Duresta Buying Guide
Boasting more than 8 decades of sofa manufacturing experience and upholstery expertise, Duresta represent the very best in British seating design. Each sofa is made entirely at the hand of highly skilled artisans at their production house in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, a town celebrated as the UK’s British Centre of Excellence for Upholstery.
Take a quick look at our Duresta Buying Guide below to advise you on seat fillings, fabrics, finishing touches and more. Alternatively, click here to browse our full Duresta range or visit our delightful team at our Tewkesbury showroom, home to a vast selection of sofa, armchair and footstool display models and over 200 Duresta Clearance pieces.
Cushion Fillings Explained
Lightweight synthetic fibre creates a plump and plush appearance that offers deep, soft and luxurious comfort. Duresta choose to use Quallofil Supreme fibre in their cushions, specially blended for its bounce-back properties and additional resistance to flattening over time. Non-allergenic, fibre cushions are a popular choice but must be plumped regularly to keep their plush appearance.
Duck or goose feather is a completely natural filling that provides a luxurious ‘sinking in’ feeling, each Duresta feather cushion filled by hand. Initially quite rigid in appearance, feather cushions will become softer with use, daily plumping ensuring that they maintain their beautiful shape and comfort.
A Duresta exclusive, the Duraluxe cushion blends natural duck feather with strands of foam, replicating the comfort of a fibre or feather cushion but without the need for regular maintenance. A Duraluxe cushion has additional durability, although a regular shake and turn will help to retain shape and definition.
Pairing the softness of fibre with the support of foam, a Supawrap cushion is quite literally wrapped for supreme comfort. Encased in Quallofil fibre, a high-density foam core lies at the heart of this cushion, offering a firm yet comfortable feel. Like fibre, a Supawrap interior is non-allergenic and, better yet, requires very little attention to retain its plump appearance.
The Memoryluxe cushion features a sumptuous memory foam core, encased in a layer of Duraluxe, providing the appearance of feather, but with much more durability and its memory foam core providing a resilient interior that bounces back after use. Another Duresta exclusive, this cushion requires very little maintenance, just a regular shake and turn to help it retain its shape.
Please note: Each Duresta model specifies a standard filling for seat, back and scatter cushions. If you wish to alter standard fillings, this may incur a surcharge. See the product description of your selected model for details. Unless specified as included as standard, additional scatter cushions are always chargeable extras. For more information, please contact us.
ARE SOFA & CHAIR LEGS REMOVABLE?
Legs are only removable on selected Duresta models. As a general rule of thumb, if the leg is rounded, it will unscrew and can be removed to ease transportation. If a leg is straight, it is likely part of the sofa frame and so cannot be removed.
WITH CASTORS OR WITHOUT?
If your selected model comes with castors as standard, castorless is almost always an option.
Our extensive range of wood finishes are selected to perfectly complement your chosen suite. Our wood finishes are available on finials and tie back shrouds for all knole models, you can also choose these wood finishes for turned legs and feet where applicable.
Powder Coated Black
Metal finishes are available on our solid brass castors, hinges on our knole models, metal finishers on certain leg styles and stud detailing for selected ranges.
Please note: charges for standard changes to wood, metal and stud finishes may incur a surcharge. Speak to one of our Duresta sales team for more information. Contact them here.
FAQS & FABRICS EXPLAINED
We house a broad selection of Duresta fabrics on the ground floor of our Tewkesbury showroom, available to browse through with our sales team on hand to help you. Alternatively, you can see Duresta’s full collection of fabrics on their website.
Yes, samples of fabric can be sent directly to your home free of charge. If you would like to request a sample, please get in touch.
Please note: samples are only a representation of the colours chosen and stock may vary slightly from sample in colour and texture.
Lengths of selected Duresta fabric can be purchased along with your Duresta furniture order. This is only available to those buying a Duresta item and must be ordered at the same time as your complete Duresta furniture order.
Completely handmade, every Duresta model is prized with a 25-year frame guarantee. Register yours here
A bespoke made-to-order Duresta model has a development and manufacturing lead time of 10-12 weeks. For in-stock clearance items in our Ashchurch Warehouse, your sofa, armchair or footstool will be delivered to your home within just 2 weeks.
Please note: lead times have been affected by COVID-19. Please contact us for more information.
Unfortunately, Duresta do not provide a re-upholstery service but do offer new seat and back cushions with fresh covers and interior fillings to order at a charge.
Yes, Duresta offer replacement parts including interiors and castors. If you would like to order replacement parts, please contact us.
As a chargeable extra, Duresta make small (63 x 30cm), medium (81 x 46cm) and large (96 x 46cm) lined armthrows for selected models. If you are considering adding armthrows, we highly recommend purchasing them at the same time as your Duresta sofa to guarantee a fabric colour match. Duresta do not make arm caps.
If a sofa is stated as a Split, this means that the sofa can be split into halves, making transportation and delivery into smaller homes more accessible.
Height dimensions specified on any Duresta model are taken from the height of the back cushions.
Please note: samples are only a representation of the colours chosen and stock may vary slightly from sample in colour and texture. Duresta leather hides are entirely natural and so wrinkles, scratches, interesting textures and varied colours are to be expected and celebrated, revealing the true beauty and character of this natural material. For further information or questions, talk to one of our Duresta specialists on 01386 711512 or email us