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 Driver - Reading (England)

    We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to provide support and assistance at our new Hub based in Reading.

    Delivery Driver Responsibilities:

    • Assist the local delivery hub with deliveries to customer locations.
    • Assist with the collection of furniture from customer locations.
    • Contacting customers to arrange collections and deliveries.
    • Provide cover for the Hub Team leader

    Delivery Driver Requirements:

    • Positive attitude with experience of dealing with challenge and change.
    • Ability to organise workload and forward plan.
    • Flexibility in terms of work responsibilities, including the occasional night away if required.
    • Team focused.
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
    • Clean Driving License with no more than 3 current points for any speeding offence. No endorsements for drug, alcohol or careless driving
    • Authorised to drive vans up to 3.5t
    • Ability to route plan
    • Physically fit, as the role requires the lifting and carrying of domestic furniture.

    About Us:

    Plumbs has been designing and producing quality made-to-measure furniture covers and curtains for over half a century and with the continued development of our furniture re-upholstery service, we are now firmly established as the UK’s leading re-upholsterer. We are a successful, family run company employing approximately 320 people at our Head Office in Preston.

    Delivery Driver Benefits:

    • £11.00 per hour + overtime as required
    • 42.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm)
    • 24 day holiday + bank holidays
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme

    Key Words:

    Driver, Driving, Delivery Driver, Collection, Class 1, C1+E, Class 1 Driver, Mutli Drop, Route Planner, Transport Planner, Transport Hub Assistant

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

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  • Delivery Driver - Preston (England)

    We are now looking for a Delivery Driver to join our busy team in Preston, PR1!

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

    Full Time: 42.5 Hours per Week

    Salary: £11 per hour for Qualified Drivers

    Delivery Driver Duties:

    • An enthusiastic and energised attitude
    • Eager to learn
    • 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

    Delivery Driver Requirements:

    • Experience in collections and deliveries Nationwide
    • Dual man operation experience / Manual Handling experience/certificate

    Training will include:

    • Class 2 license
    • CPC Card
    • Handling of furniture

    Delivery Driver Benefits:

    • 42.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm)
    • 24 day holiday + bank holidays
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme

    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.

    While you are training you will be going out as a Driver’s Mate until you are fully qualified.

    If you feel like you meet the above criteria of the Delivery Driver, please apply now!

    Closing Date for applications Friday, 6th August 2021

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  • Curtains Exam/Ironing Operative - Preston (England)

    Due to an uplift in orders, we currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with a methodical approach to work to join our Curtains Department in Preston, PR1!

    Salary: NLW

    Curtains Exam/Ironing Operative Responsibilities:

    This is a great opportunity to join a small team and be involved in various aspects of curtain manufacture. You will be involved in examining and ironing of products to aid our Curtain Production process.

    Flexibility is key to this position as you will be involved in examining and ironing of products to aid our Curtain Production process.

    Curtains Exam/Ironing Operative Requirements:

    • Flexibility is key to this position
    • Previous experience of working within a manufacturing environment would be an advantage for this role.

    Curtains Exam/Ironing Operative Benefits:

    • Training will be provided
    • 24 days holiday + bank holidays
    • Early finish on Friday
    • Secure onsite parking
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme
    • Onsite subsidised canteen

    If you think you are suitable for this Curtains Exam/Ironing Operative role, please apply now!

    Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 30th July 2021

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  • Customer Service Clerk - Preston (England)

    We are currently looking for a Customer Service Clerk to join our busy team in Preston!

    Customer Service Clerk Duties:

    • Facilitate an allocated volume of Preston assigned orders through the production process, updating customers, liaising with sales agents and internal production staff.
    • Customer fabric samples and furniture collection confirmations.
    • Production update chasing.
    • Sales agent field support.
    • Resolution/Escalation of all pre- and post-delivery customer queries for Preston manufactured orders. Providing excellent customer service via telephone, email and written communication you will make sure that all queries are accurately detailed, handled and resolved within a timely manner. Ensuring appropriate escalation to management where necessary.
    • Administrative tasks.

    Customer Service Clerk Requirements:

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Strong organisational skills
    • Good experience of Microsoft Office functions
    • A Friendly, positive person that enjoys working as part of a team but can also work well from own initiative

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

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  • General Operative - Preston (England)

    Due to a significant uplift within their upholstery department, we are looking to recruit a General Operative to join their team in Preston!

    They would be interested to hear from those with relevant experience who would like to be considered for this opportunity.

