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Sustainable Seating, Sustainable Church Chairs, Environmentally friendly furniture, cop26
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COP26: How the Furniture Industry is Helping

As world leaders meet this week for COP26, we know that we alone won’t save the planet, but a bit of help from everyone goes a long way. Concern for the future of the planet has not passed Alpha Furniture by, and we now promote more environmentally friendly options than ever.  From recycled plastic to

A1B Church Chair, A1BS, stacking wooden chairs, stacking bench
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Case Study: St Michael’s Church, Beaconsfield

It was a privilege to supply St Michael’s Church, Beaconsfield with stacking church chairs, for a number of reasons. Firstly, they are just down the road from the office! Secondly, it is such a beautiful church. They had a long selection journey through our excellent free sample chair service, and settled on our stacking bench

Fabric Samples, faux leather chairs, stacking chairs, covid chairs
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Selecting Fabrics in a Post Covid World

Alpha have always offered faux leather or vinyl on most of our chair range. Whether folding chairs, metal stacking chairs, wooden stacking chairs, lounge chairs, care chairs or hybrid chairs, our customers have a large choice of vinyl seating. In these times, many are seeking a wipe-clean finish. Don’t feel you must go without padding

church furniture, library furniture, wooden chairs and tables, stacking church chairs, church armchairs
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Case Study: Christ Church, Bebington

We continue to encounter new and exciting ways that churches are using their buildings. One great example is at Christ Church, Bebington, on the Wirral. Having removed a small number of pews at the back of their Grade II listed church, a new library and reading area has been developed. The new flexibility offered allows

cathedral chair, gloucester stacking chair, stacking church chair, stacking plywood chair
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The Gloucester Stacking Cathedral Chair

Alpha have a large range of ‘Cathedral’ style high stacking chairs. The Gloucester stacking chair joined the range some months ago. St Botolph’s Church in Boston (‘The Stump’) have installed 300 and are delighted. The Gloucester stacking chair (ref GLB) stacks 40 high, can be ordered in several wood finishes, has a 10 year guarantee

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Picking the Right Chair for a Village Hall

With their many varied uses these days, our village hall and community centre customers are demanding high levels of comfort from their new chairs. However, the need for low weight and good stack-ability are still essential. A wipe clean option has also become more popular in these new times. Our range of lightweight aluminium stacking

Community furniture, church furniture, cathedral chair, stacking chair, leisure chair
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Advice for Reopening Community Spaces

With the government’s roadmap out of lockdown now published, Alpha Furniture thought we would provide an update for customers on reopening churches, village halls and other community facilities. Some key dates to note are as follows: 8th March • Schools and colleges in England reopen for all students • Care home residents are allowed a

church chair book storage, book rack, church book storage, book holders, communion cup holder, communion hole, church chairs
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Church Chair Book Storage – Do We Need It?

Church chair book storage does not need to be an issue in new chair debate. Although book storage is a declining necessity for church chairs, they still command a high priority for many church seating projects. With the rise in audio visual solutions, the need for large hymn books to be easily accessible has waned.

St Columba's Church, Edinburgh, church chairs, wooden church chair, stacking chairs
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Case Study: Blackhall St Columba’s, Edinburgh

Blackhall St Columba’s Church in Edinburgh has recently completed a £1.1m, 2 year renovation. This will transform how they serve their community. Crucial to the effectiveness of the project was the right stacking church chair. They sensibly bought two styles of chair – a main chair and a backup chair. The main chairs are still

stacking church chair, stacking chair, stacking chairs, wooden stacking chairs, chrome stacking chairs, cathedral chairs, gloucester chairs, st botolph's
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Case Study: St Botolphs, Boston – Stacking Chairs

Earlier in 2020 Alpha Furniture had the privilege of supplying 300 stacking chairs to St Botolph’s Church in Boston, Lincs. They found us online, called us with their priorities and we duly took a selection of our Cathedral range stacking church chairs to them in person. The whole St Botolph’s team was present and our