We chat with Janice Davis, expert seamstress at Delcor..
When did your love of sewing begin?
I loved sewing lessons at school – that’s where it all started. After I left, a job became available at Delcor and it seemed the perfect fit for someone with my skills. I applied, got it, and the rest is the history!
As one of Delcor’s expert seamstresses, what does a typical day look like for you?
Usually, I spend a lot of the day sewing frames and cushions for customers’ bespoke pieces. There’s a lot of attention to detail required, so the day-to-day work is quite absorbing, but I really enjoy that. I also love the fact that I’m involved in development work for new furniture types, which always offers a few challenges.
What do you love most about your job?
I love working with our unique – and very beautiful – fabrics. There are so many, which means each day is different! Seeing the end product also gives me a lot of satisfaction and if I can see customers’ faces when they see their piece of furniture for the first time, that’s a bonus. It’s a great joy!
What are the best things about working for Delcor?
Delcor offers a fabulously friendly working environment. It feels like being a part of a big family. Most of the team have been here for years – some are from different generations of the same family! As for me, I feel like I’m part of the furniture now. I just adore working with the whole Delcor team.
What makes Delcor’s products and services stand out?
The quality of our raw materials is exceptional and all of our furniture is hand-crafted by a team of skilled, experienced and passionate individuals. I think that makes all the difference; our craftsmen and women take huge pride in what they do, which really shows in every piece that they create. At Delcor, we never cut corners
Will it Fit?
It is important to make sure that your new Delcor furniture will fit into your home. This quick guide will help you to work out if your furniture will fit into your room via doors, hallways and stairs.
If it does not fit, then don’t worry - all of our furniture is custom made and for a nominal charge is able to come apart and be assembled on-site by our qualified delivery team.
Firstly, note down the length, depth and height of your furniture. This information can be found on the product pages of our website.
Let's start at the front door. Open the door as wide as possible and measure the distance between the outer edge of the door to the inner edge of your doorframe at its narrowest point.
Compare the width of your doorframe with the height of your item allowing a little wiggle room on either side. This will determine if we can take the item through on its side. If the door width is greater than the height of your item, then it will fit through.
If the width of your front door is too narrow, then our delivery team can try to bring your item through upright. In this case, measure the height of your doorway making sure that it is greater than your item width. Again, check that there is some wiggle room.
If it does not fit give us a call as we can take off the legs or look at alternatives such as taking your furniture apart and assembling it on-site.
We need to make sure your furniture can get into the room that you’d like it to sit in. Measure the width of any areas that the item must pass through, such as hallways and internal doors at their narrowest points.
Remember to take note of possible obstructions such as radiators, shelving, skirting boards and light fittings. As long as the width at the narrowest point is greater than the height of your item, then your furniture will fit.
If your furniture needs to go up any stairs, measure the width of the staircase at its narrowest point. Remember to take any handrails or light fixtures into account. If this distance is wider than the height of your item then it should fit.
If you have a bannister and the furniture needs to be lifted over it, check that the distance between the bannister and the ceiling is greater than the depth of the item. Once at the top of the stairs, make sure there is enough room on the landing for our delivery team to manoeuvre your item into your chosen room.
If you have any questions please give us a call or pop into one of our showrooms, we would be happy to help.
The final part of the Delcor experience is delivery. We understand the importance of and respect that is required when delivering to your home – that’s why we do it ourselves. All our deliveries and installations are carried out by our own trained delivery teams using our own vehicles.
We will call you 7 to 14 days prior to your delivery to discuss the exact dates. At that time, we can talk about an am or pm delivery. You can change your delivery slot at any time but this may affect when the next delivery slot will be available.
On the day we will give you a call one hour before your delivery is due. We will remove and packaging and ensure the room is left just as we found it. Please ensure that the room is ready and the space for your new piece of furniture is ready. Unfortunately, we cannot remove any old furniture due to health and safety.
POR - Price on request, please contact Head Office on 0191 237 1303.