The Lateral Riser Recliner Chair

The supportive, fibre filled pillow back with removable panels provide superb comfort and the velcro attachments allow for individual adjustments to be made.

The Lateral by Rise & Recline gives fantastic lumbar support, a luxurious pillow back that has removable panels to provide superb comfort. The Lateral riser recliner chair back has velcro attachments on the lateral cushions, this allows you to position them to provide extra support to those with spinal problems.  The Lateral Riser Recliner Chair is available with four options of movement, any fabric including leather and made to fit your body for maximum comfort.

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Key Benefits Of The Lateral Riser Recliner Chair

  •  Made to Fit – because your comfort needs are unique
  •  Huge Range of Fabrics – including healthcare options
  •  Range of Movements – to suit comfort and wellbeing
  •  Plus Size – Rise and Recline chairs up to 445kg
  •  Options and Accessories – for your Rise and Recline chair
  •  British made unique to you
  •  VAT Exemption – Are you eligible?

Rise Recliner Movements

  •  Single motor tilt-in-space
  •  Wall hugger single motor
  •  Standard dual motor
  •  Tilt-in-space dual motor
  •  Heavy duty options available

Chair Specification Overview

  •  Duvet seat
  •  Handset loop
  •  Emergency lowering
  •  Right or left handside controls
  •  2 Pockets
  •  Castors

Made to Fit – because your comfort needs are unique

Whether you need a riser recliner for mobility, health conditions, or simply to enjoy leaning back and putting your feet up at the end of a long day, there are several benefits to having your chair ‘fitted’ to your size, body shape and weight. Why? Because we’re all different aren’t we? Different heights, different length of legs, weight!

Enjoy Sitting In Perfectly Supported Comfort

Sitting down causes a number of stresses in our bodies, especially our spines, and this has recently begun to be more recognised by health professionals. It is the main reason for the sudden boom of rise and recliner chairs is because as a result there are many rise and recliner chairs on the market but few are made to fit. A fitted chair has been designed to best support your body, including considerations like posture, comfort, support and health.

How long do you spend seated?

There are serious health implications of prolonged sitting, and why this is a cause for concern for those who spend more than thirty hours sitting. If you have a condition, then there could be significant benefits to selecting the right rise and recline movements and chair style.

7 Point Seat Fitting Consultation

Choice is about ensuring that you select the right combination of chair style, seat cushion, rise recliner mechanism and having the chair built to your specific dimensions. The correct size of chair will ensure that you purchase a riser recliner that truly delivers personal comfort for you, because you are unique.

1. Seat Depth – to ensure your thighs are well supported

2. Seat Height – good posture requires your feet to be placed firmly on the ground

3. Back Height – important if you have back issues, neck, spinal or vertebrae problems

4. Back Support – back cushion selection will help with your posture and comfort

5. Seat Width – the correct width will help to support your hips and arms

6. Seating Support – your weight’s important and is critical to the cushion selection

7. Elbow Height – arms should be able to rest comfortably on the armrest

The measurements ensure your new chair is set-up for you based on your body shape, size and dimensions. Whilst considering any healthcare medical problem affecting your comfort.

All riser recliner chairs follow a similar movement cycle, from standing to upright (sitting) and then back to full recline with leg elevation, and back again. This is why we recommend you get a professional 7 point seat fitting.

Fabrics to compliment your home styling and comfort needs

Rise & Recline understand your home styling and personal preference on fabrics to compliment your decor is important. Which is why we offer a huge range of the finest upholstery fabrics for your handmade furniture. All sourced from reputable upholstery mills, you can have almost any fabric, from luxury chenilles, right through to leathers and specialist healthcare fabrics.

To see our full upholstery range please click here

Riser Recliner Chair Movements Explained

Different mechanisms provide the smooth movement and functionality to suit your comfort requirements and the space available. Whether you need a riser recliner for mobility, health conditions, or simply to enjoy leaning back and putting your feet up at the end of a long day, the variety of movement options are designed to suit your individual needs.

There are many options when purchasing a riser recliner, so here’s a simple guide to finding your ideal chair.

Tilt-in-space movements

A benefit of tilt-in-space chairs is that there is no ‘back shearing’, or movement of clothes because the backrest does not separate from the seat like a usual riser recliner. Instead, the entire chair tips back on a strong rocker mechanism. Tilt-in-space chairs naturally elevate your legs above your pelvis and aid poor leg circulation, and other related ailments where a relief of pressure on the legs is favourable.

Single Motor Tilt-in-Space

Great comfort plus good for circulation and pressure relief as the users ankles elevate higher than the hips.

