Making Furniture Sustainable

At Andrew Marks Furniture Services we take pride in making your furniture sustainable! Our thoughtful and responsible approach ensures that not only are you getting excellent service but also helping to reduce waste too. Learn more about our Trading Standard Approved process here

Furniture repairs are a great way to make high-quality furniture last longer. Sustainable repairs not only save you money, but they also help reduce waste and pollution. We can use sustainable materials for your repairs. This could mean using recycled or upcycled materials, or even using materials from the original item. At Andrew Marks Furniture Services, we believe that making furniture sustainable is key to protecting our environment.

Fast Furniture, a false economy.

Did you know that 22 million pieces of furniture are discarded each year in the UK, and the majority of this furniture is sent directly to landfill as per The North London Waste Authority’s recent report. Additionally, this research revealed that less than 1 in 10 people consider repairing their furnishings to extend their life span.

The issue with discarded furniture is that it can contain harmful chemicals such as fire retardants, flame-retardants and chlorinated plastics which are extremely hazardous to the environment. To avoid contributing to this problem, it’s important to find an ethical repair company. Unfortunately, there is currently no established accreditation scheme for companies that repair furniture. In response to this, we have been working with Cornwall Council to undergo a series of rigorous tests and inspections for our products and services to become Trading Standards Approved (TSA) – the first Mobile Furniture Repair company in the South West to do so.

The picture above gives a flavour are what we are able to achieve, whether its Antique, Vintage or Modern Furniture. We are a family run business and have worked in the furniture industry for over 25 years. We have gained an enviable reputation in both domestic and commercial furniture repair, restoration, re-upholstery and antique furniture restoration throughout Devon and Cornwall. You can take a look at our work here and send your photos to us from here

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.