What we do and how we operate
Our website is designed to give you an overall insight into all the services we offer, with further details and advice given freely and gladly whenever you wish.
WHO AND WHAT DO WE SUPPLY?
We are specialist suppliers of Re-Upholstery, New Upholstery, Removable Washable Seat Covers, Foam, Curtains, Mattresses and Bedding to owners of Static and Touring Caravans, Motorhomes and all types of Boats. We are very pleased to say that our customers are based all over the UK, literally from Cornwall to the Scottish Shetland Isles, as well as in France and Spain, and even a Mrs Mcleod in the Falkland Islands!
We can work with you either in person…
FACTORY & SHOWROOM VISITORS
There are many advantages to visiting our permanent 3,000 sq ft Showroom, that’s open Monday to Saturday, 9.00am-5.00pm. Click here for full details.
Or from a distance…
FREE UK WIDE COLLECTION & DELIVERY SERVICE
If you live too far away to visit us in person then we are still very glad and able to help you. We are very experienced in helping customers with answers to queries and giving options and prices, all in a friendly, no pressure, professional manner. We are happy to talk to you on the phone or via e-mail. When it comes to payment, we are pleased to accept most debit/credit cards and PayPal.
If we need to borrow any items to carry out your order (e.g. for cushion refilling, upholstery or re-upholstery) then we will simply send you special packaging, collect the packaged furnishings from you by courier and then safely return your finished order to you by the same method, ready for you to enjoy.
Our Collection and Delivery Service is FREE and operates UK WIDE. Please contact us to discuss our this Service.
Rest assured that however you choose to deal with us we will value your order and are confident that you will become another very satisfied, long term customer.
Visiting our Bristol based Upholstery & Furnishings Factory Showroom
Better than any amount of words… we’ve made the short video below to show you exactly why so many people make the trip to come and visit our Showroom…
The Caravan & Boat Seat Cover Centre
Block 11, Cater Business Park, Cater Road, Bishopsworth, Bristol BS13 7TW
Tel: (0117) 941 0222
Fax: (0117) 946 5322
Our Showroom is open 9am-5.00pm, Monday to Saturday.
By far the best way for us to answer your enquiry and give you all the options and prices is to visit our newly extended 3,000 sq. ft. Factory Showroom, if that's possible for you.
This way we are able to explain all the various options open to you and how these affect the overall cost of what you're thinking of having done….And of course we always have the kettle on stand-by, to give you a welcome cuppa!
Why not take a VIRTUAL TOUR of our Showroom and Workshop by clicking on the image below…
You'll see Fabrics…
…In fact more fabrics (over 4,000) than you probably ever thought existed! But don’t worry, we like to make things as straightforward as possible… so we have over 1,200 fabrics that will all cost the same amount if you choose any of them to have your order made in them.
We’re here to help… or just let you browse!
Some of our visitors have a very good idea of what they would like… whereas others are looking to make use of our 31 years of experience and want some guidance. Either way we promise that you’ll be made very welcome and we’ll be delighted to show you around!
Our helpful and friendly staff are on hand to help you by showing you the various options of how we can make the upholstery or furnishings that you are considering.
We’re not interested in trying to ‘sell’ you anything, which is why none of our staff are paid on commission!
Explaining and showing you examples of what we can do for you makes your visit to us a relaxed and enjoyable one… regardless of whether you’re just here to have a browse, or if you decide to eventually place an order.
You’ll see real people working!
Call us old fashioned if you want… but we still employ real, live craftsmen and craftsladies! We don’t have any production lines here and rather than use computerised cutting tables that use a computer program to cut the fabric for your order… we still use a trained eye and good old tailor’s scissors!
We've recently expanded our Showroom and created a 'Customer Viewing Gallery' so you can now see what we are working on at any time, in an open and transparent environment.
You can try all our foam grades…
We’ve dedicated part of our Showroom to our unique 'Foam Selector' area that enables you to try sitting and lying on numerous combinations of all our foam types, to find the one that's 'just right'!
