Category Archives: Reupholstery

Snub armed bedroom chair in Linwood fabric.

Bedroom Chair

Upholstered in a Linwood Tweed Fabric this occasional chair, around 20 years old, is ideal as a bedroom chair with its medium-deep 10-button back detail, snub arms, and featured wooden legs. Despite its relatively young age, it carries the style essence of Georgian or early Victorian eras.

With its curvaceous design, including a front cushion that gently curves under your legs, wings, snub arms, and a beautifully curved back, this chair exudes timeless elegance. It’s well-proportioned, fitting snugly into smaller rooms, bay windows or kitchens, and makes for a delightful addition to any bedroom. We’re delighted to complete the upholstery job for our customers.

National Service Reupholstery Experts. High-Quality Reupholstery. We restore and reupholster quality, important, historic, antique, and retro soft furnishings – for when it needs to be perfect –

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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.

Howard & Sons Chairs

Howard & Sons Chairs

Reupholstering Your Howard & Sons Chairs with BJ Upholstery of Darlington

Nestled in the heart of Darlington lies a hidden gem of craftsmanship, where tradition meets expertise. BJ Upholstery of Darlington is an excellence in the realm of furniture restoration and upholstery mastery. Specialising in the rejuvenation of Howard & Sons chairs, straight from the heritage of London, BJ Upholstery is more than just a workshop; it’s a sanctuary for your cherished pieces of furniture.

Craftsmanship Beyond Compare

At BJ Upholstery, craftsmanship is a passion that flows through every stitch, every detail, and every restoration project. With a legacy spanning three decades, Barry Griffiths honed his skills to perfection, blending traditional techniques with modern innovation to traditionally restore your beloved Howard & Sons chairs.

Specialists in Reupholstery

Your Howard & Sons chairs deserve nothing but the best, and that’s precisely what BJ Upholstery offers. As specialists in reupholstery, we understand the tradition of these iconic chairs, ensuring that each fabric choice, each stitch, and each layer of padding is meticulously crafted to restore your chairs to their original glory.

Upholstery Expertise Unmatched

When it comes to upholstery, expertise is paramount, and BJ Upholstery is a family business with a keen eye for detail. From selecting the finest fabrics I’m following traditional techniques using modern methods as required. Whether it’s a simple refresh or a complete restoration, trust BJ Upholstery to complete the job perfectly.

Restoration Wizards

Preserving the heritage of your Howard & Sons chairs is our utmost priority. With a deep respect for the history and craftsmanship embedded within each piece, our restoration processes employ gentle yet effective methods to breathe new life into your chairs while retaining their original charm. From repairing structural integrity to bespoke additions and trims, BJ Upholstery takes pride in preserving the essence of these timeless treasures.

Experience the BJ Upholstery Difference

When it comes to entrusting your Howard & Sons chairs to experts, look no further than BJ Upholstery of Darlington. With a dedication to excellence and preserving heritage, we invite you to experience the unparalleled craftsmanship and personalised service that define us. Let BJ Upholstery restore and reupholster your cherished furniture and create new memories for generations to come.

Please reach out to us to discuss your specific requirements or to book an appointment with Barry and Jo Griffiths and the team at BJ Upholstery | 01325 483817

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Areas We Cover.

We are often asked about the areas we cover for furniture collection. In general, we provide a national service, but our collections are primarily in Darlington, North Yorkshire, and up to Newcastle. However, we have also had customers ship furniture to us from Portugal, Ireland, and France, so location isn’t a problem as long as you can get the furniture to us. We offer free, expert advice on reupholstery and restoration jobs, and we can guide you on how to ship your furniture to us. It’s simpler than you might think. Feel free to contact Jo Griffiths at BJ Upholstery to discuss your requirements.

