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Protect the Environment with Recycled Business Furniture

Protect the Environment with Recycled Business Furniture

Environmental protestors causing disruption in the capital and children walking out of school to protest; it is clear that concerns are growing about our global impact.

The challenge may seem insurmountable, but we can all make changes to collectively make a difference. Recycled Business Furniture is playing a part in saving perfectly good used office furniture from ending up in landfill. The question is would you consider buying high-quality, used office desks, chairs and reception seating for your next office refit?

What Puts People Off Buying Second-Hand Office Furniture?

We all love to grab a bargain, but there is still this sense that used items are going to be inferior. The truth is, buying second-hand office furniture can make it affordable to purchase leading brands that may otherwise be out of your financial reach.

Top quality goods are expertly designed to optimise comfort and they are built to last. A second-hand ergonomic chair may have twice the lifespan of a new, cheap model. Recycled Business Furniture only selects used office desks, chairs and associated items if they are in mint condition.

We check that they are fully functional and give them a good clean before they reach our showroom. In many cases, you would never know that they were not brand new – come and see for yourself!

Stylish Collection of Used Office Furniture

If you have an image in your head of a mismatched workplace; a muddle of different styles, shapes and colours, you can dismiss that idea.

In many cases, Recycled Business Furniture will have multiple stock of the same item. In used office chairs alone, we could equip your workplace with:

  • Ergonomic Task Chairs from leading brands
  • Canteen Stalls in a choice of colours and designs
  • Reception Seating
  • Chairs for your meeting and break-out rooms
  • Stackable chairs for conferences and events

We may be able to offer items that perfectly complement your brand image and colours.

You can view a selection of our latest stock online. Alternatively, you are welcome to visit our Buckinghamshire used office furniture showroom. Located in High Wycombe, we just a short drive from London, Slough and Reading. We are open from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday and free parking is available right outside the door.

Environmental Awareness Drives Second-hand Purchasing

As David Attenborough provides another televised warning about our environmental impact, it seems that interest in pre-owned goods is on the rise.

A survey by Business Waste identified that 45% of consumers were open to the idea of buying second-hand clothes, even if they hadn’t yet made a purchase. This shows a shift in perception that will hopefully be reflected in all consumer purchasing. We should be open to the reuse of high-quality items that help to save money and the environment.

Whether you work from a home study or are growing a sizable enterprise, take a look and see if Recycled Business Furniture can help you be a little greener. If you have any questions, please get in touch on 01494 801066.

updated: 1 year ago

When is it Time to Replace Office Chairs?

office chairs

In many work environments, office chairs are in use for 40+ hours a week. With that much use, we cannot expect them to last a lifetime, but when is it time for an upgrade?

The average lifespan of an office chair is 7-8 years, but this will be dependent on the make and the frequency of use. If you opted for cheap office chairs, they could start to feel uncomfortable within a year or two.

Five Ways to Tell if it is Time to Replace your Office Chairs

The telling signs are:

  • Your employees are fidgeting and regularly repositioning themselves because the office chairs are no longer comfortable
  • You notice members of your team regularly rubbing their lower back and complaining of backache
  • Damaged or missing parts mean that adjustable features are no longer operational
  • There are visible signs of wear and tear which makes the office chairs look tatty
  • The office furniture no longer fits with new working practices or the company image

It is also common for businesses to upgrade the office furniture as part of a rebranding process or relocation.

Have you Considered Pre-owned Office Furniture for Cost-Effective Upgrades?

Not all second-hand office chairs are in a state of disrepair when they are replaced. There are many reasons why great quality office chairs are surplus to requirements.

Recycled Business Furniture collects second-hand office chairs that are in nearly new condition. We seek out leading brands, ergonomic design and styles to suit modern work environments. All pre-owned office furniture is thoroughly checked and cleaned before being displayed in our used office furniture showroom.

We regularly buy in bulk, which means that our customers can fully fit out their workplaces with matching and coordinating pre-owned office furniture.

The main benefit of buying second-hand office chairs is that your budget can stretch to leading brands including Herman Miller and Vitra. These quality models are ergonomically modelled to maximise comfort and provide lumbar support. They will help your team to avoid aches and pains so that they can work more productively.

