The Durance Highly Adjustable Care Chair

The Durance is a highly adjustable care chair benefiting from a variety of built-in features providing a flexible seating solution for most users. A unique benefit is that this chair can be supplied height adjustable 16″- 22″ seat height. This can greatly enhance the continuation of sit to stand transfers.

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The Durance has been manufactured to the Crib 5 Fire Certification, which can be used in both Domestic and Non-Domestic Environments (i.e. Care Homes), making it perfect for multi-user situations and equipment loan stores. Due to its range of built in adjustable features The Durance can accommodate most users’ needs with  it’s simple to use seat width and depth adjustment and height adjustable arms, plus much more. This makes it a very attractive seating system providing excellent support, pressure relief and postural management.

Standard Features

• Independent Tilt in Space
• Adjustable Back Angle
• Adjustable Seat Depth
• Adjustable Seat Width
• Adjustable Arm Height
• Adjustable and removable footplate
• Telescopic extending Legrest
• Removable arms for side transfer
• Removable seat cushion
• 3 fibre filled waterfall back cushions which are removable and re-positionable
• Ultima vinyl Crib 5 with vapour permeable fabric on all contact surfaces Medium risk visco foam
on all contact surfaces Manual and Electric control options



  • Riser Base Module – Manual or Motorised
  • Motorised Tilt-In-Space
  • Motorised Leg Rest
  • Motorised Back Angle Recline
  • 80 Cycle Battery Back Up
  • Head Support Cushion
  • Profiled Head Support Cushion
  • Two Part Lateral Supports – Depth Adjustable
  • Lateral supports – Depth Adjustable
  • Leg Rest Channel Cushion
  • Lateral Waterfall Cushion
  • Profile Waterfall Cushion
  • Butterfly Back Cushion
  • Gel Seat Cushion – High Risk
  • Gel Seat Cushion – Very High Risk
  • Alternating Air Seat Cushion – Very High Risk
  • Harness (Options Available)
  • Pelvic Belts (Options Available)
  • Four braking castors
  • Large range of Fabric/Colour choices.


Technical Specification

  • Max user weight – 160kg (25st)
  • 2 Year complete chair warranty
  • 5 Year Electric Motor warranty
  • Overall Width – Min 27” (690mm)

Size Options

  • Seat width:  Adjustable from 16″ – 22” (400 – 560mm)
  • Seat depth:  Seat depth – Adjustable from 18″ – 22” (460 – 560mm)
  • Seat height to foot plate: Adjustable from 16″ – 21” (400 – 530mm)
  • Arm height: Adjustable from 7″ – 12” (180 – 300mm)
  • Back height: 33” (840mm)
  • Tilt-in space recline: 30°
  • Back angle recline: 30°

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Happy Customers

Bathing Cradle Review

Hi Andrew

We have had a really exciting day today: our pupil has tried the Shower Cradle in the pool and it is absolutely amazing!! We set it up this morning with the rolls and headrest ect and the pupil has just been in the water independently for the first time with the TA beside and not needing to hold on to support at all.

we have shown it to lots of staff and will now start assessing other pupils to see how many more would benefit from using the cradle. it is so adaptable with the adjustable mesh/tilt feature and the different loops to hoist it into the water and it will make such a difference to our less mobile pupils.

Parent of Blind 10yo Child

“Being 10yrs old, blind unable to talk or walk would be enough to moan about for most…yet our daughter didn’t moan…until we got the Durance Junior chair.!!

She loves it so much that unless we get her out of her wheelchair, after school or hospital trips and into her comfy Durance Junior she wont stop moaning…she loves it.

Great personalised service were the customers needs are put first…Many other companies would do well to learn from Andrew at ambre-stone”

Team Lead for Children’s Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

I have just been sent the most wonderful photo of ………  in her Durance chair.  Her mum is thrilled that …….. is finally comfortable.

Many thanks.  Sorry I cannot share this photo with you but take it from me she looks fab.

Good job!

Professional Occupational Therapist

Using The Hugga system has resulted in demonstrable and measurable clinical improvements, protection or maintenance of body shape for my clients. A highly effective solution to postural care.

General Manager, Barchester Care Home

Having worked with Andrew providing care equipment support over a long period, I can share my appreciation of the genuine way he looks after his customers and clients a like. Someone who I have been happy to trust.

Critical Patient Carer, Hospital – Birmingham

The chairs are light and easy to move, meaning that they can be quickly manoeuvred to reach the patients who need them the most, and are ideally suited to the fast-paced Critical Care environment. Great service – thanks!

Manager, Assisted Living Centre

I find Ambre-Stone Healthcare very professional and competent with our patients, assessing their needs with our therapists – so correct equipment is put in place at all times.

Very reliable, knowledgeable about equipment helpful and most of all very friendly!


Matron, NHS Hospital

I would just like to say that the service we receive from Andrew Smith at Ambre-Stone is excellent. He always rises to any challenge we set him.  I know I can ring him at a moment’s notice if a piece of equipment needs attention.

Patient Carer, Barchester Care Home

The guys at AmbreStone Healthcare Equipment always give excellent advice and from there years of knowledge in the healthcare industry, they give efficient professional service.