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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

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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.

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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

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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

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What To Do With Church Pews?

Many of Alpha’s church seating projects involve the removal of the pews, and it is often a tough decision. Pews often carry more sentimental value than chairs do, for example if somebody has sat on the same pew for their entire life. However, Alpha have helped many churches in this predicament maintain the sentiment of

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Help With Your Church of England Faculty

At any given time, Alpha Furniture are helping various Anglican churches with their faculty applications. This help varies from simply providing product shots or larger fabric samples, all the way to site visits and in depth conversations around the wording for the seating part of the faculty. There are definitely right and wrong ways to

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10 Year Guarantee

We are delighted to announce a 10 year guarantee on our best-selling SB2M chair. Having been in production since 2002, and passed multiple, independent destruction tests, it now carries the track record to back it up. With thousands sold, Alpha are happy to extend the guarantee beyond its initial 5, then 6 year guarantee, assuming

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Chair Trolley – Crucial to Flexible Spaces

With our range of excellent stacking and folding chairs growing ever larger, Alpha always seek to be clear and helpful with advice for moving these around – with a chair trolley. However, deciding which trolley, and indeed which chair, requires some forward planning. Our high-stacking chairs typically stack around 10 high on the floor, and

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Introducing: The New SBH Chair

New to our range of lightweight high-stacking chairs is the SBH. A hybrid chair, it sits between the all wood SBW, and our best selling SB2M. The SBH offers most of the comfort of the padded SB2M chair, but with a wooden back – providing the first impression of wood where that look is deemed

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Versatile Folding Tables as Popular as Ever

Alpha have a huge range of folding tables for community spaces and village halls. The most popular type are the classic folding-leg tables, though flip-top tables are now much sought after too, with easier manoeuvrability on castors. Both types stow away quickly and easily to open up the space for alternative functions and layouts. They