Old Bessie Sofa
- Delivery Policy
- Returns Policy
These upholstered items are made to order.
We are proud to offer you these handmade products, which also boast a British-made, solid, oak frame. We pride ourselves in offering upholstered sofas and chairs in a wide range of quality fabrics from established brands and leading textile manufacturers.
The most notable of these is the material known as Harris Tweed, sourced from the Isle of Harris in Scotland, a unique cloth which originated there. A world-famous fabric name, and the only cloth protected by an Act of Parliament, it is a luxury brand that we are proud to associate ourselves with.
As leather is a natural product, different parts of the hide will absorb different quantities of aniline dye, so you will see lots of shade variation. The leather samples we provide are intended as a guide and a guide only.
Tones, shades and pigmentation will vary from hide to hide and are subject to change from piece to piece. We are not interested in producing cheap sofas in ‘corrected grain leathers’, which involve man-made materials and substances as these often result in an over-exposed uniformed look. The handcrafted premium leathers we use, treated with Aniline dye to preserve the natural, rustic beauty that makes each upholstered piece unique.
Aniline Leather is the whole hide or top grain that is used. The hides are soaked in a natural aniline dye, which adds no permanent colour. The hides are then further soaked in wax and oils to bring out the natural patina of the hide. It is manufactured from only the highest-quality hides with a minimal number of imperfections, such as bite marks, stretch marks and scars.
The best top grain hides are chosen, and nothing is done other than soaking the leather. We do not correct any mottling, scarring, insect bites or any other imperfection in the hide. We choose to highlight these imperfections, and as a result, each piece we produce has a wonderful natural finish, full of character and uniqueness. Each piece that you own will be individual to you, and over the years of care and use, will develop more character.
The prestigious Abraham Moon Wools manufacture luxury woollen furnishing fabrics at their mill in Gisele, West Yorkshire. Founded in 1837, their mill, which is one of the last remaining vertical mills in Great Britain, continues to control all processes, such as dyeing, blending, weaving and finishing.
This contemporary sofa is made using traditional techniques, stitched by hand. It comes in a range of colours, fabrics and finishes.
Armchair - H - 890mm W - 1230mm D - 1040mm
2-Seater - H - 890mm W - 1770mm D - 1040mm
2.5-Seater - H - 890mm W - 1950mm D - 1040mm
3-Seater - H - 890mm W - 2130mm D - 1040mm
3.5-Seater - H - 890mm W - 2310mm D - 1040mm
4-Seater - H - 890mm W - 2490mm D - 1040mm
We are currently quoting 3-7 working days for delivery on garden furniture. This may be slightly longer to parts of central and northern Scotland, Cornwall, Devon and parts of Wales.
For delivery to these locations and other areas over 3 hours from LE13 1NL, contact us for a time and price.
Delivery timescales for wooden and bespoke furniture will vary down to specific orders. Ex-display furniture and local orders can expect quicker delivery, though most orders are currently quoted 6-8 weeks to make. The product(s) will be delivered as soon as they are made and ready. Our products are made to be of the highest quality and made-to-order, using raw wood materials made in our own workshop, meaning that items may differ in timescale.
If there are delays or parts of your delivery that we cannot control, we will do our best to keep you up to date of the situation. Contact us for a more accurate estimate when you place your order.
Smaller items such as garden furniture covers can be sent directly to you once ordered. Shipping is free within the UK mainland. Most of our covers are sent through Hermes and are signed for upon delivery. These can usually be delivered within 3-5 working days.
Location and Cost
WE CURRENTLY DO NOT DELIVER TO NORTHERN IRELAND, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, ISLE OF WIGHT, THE ISLE OF MAN AND THE CHANNEL ISLANDS.
ORDERS UNDER £499 to UK MAINLAND - £79. (exclusions apply)
ORDERS OVER £500 to UK MAINLAND - £49. (exclusions apply)
FREE DELIVERY AVAILABLE ON ORDERS OVER £1500 to UK MAINLAND with free assembly! (exclusions apply)
ORDERS TO CENTRAL AND NORTHERN SCOTLAND, CORNWALL, DEVON AND THE WESTERN COAST OF WALES MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL DELIVERY CHARGES APPLIED - CONTACT US FOR A PRICE.
The postcodes listed below are areas that we are able to deliver to but may incur additional cost due to distance and time:
Central Scotland Postcodes: DD, DG, KA, ML, KY, PA, FK, PH, DD, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Northern Scotland Postcodes: PA, AB, IV, KW, PH
Cornwall Postcodes: EX, PL, TR
Devon Postcodes: DT, EX, PL, TQ
Coastal Wales Postcodes: LL, SA, SY
All Other Overseas Countries – We will always attempt to accommodate any customer requirement. For all countries outside of the UK and Ireland, as well as the British Isles, please contact us either via telephone or email at email@example.com to discuss each order prior to placing the order on our website. We can deliver to most UK ports, though overseas shipping will have to be completed by the customer.
For most solid wood furniture orders, we take a small deposit from the initial order to place the order into our system. When the item is ready to be delivered, we ask for the remaining balance to be paid, so as to not be holding onto the customer's money when it is not necessary.
