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BJ Upholstery provides reupholstery and repair services in North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales.

Parker Knoll Chair

Parker Knoll

A beautifully restored pair of exposed wood Parker Knoll fireside or occasional chairs. We meticulously stripped and waxed the frames, bringing out the natural grain and lustre of the wood. The chairs have been expertly reupholstered, blending timeless elegance with modern comfort.

A pair of Parker Knoll exposed wood chairs. We wood-stripped and waxed the frame and Reupholstered.

Parker Knoll Chairs before

We tend not to publish the “before” images often as they can make our website pages look a bit drab. However, I think this pair of Parker Knoll chairs made in 1950 justifies showing you what we can produce. Consider how much service this pair of chairs has given over the last 74 years. After our restoration, you can see how great they look, how sturdy they feel, and how comfortable they are. This usable pair of chairs are a design icon and from an environmental standpoint It’s the perfect way to furnish your home, and from a design standpoint, why wouldn’t you want something beautiful, interesting, and unique in your home?

Duresta

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 County Durham Croft Darlington Durham East Cowton Gainford gloucester Harrogate Hartlepool 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.

Multiyork

Multiyork

A pair of Multiyork chairs were updated and reupholstered.

We restore and reupholster quality, important, historic, antique, and retro soft furnishings. Sherborne – Duresta – Vale Bridgecraft – Parker knoll – Ercol – Cintique – George Smith – Wesley-Barrell – Tetrad Furniture – Delcore – Heals designer sofa – Jane Churchill – Multiyork

Sofa Chair Set

An adorable two-seater sofa and a matching pair of chairs we recently reupholstered in a stunning Wemyss Fabris! The classic colours and high-quality fabric make this set a perfect addition to any living space. Not only does it add a touch of elegance, but it also provides comfortable seating that will last a lifetime.

Wemyss Fabrics
Wemyss is dedicated to producing high-quality fabrics with a wide selection of beautiful textures, patterns, and colours. Most fabrics are 75% natural fibres to ensure a lovely handle. They provide a quality, stocked service for interior designers and retailers.
Wemyss From £35.00 to £75.00

Before and After

Before and After

We transformed a leather chair and sofa by adding a coordinating fabric seat cushion and a scatter cushion. The difference is truly remarkable! Our skilled craftsmen can breathe new life into your furniture too. Don’t settle for outdated or worn-out pieces, let us give them a fresh and stylish look. Contact us with your ideas. For more Before and After photos follow this link.

Geometric pattern chair

Reupholstery Progress

Geometric pattern chair | We don’t often catch furniture as we reupholster in the workshop often but we did catch this great occasional contemporary chair on the bench and then in our customer’s home. The fabric was provided by our customer, a Geometric pattern that really makes the chair stand out as a design piece.

Pieces like this are artwork that we can sit on (if allowed).

Duresta

Duresta

One of our favourites, Duresta are extremely well made robust and classically stylish soft furnishings. Contemporary in design, they are a modern classic that can be restored and redesigned many times.

We reupholstered this delightful Duresta chair in the customer’s own fabric from a village near Whitby.

Duresta | BJU are Duresta specialists. Repairs, restoration and reupholstery. We even re-sized a three-seater sofa to a two-seater sofa to fit perfectly into a bay window. Here is a recently completed reupholstered Duresta sofa reupholstered in a Ross flat weave fabric.

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

Corner sofa

Corner Sofa

A lovely corner sofa. I have not seen one of these corner sofas for a while. Super practical, use space beautifully and on-trend.

This corner sofa we restored and reupholstered for a customer in North Yorkshire.

Exceptionally crafted furniture repairs, alterations, restoration, manufacture and reupholstery completed – nationwide service – contact us for details.

Free Estimates | Reupholstery Experts.

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.

Loose covers for sofa - detail

Uplift, Repair, and Return Service​.


All types of repairs are covered through our Uplift, Repair, and Return service. We address common issues such as broken frames, spring replacements, and under-seat platform repairs. Our prices include most repair parts; however, additional components such as bespoke foams or sprung units may be necessary at an additional cost—feel free to inquire about a quote for these items. The Uplift and Repair service is priced at £650, inclusive of complimentary collection and delivery within Darlington. In most cases, we will repair and rectify common issues and make your sofa good for many years in the future all in one go.

For areas beyond Darlington, please arrange shipment to our workshops. We currently use Proovia Couriers. For a precise estimate, please request a specific quote.

How the Uplift and Repair came about:

Over the years we have collected sofas and chairs for repair, occasionally retrieving them again later for further repairs. We realised the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of conducting all necessary preventative repairs and refurbishments in one comprehensive process while the furniture was in the workshop was a better idea. For instance, if a customer’s sofa has broken springs, we address that issue along with checking and tightening the frame, and replacing the platform, all while the sofa is disassembled on the bench. Cost-effective and prevents further disruption.

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 replaced the serpentine springs and checked the frame which prevents future damage.

Options are bespoke foam seat cushions, fibre back cushions, replacement legs and new seat cases. New feather inner cases to order.

We Complete All Repairs to any Upholstered Furniture.

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.

You can ship your furniture to us and arrange collection once completed book a quote here