INTRODUCTION


Welcome to Vale Bridgecraft upholstery.

This section contains a number of short articles to introduce our company and our history of hand crafted traditional sofas, suites and settees.

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QUALITY UPHOLSTERY - A YORKSHIRE TRADITION

Vale has always been committed to lasting quality, creating elegant but extremely robust upholstery that can become a “part of the family” for its customers.

Vale Upholstery was established in the west Riding of Yorkshire in 1947, drawing from the long established craftsman skills in joinery and textiles that the region is famous for as well as a heritage of fine furniture making.

In 1992 Vale moved to its present location, Mytholmroyd near Hebden Bridge. The village is famed for its literary associations as well as its superb surrounding countryside of wooded dales and open moors.

Vale is dedicated to uncompromising quality in the creations of upholstery that will stand the test of time and fashion.


Every piece of furniture we make involves an exceptional percentage of hand crafted work, only possible through traditional skills and know-how.

The basis of quality is rooted in careful design, creating the original ideas of an elegant and balanced look. The inherent comfort that the best upholstery provides is not created by accident. Vale Upholstery operates a consistent policy of product development, designing and prototyping new styles constantly in order to create the classics of tomorrow.

Inside all our upholstery is a special strength, celebrated throughout the furniture industry. We use kiln dried hardwood to craft and shape especially generous frames, up to 20% more than average, to give them extra substance and resilience. We are so confident in our frames that we have given them a 25 year guarantee, subject to wear and tear.


The seating is given reinforced, full steel coil springing. Positioning and fixing of the springs is a key factor in giving firm comfort that will endure and bounce back from years of use.

The padding of the upholstery is completed in careful, generous layers of high resilience foam and felts, creating the full shape of the style. Cushions are either luxuriously soft fibre or high resilience foam, applied in an arrangement that is guaranteed to give effectively firm but relaxing support.

Covers are made up in our own sewing department, using the appropriate, best quality thread and seasoned seamstress skills to make generous, reinforced seams. After being slowly fitted and finished in every delicate detail, all Vale Upholstery is thoroughly quality inspected before being sent on to its new home.

Occupying a 70,000 square feet factory, Vale produces around 300 pieces of upholstery per week, supplying judiciously selected independent retailers throughout Britain.


We offer you a wide choice in each collection, giving a more flexible option than the conventional “three piece suite” and allow you the customer to select pieces of furniture and styling details to suit your needs.

Hand carved wooden fascias for arms, wings and carved rails and legs, are designed to give selected collections of our upholstery an extra flourish of style and traditional elegance. With all of our ranges that offer this option, the classical flourish of carved wood is complemented by the ultimate in modern seating comfort.

There are literally thousands of choices in Vale’s repertoire of covering fabrics. These are produced exclusively for Vale by a distinguished group of specialist fabric makers from around the world. The unique designs in construction are especially suitable for first class upholstery, hard-wearing and pleasing to touch.

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