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Last updated on April 12th, 2023

Furniture repair cost guide

Just because your furniture is looking a bit worn and tired, that doesn’t mean it can’t be freshened up and made to feel like new. Whether you want to give your items a new, modern look or embrace the vintage feel by restoring them to their former glory, discover the average furniture repair cost here.

Just because your furniture is looking a bit worn and tired, that doesn’t mean it can’t be freshened up and made to feel like new. Getting your old furniture repaired is eco-friendly and cost-effective. Plus, it’s a great way to give any sentimental items a whole new lease of life. Whether you want to give your items a new, modern look or embrace the vintage feel by restoring them to their former glory, discover the average furniture repair cost here.

Type of repairAverage cost
Scratch repair£70 - £90
Chair leg repair£150 - £300
Table leg repair£150 - £300

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Furniture repair cost

The average cost for furniture repair is £150, which can be a lot cheaper than replacing your old furniture and also more environmentally friendly. However, the total furniture repair cost will depend on a number of factors, including the type of furniture you want to repair, the extent of the damage and the type of repair needed.

The most common types of furniture repair include:

  • Surface scratch repair.
  • Torn upholstery repair.
  • Balancing a wobbly table or chair.
  • Sofa spring repair or replacement.

    Wooden furniture repair cost

You could pay as little as £77 for a simple repair like mending a fabric tear or scratch. If your repair needs more time and consideration, on the other hand, like repairing the wooden legs on a table, you could spend more than £300.

Wood furniture repair cost

Wooden furniture is classy, elegant and can last for decades, if not centuries. It’s also easy to upcycle as it can be painted any colour or sanded back to expose the natural wood. Getting your wood furniture repaired is much more cost-effective than buying new wooden furniture and is a great way to keep its history alive.

You’re likely to spend between £70 and £90 repairing a scratch on your wooden furniture. To mend a broken chair or table leg, however, you could pay between £150 and £300.

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Reupholstery costsUnitCost + VATAverage cost + VAT
3-seater sofaPer item£850
2-seater sofaPer item£700
ArmchairPer item£480 - £800£612
Dining chair (seat only)Per item£40
Dining chair (seat and back)Per item£55
Dining chair (fully upholstered)Per item£80
FabricPer metre£25 - £65£45

Sofa repair cost

Reupholstering your sofa can be an excellent way to freshen it up and give it a new lease of life.

Furniture reupholstery costs start at around £425 for an armchair. Alternatively, you could pay around £600 to get a two-seater sofa reupholstered or £900 for a three-seater sofa.

Other popular sofa repairs include burns, sagging, burst or split seams and collapsed frames.

ItemUnitAverage cost
Spring repair2 seater sofa£150 +
Full spring replacement2 seater sofa£450 - £700

Sofa spring repair cost

There’s nothing worse than trying to relax on your sofa that has broken or weak springs. Luckily, it’s relatively cost-effective and straightforward to get your sofa springs repaired.

Depending on the size of your sofa and the state of the springs, you could spend between £40 and £120 on sofa spring repair costs. If your sofa needs a full spring replacement, on the other hand, this could cost anywhere from £60 to £130.

Can I carry out furniture repair myself?

Many people decide to try and save money by carrying out their furniture repair themselves. However, without the right training and experience, it’s often hard to achieve the repair to a standard that blends in well. Not only that, but if you’re using chemicals or power tools, it’s easy to injure yourself if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Hiring a professional to repair your furniture will guarantee that your furniture is repaired to a high standard and will give it the best chance of lasting for many more years to come. Not only that, but a professional will have the right tools, equipment and workshop space to ensure that your repair can be carried out as quickly and cost-effectively as possible while minimising any disruption at home.

Key takeaways

  • The cost of your furniture repair will depend on the type of furniture, the type of damage and the type of repair needed.
  • Hiring a professional will give your furniture the best chance of being enjoyed for many more years.
  • Get quotes from professionals to get an accurate cost for your furniture repair.
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