Fine upholsterers in Sussex, Surrey & Kent

About Robert Lines Upholsterers

Established in 1985, I provide high-quality upholstering services, specialising in antiques and contemporary pieces using traditional and modern methods and materials.

As a leader in the trade, Robert Lines Upholsterers is privileged to have been the recipient of several honours awarded by peers and the wider industry.


My trophies and awards include:

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 Francis Vaughan Award

Awarded by the Association of Master Upholsterers, I won the Francis Vaughan Award as the AMU Apprentice Upholsterer of the Year in 1985.
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Guild of Traditional Upholsterers - Challenge Trophy

Each year, the Guild of Traditional Upholsterers awards its highest honor, the Challenge Trophy, to one of its members.
 The Challenge Trophy is based on a portfolio of work undertaken during that year.
 In 2000, and again in 2004, the award was won by Robert Lines Upholsterers.
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 CoSIRA Award

Trained to City and Guilds level at the Council of Small Industries in Rural Areas (CoSIRA) College, I was awarded the top upholsterer of my year-group

Our Latest Projects

Large round turquoise sofa

Check Out Our Bespoke Furniture

Bespoke Furniture

Red seats in an antique car

Check Out Our Vehicle Furniture


Vibrant patterned sofa

Check Out Our Contemporary Furniture

Contemporary Furniture


Check Out Our Curtain Restorations


Gold and grey chaise lounge

Check Out Our Traditional Furniture

Traditional Furniture

Grey baroque patterned chair

Check Out Our Covers & Accessories

Covers & Accessories

For Sale

Cream headboard

King Size Head Board

Two cream chairs

Pair Of Chairs

Close up of cream sofa pattern

King Size Head Board

Red chair

Vintage Wing Chair


What Our Customers Say

Ken Walter

Rob and Max have done a fantastic renovation job on our old sofa, club chair and foot stools. The price was competitive and attention to detail outstanding. We have no hesitation in recommending them.

Joan Hayden

Superb service and excellent work my 18-year-old leather furniture looks and smells like new. I would definitely recommend this company. Thank you guys

Janice Walker

I have had two sofa's and a headboard upholstered by Rob. The attention to detail and workmanship was of a very high standard, very pleased.

Lee Buckingham

Rob has done amazing work on my scooter seat, the attention to detail is second to none. I can’t recommend him enough, his help ideas everything from start to finish. Thank you very much Rob.

Chris Kemp

Rob has done several, awkward pieces for my cars over the years. Fantastic level of detail and workmanship !

Jeanette M

This is the second time Robert has re-upholstered our settee and as always has done an exceptional job. His attention to detail is second to none. He also made some new cushions for an all feather settee which is now so nice to sit on! He is a master craftsman who always goes out of his way to give a brilliant service. We would have no hesitation in recommending him for any upholstery work required.

For first-class furniture restoration services in Sussex, Surrey & Kent

Call Robert Lines for more information