We hope all our customers, old and new, are safe and well.

Having temporarily closed our business on 24th March, we began a PHASED re-opening on 1st June. As a result of the on-going Covid-19 situation, the following temporary changes to our business are necessary:

• Our Reception and Showroom will regrettably NOT be open to visitors.

• Our phone lines will be open 10.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Thursday.

• Due to the very large number of enquiries we have received over the 10 weeks we have been closed, please bear with us while we gradually work through these and respond.

• For any new enquiries, please email rather than phone, if at all possible.

We thank you for your understanding during this difficult time and we wish you and yours all the best and hope you can stay safe. We have been in business for 32 successful years and we look forward to serving you for another 32 years!

Thank you and best wishes

The Bristol Upholstery & Soft Furnishings Team

Our Ercol Furniture Upholstery & Furnishings Recent Customer Orders Gallery

Below are a selection of recently completed Ercol Cushion customer orders. For a larger selection of completed order images, please visit our facebook page.

New Ercol dining chair pads, in a modern chenille fabric,  have tranformed this set of dining chairs
New Ercol dining chair cushions showing the webbing and stud fastenings

"As requested, please find images showing my Ercol Windsor chairs with their smart new cushions and secondly the good fit of the studded webbing. Thank you for a splendid job on the eight cushions. For info, the dresser in the background was made by Ercol as well."

George Davis
County Wicklow, Ireland

"We've had our newly upholstered ercol Jubilee cushions for a month now and we absolutely love them! We had been saving for about 7 years to get them done and it was worth the wait. Everyone has commented on how bright and lovely they look and how neat the craftsmanship is. The extra buttons were a great surprise and even the delivery drivers that delivered them to us on the other side of Bristol were so friendly. We really are thrilled with them and would recommend your services to others. Thank you, Merry Christmas"

Gemma & Mike Gardner

"Thank you for the new cushions received on Monday. I am delighted with them. A big thank you to your skilled crafts people for the excellent workmanship put in to have a finished product that has completely rejuvenated our chairs and sofas. Even though we are far from local to you (near Edinburgh) you made the whole process so clear, straightforward and easy. Many thanks!"

Gill Turto

"Fantastic company, workmanship superb, attention to detail faultless, pattern matched, quality exceptional and I won't go anywhere else for Ercol cushions and covers. I am so pleased with my dear late mother's Ercol Rocking Chair that her and my late Dad struggled to purchase in the 1950's after the war when money was short and working hours long. Thank you Bristol Upholstery for being No.1 on the grid on Google."

Christine Fairbrother, 5-star Google Review

"I am absolutely delighted with my re-upholstered rocking chair and am using it regularly to read or relax. I have had this chair probably since about 1974 when I was 15 and my parents bought it for my bedroom. It has moved with me over the years, sometimes at my house and sometimes at my parents depending on needs, but has recently been relegated to a spare room due to its sorry state, covered with a throw. It is now back in my living room and being enjoyed again, and everyone who sees it comments on how good it looks. I am sure it will have many more years use and is already a favourite with my grandchildren."

Alison Sheppard

"So pleased with my new Ercol cushions and covers."

Sheila Burrow

"I am sending a photo of the lovely cushions you made for my Ercol chairs.  As I have said before I am very pleased with them. Thank you."

Vivienne Lucy

"Thoroughly recommend the service and skilled work from all at Bristol Upholstery. Huge range of fabrics to choose from along with friendly helpful staff. We just love our ‘new’ sofa!"

Nicola Solomon

"We just wanted to write to say thank you for the wonderful job you did of making our new seat cushions for our Ercol dining set. We were wanting to get the cushions replaced for quite some time but weren’t sure where to go. Our new cushions are comfortable and have a fresh modern look which fits our dining room. We would definitely recommend you to others!"

Andy & Jenny Roberts

This Ercol chair is looking tired and dated
The same Ercol Chair has been transformed with new cushions
This Ercol chair is looking tired and dated
The same Ercol Chair has been transformed with new cushions

"To say we are pleased would be an understatement. Splendid cushions for our Quaker chairs – expensive but worth every penny!"

Jeff Stamatakis
Vale of Glamorgan

"Thank you so much for completing my order for 6 cushions for Ercol Windsor dining/kitchen chairs. I had bought the chairs on eBay, so they had no cushions and we didn’t have a template for making any. I found Bristol upholstery through an Internet search with Google, and it seemed the answer to my problem. There was a huge range of fabric and you had supplied swatches, so we had some idea of what we wanted. Bristol Upholstery’s specialist knowledge and expertese with Ercol chairs was reassuring.We needed 6 cushions, so we brought a chair to you in January. Your advisor made a template of the chair seat and we chose the fabric. We are delighted with the result. The cushions are a good fit, perfect colour and very comfortable. I love the fact that they securely staple with popper fasteners under the chair seats, and can be unzipped for washing. Thank you once again for your service, knowledge and quality workmanship."

