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ruasonid
18th February 2016, 14:07
Any recommendations for a decent office chair? I had a Herman Miller Aeron several years ago, but maybe there are some equivalent/better options now? Don't mind spending a bit as its likely to be cheaper than back trouble. I spend long hours sitting at my desk so thinking to get a sit-stand desk (preferably motorized with a quiet motor and presets) so suggestions/recommendations for that welcome too.

FarmerPalmer
18th February 2016, 14:22
Personally, I still prefer Herman Miller - either Aeron or Mirra - I prefer the Mirra which I have in my office to the Aeron I had at the last client.

LondonManc
18th February 2016, 14:23
Any recommendations for a decent office chair? I had a Herman Miller Aeron several years ago, but maybe there are some equivalent/better options now? Don't mind spending a bit as its likely to be cheaper than back trouble. I spend long hours sitting at my desk so thinking to get a sit-stand desk (preferably motorized with a quiet motor and presets) so suggestions/recommendations for that welcome too.

In before FLC with AYCOTBAC?

Office chair RS - Masterpieces - Home - Porsche Driver's Selection (http://shop4.porsche.com/uk/masterpieces/wap0500090g/office-chair-rs.pdds)

ruasonid
18th February 2016, 14:36
In before FLC with AYCOTBAC?

Office chair RS - Masterpieces - Home - Porsche Driver's Selection (http://shop4.porsche.com/uk/masterpieces/wap0500090g/office-chair-rs.pdds)

Thanks. That will help to reduce CT.

FatLazyContractor
18th February 2016, 14:37
Here's mine: :smokin

https://whatfatpeopledontlike.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/fat-chair2.jpg

LondonManc
18th February 2016, 14:37
Thanks. That will help to reduce CT.

No problem. MF's probably already bought one with his permie take-home.

northernladuk
18th February 2016, 14:41
You want a better chair than an Aeron???

oracleslave
18th February 2016, 14:42
Here's mine: :smokin



NSFW :spank:

LondonManc
18th February 2016, 14:42
You want a better chair than an Aeron???

The Aeron is about three and a half grand cheaper than the one I posted ;)

ruasonid
18th February 2016, 14:43
Here's mine: :smokin



I'd prefer a matching rug...

barrydidit
18th February 2016, 14:43
In before FLC with AYCOTBAC?

Office chair RS - Masterpieces - Home - Porsche Driver's Selection (http://shop4.porsche.com/uk/masterpieces/wap0500090g/office-chair-rs.pdds)

FLC shops here: AJ Way - Bariatric Chairs (http://www.ajway.co.uk/bariatric-chairs)

northernladuk
18th February 2016, 14:46
The Aeron is about three and a half grand cheaper than the one I posted ;)

And probably a better chair...

LondonManc
18th February 2016, 14:47
And probably a better chair...

Better than sitting in a chair made from a 911 seat?

FatLazyContractor
18th February 2016, 14:49
You want a better chair than an Aeron???

AYCOTBAC?

darmstadt
18th February 2016, 15:13
This has been asked so many times and the answer is actually in the top right hand corner:


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ruasonid
18th February 2016, 15:19
This has been asked so many times and the answer is actually in the top right hand corner:

Thanks. A roundabout way back to my own thread. Did I miss something else?

PurpleGorilla
18th February 2016, 15:26
Why do you need a chair?

https://s.yimg.com/lo/api/res/1.2/SoHcC_sLQJZpJnxb0AXnPg--/YXBwaWQ9eWlzZWFyY2g7Zmk9Zml0O2dlPTAwNjYwMDtncz0wME EzMDA7aD00MDA7dz01NDI-/http://geekologie.com/2015/01/13/laptop-bed-desk-1.jpg.cf.jpg

ruasonid
18th February 2016, 15:28
Spoilt for choice. I think I'll just go to IKEA...

clearedforlanding
18th February 2016, 15:35
Second hand Aeron with all the accessories. I use these guys in Germany who refurbish them and I could not tell the difference from new.

They will negotiate on price, I got 4 for €1050 and €50 shipping in Europe. They are fully clued up on VAT & ESL if you buy from your limited & will provide the correct paper work for HMRC (or in my case ATC).

Herman Miller Aeron - Schreibtischstuhl ergonomisch - Aeron Stuhl (http://www.designcabinet.biz/)

woohoo
18th February 2016, 15:57
I've got the Aeron, best chair I've owned.

I've got a desk you can use standing or sitting. iwantastandingdesk.com | Home to the "Little Jack" and "Big Jack" Standing Desks. Buy with confidence, Stand up for yourself. (http://iwantastandingdesk.com/)

woohoo
18th February 2016, 16:00
This has been asked so many times and the answer is actually in the top right hand corner:

Things change, new desks, new chairs, new experiences.