Single motor riser recliner chairs elevate the footrest and recline the backrest in one smooth motion. A typical footrest rise of 45 degrees can be expected, as this is a comfortable position for reading and watching television.

Tilt in Space Dual Motor

Dual motor tilt-in-space models offer the greatest flexibility for back and leg rest positions. The motors can work together to maintain a 85 degree back angle, or can work separately to create a fully reclined position.

Single Motor Wall Hugger

Wall huggers are ideal for rooms that have a premium on space. Rather than recline backwards, the backrest slides forwards in the chair frame, allowing the chair to be placed closer to walls and other furniture.

Designed for smaller spaces, it moves through the same motions as the Single Motor Tilt-in-Space but can operate in less space as it does so by cleverly operating over its own axis.

Standard Dual Motor

Dual motor riser recliner chairs allow the backrest and footrest to move independently as there is one motor for each of them. You can tailor your position, so being sat upright while having the footrest elevated is possible and vice versa.

Because this movement offers independent leg rest and back rest functions. Seat box remains static inline with the arms during recline, offers independent back rest, ankle almost lifted to level of hip.

Plus Size Rise and Recline Chairs

Your weight is an important factor, it helps with the selection of the seat cushion and your overall comfort. Your weight also affects the movement options, which are built to different weight ranges.

You are unique, so your chair needs to be too!

If you need a ‘plus size rise and recline chair’ which needs to support extra weight and is made-to-measure so it has the correct seat depth, height, width and foot rest position essential to your comfort – we can help. Almost all of our chairs can be adapted to plus sizes with bariatric chair strength and durability, supporting up to 70 stone (445kg) with an impressive 22 stone (140kg) leg lift.

Support with Standing

The cleverly designed lifting mechanism in our plus size rise and recline chairs, brings the user into a standing position in a controlled and steady manner. Making our Bariatric riser recliners perfect for those who require steady movement.

Stylish Design Options for Plus Size Rise and Recline Chairs

If you’re looking to add a piece of plus size (or bariatric) furniture to your home that can deliver the comfort you desire, we can help. Rise & Recline manufacture furniture to support daily living for the larger person. Without compromising on style, we have designs built for comfort to compliment any home décor. Our Plus size rise and recline chairs (Bariatric chairs) are the perfect option. Get in touch to find out more, or use our stockist locator to find a store near you.

What Does Bariatric Mean?

You may have heard the term “bariatric,” but what does it really mean?

Well, if you do a quick Google search, you will find that bariatric means “relating to or specialising in the treatment of obesity.” When you hear the term “bariatric” being used in a medical setting, it is referring to the treatment, prevention, and causes of obesity.

Obesity is a serious health condition classified by excess body fat that can greatly affect your health. It is linked to a long list of chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea, osteoporosis, and strokes.

A person is classified as having obesity and may be referred to as a bariatric patient when they have a body mass index (BMI) that is equal to or greater than 30. BMI is used to measure weight in relation to height.

Obesity classes are then determined by what range your BMI falls into. Class 1 obesity encompasses BMIs of 30-34.9, Class 2 as 35-39.9, and Class 3 as 40 and above. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk for developing chronic diseases.

The field of bariatrics focuses on and treats those who have obesity to promote weight loss and increase overall health with diet, exercise, and behaviour therapy. When thinking of bariatrics, you may think of bariatric surgery, which is also known as metabolic or weight-loss surgery.

Although this may be a common reference, the term “bariatric” does not always mean surgery.

Bariatric can refer to items that are created for obese individuals to best suit their needs. For example, a bariatric scale is a scale that is specially made for individuals that have obesity. Other bariatric devices are specialty crafted to provide ease and comfort and can be used to move, assist, and aid bariatric patients.

Your Chair Your Way

The Rise and Recline range of options and accessories means you can ensure your chair meets your exact needs. Here is where you will find all the accessories that fit perfectly with your riser recliner chair.

Castors, feet and glides

Castors are fitted as standard on all chairs up to 25 stone, making it easier to move and making the surrounding area easier to clean. If you prefer, your castors can be related with either feet or glides.

Removable Head Cover

The top of the backrest is subjected to heavier wear than other areas of the chair.

Protect your investment with a head cover that can be easily replaced when it wears out.

Tailored Head Pillows

For extra comfort and support, made in matching or complementary fabric.

Providing added comfort plus a stylish addition.

Removable Arm Caps

The chair arms are one of the places that take the most wear.

A pair of arm caps will help keep this area protected and keep your chair looking even better for longer.

Side Transfer Arms – Swing, Removable

This option enables side transfers out of the chair with the minimum of difficulty.

Available on the left hand, right hand or both arms for total flexibility.

