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The Arden is an innovative Bariatric chair that through its unique four motor technology is able to combine Independent Tilt in Space (TIS) movement with Independent Backrest Recline, Independent Leg Rest and Rise movements. 

In addition, it comes with a low-profile seating option and an extendable leg rest. 

This 50 stone chair, with a 25 stone leg rest capacity, offers luxurious comfort with maximum adaptability.

Key features at a glance:

• Four motor mechanism with independent Tilt in Space, rise, backrest recline and leg rest movements

• Removable and adjustable waterfall back cushion

• Back rest blockers can be fitted for additional support

• Fixed or optional interchangeable pressure management seat cushion and chaise

• Optional seat depth adjustment • Optional leg rest extension

• 16" (406mm) low profile seating height available

• Flat wide arms, luxury padded for deep comfort and support

• Seat and leg rest generously padded with memory foam chaise

• Heavy duty glides are built in as standard

• Simple to use handset

• Handset loop and deep side pocket on RHS of the chair.

Additional options:

• High wear protection covers in matching fabric

• Positioning of the handset loop and pocket

• Arm padding upgrades

• Carer handset loop on the back of the chair

• Additional safety features

• Range of headrests

The Arden – What the Expert Say:

The Arden has been designed to address the needs of plus sized clients with its four motor mechanism aimed at maximising pressure control through independent Tilt in Space, Backrest Recline, Leg Rest Elevation and Rise movements giving the client and carer that many more positional options.

Kate Sheehan Independent Occupational Therapist

The Arden’s key features:

Accommodating the Gluteal Shelf and ensuring a good postural position is achieved on the Arden through the

• Option to increase the seat depth with easy to fit adjuster pads
• Reduced lumbar padding in the backrest which creates a recess
• Set back calf rests, which can support excess tissue in this area thus supporting natural flexion.

Unique to the Arden the Independent Tilt in Space (TIS) works to counteract the effect of the person’s pannus.

By having control over the angle of tilt you can adjust that person’s centre of gravity’ making them feel more comfortable, supporting the pannus, and reducing the feeling that they are being dragged forward by external forces.

The Independent Backrest Recline allows the person to maintain flexibility over their body’s position, particularly the amount of hip flexion, enabling them to maximise comfort as well as managing health needs.

The Independent Leg Rest offers the person additional flexibility over positioning, allowing them to use it in conjunction with the recline feature to create the optimal posture for their body shape.

A Seat Height starting at 16" allows the person to get the exact chair they need to support health, well-being and independence without compromise. The ability to have an extended leg rest fitted.

This is ideal to ensure that whatever seat height is chosen the user will not find the leg rest to short when it is raised.

The extended leg rest allows the person to get the best of both worlds without having to compromise.

The Independent Rise provides the client with more independence, supporting them as they rise to a standing position from being seated.

These independent movements coupled with the seat depth adjustment, removable waterfall cushions, a choice of pressure seat cushions and the latest health fabrics explains why the Arden is becoming the health professionals first choice in Bariatric seating.

Chair adjustment:

Four motor mechanism with Independent TIS, Backrest Recline, Rise and Leg Rest Movements The Arden offers clients and carers some very unique movement options that support good posture, pressure management and independent living.

This mechanism is ideal for:

• those clients who are unable to independently shift their weight either in a reclined or seated position.
• those with poor skin integrity where there is a high risk of skin breakdown.
• those clients with complex needs that require carer support to change position without putting their own health at risk whilst carrying out positional changes.

The backrest recline works independently of the leg rest movement enabling a wide range of relaxing positions, from sitting upright and raising the leg rest to relieve tired legs to a fully reclined resting position.

The leg elevation can support reduction in oedema and fluid retention. This reduced fluid in the lower limbs allows a user to maintain their standing and walking abilities. The rise position supports standing, enabling the person to walk away more easily

Waterfall Back Cushion Adaptability

The Arden comes with our deeply comfortable three cushioned, waterfall back, all fibre filled. They can be easily repositioned on the back for the client’s individual requirements and can also have their firmness adjusted by adding or taking away fibres.

For ease of cleaning and replacement the back cushions and covers are removable. They are also replaceable. All of the cushions have zips for easy removal.

Back blockers for postural support

At the back of both the top and middle waterfall cushions sleeves are fitted to accommodate the blockers to provide additional postural support. The position of each back cushion can be adapted with blockers to adjust the shape and support for the specific needs of each user. The blockers come as standard and replacement pairs can be purchased.

Seat Depth Adjustment:

The seat depth can be adjusted by fitting adjuster pads behind the back cushion using the Velcro strips. There are two sizes available - 25mm (1") and 50mm (2")

Pressure Management Seat Cushions:

The Arden comes as standard with a fixed seat option or you may choose to have our removable and interchangeable seat cushions.

Standard Fixed Options

You can choose from one of the four seat cushion options (opposite) each with different pressure management features. The seat cushion you choose is then combined with the chaise (single seat and leg rest cover) and is supplied as an integrated seating solution which is fixed to the frame and cannot be removed or changed.

Removable / Interchangeable Options

You can choose from one of the four seat cushions each with different pressure management features. The seat cushion you choose is then combined with the chaise (single seat and leg rest cover) and is supplied as an integrated seating solution. It can be removed and interchanged with one of the other seat cushion options. You can purchase one or more cushions to support the different needs of individuals who may use this chair. Covers are removable for cleaning. With all these seat cushions we recommend a fabric with four way stretch properties to aid reduction of shear and friction.

