People are loving what ReScot are doing

At ReScot we work hard to ensure that we offer our customers work that’s done to the very highest standard and at a price that makes getting your sofa recovered good value for money. Here’s an example of some of the comments we get from our customers:

“We could not be more delighted with the work carried out recently by ReScot Unholstery on our two tub chairs, which have been transformed from rather sad, cracked leather chairs into beautiful fabric-covered seating. George and his team were friendly, efficient and helpful with everything – we were amazed to find that the whole job was sorted in less than a fortnight – brilliant! The workmanship on the chairs is of the highest standard and we now have back in use some of our favourite seating. I cannot recommend ReScot too highly and we will definitely seek their services again whenever we next need anything reupholstered.”
Liz Humphreys

find-us-on-facebookWe love nothing more than seeing the reaction our customers have when they see their favourite old sofa completely revamped and in as good condition as it was when it was new. When we strip a sofa down we make sure that the frame is as solid as it was when it left the factory and most good quality brands like Natuzzi and Duresta really made their furniture properly. It’s such a shame that she many end up in a skip when the frames are still stronger, and the foams better quality than most you’ll buy these days brand new.

If you have a good quality sofa that fits your room we can completely transform it for a lot less than the price of a quality replacement and you’ll get years and years of use from it. Why not see what people are saying about our service on Facebook?

Change a Bonded Leather Sofa to a Fabric Sofa

What is Bonded Leather?

Many of the ‘affordable’ leather sofas in High Street furniture stores are not quite what they appear to be. When a real leather sofa is made, the upholsterer takes the cow hide and cuts it into the required shape. As you can imagine there are lots of off-cuts and small pieces of waste leather. All of this is gathered up and ground together by machine into a form of slimy, leathery mulch. This is then glued together with a special polyurethane glue and flattened out into a long sheet. When dry we have ‘bonded leather’.

bonded-leather-sofaBonded leather only needs to have 20% leather content but often has a lot more and it can look quite convincing, even smelling quite authentic when new. It can look great too, especially when brand new. The problem usually arises a couple years down the line when cracks start to appear and the plastic coating starts to flake off. Then it can look awful.

The shop you bought it from will say it’s fair wear and tear so you have no comeback. The only crumb of comfort may be that the sofa might not have been hugely expensive in the first place but as this can happen after a very short time it’s a real waste of money.

If you look at the red sofa on this page you’ll see that it was almost in new condition. The arms showed hardly any signs of use at all, the frame was still strong and the cushions were hardly worn. We recovered it in fabric for the customer but it was a real waste for that to happen so soon.

We would suggest when buying new that if you can’t stretch your budget to real leather try picking a fabric sofa instead of a bonded leather one. A bonded leather sofa might seem like a great deal at the time but you may well regret it down the road.

Bonded leather to fabric sofa


Rescot Upholstery reviews

Read some real reviews about reshot Upholstery on our Facebook page.

Everybody claims to be great at what they do. Some are better than others and we have seen some real upholstery horror stories. Over the years we’ve had loads of compliments from happy customers who have been delighted with the job we’ve done for them. Since we’ve set up our Facebook page you can now read some of the Rescot Upholstery reviews for yourself. Have a look at our Facebook page here.


Leather sofa recovery all over Scotland

You will not get a better or more competitive sofa recovery service anywhere in Scotland.

If you have a favourite sofa that you just love but it’s seen better days you don’t have to throw it away. ReScot can recover it in any way you like.

In the case below the customer loved the style of their leather sofa and couldn’t see anything in the shops that they preferred. In fact they had been looking off and on for more than two years but kept coming back to the fact that they loved their existing sofa.

They contacted ReScot and we sourced leather that was almost identical and completely recovered it. It cost them a lot less than the new sofas they were looking at too (and none of them had the build quality of this one…). Their sofa now has at least 10 years of life left in it and probably a lot more than that and the customer is “over the moon” with the result.

And did you know that when we are recovering your sofa we can make it longer or shorter, higher of lower to suit your exact reqirment? We can add a footrest or make a matching footstool from scratch. We can even make an additional single, double or sofa from scratch to match what you already have. Anything is possible, even if you see a sofa you like in a store we can make it for you for less than the store is charging.

