As Ercol specialists we always love these jobs. The bottom picture shows the webs sagging and torn with age and these were replaced with Pirelli webbing and using traditional techniques in keeping with the Ercol style.
The customer chose a bold leaf pattern in beige and cream which really suits these chairs. new seat interiors were supplied as these no longer offered the right support and comfort.
Location North Leeds
We recovered this chair some 10 years ago and we were called in as one of the bolts controlling the reclining mechanism was loose. We found the thread had become cross threaded on the interior fitting in the frame of the chair. We were able to replace this fitting and return the chair to a grateful owner.
Location Roundhay Leeds
We were called in to advise this customer as the seat was collapsing on his arm chair. A classic style suite and we found two problems. Firstly there was atleast one spring broken in the seat and the foam in the seat cushion was no longer giving any support. The two problems together meant a very uncomfortable chair.
When we opened up the seat of the chair we found two springs were broken. We were able to remove the broken springs and graft in two new springs. Picture shows the coil springs which we removed. The picture above shows the new foam interior and comfort is fully restored.
Location Bramhope, Leeds
A much loved and comfortable wing chair whose covers were ready to be replaced. They chose a pale blue green linen look to compliment the other furnishings in the room and the piece of furniture.
The two gout stools below were also done to match after they were stripped and repolished. Matching arm caps and head rest as before with a new seat interior.
Location Huby, North Yorkshire
A family heirloom which was going to be handed to the next generation, it just needed a littleTLC. We stripped the seat out as this had collapsed and gave it a fresh coat of paint.
The fabric for the seat is from the Pimlico range, colour chalk to keep this chair looking clean and simple. We had to restyle the seat to get a nice clean edge to achieve the best possible result.
A very comfortable stylish Ligne Roset Suite whose original covers were starting to show signs of wear. It was originally in an off white suede effect and the customers wanted to change to leather. The seats and backs needed new foams and these were shaped to copy the originals. The arm foams were still ok and these didn’t need to be replaced.
The customers chose an ivory leather from our Wildman and Bugby range which had a smooth grain.
Lovely suite and well worth investing in. We made an alteration to the seat cushions on the sofa so that these could be changed over to increase the life span of the foam as on the original design you couldn’t rotate them.
Location Pudsey, Leeds
Cintique chairs are always worth reupholstering. People who have them always find them comfortable and they feel soft yet supportive. The polished frame is always well made and stands the test of time. This frame was showing its age, exaggerated by the sun, and the customer opted to have both fully stripped and repolished.
Picture showing original covers which were looking tired and worn.
The customer chose a boucle chenille to complement other furnishings and the wood. We replaced the seat and back foam as this was perishing with age.
Close up of the polishing, back to how it originally looked
Chair back home in its sunny position with customers own scatter cushion which we were matching the fabric to as this matched the curtains.
Arranging to drop off two other chairs for our customer which we had just completed she wanted us to do a third for the room which was damaged badly by a house cat. The polishing was still in good condition so we just replaced the foam interiors and fabric.
The customer chose a grey linen look from a new range which is proving really popular, the same as she chose for the 2 Parker Knoll chairs just completed.
A small bedroom chair used regularly at a computer desk in need of a new seat! You can see the seat has collapsed as the webbing had perished and the foam disappeared into the hole.
The customer chose a mink from the Pimlico range and we kept the same styling of piping etc. The chair is now usable again and comfortable.
Location Adel, Leeds
A really common problem which we often get called about is that after a relatively short number of years peoples cushions start to sag in an area and they lean into the middle of the sofa. It gives you back ache and is very uncomfortable.
You can see from the image below how the middle of the cushion is sagging .
We have replaced the foam in this suite and used a technique to try to reduce it from happening so quickly again in the future. We also use a better grade foam which again should help with the problem.
The sofa is put back together and you can see the seat is again flat, although the leather has stretched in the area. The sofa is returned with instructions to try to move around and use all the area of the foam to encourage even wear as you can not turn and swap cushions around on this style of suite.