Restoration Project News

May 20, 2020

With the easing of Lockdown restrictions we are pleased to say that we are still open for repair work, so if you have a chair that needs re gluing or a table that needs scratches or stains removed we are happy to provide  a competitive quote, just drop us a line with p...

March 27, 2020

We are still busy undertaking repair work despite the lockdown. Fortunately the workshop is at our home so we are able to comply with the isolation rules while still working, well until materials run out. 

The latest job that we have  almost finished is an early 20th Ce...

December 10, 2019

With Christmas rapidly approaching we are working hard to get furniture back to clients in time for the celebrations. It is this time of year that many discover that with family coming they need those extra chairs that have been languishing in the bedroom waiting to be...

December 6, 2019

This week we have been working on a customer's late Victorian sideboard, which had a number of issues. One was a large white ring on the top. This is usually caused by damp from the underside of a cup or plate re acting with the polish and though very common, is surpri...

November 11, 2019

This week we collected an Edwardian bureau that had been damaged during a house move. The fretwork along the back had been broken off, which needed re attaching, and we were asked if we could address several other small areas of damage, one being damage caused by their...

November 2, 2019

We don't normally take on total re upholstery jobs on chairs due to the time they take and the subsequent high labour costs involved far exceeding the value of the chair, but this was an exception. Originally coming to us as a "simple recover" stripping back the fabric...

October 18, 2019

Well here we are just a couple of months away from Christmas , and the lovely summer sunshine has been replaced by autumnal gales and more than enough rain. The summer months has seen a steady flow of repair jobs coming through the workshop, from normal chair repairs t...

March 23, 2019

Well since closing the retail side of our business, it seems that we made the right decision to concentrate on the restoration service that we provide. A steady stream of furniture has been passing through the workshop over the past few weeks and the most rewarding asp...

January 22, 2019

With the majority of our work being related to restoration and repair we have decided to concentrate on this side of things and as such will be closing our Garlinge shop at the end of the month.  As most restoration work is done in our workshop at our home address we f...

December 9, 2018

The main core of our business has turned out to be antique restoration, and we have seen a diverse array of problems that have required the "Magic Touch". We are however , at present dealing with probably the most extensive restoration that we have ever tackled. This i...

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