We're constantly amazed at the distance people will travel to visit our Showroom…
The image above is of Mr & Mrs Bendall from Scotland who booked their motorhome in with us to have a full re-upholster. They drove the 'van down to us and flew home! When they collected the vehicle a couple of weeks later, we presented them with a bouquet as they'd beaten the record for the furthest distance a visitor had driven to us… a massive 824 mile round trip!
Often customers will bring cushions and curtains and furnishings with them when they visit, for us to measure.
If customers have a motorhome, they will usually bring it with them when visiting. We can then measure your motorhome for you. If you wish you can take our upholstery fabrics, foam and furnishings out to your 'van to see how they look 'in situ'.
We gladly give all visitors options and prices without any obligation. This is all done in a professional, no-pressure manner by our staff, who are all non-commission and have no 'targets' to beat, by the way!
If You Decide To Order
We purposely don't offer a rushed 'while you wait' service as we believe very strongly in giving a job whatever time is necessary to complete it to an excellent standard. So for your convenience, whatever you may order, can be despatched to any address when completed. If you can’t transport your items to us then we have a FREE UK WIDE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY SERVICE.
Alternatively, if you have a Motorhome, we can book a future 'slot' for you in our Production Schedule. When we do the work for you, if you wish, you can arrange to leave your 'van in our compound at the rear of our premises for 10 working days, while we carry out everything that you have asked to be done.
To try and avoid visitors all arriving at once please give us a ring or drop us an e-mail if you would like to visit and we will very much look forward to meeting you.
How to find us
If you have a Sat Nav, please use our postcode BS13 7TW
Alternatively here are travel directions, if required…
Leave the M5 at junction 18 and follow signs for Bristol & Airport. Keep on this road and after approx. 5 miles you'll pass under The Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Follow signs for Taunton A38 & Bristol Airport and rise up onto the flyover. Once on the flyover keep in the left hand lane, following signs for A38 Taunton. When the road becomes three lanes, remain in the left lane and bear off left as shown by green signs showing A38 Taunton & Bristol Airport.
After about 1/4 mile you'll pass a KFC on the left. Keep straight on this road and continue to follow signs for A38 Taunton & Bristol Airport.
After about 1 mile you'll pass Big Yellow Storage on the right.
The road then soon becomes 2 lanes, move into the right hand lane. Go over the traffic lights, where the road then becomes 3 lanes. Move into the right lane and follow road round to the right.
After the road bears round to the right, keep in the right hand lane. The road bears round to the right again.
As you rise up the incline you need to move into the left hand lane, still marked A38 Taunton & Bristol Airport. The road bears to the left and continues to rise. Keep in the left lane.
At the top of the incline the road forks with The Cross Hands pub in the middle. Take the left fork signposted Bishopsworth.
Follow this road for approx. 3/4 of a mile where you'll come to a mini- roundabout with the old red brick Bishopsworth Swimming Baths, which is now an indoor skate park, in front of you. Bear left into Whitchurch Road.
Take the second turning on the left, which is Cater Road.
Our premises are in the middle of Block 11, which is approximately half way along Cater Road, on the left. Our red 'Caravan Seat Cover Centre' sign is 44ft long, so clearly visible, as is our 'Reception'.
Welcome! You've found us – hopefully without any arguments!
Leave the M5 at junction 22 and follow signs for A38 & Bristol Airport. After passing the airport continue on the A38 towards Bristol.
After approx. 4 miles you will arrive at a new roundabout called the ‘Lime Kiln’. Take the 3rd exit at this roundabout.
This takes you onto the recently opened £45m South Bristol Link Road! Just continue straight on all along this road, over several sets of traffic lights.
Eventually you’ll pass ‘Middleton Mobility’ and ‘Bathwick Tyres’ on your left. Shortly after these landmarks you’ll come to a small roundabout. Take the first exit and this is Cater Road.
Our premises are in the middle of Block 11, which is approximately half way along Cater Road, on the right. Our red 'Caravan Seat Cover Centre' sign is 44ft long, so is clearly visible, as is our 'Reception'.
Welcome! You've found us – hopefully without any arguments!
