Ergonomic chairs are now a fixture in most schools; able to be adjusted to cater for the different sitting requirements of each pupil, they help them to find their perfect level of comfort – ideal to keep them focused on work, instead of them feeling distracted and fidgeting.

But what happens when the conditions and functions of seating starts to/does break down? For many schools, the cost of purchasing new items may prove to be difficult to meet and instead, older, rigid furniture is brought from storage as a replacement. There is a cost-effective solution to be found though – school chair repair.

Not only can such a service save your school much cost in purchasing brand-new items, did you know that it can also help you on the way to creating a more-focused environment too?

How School Chair Repair Can Help To Create A More Focused Environment

With school chair repair bringing your establishment’s ergonomic seating items back to great useable condition, you (and your pupils) will benefit by:

  • Increased movement. Over the years, research has found that the way humans sit leaves us prone to adjusting ourselves to fit the constraints of the seating, be it to find balance or a comfortable position. This is the fundamental benefit of ergonomic seating and so if its functions break down, so will its effect on our body’s movement.
  • Healthier bodies. Traditional classroom seating was produced to encourage pupils to sit bolt upright, which would apparently make pupils more attentive. Instead, more contemporary times have made us understand that such chairs are not conducive to encouraging a healthy posture – and as children are constantly growing and developing, the way they sit at school may have a big impact on their physical health in the long-term too.
  • Better learning. One of the biggest turn-offs to learning is the distracting environment that you’re sitting in. Some distractions can be controlled immediately – chatting in class, bright light coming through the windows or the heating being on full-blast (when it’s no need to be) – but others are uncontrollable during a particular moment, such as the condition and functions of seating. Either way, distractions experienced by pupils will not help to engage them in what’s being taught – school chair repair can help to bring ergonomic furniture back to working order, removing that ‘uncontrollable distraction’ and allowing pupils to find their ideal comfort levels.

Improve Your School Seating With Waldron

If you’ve been thinking about school chair repair to save on costs and/or to give your pupils the control they need to find their ideal comfort levels in class, then the experienced team here at Waldron Furniture are on hand to help.

We have been helping numerous educational establishments to repair, rejuvenate or even to reimagine the condition, functions, colours and patterns of their seating for many years now. Through our experiences, we have cultivated a leading furniture refurbishment service in the south east of England.

Why not take a look around our website to learn more about the many services we offer? If you would like to learn even more, especially about our FREE, no obligation quotation, please feel free to give our team a call on 0118 945 5500. Alternatively, you can send any enquiries via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When is the time right for office chair repair? The answer may seem obvious – whenever they break down. That certainly is a ‘time’ for repair – but is right to allow a chair to fall apart before it needs to be taken out of action and restored?

Seating that is on the way to breaking down will already offer an uncomfortable experience for the user – when it does eventually break down, it will cause frustration, anger, perhaps even physical injury. Not in any way conducive to keeping a happy and dedicated workforce. Wouldn’t it be better to know when the qualities of a furniture item are starting to disintegrate, and repairing them before they do?

Here, we’re going to look at a few things you need to look at when judging whether the time is right for your office chairs to be repaired.

Knowing When The Time Is Right For Office Chair Repair

  • Usage. The first questions that you need to ask, when evaluating your seating, are; how old is the chair, how long is it used for and which people sit in it? They may sound simple questions, but understanding how the chair is used every day will give you a good insight into its condition. For example – telesales staff will have to sit in the same chairs for 6+ hours a day, whereas a chair that is used in a hotdesking environment will be used less, but by more people, so it will be constantly adjusted and reshaped.
  • Adjustability. The need for seating to allow for good posture is reason alone why office chair repair is needed – as employees have to sit down for long periods of time, bad posture will lead to physical health issues, such as back strain, leg problems, carpal tunnel syndrome and spinal injuries. This is why a good level of adjustability is important in office chairs, so when testing each item, you should check for good levels/qualities of recline, seat depth, lumbar support, chair height and armrests.
  • Mobility. An often-overlooked aspect of office chairs, mobility further helps employees to find their ideal position, simply and easily. When testing the mobility of your chairs, aside from noting how well it moves when you’re sat on it, look at the condition of the wheels and their supporting structure – are they worn badly or chipped?

