About us

The British School of Upholstered Furniture is based just outside Henley on Thames in the South Oxfordshire countryside. 

Since opening in the late summer of 2017 the school is fast becoming regarded as a centre of excellence in its teaching of upholstery in the UK, through the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers diploma programme, specialised independent classes and it's own diploma in forwarding upholstery development offered in conjunction with the Guild of Traditional Upholsterers.

With an emphasis on experience, all AMUSF tutors at the school have long term  practical experience at the bench and have each their own long running successful businesses, ensuring each student can benefit from their accumulated knowledge on both the practical and commercial sides of the trade. Gregory and Gareth are also the only two tutors nationwide teaching the AMUSF diploma programme at present, who are certificated members of the Guild of Traditional Upholsterers having sat and passed the exam.


The school offers a non profit scheme on all materials and tools bought through the school, our aim is to help students understand the true cost of materials used in the trade right from the start. Students are welcome to supply their own materials, although we do stock everything needed at close to trade cost. Tools are at trade. 

An example price list can be seen here Price list

The British School of Upholstered Furniture

Address: Unit 6, Manor farm barns, High street, Nettlebed, Oxon RG95DA

01491 641385

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