Office/computer chairs

Does anybody have any advice please on comfortable office/computer chairs - I am finding my office chair increasingly uncomfortable mainly due to my aches and pains.  I work three mornings a week and am at my computer for most of this.  My chair is high-backed with arms but just does not feel right. 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and thank you!

I think they can organise a workplace assessment.

On the website  there is a live chat option, and they will give you details of who to contact in your area. 

Thank you!

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Hi doglover  just wondering if you have had any luck with assessment for office chair? 


Good morning Bethankit - no, we haven't done anything about it yet and I really must as I do feel uncomfortable.  I work in my husband's family business in north London and he is therefore my boss (!) - his suggestion is that we go to a suitable shop, showroom etc to let me try out a few chairs, but I do think an initial in-situ assessment might be the answer.  We are off on holiday next week (Scotland!) so will leave it until we are back.  Thank you for asking.  Hope all is well with you.

Hi, hope you have a good time in my Scotland, where are you going? 

I am fairly well and currently vsiting family in England.  

Take care 

Morning Bethankit

We stay near Kelso once a year - our neighbour originates from Edinburgh and she and her husband have always kept a home close to the borders.  Beautiful spot and we love it - a real rest.

Hope you are in a nice part of England - mind you, what awful weather!  Haven't the seasons shifted?! 

Take care


We were in Upwell, very flat as its in the fens. Very different scenery to Scotland, but still nice. Kelso is a part of Scotland that I'm not  too familiar with but hope you  enjoy. 

The weather was grim, very wet but still warmer than Aberdeen. Yes the seasons have certainly changed.

Have a safe and restful trip.

Take care x 

Hi Bethankit - weather was cold, wet and miserable, but it was a break and that was the main thing.  Problem is that, once you stop, you want to sleep all the time!  I also found that I was constantly knocking into furniture despite knowing it was there - came home with black and blue knees and shins!

Hope all's well with you


A 'kneeling' chair can be good - best, but expensive,  are Varier Balans, lots of cheaper versions available.

Hi doglover

As you it  was a break, pity about  the weather  but sleep that is good big grin

Hope you got some Arnica on the knees and shins, bruised limbs not pretty. 

All well here on count down to retirement.  big grin

How I envy you retiring!!  It's not that I am the sort of person to lounge in bed - just not like that - but the thought of not actually having to get up and go to work is so wonderful!  And I only work three mornings a week but it's the having to do it that makes it so tiring.

Must get some Arnica - it hadn't crossed my mind and you're right that the bruises look ugly!!

Our weather is improving in London - hope it's better with you


Morning Bethankit - just to let you know I have finally got round to arranging for a representative of Posturite to come in and assess my workplace/chair etc.  He is coming in on 15 September, so fingers crossed he can help.

Hope all's well with you and thank you again for the tip!

Happy to have been of help. 

I'm  good thanks. 


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I recently went through the exercise of searching for and buying an office computer chair. I did my searching online and made the mistake of assuming that if I paid a reasonably high price it would be more likely to ensure satisfaction. I finished up buying a chair from Staples for which I paid in excess of £100.00. When the chair arrived I had to assemble it. The chair had various levers to make adjustment to the seat, back and height. It also had 5 castors to roll. Within a few days I realised the castors were not rolling very well and kept locking. I concluded that this was probably because the floor was carpeted and to overcome this I purchased a piece of hard floor covering - specially manufactured for office chairs - to lay on top of the carpet where I sit at my desk. The covering came from Germany and cost me £50.00. It soon became apparent that this did not solve the problem and the castors were still locking when I attempted to roll the chair. It must be the castors - I thought. So, I did some further searching online with a view to changing the castors. I found a specialist Castor supplier who advised that my chair was probably fitted with inferior castors and that a superior castor would solve the problem. I ordered 5 “superior” castors which cost me a further £25.00. I looked forward to receiving them with eager anticipation and they duly arrived within a few days. I removed the old castors and replaced them with the new. You may have already guessed that the new castors did not resolve the problem and after spending close to a total of £200.00 I was left with a rolling office chair which refused to roll. The outcome is that I have given the chair to a charity shop and returned to using a very comfortable Bosuns Chair with arms - but no castors. My advice is " Do not buy an office chair online" but search locally and try it out first. My wife has acquired a very comfortable office chair in a local shop for which she paid £50.00. Best of Luck, Gerrard