Upholsterers and loose cover makers

Are you a UK based upholsterer or loose cover maker looking to increase your work flow? Here at Plumbs, we know that working with another company is very much a two-way partnership. We also understand the hours of hard work that you have put into building your business, which is why we only offer work to fill your spare capacity. This allows us to utilise your skills and passion for craft, whilst you enjoy a steady stream of domestic furniture orders – all from within a geographical location that you are happy to cover and at a rate that suits you.

It’s up to you to decide how best to fit in your appointments around your own work. All we ask is that you complete each order within its specified due date.

Want to know what our current upholstery partners think of working with Plumbs? Watch the video below.


Subject to our quality checks, there’s only a few things you’ll need to get started with us:

  • Experience in reupholstery/loose cover making
  • Tools for the trade
  • Transportation
  • Internet and phone access
  • Strong people skills

"I never thought about producing loose covers for another company…

But Plumbs have provided me with regular work and regular payments for over 20 years now! Plumbs have been there every step of the way and the head office staff are always there to help.

Working with Plumbs was one of the best business decisions I have made"

Barbara Pearcery | Self-employed loose cover maker

If you think this sounds like the opportunity your business needs to grow, apply today or request an information pack from Margaret Worden (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Latest vacancies

  • Technical Designer Regional Manager - Norfolk (England)

    Technical Designer Regional Manager

    Location: Home Based

    Salary: Competitive plus Bonus, Company Car, Private Medical, Pension.

    Job type: Permanent, Full-time

    Due to increasing demand, an outstanding opportunity has become available for a confident, well-organised and professional individual to join the UK’s market leaders for re-upholstery and loose furniture covers.

    Responsibilities of the Technical Designer Regional Manager:

    Backed by a team of support staff at their Head Office in Preston, you will be responsible for their Southern manufacturing region. The current structure consists of circa 60 independent enterprises that manufacture goods on our behalf. You will be required to build a strong working relationship with all parties and monitor, motivate, and develop their activities accordingly so to ensure production targets are achieved and high levels of customer satisfaction are delivered.

    In order to meet increasing consumer demand, you will be instrumental in enhancing our production network. You will be comfortable and confident visiting and presenting to prospective manufacturers, explaining our procedures, detailing what we require from them and assessing whether each prospect can offer an excellent service and a quality product.

    You will possess the ability to build a successful working relationship with the Sales Team and Regional Sales Managers, being a fountain of production knowledge, a proactive problem solver and an ambassador for effective communication between the two departments. 

     Reporting directly to the National Manager, you will be accountable for maintaining and developing the manufacturing base, quality of service and product as well as the overall regional performance. Some customer visits may also be required, so a positive customer facing character will be required.

    Requirements of the Technical Designer Regional Manager:

    Experience within the upholstery or soft furnishing industry would be a distinct advantage but not essential. More importantly, is the ability to inspire and influence those around you. You should possess good IT skills and be a confident presenter, coming from a background of field visits/sales and B2B interface. You must also possess a full, clean driving licence.

    If you feel like you meet the above criteria for the Technical Designer Regional Manager, then please apply now!

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  • Sales Consultant - Rotherham (England)

    Sales Consultant - Self-Employed

    Location: Rotherham / Mansfield 

    Salary: £30k per annum

    Our client are a long-standing British manufacturer of quality solutions that revitalise their customers' home furnishings. They have over 50 years’ experience in reupholstery, furniture covers, curtains, recliners and soft furnishings and operate through a UK network of 130+ self-employed Sales Consultants.

    They are looking for...

    Bags of people skills and some previous sales or customer service experience. Interior Design interest comes in handy to help those customers who need a bit of inspiration and a level of technical capability when it comes to measuring, will help you. You will also need your own vehicle and ideally be familiar with Apple iPad applications.

    All of their Home Sales Consultants are self-employed; All are comprehensively supported by a significant marketing investment that generates ongoing customer enquiries to work with. You can “be your own boss” - choose your own working hours and build your own portfolio of customers. Many of their Consultants have been with the business for over 10 years.

    Is this for you?!

    If you are looking for a chance to become self-employed, have experience in, for example, measuring for; recliners or bespoke products and are happy interacting with a more mature customer, this could be the new start to suit you!

    They are currently recruiting for a Home Sales Consultant in the Rotherham / Mansfield area.

    What they provide for you:

    They provide all the initial and ongoing training you need at their Training Centre. They have an extensive marketing process that helps to generate leads for your area coupled to a generous commission and bonus plan that ensures a realistic earnings level and an enjoyable and personally rewarding environment.

    If this Sales Consultant role sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply now.

    Keywords:

    Sales Consultant, Sales Executive, Field Sales, Self Employed, Customer Service.

    Read more

  • Furniture Tailors - Basingstoke (England)

    Furniture Tailors

    Location: Based around Basingstoke

    Salary: Competitive

    Job type: Permanent

    If you are looking for the support of a national company and the security of working with an industry leader with over 50 years of trading, this opportunity could be the one you are looking for.

    We are looking to train selected individuals to become Templators, whose job it would be to make furniture templates for our expert team of loose cover makers to turn into beautiful furniture covers. Loose covers may not be an industry that you know a lot about, but we can change all of that. So long as you can take accurate measurements, you can record information and you are willing how to learn a methodical templating system, using the materials that we provide, we would love to hear from you.

    You would be required to visit each customer in their own home at a pre-booked date/time. When at the customer’s home, you would create the required furniture templates. You would then need to post the templates to us so that we can cut and sew them at one of our many manufacturing units across the UK. The covers would then be sent back to you for you to fit onto the customer’s furniture, again at a pre-booked date/time. Job done!

    What we provide:

    • We provide you with the training, enabling you to know the job inside
    • We provide a company vehicle
    • We provide you with all the tools and equipment needed for the role
    • We provide you with a phone.