Our selection of stylish used office chairs will help to create modern work environments, which makes the right impression for your employees, clients and visitors.

Try out Used Office Chairs Before You Buy

We do take orders online and via the Recycled Business Furniture Facebook page, but the best option is to visit our Buckinghamshire pre-owned office furniture showroom. This allows you the opportunity to try out a selection of used office chairs and find the one that is most comfortable.

In addition, you can take a close look at the quality of our stock. We check that every item is in fantastic condition, with full functionality and we are happy for you to do the same. See with your own eyes that there is no compromise in quality.

Whilst you are with us, you might also spot other items that would help fit out the office interior including second-hand desks, dividers, storage and shelving. Find our office furniture showroom in High Wycombe, near Adams Park Football Ground. We have parking outside the door.

updated: 1 year ago

Office Furniture Trends 2019

SecondHand Office Furniture

Scandinavian style has driven clothing, lifestyle, food and interior design trends for several years, so if we are keen to understand the office furniture trends for 2019, the Stockholm Furniture Fair is a great place to start.

Held in the Swedish capital in February, there were two leading factors which influenced office furniture design; privacy and well-being. If you have a passion for bringing colour into the workplace, the trend for 2019 is inspired by autumn; think deep red and rusty orange.

Considering Privacy in Office Furniture Design

Open plan offices have modernised workplace interiors and encouraged greater inter-departmental collaboration, but there is a compromise. It can be incredibly difficult to remain focused when there are endless distractions. If you can’t find a quiet space to take a call or concentrate on a task, it can become frustrating and stressful.

Rather than rebuilding walls, designers are making good use of noise reducing panels, desk dividers, hooded chairs and pods. These items of office furniture all help to manage the acoustics and create separate spaces where people can take more control over their environment. They enable the team to operate productively, without losing the option of collective working.

When considering design trends, you might instantly assume that any options are going to be beyond your budget. If you are willing to consider quality second-hand office furniture, you can provide your workers with what they need without breaking the bank.

Recycled Business Furniture has an extensive stock of used office chairs and this includes pre-owned acoustic seating. All items have been thoroughly checked to ensure that they are in great condition. We’re talking top brands, in great condition, for the same price as cheap office chairs. We also hold a selection of second-hand desk-dividing screens in a variety of colours.

The Role of Sit-stand desks and Ergonomic Chairs Workplace Well-being

Remaining in one position throughout the day is detrimental to our health. We need to move in order to remain both physically and mentally healthy. Office furniture design is now influenced by a growing awareness of the benefits of at least being able to regularly change position. These include increased productivity and reduced absence.

Adjustable Sit-stand desks, along with ergonomic chairs and stools, provide the option to shift position through the day. This combination of office furniture can encourage your team out of their seats for an extra hour or two every day, which is all it takes to reduce the health risks.

The Recycled Business Furniture showroom is stocked with fully operational used Sit-stand desks, along with second-hand task chairs from top brands including Herman Miller, Vitra and Steelcase. You are welcome to visit us in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and try them out for size and comfort.

Visit our Used Office Furniture Showroom in High Wycombe

Our High Wycombe used office furniture showroom is just a short drive from the M40 and we have free parking outside the door. If you are looking for a specific item, get in touch on 01494 801063 or keep tabs on the latest updates on the Recycled Business Furniture Facebook page.

updated: 1 year ago

Top Tips for Buying Used Office Chairs

Used Office Chairs

The cost of buying new typically requires an investment of between £150 and £1500. If you are refitting your office, this soon mounts up. Buying pre-owned office chairs is a cost-effective and environmentally responsible means of equipping your business, but you still need to be selective.

Our bodies are designed to move, however, the vast majority of workers spend many long hours sitting in an office chair. In order to ensure that your employees are comfortable, productive and have a reduced risk of pain or injury, it is important to buy good quality office chairs.

Tip 1 – Research

Before heading to a used office furniture showroom, undertake a little research. Look at the leading brands, read reviews and get to know what makes one task chair stand out from another. This will help you to distinguish the best value buys.