Terry Lawrence (Mrs)

"Dear All at Bristol Upholstery, Just a few pics of the wonderful chair cushions you made for us, shown in situ. Needless to say we are delighted in what you have achieved. This has not gone unnoticed by our friends and relatives. Again, many thanks"

Bruce and Sue Grant

"Many thanks for a good job. Here are pictures of one of the chairs with the cushions in situ."

Karen Mautner

"Thank you so much for reupholstering my Ercol Jubilee sofa’s cushions so brilliantly - you’ve done an excellent job and they look wonderful on the frame! I’ve had many compliments about how great they look and have recommended you to several people. Thank you again for your hard work (it can’t have been an easy one)!"

Joss Waterfall

"Thank you for producing such a striking cushion. We are delighted with it."

Ian Cargill

"Bristol Upholstery were recommended to me by ERCOL as they no longer made replacement cushions for my 1975 Windsor chair which had been a Ruby wedding present for my parents. This was no problem for the company, who helped me with the selection of a very contemporary fabric, used my old cushions so the new ones are so perfectly and professionally made. The workmanship is superb and very high standard. I can't thank the staff enough for their friendly help throughout and am so thrilled with the new cushions which look amazing. The ordering procedure is particularly impressive with the efficient organisation of borrowing the old cushions for accurate replacement and the fast delivery of the completed order. I cannot praise Bristol Upholstery more highly. Thank you."

Suzanne Shallcross

An Ercol armchair has been transformed by creating new cushions witha contemporary patterned fabric

"Thank you for the swift return of our much loved Ercol cushions,​ re-covered to perfection. Hope the attached photos will show other potential customers how good your workmanship is. No, you are not the least expensive, however, it would be a shame to use less quality fabric or inexperienced workmanship on our furniture."

Lynn Pickering
Burton Upon Trent

New Ercol dining chair pads have tranformed this set
New Ercol dining chair cushions in a contemporary fabric

"Hi Chelsea, Just to let you know that the seat pads and material have arrived. Delighted with them, please pass on our thanks to everyone."

Ali Gadd

An Ercol lounge suite has been updated with new bespoke cushions
An Ercol lounge suite with new bespoke seat, arm and backrest cushions

"Letting you know our new Ercol Cushions and Covers arrived home safely today and we are very pleased with them. Please let your team know we are very grateful for all their hard work. Here are some photos (shown above) which show the completed chairs in all their glory!"

P & M. Dickinson
West Sussex

"We have recently received our Ercol furniture back and would like to show you pictures. We are absolutely delighted with your work. The colour is amazing, a teal colour with patchwork details on it. This is the ladies chair and High Back chair and they're lovely."

Mrs Broughton

"Just wanted to write to say a huge thank you for all your hard work on our Ercol cushions. I cannot fault: Your helpful staff on the telephone and over the internet/email; Your efficiency in dealing with any questions; The promptness of the collections and deliveries; The strength of the sellotape provided!; The brilliant packaging on delivery; Finishing in time for Christmas! We are both really pleased with the result and wish we had done this a long time ago! The seats are now really comfortable. THANK YOU TO ALL YOUR STAFF IN AND OUT OF THE WORKSHOP, YOU ARE STARS!"

Wendy and Colin Graves

"Just a quick note and a couple of photos of the cushions you recently did for our old Ercol chair. Totally brought it back into everyday use! Looks excellent we feel and very pleased with quality of the work, the comfort and the hassle-free turn around."

Jenny Clark

"Many thanks for your great service, more than happy with the way they look!"

Sandra Thurston

"I am absolutely delighted with my Ercol cushions. I attach a photo for you to see just how good they look in my newly-built log cabin. Many thanks once again and best wishes."

Anne Fort

The same motorhome has been trabsformed with new cushions, upholstery, curtains and furnishings

"Dear Bristol Upholstery Team, Absolutely delighted with the new cushions, beautifully made, perfect fit."

Helga Smith

"Here are a couple of photos (above) of the chairs you upholstered for us. Please use them as you see fit. My wife and I are agreed that you have done a wonderful job on them and we are very pleased. Send our thanks to all those involved with the repair."

Ken & Pip Morris


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