Customer Reviews

Superb service from Simon and his team. They made a small 2 seater sofa to our size and specifications and based on photos of a much larger sofa that we liked the shape and style of. They did a fabulous job and we were involved at each stage – we had the frame in the house to see size, shape and fit; then we saw it part upholstered and tested it – great process. Really pleased with finished product. Thanks Simon and your team

Graham Ranby

Thrilled with my newly reupholstered furniture from Simon and Ruth, the quality of the work is brilliant. Very impressed with one of the chairs especially, it was 40 years old and very soft and squishy. I avoided sitting on it as it was such a struggle to get out of it again. Now it’s my favourite seat. The timescale was exactly as promised, so pleased with the results, so much so they will be doing another chair and settee when my chosen fabric has been delivered. The range of choice of fabrics is also amazing…all good the picture is my elderly armchair looking like new.

Marion Stubbings

Just collected my cushions for my t5 camper, done an absolute amazing job. Thank you again, highly recommend!

Luke Chapman

Recently had a bespoke corner snug sofa made. Excellent quality, service and eye for detail as well as a really good bloke!!

Faye Engelbrecht

We had 6 carver dining room chairs re-upholstered, and we are over the moon with the result – they look amazing! The communication, service and high quality craftmanship provided by Simon and his team was second to none. And the job itself only took a couple of weeks. Absolutely fantastic service, and i can’t recommend enough!

Jack Lavington

We are so very pleased with the work Simon and team did for us. It was such a straight forward process. From talking through ideas to final fitting, the team were excellent.
Particular mention should be made of the attention to detail afforded to the final finish and look. Thank you.
Photos won’t do the work justice.

Helen Hull

We had our sofas and stools made much more comfortable and re-covered by Simon and his team and are so pleased with them. He also made the curtains which are stunning. Thank you so much – we will get many years of pleasure out of them.

Sue Timcke

Our outdoor cushions were outdated and boring, until Simon worked his magic on them. Couldn’t be happier with them, they look and feel amazing. I wasn’t sure which fabric I wanted, but the advice you receive is second to none. The finish is immaculate and we love being outside at our lovely holiday home now!

Dionne Smith

We can not recommend Simon and his team enough. We are so pleased with our sofa – it is beautifully made with
Immaculate attention to detail!
It not only looks good but it feels wonderful to relax on and is perfect for all the family!
Thank you so much to you all!

Eve Parmenter

Having recently refurbished my mother’s home I decided for the first time to use Simon Holdings upholstery services and I’m so glad I did! We had numerous works completed by Simon including reupholstering a two piece suite and wing chair, new blinds and made to measure pelmets etc etc and my mother is so pleased with the results. Simon and his team are efficient, courteous and reliable. With an amazing eye for detail! First Class!

Joanne Gavrilovic

We are so happy with our bespoke daybed cushion. Simon is extremely professional and his work is of the highest quality. We had a vision of what the daybed cushion would look like and Simon brought the vision to life. Its actually better than what I imagined! I would have no hesitation to recommend Simon Houldings Upholstery services

Pashini Reddy

Simon and his team recently restored two armchairs and a huge sofa (known as the railway carriage). They all look superb – beautifully finished and really comfortable. From start to finish they were helpful and co-operative and we thoroughly enjoyed dealing with them. Highly recommend! We have used them before and will certainly use them again.

Nicholas Charrington

We found Simon’s website as we had recently moved to the area and wanted some furniture reupholstered and blinds fitted. We are very pleased indeed with the work that has been done. He is professional, courteous and reliable. We are thrilled to have found him.

Sam Tallowin

We found Simon’s website as we had recently moved to the area and wanted some furniture reupholstered and blinds fitted. We are very pleased indeed with the work that has been done. He is professional, courteous and reliable. We are thrilled to have found him.

Anne Humphreys

Fabulous service, fantastic job,great quality. We are really happy with our recovered stools

Maria Jeffrey

I have known Simon for over 20 years, we had not spoken in at least 18 as I had moved abroad. I have however followed his progress and there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that he and his team are both exceptional and the only choice for anybody looking for the highest standard. My wife and I had seen a sofa we fell in love with but it was not available in the UK. I called Simon and we soon had fabric and a confirmed date. The end result is simply exceptional and we have a stunning sofa that will last a lifetime. We’re now looking for him and his team to do other parts of our home and are so overwhelmed with what we have. We simply could not recommend them highly enough. Thank you!!

