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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.

Custom-Made Bespoke Sectional Sofas

Bespoke Modular Sectional Sofa Set

This video showcases our exquisite bespoke modular sectional sofa set, meticulously crafted to tailor-fit any space. Seating Configurations: Our versatile design offers configurations including a loveseat, chaise, three-seater sofa, and the flexibility to configure any number of seats into a corner sofa or an L-shape. Each section ingeniously incorporates a storage box, minimising wasted space. Additionally, you can personalise your design with any configuration and our optional slot-in arm feature. Ideal for apartments, offices, living rooms, and bedrooms seeking both style and space optimisation, our sectional sofa set offers unparalleled versatility. Available in a wide range of fabrics, with optional integrated lighting and numerous customisation options, it seamlessly integrates into any interior aesthetic. Thanks to its modular design, delivery to any location is easy, allowing a better seating option in larger spaces and the trickiest spaces.

We are pleased to offer a complimentary consultation and personalised advice to help you create your ideal modular sofa set. To schedule a telephone appointment, please reach out to Jo Griffiths.

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Loose Covers

Let’s talk about loose covers.

Back in the 1980s, loose covers became really popular. The idea was appealing, the sofa body was plainly upholstered in a base cloth, a calico for example and the cover pulled on with fixings at the back by ties or velcro. Some sofas came with two sets of loose covers so you could switch seasonally or fancied a change. You could order new loose covers too and we have made many replacement loose covers over the years. The downsides are that when washed the covers tended to shrink which made re-fitting a bit of a battle, once fitted they tend to lose the tailored look and looked a little miss-shapen and untidy. Avoid washing if you can, if you do, re-fit when damp.

Can we make new loose covers for a sofa?

Yes, we can make loose covers for any sofa or chair. We tailor make the covers to fit the furniture bespoke tested against each panel. We do not replicate using the original covers as a template. We can make loose covers for a sofa or chair that previously did not have loose covers and we can fully upholster a sofa or chair traditionally too rather than staying with loose covers.

Is there another loose cover option?

Yes, fully reupholster the furniture and add full-size arm caps and removable cushion cases. This option allows you to remove and wash the main fabric areas with the benefit of the fitted upholstered look.

Photos of loose covers we have made are shown below.

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See Our New Offers Page

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

Offers

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.

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Ikea Sofa in Blue Plaid
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Swivel Chair

Deep T Swivel Chair

How about a bespoke contemporary chair made just for you, just the way you like it. Made to order to your exacting requirements. The Deep T chair can be made static with a choice of legs or – like this one – it can swivel, ideal for a corner to allow the chair to slightly turn for conversations or serious watching TV and set in a wider area like a large window to allow full view or change of light.

We make these chairs to order in any fabric from our catalogue or supply your own fabric. This piece was ordered with thick bolster cushions. You can specify shapes and styles of the cushion shape and filling consistency.

The styling is contemporary so it will fit with a traditional home or a modern home.

Contact us for fabric samples and the price list. Or just to chat through your requirements. We can deliver nationwide.

Football Shirt Chair

Football Shirt Chair

Our customer wanted to present the football shirts he had collected over the 30 years working with world-class footballers. Rather than frame the shirts or keep them in boxes in the loft, his idea was to upholster a chair using the gifted and signed shirts. We now refer to this bespoke upholstered chair as the Football Shirt Chair.

We provided a traditional Parker Knoll-style chair, changed the legs, restored the internals and followed his exact instructions as to where each shirt should show. The chair was to tell a story of his professional life.

It will sit in Grant’s office at his new home in the Scottish highlands next to the picture window that looks onto a mountain. It will be a great talking point and a reflection piece of art for the proud owner.

Grant kindly outlined the story behind the Football Shirt Chair below:

I can’t tell you how delighted I am with the work you were able to do with the ‘football chair’ we designed. It will have a special place in our new home on the Isle of Arran when we move in the summer.
 
I have spent the last 32 years working in elite professional football & worked for The Football Association, Glasgow Rangers FC, Middlesbrough FC & Manchester City FC. I am a physiotherapist by profession & have worked for a number of years as a performance lead in professional football. I have collected many shirts from players, who are just ordinary people but special performers, who I have worked with over this time & I wanted to create a piece of ‘artwork’ that depicted my journey & the impact in a positive way they have had on me.
I now deliver leadership talks on my journey globally & I will reference the chair from what I learned on my journey & the lessons I learned from working with some great people. It also allows me time to look at it & reflect on key decisions moving forward inspired by the people I have worked with.

