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

  • Transport Hub Assistant - Reading (England)

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

    Transport Hub Assistant 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

    Transport Hub Assistant 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
    • 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.

    Transport Hub Assistant Benefits:

    • £9.00 per hour + overtime as required
    • 42.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm)

    If you think that you are suitable for this Transport Hub Assistant role, please apply now!

    Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 16th April 2021

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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 their 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

    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!

    Closing Date: 30th April 2021

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  • Upholstery Sewer - Preston (England)

    Upholstery Sewer  

    Location: Preston, PR1 7PZ

    Salary: Competitive

    Hours of Work: 38 hrs per week

    About the Company:

    Our client currently has an opportunity for an experienced Sewer with an accurate and methodical approach to work to join their Re-upholstery Department.

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

    Upholstery Sewer Requirements:

    • Pro-active
    • Able to work on your own initiative
    • Must be flexible in your approach to work
    • Previous experience of working within an upholstery manufacturing environment would be an advantage for this role

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

    Closing Date: Friday, 5th March 2021

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  • Delivery/ Collection Driver - Preston (England)

    Delivery/ Collection Driver

    Location: Preston

    Salary: Competitive

    Hours of Work: 42.5 hours per week

    Responsibilities:

    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

    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

    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!

    Closing Date for Applications; Friday 2nd April 2021

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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