Brian Mundy

I met Simon for the first time a few months ago when I was searching the Internet looking to buy bespoke curtains. I read the reviews on line & decided to visit Simons premises. From the moment I stepped into his showroom I knew that I had come to the right place. I could see the upholsterers busily working & I was amazed at the range of materials that Simon showed me. He allowed me to take home whatever I wanted, so that I could see how the patterns & materials would match my rooms. The curtains & blinds have now been made & fitted and they are absolutely beautiful. The craftsmanship, quality, enthusiasm and knowledge demonstrated by Simon & his team is truly outstanding. Thank you so much to everyone involved in making this the company that Simon is so proud of, and that his customers are so delighted with.

Anne Walker

Simon and his team have worked on almost every chair and sofa in my house, as well as curtains. I think we must have been working together for seven or eight years now – maybe more – and in two different properties. The quality has been consistently outstanding throughout that time. I would strongly recommend his company for its professionalism and quality of advice, as well as the really beautiful finish they are able to achieve through their skill and experience. I really love the sense of pride that goes with this service. Thanks so much and I look forward to the next collaboration!

Juliette Taylor

We had a sofa made to the dimensions we wanted which is both beautiful and very comfortable and two classic club chairs reupholstered with traditional materials, the whole process from choosing style fabric/leather and little details was smooth and professional, thank you to Simon & Steve

Karen Bonnano

Quick service for a new cushion for my sofa,

Jeff Macklin

Been using this place for years, always impressed in the quality of the work.

Rob Walster

We have used Simon Houlding for both upholstery and curtains. From help choosing the fabrics to the delivery the service is second to none. Friendly informative and you are made to feel that nothing is too much trouble. . The ounouce is on getting the right product for you. The end results are a bespoke product with outstanding service

Linda Claydon

The chair we had upholstered is amazing and we are very pleased

June Jamieson

We purchased our sofa from furniture village 4 years ago and the cushions had really started to sag and dip in the middle, making it quite uncomfortable to sit on. Simon replaced the foam in the bottom cushions and back cushions and it’s now like a whole new sofa! For a very reasonable price it’s now given us a lot more years usage. Thank you so much!

Anastasia Read

Amazing craftsmanship! Blown away by the attention to detail – piping and buttons handmade to match the detailed fabric and placement perfection! I would recommend highly. Incredibly helpful, friendly and professional – thank you so much! We’ll be back!

Faye Kennedy

We have been absolutely delighted with all the curtains, blinds and cushions supplied and made by Simon and his team. We had a lot of rooms to do in a new build and the advice he gave was really helpful, the attention to detail second to none, and everyone comments on how lovely all our curtains are. The only difficult bit was choosing which of the gorgeous fabrics to use! We won’t hesitate in using them again.

Kay Soudah

Simon and the team created pelmets and seating for The Mitre Public House Wickham Bishops. The service we received was first class and the workmanship outstanding. Thoroughly recommend.

Adrian Cowley

I would just like to thank the team at Simon Houlding Upholstery for the excellent refurbishment of our kitchen seat. Simon and the team made our first seat when the kitchen was completed but with a glass roof and no sunlight protector the fabric colour started to fade.

As we now have protective roof coating we had the seat remade with a more vibrant colour fabric, deeper/thicker seating and to add the special touches two complemented cushions.

Thank you to you all

Bee Goody

Great job with faultless finish.

Fabric matching to a tee and the seat cushion is exactly what we need.

Many thanks

Jack Crisell

Amazing craftsmanship! We were blown away with our newly refurbished chair – attention to detail is incredible – buttons and piping made in the same material and place perfectly to match the pattern. Friendly, professional service – I would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you so much!!

Faye Kennedy

I’ve had four pairs of curtains so far and they have all been top quality with outstanding service provided. I would highly recommend Simon to anyone. The bowling curtains for my son were especially great!

Andy Scales

I have used Simon Houlding Upholstery for blinds and curtains throughout our home. Simon and Ruth are extremely talented and professional. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Ruth Merchant

We have been using Simon and his team for many years, they produce fantastic quality items and their choices of fabrics and materials is amazing. I would not hesitate in recommending them.

Peter Sims

The craftsmanship in the work carried out by Simon and his team of experts lived up to their reviews, there is something reassuring in the quality and presentation of what seems to be some of the best handcrafted work people have come to expect, we thought they were fairly price at quote stage (it’s not high street mass produced cheap) it is very high standard work with every attention to detail and we are very happy with our reupholstered French bed. Thank you Simon Houlding Upholstery

Richie Bermingham

If you want perfect curtains that hang to perfection this is the place to go. Great service, Simon is always at the end of a phone if you need to ask anything, any problems you may have get resolved instantly. I would highly recommend this company, you really do get what you pay for. I knew from the very first time I met Simon and his team I wouldn’t be disappointed, thank you so much.

