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New office ergonomics brochure

Our new office ergonomics brochure is packed full of solutions for a happier and healthier work force, including:

  • Electric Sit-Stand desks
  • Sit-Stand desk converters
  • Pneumatic height adjustable desks and tables

Download the office ergonomics brochure here.

Ergonomic desking

We supply ergonomic seating with inflatable lumbar support, coccyx cut out, memory foam seat and free float mechanisms that follow the user’s dynamic movement.  We also supply chairs to suit heavier users upto 31 stone. Please get in touch and we can recommend a chair to suit your needs.

ergonomic chair

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New sit-stand desks with 5 year guarantee

We are pleased to introduce this robust & sturdy electric sit stand desk, easy to operate and quick to alternate between sitting and standing. The desk is equipped with a simple to use controller with programmable memory & LED display.  The power ful dual motors make changing between sitting & standing fast and easy and the user can set reminders to change between sitting and standing to reduce lond periods of sitting.  The desk frame is telescopic allowing it to support desktop widths from 1100mm – 2200mm to suit your requirements.  For a tidy work space a cable management tray is included.  there are a choice of attractive desk top colours and the sturdy frame may be specified in silver or white. For pricing information, please click here.

Sit Stand Electric Desk

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Reupholstery for corporate sustainability

The component parts of good quality office chairs will out live fabrics and foams. We can help increase the life of your office furniture in the following ways:

  • Replace worn seat foams
  • Repair/replace faulty components such as castors
  • Full clean & service of component parts
  • Reupholster using sustainable office seating fabrics

The majority of our office seating is reupholstered in Camira fabrics. In 2015 Camira were recognised for outstanding achievements in continuous environmental improvement and best in class performance with their second successive Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development. Camira are pioneering a sustainable textile industry through environmental product design, supply chain integrity, resource efficiency, people development and CSR.

EU EcoLabel Textiles

EU Ecolabel textiles meet criteria that guarantee:

  • Limited use of substances harmful to health and environment
  • Reduction in water and air pollution
  • Colour resistance to perspiration, washing, wet and dry rubbing and light exposure

Here are some examples of EU Ecolabel fabrics we can use for reupholstery:

Camira Xtreme – made from 100% recycled polyester

Camira Hemp – 60% Virgin Wool, 40% True Hemp

Camira Blazer – rapidly renewable & compostable, made from 100% wool

Camira Patina – 69% Wool, 22% Flax, 8% Polyamide


Contact us to discuss any seating renovation requirements and request fabric samples.

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Office canteen & rest area furniture

We have a great selection of seating and tables for any employee refreshment area. We can provide planning advice and suggest furniture to suit your space, budget and style.

  • Indoor & outdoor seating
  • Traditional & contemporary styles
  • Easy clean models
  • Choice of upholstered, metal and plastic seating
  • Solutions for breakout, cafeteria and smoke-out areas

We also supply a wide range of durable office dining & coffee tables designed to withstand the rigour of daily use. Table tops are available in a range of colour finishes and bases can be selected to coordinate with chair frames.

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Top pick for reception seating

The Me, Myself & I armchair and sofa range has really impressed us for both its retro design and affordable pricing. This range looks equally effective in solid colours or two tone upholstery. Three armchairs are available each with a different back height plus matching sofa and coffee tables. Prices start from just £358* for the low back armchair and £441* for the two seater sofa.

The seating can be specified with your choice of stain on the legs. Choose from walnut, beech, light oak and maple

The versatile Me, Myself & I range looks fantastic in a wide range of fabrics. When choosing two tone upholstery the arms, back and seat piping are upholstered in the first colour and the seat cushion and buttons in the second colour which looks very effective as shown above.

*Prices are correct at time of writing 22/2/19. Prices exclude VAT.

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In the Flow – contemporary breakout seating

The Flow seating range by Pledge chairs is both modern and understated.
This is a useful chair that could be used across multiple areas in the office whether for meetings, breakout or waiting areas. Four variants of this chair are available, explore the full Flow range.

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The importance of service when buying office furniture

The provision of a quality pre & post sales service is just important as the furniture itself. Here are 5 questions to ask any potential office furniture supplier.

