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Who we are

Craig Lodge Upholstery provides a personal and reliable family run re-upholstery and repair service for all aspects of furniture. Craig started his apprenticeship with Richard Bull Upholstery in 1996, where he learnt all the skills needed in the upholstery trade, and has never looked back.

Working with all makes of furniture including Coopers, Ercol and Parker Knoll to name but a few, Craig and Richard are very passionate about the work they undertake, giving their customers exactly what they desire. The satisfaction they get from turning furniture from old to new is what they enjoy the most. Craig and Richard work from a large collection of high-quality fabrics, including: Romo, Ross, Linwood, J Brown, Cristina Marrone and many many more.

No job is too small.

Services include:

  Three piece suite upholstery
   Dining chair refurbishment
   Headboards: re-upholstery and bespoke headboards to your requirements (i.e.size, shape etc.)
   Furniture repairs: spring repairs, frame repairs, dinning chair repairs & leather repairs
   Cushion replacements: foam, feather & fibre
   French Polishing service

Richard bull working

Furniture Brands

We work with a variety of furniture brands, including:

Parker Knoll


G plan
And many more!

Parker Knoll
And many more!
G plan
And many more!


We work with all the well-known fabric brands, including:

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Areas Covered

Based in Brentwood, Essex, Craig Lodge Upholstery serves areas throughout Essex and East London.

Throughout Essex we cover; Brentwood, Chelmsford, Hornchurch, Romford, Upminster, Hutton, Shenfield and Billericay.

We also cover some parts of East London including; Loughton, Chigwell, Chingford, Ilford and Epping

Being based in the Peak District, Richard can provide quotes and arrange visits in the North West, covering Derbyshire, Cheshire, Manchester and surrounding areas.

We are happy to travel for visits, collections and deliveries for the areas we cover. Also, all clients are very welcome to come and visit the workshop in Brentwood, Essex. Please note –  parking is limited, so please ring ahead to let us know you’re coming.

Happy customers

A bit more about what our customers are saying

Craig did a brilliant job of restoring and recovering my old Laura Ashley sofa and two occasional chairs.  The workmanship and finish was absolutely first class and the fabric used was of the highest quality. I’m really happy with the end result and I would have no hesitation in recommending Craig for all your upholstery and fabric requirements.  It’s a10 out of 10 from me

Clive - May 2023

Craig totally transformed our 18 year old very worn 3 piece suite into a superb as new suite. He left us plenty of pattern books to choose from which were of a very high quality His work is second to none, with a wonderful eye for detail. We could not recommend him highly enough. Thank-you Craig and team for your superb work.

Bernard and Teresa - September 2023

We are so impressed with the skill and attention to detail that Craig has shown in restoring two dilapidated 1950’s chairs to their former glory. I would not hesitate to recommend Craig for his high standards of customer service and superb craftsmanship.

Andrea - October 2023

Craig provided a wonderful and thoroughly professional service from start to finish. Having failed to find suitable replacements for our 8 dining chairs we were recommended Craig via neighbours. Craig’s service throughout the whole process was outstanding, from the initial contact and meeting; to the fabric selection and advice; the one-off sample; timely collection of the chairs and final delivery of the completed article. Nothing was too much trouble. We are absolutely delighted with the recovered chairs and suffice to say we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Craig.

Andrew - March 2023

Craig has recently renovated and reupholstered my settee and footstool. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and I’m absolutely delighted with the finished result. They look brand new! I have no hesitation in recommending Craig’s work.

Alex - February 2023

Craig re-covered our six dining chairs.  It’s a fantastic job – they look better than when they were new thirty years ago. Craig is very helpful, professional and a pleasure to deal with. We would definitely use him again and happily recommend him to others. Thank-you Craig

Peter - January 2023

I’ve just had our 14 year old sofa re-sprung and all cushions replaced. Craig did a fantastic job as has brought it back to life and feels like new. Great company, very reliable, excellent service and very well priced. Craig was extremely polite and always answered queries in a timely manner. I even got the sofa delivered back earlier than anticipated. Will use again when I need the sofa recovered. Would highly recommend. 5 star rating

Amanda W

“Thank you again for doing such a wonderful job on our armchairs. We are really happy with them – they look beautiful and are very comfortable. if I have any upholstery needs in the future I will certainly be contacting you.”

