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Retractable seating, also known as bleacher seating or telescopic seating, is one of the most effective multi-purpose seating options on the market.

Suitable for use in countless sports venues and as audience systems in all kinds of events, this is the perfect solution to seat a lot of people when space is at a premium.

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We offer a vast range of cost-effective retractable seating systems in Richmond upon Thames, many of which are heavily customisable to make them suitable for any multi-use space.

Whether you want tiered seating or just temporary audience systems for seating dozens of people in a pinch, we can provide some of the best telescopic seating on the market.

Our retractable seating systems are designed for maximum durability, strength and safety in every situation. We want each retractable seating solution to provide the audience with all of the comfort and support they need while also being incredibly practical for countless different venues.

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Why Choose Us and our Telescopic Seating?

At Retractable Seating, all our products are produced and maintained to a high standard of quality.

We take care to make sure that every one of the telescopic seating systems we provide is perfectly suited to serve as a tiered seating solution, using a combination of high-quality materials and excellent designs to create seating units perfect for any venue.

Alongside that, we focus on making all our products highly flexible. All of our seating systems can be adapted to fit into a multi-use space in a range of ways, serving as bleachers one day and auditorium seating the next.

Why choose us and our telescopic seating in Richmond upon Thames

With a vast range of seating options on offer in Richmond upon Thames, we can ensure that you have a retractable seating system suitable for every situation, even if that means adapting the seats to fit in a completely different venue shape or size.

What is Retractable Seating?

Retractable seating, or telescopic seating, is seating that uses a telescoping system to create a range of different tiered seating. These seats can be raised and lowered as needed to create a staggered bleachers structure or adapted to a new position to move the audience around as needed.

Telescopic seating systems can serve as benches for one performance and as raised auditorium chairs for another. This makes them highly adaptable to serve many venues or remain within one venue and offer a range of seating platforms and position options that can suit any space.

All our products and seating units use computer-aided designs to ensure maximum structure strength and quality. This means that our seating can serve in countless roles at nearly any platform height, being easy to fold away as needed.

Where can Retractable Seating be Used?

Retractable seating can be found in the following areas:

Where Can Retractable Seating Be Used in Richmond upon Thames

Retractable Seating for Richmond upon Thames Schools

Schools often have a limited amount of space to work with. Our retractable seating system can ensure that the bleacher seating is easily packed away when not in use, making it easy to create far more space in just a few minutes.

Retractable Seating Richmond upon Thames Colleges & Universities

College and university lecture halls can benefit heavily from telescopic seating systems. The retractable design allows one venue to be turned into a full auditorium, smaller debate areas, or just an open space that can be used for many roles.

Retractable Richmond upon Thames Theatre Seating

Theatres can still be a multi-use space, and telescopic seating enables more of the floor to be made available for performances that require that extra space – or to make cleaning and preparation far easier.

Retractable Seating Auditorium Richmond upon Thames

An auditorium can benefit from having a telescopic seating structure, providing a seating solution with a wide range of core benefits that can still support a large audience.

Retractable Seating Sports Halls & Venues Richmond upon Thames

Sports halls require varying amounts of space, and our telescopic seating systems make it easier for many venues to produce more floor space on short notice.

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Retractable Seating Costs Richmond upon Thames

The average cost of retractable seating is £20,000.

However, the size, location, complexity and materials can all influence the overall cost, so contact us to get price quotes.

Retractable Seating Advantages

Retractable seating offers several advantages:

Retractable Seating Disadvantages

Telescoping seating is not without a few downsides. Retractable seating banks cost more than other options and require more head space (and flat floors) to work best. They are also less configurable than some modular systems but are still cheaper than those overall.

Types of Retractable Seating

We offer a variety of retractable seating types when it comes to telescoping seating, including:

Fixed Telescopic Seating in Richmond upon Thames

Fixed telescopic seating can be anchored into one place to offer consistent tiered seating in a regularly used auditorium or similar venue.

Mobile Telescopic Seating in Richmond upon Thames

Mobile telescopic seating provides the perfect solution for multiple venues or arenas, making it easy to move the units from one auditorium to another without having to create a unique installation method or set up two retractable seating platforms.

Travelling Telescopic Seating in Richmond upon Thames

Our travelling telescopic seating is fully retractable and can be wheeled around arenas by hand, giving you a wider range of options to utilise the system in an open space, such as an auditorium.

Double Row Depth Seating in Richmond upon Thames

Our double row depth option can fit two rows of retractable chairs into a low-ceiling area, letting you create more support and usable chairs with a single platform system.

Retraction Options

Our fully retractable seating platform options in Richmond upon Thames can be retracted using integrated motors and controls, making it easy to change the position of platforms in an efficient manner. These units are a great way to get seating support that can be adjusted and moved quickly.

Chair Fold-Down Options

Our chair folding telescopic seating uses a retractable platform and chairs that automatically fold. This means that the chairs are part of the retractable seating platform, making it easier to create short-notice seating like bleachers without needing individual chairs.

Additional Options and Extras

Retractable seating comes in a range of types in Richmond upon Thames, and we offer multiple additions to improve our telescopic seating platforms. All of these are manufactured to the same high standard of quality that our retractable seating is manufactured to.

