Bespoke Upholstery Commissions

Bespoke traditional furniture upholstery for customers in Plymouth, Devon & Cornwall.

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Andrew Marks Furniture Services

Upholstery Commissions

At Andrew Marks Furniture Services, we have extensive experience in the furniture repair industry, including upholstery, restoration and all aspects of antique, vintage and modern furniture.

We are committed to delivering the best service to all customers.  Andrew is a seasoned upholsterer, with over 20 years of experience and skill, leaving you safe in the knowledge that your furniture is in good hands. 

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Upholstery Work

Upholstery work is carried out at our rural workshop, located in the heart of the Tamar Valley, where all styles and periods of furniture can be given a new lease of life, using traditional techniques.  Only high-quality fabrics and leathers are used, to give professional and long-lasting results.

‘Repair and restore, don’t buy more!’ – Whether you wish us to upholster your furniture using specific, traditional materials and colours, or wish to totally upcycle a piece of furniture to match your colour scheme, we can accommodate your requests. Replacement of interior fibres/wool felt/wadding etc. are carried out at the same time. We can also facilitate repairs and/or replace springs and webbing where necessary.

Repairing furniture, rather than replacing it, not only saves money in the long run, but also reduces the impact on the environment – reducing landfill and your carbon footprint.

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Our bespoke upholstery commissions are undertaken using traditional craftmanship techniques, where attention to detail is paramount. Typically, the following processes will be used.

However, this may differ depending on the style/period of furniture:

  • EExisting fabric/leather will be stripped down to expose the interior fibres.
  • EAny necessary repairs will be made if requested, and structural stability ensured.
  • EInternal fibres/materials will be removed and typically replaced using high grade fibre replacement/upholstery wool felt and/or other, depending on the type of furniture – this process is necessary, particularly for old furniture, in order to comply with the Furniture and Furnishing (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 (amended 1989, 1993 & 2010.)
  • EJute Webbing (or other) and upholstery hessian etc. will be replaced.
  • ENew springs will be added – creating structure and durability.
  • ENew internal materials will be attached together using a combination of traditional blind stitching and top stitching.
  • EOnce the internal components have been completed, your furniture will be upholstered with high quality fabric/leather of your choice.

Upholstery can be undertaken for all manner of antique, vintage or modern furniture including (but not limited to): Parker Knoll, GPlan, Ercol, Eames, Heirloom, Midcentury, Edwardian, Victorian etc.   A selection of fabrics we have used include: Harris Tweed, Clarke & Clarke, Emma. J. Shipley, Loom Fabrics etc.

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Our Work

Examples of some of the bespoke upholstery commissions carried out by Andrew Marks Furniture Services:

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Contact Us

If you would like to talk to us to discuss bespoke upholstery commissions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01822 258071.  Alternatively, use our website where you can request an estimate online.

Our services also include recliner chair and sofa repairs, ‘rise & recline’ repairs & servicing, mobility bed & furniture repairs, leather upholstery repairs (incl. pet damage, staining, fading or cracking…), springs and webbing replacement, seat interiors for flat cushions and back interiors, wooden furniture repairs and professional upholstery & carpet cleaning.

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.