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How Well Do You Know Your TV Sofas? Find Out By Taking The Quiz!

Producing a hit television show is about more than just casting a bunch of great actors to read from a knock-out script. What’s equally important is creating a set and building a unique surrounding that will make a lasting, memorable impression on the viewer. This includes everything from how a mirror should hang, how many chairs are placed around a kitchen table, and of course, the strategic placement of the all important centre of the home – the sofa!

Did you know that, in the Will and Grace apartment, set designers were so committed to creating authenticity that the pieces of mail that sat on the coffee table would be addressed to the characters who lived in that apartment!? It’s a prime example of how crucial set design can be to the making, and success, of a TV sitcom – and the sofa, of course, is no exception.


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*This competition is now closed

Vote in our Twitter Competition and you could win a newly reupholstered chair!

Please welcome Roger, the rattan relic, and Freya, the floral firecracker, as they go head-to-head in a battle for survival! Plumbs have intercepted these two chairs on their journey to the scrap heap, but only one can be saved... And their fate rests in your hands.

 Roger Freya

Who stays? You decide!

Click on the links above and show your support for the chair you think deserves a new lease of life. Who knows – the winner could soon be sitting in your living room!

Both Roger and Freya have their strengths, but who will be victorious when the two contestants compete for their chance to be fully refurbished?

Which will be reupholstered and returned to its former glory? And which will be eliminated, cast aside for a destiny on the scrap heap? (we’ll actually recycle the loser – no extra landfill, honest!)

Voting is easy –

  • Simply click either chair to tweet your support for the one you want to save.
  • Those that tweet to save the eventual winner, will automatically be entered into a competition to win the chair that has been crowned victorious.
  • Once votes have been counted and the results are in, the competition winner can then choose how they’d like their chair to be reupholstered, from a range of selected fabrics*.

*Terms and Conditions

  1. The competition will run for 4 weeks until the 12/06/14.
  2. Only 1 entry per twitter user will be counted (where more than 1 entry is made, both entries will be classed as void).
  3. This competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18 only.
  4. The draw will be made at random from all entrants who voted for the chair with the most overall entries. The winner will be able to choose a fabric from a range pre-selected by Plumbs – no other will be made available.
  5. The winner must accept the item as it is provided and no adjustments may be made.
  6. The winning chair will be delivered within 12 weeks of the date that the winner is announced. We can only deliver to areas of the UK that are covered by our Reupholstery delivery service – please contact us for more information.
  7. By entering into the competition you agree to be involved in promotional activities if you’re drawn as the winner – this will include, as a minimum, photography with the winning chair and a photo of the chair in your home/office.




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WIN 2 Tickets to the RHS Flower Show at Hampton Court!

The flower show season is just around the corner and we're giving away 2 tickets to the RHS Flower Show at Hampton Court to one lucky winner.  Head over to our facebook page for your chance to play and win!  While you're there why not have a look at some inspiring design images and tips, or drop us a quick message - we'd love to hear from you!

Don't forget, Plumbs will be exhibiting at many shows across the UK - click here to see when we will be visiting a venue near you.  Enjoy a great day out and pop over to say hello!


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Our Royal Break competition winners

This Spring, 24.5 million of us tuned in to watch the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge finally tie the knot. To commemorate the occasion, you may remember Plumbs ran a competition to give you the chance to win a luxury Royal Break for two in various locations around the UK.

The question we asked you was: Which Royal couple’s wedding date is in 2011? The answer of course was William and Kate. We’ve caught up with a couple of our lucky winners to see how they enjoyed their prize.

Margaret Healey from Cheshire chose to travel to Edinburgh and experience a tour of Holyrood House and afternoon tea at the Balmoral Hotel. Margaret said ‘It was interesting learning about the history of the Scottish Kings and Queens’ and thanked Plumbs ‘for a most enjoyable two days.’

Jean Blackford from Kent chose a trip to London where her tour of Buckingham Palace had the unexpected added bonus of watching a film about the making of Katherine’s wedding dress and shoes. Afterward, Jean enjoyed afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason where she ‘felt like a V.I.P.’ Jean described her trip to London as ‘perfect in all ways.’

We would like to say a big congratulations to all of our lucky Royal Break winners and hope that you too enjoyed your trips and Royal Wedding souvenirs as Margaret and Jean did.

Keep your eyes peeled for future competitions and great offers coming to you from

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