 
Grant Downie OBE
Consultant in medical & performance solutions
www.grantdownie.co.uk

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Wesley Barrell

Wesley Barrell Chair

Good Quality Furniture Will Last and Last.

Buy quality furniture and it will last a lifetime, actually better value than buying new. We reupholstered this fine Wesley and Barrell chair which was purchased over 20 years ago – maybe more.  Wesley-Barrell, a British company since 1895 makes traditional and contemporary furniture.  Restored and reupholstered furniture is returned to our customers in ‘as new’ condition, to last another 20 years – now that is good value!

We reupholster all high-end soft furnishings. Exceptionally crafted furniture repairs, alterations, restoration and reupholstery completed – nationwide service – contact us for details. Free Estimates | Reupholstery Experts.

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Kingston High Back Dining Chairs

We reupholster quite a lot of these lovely high back Kingston chairs.

Reupholstered Kingston High Back Dining Chairs.

Lovely coordinated set of Kingston chairs.

High back dining chairs

Kingston High Back Dining Chairs

The Kingston Chair High Back Dining Chair features clean contours and a scrolled back. The Kingston is an elegant design that is suited to most homes.  The quality of this style of chair varies by manufacturer, indeed low price copies of the original can be found online.  The better levels of quality are worth reupholstering.  We strip to the frame, check and repair, re-web and spring, re-foam/pad and upholster as required.

More reupholstered Kingston chairs

This example has an oak frame and polished legs.

 

This is an original Kingston High Back dining chair – circa 1930s. The set was lovingly restored in our workshop.

Kingston Chair - original

 

Great to work on an original.

A loose cover set made for six Kingston chairs

Kingston Chair - loose cover-set of six

Kingston Chair Loose covers - on benchOur customer designed the large pleated skirt that hides the legs to produce a very stylish looking chair. The fabric chosen was a ‘Linen Look’ Aqua Clean fabric that can be cleaned with just water.  I want some just like this!

Kingston Chair reupholstery review on Google.
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Before and After Kingston Chair Reupholstery.

Linwood Fabrics

B J Upholstery is proud to be a partner stockist of Linwood Fabrics. Linwood Fabrics are available by the meter or can be ordered for a reupholstery project.

View the full Linwood Fabrics range at our shop

Superior reupholstery and restoration of upholstered furniture. Celebrating 30 years reupholstering soft furniture, antique, modern, retro and historic upholstered, all types of furniture professionally reupholstered.

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1930s Chair in houndstooth by Linwood-matching sofa

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How much did it cost to reupholster your sofa?

Price depends on the condition therefore the amount of time to strip and restore the springs and padding etc.

The main element that contributes to cost is the fabric, how much you need (a deep button back sofa like the one show will use more fabric) and the cost of fabric per metre.

Three Seater Sofa

When we strip a sofa or chair we are able to see all the joints and clips etc that hold the frame together and attach the springs and in some cases mechanisms.  So, often we can’t tell exactly how much work is involved.  Therefore we assume some internal repairs are required and factor this in to the cost to reupholster your furniture.

How to clean your upholstered furniture

There are ways of dealing with sofa cover marks but always check the label first to save yourself any mistakes.

Every week: a once over with the vacuum will keep your upholstered furniture looking nicer for longer. Use the appropriate tools and try to get right into all the nooks and crannies.

Clean loose covers: Simply pull them off and clean them – hurrah. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions – some covers may be dry clean only. If they are washable, replace the covers when they are slightly damp (but not wet) to recreate the shape and fit.

Clean washable fixed covers: A mild solution of washing-up liquid or laundry detergent and warm water should shift unsightly marks. Test it on a hidden area first and allow to dry to check it won’t damage the fabric. Take care not to get the area too wet and dry as quickly as you can – dab off what you can with a dry cloth, open windows or even get the hairdryer out. A slightly stronger cleaner for upholstery is vinegar – dab neat white vinegar onto the stain, then follow with a mild soap solution, followed by plenty of clean water and dry quickly, as above.