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How To Shop For School Furniture

When you are choosing furniture for school, think about creating learning environments that are flexible and ways to create learning spaces which can be easily reconfigured to meet different learning styles. Pick furniture with modular designs that can be moved around to create different environments. This can help revitalize the traditional classroom, and improve the learning experience.

01 flexibility

When you are choosing furniture for your school, think about the creation of flexible learning environments and the ways you can design areas for learning that are easily altered to fit different teaching styles. Pick furniture with modular designs that can be moved around to create various settings. This will help rejuvenate the traditional classroom while enhancing students’ learning.

02 research

A little research into the durability and quality of school furniture can yield dividends in the long term since your furniture is likely to last for many years to come. Examine the warranty offered by the manufacturer on their products and the components they offer, and select furniture based on the durability, strength, and robustness, (not just based on style)! Manufacturers will normally supply tests sheets for all of their products upon request.

03 Quality is what counts

High-quality school furniture, in which research and design are made into the furniture, can offer health benefits to the users (where seats have been created to encourage good posture, for instance) as well as benefits for health and safety (such as anti-tilt chairs for instance). Take these into consideration when choosing furniture for your school, college or other learning space.

04 After-Care

What after-care program is that the supplier provides or the manufacturer for the item that you purchase? Check the manufacturer’s warranty for each item, as this is different from manufacturer to company and product to product. If you have a good relation with your vendor, they should be looking after you with regards to the selection of your order or delivery, as well as installing and problem-solving any snags such as damaged goods as well as delivery time, returns etc..

05 shop all around

Find a good deal in your purchase of furniture. Traditional buying groups may not be the cheapest and Internet has opened up an entire world of classroom furniture that can be easily selected and purchase and priced competitively. Similar to any market, shopping for bargains can be worthwhile.

06 Additional EXTRAS

Make use of providers who offer design services like CAD designs for classrooms, lunch halls and reception areas and other floorplan layout services where your provider can complete the layout for you. This is often either for free or at a low charge as furniture suppliers look to offer and then win jobs to supply your school with furniture.

Verify that the items are available, or should the items be made-to order, can they be manufactured within the timeframe you require? Timelines for summer time for furniture orders can be extended due to the high volume of orders being placed during the summer vacation period (June – September) therefore, if you can, avoid placing an order within this period or ensure you order with ample time if furniture is required prior to the starting of the school term.
08’s high

Make sure you order the right height for chairs and tables. There are different age groups that have different height guidelines for table and chairs. Recent European guidelines have standardised the dimensions of school tables and chairs . The correct sizing will have positive health effects as well as ergonomic benefits to create the ideal learning setting.

09 sample

Make use of the manufacturers and suppliers who offer samples of items like tables or chairs. You get to try the item prior to ordering in large quantities, which will give the buyer peace of mind regarding the product prior to committing the budget for school. For a number of made-to-order items, you can request samples such as polypropylene sample swatches of chairs, table laminate colour swatches and vinyl or fabric swatch cards for seating, giving you the chance to feel as well as feel the colour and materials you could choose to purchase.

10 It’s all in the details

It is important to ensure you get the exact specifications of the furniture you require. A table range could come in different heights, and include the option of 6 different laminate tops and three different colour options for the edges and 2 different frame colour options! Get one of those wrong at the point of ordering and the outcome could be expensive in terms of time and cost. A thorough and precise approach at this point is essential. A large portion of the furniture used in schools is custom-made, including tables, seats as well as storage. Therefore, a an accurate specification is vital.

11 delivery

Make sure the item is in stock, or , if the items are made-to-order is it possible to manufacture them on time? Timelines for summer time for ordering furniture may be extended due to the large volume of orders coming in and during the summer vacation period (June to September) Therefore, if possible, avoid ordering in this timeframe or make sure you place your order plenty of time when furniture is required prior to the beginning of the school term.

12 contact details

It is important to supply contact names and numbers to your supplier ahead of time so that someone can be in contact and available when the manufacturer is arranging the delivery date. A single contact number isn’t sufficient! If the number is busy or busy and your delivery person is at the school gates , accompanied by the furniture of a truck the driver may be forced to leave the area and return later. This isn’t necessary and expensive. Providing contact names and numbers is particularly important during the summer holidays which are typically the caretaker or of two other people at the school and the reception staff aren’t in place.