We are a small family business specialising in the construction of high quality traditionally upholstered furniture.

If you are looking for a comfortable, quality sofa or armchair, we have our own small standard range. Or we offer a full bespoke service, handcrafting the exact item to your own individual requirements.

Every item of furniture is custom-made with hand cut mortice and tenon jointed (not inferior dowels/screws), solid hardwood frame, hand tied coil springs and a quality hair filling. Cushions are filled with the softest duck down and feather. Covered with the fabric and trimmings of your choice, or if you prefer, with removable loose covers.

Fabric may be selected from our library of suppliers which can be viewed here. Or can be provided by the client.

Traditionally Upholstered Avon Armchair Construction

Key to a quality sofa or armchair:

  • Quality hardwoods
  • Mortise and Tenon Joints
  • Tacked Webbing
  • Hand tied coil springs
  • Quality hair, cotton and wool fillings
  • High percentage of down filled cushions

About Roy Coles

Roy Coles has run his Wiltshire based upholstery business since 1988, gaining a reputation for high quality traditional upholstery.

Whilst dealing in all aspects of the trade, Roy specialises in the re-use of antique fabrics and the creation of bespoke sofas and armchairs. Examples of Roy’s work may be found in some of the finest houses in the country.

Roy learned his skills with an apprenticeship in cabinet making and furniture restoration, gaining sixteen years experience with a local family business of house furnishers and fitters.

With the business ever expanding, Roy has been able to assemble a small team of skilled craftsmen whilst still overseeing and participating in ongoing projects and commissions.

The Company is now a real “Family Business”, with both of his sons and a cousin carrying on the traditions of his art.


All of the materials used in our standard range of furniture are from sustainable sources. The timber is all from local family business Tyler Hardwoods who are certified by FSC and PEFC schemes and also hold a “Grown in Britain” license.

We only use the finest natural and sustainable fillings including: cotton, wool, hair and down/feathers which provide the upmost comfort. We try and produce items which are as natural and chemical free as possible.

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