June 2021

“Craig & Richard are a professional and reliable team. They restored and re-upholstered a wing back chair that had become worn and uncomfortable to sit on. The result is now an opulent, grand looking chair that is now too good to sit on! In addition, Craig & Richard performed the same process on four dining chairs which has completely changed their appearance and comfort. This now means we no longer have to buy new chairs.”

June 2021

“I want to thank you for upholstering the loom chair. It looks great and I love the colour. I am very pleased with it and thank you for the quick turnaround.”

June 2021

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for the upholstery work on my settee and cushions you delivered today. I’m totally thrilled with the result, it looks like a brand new suit, amazing. Thank you so much. I will definitely recommend Craig Lodge Upholstery to friends and family.”

April 2021

“We are so thrilled with our newly upholstered three seater sofa. Looks like new! Craig is so helpful and flexible, the sofa was finished beautifully and within the promised timescale and delivered promptly. We cannot recommend highly enough.”

March 2021

“We have just taken delivery of our reupholstered sofa; good attention to detail and really pleased with the result. Craig telephones and sticks to prearranged times for pick up and delivery. We will definitely use him again.”

February 2021

“We have just had our 30 year old sofa bed returned from Craig & what an amazing job he & Richard have done. It’s like a new sofa. Everything was so straightforward & easy to organise & Craig delivered as he promised. Fantastic service and it was great to support a local business. I would not hesitate in recommending him.”

January 2021

Brilliant, sums up our reaction when we inspected and sat in our sofa and chairs, it now has a new lease of life and we can’t thank Craig enough. He was straight forward and easy to deal with, no messing us about; phoned and turned up when agreed. Also he was very careful taking the suite in and out of our property which we appreciated. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Craig to anyone who needs work done on their furniture. Thank you Craig.


Essex, Jul 2020

Craig and Richard did wonderful job of re-upholstering our 2 sofas and making a matching storage footstool. We really appreciated the advice received and the quality of their work. Working with them was simple, efficient, and fuss free.

Dec 2020

We have just got our completed, reupholstered and remodelled hand made sofas back from Craig. The results are amazing, and the best professional work of this type we have seen.
He has also upholstered some dining chairs, and made these beautiful, and much more comfortable. We thoroughly recommend Craig for a fantastic result!

Malcolm & Yvonne

Essex, Jun 2020

Craig was recommended to me by a friend and I am delighted with the service I received. Craig was friendly, knowledgable and understood exactly what I wanted. The result is fantastic. My suite has been restored to a brand new condition and I would have no hesitation in recommending Craig.

Lesley E.

Essex, Feb 2020

When Craig dropped off the chair for the big reveal it was way better than expected. He helped me chose fabrics as I don’t think I’m very good at having the imagination – he helped me narrow it down and the result is just spectacular.
Now my chair looks as good as it should. Very impressed with his service, easy going to deal with. Thanks Craig!!


Essex, Feb 2020

I just wanted to say thank you for completely transforming my bed head. It went looking sad and tired and came back looking absolutely amazing! The workmanship is of a high standard and I am thrilled!

Claire G.

Essex, Feb 2020

Craig refilled all the cushions on my large lounge sofas and conservatory sofas/chairs. It has completely transformed the furniture and we couldn’t be more pleased.

Lee P.

Essex, Dec 2019

I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful upholstery on my chairs. They are a joy to sit on and look absolutely first class.

I definitely know where to come in the future and will highly recommend you to everyone I know.

Chris C.

Essex, Nov 2019

Would definitely recommend Craig. He reupholstered my chair to an excellent standard and in a very efficient manner.

Linda B.

Essex, Nov 2019

I had been trying to find someone for more than a year willing to entertain this as removing some of the leather covering completely to be able to get inside was not something anyone else as yet would take on.
Craig and Scott were extremely good communication wise and always punctual and willing to advise on best way to proceed.
I was delighted with the first part of corner sofa when it was returned so I decided to have the other portion also refilled and also foot stool.
it is now all lovely and firm..the creases in the leather duevto sagging to an extent have been filled out and the back cushions ,seat cushions and arms are all full and plump despite them all being fixed cushions and diffucult to get to.
Craig worked hard and managed to get into the sofa to renew all..
great job really thrilled would not hesitate to use again or to recommend.

T. Bays

Essex, Oct 2019

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