Dyke & Read, Fine Furniture

At Dyke & Read we offer you a first class upholstery service, English craftsmanship at its best.  Our skilled craftsmen take enormous pride in creating sofas and chairs that they know you’ll enjoy using for many years.  Everything is handmade from start to finish and delivered to you by us. This is the standard you should expect from the most expensive upholsterers, but being canny Northerners, we’ve managed to bring home the bacon at a great price.

How we make it

All our items are made to order, to ensure you get exactly what you want.  Once your order is placed, the fabric is ordered and put it into the workshop schedules.  

The frame is made first of all.  If it is a standard sofa we use one of our templates, but if it is a bespoke piece a new template is made and checked to ensure it will end up being a comfortable piece to sit on, and that the final, upholstered, proportions will be pleasing.  We use birch, a good hardwood, from European sustainably managed sources that are FSC accredited.

The fabric is cut out – this is a skilled job, knowing what is needed to cover an upholstered frame.  In the meantime the upholsterer is applying springs and the relevant upholstery material – foam or fibre, before the top fabric covering.  Cushion or loose covers are sewn together.

The final piece is checked by Ann before being let loose into the big wide world – well once it's packed into one of our vans and delivered to you!  We place it in your room, take away any packaging, remove your old sofa if that is what you want and finally check that you are happy with the sofa.

 Have a look at the new range that has been added but as this service is fully bespoke the possibilities are endless, you can have any style in any colour just email or call to discuss your requirements.