Returning furniture to its former glory

Chairplan were approached by the Gladstone Working Men’s Club over at Finedon, near Wellingborough, to completely overhaul the bench seating in the main bar area.

The existing bench seating, that was fitted along one wall which included a bay window, was in need of refurbishing to improve comfort and to match the newly upgraded, decorated and carpeted bar area at the Club.

Seating that complies with latest legislation

Refurbishing bespoke furniture requires planning to ensure a successful project and so John, our MD and designer, worked closely with the Club team to understand their requirements and establish budget and timescales.

A clear priority was the need to ensure the seating complied with the latest legislation. We recommended the removal of the seat and back springs so that the units could be rebuilt with the latest approved foams and fabrics. As part of this process we provided various samples of foams and fabrics alongside our recommendations.

Completed in just 6 weeks

We had six weeks to complete this project which included removal of all the bench seating to our Royston warehouse, completing the work and reinstalling.

The project included:

  • New up to date combustion modified ether foam melamine free from Dee Bee Foam, a leading foam converter and all 100% recyclable.
  • Just colour battleship ( Faux Leather ) from chieftain fabrics based in Ireland was selected as it had all the right properties in the vinyl for a busy club.
  • Made new kick boards to the same colour as the vinyl used . together with the re-sprayed heating grills

The new bench seating was assemble on site within the timescale agreed and, as you can see, the finished bar area looks magnificent especially the seating.

More about our refurbishing work

Find out more about our re-upholstery, recovery & refurbishment service.

Take a look at another of our seating refurbishment projects: Refurbishing bar stools project.


About Chairplan

A family-run business that was founded in 1996, Chairplan is a leading UK based designer and manufacturer of ESD chairs and soft furnishings for offices and businesses. More about us»

From our Royston, Hertfordshire, factory our specialist team are able to provide a wide range of chair and seating furniture solutions as well as design, build and manufacture bespoke items. Find out more…contact us on 01763 244 112»