Christmas in the Workshop

Christmas in the Workshop? No, we will be taking a hard earned break after a very busy year!

We will be back in the workshop during what we like to call “Twixtmas”. Those semi festive, but non Bank Holiday days at the end of December. If you are reading this blog from our waiting list, we will get to you next year.

Furniture Repairs Plymouth - leopard print chairs- Andrew Marks Furniture Services

2022 has been an eventful year for Andrew Marks Furniture Services. On top of our mobile furniture repair service and studio upholstery work, there have been big changes behind the scenes.

Our trainee Archie has been very busy learning to sew under the expert tutelage of Niki at Niki’s Soft Furnishings. He has also been learning to drive with the fantastic Belt Up Driving School in Plymouth. He passed his Driving Test just before Christmas – Congratulations!

Heirloom - Finished Project Featured Image - Andrew Marks Furniture Services

Our favourite workshop restoration this year was this 100yr-old heirloom, Edwardian Club Chair. We were able to sympathetically recover it in a fine leather supplied by Crest. You can read about the process here.

Over the summer we decided that our website needed a revamp and contacted the Web Design and SEO Company. Their team not only delivered this shiny new website, but also came up with a great logo which is more closely aligned with our mission and values.

A day out at the Cornwall Business Show resulted in new contacts and new opportunities. Andrew Marks Furniture Services is please to announce that all staff will be attending Dementia Awareness training next year.

The cherry on the cake of 2022 was gaining our Trading Standards Approved status. As far as we know, we are the only furniture repair and upholstery company in Devon and Cornwall to achieve this.

Furniture Repairs Plymouth - Christmas lounge - Andrew Marks Furniture Services

Finally, no Christmas in the Workshop post would be complete without our Seasons Greetings.  Andrew Marks Furniture Services would like to wish all of our clients, customers and suppliers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Thank you for trusting us with your heirloom furniture, your emergency furniture repairs and everything else in between.

Antony Jefferies
Recliner Repair

We ordered a recliner from a local shop. Unfortunately we had a problem with the motor and the company arranged for Andrew Marks to visit us. He was excellent and it was sorted within couple of days.

Peter Anderton
Leather Repair

On-time. Polite. Efficient back office and admin. All marks magically removed from our light grey leather chairs. Exactly what they “say on the tin” What more could one want in this day and age?

Susan Hume
Seat Interiors

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value. Andrew and Archie reupholstered our leather sofa cushions last week. The results are better than we could have hoped. The job was done so professionally we would have no hesitation in recommending this company. Thanks for a great job, well done!

Wooden Furniture Repair

It was great! All went smoothly. Andy was clearly knowledgeable and gave us an expert assessment of our table. Thank you.

Karen Chapman
Bespoke Upholstery Commission

A superb job - my Grandma's old chair now looks lovely and is so comfortable. Very friendly service and I would recommend them highly.

Mr & Mrs B
Upholstery & Carpet Cleaning

We were thrilled with the service, professionalism and knowledge from your technicians. They arrived when they said and were respectful and courteous. We would be more than happy to have you back and will recommend the company.

Heather Mullen
Springs & Webbing

Thank you Andrew and team for a highly professional and proficient service. You have transformed our sofa. I cannot recommend you highly enough.