Rebecca Gaskin

Excellent service and high quality craftsmanship.

Simon and his team invited me to their workshop showroom for a consultation for a bespoke blind I wished for my living room. They were thoughtful to our requirements and had a large collection of high quality fabric samples. Simon visited my home to measure and fit on completion. We are really pleased with the end product which is now a focal point of the room.

We will be using his services again for our home and recommend to our friends and family.

James Hodson

Absolutely love my new curtains. Fits like a glove and I haven’t had to wait long at all, paid so much attention to detail and gave real honest helpful opinions. Can’t wait to get the rest finished. Money well spent and amazing quality of material. 100% recommend.

Gemma Perkins

Went from having my dining chairs re-vamped & waxed to addressing two tricky square bays I had been putting off for years. Service was brilliant from start to finish and so pleased with the outcome. Nice to deal with a company where the little details are equally as important as the big ones.

Serena Cameron

Simon and his team did a fanatic job on our dining chairs. Patiently showing us hundreds of fabrics before we finally chose he bright one. Quality finish and delivered on time. I can highly recommend!

John Sprague

Simon and his wife are the most amazing people and make the most perfect blinds and curtains etc. Simon has done our kitchen, front room, bedroom and sons bedroom and they were worth every penny. You get what you pay for and we have blinds and curtains that are breathtaking. Simon, you and the team are wonderful. We can’t wait to get our next lot done.


Absolutely brilliant bespoke service from Simon and we couldn’t be happier with the results! Our re-upholstered 20 year old sofa looks (and feels) better now than when it was new and the new 2 seater sofa he made for us fits perfectly along side it. Thank you.

H Moruzzi

Have used Simon for many years, twice to reupholster my sofa, bring back to life two armchairs and now curtains for our bedroom. At all times Simon gives fantastic service and his attention to detail is exemplary. Would not hesitate to recommend his company.

Peter Oxley

I’m delighted with the settees Simon re covered for me and the help and advice he gave me. They were old, saggy, baggy and shabby, but now they’re smart, elegant and comfortable. He has done a superb job.

Sheila Nicholson

We have used Simon several times over the years and have always been delighted with the quality of service and the end product. This last occasion he has covered our outdoor furniture cushions both in terms of chairs but also settee cushions and the loungers. Came up with a very good selection of fabrics and also with fabric suggestions that are capable of being tolerant of the weather. Definitely will use him again.

David Barraclough

I had a 15 year old sofa and chair re-upholstered by Simon and it came back like new. Everything was straight forward from collection to delivery and done in less time than I thought. The choice of fabric is excellent so I was able to get the exact look I was after. The workmanship is fantastic and I am thrilled with my ‘new’ much more comfortable and stylish chairs.

Vanessa Smye

We had our dining chairs re-upholstered. Simon provided a very quick quote by e-mail, also accurately letting us know how much fabric we’d require.

He and his team were very friendly and knowledgable with a lovely in-house studio. They have thousands of fabric samples to choose from, though are also happy for you to supply your own (for a fee) as we did on this occasion.

Simon returned our newly upholstered seats to our house and fitted them back to the chair frames. They look great – we’re really pleased and will be working with him again.

Fayez Al-momani

Simon and his team have renovated and re-upholstered our 10 dining room chairs. Simon advised us of all the work that needed doing throughout the process and the associated costs, including helping us with the fabric choices.

The results are great and to a very good standard and it was obvious that Simon was interested in the project and took satisfaction in bringing the chairs back to a usable condition that will last for years.

Rod Pilcher

I’m very pleased with the outcome of my curtains as it was a tricky job being it was such a large window, but the curtains are of a really good standard and it looks very sophisticated and means my bedroom is completely dark now as the blackout was something I needed. Many thanks

Natalie Thomas

Each fabric choice is reviewed in detail by Simons team and exquisite levels of thought are given to the pattern layout to ensure the best alignment of pattern to pleat and flow-through from window to window is achieved to show the curtains and blinds at their best. The curtains and blinds are made with a white black-out lining to protect the fabric from sun fade and interlining to to give exceptional hang qualities.

Overall the help and guidance from Simon and his team has been a pleasure and any details regarding a specific installation were handled and solved swiftly without a fuss. A small friendly team of curtain makers of the highest quality – highly recommended.

Martin Flook

Ultra professional from our initial enquiry Simons service has been fantastic.