    Hours of Work: 38 hours per week

    General Operative Requirements:

    • Handling furniture 
    • 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

    General Operative Benefits:

    • 24 days holiday + bank holidays
    • Early finish on Friday
    • Secure onsite parking
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme
    • Onsite subsidised canteen

    If you think you are suitable for this General Operative role, please apply now!

    Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 30th July 2021

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  • Sewer Team Leader - Preston (England)

    We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Sewer Team Leader with an accurate and methodical approach to work to join our Re-upholstery Department in Preston!

    Hours of Work: 38 hours per week.

    Sewer Team Leader Duties:

    Duties will include the general sewing of work to support the manufacturing process.

    Sewer Team Leader Requirements:

    • You will be pro-active, able to work on your own initiative and must be flexible in your approach to work.
    • Previous experience of working within an upholstery manufacturing environment and in a leadership, position would be an advantage for this role.

    Sewer Team Leader Benefits:

    • 24 days holiday + bank holidays
    • Early finish on Friday
    • Secure onsite parking
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme
    • Onsite subsidised canteen

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

    Closing Date for Applications: Friday 30th July 2021

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  • Upholstery Stripper - Preston (England)

    We currently have an opportunity for an Upholstery Stripper to join our team, working within our busy upholstery department in Preston!

    The successful applicant will play a key role in the front end of the Product Process and will also be involved in other general tasks within the department.

    Hours of Work: Monday - Friday, finishing early on Fridays.

    Upholstery Stripper Requirements:

    You will need to be conscientious, well-organised with the ability to work alone as well as part of the overall team. You will be required to be flexible in your approach to work.

    Upholstery Stripper Benefits:

    • 24 days holiday + bank holidays
    • Early finish on Friday
    • Secure onsite parking
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme
    • Onsite subsidised canteen

    If you think you are suitable for this Upholstery Stripper role, please apply now!

    Closing Date Applications: Friday, 30th November 2021

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  • Delivery / Collection Driver - Preston (England)

    Delivery/ Collection Driver

    Location: Preston

    Hours of Work: 42.5 hours per week

    Responsibilities:

    Plumbs 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

    To be successful, you will be required to have the following attributes:

    • 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

    Requirements:

    • 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

    Benefits:

    • 24 day holiday + bank holidays
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme
    • Onsite subsidised canteen

    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 will be suitable for the Delivery/ Collection Driver position, Please apply now!

    Key Words: Driver, Driving, Delivery Driver, Collection, Class 2, C1+E, Class 2 Driver, Mutli Drop, Route Planner, Transport Planner, Transport Hub Assistant.

     

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  • Upholsterer - Preston (England)

    We currently have a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic, fully experienced Upholsterer to work permanently, full time for a unique family runbuisiness within our Re-Upholstery Department. This will be a Full Time permanent position with a working week of 38 hours.

    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

    Upholsterer Requirements 

    • You must have a flexible attitude to work
    • An excellent eye for detail to ensure high quality standards are maintained
    • Able to work without close supervision

    Upholsterer Benefits

    • 24 day holiday + bank holidays
    • Early finish on Friday
    • Secure onsite parking
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme
    • Onsite subsidised canteen

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

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  • Lectra CAD Operator - Preston (England)

    Lectra CAD Operator

    We currently have an exciting opportunity for a full-time position as an experienced Lectra CAD Operative to join our company.

    Lectra CAD Operator Duties:  

    • You will be involved in the digitising of patterns into our CAD systems.

    Lectra CAD Operator Requirements:

    • You must be an enthusiastic individual
    • Have excellent organisational skills
    • Good attention to detail
    • Previous experience in Lectra systems

    Lectra CAD Operator Benefits: 

    • 24 day holiday + bank holidays
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme
    • Onsite subsidised canteen

    About the Company:

    We have been designing and producing quality made-to-measure furniture covers and curtains for 60 years and with the continued development of our furniture re-upholstery service, we are now firmly established as the UK’s leading re-upholsterer. Plumbs are a successful, British family run company employing around 310 people at our Head Office in Preston.

    If you think that you are suitable for this Lectra CAD Operator role, please apply now!

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  • Upholstery Cutter - Preston (England)

    We are currently recruiting for the exciting position of an Upholstery Cutter. This will be a Full time, permanent position with a 38-hour working week.

    Cutter Requirements 

    • The company is 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.
    • Must be able to work without close supervision.

    Cutter Benefits:

    • 24 day holiday + bank holidays
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme
    • Onsite subsidised canteen

    About the Company

    We are currently interested to hear from experienced Cutters, but we are also interested in individuals that want to learn and be trained. This is a great opportunity within their Upholstery Department to develop and become an important part of the team.

    If you think that you will be suitable for this Cutter role, please apply now! 

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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