Frequently Asked Upholstery Questions
If you bought a quality sofa 10 or so years ago it’s very likely that it’s better built that most of the sofas in High Street stores available today. Many of these ‘affordable’ sofas are made from inferior materials with poor quality cushion foams, poor quality springs and using frame materials such as softwood and chipboard. They often use ‘bonded’ leather which is actually made from scraps of leather that are glued together with a vinyl topcoat made to look like real leather. It’s not real leather and won’t last like it.
After a year or two these sofas tend to start looking tired. Cushions sag, leather starts to split and frames squeak and often fail. A quality sofa that’s been made from superior hardwood frames with dense foam cushions will outlast one of these many times over.
We strip your sofa back to the framed strengthen or repair any frame of spring issues. We add new padding where necessary and recover it. Your sofa is literally returned to ‘as new’ condition and should last many more years and certainly for longer that a new ‘affordable’ High Street sofa.
We are master upholsterers so are experts in our field. We are also a small company so control everything ourselves. Our low overheads mean we are very unlikely to be beaten on cost.
We get most of our business through word of mouth recommendations so we know we have to leave our customers happy. We only use the best available materials from the country’s leading upholsterers. We never cut corners and that’s a promise.
We offer a no-obligation quotation. We visit your home and bring our range of fabric and leather samples with us. We listen to what you are trying to achieve, look at your chairs or sofa and give you advice and a price for doing the job. We don’t employ salespeople so you’ll never be pressured into ordering something you might later regret.
The person who visits your home will most likely be George who is a master upholsterer himself. He will give you all of the advice you need quickly, will give you a price on the spot and will then leave you to make up your own mind.
We are based in Calderbank, near Airdrie in Lanarkshire only a mile or so from the M8. We cover the whole of the central belt of Scotland. From Ayrshire in the west to Edinburgh and the east coast. We work as far north as Dundee right down to the Scottish borders.
Obviously every sofa is different, some are simple, others highly detailed and ornate. A very rough idea would be that it would cost a similar amount to have a good quality sofa recovered that it would cost to buy a new ‘affordable’ sofa from a High Street retailer. The new sofa is likely to last a few years but your quality reupholstered sofa should outlast it many times over.
Call us for more information on 01236 761 808. We can usually give you an idea over the phone once we know some details about your own individual sofa.
Yes, all fabrics and foams we use have passed the UK Government flame retardant regulations as well as the test for abrasion (BD2543). All filling materials meet the Furniture and Furnishing (fire safety) regulations 1988 to BS 5852 Part1 Source 0 and 1.
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We don’t use any hard-sell techniques and that’s a promise. We can usually give you a price quickly over phone and can visit your home to give you an accurate quote free of charge.