In that time we have manufactured, refurbished,, upholstered and installed many different types of bench/booth seating all uniquely different 
Concentrating mainly on bespoke made to measure seating, we cover most of the country and ship overseas for restaurants, bars, schools, domestic kitchens etc.
As we are a small family business we can keep our overheads lower than the big company’s therefore are able to offer great value for money plus a more personnel touch to ensure a very happy customer at the end of which we have many and we are happy for you to get in touch with any of our previous customers for recommendation.
You are very welcome to visit us in our workshops, come and look at seating samples and fabric and any work in progress going on and chat about your needs and ideas for your project, we will do a free site survey and measure up and quote for you.
Meet the Team
Welcome to our family run seating business, we are a small family business including husband, wife and daughter.
Mel Rampton
Mel has been in the contract furniture industry for over 30 years as owner and Managing Director of the company he takes on a very much hands on role from start to finish.
This includes the manufacturing right through to delivery and installation on site, taking great pride in seeing the finished product in situ and making sure the customer is happy.
Julie Chapman
Julie along with Mel started the company together 8 years ago taking the brave decision to build their own seating company after many years of working for a large company, confident they could create a company with a more personalised service with the quality, knowledge, experience and customer focus. 
Julie a director taking on the roles of secretary and marketing and has a hand in the photography for the website.
Dom Chapman
Dom has been with essexrefurb for 18 months an invaluable member of the team
Dom is now experienced in all aspects of the manufacture processes and takes great pride in his work of which he has become skilled in many areas and we couldn't do without him and with his sense of humour makes the work day fun and enjoyable
Steve Rogers
Steve our fully skilled upholsterer with over 30 years experience has been with us since the beginning.
His experience and skills cover all aspects of contract and domestic upholstery, Steve produces work to a very high quality with a good old fashioned work ethic and takes a great deal of pride in his work enabling us to provide our customers with a quality finished product.
Ken Vivash
Has been a valuable member of our team for 6 years, having had over 20 years experience in bench building, furniture assembly and site installation.
As well as being a skilled and productive worker Ken always has a smile on his face and brings a lot of humour to the work place.
Grace Rampton
The youngest member of the team and our daughter, started working with us a year ago learning all aspects of the business and manufacturing processes.
Her fresh ideas and enthusiasm makes her a real asset to our team.
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