BASED IN Wiltshire


Bishop’s Upholstery was established in 1961 by Bernie Bishop and has been renowned for producing the highest quality upholstery and soft furnishings throughout Wiltshire and beyond. Tim and Theresa Sumbler took over the business in 1993 and pride themselves on the bespoke service they deliver and their exacting attention to detail. They use traditional techniques to restore and repair individual items of furniture, and also work with designers and kitchen firms to produce prototypes and one off tailor made items.

Tim and Theresa work in partnership, where they bring together their skills and expertise in all aspects of sewing, woodwork, traditional and modern upholstery. Theresa has over 35 years experience in the soft furnishing industry and can undertake almost any sewing requirements to the highest standards. Theresa enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for fabrics and curtain design, spending time in consultation with the client to ensure their desired vision can be achieved.

Tim’s background in woodwork and passion for antique furniture provided him with the requisite skills to enter into upholstery. Tim learnt under the careful tuition of Mr Bishop prior to taking over the business in 1993, and his work in restoring furniture has led to the excellent reputation and loyal client base Bishop’s Upholstery has achieved over the years. The layers of craftsmanship that go into every item demonstrate the years of experience that Tim and Theresa have built up over many decades in the trade.

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  • Winged Chair

    Traditional & Modern Upholstery

    We have extensive knowledge of all aspects of upholstery, in particular the restoration and rebuilding of antique chairs and settees. Likewise we apply the same skill and attention to any modern reupholstery project. We are also able to recover headboards and pelmet boards, and undertake traditional cane seating.

  • Roman Blind

    Curtains & Roman Blinds

    All our curtains are hand made to exacting standards. Whilst choosing your curtains we are happy to discuss the suitable lining, inter-lining and heading with you. Within our service we also offer the option of measuring and hanging your curtains, depending upon your requirements.

    Roman Blinds are made to measure using the latest child safety compliant cassette rails. These can also be inter-lined for a more luxurious finish.

  • bike seat cover

    Boats, Bikes & Campervans

    Our diverse range of work includes recovering seating for boats, bikes and campervans. We know our clients are passionate about their leisure activities. We frequently work in leather and vinyl, to produce a durable product that will last for years to come. We can discuss your requirements and advise on the best materials and methods to use.

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    Loose Covers

    Our loose covers are tailor made in our workshop, to achieve the perfect fit on your furniture. They are a versatile option to bring a fresh look to you settee or chairs. All of our removable covers are overlocked to reduce the risk fraying when washing or dry cleaning.

A Selection of our leading suppliers

We work with a range of beautiful fabrics to create your desired look. We have a selection of pattern books for you to view when making your choice. We can advice on the suitability of a particular fabric in relation to your project.

Below is a selection of our leading suppliers.

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  • Ross Fabrics
  • Fryetts
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Please contact us to discuss your upholstery or soft furnishing requirements. We are happy to visit you at your home for a face-to-face meeting or to view the potential work.

We aim to respond to all emails and telephone calls promptly. If we are unable to answer your call immediately, please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Devizes, Wiltshire