Learning on the Move
Children are rarely still, particularly in schools, where there is constant activity. This is as it should be; a healthy child needs to be exercising all the time, both mind and body.
But it leads to wear and tear on the fabric, not only of school buildings, but also of furniture, and the frequent replacement of damaged or worn chairs, tables, desks, screens and noticeboards is too expensive for educational establishments to manage within ever more restrictive budgets.
Universities and further education establishments face similar budgetary constraints, and adult students are far more likely than school children to demand high standards in lecture halls, cafeterias and refectories.
Refurbish and Restore
Fortunately, unless furnishings have been seriously damaged, most furniture can be restored and refurbished rather than replaced, and this reduces the expense by a considerable margin.
Heffernan Upholstery has expert upholsterers and joiners who can deal with loose and damaged woodwork, who can advise on the best fabrics to deal with the high level of wear and tear that will be encountered, who know about stain resistance and durability, and whose work will take full account of health and safety regulations, as well as fire-resistance and the demands of insurance companies.
Replacing all the seating in a lecture hall would be a major expense; replacing torn or rotten foam padding and recovering the chairs in a durable and hygienic fabric will extend the life of the furniture by many years and allow the financial administrators to spend the money on vital educational equipment instead.
Bright Classrooms, Bright Children
No child ever suffered from being taught in a fresh, clean and bright environment, and teaching staff will benefit from refurbished staff rooms, particularly when they know that the restoration has been carried out at minimal expense and that the money which has been saved by employing expert furniture restorers can be spent where it is most needed: on the children.