Quality is the most common reason, especially when you already own the best quality
furniture. Many people just want a new look, a different colour or just a change
of scene. Why have the hassle of finding replacement furniture when it already fits
in your home and is comfortable?
You can experience the great feeling of having a renewed piece of furniture to your
own individual specification. If it is some years since you purchased your furniture
and the fabric is looking a little tired and worn, renovation provides a welcome
alternative to replacing with new and ensures that your furniture can last for generations. With
as little inconvenience as possible, your furniture will be collected, thoroughly
inspected and re-upholstered in a new fabric of your choice.
Re-upholstery - ensures that your furniture can really last for generations.
Some reasons why people come to us to re-upholster;
I have inherited a family piece of furniture and want to bring it back to life
I have bought high quality furniture and can’t bear to part with it
I have bought an ex-display item of furniture and I want it covered in a different
My furniture needs updating to a more modern look
My furniture needs updating with a new traditional style fabric
I know what design style I want but there is nothing of the quality I want on the
I like the idea of recyling a piece of furniture
I want to look after my furniture and make it last
I can really take in pride in a piece of furniture I have helped revive
I have a retro piece of furniture that needs a sympathetic or vintage style renovation
I would like to transform
Traditional Upholstery is a precise and time consuming skill, using a number of layers,
building up from nothing but the bare wood frame. In all up to a total of nine layers
is used; Webbing on which springs are fastened, the springs themselves are overlaid
with stout hessian. Then the first layer of stuffing, usually horse hair, which
in turn is covered with a lighter weight hessian. Another thickness of hair or wool
is added as a second stuffng which is covered by a calico cloth. Over the calico
goes a thickness or two of wadding to soften the finish before the final top fabric
The padding – Resumo use a variety of materials depending on your individual requirements
and the desired finish; cotton or polyester wadding, wool, felt, real hair, rubberised
hair and foam.
The undercover layer (calico) – Some upholsterers, for reasons of speed and economy,
use no under-coverings at all. Resumo believe that the overall quality of workmanship
is more important - this undercover layer holds the majority of the filling and secures
the basic shape. Perhaps more importantly, it provides a flame retardant layer and
also prolongs the life of the top covering fabric.
The springing – Resumo use traditional springing in our upholstery seats.
Springing contributes to the long-term comfort and durability of your chair or sofa.
Traditionally chairs are coil sprung which is an excellent seat platform as coil
springs spread the weight of the person evenly across the whole seat, so reducing
Hessian is used to cover and secure the springs. A deal of adjustment is necessary
to tension the springs evenly.
wear on the seat base. They also help you sit deep into the chair, making it more
comfortable. Resumo uses deep coil springs which are hand sewn and hand tied into
the padding to provide a luxurious seat base.