upholstery service.
What are the unique user requirements
Will the chair be used by someone who will be in need of posture support? We offer a physio certified range of posture chairs that can be tailored to the user's unique needs.
Ensure the chair is set up correctly and has the correct functionality for your needs, for example seat slide, forward seat tilt or adjustable arms.
Consider the users weight and how long they will be using the chair for to ensure they purchase the correct specification. We can provide heavy duty chairs of up to 35 stone weight capacity. Why not try our free DSE Assessment where we can advise on suitable chairs too.
Consider the functionality you need
Office chairs come with a whole host of different functions, we've provided a guide below to explain what each function achieves.
GAS HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
Power assisted gas safety lift to raise height of seat.
SYNCHRONISED TILT MECHANISM
Backrest and seat recline together with approx 2:1 ratio in free float or locked action.
SEAT ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
Seat angle is adjusted by a lever to meet ideal sitting position.
ADJUSTABLE OR FREE FLOAT BACK
Permanent Contact Back (PCB) can be locked or can be free to float at any angle.
INDEPENDENT SEAT & BACK
Asynchronous adjustment. Seat & backrest can be locked in any position independently.
INFINITE LOCK MECHANISM
Two lever: Adjust seat and back recline angle as one. Lockable in any reclined position.
LOCK TILT MOTION
Single lever locks chair in upright position or allows free tilting movement.
Scissor shaped forward mounted tilt. This tilts the chair from the back of the knee; avoiding pressure points.
Prevents user being thrown forward when back or seat adjustments are released.
AUTO TILT TENSIONER
Automatically adjusts the tension on tilt mechanisms to suit individual needs.
TILT TENSION ADJUSTMENT
Alters the amount of pressure required to tilt a chair depending on weight, build or preference.
Adjusts the seat depth to fit your lower body and reduce any pressure trap points.
SEAT DEPTH ADJUSTMENT
Change the seating area for larger/smaller size to suit longer/ shorter legs.
HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE BACKREST
Allows variation of back height to suit different builds and preferences.
Drop the backrest to the lowest position and as you lift it to different heights, it locks on a ratchet.
ADJUSTABLE LUMBAR SUPPORT
Enhances lower back comfort with variable support feature
A lumbar support within the chair to support lower back.
Headrest moves for optimum support and comfort.
Have an office refit/refurbishment project?
We're here to help you every step of the way for your business fit outs, including the planning of spaces, sourcing of office furniture and equipment, right through to delivery and installation of your new area.
If you’re not sure where to start, please give us a call on 01636 557420, and we will be happy to advise.