If you’re looking for some home design inspiration, why not visit our Covers Centre in Preston for our Special NEW Room Plan Event. Come along on Wednesdsay 23rd or 30th January 2013 between 1-4pm for free, no-obligation tips and advise on creating the perfect look for your home. The event is completely FREE and there is no obligation to purchase.
You will be one of the first to our our NEW stunning Room Plan designs, with all product available from Plumbs to recreate beautuiful rooms in your home. See an information demonstration on The Art of Reupholstery, and enjoy free drinks and nibbles and a free raffle! You will also be able to take advantage of special event offers.
What’s more, we will create a stylish mood board for any Plumbs fabric you choose, which will be sent free to you 7 days after the event.
This is set to be a wonderful afternoon, so don’t miss out. It you would like to attend, please let us know (so we have plenty of free drinks and nibbles for you!). Call 01772 259 995 to book your free place. We look forward to seeing you there!
With just 47 days left to go until Christmas what perfect way to indulge in interior design and Christmas decor bliss than at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas! The event, held at Earl’s Court, London this week between 14th – 18th November promises to be full to the brim with sparkle, home craft and decor inspiration. Plus, this year we’re joining in the fun for the first time ever! Why not come along to our stand (1N70) and say hello – we’d love to see you there!
Here’s a little of what you can expect for this great day out…
The show has everything from Interiors and Furnishings to Food and Drink, and the latest festive fashions. Highlights of the event will include Christmas Room Sets designed by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen; a helpful ‘How to’ theatre full of DIY projects and craft idea; a winter catwalk and many more festive treats!
Over at the Plumbs stand we will have our very own reupholsterer Mick Delaney (as seen on TV!) who will be demonstrating the art of reupholstery live and in real time. Mick and handful of our consultants will be on hand to answer any of your reupholstery or loose cover questions.
One of our traditional reupholsterers - Mick Delaney
We will be taking all of our 600+ fabrics with us to Earl’s Court so you can get a real feel for exactly what we have to offer for transforming your furniture. With the festive season approaching and the new year just peeking above the horizon – now is the perfect time to consider a new look for your home.
So why not bring your family and friends and be inspired at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas! You won’t be disappointed!
Well we did it! After a year of cloak and dagger, our theme for the 2012 Preston Guild Trades Procession was unveiled in all it’s glory this weekend! We went with an Alice in Wonderland inspired float as the perfect way to showcase our popular motto: “We Can Cover Almost Anything!” The star of the show, Alice herself, came riding along the streets of Preston in a giant armchair covered in our popular English Poppyfields fabric.
The chair measuring 4.5m high and 3m wide, was followed by a float depicting the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, with different size and shape furniture, tea cups and even the Queen of Hearts! The procession was helped along by friends and employees of Plumbs all happily clad in Union Jack colours to carry on this Summer’s Great British patriotism and celebrate Great British craft!
Love Alice’s chosen fabric? Find out more about English Poppyfields and how it could look in your home…
At Plumbs we pride ourselves on our ability to cover almost anything, but this latest venture brings a whole new meaning to our motto! Installation artist Alice Francis is endeavouring to cover a complete Galloway Cottage (yes the EXTERIOR of the building!) with made-to-measure loose covers from Plumbs! The project comes as part of Scotland’s annual open studio arts and crafts event, the Spring Fling.
The aim of the temporary piece is, as Alice explains, to flout conventional expectations:
No stranger to the absurd and irregular, Alice’s artistic repertoire includes thought provoking pieces such as polishing white lines in the road in the Dumfries and Galloway countryside. Another memorable performance saw Alice in a pink rabbit costume, vacuuming local woodlands.
Alice chose Plumbs to help her with her latest piece, choosing one of our archetypal floral ‘Rose and Scroll‘ fabrics, more commonly found inside a traditional home. We’ve had great fun having Alice in our Preston factory and assisting with the cutting and sewing of the covers.
We cannot wait to see the final result, which will be erected next week on 31st May. It will remain, closely fitted around the building throughout the bank holiday weekend 2nd – 5th June. The cottage and it’s new made-to-measure cover will be highly visible on the B736, three miles south of Castle Douglas. Well worth a visit! We will indeed post the result as soon as we get our hands on some pictures!
