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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 were very pleased with the speed of delivery, and the delivery men were very polite and helpful.

    Mr. and Mrs. Swanborough

  • The service that we received was outstanding. The sales assistant was very knowledgeable and helped to explain how the chairs are fitted to the customer. Nothing was too much trouble and she helped us to choose the right items with ease. The provision of a cup of tea was very welcome and made the whole selling experience much more friendly. The other assistant was very helpful with matching fabrics and we got just what we required. Well done,

    J V Weller

  • Excellent service, no pressure to buy. All of my questions were answered to my satisfaction. Quality of goods were of a very high standard. Having shopped around we decided to buy and look forward to receiving our suite. Thank you so very much.

    Mrs. S Scott

  • I was greeted at my car with an umbrella and shown into store and given a cup of tea. Not pressurised at all. Excellent service.

    Jo Stainsby

  • Both the ladies at your store were very helpful and spent a lot of time explaining items to us and showing us how things worked. As a result, we were able to make sure that what we purchased  was just what we wanted.

    Mrs. Brenda Burrett

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

    Mrs. J Dann

  • All around amazing 5* service from HSL from start to finish. Highly recommend them to anyone looking for great products and service to match.

    Gill Ellis

  • On each of our two visits we were dealt with with courtesy and efficiency. We were put undo no pressure at all to make a purchase. We were able to take our time and make our own decisions. The advice we were given was both informative and helpful. It was a lovely cup of tea also!!

    Mrs. P Husted

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