Come into Bristol on the A4 Bath Road. You'll pass the Brislington Park-n-Ride on your left. Continue over the traffic lights, with McDonalds on your right. After a few hundred yards the road becomes two lanes. Move into the left lane.
Turn left just after Lidl, signposted Bristol Airport and Wells. After turning left move into the right hand lane, signposted Ringroad.
Bear right at the small roundabout and go down the hill. After about a mile, go straight across the next roundabout. After about 1/2 mile you'll come to a major crossroads with the A37. Go straight across this junction, signposted Bishopsworth & Bristol Airport.
After a couple of miles you will come to a very large roundabout. Take the exit for Bishopsworth and continue on this dual carriageway until you reach another smaller roundabout with a van hire depot on the other side.
Turn right at the roundabout into Cater Road.
After the road has curved to the left our premises are a few hundred yards along on the right. Our red 'Caravan Seat Cover Centre' sign is 44ft long, so is clearly visible, as is our 'Reception'.
Welcome! You've found us – hopefully without any arguments!
WHY NOT STAY OVERNIGHT BEFORE OR AFTER YOU VISIT US…
If you have a touring caravan or motorhome then there are local sites in and near Bristol if you would like to stay in your 'van for FREE before or after you visit. Please see below for further details.
Stay For Free!
Here are details of a couple of sites that are relatively near to our premises. We'll refund one night's pitch fee (up to £25), if you stay at these or any other nearby sites, when you visit our Showroom and place an order of £150 or more. Please bring your pitch receipt with you when you visit.
BALTIC WHARF CARAVAN CLUB SITE
Cumberland Road, Bristol
Tel: (0117) 926 8030 Booking essential.
Approximately 4 miles from us. A waterside site next to Brunel’s S.S. Great Britain, in the heart of Bristol’s Docklands. Non-members welcome.
BROOK LODGE FARM
Cowslip Green, Redhill, Bristol
Tel: (01934) 862311 Booking essential.
Caravan, Motorhome, Horsebox and Boat Upholstery & Furnishings Prices
We recognise that you may want an idea of what sort of costs might be involved in having us carry out any of our made-to-measure services.
We purposely haven’t listed any prices on our website as there are so many variations in the services we offer, for a myriad of different leisure vehicles and boats that we feel it’s important to give you accurate options and prices, once we know more about what you are thinking of having done.
We’re here to explain what we can do and if you wish we can help make suggestions as to how you can have the furnishings you’d like… but without spending more than necessary.
TIP: When asking for a quote, people often say "I want all new complete cushions", possibly not realising that replacing all their cushions for brand new greatly adds to the overall cost. In our 31 year's experience it's very unusual to actually need all the cushions to be replaced unless they've been badly damaged or severely worn. So in many cases you can save money by having some or all of your items re-upholstered, rather than throwing out all your cushions and paying for all complete new ones to be made.
The best way of helping you, if possible, is to give us a call on 0117 941 0222.
If that’s not possible, then just go to our Quotations/Contact Us page where we explain what info we need from you in order to give you options and prices by email.
One thing we can assure you… we are not in the business of giving you a cheap, vague ‘From’ price just to get you interested in using us. But we will give you honest Quotes that we stick to, and all the prices we quote you include V.A.T.
This way you’ll know exactly where you stand if you decide to place an order with us.
We very much look forward to hearing from you.
We’re very proud of how our one-man band business has grown over the last 31 years into such a well-regarded supplier of made-to-measure leisure furnishings, from our base here in Bristol.
Watch the short video below to see a little bit more of what happened along the way! As you’ll see, we’ve had our fair share of set backs…
Why use us?
Here's why you should consider doing business with The Caravan & Boat Seat Cover Centre…
• An established, family run business for over 31 years.
• We can successfully work with you, WHEREVER you are located!
• 269 Years' combined experience!
• We give a fixed quotation, including VAT, that we stick to!
• We take the time to complete your order to the standard it deserves, in days not hours!
• Permanent Showroom open Monday-Saturday, 9.00am - 5.00pm.
• Thousands of fabrics on display, and numerous foam options for you to sit and lie on.