Spring is the perfect time of year to redecorate your home. There’s nothing better than giving your home a wonderfully fresh feel after an uninspiring winter.
So what better place to gain a wealth of inspiration for your homes and gardens than Country Living’s Spring Fair? Coming to The Business Design Centre in Islington, London next week 21-25 March, the annual fair will be host to over 400 independent designers, small producers and craftspeople from across the UK.
What’s more, Plumbs will be one of them! So while you’re enjoying a great day out why not make it even better and give us a visit! We’ll be at stand M142 with details of our products, fabric ranges and real life re-upholstery live on the stand!
For more details of events we are attending close to you, click here to see this year’s events calendar! Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you next week!
If you’re looking for a great day out this weekend, why not make your way to Bicester Garden Centre and check out Plumbs’ stand. Our stand, which displays a range of Reupholstery and Loose Covers, will be at Bicester until 10th December. Plus, with Bicester Garden Centre boasting a spectacular Christmas display and a vast range of gardening stocks, you’re in for a real treat. Watch the video below to find out more about Plumbs at Bicester Garden Centre.
Located just off the A41 near Bicester Village, Bicester Garden Centre is easy to get to. Please do come and see us, located just behind the tills, and enjoy a great day out all under one roof!
The exhibition program for the year kicked off in March at the Country Living Spring Fair in London and the Retirement show in Manchester.
What is so striking about the exhibitions is that everyone who comes onto the stand is amazed – Plumbs in real life aren’t what they think.
The event was packed and we were busy on the Plumbs stand at Country Living Spring Fair. Lots of people were attracted by the live reupholstery demonstration taking place.
Around 600 people visited the stand and took samples and brochure. A further 84 requested a home consultant visit.
Lots of positive feedback from customers who came onto the stand to tell us how delighted they were with their recent Plumbs purchase.
More exhibitions on the way – come and see us……
Badminton Horse Trials – Badminton – 21/25 april
Malvern Spring Gardening Show – Malvern – 12/15 May
Holker Garden Festival – Holker – 3/5 June
BBC Gardeners World Live – NEC – 15/19 June
Hampton Court – Surrey – 5/10 July
Great Yorkshire Show – Harrogate – 12/14 July
RHS Tatton Park – Cheshire – 20/24 July
Burghley horse trials – Lincolnshire – 1/4 September
We have 50 Pairs of FREE tickets to give-a-way to the:
Retirement Show: Manchester Central (G-mex) 11-12 March 2011
The hugely-successful Retirement Show is the unique forum for all who are retired, semi-retired or who just aspire to retire. At each Retirement Show visitors can find out how to make the most of their retirement (or simply have a great day out!).
All you have to do is be one of the first 50 people to enter the FaceBook promotion and share it on your profile wall with your friends.
Last Friday Plumbs managed to raise a fantastic £421.86 for Children In Need. This year’s theme was ‘Show Your Spots’ and everyone showed their support by wearing spots to work on Friday. We even managed to find a spotty sofa in the factory providing the perfect photo opportunity!
Particular congratulations must also go to all of the canteen staff who raised £184.46 through the sale of cakes, Pudsey and Blush ‘ears’ (as featured in the picture) and spotty wristbands too. What a lot of cakes they must have baked!
In conjuction with the BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2010 on 16th – 20th June, we are giving a lucky winner the opportunity the chance to have a one-seater chair REUPHOLSTERED LIVE AT THE SHOW.
This fantastic prize is worth up to £1,000. Your chair would be collected from your home, reupholstered live at the BBC Gardeners’ World show, in your choice of fabric (from a selection of our top 30 fabrics) and then re-delivered back to your home.
To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize and seeing your chair transformed live at the show, upload a picture of the one seater chair you would like re-upholstered on the BBC Gardeners’ World show:
*£250 free soft furnishing accessories offer applies to all re-upholstery and traditional
finest furniture cover full price orders of 2 items or more. Acessories are: arm covers, fabric, scatter cushions, ottomans,
footstools. Offer applies to all fabrics (excluding dobby, hopsack, slub, cardinal and clearance) and cannot be used in conjunction with
any other offer or with Decra Furniture Covers & Designer Furniture Covers.