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Education Furniture – Not an Easy Purchase

General Comments October 19th 2011

Buying education furniture, as the title suggests is not as easy as buying just any office furniture. The reason for this is that firstly there is a responsibility to buy the best possible furniture for their environment as well as adhering to the British Standards for fire safety in schools and college. Even when these points have been considered, the school budget can be a problem, as students spend a large proportion of their time working and using the furniture so it must be up to the job.

Style should also be considered as you need to create an environment that will not only help the students to relax, but also concentrate on work which can be a very hard task in itself. It is also worth noting that a lot of furniture dealers/manufacturers will not stock the quantity of desks and chairs that you will need, so it is important to place your order well in advance, to make sure you have the furniture before your deadline.

It is not only classrooms that need to be taken into consideration when purchasing education furniture, but the halls as well. Usually school or college halls are used for a number of different purposes, for example assemblies, sports, some even for lunch times, so folding tables and chairs can prove very useful in these situations as they can be stored easily and quickly. Usually constructed of an aluminium frame, the tables are lightweight for convenience.

Once finding the solution for where children are to sit, there are other furniture items that need to be purchased, for example noticeboards and whiteboards. This can be tricky as you have to find ones that reach the fire safety standards and there are different standards for classroom and corridor noticeboards.

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