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

Terracotta Chair

Designer Chair and Sofa

A fairly traditional looking chair but of good quality. Our customer selected a Linwood velour print fabric. The look of the chair is now something really special, a designer style chair and totally unique that will look stunning in any setting alone or with its matching sofa.

Lounge Suite

Lounge Suite

We were delighted to restore this contemporary Lounge Suite set for our customer. It had previously been re-upholstered by another company but our customer was never wholely pleased with it. It’s a very high-quality set therefore worth restoring again. The concern was, will it be right this time? Barry, our head upholsterer, stepped-in. He decided to redesign the reupholstery style based on the frame and his knowledge of this period brand. He bespoke tailor reupholstered the set based on the frame from scratch to restore it as the original. Our customer was delighted, relieved and pleasantly surprised. As we were too.

Lounge Suite
Loose covers for sofa - detail

Uplift, repair, and return service​.

Repairs.
All types of repairs. Our Uplift, repair, and return service will fix 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 £400.

This standard service came from in the past collecting a sofa for repair then collecting it again later for further repairs. Realising that is 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 replaces the serpentime springs.

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

Dark wood rocker

1930’s Oak Rocking Chair

We are delighted to restore this sprung rocking chair.

Our customer loved the chair but it was past its best. To buy a new chair or restore the old was the question. It fits nicely in the conservatory, the customer liked the style so she decided to instruct us to restore the wood back to its original colour, re-web (under seat springing) and reupholster with all new foam padding.

The result is a fine quality bespoke restored chair.

Dark wood rocking chair
Dark wood rocking chair - detail of new webbing

We used Ross fabric as selected and think it works really well.

Note the all new webbing and fabric under cushion sleeve as it was originally.

Cafe-seating-Reeth

Cafe Seating – Commercial

We are proud to work on this brand new – soon to open a cafe in Reeth, North Yorkshire. Located in a basement, this new cafe has tiled wood floors and contemporary bench seating. Our customer selected the AquClean commercial fabric that can be cleaned with just water. The pistachio colour looks great against the ‘wood’ floor. Upholstered new bench seating.

Cafe Seating

Cafe Seating
Cafe-seating-Reeth

We made the frame and the bespoke foams for this too.

Cafe Seating - frame
Cafe Seating
Fireside Chair

A Lovely Fireside Wingback chair

Parker Knoll made this style of chair famous. Wingback chairs have been made for hundreds of years – the wing to shelter you from draughts and to rest your head. Our customer selected a lovely wool mix plaid tartan and asked us to self pipe the edges.

It looks really elegant and styling, now updated and more fitting to a contemporary or traditional home.

A chair like this is a valuable asset to any family and it may live in a number of rooms in the future. Very lovely.

Fireside Chair
Dining chair denim Aquaclean -close

Dining Chairs upholstered in Denim Blue AquaClean Fabric

A set of 4 good quality light wood dining chairs that are used daily. We fitted new seat foams and upholstered in a lovely denim blue AqaClean fabric.

AquaClean looks just like a quality soft to the touch fabric with the additional benefit of easy clean – spills and marks can be simply wiped off with a cloth and water, nothing else.

Perfect for eating areas and busy living rooms.

Dining Chairs
Dining Chairs

We are really delighted with the chairs. Thank you very much. Elaine W.

Artist chair by Ed Luz - back

Artist chair by Ed Luz

A lambing chair that we reupholstered for artist Ed Kluz.  Ed is a painter, illustrator, and printmaker.  He designed the fabric for this chair for an exhibition in The Scottish Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh.  3rd – 27th October 2018.

Artist chair by Ed Luz

His work explores our relationship with the past through notions of English Romanticism. Read more about Ed.

Historic chair

Historic chair

A Historic chair with a story.  Originally a retirement gift to an Oxford Professor in 1930’s and discovered by our customer in a cottage attic in Leyburn, North Yorkshire.

Our customer provided the in-keeping fabric and it looks rather amazing.

 

If only it could talk 🙂

Commercial Upholstery

All Commercial and manufacturing work completed

Commercial Work.

Pubs, Clubs, Bars, and Restaurants, Hotels etc.

Fast service at competitive rates.

Here are a few commercial jobs we have completed – doctors surgery seating, Pub, Bar Restaurant and Hotel and kitchen diner.

Commercial Upholstery
Bespoke bench breakfast room

Traditional wingback chair restored and updated with an ‘on-trend’ fabric.

We often talk with customers who want to update or change the fabric on a chair or sofa.

The hurdle often can be the price.  It costs more to reupholster say a Next Interiors or Laura Ashley chair than it does to buy a new one.  The great thing about the likes of Next Interiors or Laura Ashley is that they are ‘on-trend’ and the fabrics used are very lovely to look at.  The negative is that they are made to a price and probably mass produced in China or India – nothing wrong with that as it gives us a great deal – but they are made to a price and engineered to last just a few years with average use.

For value for money and a piece of furniture that will last much longer your better off buying an older quality chair and investing in a restoration of your design.

Here is an example of a fairly standard traditional wingback chair restored and updated with an ‘on-trend’ fabric.  Costs a bit more, take a little more time to instigate but made to your style using British craftsmen and quality fabrics.  There is no other like it!

Wingback chair

Chaise Long restoration

Chaise Long restored and reupholstered to ‘as-new’.

Ready to serve and look stylish in any home for another 100 years

Chaise Long

We restore antique furniture as originally built using tie-in coil springs and modernised wadding with rubberised ‘horse hair’. So the result is a classic handmade piece of historic furniture you can use every day and will last far longer than a modern version.  I’m in love!

Dining Chair Seat Pads Reupholstered

Dining chairs come in many styles

This one is dark teak framed chair with a heavy rubberised and foam seat pad which is very firm to sit on but extremely comfortable for all sizes and weights – adults and children alike.

A super quality chair that is part of a ten-set we reupholstered in a beige weave durable fabric for a long dinner service!

Teak dining chair

 

Here are two Antique Dining chairs with reupholstered seats and pin edged corners.

Dining chairs with pin edged corners

Lovely!