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Reupholstery for corporate sustainability

The component parts of good quality office chairs will out live fabrics and foams. We can help increase the life of your office furniture in the following ways:

  • Replace worn seat foams
  • Repair/replace faulty components such as castors
  • Full clean & service of component parts
  • Reupholster using sustainable office seating fabrics

The majority of our office seating is reupholstered in Camira fabrics. In 2015 Camira were recognised for outstanding achievements in continuous environmental improvement and best in class performance with their second successive Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development. Camira are pioneering a sustainable textile industry through environmental product design, supply chain integrity, resource efficiency, people development and CSR.

EU EcoLabel Textiles

EU Ecolabel textiles meet criteria that guarantee:

  • Limited use of substances harmful to health and environment
  • Reduction in water and air pollution
  • Colour resistance to perspiration, washing, wet and dry rubbing and light exposure

Here are some examples of EU Ecolabel fabrics we can use for reupholstery:

Camira Xtreme – made from 100% recycled polyester

Camira Hemp – 60% Virgin Wool, 40% True Hemp

Camira Blazer – rapidly renewable & compostable, made from 100% wool

Camira Patina – 69% Wool, 22% Flax, 8% Polyamide


Contact us to discuss any seating renovation requirements and request fabric samples.

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Your one-stop reupholstery service in Berkshire

In our Berkshire workshops the variety of reupholstery projects we undertake is extraordinary. With customers as diverse as The Royal Albert Hall, The St Pancras Hotel, Local Authorities, Hospitals and many Corporates.

For a quick quotation, drop us a line with a photo or alternatively request a free site survey.  We provide expert advice on fabrics and offer a wealth of choice,  we can also reupholster using fabrics with anti microbial properties and stain resistance as required. In addition to our skilled upholsterers and machinists we also have our own French Polisher for renovating tables, chair legs, balaustrades and wood panelling.

Our reupholstery workshop in Berkshire

For any reupholstery, repair or renovation enquiry, get in touch and we’ll be happy to advise on fabric and provide a quotation.





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Office Chair reupholstery cost saving illustration

Quality office furniture is a long term investment and reupholstery provides an opportunity to extend the life of seating which over time becomes tired, damaged and dirty.

Our skilled upholsterers replace all seat and back foam with CHMR (Combustion Modified High Resilience) foam and you can choose from thousands of fabric types and colours whether you need to modernise, match other furniture or reflect new branding. In addition to new fabric and foam we also clean and service the frames, we check for frame damage and replace feet as required. We return your furniture transformed, looking like new and ready to serve you for many more years.

In this example, we have used the ever popular Edge Design Key meeting chair with chrome frame as pictured.

Cost of Key chair new:  £178

Cost of reupholstery – including new foam and fabric: £65


Even on a single chair this represents a vast saving and we provide a free collection and delivery service within 50 miles of Reading, Berkshire.

Key chair upholstery

We based this illustration on using high quality, heavy duty  ‘contract’ reupholstery fabrics such as Camira Advantage Xtreme or faux leather Camira Vita, both market leading fabrics suitable for office seating and available in a wide range of colours whether you are looking for a vibrant new look or a more muted traditional tone.

Chair shown: KEY21B*/P with Chrome frame. Prices are a guideline and exclude VAT.

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School holiday reupholstery service

With schools out for summer in just 12 weeks time – now is the time to book your free site survey for any ‘holiday’ seating repairs, reupholstery and renovation. We reupholster all types of school seating including sofas, computer chairs and benches and our customers often save up to 80% against buying new seating.  In most cases reupholstery is a very attractive option but if a chair is beyond cost effective repair we provide a no obligation quotation for its replacement. We provide a free collection and delivery service* within 50 miles of Reading in Berkshire and can carry out reupholstery in the school holidays for minimum disruption. We also offer an onsite french polishing service for tables, banisters, wood panelling etc.

We offer a free site survey for schools, colleges and universities to assess your seating and advise on fabric selection, we only use high performing fabrics that stand up to the demands of education settings. We serve education customers throughout Berkshire, London, North Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Buckinghamshire. Find out more about our education reupholstery service.

We are proud to have provided reupholstery services to Reading School, Salesian College, Addington School, St Albans School, Highcrest School, Millbank Community School, New Bucks University, Luton College, Burham Upper School, Abbottsford School and many more.

Reupholstery for Education

*Free delivery and collection is subject to minimum order value and for commercial customers only.












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Office screen reupholstery

Give desk screens a new lease of life with cost effective reupholstery. We can match seating upholstery if required or choose a contrasting fabric colour for added interest.  We can reupholster all screen types including pinable and acoustic screens.

