"The fact that we have been repeat customers over several years is testimonial to the excellent workmanship undertaken at Whitakers. Our restoration jobs have included tables, chairs, desks and a vintage treadle sewing machine; with each requiring a range of reconstruction and delicate work. They are a great team who take time to discuss (at our level of technical comprehension) intended outcomes and possible options. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Whitakers as one of the Lost Trades counteracting the trend in mass production and throw away society."
"Dear Mary and Marc,
I’m writing this letter to let you know how much I appreciate your work and extra trouble you went to, to restore my Antique furniture,
It is so hard to find people these days who go that extra mile and it showed me that you are just as pleased as your client of the finished result!
Also it was a pleasure dealing with you and as a result I recommend “Whitakers” to all my friends and anyone else that needs a restoration of high quality, and nice people to deal with.
See you in the future!"
"I have had the pleasure of dealing with Whitakers for many years. I have always been impressed by their phenomenal service and economical, value-for-money pricing. No job is too small, or too difficult or cannot be solved. I have had jobs that other restorers have declined to take on because it was too hard or not profitable enough. However, Whitakers have always found a cost effective solution. Their craftsmanship and dedication to excellence and customer service is unsurpassed. It would be impossible to find anyone better or recommend them more highly."
"Our family have used ‘Whitakers’ for many years for any furniture restoration. We have always been delighted with the results and appreciate the expert advice – anything from colours, fabric designs, wood stripping and antique furniture repairs. The service provided has been excellent and personalised."
"My friend advised me to go to Whitakers when I told her that I had some old family heirloom dining chairs and a ladies chair that badly needed to be resprung, repaired and reupholstered. I did and haven’t regretted my decision. Mary told me that my chairs approx.; 1850’s, explained how they would be repaired & helped me pick material that would be used to cover them. I was given a written final quote before they started work. They have been carefully repaired and lovingly upholstered and I am very pleased with the work done. I had nothing to compare price wise but if I get a good job done I don’t mind paying. Mary was particularly helpful and kept me informed with regular updates on the progress especially when I had to make another choice of material when my first choice was no longer available. I would highly recommend them to my friends now too."
"After researching furniture restoration companies on the internet we were very fortunate to have decided upon Whitakers to restore and reupholster 2 complete dining suites for us. We really appreciated the friendly way Mary with her extensive knowledge of products and the restoration processes involved helped guide us with our projects. Marc and Mary have a true flare for their craft and we are thrilled with the end results. We have no hesitation in recommending Whitakers Furniture Restoration."
"I have been using Whitakers for well over a decade. Over the years I have had many many chairs recovered, furniture re-polished and antiques restored. Mary and Marc have always provided the most amazing service, exceptional advice and the best prices. And they are both so easy to work with. Their knowledge and craftsmanship is of the highest standard. I would not even think about going elsewhere."