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Commercial & Contract Upholstery

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We have many years experience of professionally carrying out upholstery services for all types of commercial customers. The short video above explains a little about our Commercial & Contract Upholstery service.

A rare hotel piece recently re-upholsteredA rcommercial re-upholstery order packed for despatch A rare hotel piece recently re-upholsteredA rcommercial re-upholstery order packed for despatch A completed order of new chair cushionsA pair of re-upholstered corner seats A newly re-upholstered pub bar seating areaRe-upholstered pub bar seating and backrest with matching stools

UK wide Commercial / Contract Upholstery Service

Our Bristol based showroom and delivery vanAn order of church kneelers awaiting despatch

We're based in Bristol and collect and deliver locally in our own vehicles.

However we also work with commercial customers from all over the U.K…. Much of the work we do is made from scratch and so can be despatched when complete to wherever you wish.

outdoor cushionsOutdoor Cushions
"We received all our newly reupholstered chairs back this morning, and they look great, thank you very much for the excellent and speedy work!"
Jo Harris, Community Library Manager, Wiltshire Council
Our staff outside our Bristol Showroom A dated chaise longue in a drab grey materialThe re-upholstered chaise longue in a bright modern check fabric
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We were proud to have been the selected upholstery company to Bristol's historic Old Vic theatre, during its recent major £26 million refurbishment.

Or, if you have existing items that you’d like us to work on, and you’re not local, then if you can get it to us… then we can gladly work with you, regardless of where you're based!

Our staff outside our Bristol Showroom A dated chaise longue in a drab grey materialThe re-upholstered chaise longue in a bright modern check fabric

We’re proud to be the preferred commercial upholstery company for many…. hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs, offices, shops, night clubs, public reception areas & waiting rooms, social & sports clubs, hospitals, care homes, schools, colleges, holiday parks, churches, dentists, doctors, events companies, theatres, wedding venues, furniture removal companies, car dealers, railways, film companies….and virtually every other type of business you could think of!

New fixed commercial seating upholstery for a sports clubhouseA newly re-upholstered clubhouse seating area New fixed commercial seating upholstery for a seating areaA newly re-upholstered clubhouse corner seating area New fixed commercial seating upholstery for a seating areaA newly re-upholstered clubhouse corner seating area


We are just as happy either working direct for you as the 'end customer', or as your reliable sub-contractor for projects that you are handling on behalf of your own commercial clients.

Our Staff

Our staff outside our Bristol Showroom Staff hard at work in our upholstery factoryAnother view of our Bristol based upholstery factory workshop

We permanently employ over 30 local staff and we're proud to say that more than a third of them have been with us between 10 and 28 years.

They work in well lit, purpose built spaces and have all the necessary tools, raw materials and machines readily to hand, thus enabling them to produce an excellent standard of work.

A booth area required bespoke seat and backrest cushionsThe booth area complete with the new bespoke cushions

Our Showroom

We are probably unique in having a permanent 3,000 sq ft Showroom, open Monday to Saturday 9-5, to show you over 4,000 fabrics, as well as 20 foam types for you to sit and lie on.

Our new customer viewing gallery walkway
Just part of our new Customer Workshop Viewing Walkway

Proudly made-to-measure in BristolWe’ve also recently added an 8o foot long ‘Customer Workshop Viewing Walkway’ as we have nothing to hide and we actively encourage you to see how we work! Click here for more details. If you are unable to vist our showroom, then we are equally well set up to serve you, at a distance, wherever you are based.

Commercial / Contract Upholstery Services we offer

We are very happy working on upholstery jobs as well as those involving sewing to any degree.

Our highly experienced in-house team of upholsterers, cutters and machinists enable us to successfully tackle a very wide range of upholstery and sewing jobs, large and small.

An in-house upholsterer renovating a customer's chairThe finished chair ready to be despatched to the customer The set of repholstered armchairs in a modern check fabricA re-upholstered wing chair in a stylish check fabric


Of course we are able to help you if you would like furniture professionally re-upholstered. This includes stripping the item down to the frame, replacing any springs or webbing as required and then carefully re-upholstering the piece in any of hundreds of our Contract fabrics, or we can use your own fabric if you prefer.

Re-upholstered window seat for a pubPub furniture re-upholsteryStaff work on a htel lobby seatThe re-upholstered seat in situA tired and worn office chairA re-upholstered office chair - like new again!Bespoke seating and upholstery for a cocktail barPart of a re-upholstered seat for a cocktail bar

Cushion refilling

An example of our commercial cushion refilling service

We have vast experience in refilling cushions and transforming uncomfortable cushions that have lost their comfort and appearance. Our Cushion Refilling Service applies to cushions in many types of commercial situations like Hotels, Clubs, Restaurants etc. Click here to go to our dedicated site for further information.

