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Our Services include:

  • Reupholstery.
  • Sofa repairs.
  • Chair repairs.
  • Spring replacement.
  • Motorcycle upholstery.
  • General repairs
  • Furniture upholstery.
  • Exotic car upholstery.
  • Custom upholstery
  • Full Upholsterer Services.
  • Antique chairs and sofas reupholstered.
  • Upholstered furniture repairs.
  • Curtain making and installation.
  • Bespoke headboards made to order.
  • Bespoke footstools made to order (see video above).
  • French polishing and wood furniture restoration.

We Specialise In the Restoration and Reupholstery of The Following Brands:

Sherborne – Duresta – Vale Bridgecraft – Parker knollErcolCintique – George Smith – Wesley-Barrell – Howard and Sons

Sherborne Upholstery. We specialise in the restoration, reupholstering, repair and adjustment of all Sherborne Upholstery furniture. Sherborne produces recliner chairs and settees, contemporary corner suites, traditional fireside chairs, and adjustable beds.

Duresta. We specialise in the restoration, reupholstering, repair and adjustment of all Duresta furniture. Duresta has made luxurious upholstery in Nottinghamshire since 1938. British handmade furniture created by skilled craftspeople, using the best materials. A lovely English style, with a unique and individual touch. There are a number of Duresta sofas in our ‘Our Work’ section on the website. One in particular I like is the Duresta sofa we adjusted by reducing the width of the sofa to fit perfectly in a bay window.

Vale Bridgecraft. We specialise in the restoration, reupholstering, repair and adjustment of all Vale Bridgecraft. Mostly traditional, fixed upholstery and some contemporary sofas and chairs. They also produce Recliners and Lift & Rise Chairs. Built upon a solid wooden frame, an exceptional handcrafted manufacturer.

Parker Knoll. We specialise in the restoration, reupholstering, repair and adjustment of all Parker Knoll furniture. Frederick Parker started the business in 1875 using British craftsmanship in London. He learned his craft from his father, a cabinet maker, and then passed these skills on to his sons. A stylish British classic. All the Sofas and Chairs at Parker Knoll are handcrafted in Britain to an extremely high standard, always a pleasure to work with. We have seen hundreds of Parker Knoll chairs and sofas in our workshop. I remember them being classic chairs back in the 1990s, and they still are. They are compact so they fit in small homes, and apartments nicely. Usually, we clean and wax the wood legs but we can also send the item away to be re-finished as required. Personally, I like to see a little patina.

Ercol. We specialise in the restoration, reupholstering, repair and adjustment of all Ercol furniture. Very distinctive in style Ercol produce bentwood furniture along with sofas, armchairs, and footstools. Started in England in 1920 it remains a quality product that we have worked on for 30 years. The chairs with a bentwood frame and an arched back supporting delicate spindles. The wood selected was originally English elm – a wood previously thought impossible to bend because it distorted. Ercol is a work of art and fits in any home. They are a modern classic that just goes on and on. We have restored hundreds of sets, chairs and sofas including the classic Ercol daybed. We can refinish the frames as required, but most customers just leave as they are to show the aged patina and replace the cushions and foams. Modern foams are so much better, soft to the touch with a firm hold.

Cintique. We specialise in the restoration, reupholstering, repair and adjustment of all Cintique furniture. In 1908 Cintique, originally a beech frame manufacturer was founded by Jack Cinnamon. Located in London, the company was in the heart of the UK and well known for high-quality manufacturing. Frames are refinished as required. We love reupholstering these quality classic chairs and sofas.

George Smith. We specialise in the restoration, reupholstering, repair and adjustment of all George Smith furniture. Stylish traditional furniture made in workshops in the North of England. Influenced by early nineteenth-century furniture makers with a contemporary style for our lives today.

Wesley-Barrell. We specialise in the restoration, reupholstering, repair and adjustment of all Wesley-Barrell. furniture. Traditional furniture that has had roots in Witney, Oxfordshire since 1895 and now, with 12 showrooms across the UK.

