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  • Are the height and width of the chair right for you?
  • Does the chair provide good lumbar support in all positions?
  • Is your head supported comfortably as you sit down and read or watch TV?
  • Are the armrests at a height that enables you to sit correctly and relax your shoulders?

Our chairs are popular with customers who suffer from the following:

  • Backache
  • Aching and sore joints
  • Circulation problems
  • Insomnia
  • Swollen legs and feet
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Stiff neck
  • Headaches and stress

When you sit in a HSL chair for the first time, it can be quite a revelation. Our skilled craftsmen have many years of experience in designing and building high quality furniture, and our understanding of how to support the body as we sit is second to none. All our chairs have comfortable yet firm seat cushions and lumbar support in the correct position on the backrest. We also make sure the arm rests are at a height to enable you to sit correctly and relax your shoulders.

These design features are important because they can help alleviate joint pain and backache, arthritic conditions and headaches. Stylish good looks are important too, so we use only the best quality fabrics to ensure our chairs are elegant, as well as being comfortable and practical.

Your comfort is safe in the hands of our skilled craftsmen

When you are choosing a chair, it not only needs to look good, it also has to support your body comfortably. Our thoughtfully designed chairs will help support stiff and sore joints and take the pressure off aching muscles. Here are some hints and tips to help you find the chair that is right for you.

Our chairs are handcrafted with great care by experts

Our chairs are handcrafted with great care by experts

Understanding the correct height for easy sitting and rising

We ensure that sensible seat heights, easy-grip arm rests and strong stable designs make our chairs very easy to live with. To sit most comfortably, your body and thighs should be in an ‘L’ position with your feet touching the floor. This takes the pressure off your back and knees, allowing muscles to relax. In bare feet, measure from the back of your knee to the floor, then choose a chair with a seat height of one inch more or less than this measurement.

Maximum chair height required

Choose between three sizes for the perfect fit

Many of our chairs are available in Petite, Standard and Grande sizes to match your perfect comfort size. When you visit us in store, our Comfort Specialists will measure and guide you towards the size that’s best for you. As you’d expect, each of our chair styles has a sofa in different sizes to match.

Top quality materials make all the difference

We only choose the best quality foams, webbing or springs to support you as you sit comfortably. Nothing is left to chance . Even the depth and width of the seat cushions is calculated for maximum comfort and support.

Essential lumbar support

Our specially designed backrests prevent unnecessary tension in your back, neck and shoulders, and all our chairs have lumbar supports that help you to sit correctly and therefore, more comfortably.

Lumbar Support

Partial to an afternoon snooze?

Chairs with padded wings are great for supporting your head as you snooze and for keeping you out of draughts whilst you relax.

Find out more about individual chairs or browse our full range

What our customers say about us

  • We ordered two beds. The attention that we received was friendly, polite, well informed and useful. The mug of coffee was most welcome. If we ever need any further products HSL will be the first on our list. Many thanks.

    Mrs. Hopkins

  • My elderley mother was treated with great respect and kindness by Garth. He explained everything about the chair and bed to us and was a credit to the company. She purchased both a bed and chair and we are delighted with the service that received.

    J Patterson

  • My swivel chair and stool are extremely comfortable… my ankles are no longer swollen!

    Mrs. P

  • I thought that the assistant was excellent and I will not hesitate to recommend your store to any of my friends.

    Mrs. J Dann

  • It was a pleasure to shop at HSL Bathgate largely due to Anne who made us feel so welcome and had endless patience in helping us to decide on the most suitable chair and the upholstery. The chair was delivered sooner than expected and is in constant use and as I am flat bound it is important that I have two comfortable chairs that helps me to relax. The tea and biscuits were also very welcome. Thank you.

    Mr. Hamilton

  • Very precise and helped us to decide what chair was right for me. I am delighted with it. Its very comfortable and easy to get out of. Thank you for all of your help.

    Jean Woodall

  • Really delighted with the service from this shop. We were dealt with by Helen who certainly knew all about the products. She helped us to consider and compare etc. then choose the chairs. We received them in 2 weeks and 3 days. Well done, chairs much admired.

    Miss Monica M Jackson

  • My husband who is recently out of hospital was shown a comfortable seat. I must commend your assistant, having been in the trade all of my working life I know good service when I see it. The suite we ordered came quick enough. Well done Kim.

    Mrs. Olivean

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