All I want for Christmas is an Ergonomic Office Chair
Friday, November 16, 2018
Many of us spend more time sitting at our desks than sleeping in our beds. It is, therefore, no wonder that we want comfortable office chairs.
The human body simply isn’t designed to sit down for prolonged periods of time. In a standard chair, pressure is placed on our backs, hips and thighs when we remain seated. Our muscles are put under tension and this can result in mild aches, through to severe pains.
Ergonomic Office Chairs
Ergonomically-designed task chairs are adaptable. The height of the seat, head and arm rests can be adjusted to fit our individual dimensions. The back rest has some flexibility, allowing the worker to lean back with support. In addition, castors ensure they can rotate the chair and our body with ease.
By investing in ergonomic office chairs, a company can help to keep their employees comfortable and reduce the risk of back problems which can result in long-term sick leave. What’s more, when they are sitting comfortably, they can focus on the job and remain productive throughout the day.
The challenge with providing everyone with an ergonomic office chair is the cost. Built to last, with built-in support and adjustable features, this isn’t a piece of cheap office furniture, especially if you have a large team. The solution is to find your local second-hand office furniture supplier.
Second-hand Office Furniture
As previously mentioned, ergonomic office chairs are designed to last. Company relocations, mergers or a business going into administration are a few reasons why office chairs are no longer needed.
As a specialist in second-hand office chairs and desks, Recycled Business Furniture, High Wycombe sources quality items that are surplus to requirements. We ensure that perfectly good pre-owned office chairs can be reused, rather than ending up in landfill.
We undertake thorough checks to ensure that any second-hand office chair is still fully adjustable and functional. Visual inspection also determines that the fabric or mesh is undamaged and that there are no missing levers, screws or other vital parts.
Ordering Office Chairs Online
Whilst it is possible to order office chairs online, the advice is to try before you buy. You want to compare the options based on comfort, rather than simply price or brand name. For this reason, Recycled Business Furniture invites you to visit our High Wycombe office furniture showroom.
We always have a wide selection of second-hand office chairs in stock. Come and check out the quality and comfort for yourself. Were located in the Sands area of High Wycombe, close to the M40 junction and with free parking outside the door, it couldn’t be more convenient to visit.
Make the wishes of your team come true by investing in quality office chairs. You’ll reap the rewards of them being comfortable and productive throughout the New Year.
Top Tips for Buying Used Office Chairs
Monday, October 15, 2018
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.