Riser Recliner Chairs - VAT FREE

In today's fast-paced world, maintaining comfort and mobility at home is crucial. For many, especially the elderly or those with mobility issues, finding the right furniture can significantly enhance quality of life. Enter the riser recliner chair – a perfect blend of comfort, functionality, and support designed to cater to your specific needs.

What are Riser Recliner Chairs?

Riser recliner chairs are specialised armchairs equipped with motorised mechanisms that allow the seat to rise and tilt forward, helping the user to stand up or sit down with minimal effort. These chairs also recline, providing various positions for relaxation and support.

Key Features:

  • Motorised Movement: Enables easy transitions between sitting, reclining, and standing.
  • Adjustable Positions: Offers customised comfort, from upright to full recline.
  • Supportive Design: Provides adequate lumbar support and cushioning.

Benefits of Riser Recliner Chairs

Investing in a riser recliner chair comes with numerous benefits, making it an essential piece of furniture for those seeking improved mobility and comfort.

Improved Mobility

Riser recliner chairs are especially beneficial for individuals with limited mobility. The motorised lift function helps users stand up or sit down effortlessly, reducing the risk of falls and injuries.

Enhanced Comfort

With multiple reclining positions, these chairs provide unparalleled comfort. Whether you want to sit upright for reading or recline fully for a nap, riser recliner chairs cater to all your comfort needs.

Health Benefits

These chairs can help alleviate various health issues such as arthritis, back pain, and circulatory problems. The ability to adjust positions can improve blood circulation and reduce pressure on joints and muscles.

Types of Riser Recliner Chairs

Riser recliner chairs come in various types, each offering unique functionalities to suit different needs. Understanding these types can help you make an informed decision.

Single Motor Recliners


Single motor recliners use one motor to control both the backrest and footrest simultaneously. This type is simple to use and often more affordable. It’s ideal for those who prefer straightforward controls and a cohesive movement.

Dual Motor Recliners


Dual motor recliners feature two motors that independently control the backrest and footrest. This allows for a greater range of positions and customisation, making it perfect for users who need specific adjustments for optimal comfort.

Choosing the Right Riser Recliner Chair

Selecting the right riser recliner chair involves considering various factors to ensure it meets your specific needs and preferences.

Assessing Your Needs

Consider your mobility level, health conditions, and how you plan to use the chair. Do you need a chair for occasional relaxation, or will it be used extensively throughout the day? Understanding your needs will help narrow down your options.

Considering the Space

Measure the area where you plan to place the chair. Ensure there is enough space for the chair to fully recline without obstructing walkways or other furniture. Additionally, consider the chair’s style and colour to match your home décor.

Features to Look for in a Riser Recliner Chair

When shopping for a riser recliner chair, pay attention to key features that enhance comfort, usability, and durability.

Material and Upholstery

Choose a chair with high-quality, durable upholstery that suits your comfort and aesthetic preferences. Options include leather, fabric, and microfibre, each offering different levels of comfort and maintenance.

Controls and Adjustability

Look for chairs with user-friendly controls. Remote controls with clear buttons and simple instructions make it easier for elderly users to operate the chair. Additionally, consider chairs with adjustable positions to cater to various activities like reading, watching TV, or napping.

Additional Features

Modern riser recliner chairs often come with additional features such as built-in heat and massage functions, USB charging ports, and storage pockets. These extras can enhance your comfort and convenience.

Customising Your Riser Recliner Chair

One of the significant advantages of riser recliner chairs is the ability to customise them to meet your specific needs and preferences.

Customisation Options

Many manufacturers offer customisation options such as different sizes, fabrics, and colours. You can choose from various upholstery materials, including leather, fabric, and microfibre, to match your home décor.

Personalising for Comfort

Additional customisation options include adjustable headrests, lumbar support, and built-in massage and heat functions. These features can enhance your comfort and make the chair uniquely yours.

Maintenance and Care for Riser Recliner Chairs

To ensure your riser recliner chair remains in excellent condition and continues to provide comfort and support, regular maintenance and care are essential.