Gumbo Robot
18th February 2016, 16:15
Any recommendations for a decent office chair? I had a Herman Miller Aeron several years ago, but maybe there are some equivalent/better options now? Don't mind spending a bit as its likely to be cheaper than back trouble. I spend long hours sitting at my desk so thinking to get a sit-stand desk (preferably motorized with a quiet motor and presets) so suggestions/recommendations for that welcome too.


I worked for HM over a couple of summers putting HM Ethospace components together.

Happy days when all I was concerned with was raising enough money to buy a motorcycle and the rest was cider and tumbles in the hay down by the local longbarrow.

ruasonid
18th February 2016, 16:25
Second hand Aeron with all the accessories. I use these guys in Germany who refurbish them and I could not tell the difference from new.

They will negotiate on price, I got 4 for €1050 and €50 shipping in Europe. They are fully clued up on VAT & ESL if you buy from your limited & will provide the correct paper work for HMRC (or in my case ATC).

Herman Miller Aeron - Schreibtischstuhl ergonomisch - Aeron Stuhl (http://www.designcabinet.biz/)


Danke schon

ruasonid
18th February 2016, 16:27
I've got the Aeron, best chair I've owned.

I've got a desk you can use standing or sitting. iwantastandingdesk.com | Home to the "Little Jack" and "Big Jack" Standing Desks. Buy with confidence, Stand up for yourself. (http://iwantastandingdesk.com/)

Now we're talking. Is the motor quiet?

northernladuk
18th February 2016, 16:28
Now we're talking. Is the motor quiet?

Extremely... Until it's turned on.

ruasonid
18th February 2016, 16:28
I worked for HM over a couple of summers putting HM Ethospace components together.

Happy days when all I was concerned with was raising enough money to buy a motorcycle and the rest was cider and tumbles in the hay down by the local longbarrow.

Thanks for sharing. Seriously. I'm just trying to make contemporary home office life more H&S complaint and pleasant.

ruasonid
18th February 2016, 16:35
Extremely... Until it's turned on.

"The quiet electric motor adjusts the 1500 x 800mm stunning Altofina laminate desktop effortlessly."

ruasonid
18th February 2016, 16:48
I tried one of these. Maybe it doesn't look as good as the Aeron, but very comfortable.

https://www.officechairsuk.co.uk/interstuhl-airpad-3c42-se/

northernladuk
18th February 2016, 16:55
I tried one of these. Maybe it doesn't look as good as the Aeron, but very comfortable.

https://www.officechairsuk.co.uk/interstuhl-airpad-3c42-se/

You are right. It looks shit.

Any chair can be comfortable when you sit on it for 20 seconds. Will it be comfortable after you've sat on it for 6 hours is the question.

ruasonid
18th February 2016, 16:58
You're not looking at it while sitting on it are you?

A bit like.... when the lights are off.

I've sat on this chair at a client's office for a week, so I thought I'd mention in just in case its helpful to anyone.

woohoo
18th February 2016, 22:13
Now we're talking. Is the motor quiet?

Sorry don't know, I went for the manual option. But its incredibly straight forward to adjust.

If you are going to stand make sure you get a decent cushion mat thing to stand on.

Only minor irritation is i like to have all my cables neatly tied but you cant with an adjustable desk, you need to have a bit of give. So just a little messy.

InsertWittyNameHere555
25th April 2019, 08:52
I want to get a new office desk and chair, but how do you get around it being a business expenses when more than likely it will be in your home and just dual purpose?

woohoo
25th April 2019, 10:56
I want to get a new office desk and chair, but how do you get around it being a business expenses when more than likely it will be in your home and just dual purpose?

Have a home office dedicated to work.

InsertWittyNameHere555
27th April 2019, 18:05
Have a home office dedicated to work.

The fact it's a "home" office kinda gives it away as being dual purpose!

Zigenare
28th April 2019, 06:22
The fact it's a "home" office kinda gives it away as being dual purpose!

Speak with your accountant.

MrButton
29th April 2019, 15:13
Ikea now to a motorised sit stand desk. Actually seemed quite nice for Ikea.

Jog On
29th April 2019, 15:24
I have a 'glorious workbench (https://www.gear4music.com/Recording-and-Computers/Glorious-WorkBench-White/16E9)':

https://d1aeri3ty3izns.cloudfront.net/media/12/124954/1200/preview.jpg

It's very glorious.

Spoiler
29th April 2019, 15:29
Ikea now to a motorised sit stand desk. Actually seemed quite nice for Ikea.

I've had an Ikea one for a few years now - good sized desk, works fine, no problems with it.

InsertWittyNameHere555
29th April 2019, 15:47
Speak with your accountant.

I'm with NixonWilliams, and they just pointed me to this:

Claiming Home Office Expenses | Nixon Williams Accountancy (https://www.nixonwilliams.com/free-resources/guide-expenses-contractors/home-office)


Office furniture
When purchasing office furniture such as a computer desk, filing cabinet or chair, you should consider whether there will be any personal use of the item as this could have an impact on whether it is considered an allowable expense. If your private use of the item is insignificant then you will need to be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of HMRC.

