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BJ Upholstery provides reupholstery and repair services in Leyburn. A small town in North Yorkshire.

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.

Parker Knoll Retirement Chair Tartan Moon Wool fabric 2

Parker Knoll Chair

Parker Knoll Retirement Chair Tartan Moon Wool fabric.

I recall them been old chairs back in the early days – here we are still restoring and reupholstering Parker Knoll.

A 75-year-old Parker Knoll Chair | Awarded as a Retirement Chair at some time for services on the railways. Covered in a lovely Wool Tartan Moon Fabrics. We have reupholstered Parker Knoll chairs and sofas throughout our 30-year history. Note the red pins near the feet – it’s all about the detail.

Parker Knoll Chair
Parker Knoll Retirement Chair Tartan Moon Wool fabric 2
Detail of quality of work

Reupholster and Restoration – Detail of the quality of work

Here are two occasional chairs we restored and reupholstered.

I’ve added nice close-up photographs to show the detailed quality of our work.

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I am often asked ‘what will it look like when it comes back’.  Our reupholstery service is not a second option to buying new. When we restore a chair or sofa etc we re-manufacture to the highest standard.  In some cases actually better than the original mass produced furniture or as close as we can when restoring ancient and antique furniture.  For example, we will use tacks and horse hair to match ancient reupholstery work.

chaise lounge

The restoration and reupholstery of an Antique Chaise Lounge

A chaise lounge is an upholstered sofa in the shape of a chair that is long enough to support the legs.

This rather lovely 100 year old chaise was restored and reupholstered by BJ Upholstery – below you can see it on its journey.

chaise longue

As it started.

chaise longue - restoration

Removeing the dislodged coil springs.

Frame re-structured and webbed. Deep button back completed. Spring. were re-tied in

chaise longue. Now fully restored and upholstered ready to last another 100 years.

Free Home Visit Reupholstery Quote

North East England and North Yorkshire.

Are you thinking of re-upholstering a chair or sofa, restoring an antique or reinventing a historic find?

The quality of older furniture frames and structure is far better than most modern sofas and chairs. Restored and upholstered professionally an older chair or sofa will outlast most modern version and of course be so much more unique, hold its value and also you will find the proportions a little more generous.

BJ Upholstery offer a free home visit and quote in the North East and North Yorkshire. Request here.

Re-upholstered sofa

Reupholstery quotes are available in the North East and North Yorkshire.

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 Barnard Castle, Leyburn, Durham, Middlesbrough, Stokesley, Sunderland etc. Other areas, please contact us.