Howard & Sons. Howard & Sons have been crafting superlative seating for more than 200 years.  We restore the originals and the many versions of this timeless iconic chair. 

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Furniture Retailers Supported

John Lewis – Barker and Stonehouse – Furniture Village – Barkers of Northallerton.
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See ‘Our Work

High-Quality Bespoke Service

All our work is bespoke reupholstery, every job BJ Upholstery produce is guaranteed for 3 years.  Barry, our head upholsterer, works on every job to ensure the outcome is to his exacting standards.  Restored and reupholstered furniture is built to a much higher standard than say factory produced furniture.  The fabrics we use are only high-quality upholstery standards,  not ‘made to a budget’ like factory-produced furniture.  The difference is astonishing. This is a handcrafted bespoke service – once you have experienced it, anything else will be just a compromise.

Areas We Cover

North East England And North Yorkshire, UK.  We Can Collect And Deliver Nationwide.

We are based in Darlington and provide reupholstery services and repairs in Darlington, up to and including Newcastle and all of the North Yorkshire area. Including Richmond, Northallerton, Barnard Castle, Leyburn, Durham, Middlesbrough, Stokesley, Sunderland etc. North East England and North Yorkshire, UK.  We proudly offer a national service. Contact us for an estimate, and we’ll assist you with transportation links. Alternatively, you can deliver the furniture to us. Once the job is completed, we’ll give you a call and provide photographs of the item completed and wrapped ready for collection.


Our shop offers you the opportunity to view examples of our work along with an extensive range of fabrics for you to choose from, as well as helpful friendly advice. With the workshop located above the showroom, Barry and Jo are on hand 6 days a week to assist you. You can browse through our fabric samples at your leisure and we even provide a loan service so you can take them home to match samples against your décor.

Do I Need To Book An Appointment To Visit The Workshop?

It is always advised to book an appointment with us.  This way you will not have to wait to be seen and can receive the best possible service we have to offer. Everyone who comes to visit our shop will be guaranteed a warm welcome.

The other benefit to booking an appointment before you visit is that you will be able to give us an indication of what you are looking for and give us the opportunity to personalise your visit.

To book an appointment simply fill out this form and send us a request. We will do our best to book you in at your most convenient time and you can expect a response within 24 hours.

The workshop is in Darlington, Co Durham, UK.

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See Some Examples of our Work ‘Before and After’

A Broken spring can be quite annoying; we can provide a complete service from replacement spring through to a complete overhaul.

Deep buttoned sofas can be especially quite difficult but, a work of art when completed.

From small jobs to full suites re-upholstered, we can provide a complete professional and friendly service!

BJ Upholstery Offer Reupholstery, Furniture Repair, Chair Upholstery, Sofa Reupholstery And All Types Of Reupholstery.

Replacement Cushions

Also, let’s not forget the all-important replacement cushions – Foam, Feather, and fibre…… can be replaced to give your furniture the lift it needs.

French Polishing

We also have an excellent French polisher, our wood repairman, he also works with cane and reeding.

We have a wide variety of skills here at B.J. Upholstery and it will ensure we offer you the best from the start of the job through to returning the item to you. If you have any inquiries feel free to contact us or visit the showroom.

We will travel far and wide to see customers; with a customer base that extends over many areas of the UK.

We look forward to hearing from you all and giving your upholstered furniture the tender loving care it might require.

Specialising in reupholstery, loose covers & furniture repair – Be our next satisfied customer!

• Is your sofa looking worse for wear? Let us give it a new lease on life!

• With 30  years of experience, you can be sure your furniture is in the safest hands

• We can supply a wide range of quality fabrics to give your furniture a totally new look.

• Free estimates available, pick up and delivery are included in the price.

• Just give us a call, and we will be happy to help Phone now at 01325 483817 -or- Send us a Message

Upholstery North East England And North Yorkshire, UK.

• Are your cushions beginning to sag? We have foam, feather, fiber inners all available & made to measure

• Have you had a spring give way on you? Not a problem we can replace it!

No Job too small, antique or modern, headboards and footstools made to order!

We also work with leather, assuring you that we can provide a complete upholstery service.


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