Barnard Castle Barton Caldwell Catterick Co Durham Cotswolds County Durham Croft Darlington Durham Eppleby Gainford gloucester Harrogate Heighington Hurworth Lartington Leyburn London Masham Middlesbrough Middleton St George Mowden Nationwide Neasham Newcastle-upon-Tyne Newton Aycliffe Northallerton North East North East England North Yorkshire Ravensworth Reeth Richmond Scotland Sedgefield Stockton Stockton-on-Tees Stokesley teesside Tees Valley thirsk UK Wales Yarm

Contact Jo Griffiths  01325 483817. M. 07488 326432.

Multiyork

Multiyork

A pair of Multiyork chairs were updated and reupholstered.

We restore and reupholster quality, important, historic, antique, and retro soft furnishings. Sherborne – Duresta – Vale Bridgecraft – Parker knoll – Ercol – Cintique – George Smith – Wesley-Barrell – Tetrad Furniture – Delcore – Heals designer sofa – Jane Churchill – Multiyork

chaise lounge

An in-progress chaise-long

We’ve noticed we haven’t shared many before-and-after photographs lately. Initially, we believed customers preferred seeing the finished product rather than the work in progress or the product on the bench. However, we’d like to showcase an example of our traditional craftsmanship. On the left, you can see the chaise lounge in progress, undergoing preparation for reupholstery; Hand-tied coil springs supported by the jute webbing underneath. Additionally, on the back, you can see the preparation for insulating the hand-pressed, hand-tied buttons. While on the right, you can admire the finished article.

Before and After

Before and After

We transformed a leather chair and sofa by adding a coordinating fabric seat cushion and a scatter cushion. The difference is truly remarkable! Our skilled craftsmen can breathe new life into your furniture too. Don’t settle for outdated or worn-out pieces, let us give them a fresh and stylish look. Contact us with your ideas. For more Before and After photos follow this link.

Howard-style chair

Howard-Style Chairs

A reupholstered pair of Howard-style chairs reupholstered in the customer’s own linen fabric.

We have finished reupholstering a pair of Howard-style chairs for a customer in London. The end result is a light inviting coordinated pair of occasional chairs. The Howard style chair is a classic fit anywhere chair and these look lovely in a powder blue linen.

A fantastic way to breathe new life into quality items and create a unique statement piece for your home.

Designed Sofa

We recently had the opportunity to work on a truly unique project – reupholstering a sofa using rugby shirts! The client had a design to incorporate the sponsor brand and the shirts, and we were more than happy to bring that vision to life.

The process began when the client sourced the perfect sofa and had it shipped to us. The sofa had a classic design that would perfectly showcase the rugby shirts.

Next, we carefully disassembled the sofa and began the reupholstering process. It was important to us to follow the client’s design, ensuring that their vision was realised. Each rugby shirt was meticulously cut and sewn together to create a piece.

Once the reupholstering was complete, we couldn’t help but admire the final result.

We were honoured to be a part of this unique project and always strive to bring our clients’ creative ideas to life.

Wood Frame Chair Restoration

Take a look at this stunning bespoke occasional Wood Frame Chair Restoration. We restored the exposed wood frame, fixed the sprung platform and replaced the foam padding, and gave it fresh upholstery in a quality fabric. So the end result? A chair that looks and feels as good as new, if not better! With its newfound durability and looks, this chair is ready to serve our customers for years to come. Now a one-of-a-kind piece!

Duresta

Duresta Sofa and Chair

A Duresta sofa and chair we reupholstered in velvet. Duresta is a fabulous quality brand and always worth reupholstering. Once completed they are as good or better than new, as we use only top-grade products and fabrics a reupholstered example will last a very long time. Learn more about Duresta

Specialist in: Sherborne – Duresta – Vale Bridgecraft – Parker knoll – Ercol – Cintique – George Smith – Wesley-Barrell – Tetrad Furniture – Delcore.

” Fabulous service from Jo and Barry – they’ve taken my tatty, faded Duresta four-piece suite and turned it into a stunning centrepiece for our new home. The new fabric now matches the quality of the underlying frame and finally we have a sofa that looks worth what we paid for it!!
Highly recommend for the quality of service, extensive fabric selection and high quality of the finished product – I’m over the moon!!! “

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