Upholstery service in Kent!

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Upholstery service in Kent!

Postby Vworks upholstery » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:54 pm

Hi everyone!
After three years doing the upholstery for my husband's classic VW company, I have taken the plunge and started my own car upholstery business! Morris Minors are high on my list of favourites and I hope to hear from some of you guys soon. If you want to see examples of my work or ask any questions, please feel free to message me.
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Postby Big Al » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:59 pm

Hi Laura, welcome to the forum.

If you can post some photos of examples (any car) it might help your trade. Have you a website or still developing?

One of the questions you'll bound to be asked is quality and price. Another will be will you do custom fittings for those who have squeezed in larger engines and gearboxes.

Good luck! :thumbleft:
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Postby Big Al » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:51 pm

Found you: http://www.vworks.co.uk/upholstery.shtml

I've added the link as you'll not be able to, being a new poster at this stage. ;)
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Thanks!

Postby Vworks upholstery » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:10 pm

Hey Big Al,
Thanks very much! I will post some photos in the next couple of days. I have a facebook page which I update at the end of every job - just search Vworks upholstery. There is a link to a website with some examples of prices but these are for VW cab seats at the moment. For the time being I would suggest people contact me for prices but these should give an idea.

I do a lot of custom stuff as the VW lot put all kinds of weird and wonderful seats, beds and bum perches in their vehicles, but I can't wait to expand into other types of car. I'll be keeping an eye on your forum for upcoming events in my area so I can go along and meet a new crowd of people.  :)
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Postby Big Al » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:27 pm

The 'darkside' around Kent are holding their next rally/show Sunday 1st September 2013 in Ashford. I've tagged along to on the past two years and they do have a few other classics on show. Have a look at my post: about7786.html As an ex VW splitty & Bay owner it would be nice to see one up close again.

Your Facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/VworksUpholstery
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Postby Plin » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:46 pm

Hello Laura - welcome to the forum and thanks for letting us know of your upholstery business, may your new venture out of the VW market be fruitful!
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Postby chesney » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:45 pm

Welcome :D
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Postby MickEssex » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:21 pm

Welcome to the forum from me too Laura :D

Hope the new branch of your business is successful. :D
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Some pictures as promised

Postby Vworks upholstery » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:46 pm

here is a job we did a little while ago...
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these seats are originally from a mk 2 landrover
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another seat
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Postby MartinLowe » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:13 pm

Lovely work!
What sort of prices do you charge for eg. recovering both front and the rear for a minor?
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Prices

Postby Vworks upholstery » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:06 pm

Thanks very much!
Prices pretty much depend on how fancy you want to go - for example if you want only one colour with no stitched pleats you'd be looking at a pair of front seats for about £250 inc VAT and materials. If you want two or three colours with pleats, diamonds or squares then more like £350 for the pair.
Non standard stuff with armrests and headrests built in or if you have your heart set on real leather rather than leatherette would be a bit more still.
Best to send me some pics with a rough idea of what you want and I can do you a proper quote, but hopefully this gives you a rough idea  :)  

Remember I do matching door panels too!
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Postby MartinLowe » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:16 am

Thanks for that, will be in touch!
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