Bespoke seating and upholstery for a cocktail barPart of a re-upholstered seat for a cocktail bar

Leather Repairs & Re-colouring

Leather chairs demonstrate the difference between before and after our leather cleaning and re-colouring service

We offer a comprehensive, professional leather repair and re-colouring service.

As seen above, we are able to transform tired, dirty, discoloured leather and bring it truly back to life!

This can be carried out at your premises if you are a business or in your own home if you are a private customer.

Our Mobile Leather Technicians have many years experience so all our work is carried out to a very high standard.

Many other upholstery and sewing jobs…

We have also worked with commercial customers who have asked us to carry out a myriad of different jobs, many of which have been one-off or unusual projects.

A customer's chair is stripped of old upholstery A customer's chair is stripped of old upholstery Re-upholstered restaurant chairsRefilled nightclub furniture cushions Cushions for outdoor seating areas Our staff outside our Bristol Showroom

These have included…

Upholstering a GIANT pair of 'headphones' for a new product launch

Upholstering headboards for a high end Hotel in London

Designing and creating 450 cushions to fit an unusual design of event chair

Sewing and upholstering display boards for a chain of shoe shops

Refurbishing bedroom chairs for Marriott Hotels

Re-upholstering patient examination tables and dentist chairs

Re-upholstering the 'fixed' seating areas and individual chairs of numerous pubs and restaurants

in-house machinists and cutters An order fo re-upholstered stools is deliveredre-upholstered reception chairs A newly re-upholsetered office reception chairOur lorry is loaded with a customer's order

Cutting and sewing of bespoke scatter cushions in the commercial customer's own fabrics

Working with the designer of a new nightclub to upholster numerous pieces of furniture, make bespoke curtains and create 200 specific size loose cushions

Creating cushions to make life more comfortable for 150 outdoor event goers!

Supplying bespoke 'wipe-clean' mattresses for pod accommodation at music festivals

Rectifying damage to furniture on behalf of furniture removal companies

Repairing and refurbishing vehicle interiors for dealers before putting on sale

Creating bespoke carriage cushions for a northern steam railway

Creating bespoke pew cushions and kneelers for places of worship throughout the U.K., including Canterbury Cathedral!

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PLUS… The upholstering of 100 pieces of modular furniture for Olympia Exhibition Centre in London! See the story of this order below….

Olympia wooden furniture arrives from our commercial customer not local to us
As well as a delivery of hundreds of metres of fabric for the furniture upholstery
We added the foam…
…And Dacron wadding
The upholstery process begins
Table Protector Vinyl Fabric
Some of the completed order
A taster of how the furniture…
…Will look when in situ
Packed and ready for collection
This 7.5 tonne lorry needed 2 trips!


We fully understand the specific requirements to which fabrics for commercial projects need to comply, both from a fire aspect and of course the required durability.

Our showroom interiorcomprehensive fabrics samples service

We have a huge range of Contract fabrics on display in our Showroom, and we have a full- time 'samples lady', Debbie, who can post fabric samples to you if you can't visit us.


Some of the projects we are asked to take on involve a requirement for new foam. Where this is the case, we are perfectly geared up to help. This is because we have numerous foams available and unlike many upholstery companies we don't just buy foam in 'sheets'.

Our foam stored on the premises

Instead we start from huge foam blocks, weighing a quarter of a tonne, and from these we can then create whatever shapes, sizes and profiles your project may require.

If you are able to visit us we have all these foam types on display in our Showroom. Not only in seat sizes, but also in bed sizes, so you can try out the various foam options until your heart's content!

Finding out more…

Whatever type of commercial project you may have in mind, from one item to hundreds…..we're keen to discuss it with you! On the very rare occasions that we can't help on a particular project, we'll tell you, so as not to waste your time!

We promise you a friendly and professional response… just give us a call on or drop us an email to

Re-upholstered chairs in a modern check fabric…
…A wingback chair in a contrasting check upholstery fabric…
…More re-upholsterd chairs to compliment the others above…
…A modern green check fabric completes the set
We strip off the old covering…
…Right back to the original frame
A once tired and unloved piece of furniture…
…Fully transformed,ready for many more years use
Our new showroom has thousands of fabrics swatches on display
Enjoying our 'Kid's Zone' while Mum & Dad browse our Showroom!
We're asked to re-upholster all manner of items from 'treatment tables'…
…To rare Hotel lobby furniture, tired and in need of our upholstery 'magic'…
…The original furniture is stripped right back to the frame…
…And expertly re-upholstered in one of the 4,000 fabrics we offer!
Ercol dining chairs…
…are a speciality
Original, dated Cushions…
…brought right up-to-date!
Original 1960's covering…
…brought right up to date
Worn and torn dining chairs…
…given a new lease of life
Why buy new…
…when you can re-upholster!
A tired, worn and outdated sofa before…
…and after we've worked our magic!
Come and try our different foam types and unique 'Mattress Menu'

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