Tip 2 – List your requirements

Write down exactly what you need. Are you just looking for second-hand office chairs, or would a cupboard, desk or filing cabinet help to complete your office interior? A list will help you remain focused when shopping and prevent the Ikea effect – when you return with a lot of additional items that you weren’t expecting to purchase.

Tip 3 – Visit a Used Office Furniture Showroom

It may be more convenient to search online, but to see the full range of stock you need to head to a showroom. A visit will help you to get a better idea of dimensions, quality and condition. Remember to refer to your research and list. Let quality brands take president over the temptations of a vibrant colour or a funky design.

Tip 4 – Try before you buy

Ideally, you want to sit in a used office chair to see how it feels. Is your back well supported? Is the seat comfortably padded? Task chairs often include adjustable features; these allow each individual to raise or lower the height, the tilt and even the armrest position. Take time to check that these are fully operational and if the chair has casters, do they move freely?

Also, take a good look at the condition. If all seems to be in good working order, you can feel confident that you are making a considered decision.

Tip 5 – Ask about a Warranty

Quality office chairs will have been bought with a warranty. As these can last for up to 5 years, it may be supplied with the chair if still in date. It shouldn’t be a concern if the date has expired, as the chair will be designed to last for many more years. Just knowing that a warranty had been issued at the time of purchase gives you some indication that this is a quality chair.

High Wycombe Furniture Showroom

Based in High Wycombe, Recycled Business Furniture is conveniently located for companies based in Slough, Reading, Maidenhead and West London. We have free parking outside our showroom and over 2,200 used office chairs in stock, including task chairs, stackable seating, canteen stools and reception sofas.

Our website will show a selection of options, but we advise you to visit our High Wycombe office furniture showroom. For further information, call us on 01494 801063.

updated: 2 years ago

Top Tips for Buying Used Office Desks

Used Office Desks

If your company are on a recruitment drive, or are preparing for an office upgrade or relocation, used office desks may prove a highly cost-effective and environmentally responsible option.

In almost every work environment, a desk is essential. This relatively simple item of office furniture can take the form of a small standing hot desk or a highly personalised workspace with plenty of room for documents, technology, potted plants and photos of the cat.

Check out our tips to ensure that you end up with the ideal second-hand office desks.

Tip 1 – Consider your requirements

A used office desk can take many forms, so it is important to clarify exactly what you need. Are you looking for single desks or a bench system for a number of employees? Is a rectangular office desk suitable, or would you prefer an ergonomic wave desk? Do you need integrated drawers for storage?

Also consider whether a desk sufficient or are you also looking for dividing screens, task chairs and other related equipment? Be clear on your requirements as this will help you to make the right decision.

Tip 2 – Measure and measure again

Before you go any further, equip yourself with a tape measure. When you are in a sizable furniture showroom, the perception of scale is distorted. If you have accurate measurements of the available space, allowing room for office chairs and passage, you can make an informed decision.

Also be aware of access to the office. If you are limited by narrow stairwells or tight corners, you’ll need a used office desk where the legs and feet can be easily removed and replaced once in-situ.

Tip 3 – Visit a used office furniture showroom

You can order second hand desks online, but there is a risk that the condition and suitability will fail to match expectations. If you visit a used office furniture showroom, you will benefit from much greater choice and the opportunity to check measurements and condition for yourself.

Tip 4 – Check for damage

A few small scratches may not be of significant concern, but it is important to ensure that the desk is safe. This means checking to see if there are any missing fittings and fixtures. Are sharp edges exposed, can you spot any missing screws or does the desk wobble? Such issues may be straightforward to fix, but it is best to be informed.

Tip 5 – Transportation

If your chosen second-hand desks are too large for your company vehicle, check whether the used furniture company offers a delivery service. You don’t want to make great savings on your purchase, only to spend it all on van hire.

High Wycombe Furniture Showroom

Just a short drive from Slough, Reading, Maidenhead and West London, Recycled Business Furniture has a well-stocked showroom in High Wycombe. With free parking outside the door, over 1,100 used office desks in stock and a delivery service, we offer cost-effective convenience.

Our website shows a selection of options, but we advise you to visit our High Wycombe office furniture showroom. For further information, call us on 01494 801063.

updated: 2 years ago