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Why Plumbs

Reupholstery means keeping treasured pieces in the family instead of sending them for incineration. It’s also great value for money.

If you’ve never had a piece of furniture reupholstered – like settee, armchair, or set of dining chairs – here are some guides  to help you make the right decisions. With 60+ years of experience, it’s no secret that we know sofa covers better than anyone – you’ve come to the right place.

  • Why reupholstery?

    Some people prefer reupholstery to tailored sofa covers because of the finish. However, it’s also true that, for some items of furniture, reupholstery is the only option.


  • Reupholstery or a new sofa?

    Reupholstery allows you to transform a loved or valued piece of furniture, including heritage pieces. It’s also a cheaper and more sustainable option to buying a sofa from new.


  • Caring for your upholstery

    The ways you care for your reupholstery can prolong its good looks and condition for years to come – simple tricks like vacuuming regularly, rotating loose cushions and spot cleaning.


  • Special offers - reupholstery

    You always get good value for money at Plumbs and we also run special offers on reupholstery fabrics on a regular basis as well as curtains, sofa covers and accessories too.

  • Classic reupholstery - what is tufting?

    There are different styles of tufting that create three different shapes. The classic Chesterfield, with its deep buttons, is a fine example of tufting. Many other styles have tufting too.


  • How to reupholster a recliner chair

    When your recliner arrives in our workshop for reupholstery, the Master Upholsterer will begin by reviewing the paperwork and photos submitted by your consultant.

  • UK-wide service
  • Family business
  • Made-to-measure
  • Free-in-home consultation
  • Over 800 fabrics
  • Quality guarantee

Shortlist your favourite reupholstery fabric swatches

We can send you a free swatch pack of up to 5 chosen samples through the post.
When you’re ready to talk through your options, it’s time to book a free visit from your local consultant. They have a lot of experience and can make sure your sofa gets the makeover you deserve. They can talk you through all your options – from colour to fabric and types of padding, filling and tacks.
We have a no pressure policy – your consultant is there to measure up accurately, help you understand your options and talk them through, provide a no obligation quotation, and look after your order.

Free home consultancy service

We have a number of consultants local to you, ready to transform your furniture.