Making a request

How to obtain new or second-hand furniture.

All requests for furniture should be made to the Furniture Office via the Furniture request form. If you are unsure what services we provide please see links below.

You can also contact us by phone or email to discuss your request, prior to submitting the furniture request form.

If you are increasing the number of people within the room or area, please contact Small Projects and Minor Works Department in the first instance.  They will advise if the room and surrounding area are able to cope with an increase in capacity.  Please contact Small Projects and Minor Works Department at

If you are not increasing capacity, or the increase has been agreed (copy confirmation required), please complete the Furniture request form.

Lost or Replacement Keys

If you require a new set of keys, these can be obtained from Office Specialties on 01750 720745. They will send the keys to you and invoice you directly.  A purchase order number will be required at time of ordering.

If you require urgent access to a locked cabinet, please contact Furniture Store on 0131 650 4366

Supply of new and second-hand furniture

All requests are considered and furniture provided will be appropriate to the users concerned. Where possible, good second-hand furniture will be supplied.

If new furniture is required, advice will be given on suitable options, dependent on the location and use.

We place all orders and arrange deliveries. We can also arrange the uplift of existing items where applicable.

Second-hand furniture

When items returned are in good condition, we will offer this furniture to other departments before supplying new. Our stock of second-hand furniture is dependent on what is being returned from other areas of the University. 

We cannot guarantee exact match in product code or finish. If you are unsure that items being provided are suitable, a photograph of the item (where practical) can be provided.

New furniture

If we are unable to provide suitable second-hand furniture, new furniture can be supplied.

There may be a charge to the department for new furniture, you will be advised prior to placing your order if this is the case.