About GEM Upholstery

GEM Upholstery History

The company was born when Grahame started up his own upholstery workshop 'GEM Upholstery' in 1971 at the tender age of 19. He had become an apprentice to his uncle when he left school but soon decided to take the plunge and go it alone. Fast forward over 40 years and Grahame now has a great team working with him. We are a firm believer at GEM Upholstery of ensuring the trade is passed down to the younger generations. Grahame's son and business partner Jeff has worked at the firm since leaving school. Two of our upholsterers started work with the firm upon leaving school and they are still ‘on the bench’ today – over 15 years later. We also have highly skilled seamstresses with vast experience in the trade.

Bespoke Handmade Furniture

At GEM Upholstery we can create furniture to meet your specific style and requirements, from armchairs to foot stools and deep buttoned head boards to large seating units and deep buttoned chesterfields and 3 piece suites.

Re-upholstery Specialists

GEM Upholstery offers a full re-upholstery service both within the home and outside. We re-upholster sofas, chairs, 3 piece suites, horse boxes, classic cars, pubs, bars, restaurants, boats, caravans ....and many more!

Why us?

The furniture we produce at GEM Upholstery is built to last, using quality materials and traditional techniques.

We provide a truly bespoke service. We can make sofas and chairs in any design and dimensions you require.

We offer a full re-upholstery service both within the home and outside. No job is too big or too small!