How Used Office Chairs Could Enhance your London Office
Friday, May 17, 2019
Personalisation is at the forefront of current marketing and customer service strategies and it should also form the foundation of your office interior design. We explore how personalisation with colour, pre-owned furniture and acoustic features can enhance the potential of your team.
For years, the design of office interiors has focused on fitting as many people into the space as possible. Fortunately, things have now shifted to a more staff-centric approach.
Evidence suggests that when employees are provided with a pleasant work environment, motivation, energy levels and productivity are increased. In addition, a personalised workspace helps to promote your brand, whilst helping to attract and retain the best talent. This all sounds promising, but what has it got to do with used office chairs?
Office Interiors in Line with Brand Values
Growing awareness and consumer pressure have encouraged many brands to adopt environmentally-friendly policies and practices. One way in which an office interior can be personalised is by ensuring it fits the brand values.
Recycled Business Furniture collects quality office furniture which is excess to requirements, yet still in top condition. We save thousands of used office chairs, desks and other office furniture from ending up in landfill.
Our stock is thoroughly checked to ensure it is fully functional and almost as good as new. It includes leading brands of used office chairs including Herman Miller and Vitra, all at a great price, so there is no need to compromise when going green.
Adding Character to Office Interiors
Another way to personalise your workspace is to showcase the original features of the building. From industrial construction to a period property, the spirit of the building should be embraced. Successfully combining old and new is a skill, but when it works, the effect is often inspiring and original. Could pre-owned office furniture help you to create the desired effect?
An Injection of Colour
Bland interiors are never going to enthuse the workforce, but a splash of colour can be instantly uplifting. The best effects are often achieved when a signature colour is used to add focal points and consistent visual appeal to an interior.
A colour in keeping with your brand identity is a great place to start. If that colour is not available in the latest collections, Recycled Business Furniture may have the answer. With a range of pre-owned reception seating, canteen stools and tub seats in all colours, our used office chairs could be the perfect colour for your London office.
Creating Adaptable Office Spaces
We are all familiar with the pitfalls of open plan offices, but, in modern office interiors, pods, screens, acoustic seating and break out zones are more popular and adaptable than walls. You’ve guessed it, acoustic seating is part of the Recycled Business Furniture used office chair collection. We can offer your staff a little more privacy when it is most needed.
When looking for used office chairs, London companies can order online from Recycled Business Furniture. Alternatively, their Buckinghamshire showroom is easily accessible from Wembley, Harrow and other West London locations.
If you have a particular style, colour or volume of used office chairs in mind, give us a call on 01494 801066 to find out whether we have what you need in stock.
What Happens to Used Office Chairs?
Monday, September 24, 2018
Every office needs to offer employees and visitors a place to sit, but what happens to those office chairs when the interior is redesigned or they become surplus to requirements?
You might be pleased to know that around 295,000 pre-owned office chairs are donated or sold to charities, start-ups and more established businesses every year. This saves the original owner the waste disposal costs, as well as providing the new owner with a considerable saving in comparison to buying new.
Let’s face it, new office furniture isn’t cheap, so it’s satisfying if you can purchase high quality used office chairs, which are still fully functional. The other benefit is environmental. The Waste Resource Action Programme (WRAP) reports that reusing this volume of chairs prevents 12,000 tonnes of CO2 being released into the atmosphere.
This is all very positive, yet 86% of all used office chairs are still sent to landfill. Whilst some may be truly redundant, there is considerable scope for businesses to embrace the opportunities offered by office chair re-use.
Plastic Free Status for Maidenhead and Windsor
We’ve just learnt that communities in Maidenhead and Windsor have signed up to a Plastic Free initiative. Individuals and businesses are taking action to minimise single-use plastics, whilst considering other aspects of their waste management.
Building on the good practice of eliminating plastic cups, straws and bottles, we invite you to consider other plastics within the workplace. This includes office chairs.
Office chairs are typically formed from a variety of materials including plastic, metal and textiles. It’s simply not viable to separate the materials, so taking them apart for recycling isn’t an option. If you are really looking to become a sustainable Maidenhead or Windsor company, the purchase of used office chairs would support your agenda.
Recycled Business Furniture
The great news is that just a short drive from Maidenhead and Windsor is a large showroom stocked with high quality pre-owned office chairs, desks and related items. Based in High Wycombe, with free parking outside the door, Recycled Business Furniture offers a convenient and affordable means of sourcing exactly what you need.
Our used office chair and seating selection includes:
- Task Chairs
- Canteen Stools
- Meeting Room Seats
- Reception Sofas
The stock of second hand office chairs is constantly changing, but we always offer a great selection of colours and styles, so you can find a suitable match for your requirements. We may also offer the chance to buy a premium brand for a bargain price.
You can check out the Recycled Business Furniture Facebook page for recent acquisitions. This will provide you with examples of our quality stock before you make the journey from Maidenhead or Windsor.
We look forward to helping you adopt a sustainable approach to all aspects of your business.
Should Office Furniture feature in your Waste Management plan?
Monday, September 24, 2018
Should Office Furniture feature in your Waste Management plan? When you think of office waste, you might introduce measures to minimise paper use or provide an alternative to disposable cups. We suggest that you should also consider your office furniture. When new office chairs or desks are required, could you source pre-owned furniture? When items are no longer required, could you donate or sell them for reuse?
Used Office Desks
You might be surprised to hear that over 200,000 used office desks are bought in the UK every year. These second-hand desks are in great condition and buying second-hand results in considerable cost savings for the business. What’s more, the company that donate or sell their used desks can save on disposal costs.
According to the Waste Resource Action Programme (WRAP) data, the purchase of used office desks, in place of new, helps to avoid around 3,600 tonnes of CO2 entering the atmosphere. It also means that fully functional office desks are given a second lease of life, rather than being dumped in landfill.
Whilst this is good news, the fact is that 200,000 represents just 14% of the potential volume of desks that are no longer required each year. This means there is scope for many other businesses to benefit from donating, selling or buying used office desks.
Resized Office Desks
You may have concerns that second-hand office desks might not fit into the available space. By showroom, such as Recycled Business Furniture, High Wycombe, you can specify your measurements and see if they have suitable sizes and styles in stock.
If you have a particularly tight space, or a requirement for unusual dimensions, it might be possible to ask for a used office desk to be cut and resize. With the careful application of an outside strip, you might never know that an adjustment had been made.
Plastic Free Status for High Wycombe
It’s great to hear that High Wycombe, along with the nearby community of Penn and Tyler’s Green are officially working towards Plastic Free Status. The focus of this initiative is to minimise our reliance on single-use plastic items, but it does get individuals and businesses thinking about wider waste management issues.
If your company is looking to embrace sustainable practices and purchase used office desks, High Wycombe based Recycled Business Furniture invites you to visit our showroom in Sands.
Come along to see a wide selection of pre-owned office desks including:
- Bench Systems
- Rectangular or Wave
With free parking outside the door, it’s convenient to pop in, find what you need and load your van. Alternatively, for details of our latest stock, visit the Recycled Business Furniture Facebook page.