Tailored Sofa Covers – Multiyork Grosvenor High Back Large Sofa

We recently recovered this Multiyork Grosvenor High Back Large Sofa – look at the results!

The project

Our customer requested a quote from us to recover their Multiyork Grosvenor sofa.

For many years it had been kept in the conservatory causing the original fabric to badly fade. The before image doesn’t quite do justice as to how faded it actually was. Because it was in the conservatory, the sofa wasn’t well used.

Our customer asked MY Sofa Covers to recover their sofa as they wanted to re purpose it and move it into their living room. In the living room it could be well used and made to become a focal point within the space.


Because this particular customer lived locally and was moving house she requested we collect the sofa from the old house, make and fit the covers at our premises, and then deliver the recovered sofa to her new house. In this instance we were more than happy to accommodate.

The Fabric

Our customer chose to recover their sofa using a gorgeous, robust Art of the Loom fabric. The fabric name is Fellside Angletarn.

Our Services

MY Sofa Covers are able to easily identify your piece of Multiyork furniture and provide replacement covers. Whether it be replacement loose covers or tailored fixed covers we are able to provide incredible replacements in a range of fabrics from budget to premium.

Whatever you decide for your item of furniture, MY Sofa Covers will get it looking brand new once again so you can feel proud of your piece.

Contact us today for your quote.

MY Sofa Covers Receive Funding from the New Anglia Business Growth Programme

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MY Sofa Covers are extremely grateful to have received funding through the New Anglia Small Grant Scheme.

The New Anglia Small Grant Scheme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The scheme has provided MY Sofa Covers with funding for new equipment which has enabled the company to expand our production capacity.

What will it help us do?

The new equipment will provide MY Sofa Covers with the capability to produce more products at any one time and improve our current processes. The new equipment is a major step towards MY Sofa Covers’ longer term goals in expanding further, which in turn will create a number of local jobs.

We would like to thank and acknowledge the help and support received from the New Anglia Small Grants Scheme. Their advice has been fantastic and their contribution will be key to the continued success and growth of our company.

You can do it too

Wanting to grow your business or develop a new product? Or want to improve productivity? New Anglia LEP’s Small Grant Scheme funded by the ERDF could help you too. The scheme offers grants of up to £25,000 to Norfolk and Suffolk’s growing businesses. Under the scheme you can apply for up to 20% of your total project cost. This will provide you with the needed resource to think bigger, or invest elsewhere. Contact the New Anglia Growth Hub on 0300 333 6536 or visit www.newangliagrowthhub.co.uk / www.newanglia.co.uk for more information.

I’m a customer not a business, how does this help me?

Well it means that now, you just may be able to get your loose Multiyork covers even quicker. Contact us today for your quote.

10 Facts about Multiyork that will Convince you to get your Sofa Recovered

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10 Interesting Facts you didn’t know about Multiyork

Every single item was manufactured in the UK

While the vast majority of retailers sourced their product from lower cost economies such as China and Eastern Europe, Multiyork stuck firmly to UK manufacturing.

The company was 40 years old

Initially operating from the Old Mill site in the small village of Suffolk, Mellis, Multiyork was founded in 1978.

Their manufacturing facility was based in Thetford, Norfolk

From 1992 onwards the factory and Head Office were based at Thetford in Norfolk.

Multiyork employed a lot of people

All Multiyork sofas were made at its Thetford factory. Its Thetford factory had alone had 300 members of staff, 60 of which were seamstresses who stitched the upholstery fabrics. In total Multiyork employed nearly 550 cross its 50 stores throughout the United Kingdom.

They even ran an apprenticeship scheme

Multiyork had a sewing apprenticeship school. This was to ensure that the skills held by their seamstresses were passed down through generations to preserve the craft of their employees.

The company made A LOT of sofas

In 2000 Multiyork were producing over 1,000 pieces of furniture a week.

And their sofas last a long time!

On average, people keep their Multiyork sofas for 15 to 20 years.

Multiyork was one of the first furniture retailers to have a website

Multiyork paved the way for online furniture shopping and were amongst the first to launch a website.

Their sofas raised £25,000 for charity

Multiyork raised £25,000 for BBC Children in Need in 2009. They created six limited edition Pudsey sofas which were auctioned off and raised a huge £6250 each.

They won 70% of their business on recommendations alone

Many of Multiyork’s customers went to Multiyork because friends or family recommended them. That is a huge amount of happy customers.

It’s worth it!

It is widely known that Multiyork went into administration at the end of 2017, but their legacy lives on in the high quality pieces of furniture which their worldwide customer base still own.

Many people will now be concerned over where they can, or whether they should, get their Multiyork furniture recovered when it begins to wear. We hope these 10 facts will remind everyone of the high quality of Multiyork furniture, and prove that it is totally worth recovering.

With a team made up of original Multiyork employees, including seamstresses MY Sofa Covers are able to offer a recovering service for Multiyork furniture as if it was Multiyork doing it themselves.

Contact us today for your quick quote!