utility rocking chair

Rocking Chair

This is a utility rocking chair. Utility furniture was furniture produced in the United Kingdom during and directly after World War II.


This has been in the same family and has witnessed good and bad times.
Reupholstered in a fabric by P&S, tartan. Framed cleaned and waxed leaving the historical patina.

Before and after

Before and After

Well, it’s not really. This is the first Kingston chair (on the left) we reupholstered as part of a group of six. The one on the right is, of course, one of the chairs before we *reupholstered it and on the left is the freshly reupholstered Kingston chair. We hope you like this strong demonstration of what we produce. It’s not often we get the chance to show a ‘before and after’ photograph.

*When we reupholstery an item of furniture we don’t always explain that the internals is also fixed, strengthened, re-foamed, wrapped, and re-sprung as required before we reupholster.

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Kingston Chair

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Uplift, repair, and return service​.

Repairs.
All types of repairs. Our Uplift, repair, and return service will fix the most common problems like the broken frame, replace springs and repair the under-seat platform. Ask for a specific quote. Prices include repair parts but may require additional parts like new bespoke foams or sprung units – please ask for a quote.  The uplift and repair service is £600

This standard service came from in the past collecting a sofa for repair and then collecting it again later for further repairs. Realise that it is far more cost-effective to uplift repair and refurbish a sofa all in one go.

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 replace the serpentine springs.

Additions can be new bespoke foam seat cushions, fibre back cushions, replacement legs and new seat cases. New feather inner cases to order.

victorian chaise lounge

Victorian Chaise Lounge

A classic victorian chaise lounge we reupholstered for our customer. Our customer sourced the fabric, it looks stunning.

We have restored and reupholstered countless chaise lounges over the years – here are some other Chaise Lounge examples Often they are in a bad state, the frames are delicate due to the fine design and long stretch between the legs and the coil springs will need replacing or re-tieing. All are repairable to make your Chaise Lounge as it was new.

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Knole Sofa

Knoll Sofa

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.

Victorian Chair

Years in Storage

This very pretty and delicate chair was stored by the customer for years in the garage with the intention to have it restored in the future. Our customer decided to have it reupholstered when she moved house (So we collected it from one address and delivered it to another).

It is a Victorian chair; we cleaned and waxed the wood, restored the internals and reupholstered it in the customer’s own fabric. Learn more about reupholstery fabrics

Look at the beautiful curve at the top of the back, the pleated arm fronts and the delicate braid edging – just lovely style and quality design.

Victorian Chaise Lounge

Victorian Chaise

A lovely Victorian Chaise Lounge.  We have reupholstered some 100s of chaise lounge.  Mostly Victorian and Georgian and some modern versions, they were particularly popular in Victorian days.  This example is unusual as it has a metal frame.  A total refurbishment and reupholster, we think she looks delightful in blue and we love the curved form of the front edge.  The fabric is a Linwood Italian velvet in a teal blue. Delivered to our customer in Darlington.

Where would you find such a quality classic like this in modern retail shops? – I’m in love.

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Ercol Chair

Ercol Chairs

A pair of Ercol chairs updated and uplifted in Linwood cotton print. Delivered to our customers home in Durham.

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BJ Upholstery in Darlington | Design it your way | Free Estimates | High-Quality Reupholstery Experts. We restore quality, important, historic, antique, and retro soft furnishings.

Specialist in: Sherborne – Duresta – Vale Bridgecraft – Parker knoll – Ercol – Cintique. All top brands restored, reupholstered, and altered as required.

Exceptionally crafted furniture repairs, alterations, restoration and reupholstery completed – nationwide service – contact us for details. Free Estimates | Reupholstery Experts.

1960s Sofa

1960s Retro

1960’s retro sofa with two matching chairs. Upholstered in a blue Wemyss fabric. All the wood was stripped back and waxed. More fabrics to browse on our fabrics page. Our customer bought the sofa and chair set some years ago second hand. Stored it for a long time, then decided to have it restored and reupholstered. We are glad to see a historic design icon saved to serve for many years in the future. A side note: If you look for a new equivalent to this style of sofa and of this bespoke quality you will need some thousands of pounds. This is a restored original.

Thank you to our customer to allow a few photos at delivery – they look stunning. Now living in the West End of Darlington.

Log Cabin

Chesterfield

Here is something a little different. We reupholstered a relatively recent Chesterfield sofa in a sunflower gold velour. The chesterfield was probably manufactured in the 1980s, so it’s not ancient like some we have restored. The dimensions are good, a deep seat and a slightly higher back. It was bespoke restored to go in our customers guest cottage/chill-out area at the home in the Cotswolds.

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Thank you Gill for sending the photos of the sofa in its new rather lovely new home.