Custom made sofas | Contact BJU for more information | We make sofas to our customer’s requirements. Replicate classic and antique sofas and chairs or custom make a sofa based on one of our original designs to your specification. Reach out to Jo Griffiths to discuss. Shipping nationwide can be arranged.
Sofa pair. Upholstered in a coordinating fabric by Porter & Stone, P&S. This is a new fabric called Appledore.
This is a delightful sofa, a two-seater sofa we custom made a set of loose covers using the customer’s own fabric.
A nice example of a modern knole style sofa in Linwood Omega velvet print. The black sofa is already in place. We added new large scatter cushions in the Omega print to complement the newly upholstered sofa.
When your living room looks like this, would you ever go out?
Information: The original Knole Settee (also known as the Knole Sofa) is a couch chair that was made in the 17th century, probably around 1640. It is housed at ‘Knole’ in Kent, a house owned by the Sackville-West family since 1605 but now in the care of the National Trust.
National Service | A classic Chesterfield sofa reupholstered in customers’ own provided fabric. The fabric is a delightful cream velvet with a rather lovely wacky patterned fabric for the seat cushions. Heading back to Gloucester soon – Customer collecting. A pleasure to work with.
We handmade a bespoke corner sofa to fit the exact space in this room. Fabric is a Linwood Omega Velvet, colour teal. We added soft fibre back cushions along with foam seat cushions in a soft grade with a fibre top.
Handmade sofas our speciality as well as reupholstery repairs.
Customer made sofas and chairs | Contact us with your requirements.
This is a nice two-seater sofa originally with loose covers. We suggested the sofa would look smarter reupholstered fixed. This way we can achieve a more tailored fit.
The fabric is Ross Aquaclean.
Here is a photo kindly provided by our customer showing the ‘Loose Cover Sofa’ back in its home.
In a lovely blue fabric, this is a unique style sofa we reupholstered. Seen here just delivered to our customers home.
The curved detailed lines are really sharp on this fantastic sofa, we made arm caps for practice reasons as this soft will be used daily and the addition of the large scatter cushions really sets it off.
It’s a particularly large sofa that the customer has owned for years. The lady loved it could not find a replacement, therefore, had this one restored and reupholstered in Linwood Fabrics ‘Forget Me Not’ fabric which is discontinued now. We made the rather fine looking scatter cushions using the customer supplied fabric. Another one I want to take home 🙂
I recognised this sofa as soon as I saw it. Originally sold through Barker and Stonehouse furniture shop back in the 1980s. It’s a quality piece of classic furniture, basically a relaxed oversized Chesterfields sofa without the deep buttons. Originally retailed in a Kilim fabric that was slightly rough to the touch, a bit like a Kilim rug, they were super cool, stylish, massive and expensive.
We have reupholstered at least two in the last year, therefore, we know the quality of the frame. This example, our customer purchased for £50 🙂 Now it looks like a few thousand pounds. Stunning.
How lovely it was to come down this a.m and see her sitting in the place she had occupied since 1970. We are quite overwhelmed. An absolutely incredible transformation. Barry’s experience is second to none. The frame adjustments have given a new comfort and her new dress is stunning. Jo from our first meeting, I knew we were in good hands. Your warmth and lovely manner is very special. Thank you.
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
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.
Yes, this sofa is sixty years old. Made in the fab 1960s and purchased second-hand many years ago by our customer. Should they restore it or not was the question. They are so glad they did – delighted.
It is lovely and a design classic that will appreciate in value as an original retro classic.
Beech framed bespoke made to customers exact specification and dimensions. Made by us this bespoke sofa fits exactly in our customer’s kitchen. It is upholstered in AquClean – clean with water fabric.
‘3-2-1’. A three-seater plus a two-seater and a chair. A set of a modern ‘Saddle’ style lounge sofas and chair. We reupholstered this for our customer in a Ross Aquaclean fabric.
An Ikea sofa? Although it tends to be more cost-effective to reupholster high end furniture, retro, collectors and antique furniture we are more often now restoring, altering and reupholstering originally lower costed soft furniture, like this Ikea sofa; which looks and feels absolutely delightful.
Reasons vary; from the customer just likes the style and it fits the room to not able to find the style they like and sometimes just wanted to design their own sofa reusing an established frame for environmental reasons.
The benefit too is that once restored this sofa is something else. We strip the original sofa to its bare frame, fix and amend and make good all the internals then reupholster from there. Fabrics and materials are of a much higher standard and quality than those used for furniture manufactured to a tight budget. Therefore here we have a bespoke, customised hand-built high-quality sofa made in Britain that will last a generation. Is it still an Ikea sofa?
I may use this word too often, ‘stunning’ and I may say this too often, ‘I want to take it home!’ Both apply here. We restored this 1930s sofa and reupholstered in a mustard Linwood Omega Italian Velvet. The quality, detail and styling are exquisite.
Our customer looked for this exact style for some time, originally made in Denmark, she found it on eBay and shipped it to us. It’s art you can sit on.
I have been looking forward to sharing this item. A very rare and on-trend genuine Victorian sofa. It looks luscious in the customers’ own fabric – a rich port red. Unknown to most is the craftsmanship inside the sofa. Been a Victorian piece of a very high quality the frame was is strengthened by cast-iron bars. We renewed all the base webbing to be as tight as steel – the sofa can take it. And it looks very special.
An outstanding pair of classic sofas. In steel grey Linwood Italian velvet.
Its a really well-proportioned pair of sofas reupholstered in Linwood velvet with wool contrast piping.