Settee covers and a smile

Settee covers and a smile

Our settee and lounge chairs were looking decidedly shabby. W didn’t want to throw them out as the carcasses are in perfect order. Buying a quality new suite is also expensive. Welcome to the world of settee covers. We realised quite quickly that there isn’t much competition in this market so we phoned Plumbs, booked an appointment for a home visit and waited for the hard sell.

Dave came round to measure up had us in fits of laughter from the start and it couldn’t have been a better experience. I was totally suprised at how casual it all was and it was no problem for him to help us choose for our taste and budget.

We waited about eight weeks for them to be made and delivered. Dave came back to fit them for us. We went for piped decoration in a luxury cotton blend. Dave threw in all the scatter cushion covers too and it came to about £750 which we thought was a great deal. It sounds a lot but another company who offered a copy service with no piping or extra cushions were quoting around £1000 – no fittng just postal delivery.

Plumbs is simply massive – they buy all their fabric in bulk and everything is automated in a gigantic factory so the costs of materials is kept very low. The service is great and I would recommend them to anyone thinking of updating their sofa with new covers as opposed to new settees. They look amazing and it keeps your old settees out of landfill for a few more years!