Optional accessories:

The following accessories are optional on the Arden:

• Extendable leg rest fitted on manufacture

• Coolform gel or memory foam in arm rests

• Handset loop on back of chair for the carer

• Pocket and handset loop moved to the left-hand side

• Replacement back blockers

• Back and seat cushion replacement on removable cushions

Safety options:

• 20 cycle back-up unit

• Accupak rechargeable battery system for mains free usage

Weights and dimensions:

The Arden has a weight limit of 318 Kg (50 stone) and a leg rest with a capacity of 159 Kg (25 stone) as standard.


Seat Height 406mm (16")
Seat Width 610 / 660 / 711 / 762 mm (24 / 26 / 28 / 30")
Seat Depth 508mm (20") 


Seat Height 457mm (18") 
Seat Width 610 / 660 / 711 / 762 mm (24 / 26 / 28 / 30")
Seat Depth 508mm (20") 


Seat height 508mm (20")
Seat Width 610 / 660 / 711 / 762 mm (24 / 26 / 28 / 30")
Seat Depth 508mm (20") 

Back Height: 762mm (30") Standard Arm Height: 203mm (8")

Weights to be aware of:

Please be aware that this chair is heavy, and every personal precaution should be taken in its moving and handling. See user manual for further details

Total weight of the chair: 89.5Kg (14 stone) Total weight of the base frame: 74.5Kg (11.8 stone) Total weight of the back frame: 15kg (2.4 stone)


Two years on mechanisms, frame and upholstery.


All our health fabrics are Waterproof, Anti-MRSA, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Crib 5 and bleach cleanable and all cushions and cushion covers are removable for cleaning purposes. For our full range of health fabrics please visit our website. Please note that depending on the seat cushion built into the chair the seat height may vary slightly from that shown above.

Featured fabrics in images : Outer arms and wings in Manila Char MNL16 and arms/inner arms and wings in Valencia Sonne. Inner seat and back in grey vapour permeable multi-way stretch fabric.

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Delivery, Installation & Enhanced Warranty Support Options

Standard Delivery only service.

We offer free courier delivery service on all orders over £100.00 ex VAT in the UK and Ireland excluding Islands and Scottish Highlands

Deliveries to the Highlands and Islands are available but will require a separate quotation supplied by John Preston Healthcare Group.

These items will be delivered direct to you via a courier or groupage service. Larger items of equipment may be delivered on a pallet, you will then need to remove the item from its packaging and carry out any assembly of the item. We, of course can always be contacted for assistance on the phone to help you with this.

Please note this is a normally a roadside delivery service. Larger items will be delivered in a box on a pallet and the driver only delivers to the roadside, therefore you will need to be able to unpack the box or move it to your home. And you may require two people depending on the item you have bought.

Orders under £100.00 are subject to a local area delivery charge as follows:

Mainland England, Scotland and Wales £10.20 inc VAT
Northern Ireland £4.00 Inc VAT
Republic of Ireland £5.60 inc VAT

Postage to Europe, by Courier, Express delivery to Europe by road:

Zone 1 - Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands - £22.50
Zone 2 - Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland - £25.00
Zone 3 - Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia - £27.50
Zone 4 - Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Spain, Sweden - £35.00

Please note : Delivery costs apply to products which are 1Kg - 5Kg.  Those products which weigh more will be subject to a carriage quotation, which will be discussed with the customer and requirement payment before dispatch.

Please note this is a Roadside delivery service. The Item will be delivered in a box on a pallet and the driver only delivers to the roadside, therefore you will need to be able to unpack the box or move it to your home. And you may require 2 people depending on the item you have bought.


Enhanced Delivery and Installation Service – £114.00 inc. VAT

This enhanced delivery option is fulfilled by our logistics partners Healthcare Distribution Direct, specialists in the white glove delivery and installation of healthcare equipment.

Enhanced Delivery & Installation includes;

  • Delivery of your order into your home by competent personnel
  • Unpacking and assembly of your order
  • Adjustment of the equipment to your needs
  • A full demonstration on the safe use of your item
  • Removal of all packaging

This is ideal for those customers who require assistance with unpacking and assembling an item and for whom the standard kerbside delivery is not an option.

We recommend this option for customers purchasing Mobility scooters particularly larger ones,  Electric wheelchairs, electric profiling beds, electric riser recliner chairs, hoists and bath lifts.

This service is available throughout the UK and Ireland excluding the Scottish Highlands and all Islands.

The enhanced delivery option is not eligible for refund once the service has been fulfilled.

If you have any questions about this service just call our helpful team on 028 92 67 70 77 and we will be delighted to help answer any questions that you have.

Additional options: 

Enhanced Warranty Package: £125.00 including VAT

Considering buying an electric wheelchair, mobility scooter, electric rise and recline chair, bath lift, hoist  or electric profiling beds? 

As manufacturers’ warranties do not in general include callouts and labour, we highly recommend our  “12 Months Enhanced Warranty Support "  which covers the cost of call outs and labour to diagnose faults and fit warranty parts for up to 3 call outs in year one. 

Should your product develop a fault we will always try to diagnose the problem by telephone to provide the quickest solution.   

If you opt in to the enhanced warranty support we will appoint a competent person to call out and fit parts under warranty and there would be no charge incurred for the call out and labour. 

If you don’t opt in to this service, we can either despatch the parts via courier for you to appoint your own fitter or we would offer to arrange a chargeable call out for an engineer to visit.   

This enhanced warranty option doesn’t cover the cost of call outs and labour to repair or fit parts not covered under warranty due to damage or customer misuse.   In the event of non warranty parts requirements labour and call outs are chargeable at the standard rate.

Installation and Plumbing

Some of our products will require installation by a qualified person such as a plumber, electrician or engineer. This includes the installation of Stairlifts, overhead track hoists, Biobidet toilet washers, level access shower trays and our range of bath tubs. Please contact us if you require this service as this is not included in any of the above options.