"You went over and above to help me source what I needed. Thanks so much. Fantastic service" - October 2020
"I have been really happy with your service. You helped to get our order sent urgently. I will definitely be coming back to order some more bits as and when we need them" - October 2020
"The chairs are great thank you, and always amazing/quick service - thank you !" - October 2020
"We love the furniture and the delivery driver couldn’t have been better!! Glad I left the assembly to my husband and didn’t attempt it myself though haha!!" - October 2020
"Delivery went smoothly and the chairs are great!" - October 2020
"Your professional, friendly and efficient service is much appreciated. It seems to be harder & harder to come across these days" - October 2020
"I just wanted to say thank you to all of you for making the recent purchase of our new office chairs such a very pleasant experience" - October 2020
"You were very quick and easy to deal with. Great service, very impressed" - October 2020
"Thank you for the speedy response to my order, it was greatly appreciated and there has been lots of contact from our business regarding the process. Everything has run extremely smoothly" - October 2020
"It was a pleasure doing business with you in regard to the ergonomic chairs we purchased recently" - October 2020
"I am highly impressed with your service and attitude, I thank you for such wonderful service. Your driver also is excellent in his customer service" - October 2020
"Chairs arrived and are currently in use. Very happy with the purchase and delivery" - October 2020
"I have no complaints on my end. Your website is easy to use and the fast delivery was very appreciated. I was kept in the loop with the order so that was very nice" - October 2020
"Everything went smoothly. The delivery guys were very helpful and our staff are very happy with their new furniture" - October 2020
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"Looks great! Exactly what I was looking for" - October 2020
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"The chairs are great. I was kept updated all the time throughout the sales process, and was very impressed with the service" - September 2020
"Our furniture has been delivered assembled and installed. Everything ran smoothly and we are happy with the support and service that we have received" - September 2020
"We’re very happy with our furniture. I was very surprised at the fast delivery. All dealings with your staff was excellent. Very happy" - September 2020
"We received our order, and everything was perfect. The chairs are fantastic and we will order 4 more" - September 2020
"Thank you so much. I appreciate the level of professionalism displayed throughout this process" - September 2020
"I must say, I was astonished and impressed with the quality of work carried out" - September 2020
"Our new office chairs are a winner and so are you guys. The chairs arrived early and the transit delivery was excellent. We will certainly recommend your company in future" - September 2020
"Very professional service from order to delivery, and great quality item. Will buy of you guys again" - September 2020
"It was fantastic, love my new office furniture. Super stoked the drawers were already assembled, very much appreciated. Great service and very quick" - September 2020

AFRDI Approved Chair – So What?

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AFRDI Approved office chairs are tested to the Australian New Zealand standard. This is based on European standards and in some ways is even tougher – chairs that comply with AS/NZS 4438 are ergonomically sound, tough, durable and safe

 

 

Ergonomically Sound

Ninety percent of the population – everyone other than the shortest 5 percent and the tallest 5 percent – should be able to adjust an AFRDI Approved chair to provide a comfortable work seat. The standard sets out a range of adjustments required for seat height, seat tilt, lumbar support and arm heights.

Tough

Chairs are measured using a special ‘dummy buttocks’ that takes into account the compression of seat foams and gas springs.

The effects of ‘normal abuse’ are reflected in the standard with a range of forces being applied ten times for 10 seconds each –

• Someone standing on the chair (160kg for Level 4 and 200kg for Level 6)

• Someone sitting on the arm (90kg for Level 4 and 120kg for Level 6, and there is a test for pulling the arms outwards as well)

To simulate rough treatment, the chair is dropped 10 times onto one leg (from a height of 300mm for Level 4 or 450mm for Level 6). In other tests a special 25kg weight is dropped five times onto the seat (from 240mm for Level 4 and 350mm for Level 6), and a 6.5kg hammer is swung through an arc of 1m onto the sides of the arms and the back of the chair.

Durable

Machines are used to simulate someone sitting on the chair, performing about 25,000 ‘sits’ per day, non-stop.

For Level 4 there are 100,000 sits performed with a seat load of 95kg. That is the equivalent of a user sitting on the chair 5 times every hour over a 38 hour week, for 52 weeks a year, over a ten year period.

Level 6 is even tougher – 200,000 sits with the equivalent of a person weighing 120kg.

The durability of the action, the castors and the swivel mechanism are tested separately.

Safe

The standard includes a requirement that there be no features that can cut or trap the user or anyone else in the vicinity of the chair – something that home office users with children might appreciate. There are tests for stability as well.

The Blue Tick means that It’s Independently verified

The Australasian Furnishing Research & Development Institute (known as AFRDI or Furntech) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose Blue Tick logo is a registered certification mark. Not only do the chairs have to comply with the standard, the supplier must agree to have their brochures and production checked on an on-going basis. Further information is available from Furntech or (03) 6326 6155

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