We have just had a couple of cushions made for our new seating area in our newly fitted kitchen. The advice and overall quality of workmanship is the best I have seen.

The showroom also is definitely worth a visit with plenty of choice in terms of colours and fabric options, no hesitation in recommending Simon for any type of upholstery work.

Been an absolute pleasure – we will go back!

Justin Lloyd

Love it when you find a local person who does quality work!!! Simon has done two restoration projects for me and both were superb! Simons work is very professional, fairly priced and done very quickly. Could not recommend him enough

Anne H-L

Another fantastic piece of work. Our chair looks great. Highly recommended. Such nice people

Jean Smye

What a find Simon and Ruth Houlding curtain makers are. We commissioned Simon and Ruth to design and make our curtains. The quality of the work is absolutely fantastic, attention to detail is first class, so good I even wrote an article on them which featured in a national magazine. The service was great, and very prompt!!

Sean Butler

Simon and his team reupholstered a settee and armchair for us, they were in a pretty desperate state but they are now looking absolutely super. We are so pleased with them and wouldn’t have a moments hesitation in recommending this fab company to anybody.

Lee Summer

Simon and his team fitted new blinds in our kitchen, bathroom and ensuite in Islington. He was great at helping us to select fabrics and styles and was polite and professional throughout the whole process. Highly recommended!

Elizabeth Hawthornthwaite

Fantastic service and the level of craftsmanship is outstanding. We are extremely pleased with the work he has done in repairing our 20yr old leather sofa, it’s as if new!!

Jema Osborn

This is the second time we have used Simon to revamp upholstery and each time he has delivered high quality work well within the quoted timescales and cost. I have no hesitation in recommending Simon to anyone needing their upholstery restored or renewed. Top work!!

Ruth Devenney

Just the right combination of technical expertise, attention to detail, quality control, high standards, a talented team and great customer service. Simon had already undertaken a number of upholstery jobs for me on my cherished antique furniture so I had no hesitation in contacting him when I needed curtains for my new home. Simon gave patient, sensitive advice and guidance to ensure that the curtains not only met expectation but exceeded it. I am absolutely thrilled with the result. Thanks to Simon, Dawn and Tina

Margaret Robins

We are delighted with Simon and his team’s work. Our 30 year old dining chairs came back better than new. Would definitely recommend this company for your upholstery.

Andy Beardsley

Excellent craftsmanship, very good service, we are very impressed with their friendly team. Many thanks we will be back!

John Dorrington

Simon transformed our sofa and two armchairs with an up to date look with excellent workmanship. It looks very stylish. We have no hesitation in recommending Simon. He takes pride in his work and his after care service is excellent.

Jennifer Down

Simon took 2 armchairs away with him and returned them looking great. Very pleased with the service and time factor. I would recommend his company.

Peter Martin

Simon Houlding and his company did an amazing job on our very tired multiyork settee and chair. Not only did they manage to revive the unrevivable, it was done in record time. The furniture now looks absolutely stunning and I would recommend this company to anybody that needs their help.

Lee Summers

Simon just completed an outstanding re-upholstery of our chaise-longue. He has done chairs and boat upholstery for us in the past, and we have always been pleased with the quality of his work. Highly recommended.

R Gee

Simon has just covered our 15 year old dining chairs, they have come back looking fantastic, very pleased with them. Had good advice on what material to use and what would look good.

Sandra Jackson

We had boat cushions and 2 sofas re-upholstered with Simon and his team. His advice, workmanship and efficiency were superb. Highly recommended.

Annette Bryson

Two old sofas recovered and revamped. Beautifully finished – just as we remembered them when bought 25 years ago! Recommend Simon and company, friendly and very obliging

John Warren

12 old pub chairs beautifully restored and padded seats added, we didn’t expect them to look quite this good! An excellent job guys thank you very, very much!

Adam Kiddier

Quality workmanship, helpful and friendly

Richard Meads

Great service and quality workmanship – transformed and fully restored our Ercol furniture

Steve Kent

Simon has recently reupholstered my nursing chair and I’m really pleased with the result. It now has a contemporary look but retains its victorian origins. I also appreciated Simon’s guidance about keeping or removing the original wheels.

Alison Pegrum

Brilliant work on our curtains and furniture. Would recommend highly. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Christine Goodlad

Thanks Simon for a fabulous job on our dining chairs

Louise Griffiths

Very pleased with the recovering of two sofas, armchair and 8 dining chairs. A very high quality job by true professionals. Would highly recommend.

Jilly Harvey