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Duresta-sofa-in-Ross

Duresta Reupholstery and Repair Specialist

Duresta sofas and chairs often visit our workshop.

Duresta has been established for 80 years, and we appreciate the quality construction and care to detail.

At BJU, we specialise in reupholstery alteration and repair to Duresta, where we skillfully restore furniture to its former glory or alter based on customer requirements. An example is when we meticulously replaced the arm fabric (provided by Duresta) and facing that had become a target for our feline friends’ claws. Employing our expertise, we deconstructed the damaged areas and replaced the original fabric, leaving your furniture looking and feeling as new.

Indeed we’re able to customize the frame size of all sofas to suit your specific needs. We re-sized a Duresta three-seater sofa to perfectly fit a bay window.

Jo thanks so much my furniture is amazing. I’m absolutely over the moon. We won’t hesitate to recommend you to family and friends.

Pauline, Chester-le-Street.

Loose covers for sofa - detail

Uplift, Repair, and Return Service​.


All types of repairs are covered through our Uplift, Repair, and Return service. We address common issues such as broken frames, spring replacements, and under-seat platform repairs. Our prices include most repair parts; however, additional components such as bespoke foams or sprung units may be necessary at an additional cost—feel free to inquire about a quote for these items. The Uplift and Repair service is priced at £650, inclusive of complimentary collection and delivery within Darlington. In most cases, we will repair and rectify common issues and make your sofa good for many years in the future all in one go.

For areas beyond Darlington, please arrange shipment to our workshops. We currently use Proovia Couriers. For a precise estimate, please request a specific quote.

How the Uplift and Repair came about:

Over the years we have collected sofas and chairs for repair, occasionally retrieving them again later for further repairs. We realised the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of conducting all necessary preventative repairs and refurbishments in one comprehensive process while the furniture was in the workshop was a better idea. For instance, if a customer’s sofa has broken springs, we address that issue along with checking and tightening the frame, and replacing the platform, all while the sofa is disassembled on the bench. Cost-effective and prevents further disruption.

What is Covered in the Price

The uplift and return delivery to your home. Check and make good the frame, springs, webbing and any other issues like ripped platform.

Every job is different. Usually, a sofa will come into the workshop for one repair item, while it is there we check and repair all as stated above included in the price.

An Example

A customer contacted us to repair a ripped platform (the fabric liner under the seat cushions). We suggested the Uplift, repair, and return service​. On investigation, we found the cause of the ripped platform was sagging springs. So we replaced the serpentine springs and checked the frame which prevents future damage.

Options are bespoke foam seat cushions, fibre back cushions, replacement legs and new seat cases. New feather inner cases to order.

We Complete All Repairs to any Upholstered Furniture.

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See Our New Offers Page

We are so busy we are making an offer to customers who can wait until early next year for their furniture to be restored or reupholstered. You can save up to £500 on fabric when you book a reupholstery or restoration job. Go To The Offers Page

Offers

How to achieve up to a £500 saving

Ask us to quote you for your next job including fabric purchase from us and take a 10% discount from the RRP price of the fabric. A saving of up to £500.

This offer is for jobs booked in before 31st August 2020 to be collected in January 2021. Fabric can be selected at any time so you can take your time choosing the perfect fabric once the job is booked. We will post out as many samples you need. Read more about this offer.

About Our Fabrics

All our fabrics are of first quality, meet current legislation and come with a guarantee. We are stockist of some of the most versatile quality fabrics available in the UK and we have worked with most for over 20 / 30 years., for example, Chatsworth Fabrics, Linwood Fabric, Porter and Stone and Ross Fabrics.

G-Plan-Sofa
Ikea Sofa in Blue Plaid
Victorian Sofa
Fireside-chair-wool
Traditional-sofa-coordinating-chair
Cintique chair

Cintique Chairs Restored Including Wood Frame

Cintique restoration specialists.
Cintique has been designing and manufacturing high-quality, comfortable chairs and sofas since 1908.

We are delighted to deliver back to our customer this lovely pair of Cintique chairs that were restored and reupholstered as per the customer’s specifications.

The frame was worn and scratched after some 40 years of use so the customer decided on a full re-varnish of the frames in addition to a full reupholstery restoration- the detailed result below.

It’s so nice to see a bespoke restoration come through the workshop.

We restore all brands of furniture: Specialist in: Sherborne – Duresta – Vale Bridgecraft – Parker knoll – Ercol – Cintique – George Smith – Wesley-Barrell – Tetrad Furniture – Delcore.

Bespoke replacement foams

Replacement Cushion Foams

Replacing cushion foams on your sofa/chair can bring it back to life, and make your furniture look better and more comfortable.

Replacement, cushion, foams.

New Foam inners - completed
Foam cut to size

All our replacement cushions are made to order in our workshop, bespoke to each case and your preferences.  We fit the replacement foams correctly to your cushion cases and can collect and deliver if required.  The replacement foams are fire retardant and come with a  fibre wrap and a stockinette outer for a soft touch.

Pricing

Depending on the size and shape the price for an average 26″ x 23″ x 6″ is in the region of £125 each. A large two seater sofa pair of seat foams tend to be about £275 – less if we can.  Please contact us for an accurate price – remember to include dimensions and your location if you require collection and delivery.  Our prices include the correct fitting to the case but not the disposal of the old foams. *Due to recent price increases, I am afraid, please check with us for the updated pricing.

Ask questions about Replacement cushion foams:

Sofa half replaced seat foams
Leather chairs - before and after

Bespoke replacement foams
Foam-padding
 
Bespoke built to fit replacement seat foams.
Bespoke built-to-fit replacement seat foams.

Bespoke built-to-fit replacement seat foams.

Leather sofa - new seat foams

Above is a fixed-seat leather sofa. We replaced all the seat foams and boosted the arm foams.