Our approach is somewhat different and we wish to draw to your attention the transparent way we work – in order for us to work our magic we sometimes need to remove your furniture from your home or business to carry out the repair. Let’s face it, shoving odd pieces of foam underneath your current saggy cushions isn’t a ‘proper job’, and we have sadly seen many of these in our time. Instead we need to carefully strip down your furniture to see the problem, and then use the correct parts we need such as foam, springs and so on in our fully equipped workshop.
Examples of the bodge jobs we have seen, where cable ties and odd pieces of foam have been used
- Leather repair and replacement – Workshops
- Frame damage, structural frame work – Workshops
- Replacement cushion inners (fitted cushions) – Workshops
- French polishing, Furniture woodwork spraying – Workshops
- Castors, feet replacement, Replacement parts – On site or to our workshops
- Damaged stitching – On site or to our workshops
- Spring, webbing, base cloth replacement – On site
- Replacement cushion inners (loose cushions) – Drop to us or we can collect
We will get straight to the point: if your leather furniture is cracked, faded, worn, has pet damage or has a hole in it, dying or spraying your faded leather furniture will NOT last.
The thought of some of our competitors trying to patch up and spray a mixed colour dye onto your leather furniture in your home makes us cringe! This is where we have seen volumes of customers approach us after being disappointed with the ‘temporary patch up’ offered by other companies to use our professional leather repair service. Don’t just take our word for it! Ask any company who dye or spray leather furniture how long the repair will last; in most cases they advise 2 months maximum or won’t guarantee at all.
If your leather has a hole in it or has faded or worn it’s done this for a reason, and simply needs to be replaced. The correct way to make a professional leather repair that will last is to match the leather colour from our huge selection of leather colours available close as close we can and replace the damaged parts with brand new, fresh leather. A proper professional job, which as you can appreciate we cannot do in your home.
We will therefore arrange to remove your furniture, carry out the repair using the leather you have selected or supplied and then return it to you all within 7-14 days. If you are not local to us don’t panic as you can either drop off or courier your furniture directly to us – we have a lot of customers who do just this!
If you have noticed your sofa or chairs sagging but feel that your foams are still supportive, it could be that there is a problem with the springs or webbing. Maybe you know this for definite as you heard a suspicious noise when it was sat on!
Let’s talk springs, webbing and the different types:
Zig Zag springs – Or the official term “Sinuous springs”, are a modern design of furniture spring and are generally used for seats in modern furniture. If yours have snapped or simply need replacing we can do so at your home or business by removing the base cloth on the underside of your item, replacing the spring/s and then replacing the base cloth.
Super Loop Springs – A modern design of furniture spring and are generally used for backs in modern furniture. Similarly to zigzag springs, if yours have snapped or simply need replacing we can do so at your home or business by removing the outside back of your furniture, replacing the spring/s and then refitting the outside back material back into place.
Coil Springs or Double Cone Springs – The more traditional form of seat spring and can be found in older pieces of furniture. They are individual springs that are placed and then tied together. If yours have broken or your base is sagging we will need to remove them, replace them where needed and at the same time replace the base webbing and fillings below and on top of them.
Spring Pack –There are different types here and these are the “Daddy” of springs, in our opinion you can’t get better! Coil Sprung Mesh Top Seating or Fishmouth Seating Spring Packs are available.
If you own a piece of G-Plan, Multi York or Wesley Barrell furniture chances are you will have a spring pack inside of your furniture from Wade Springs. We have replaced many of these over the years and would use Wade Springs again to obtain the correct parts made to order and then carefully remove your old spring unit and fit your brand new one ready for years of more action! This is a job we need to carry out in our workshops.
Webbing – Again there many different types but the most common can be found below. We can replace any webbing you require in your home or supply you with the parts to do so yourself, sold by the metre.
- Jute – Traditional webbing used for traditional upholstery
- Pirelli – This webbing can be found in Ercol and Parker Knoll furniture and is held in place by wooden dowels or metal clips, used for backs and bases
- Elastic – A common webbing found in bases and backs, held in place with staples
You may have a spring or webbing type that we haven’t listed and this isn’t uncommon as there are so many, please email us a picture and we’ll be pleased to give advice on what’s required.