Need To Improve The Quality of Your Workplace Seating? Get In Touch With Waldron Furniture

If you’re thinking about office chair repair to vastly improve the condition of your workplace seating, then you’ve found the right place here Waldron Furniture. Our mission is to provide a high-quality refurbishment for all makes and models used within working environments.

Having spent many years, helping numerous businesses to get the best value from their existing furniture investments, we are confident that we are able to provide you with a solution that will combine the savings on the cost of buying completely new items, with the need to have the items restored to as high a quality as possible.

To learn more about our office seating repair and restoration service, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly customer support team today – give us a call on 0118 945 5500 or send any e-mail enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It should go without saying that providing employees with the right levels of functionality and comfort throughout their working day will help them to produce great work. Time catches up with everything though – eventually, the components and comforts of even the highest quality of seating will diminish and ultimately break down, requiring them to be replaced. But why buy new, when you can reupholster an office chair instead?

Why Should I Choose A Reupholster Office Chair Service?

Did you know that most of the furniture we throw away can be recovered? The sheer cost of introducing an entirely new furniture set-up can be dwarfed by the costs of having your items reupholstered and repaired – costs that would be better spent elsewhere in the business.

But I have different types of office chairs – they all can’t be reupholstered, can they?  On the contrary, virtually every type of chair in the office can be repaired, restored or reimagined. Here are just some of the more common ones...

Different Types of Office Chairs That Can Be Reupholstered

  • Ergonomic chairs – The term ‘Ergonomic’ comes from the Ancient Greek word ‘Ergon’ which means ‘[to] work’. The basic philosophy behind any item that is ergonomic is that it should work to the requirements of the person who is using it – rather than the person having to ergon themselves around the requirements of the item. Therefore, an office chair that is ergonomic can be adjusted to fully support the unique needs of different individuals; creating a sitting experience that is ideal for the user. Some adjustments that can be made with ergonomic chairs include seat depth, seat height, back height, knee tilt and lumbar support. With so many functions to juggle, these types of chairs can often break down, but don’t throw them away though – reupholster an office chair
  • Tablet arm chairs – Named so because they have a writing surface attached to one of the arms for easy access, tablet arm chairs are handy (sorry) to have for anyone who needs to constantly take notes in meetings. The writing surface may be fixed to the arm or may have a swivelling feature; either way, it is just as liable to break down as easily as any other type of office chair.
  • Reception area seating – The need to impress clients shouldn’t just be restricted to the meeting room. First impressions are an obvious key aspect to get right – as a client’s first physical point-of-contact with the business, the reception area will need to look and feel impressive, summing up the brand and philosophies of the business. The seating plays an obvious role in this – common items include single person chairs (often called ‘guest’ or ‘side chairs’) and are typically stationary, with their four-leg, sled or cantilever bases. A reupholster office chair service can help to bring them back to their impressive best.

Need To Improve The Effectiveness of Your Office Seating? Get In Touch With Waldron Furniture

If you’re looking at a reupholster office chair service to help your business to repair, restore or reimagine your furniture infrastructure, the dedicated team here at Waldron are able to provide a high-quality refurbishment and reuse service for all types of furniture used in commercial buildings.

We have cultivated an industry-leading expertise based on our client-focused approach to our service. This is typified by our completely FREE consultation that assesses and understands the works that needs to be done before we calculate and present you with the quote. This will give you the opportunity to think about making such an investment before you commit to anything.

If you would like to learn more about our reupholster office chair service, our friendly client support team are on hand to help. Give them a call on 0118 945 5500 or alternatively, you can send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Testimonials

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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 Waldrons and will not hesitate to recommend your Company to anyone i have contact with who might be seeking a similar service."
Frenchay Hospital
"....... 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 recoved looking brand new and we are delighted with the results. Waldron's always do a superb quality job on all our refurbishments and never let us down."
Nuffield Foundation
We saved over £500,000 refurbishing our office chairs with Waldron’s rather than purchasing new.......
Pricewaterhouse
The chairs are fantastic Thanks so much. The 2 chairs you reupholstered look fantastic. I thought they were two new ones they look so good. In fact our receptionist liked them so much she’s grabbed one immediately and swapped it.
A.W. London SW11
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 being 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.
Premier Model Management

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 to Horsham and across to Kent. One customer has even shipped to us chairs from France to refurbish.