At No 81 we aim to help you with all of your upholstery needs. We're trained in both traditional and modern upholstery techniques, and we also have years of experience in making made to measure curtains and romans blinds. We can fully restore and rebuild a treasured family antique or bring an auction bargin back to life. We're able repair or recover modern furniture pieces, ranging from sofa's and arm chairs to footstools and dining room chairs. We also stock a fabulous range of fabric choices from Art of the Loom, Warwick and Harris Tweed and Linwood.
We can offer a free initial consultation to discuss your requirements and take measurements, however if you would prefer to get an estimate before meeting up simple e-mail me with your measurements and a photograph.
These upholstery techniques have been perfected over hundreds of years, the materials are natural and sustainable and the results are proven to last generations. There's no foam or staples, it's webbing, tacks, horse hair & hessian, and it's bulit up layer upon layer. This is a very labour intensive method and is generally reserved for antique pieces, but the results are always worth it and it will last for years to come.
Foam replaces horse hair and wadding, staples replace tacks. The layers are still present but modern materials and techniques increase the speed of construction and so the labour is reduced. These methods can still stand the test of time, the finish remains immaculate, but it's easier on the budget for a younger peice of furniture.
Curtains & Blinds
All our made to measure curtains and Roman Blinds are handmade to the highest of standards using the finest quality linings and materials. Choose from any curtain heading such as Eyelet, Pencil pleat, Triple Pleat or Wave, anything to suit your budget or style.
Your curtains and blinds can be lined, interlined or blackout lined. We also do curtain alterations.
All our Roman Blinds are supplied with good quality chain operated headrails which fully comply with the latest Child Safety regulations.
What We Do
We have a beautiful range of fabrics for you to choose from which can be bought to your consultation, such as..
Art of the Loom
Alternatively I am quite happy to work with a fabric you supply but please speak to me first before you purchase your fabric to ensure its suitablity.