About RBF

RBF: Quality used office furniture at great prices delivered & installed.

Just some of our 1200 chairs
WHY RECYCLED BUSINESS FURNITURE? IT IS ACTUALLY QUITE SIMPLE! We save YOU money! We clear furniture out from offices, and sell it on to companies that want great quality, but don't want to pay top price. Just because you are buying second hand furniture doesn't mean that you have to compromise on QUALITY.

Whether you are a multi-national or a one-man-band we have dealt with similar clients and are flexible enough to work to your requirements. We must be doing something right; We have been trading for eighteen years now and have over 5000 satisfied customers.

Why don't you find out what other people have found out already?

We recently were interviewed for Business Info Magazine. Why don't you have a look and see for yourselves.

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updated: 11 months ago

OUR SERVICES

RBF can provide all of the services that you would require to make your office life simpler:


  • Used and new office furniture at GREAT PRICES
  • Large quantities in stock for quick delivery
  • Delivery and installation of furniture
  • Computer Aided Design and space planning
  • Clearance of unwanted furniture
  • Office moves
  • Hire of office furniture

Finally, we like to consider that we service you in a courteous, helpful manner. We try and treat you, the way that we would like to be treated ourselves!

updated: 3 years ago

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions
PAYMENT AND TERMS
  • NO CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN UNDER ANY CONDITIONS
  • ALL GOODS MUST BE PAID FOR BEFORE DELIVERY
  • CASH REFUNDS ARE NOT POSSIBLE; A CREDIT NOTE WILL BE ISSUED INSTEAD
  • DEPOSITS FOR ANY GOODS MUST BE 25% OF THE FULL AND FINAL BILL
  • DEPOSITS WILL BE HELD FOR AN AGREED PERIOD
  • ALL GOODS ARE SOLD AS SEEN - PRODUCTS BEING RETURNED ARE SUBJECT TO A 30% RESTOCKING FEE
  • ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO VAT
DELIVERIES
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  • ALL ORDERS ARE SUBJECT TO A DELIVERY CHARGE QUOTED ON A JOB BY JOB BASIS
  • ALL GOODS MUST BE PAID FOR BEFORE DELIVERY
  • DELIVERY IS NON NEGOTIABLE
  • REMOVAL OF FURNITURE FROM YOUR PREMISES MUST BE AUTHORISED
KEYS
  • WE CANNOT GUARANTEE KEYS FOR PRODUCTS BUT WILL SUPPLY THEM WHERE AVAILABLE
  • KEYS CAN BE OBTAINED VIA FAST KEYS FOR A NOMINAL FEE https://www.fastkeys.co.uk/
  • WE WILL GUARANTEE THAT THE LOCKS WILL BE FUNCTIONING UNLESS STATED

updated: 12 months ago

Business Info Magazine

Business Info Magazine
In January 2017 we featured in Business Info Magazine. Basically they say it as well as we can! Save the planet and save your bank balance while only making few small compromises.

Sounds good! It is!
Here is the original article link.

Second hand not second rate

Tayla Ansell finds out how Recycled Business Furniture (RBF) is preventing unwanted office furniture from ending up in landfill

Approximately 1.4 million desks and 1.9 million office chairs are thrown away in the UK every year, according to estimates by WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme). Some items end up in landfill, but many are given a second life by companies like Recycled Business Furniture (RBF).

RBF stocks a wide range of used furniture, including around 1,000 desks, 1,200, chairs and 200 storage items, that it sells to businesses on the look out for an economical and/or environmentally friendly alternative to buying new. For businesses with old furniture to get rid of, RBF provides a green method of disposal.

Director Mike Cawthra has seen demand grow consistently since RBF was set up in 2003. He points out that the recession was a particularly good time for the business, not because there was a glut of furniture from bankrupt companies, but because companies became “more aware of what they were spending so needed to find a different way to buy”.

He added: “Companies are now also much more aware of their Corporate Social Responsibilities when disposing of furniture. Whereas in the past they would just look to throw the furniture away, they now look to recycle.”

Cawthra says the two main benefits of equipping an office with recycled furniture are lower prices and reduced environmental impact. “The price is typically around one third that of buying the furniture new and you are helping reduce landfill,” he explained.

Using a supplier like RBF to buy good quality office furniture that’s built to last and still in good condition has much to recommend it, but there are still a few things you need to take into consideration when buying second-hand.

Quality check

The product you are buying isn’t brand new, so you will need to check for wear and tear. That said, if you’re expecting to find rubbish, you might need to change the way you think about used goods. High quality furniture is sometimes recycled simply because a business is downsizing and no longer has the space for it or because a big corporate company with money to spare fancies a change – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure after all.

Cawthra says some of the furniture RBF now receives is of such good quality that customers are surprised to learn that it’s second-hand. “One of the most common things people say when they come into the showroom is ‘I can see the new stuff, where is the second-hand?’,” he said.

Warranty worries
New products come with warranties that give buyers peace of mind that if something goes wrong, the furniture will be fixed or replaced. These typically range from 12 months to a lifetime guarantee. Often, there will be different warranties for different parts (e.g. the frame and upholstery).

