Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers, 01633 215454; upholsterers.co.uk.
Advice regarding domestic-cleaning queries and referral to relevant companies.
Austrian Bedding Co, 020 7372 3121.
Cleans and recovers down-filled pillows and duvets with a unique method that does not involve dry-cleaning.
Cadogan Company, 020 8960 8020.
Will collect, clean then re-hang curtains and blinds, and offers the same service for rugs. Upholstery is cleaned on site. Also specialises in cleaning chintz fabrics so that the glaze finish is retained.
Cleaning-directory.co.uk, 01525 633872.
Nationwide directory of upholstery-cleaning companies and other cleaning specialists.
Conservationconsortium.com, 0161 928 0020.
A website set up to put you in direct contact with professional conservators and restorers of valuable antiques.
Home-Tek International, 01924 491188.
Importers of cleaning appliances, including the Penguin Steam Cleaner.
House Couturier, 020 7371 9255; house couturier.co.uk.
Working with a custom silk specialist, this company can reproduce most upholstery patterns and wall coverings.
Jeeves of Belgravia, 020 8809 3232; jeeves ofbelgravia.co.uk.
Uses a new GreenEarth, non-toxic dry-cleaning process and will take down, clean and rehang curtains, plus reline them if necessary. Jeeves also offers flame-retarding and storage and has ten outlets with a van-collection service to the home counties.
John Lewis, 0845 604 9049; johnlewis.com.
Specialist upholstery and recovering services
KCP, 020 7823 3532; kcp-cleaning.co.uk.
Professional cleaning service, catering mainly to interior designers in London and the home counties. Services include on-site dry-cleaning of fabric walling and curtains, upholstery cleaning and application of stain-prevention treatments.
Pilgrim Payne & Company, 020 8453 5350.
Comprehensive service including cleaning fine rugs and tapestries; carpet and fabric protection and flame-retarding; curtain cleaning, alteration and relining and reupholstery.
Rainbow International Carpet Care & Rentokil, 0800 227744; rentokil-hygiene.co.uk.
Technical expertise in flood clearance and cleaning.
Restoration, 01623 422488; rainbow-int.co.uk.
Complete fire-and-flood accidental damage and restoration service, usually on behalf of insurance companies. Also offers domestic carpet and upholstery cleaning and restoration service.
The Textile Conservation Studios, 020 8781 9812; hrp.org.uk.
Conserves antique textiles, mainly for objects on display at Hampton Court, but will consider taking on the restoration of textiles of historical significance — a large 300-year-old tapestry, for instance.
Textile Services Association, 020 8863 7755; tsa-uk.org.
Trade association for launderers and dry-cleaners. Will give addresses of specialist cleaners in your area who are members of the association (for example, cleaners who can deal with antique fabrics or continental quilts).