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

  • Delivery / Collection Driver - Preston (England)

    Delivery / Collection Driver

    Location: Preston, PR1 7PZ

    Salary: Competitive

    Hours of Work: 38 hours per week

    About the Company:

    We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, positive individual with a flexible attitude to work to join our busy transport department as a Driver. Your role will be to make multiple furniture collections and deliveries to our residential customers Nationwide.

    Delivery / Collection Driver Requirements:

    • An enthusiastic and energised attitude
    • A passion for delivering excellent customer service
    • Enjoy working as part of a team
    • Ability to work with and without direct supervision
    • Well organised and structured approach to your work
    • Flexibility in terms of hours of work with the requirement for overnight stays
    • A valid C1+E Driving licence
    • Digital Tachograph Card
    • Experience in collections and deliveries Nationwide
    • Dual man operation experience / Manual Handling experience/certificate
    • Driver Certificate of Professional Competence Card
    • A down to earth attitude, friendly approach and a desire to help others is essential to this position
    • Driving mainly a modern 7.5 tonne dual sleeper cab or 7.5 tonne day cab this role will include overnight stays and holiday cover, so flexibility is a must.

    If you think that you are suitable for this Delivery / Collection Driver role, please apply now!

    Closing Date: Friday, 13th November 2020

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  • Trainee Pattern Drawer - Preston (England)

    Trainee Pattern Drawer

    Location: Preston

    Salary: National Minimum Wage

    Hours of Work: 38 hours per week

    About the Company:

    We currently have a vacancy for an enthusiastic individual with a flexible approach to work to join our Drawing Office as a Trainee Pattern Drawer.

    Working as part of a small team, in this role, you will gain a good understanding of all Drawing Office procedures, ensuring that all orders are made to the correct measurements.

    Trainee Pattern Drawer Requirements:

    • Keen eye for detail
    • Technical ability
    • Ability to work on their own initiative
    • You should also have a methodical approach to work

    If you think that you are suitable for this Trainee Pattern Drawer role, please apply now!

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  • Loose Cover Maker / Sewers - Preston (England)

    Loose Cover Maker / Sewers

    Location: Preston

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours of Work: Full-Time

    About the Company:                                                               

    Due to a significant uplift within our Traditional business, we are looking to recruit Loose Cover Makers/Sewers to join our team.  We would be interested to hear from those with relevant experience who would like to be considered for this opportunity.

    Loose Cover Maker / Sewers Requirements:

    • Loose cover making experience
    • Ability to organise workload and forward plan
    • Flexibility in terms of work responsibilities
    • Team focused
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment

    If you think that you are suitable for this Loose Cover Maker / Sewers role, please apply now!

    Closing Date: Friday, 16th October 2020

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  • Cutter - Upholstery - Preston (England)

    Cutter – Upholstery

    Location: Preston

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours of Work: 38 hours per week, 7:55am to 4:55am Monday-Thursday, 7:55am to 11:55am Friday

    About the Company:

    We are currently interested to hear from experienced Cutters to take up an opportunity within our Upholstery Department.

    Cutter – Upholstery Requirements:

    We are looking for a well-organised, enthusiastic individual with a good eye for detail.

    Flexibility in your approach to work is also essential in this position as you may be involved in varied tasks throughout the department.

    If you think that you are suitable for this Cutter – Upholstery role, please apply now!

    Closing Date: Friday, 16th October 2020

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  • Customer Service Clerk - Preston (England)

    Customer Service Clerk 

    Location: Preston

    Salary: Competitive

    Hours of Work: 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 12:30pm

    Contract Type: Part-time, Temporary 6 months

    About the Company:

    We currently have an opportunity within our Customer Service Department for a well-organised, enthusiastic individual to work on a temporary, part-time basis.

    This role will involve telephone communication with our customers to arrange transport collections and confirming order details.

    Customer Service Clerk Requirements:

    • Possess a confident telephone manner
    • Good communication skills
    • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
    • A friendly approach and the ability to understand customers’ needs is also important to this role

    If you think that you are suitable for this Customer Service Clerk role, please apply now!

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  • Upholsterer - Preston (England)

    Upholsterer

    Location: Preston

    Salary: £10.50 per hour 

    Hours of Work: 38 hours per week

    About the Company:

    We currently have a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic, fully experienced Upholsterer to work within our Re-Upholstery Department.

    Upholsterer Requirements:

    • We would like to hear from applicants who have previous experience and knowledge of working with different upholstery types, including:
      • Recliners
      • Modern Domestic
      • Traditional
      • Leather
      • Deep Buttoning
    • You must have a flexible attitude to work
    • Excellent eye for detail and quality focus
    • Be able to work without close supervision

    If you think that you are suitable for this Upholsterer role, please apply now!

    Closing Date: Friday, 16th October 2020

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  • Sewer - Curtain Department - Preston (England)

    Sewer – Curtain Department

    Location: Preston

    Salary: £8.72 per hour

    Hours of Work: 38 hours per week, Monday – Friday

    About the Company:

    We are looking for an experienced sewer, with an accurate and methodical approach to their work to work within our Curtain Department.

    The Sewer Role:

    Your duties will include general sewing of curtains, scatters, tie-backs, pelmets and other associated tasks.

    If you think that you are suitable for this Sewer role, please apply now!

    Closing Date: Friday, 16th October 2020

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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