However, if the item cost is deemed reasonable then it is unlikely that inclusion as a business expense would be questioned. This amount usually falls under around £300.

If you are called upon to justify the usage of your furniture by HMRC, you will need to consider how much time you spend using the item for business purposes. For example, if you have a piece of office furniture which you use only intermittently for work purposes, it would be difficult to prove that your personal use is less significant than your work use.

But this goes counter to HMRC's own advice where they say you need to work out the ratio of time needs to be calculated to split between personal and business use and the amount claimed to the percentage.

Gut feeling is spend £250 HMRC won't bother, spend £x000 as suggested elsewhere and it starts to look dodgy!

WTFH
29th April 2019, 15:56
I'm with NixonWilliams, and they just pointed me to this:

Claiming Home Office Expenses | Nixon Williams Accountancy (https://www.nixonwilliams.com/free-resources/guide-expenses-contractors/home-office)



But this goes counter to HMRC's own advice where they say you need to work out the ratio of time needs to be calculated to split between personal and business use and the amount claimed to the percentage.

Gut feeling is spend £250 HMRC won't bother, spend £x000 as suggested elsewhere and it starts to look dodgy!


OK, so do you have an "office" in your house - a room that you use for work, and not much else?
If so, to me that's fine.

If the place where you work at home is also where you have an xBox, a 65" TV and you spend most of your life playing World of Warcraft, then no, it's not OK.

This is what I have: Herman Miller New Aeron Office Chair, Graphite/Polished Aluminium at John Lewis & Partners (https://www.johnlewis.com/herman-miller-new-aeron-office-chair-graphite-polished-aluminium/p3177260)
And since replacing a cheap chair with it, I'd not had as much back and shoulder pain, and my RSI has subsided

TheCyclingProgrammer
29th April 2019, 15:57
But this goes counter to HMRC's own advice where they say you need to work out the ratio of time needs to be calculated to split between personal and business use and the amount claimed to the percentage.

What advice are you referring to? There is no such advice.

A company can provide an asset for its director/employee if it's needed to do their work. In such circumstances - where it was necessary for you to do your work - any personal use of an item will generally be considered insignificant so long as you can show that you needed the furniture for work. If you have a dedicated home office and work mostly from home that should be more than sufficient.

woohoo
29th April 2019, 16:17
OK, so do you have an "office" in your house - a room that you use for work, and not much else?
If so, to me that's fine.

If the place where you work at home is also where you have an xBox, a 65" TV and you spend most of your life playing World of Warcraft, then no, it's not OK.

This is what I have: Herman Miller New Aeron Office Chair, Graphite/Polished Aluminium at John Lewis & Partners (https://www.johnlewis.com/herman-miller-new-aeron-office-chair-graphite-polished-aluminium/p3177260)
And since replacing a cheap chair with it, I'd not had as much back and shoulder pain, and my RSI has subsided

Tbh even if you play computer games in your home office, how would HMRC even know? I don't know anyone that has their home office inspected.

Good choice of chair, I went for the one below but refurbished.

Herman Miller New Aeron Office Chair, Mineral at John Lewis & Partners (https://www.johnlewis.com/herman-miller-new-aeron-office-chair-mineral/p3177267)

greenlake
29th April 2019, 17:07
I want to get a new office desk and chair, but how do you get around it being a business expenses when more than likely it will be in your home and just dual purpose?

Just buy something that couldn't possibly be used for anything else but business.... :eyes

http://i.imgur.com/Kejb4Il.jpg

woohoo
29th April 2019, 18:27
Just buy something that couldn't possibly be used for anything else but business.... :eyes

http://i.imgur.com/Kejb4Il.jpg

Is it a gaming rig or personal mri or something even better?

greenlake
29th April 2019, 18:41
Is it a gaming rig or personal mri or something even better?

Definitely more than just a gaming rig....

MWE LAB - Home (http://www.mwelab.com)

woohoo
29th April 2019, 20:55
Definitely more than just a gaming rig....

MWE LAB - Home (http://www.mwelab.com)

Nice, well I priced up the version I wanted. 6 monitors etc and it’s only around 12k usd.

Zigenare
30th April 2019, 03:45
Nice, well I priced up the version I wanted. 6 monitors etc and it’s only around 12k usd.

https://i.imgur.com/SK5MDfT.gif

Looks rather uncomfortable for prolonged use.

DoctorStrangelove
30th April 2019, 07:19
Just buy something that couldn't possibly be used for anything else but business.... :eyes

http://i.imgur.com/Kejb4Il.jpg

Does it go faster than Warp 3?

vadhert
30th April 2019, 09:57
I had a HM Mirra for 5 years until the base mesh went t|tts up.

Upgraded to the HM Embody which ended up as the best chair I've ever owned.

:smokin

TheCyclingProgrammer
30th April 2019, 10:38
I really want a new chair to replace my aging Arron. I’ve considered the Mirra 2 and Embody. I really like the look of the Steelcase Gesture but it seems very difficult to get hold of over here.