Can I evaluate chairs before I buy?
Office chairs need to accommodate many heights and weights, we provide chairs for evaluation and can recommend chairs for employees with health issues that may impact chair selection.

How can I be confident the desking or seating will fit in the space we have?
We can provide a free site survey and help you maximise your available space. Often, we can suggest space saving options and recommend furniture to suit your budget.

Will the furniture be supplied flat packed or fully assembled?
We are frequently asked to build flat packed furniture purchased from other office furniture suppliers. Often attractive internet deals will require self assembly – which is a large undertaking if you have ordered more than 10 chairs. As standard all the furniture we supply is assembled before delivery.

Will the furniture be positioned where we need it?
Some furniture suppliers only offer a doorstep delivery. We position your furniture where you need it.

How long is the furniture guaranteed for?
A chair which is guaranteed for 1 year will typically be suitable for light use. It’s a false economy to buy cheap office chairs and in our experience one or more important components fail quickly; spindles, action, back rests, castors, arms.

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10 considerations when buying office chairs

Length of the chair guarantee
The majority of our quality office chairs are guaranteed for 5 years. This is an important consideration bearing in mind the constant use of an office chair.

Chair mechanism
Chairs need to be able to comfortably seat a range of users with multiple weights and heights. A quality mechanism and additional features such as Seat Slide and Inflatable Lumbar support ensure the chair can provide an ergonomic fit for any user. Seat Slide is a useful feature enabling the chair to be altered to accommodate users with a range of legs lengths. See our mechanism guide.

You can choose chairs with arms or without. Arm types include Fixed Arms, Adjustable Arms or Fold Back Arms (ideal to accommodate the preferences of different users). See the Rio task chair for an example of foldback chairs.

Height of back
Most task chairs are available with a medium or high back. Tall users in particular will benefit from a high backed task chair

Mesh or upholstered
This is really down to personal preference. An upholstered back may provide additional support but a mesh back provides ventilation.

Low cost chairs generally have less features that restrict adjustment. We have chairs to suit every budget – without compromising on length of guarantee and can often provide chairs so that employees can evaluate them prior to purchase.

Weight of users
If your chairs need to suit users of up to 150Kg (23 stones) you may want to consider the Posturemax chair range and if you have users of up to 200Kg (31 stones) you may want to consider the Posturemax 200.

Fabric choice
There is a myriad of choice and we can make suggestions and send you fabric samples to assist you. We can usually match existing furniture or desk screens if required.

Fully assembled chairs or flatpack
As standard all our chairs are supplied fully assembled prior to delivery and placed where you need them. We can supply boxed items as required.

24hr usage
In some work environments chairs are used for 24 hours. In these siuations we always recommend a chair designed and manufactured for 24 hour use such as Ergonomic Task 24 or Posturemax.

View our range of office task chairs here.

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NEW 2020 Office Furniture Catalogue

Our latest E-Flip catalogue is packed full of quality furniture solutions for every area of the office, many items are available on quick shipment terms.

Prices are a guideline – please get in touch for discounted prices and lead times. View the catalogue here.




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Berkshire’s premier office furniture supplier

We partner independently with a number of trusted high quality British office furniture manufacturers and can present you with a range of options to suit your budget and style preferences.  Our suppliers include Bisley, Verco, Summit, Tangent, Aaron, Pledge & PSI.  We also manufacture bespoke seating in-house including bench seating and lounge/dining chairs for hospitality environments.

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Free office furniture delivery across Berkshire

Our team will deliver your furniture and position it in the location you specify.  We don’t supply flatpack furniture, all furniture is pre-assembled by us and ready to use.

Cost effective office chair reupholstery in Berkshire

In addition to new office chairs we also offer an in-house reupholstery service transforming tired and worn seating.  We include a comprehensive clean & service of the chairs and they are returned to you looking like new.  We also reupholster office desk screens, tiered theatre seating and any soft seating such as reception or breakout seating.

Berkshire reupholstery team

Free site survey throughout Berkshire

We offer free planning and advice assisting our clients with measuring up, furniture selection and fabric choices.  We supply free fabric samples for your perusal and can make suggestions based on usage type, budget, durability & style.

Our Berkshire base

We are located close to junction 11 of the M4 in Reading:

HSI Furniture
Units 1 & 2
Hyde End Lane
Ryeish Green