    Requirements of the Furniture Tailors:

    • A full, clean UK driving licence.
    • The ability to drive up to 2 hours between customers, set within a geographical area.
    • Like working with your hands, with attention to detail.
    • Good customer service skills.

    No furniture templating experience is needed, as full training will be provided. However, those who hold upholstery, loose cover making, or tailoring experience will be at an advantage.

    If you feel like you meet the above criteria for the Furniture Tailors, then please apply now!

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  • Furniture Tailors - Essex (England)

    Furniture Tailors

    Location: Based around Essex/Herts

    Salary: Competitive

    Job type: Permanent

    If you are looking for the support of a national company and the security of working with an industry leader with over 50 years of trading, this opportunity could be the one you are looking for.

    We are looking to train selected individuals to become Templators, whose job it would be to make furniture templates for our expert team of loose cover makers to turn into beautiful furniture covers. Loose covers may not be an industry that you know a lot about, but we can change all of that. So long as you can take accurate measurements, you can record information and you are willing how to learn a methodical templating system, using the materials that we provide, we would love to hear from you.

    You would be required to visit each customer in their own home at a pre-booked date/time. When at the customer’s home, you would create the required furniture templates. You would then need to post the templates to us so that we can cut and sew them at one of our many manufacturing units across the UK. The covers would then be sent back to you for you to fit onto the customer’s furniture, again at a pre-booked date/time. Job done!

    What we provide:

    • We provide you with the training, enabling you to know the job inside
    • We provide a company vehicle
    • We provide you with all the tools and equipment needed for the role
    • We provide you with a phone.

    Requirements of the Furniture Tailors:

    • A full, clean UK driving licence.
    • The ability to drive up to 2 hours between customers, set within a geographical area.
    • Like working with your hands, with attention to detail.
    • Good customer service skills.

    No furniture templating experience is needed, as full training will be provided. However, those who hold upholstery, loose cover making, or tailoring experience will be at an advantage.

    If you feel like you meet the above criteria for the Furniture Tailors, then please apply now!

    Read more

  • Sales Consultant - Central London (England)

    Sales Consultant - Self-Employed

    Location: Cental London 

    Salary: £30k per annum

    Plumbs are a long-standing British manufacturer of quality solutions that revitalise their customers' home furnishings. We have over 50 years’ experience in reupholstery, furniture covers, curtains, recliners and soft furnishings and operate through a UK network of 130+ self-employed Sales Consultants.

    They are looking for...

    Bags of people skills and some previous sales or customer service experience. Interior Design interest comes in handy to help those customers who need a bit of inspiration and a level of technical capability when it comes to measuring, will help you. You will also need your own vehicle and ideally be familiar with Apple iPad applications.

    All of their Home Sales Consultants are self-employed; All are comprehensively supported by a significant marketing investment that generates ongoing customer enquiries to work with. You can “be your own boss” - choose your own working hours and build your own portfolio of customers. Many of their Consultants have been with the business for over 10 years.

    Is this for you?!

    If you are looking for a chance to become self-employed, have experience in, for example, measuring for; recliners or bespoke products and are happy interacting with a more mature customer, this could be the new start to suit you!

    Plumbs are currently recruiting for a Home Sales Consultant in the Central London area.

    What they provide for you:

    They provide all the initial and ongoing training you need at their Training Centre. They have an extensive marketing process that helps to generate leads for your area coupled to a generous commission and bonus plan that ensures a realistic earnings level and an enjoyable and personally rewarding environment.

    If this Sales Consultant role sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply now.

    Keywords:

    Sales Consultant, Sales Executive, Field Sales, Self Employed, Customer Service.

    Read more

  • Sales Consultant - Self-Employed - Newbury (England)

    Sales Consultant - Self-Employed

    Location: Newbury

    Salary: Competitive

    Plumbs ltd are a long-standing British manufacturer of quality solutions that revitalise our customers' home furnishings. We have over 50 years’ experience in reupholstery, furniture covers, curtains, recliners and soft furnishings and operate through a UK network of 130+ self-employed Sales Consultants.

    We are looking for...

    Bags of people skills and some previous sales or customer service experience. Interior Design interest comes in handy to help those customers who need a bit of inspiration and a level of technical capability when it comes to measuring, will help you. You will also need your own vehicle and ideally be familiar with Apple iPad applications.

    All of our Home Sales Consultants are self-employed; All are comprehensively supported by a significant marketing investment that generates ongoing customer enquiries to work with. You can “be your own boss” - choose your own working hours and build your own portfolio of customers. Many of our Consultants have been with the business for over 10 years.

    Is this for you?!

    If you are looking for a chance to become self-employed, have experience in, for example, measuring for; recliners or bespoke products and are happy interacting with a more mature customer, this could be the new start to suit you!

    We are currently recruiting for a Home Sales Consultant in the Stratford area.

    What we provide for you:

    We provide all the initial and ongoing training you need at our Training Centre. We have an extensive marketing process that helps to generate leads for your area coupled to a generous commission and bonus plan that ensures a realistic earnings level and an enjoyable and personally rewarding environment.

    If this Sales Consultant role sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply now.

    Keywords:

    Sales Consultant, Sales Executive, Field Sales, Self Employed, Customer Service.

    Read more


Plumbs have been established for over 50 years and specialise in producing quality Made-to-Measure Loose Furniture Covers, Curtains and Reupholstery.
Brookhouse Mill, Old Lancaster Ln, Preston PR1 7PZ
Tel: 01772 838 301

Plumbs is rated 4.4 stars by Feefo.co.uk based on 3767 reviews
Plumbs is rated 4.4 stars by Feefo.co.uk based on 3767 reviews