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Upholstery Service

Upholstery is our speciality - commerical, domestic and antique. Whether you want to revive a family heirloom or simply recover modern furniture to match a new set of curtains, we offer a bespoke service.  

Quality is the most common reason why our customers decide to re-upholster their furniture. Most people already own the best quality furniture they will ever buy. Many people just want a new look, a different colour or just a change of scene. But they don’t want the inconvenience of replacing their furniture because it fits the room and is comfortable.

We will call to visit at a time that is convenient to you, where we will show you large range of fabric samples in the comfort of your own home.  

We will provide a free no obligation quotation. You are under no pressure to go ahead. The free home visit is purely advisory and puts you under no obligation to buy. Alternatively, you can come and visit us at our workshop.

We can collect your furniture and deliver it once completed at a time convenient to you.

Our highly skilled craftsmen and women will choose the best combination of traditional and modern techniques, together with the most appropriate materials for each particular job. Nearly all of our work is completed by hand.

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For anyone who would like to upholster a piece of furniture themselves, we can provide you with everything you will need, including a few useful tips, listed below, free of charge.

DIY Upholstery Supplies & Sundries
If you cannot find what you're looking for here, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Foams & Fillings
Any size foams cut to order. Large sheets of foam available; Chipfoam sheets; Feathers available for cushions or by the kilogramme bag; Horse Hair available by the bag; Latex cushions and sheets; Adhesives available - from single heavy duty spray cans to large cartons; Polyester wadding; Polyester fibre cushions.

Zig Zag springs cut to order or available by the metre; Double coned upholstery springs; Spring units (mesh); Tension springs; Spring stretchers; clips and nails.

Upholstery Tools
All types of upholstery tools and machinery available; Hammers, Pliers, Knives, Mallets, Hog ring pliers, Hide stretchers, Ripping chisels, Staple removers, Foam cutting saws, Hand staple guns, Electric staple guns, Pneumatic staple guns, Compressors and Glue guns.

Upholstery Tips
When considering re-upholstery, always try to include replacement foams and cushions within your budget. This will greatly enhance a tired piece of furniture, transforming the appearance as well as adding to the comfort.

Where upholstery is soiled or dirty, always use a specialist cleaner. Although lots of fabrics can be washed at low temperatures (40oc), washing machines do tend to wear piped edges far quicker.

Regularly turn your cushions where possible. This helps to even out sun damage to furniture.

Try not to leave repairs too late. A simple spring problem, if left, can eventually split the main frame, causing considerable damage and turn a cheap and simple repair into an unnecessarily long and costly one.

Choose your fabrics wisely. What appears to be a cheaper range can turn out to be a false economy for furniture that receives a lot of traffic. More is less in the long run.

As members of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, all our work is Quality Assured.

Always choose Diane Merner Upholstery Services

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