My office chair was coming to the end of its life. The gas lift was beginning to fail, although that could be replaced/repaired, but it was also getting a bit grubby with daily use. Then a wheel fell off!
It hasn’t done badly – I’ve had it for about 3 years, and considering it has had me sitting on it almost every day, I think it deserves a good retirement. In fact, I was so pleased with it, that I went back to the same company who sold it to me – Chellgrove Office Furniture, in Peterborough.
This time I selected a heavier duty chair – the previous one was rated for 25 stone, which I am about a stone over. The one I selected is good for up to 32 stone, which is way more than I ever expect to weigh. But it also has a good wide seat, and a decent back height and seat length, and height-adjustable arms.
As I am local, the proprietor delivered it personally, and even carried it up to my office. He then went through the controls, and helped set it up for my height.
These things are not cheap – over 400 quid – but for something I sit in every day, it is money well spent.