  • Quick turnaround
  • Clean and fresh new look
  • Hundreds of fabrics to choose from
  • Convenient de-installation, collection, delivery and re-installation service

We often reccomend Camira Cara or Camira Lucia fabric ranges for screens, both are very popular vertical surface fabrics, Cara is a plain weave panel fabric used extensively on desk screens, wallsides and on pin boards. The Lucia fabric range is largely acoustically transparent and as such is ideal to be used as a decorative facing for sound absorbing boards. Please contact us to request fabric samples or a no obligation quotation.

Cara screen reupholstery fabric

View fabric swatchcards:

Camira Cara – Fabric Swatchcard

Camira Lucia – Fabric Swatchcard

We can de-install, collect, deliver and re-install your desk screens minimising any impact to your business.

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Commercial reupholstery service

Our commercial re-upholstery service continues to grow in popularity with many customers taking the opportunity to adopt a completly fresh new look. Often the mechanical components of quality office furniture will far out live the seat fabrics and foam which endure daily use and abuse, so re-upholstery makes good business sense.

Recent customers include councils, theatres, pharmaceutical labs, offices, estate agents, night clubs, hospitals, restaurants and many hotels.

Office reupholstery swivel chair

Our customers can be assured that all work is carried out to the highest standards by our inhouse re-upholstery team in our Reading workshops. We pride ourselves on great results and a quick turnaround and offer all customers a free collection and delivery service minimising business disruption. The stunning results speak for themselves and our service is sensibly priced.

In addition to standard office chair re-upholstery we also re-upholster reception sofas and chairs, booth and bench seating, conference and training seating as well as theatre and auditorium seating. We also manufacture bespoke furniture so whatever your furniture challenge – we can help.

We offer a free site survey where one of our experts will look at your chairs and advise you on the re-upholstery options available and talk you through fabric choices, there are hundreds of fabric types and colours to choose from whether you need to match existing chairs or a new colour scheme. We follow up our visit with a no obligation quotation and are confident that in the majority of cases, customers can save up to 80% against buying new chairs. Get in touch to discuss any requirement or email us a photo and we can often provide guideline prices straight away.

Chair repairs

We can often make cost saving repairs to chairs that otherwise may have been written off. We hold stock of common components from leading manfactuers such as bases and castors and can replace damaged arms or arm pads.

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Re-cover office seating for a fresh new look

Re-covering office seating is a quick and very cost effective method of giving any seating a new lease of life.  With hundreds of fabrics types and colours to choose from, the options are limitless.

Camira Advantage is a popular fabric choice for office task/operator seating due to its combination of enduring aesthetic appeal and high performance durability which means it will look good and last for years. Advantage is a plain weave fabric in a rich assortment of colourways in both plains and mixes. See the full Camira Advantage range.

Recover office chairs - Camira Advantage

When we visit customers to assess the condition of seating we can advise on whether replacement seat foam is required.  We can also replace mechanical parts as needed and include a comprehensive clean and service of all component parts. We provide a no obligation quotation and can collect your chairs free of charge when its convenient to you. To discuss any requirement or to arrange a site visit – get in touch here.


office chair reupholstery

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The business case for reupholstery

The structural components of good quality furniture will almost always outlive even the hardest wearing fabrics and foams.  Renovation can save up to 80% cost compared with buying new.  In the case where a chair is beyond economical repair we can suggest a replacement to match existing furniture, we work with leading office chair manufactuers such as Pledge, Summit Chairs and Verco in order to supply seating for every office space and budget. Request a free site survey.


In addition to standard operator chairs we also reupholster soft seating, booth seating, meeting chairs and theatre seating. More info.

Office chair reupholstery & renovation

Wooden Furniture

We renovate boardroom tables, wood panelling and desks. More info.

View our Furniture renovation and reupholstery brochure (pdf)

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How our office chair reupholstery service works

For those unfamiliar with the reupholstery process it can be surprising how rapidly we can essentially make new furniture from old.  We work to the highest standards of craftsmanship and serve businesses large and small across London and the Thames Valley.

How it works

  1. Call or email us for a no obligation quotation from our renovation experts who can also advise on fabric selection, if you can email us a photo of your chairs that is helpful.
  2. We collect the furniture from your premises at a time convenient to you
  3. Rapid 7—10 day turnaround
  4. We deliver your furniture back to you—revitalised, serviced and looking like new!

office chair reupholstery


Why do so many businesses renovate furniture?

  • Make savings of up to 80%
  • 100% tax relief
  • We can reupholster to match existing furniture or choose from a vast range of colours & textiles suitable for heavy use
  • Environmentally responsible

Our own French Polishers can transform boardroom tables and other wood furniture and fittings to their former glory.

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Sports Club gets vibrant new look

We were delighted to renovate the entire club house seating for Wycombe Badminton Club.  The seating comprises a combination of bar stools, tub chairs and corner sofas all of which we reupholstered in a selection of colours from the popular Camira Vita faux leather collection which is suitable for heavy use areas and easily cleaned.

All work was carried out by our highly skilled staff in our workshop near Reading in Berkshire.

Sports Club Reupholstery