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Education Seating Refurbishment

Educational seating is built to last but constant and often heavy usage takes its toll on the fabric and foam, quickly making chairs and soft seating look disreputable and unsafe.

In addition, students and fabric don't mix. Food, drink, chewing gum, pens, along with an inquisitive nature makes it difficult to keep education seating in tip-top condition. Staff room seating can be just as bad, as they are often the lowest priority when funds are limited.

Waldron seating refurbishment enables you to stretch your budget and get 'more for less'

In most cases all that is required is a simple cost effective recover or repair to return your chairs to their former glory. With a little creativity with fabrics your chairs can even be given the WOW! factor.

Refurbishing your seating transforms them into smart, comfortable, safe and compliant seating, improving the overall aesthetics of the working environment.

Waldron Seating Refurbishment

Waldron Office Furniture refurbish thousands of chairs and soft seating every year, breathing new life back into them, at a fraction of the cost of buying new.

As every chair is different, we assess the damage, providing a free, no obligation quotation of what is required to put them right. With acceptance of the quotation we will collect the chairs, renovate them and deliver them back to your premises.

Waldron Office Furniture only provides seating refurbishment services for chairs and soft furnishings used in the work environments. Our work is therefore carried out to the stringent contract standards (non-domestic), using industry specific fabrics and foams making our work suitable for use in educational establishments. These are the same commercial industry standards the original manufacturer works to.

Many of our education customers set up an annual program of seating refurbishment, coming back to us year after year. We follow upholstery 'good practice' where with our recover service we remove the old fabric (not just cover over the top of it). With a recover we plug minor holes and add a light foam wrap to bulk out any minor compression of the foam. Where this is not enough we can provide new fire retardant seating foam.

We are an established upholstery company with over 30 years experience of commercial seating refurbishment. We back up our workmanship, materials and components with a 12 month guarantee, subject to normal wear and tear.

What is the next step? 

To get your damaged chairs assessed for repair contact us to book an assessment visit. We will evaluate what work needs to be carried out to return your chairs to their former glory and provide you with a free, no-obligation quotation for the work required.

Work can be scheduled throughout the year with larger projects being pre-booked to be completed over the holiday breaks. If the work is to be carried out during term time we can provide a range of temporary loan chairs, free of charge, whilst your chairs are away being refurbished.

For those ad-hoc upholstery repairs Waldron provides a regular collection and delivery service to all areas it covers.

To ensure minimal disruption to your students and staff all work is carried out on our premises, where we have all the specialist skills and equipment required and a controlled  environment for air and noise pollution.

To get in touch with Waldron’s friendly and professional team today phone 0118 945 5500 to discuss all your education seating refurbishment needs today.

Alternatively, use the website Contact Us page and we will contact you.

We look forward to working with you.

New Furniture for Schools

In addition to getting best value from your existing furniture, we can also supply new educational furniture.

Please click on the range brochure below for available items



"We saved over £500,000 refurbishing our office chairs with Waldron’s rather than purchasing new......."


"....... we are having a Channel 4 documentary made on Premier and we needed to be spruced up Waldron's came up trump! We needed our three-piece sofas and chairs recovered within a week! We now have the most beautiful suit recovered looking brand new and we are delighted with the results. Waldron always does a superb quality job on all our refurbishments and never let us down."

Premier Model Management

Just a quick line to ask you to pass on our compliments to those involved in the recent recovering of chairs, and re-webbing, new cushions, etc. The service throughout was excellent – including the collection and delivery – and there have been lots of positive, admiring comments from staff, pupils and parents. If you have potential customers requesting testimonials, please don’t hesitate to ask them to contact me. With many thanks,

Westhaven School

".......I am sitting proudly on my newly covered sofa. It looks very smart."

C.B. from M. Medical Centre

"............before "finding" Waldron, I had received some very negative responses from several other upholstery firms.......... ..........from the time Waldron was recommended to me I received helpful, sympathetic and effective advice, from my initial enquiry, with no "pushy" sales pressure at any time.......... Given the complex work involved, and choice of strong material, and the high quality of personal service I thought your charges were extremely reasonable. Certainly infinitely cheaper than having to completely replace an essential chair. I was delighted with the work done. The upholstery looks to have been done to a very high standard, on what as I have mentioned was quite a challenging chair to work on. The fabric looks superb, and in fact, the chair looks better than it did before I am so pleased that I have found Waldron's and will not hesitate to recommend your Company to anyone I have contact with who might be seeking a similar service."

Back Shop Customer

".......We have been very impressed with your service. Both the quality of the workmanship and your coutesy has made it a pleasure dealing with you. Thank you for a beautifully refurbished chair Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 ......... I am writing to confirm just how pleased we have been with the work you have done for us recently. The recovered chairs, apart from now is exactly the colour we wanted, look as good as new and have made the surgery look the way we want it to look. Many, many thanks - we will be recommending you whenever the opportunity arises."

Nuffield Foundation

Location: Waldron's is ideally located in Reading and have excellent access to the South of England, Central and Greater London. We provide a regular service from Central and Greater London across to Bristol, Wiltshire, Oxford, Luton and Stevenage. Hampshire to Southampton and Portsmouth, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex across to Horsham. One customer has even shipped to us chairs from France to refurbish.