What size seats are available?
The size of a seat depends on many factors, where they are used, if they have arms and who is sitting in it! As all our products are designed especially to suit we have no standard seat sizes. Incremental size seats are not used, space between aisles is maximised to give the most generous “seat space” possible. As a guide chairs without arms should be no less then 450mm and chairs with arms no less than 490mm. Get in touch and we’ll be happy to offer advice for your particular project.
Can chair types be tailored to suit?
Our chairs can be fitted in all types, floor fixed, riser fixed, portable, and removable (to allow for provision of wheelchair bound patrons). We also offer special mobile writing ledges that are used in by wheelchair bound patrons to provide a fully adjustable writing surface allowing complete autonomy to the user.
Can curved layouts be achieved?
We have a wealth of experience in the design of lecture theatre seating in both straight and curved rows. Our fixed tiering can be fitted to almost any curve / radius and most of the seats can be adapted to suit. Writing ledges are manufactured here in our factory on our state of the art CNC allowing the exact radius to be used.
Can you provide fixed tiering / stepped flooring to a lecture theatre?
This is very much one of our specialities, from the very smallest stage right to the huge structures we have created at many of the UK’s largest Universities our bespoke tiering can be tailored to your specific requirements.
It is common for the tiering to bridge over and around ducting allowing air to be pushed from below and delivered through grilles / diffusers in the riser face or treads.
Additional layers of deck or dampening pads can be fitted to improve the absorption of the structure and keep footfall reverberation to a minimum. All tiering is installed to exceed current BS standards, calculations can be provided to suit.
We can provide rails or balustrades as required in addition to carpeted floor finishes. These however are sometimes areas where client supplied, to match in with the other rooms within the building, items are required. We have worked with other specialist contractors on many occasions to get exact final requirement, CAD files can be exchanged to ensure complete co-ordination of detailed dimensioned information.
Please get in touch and we’ll be happy to provide assistance for your particular project.
What row risers are available?
We can tailor the row rise to suit your building and sight line requirement. Variable risers or incremental risers (to the millimetre) are designed especially to allow the structure to work best for your application. Of course minimum and maximum dimensions do apply to meet building regulations but get in touch and we can advise you on this.
What row depths are available?
As with the row riser the row depths are designed to suit, given the importance of the sitting positions when using a lecture theatre chair it is vital the seat is located the correct distance from the writing surface to create optimum comfort whilst in compliance with the regulations in respect to means of escape. Please get in touch and we’ll be happy to offer advice for your particular project.
What finishes are available?
We have a selection of “standard” offerings but this is not to say you don’t have the choice of anything else, we can and have used a range of suppliers from all across the globe.
Comes from the Bradbury Contracts Fabrics Flamblend range of FR Tweed with no restrictions on colour choice. We have often used multi colour layouts to create interest on the seating unit, get in touch and our in house design department will mock up a drawing.
Writing ledges / modesty panels
A recent addition to our facility is our new CNC / edge banding equipment, ledges / modesty panels are manufactured using mdf finished with a choice of colours from the “Egger Zoom” range of plastic laminate complete with matching edges. Please contact our sales office for samples
Outside backs / under-seat bottoms
Again in most instances these are upholstered to match the main body of the seat. We can provide plastic or timber panels to create a special look / feel. We have also provided perforated under-seat panels to assist with acoustic properties
All metalwork is powder coated “in house” to RAL 7016 anthracite grey. We are always happy to use a specially selected RAL colour to match in with your buildings colour scheme.