A week to go until reupholtsery at Regal

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  1. SOS

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    This time next week we will be on our way to Ilkeston to get our Laika Ecovip 1r reupholstered. Been waiting so long for this and I am very excited. Hoping for part leather but I will fully make my mind up once I am there. Setting off Tuesday night so we can call in at the National Aboretum at Alweras on Wednesday morning.

    I will update you all with pictures of before and after and let you know how the experience goes. We will be staying in their yard on Wednesday night ready for them to pull it all apart on the Thursday. I think I may have to go off somewhere as I probably won't like to see what they are doing!
     
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    The NMA is well worth visiting......very moving.

    It'll be like having a brand new mh........Looking forward to pics.....:)
     
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    Hi.
    Don't quote me at the yard,but i believe that they will run you up into "Ill,son?" Ilkeston,in a car.This is a quaint "Frontier" town,that borders the Lawless county of Nottinghamshire,this lawless county sends raiding parties into derbyshire,they can be recognised instantly as their Warcry is......... Forest!!!
    Yes,in Nottingham,they walk amongst us....DOH!.
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    we had ours by regal, never again. it took 4 trips to get it right, and the only way it was resolved was by a complete recover in a different material. one seat base was too small and the gap was hidden by a cushion, so on the first turn left all cushions ended up on the floor. make sure you check their work before driving off
     
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    Not alot to see in Ilson these days I'm afraid:(.....if I remember rightly it's market day though.
     
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    We are considering having new upholstery at the end of the year so I look forward to seeing how you get on. Could you post before and after pictures please?
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I will be inspecting thoroughly however they have come highly recommended by my sister in law who has been selling caravans and motorhome so for over 25 years. It must have been very disappointing for you, luckily I haven't got any loose cushions on mine but I will be keeping a close eye on their workmanship!
     
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    I definitely will and also give you an account of my experience of how it all went.
     
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    We had a van done at Regal - they did a great job. Can't always get it right for everyone I guess.
     
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    Hi.
    They have done two for us,as they supplied Timberland and Wildax with furnishings,both times we were given a choice of going to Regal and choosing the fabrics to be fitted,as we only lived about 6 miles away at the time. Cannot fault them.
    Tea Bag
     
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    Had our Rapido done 3wks ago, very pleased, you will get free cushions in your chosen fabric.....(y)

    While they where doing ours we went into Nottingham castle for the day, it was fantastic and a few nice bars outside for a good lunch on a sunny day....:)
     
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    Did they have a good choice of fabrics? That's the one thing that is worrying me.:unsure:
     
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    The answer to this is yes a wide range and let you have has long as needed to choose have just done our self build T5 half leather a fantastic job and nothing was to much trouble they actually listen to what you want and advise can recommend them to everyone
    A completely satisfied customer
     
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    Well this is good news, I have ideas of what I want but am also open to suggestions. Many thanks.
     
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    Yes they had a lot of fabrics and leather but a lot were quite similar, I.e. Same pattern but different colours.

    Mrs bu'ckett had a definite idea on what she wanted but came away with something different, we chose several combinations and they cut pieces of and we went back to the van and arranged them to find the best for us.

    Take your time, get there early to chose and then you will worry all the next day that you have made the wrong choice like we did but when it's done we were very pleased with how it turned out, it completely changed the van and made it look more modern and bright.
    There will be a few threads that will need clipping back from the sewing but the quality needle work and fitting is really good.

    By the way, we went for the firm foam and are happy with it...
    I'll try and post the link to ours..
     
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    Hi
    Same as Sas r us...... Firm foam.
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    All your before and after photos look fabulous. They have told us to arrive between 1pm and 3pm on the Wednesday. I will be making sure we get there at 1pm as I really want to make the right choice.

    I hear what you are saying about going for the firm foam, I think we will probably go for the same. We only have a dinette seating area but with the weight of us two firm will be best :blusher:
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Sat in Regals yard now with half the van dismantled ready for tomorrow. Early start tomorrow as the guys are coming in at 6am as we have complicated dinette seats. Here are the before photos, will update tomorrow with hopefully very nice reupholstery. Decided against half leather in the end.
     
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