Arm knuckles

High quality polished wood knuckles for extra leverage and convenience. Available in 3 Frame finishes, Natural, Teak and Mahogany.

Reading Lamp

This built-in lamp brings the light to where it is most needed and can be set at three brightness levels.

So you can rediscover the joys of reading with an LED light that can be adjusted to any angle you require. Operated by your chair handset it can be removed and stored away when not required. Available in black or white.

Heat & Massage Options

Upgrade to pure luxury with a built-in Relaxor heat and massage option to provide gentle vibration and warmth to soothe aching muscles and joints. Chairs with these optional features will keep you warm while giving you a gentle massage to help you relax.

6 or 10 motor massage

The Relaxor massage system has either six or ten motors built into the chair and includes a heat pad for the lumbar region. A hand controller allows the user to adjust the speed and intensity of each zone.

Please note: It is recommended that you consult a healthcare professional or doctor if you suffer with a medical condition or have any medical device fitted (e.g. pacemaker) before purchasing this system.

Removable seat

Versatile cushion cut out that allows pressure care to be changed easily.

Duvet style removable seat

Duvet style removable seat Versatile cushion cut out that allows pressure care to be changed easily, housed underneath the duvet.

USB charging port

Modern stainless steel USB Charging Port with a blue LED surround light when charging a device.

Fabric protection

All chairs can be treated with McKLords protection to help maintain the fabric’s quality and appearance.

Heat system

A simple two button hand control operates optional heat pads in the seat, back or both.

Made to Order

The majority of our rise and recline chairs are made-to-measure. We understand you want to enjoy your chair as soon as possible so we do everything to ensure your chair is perfect and delivered as quick as possible.


A truly British company

From day one, we have been all about you, the customer and we understand our products can change people’s lives. It’s this that drives us forward to bring you top quality craftsmanship and excellent service, all at an affordable price.

Hand-built in Our Own British Factory

Rise and Recline Chairs, Sofa’s and adjustable beds can be completely tailor-made for you, to suit your specific requirements. Creating a high crafted piece of bespoke furniture, beautifully upholstered and stitched together to create a luxurious, comfortable and supportive product that will give you many years of happiness.

Rise & Recline Guarantee

All of our products come fully guaranteed with meaningful warranties so you can be assured of peace of mind. We try to make your purchase as stress and hassle-free as possible, resulting in many years of comfort.

Quality you can trust

Rise & Recline are a proud British manufacturer and are committed to providing the highest quality product.

UK Centre of Quality Upholstery Manufacture

As a Long Eaton based furniture manufacturer, Rise & Recline are proud to be a member of the UK Centre of Quality Upholstery Manufacture. Much of the upholstery manufactured in Long Eaton can be found in the best retailers, house furnishers, design studios and hotels in the UK, and exported throughout the world.

British Healthcare Trades Association Approved Code

As a member of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA), Rise & Recline has signed up to the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme. The BHTA is the oldest healthcare association in the UK representing the healthcare and assistive technology industry.

British Furniture Manufacturers

As a member of the British Furniture Manufacturers Association Code of Practice, Rise & Recline are demonstrating our commitment to quality and service to the trade, and to give consumers added confidence when buying British furniture.

ISO 9001 – Manufacturing Quality Assurance

To be certified to the ISO 9001 standard, Rise and Recline must follow the requirements set forth in the ISO 9001 Standard. The standard is used by organisations to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements and to demonstrate continuous improvement.

VAT Exempt Eligibility

If you have a specific mobility problem and you need special equipment to live independently you may also qualify for VAT exemption. You won’t have to pay VAT on products that are designed or adapted for your own personal or domestic use. This includes all the chairs and adjustable beds manufactured by Rise & Recline.

Are you eligible?

To get the VAT relief, you must have a disability or long-term illness that qualifies. For the purposes of VAT exemption, you are disabled or have a long-term illness if:

  • You have a physical or mental impairment that affects your ability to carry out everyday activities, for example cerebral palsy, clinically blind.
  • You have a condition that’s treated as chronic sickness, like fibromyalgia.
  • You are terminally ill.

It is worth noting that, if you are elderly but able-bodied, you will not qualify. If you do meet the requirements, you will need to confirm it in writing. Our mobility advisors can help you with this if required.

Medical Conditions Acceptable for VAT Exemption

There are too many medical conditions to list here, but some of most common ones include arthritis, knee/hip replacement, COPD, fibromyalgia, and diabetes. For a full list, or to find out more, give us a call and speak to one of our advisors.

Visit the HMRC website for more information on Reliefs from VAT for disabled and older people (VAT Notice 701/7).