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

  • Loose Cover Operative - Preston (England)

    Loose Cover Operative

    Location: Preston

    Salary: Competitive

    Hours of Work: 38 hours per week

    About the Company:

    Due to a significant uplift within our Traditional business, we are looking to recruit a Loose Cover Operative 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 Operative Requirements:

    • Loose cover fitting 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 Operative role, please apply now!

    Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 12th February 2021

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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: 27th November 2020

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  • 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, 5th February 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