If buying from a supplier of used furniture, check whether they offer a warranty. If they do, it is likely to be much shorter than those offered with new
products but should still reassure you that the chair you have just bought won’t collapse as soon as you get it back to the office and sit on it – or if it does, that you can return it. RBF offers a 6-month warranty against failure from wear and tear, but expects its furniture to last a lot longer.

Be flexible

When buying used furniture, it is best not to have a very specific checklist in mind. Prepare to be flexible and remind yourself why you chose to buy second-hand in the first place.

You may need to be flexible about what you want depending on what is available,” explained Cawthra. “If you want a precise colour, size, leg etc., you may have to compromise. But then you aren’t paying the same amount either.”

Meet your match

Linked to this is the question of uniformity. Will buying second-hand leave you with random pieces of furniture and a somewhat eclectic office? It could do, but then again many second-hand office furniture stores stock a large amount of furniture and, because they tend also to provide office clearance and removals services, much of what they have will be matching anyway.

Cawthra said: “The largest matching amount of desks we have currently is around 250 of one series. Generally we look to take in furniture in reasonable quantities so that we have a good range for people to choose from almost no matter how big their need is.”

Ultimately, used office furniture is a great, sustainable choice for those who want to improve their business’s green credentials, save money and have a professional looking office. Even if you’d rather buy new, you can still make a difference by donating or selling your old furniture to ensure it doesn’t end up in landfill.

www.recycledbusinessfurniture.co.uk

updated: 1 year ago

Guardian Newspaper article Sep 20 - Home office kit for all budgets

Guardian Newspaper article Sep 20  Home office kit for all budgets

Read the full article in the Guardian newspaper featured Saturday 12 September 2020

The newspaper article was focusing on how you can get more work space from home

All prices are plus VAT and delivery

Basic Package - Desk and quality adjustable operator chair - £150+VAT

updated: 1 year ago

GDPR

GDPR Privacy Notice

This is the privacy notice of Recycled Business Furniture Ltd.

We respect your privacy and are determined to protect your personal data. The purpose of this privacy notice is to inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from). We’ll also tell you about your privacy rights and how the data protection law protects you.

This privacy notice is provided in a layered format so you can click through to the specific areas set out below.

1. WHO WE ARE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION

2. THE PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

3. HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA

4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

5. WHO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH

6. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

7. DATA SECURITY

8. DATA RETENTION

9. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

10. Changes to this notice and your duty to inform us of changes

11. QUERIES, REQUESTS OR CONCERNS

1. WHO WE ARE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION

What is the purpose of this privacy notice?

This privacy notice aims to give you information on how we collect and process your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website when you sign up to our newsletter or purchase a product or service.

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

You must read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.

Data controller(s)

Recycled Business Furniture Ltd is the controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as "COMPANY", "we", "us" or "our" in this privacy notice). Our contact details are REGISTERED ADDRESS: Bardeen House, Hillbottom Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4HJ and 01494 448913. For all data matters contact us using the above details or the enquiry page on the website.

Third-party links outside of our control

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements.

When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

2. THE PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. You can find out more about personal data from the Information Commissioners Office.

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

    • Identity Data includes first name/last name.
    • Contact Data includes billing address/delivery address/email address/ telephone numbers.

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

If you fail to provide personal data

Where we need to collect your personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

3. HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

    • Directly. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
    • Apply for our products or services;
    • Request marketing to be sent to you.

4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

    • Performance of Contract this means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
    • Legitimate Interest this means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by requesting them from the details above.
    • Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation this means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.

Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us AS ABOVE.

PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE WILL USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, with the legal bases we rely on to do so.

Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us as above if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.

Purpose/Activity

Type of data

Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest

To register you as a new customer

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

Performance of a contract with you



Marketing

We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.

We have established the following personal data control mechanisms:

Promotional offers from us

We may use your Identity and Contact Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you.

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

We do not pass data on to third parties.

Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase.

Cookies

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

Change of purpose

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us as above.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

5. WHO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH

We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 4 above.

    • External Third Parties Service:
      • Providers, based in UK who provide IT and system administration assistance.
      • Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in UK who provide legal and accounting services.
      • HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities based in UK who require reporting or processing activities in certain circumstances.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

6. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

We do not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

7. DATA SECURITY

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

8. DATA RETENTION

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

9. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

Unless subject to an exemption under the data protection laws, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

    • The right to request a copy of the personal data which we hold about you;
    • The right to request that we correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
    • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary to retain such data;
    • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time, where consent was the lawful basis for processing your data;
    • The right to request that we provide you with your personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), where applicable 9i.e. where our processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of our contract with you or where we process your data by automated means);
    • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
    • The right to object to our processing of personal data, where applicable i.e. where processing is based on our legitimate interests (or in performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing or processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics).

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us as above.

No fee required – with some exceptions

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable admin fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time limit to respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

10. Changes to this notice and your duty to inform us of changes

This version was last updated on 22 MAY 2018 and historic versions can be obtained by contacting us.

Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us. It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current.

11. Queries, requests or concerns

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints in relation to this policy or any other data protection matter between you and us, please in the first instance contact us as above.

If this does not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office on 03031231113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, England, UK.







updated: 1 year ago