Regular Cleaning

Depending on the upholstery material, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning. For fabric chairs, use a vacuum with an upholstery attachment to remove dust and debris. Leather chairs can be wiped down with a damp cloth and treated with leather conditioner.

Riser Recliner Chairs for Elderly and Disabled Users

Riser recliner chairs are particularly beneficial for elderly and disabled users, offering features that enhance accessibility and comfort.

Are riser recliner chairs eligible for VAT relief?

VAT exemption applies to those registered as disabled or with a recognised long-term illness. While anyone can purchase an riser recliner chair, non-exempt individuals will incur VAT.

What medical conditions qualify for VAT exemption?

Riser recliner chairs are eligible to be supplied at zero VAT for people with a qualifying condition, such as;
Arthritis, Blindness, Cardiovascular Disease, COPD, Deafness, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Kidney Disease, Motor Neuron Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Physically Disabled, Respiratory Disease, Terminally ill and any other long term illness.

Special Features for Accessibility

These chairs often come with features designed to assist users with limited mobility. This includes easy-to-use remote controls, battery backup in case of power outages, and programmable positions for personalised comfort.

Enhancing Quality of Life

For elderly and disabled users, riser recliner chairs can significantly enhance the quality of life. They provide a safe and comfortable seating option, reduce the strain on caregivers, and promote independence by enabling users to move from a sitting to a standing position with ease.

Cost Considerations

When purchasing a riser recliner chair, it’s important to consider the cost and ensure you’re getting good value for your money.

Do you need fast delivery

We have riser recliner chairs available for next day delivery.  See our range of next day delivery chairs.

Price Range

Riser recliner chairs vary widely in price, depending on features, materials, and brand. Basic models may start around £400, while high-end, fully customised chairs can cost upwards of £1,500.

Value for Money

To ensure you’re getting the best value, compare different models and brands. Consider the chair’s features, warranty, and customer reviews. Investing in a high-quality chair may be more cost-effective in the long run, as it will likely offer better durability and comfort.

Visiting one of our physical showrooms allows you to try out different chairs and get a feel for their comfort and functionality. Many furniture stores and mobility equipment retailers have knowledgeable staff who can help you find the right chair. To find one of our local showrooms click here to experience the chairs first hand.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Common Queries Answered

Q: How do I maintain my riser recliner chair?
A: Regular cleaning, following the manufacturer’s care instructions, and scheduling professional servicing can help maintain your chair in good condition.

Q: Can riser recliner chairs help with back pain?
A: Yes, many riser recliner chairs offer lumbar support and adjustable positions that can alleviate back pain and improve comfort.

Q: Are riser recliner chairs suitable for elderly users?
A: Absolutely. Riser recliner chairs are designed to assist with mobility and provide enhanced comfort, making them ideal for elderly users.

Archers Sleepcentre Expert Tips

  • Tip 1: Choose a chair with a battery backup feature to ensure it functions during power outages.
  • Tip 2: Test the chair in a showroom to ensure it meets your comfort and usability requirements.
  • Tip 3: Consider purchasing a chair with a warranty for added peace of mind.


Riser recliner chairs offer an excellent combination of comfort, support, and mobility, making them a valuable addition to any home. Whether you’re looking to improve your own quality of life or provide a loved one with enhanced comfort and independence, a riser recliner chair is an investment worth considering. By understanding the different types, features, and brands available, you can make an informed decision that meets your specific needs and preferences.


  1. What is a riser recliner chair? A riser recliner chair is an armchair with a motorised mechanism that assists users in standing up and sitting down, and also offers various reclining positions for comfort.

  2. How do I choose the right riser recliner chair? Assess your mobility needs, consider the available space, and look for features such as material, adjustability, and additional functionalities like heat and massage.

  3. Are riser recliner chairs expensive? Prices vary widely based on features and brand, with basic models starting around £400 and high-end customised chairs costing upwards of £1,500.

  4. Where can I buy a riser recliner chair? You can purchase riser recliner chairs online from Archers Sleepcentre, or visit one of our local showrooms to test the chairs in person.

  5. What are the benefits of a dual motor recliner? Dual motor recliners offer independent control of the backrest and footrest, providing a greater range of positions and customisation for optimal comfort.

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