Custom, hand made sofas at excellent value prices. Contact ReScot for a free quote.


This old Natuzzi leather sofa was broken and saggy. Not any more!

Rescot can repair ANY sofa regardless of its condition.

You would think that the below Natuzzi leather sofa would be completely beyond repair as the frame looks completely broken and the cushions have been compressed through use resulting in the leather becoming saggy and creased.

Rescot took the whole thing apart and, as it’s a good quality sofa the frame was completely fine. Just in case we added some reinforcement, some new webbing and we tightened everything up to factory specifications, we added new foam and put it all together again.

The sofa now looks to be in great condition and will give great service for years to come.

So even if you think your sofa is well beyond repair you’ll be amazed as what Rescot can do and how much money you could save.


Would you like to recover your Reids suite? We can make your favourite old sofa your favourite new sofa!

Reid Furniture was one of Scotland’s favourite furniture companies and from its factory in Hillington, Glasgow made high quality chairs and sofas that sold in big numbers all over Scotland.

Unfortunately Reid Furniture is no more but many of their suites are still loved and used daily all over the country. Unlike many of the sofas sold today on the High Street that are made in the far East from poor quality materials, Reid sofas were quality items. Solid hardwood frames, high quality springs and excellent foams meant that they tended to last for many years, rarely giving any trouble at all.

We come across many Reid sofas that were built in the 1970’s that are still in excellent condition. The frames are solid with no creeks or squeaks and the foams are still in good shape. Some of the styles have even come back into fashion!

reidsIf you have an old Reid sofa that looks like it’s seen better days  you should think about having it recovered rather than throwing it in a skip. We strip it right back to the frame, thoroughly checking it to ensure it’s completely solid and adding strengthening if required. We add new high quality foams and ensure that underneath it’s in first class condition before covering it in your choice of fabric or leather.

The cost is roughly them same as buying one of the cheaper sofas on offer from the main High Street retailers. However we can assure you that the quality of construction and materials will be of a far higher standard. Many ‘affordable’ High Street sofas are made from softwoods, hardboard, ‘bonded’ leather (scraps of leather glued together) and poor quality foams and fixings which are then packed into containers so tightly you often can never get the packing creases out properly.

Of course many new sofas available on the High Street are British built and of good quality but often people don’t realise they’ve bought an inferior sofa until they’ve had it for a year or two and it starts to creek when you sit on it, the cushions loose support and comfort and the leather goes really baggy and stretched.

If you have a quality sofa we reckon recovering it is a great idea. You can go from fabric to leather or from leather to fabric. The choice is yours (and you really do have a choice, we have literally thousands of stunning fabrics and leathers available).

Why not give us a call to find out more?


Cost-effective reupholstery for caravans, boats and motorhomes

Rescot Upholstery are experts in the reupholstering of caravan, boat and motorhome interiors.

We have a huge range of eye-catching but hard wearing fabrics to choose from that will transform the look and feel of your caravan or boat without bursting the budget.

All materials we use fully comply with British Standard fire regulations and we only use materials from suppliers we trust and we know from experience will stand the test of time. We take apart your seat units and if any cushions are badly worn we’ll either add padding to bring them back up to standard or completely replace them with new, high quality foam.

We can also supply new cushions and curtains in matching fabrics if required.

Rescot cover the whole of central Scotland and work regularly in all of the popular caravan parks on both the west coast and east coast of Scotland. Why not give us a call and see what we can do for you?


Mr and Mrs Bell – Sofa Recovery in Renfrew

Mrs and Mrs Bell from Renfrew, near Glasgow, were absolutely delighted with the sofa recovery we recently carried out for them. As you can see in the below image the result looks fantastic and Mr and Mrs Bell are enjoying the new lease of life their sofa has received.

Don’t Renew… Rescot!!


Welcome to the new ReScot website

Welcome to the new ReScot website. We’ll make sure that we keep our blog updated, highlighting some of the projects we’ll be working on and giving you a good idea of what we are capable of.

If you are interested in what we offer please feel free to give us a call anytime on 01236 761 808.