February 22, 2019
We are pleased to say that in the middle of 2018 we switched from a 50% down mix in all our cushions to a 70% down mix. We are always striving to make our furniture the best it possibly can be and this is the latest way we have found to improved it.
In doing so we have also switched to a much more local supplier using 100% French feathers from the Muscovy Duck. (As opposed to the Chinese feathers we were previously using.) Dramatically reducing the fuel miles. This also guarantees all activity is strictly regulated by the French ministry of agriculture and veterinary services. All feathers are 100% compliant with EN 12934 and 12935 standards.
If you are interested in the feather production process here is what our supplier has to say:
The feathers are collected from local farmers within 12 hours of harvesting and washed and satanised within 24 hours to maintain the optimum quality.
Thanks to the integrated state of the art water treatment plant, all the water used during the production process is filtered, cleaned and recycled for future on-going production. All waste residues go into making organic fertilisers.
The feathers are loaded into industrial washing machines, washed with anti-bacterial agents at a temperature of 130 degrees for a minimum of 30 minutes, followed by thorough rinsing and spinning cycles.
Feathers are thoroughly dried, cooled and de-dusted for the first time. This ensures the feather and down is as clean as possible to avoid them becoming oily and matted.
They are then passed through sorting machines the feather and down is naturally calibrated by ascending air flow into different chambers in relation to their weight and size. The feathers are then de-dusted again to remove residual dust.
March 1, 2018
The Beast has not stopped us yet! The taps have frozen solid which means Tea levels are running critical (considering filling the kettle with snow).
But when there is mortising to be done we pull on the full ski suit and crack on, well at least until storm Emma turns up.
January 15, 2018
We are delighted to be stocking Brockhall Designs, we particularly like the arts and crafts range which we feel would look fantastic on our furniture.
October 23, 2017
Any of our regular customers will know our trusty old red VW van. Well it has become rather more rusty than trusty lately so we have decided to buy a new one. If there is one thing we hate here its white vans so this time we have gone for bright yellow! We hope it brings a smile to our customers faces as it arrives with their new sofa. And as it is LEZ compliant we can now venture inside the m25 with it.
September 1, 2017
Our old website was looking rather tired and the system it was running had ceased to exist. So we have made the switch over to WordPress along with the rest of the world. It has taken about a week to get up to speed with it but I am very impressed with it.
We hope you enjoy the fresh new look, if you see any errors or encounter any problems please let us know.