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Heavy duty office chairs for all working environments

Heavy duty office chairs (also sometimes referred to as bariatric office chairs) are specifically designed for heavy use, making them ideal for busy offices or home working environments. They are an excellent choice for businesses that wish to ensure their facilities are comfortable for use by all of their employees - everyone varies in shape and size, and these durable office chairs can cater for most. Here at Manutan, we offer a wide range of robust office chairs that are suitable for use in both home office and corporate environments.

The types of heavy duty office chairs we stock include:

  • Executive office chairs - these are our more premium types of heavy duty office chairs which are perfect for conference rooms and offices due to their high quality and professional appearance.
  • Leather office chairs - these types of chairs also have an executive style and you can find both faux and genuine leather seating options.
  • Fabric office chairs - these are available in a variety of colours to suit your preference.
  • Mesh office chairs - mesh chairs are made of a breathable material, making them more hygienic and suitable for use over a long period of time.
  • Ergonomic chairs - these are ergonomically designed to provide maximum comfort and feature lumbar support to ensure users maintain good posture and are comfortable when working long hours at a time.
  • High back chairs - Some heavy duty chair products will feature high backs, which offer additional support for your back,neck and shoulders.

You’ll also be able to find other office furniture with us, such as office desks, accessories, cupboards and storage solutions to fulfil all of your working needs.

If you can’t find the product you are looking for, or have any questions about our range of heavy duty office chairs, please do not hesitate to contact us - our friendly sales team will be more than happy to help.

Why shop office furniture with Manutan?

By shopping for your office needs with us, you can benefit from our excellent customer service, high-quality products, free delivery and returns as well as a simple purchasing process as our office furniture is available to buy online.


What are heavy duty office chairs?

A heavy duty office chair is a type of desk chair which is designed with durability and strength in mind. They’re larger than standard office chairs and can support more weight thanks to their robust design. Often they are also called bariatric chairs as they’re able to support bigger and taller users due to their larger frame and features.

What are the features of heavy duty office chairs?

Typically, heavy duty office chairs will feature the following:

  • A larger frame to improve the chair’s stability and accommodate its larger features.
  • A wider seat to cater for taller and heavier users so that they can sit comfortably whilst working. A wider seat will allow for a person’s weight to be better spread and helps to make sure that a safe amount of pressure is applied to the body to prevent aches and pains.
  • Adjustable features (such as the armrests, back and seat) so the user can tailor the chair to meet their specific needs.
  • A higher weight capacity - heavy duty office chairs can support approximately 27 stone, which is higher than standard office chairs.
  • Padded backs and seats for extra comfort.

How much weight can an office chair hold?

The average amount of weight an office chair can hold will depend on a number of factors, such as its design, the material it’s made from and who it was manufactured by. Typically, an office chair will be able to support up to 18 stone in weight, however, a heavy duty office chair can hold more weight and can support around 27 stone.

What are the benefits of heavy duty office chairs?

  • They can support more weight and accommodate users with different body shapes.
  • They’re comfortable to sit in for long periods of time.
  • They usually have adjustable features to meet users’ specific needs. Ensuring that an office chair is set up correctly is very important in terms of sitting safely and comfortably so that good posture is maintained.
  • They’re affordable - here at Manutan, we offer heavy duty office chairs to suit all budgets.
  • They’re ideal for busy workplaces where having a seating option that is strong and durable is important.

How do I choose the right heavy duty office chair for me?

Finding the right office chair for your workspace is important because comfortable seating options help to boost productivity and encourage good posture. With many employees needing to stay seated for around 8 hours a day, they need a chair which will offer maximum support. Some things you may want to consider to ensure you choose the best product for your office are:

  • Which material will be best for your needs - this is very important as different materials will have different qualities. For example, mesh office chairs are made from a breathable mesh fabric which allows for better ventilation, whilst leather office chairs are easy to wipe clean and have a more executive look.
  • Whether you would like additional features - for example, some heavy duty office chairs will have a high back for extra comfort.
  • The chair’s aesthetics - if finding a chair that matches your office’s style is important to you, think about which chair would fit in best (considering material and finish).
  • The price of the product - your budget will inevitably play a part in your purchasing decision.

If you would like any advice on choosing the best office chair for your needs, please feel free to contact us.

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