Fascia Panels

Our fascia panels make retractable seating look more appealing without limiting the range of their telescopic system. This can make them look more tidy when folded and when unfolded, helping the retractable seating system fit in with your internal décor.

Deck Options

Our non-slip deck and heavy-duty carpet options are perfect for a range of venues, coming in a variety of colours and styles.

The deck makes it easy to clean arenas and protect athletes or performers, while the carpet provides more protection for our already-well-manufactured retractable seating systems.

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Removable Drapes and Panels

Removable drapes can hide the telescopic seating in an open space, making it much easier to create a nice-looking structure that keeps the chairs hidden from view during performances.

LED Aisle Illumination

LED illumination provides some cost-effective lighting using a low-voltage power supply, as well as an optional backup battery to keep the area lit if there is a power cut.

Rails

Our rails come in a range of colours and styles, fitting onto telescopic systems almost perfectly.

These are manufactured to our usual high  of quality, lifting straight off the telescopic system when not in use. A rail system like this can create extra protection, provide clear boundaries, or even just serve as decoration, depending on your needs.

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What Size are Retractable Seating Systems?

We can provide bespoke platforms to suit your needs, whether that means a range of sizes for benches or a straightforward seat option meant for a single room.

Every aspect of these systems, from telescopic systems to benches, can be scaled up or down to fit the client’s requirements.

What Type of Floor do I need?

Floor compatibility can be important for certain retractable benches and systems. However, it is important to understand why. If you need more specific information about how flooring makes a difference in Richmond upon Thames, contact us and talk to one of our specialists.

Hard floors provide a lot of durability but still need to be checked for smoothness and angled areas before we can install retractable benches. A tolerance of ¬Ī2mm over 2m is the best area to aim for.

Sports Floors are easy as long as they are reinforced along the wheel runs, just to be sure that the system does not damage anything.

Carpet is not ideal, but we can provide custom-made running boards to match the retractable system if absolutely necessary.

Parquet is another area that needs to be handled carefully since a retractable system may not be ideal when it comes to this kind of material.

Marmoleum is usable as long as the material is fully bonded to the substrate beneath. Otherwise, it can take some extra preparation to get right.

What Standards Apply to Retractable Seating in Richmond upon Thames?

Retractable seating falls within specific requirements and standards that can seem vague under UK law. This is because they are not exactly seats or stairs or a consistent part of a building.

Be sure to ask us if you need something specific or want advice on how these standards apply. If needed, we can produce retractable units that are made to a specific set of standards, such as European retractable seat expectations for certain kinds of venues.

Does Retractable Seating need Servicing?

Retractable seating systems should be inspected at least once per year, regardless of durability.

The UK’s PUWER regulations require this, but it is also a good idea to get the systems inspected regularly. Even the smallest mistake can cause huge problems with how easily (and safely) you can operate the platforms.

Our experts can adjust platforms year by year to ensure that they operate smoothly and provide proper support.

This kind of work is important to make sure that the retractable units operate as expected and do not put the audience in extra danger, something that can happen very easily if our products are serviced by untrained personnel or without the proper tools.

Can I Upgrade my Seating After Installation?

While it is best to get your seating system and chairs correct in the first place, we can also provide upgrading services for your entire retractable platform system. Whether this is adding new design elements or operational tweaks, we can make sure that they do not compromise how well the system functions.

An existing system can easily be refurbished by our Richmond upon Thames experts as needed. This makes it incredibly easy to repair the damage that would otherwise cause persistent problems with the seat solution.

What are Bleachers?

Bleacher seating is made of rows of tiered benches with a fixed base platform, as well as at least one access staircase in the middle.

Bleachers are most common in sports facilities, but certain bleachers have also become the standard for interior seating in certain venues and locations across the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Retractable Seating Mean?

Retractable seating refers to seating systems that can be folded or pulled back when not in use, creating space for other activities or events.

These seating systems are often found in multipurpose venues such as sports arenas, theatres, and conference halls. They allow for flexible use of space, accommodating different events and audience sizes

What is Retractable Seating Mechanism?

The retractable seating mechanism typically involves a system of movable platforms or tiers that can be extended or retracted as needed.

These platforms are often mounted on wheels or tracks, allowing them to be easily moved into position or folded away.

Some retractable seating systems may also include hydraulic or motorized mechanisms for smoother operation. The design aims to maximize space efficiency and flexibility in venues hosting various events.

What are Telescopic Bleachers?

Telescoping bleachers are seating systems commonly found in sports stadiums and arenas.

They consist of multiple rows of seating that can be extended or retracted like a telescope, hence the name “telescoping.” These bleachers are typically mounted on tracks or wheels, allowing them to be easily moved in and out as needed.

Telescoping bleachers provide flexible seating arrangements, accommodating different event sizes and maximizing space efficiency in venues.

They are often used in multipurpose facilities to accommodate various events such as sporting events, concerts, and ceremonies.

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We can provide a huge range of seating options that are all heavily suited to a range of different situations. Our bespoke telescopic systems are invaluable for any site that needs more seating than just a few rows of plastic chairs, providing versatile yet reliable telescopic platforms that can be used for all kinds of events and performances.

If you want to know more about what we can offer, or are looking for a specific seat option, contact us today. Our Richmond upon Thames experts can help guide you towards the best options for your situation.

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