For garden furniture and upholstery that is not in stock at the moment but due to arrive with us on a certain date, we will take your details and a deposit for the item. Once the stock is with us, we will send you an email letting you know that we are ready to deliver it to you, and the remaining balance can be paid and delivery can be arranged with us or the couriers.
Access on Delivery Day
Most deliveries are made between 07:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday, though we, or our couriers, will contact you nearer the day of delivery for a more accurate time. We may even contact you on the day should our schedule change. We are also able to contact you up to 30-60 minutes before we arrive.
If you are unable to accept delivery at the planned time, we will try our best to accommodate you and delivery at a more suitable time. A neighbour or family member is fine to accept delivery, so long as we have access to where the item is being delivered. If we cannot complete the delivery and it is classed as failed, additional charges may be incurred for a second delivery attempt.
Before placing your order, please inform us if there are issues with regards to parking around the property. If the property is a new build, we may require the nearest postcode or landmark to locate you.
Any outdoor steps leading up or down to the property will have to be made aware of before delivery.
We ask that you check the dimensions of any access that the furniture will have to go through. As our handmade wooden furniture is solid wood, it is not always possible to have it in smaller pieces, meaning it is delivered in larger sections.
Internal measurements such as the front door, inner doorways, staircases, bannisters, skirting boards, radiators, window sills and any other projections must be accounted for when measuring for any indoor furniture.
Space for manoeuvring in corridors and staircases is also very important so please that into account for tall or wide items. In some cases, doors must be removed to fit certain items. We are not always able to offer this service so please organise this in advance or contact us prior.
External access such as gates, fences and alleyways will fit the majority of pieces through, though areas that are narrow will require double-checking for wider or taller pieces of furniture. We insist that delivery access points be cleared of any potential obstacles, particularly breakables, as this presents a hazard to our staff and couriers.
Free delivery covers ground and first floor. If the furniture is being delivered to a higher floor, you must inform us beforehand. Whilst we may able to offer additional services that go above and beyond standard delivery, if the furniture is likely to be damaged or cannot be safely be delivered to it's location, the delivery may be classed as failed and additional charges could be incurred. As stated, most deliveries are completed by two people - if more are required to do this, contact us well in advance.
Whenever possible, we will delivery the product to your desired location - it is our customer's responsibility to inform us of this. If you are not available at the time of delivery, a message or instruction beforehand will help us achieve this. The space for the new furniture should also be made clear - we do not offer a disassembly or recycling service.
If you are uncertain about your access and need to some help with measurements, do not hesitate in contacting us for advice.
Deliveries of indoor wooden furniture that see us have direct contact with furniture means that we wear gloves and face masks for yours and our own safety. We also hope that we can continue to keep safe by maintaining social distancing when inside, when possible.
For internal deliveries, we are happy to remove footwear if you wish, or we also carry shoe protectors to wear inside. We recommend laying down sheets/blankets if you are concerned about your carpets or floors catching sawdust.
Most deliveries will be carried out by two people, though we will let you know if it is just the driver who will be delivering.
If several items have been ordered at once, we will try our best to deliver them together - we will contact you should this not be possible.
Local deliveries for garden furniture orders can usually be delivered in a short timescale (i.e. next day). Depending on your location and order, same-day delivery may be available, though we will let you know should this be the case.
Deliveries may be carried out by independent companies/carriers. Therefore, although we can offer guidance and communication, specific days and times may be outside of our control and delays, though rare, are sometimes unavoidable.
Deliveries by external companies will avoid pallet drop-off, which reduces waste for our customers and reduces chance of damage to the packaging.
The majority of deliveries of our handmade wooden furniture will be delivered and assembled by our in-house delivery staff, which negates the need for packaging. Wooden items delivered by couriers will be hand wrapped and securely packaged for delivery.
The garden furniture items that we deliver and assemble, such as the Pearl Day-Bed and Danielle U-Shape Dining Set, will have any packaging or rubbish taken away free of charge. Boxed items delivered by us and our couriers will left be left as delivered, meaning it is our customer's discretion to dispose of the packaging that comes with their product.
We suggest that you keep all packaging in good condition until you are completely happy with the product. It is vital that upon delivery, you check your item(s) for damage or fault. The quicker an issue is seen, the faster we can resolve your issue for you. If possible, please inform the drivers straight away, or contact us within the same day, or within 24 hours, so that we can replace the items in accordance with your statutory rights. For more information, see our Returns Policy.
DUE TO COVID- 19 - WE ARE ONLY ASSEMBLING PEARL DAYBEDS AND DANIELLE U SHAPE SOFA SETS FROM OUR GARDEN FURNITURE RANGES.
If you wish to collect your order from us directly, this is entirely possible. Contact us for further details. Collection can either be done at our store in Melton Mowbray, or at one of our workshops in Leicestershire. Valid ID and proof of payment will be required upon collection.
If you have a situation that is not covered on this page, feel free to contact us directly via telephone, email or online chat. We will do our absolute best to assist you.
Telephone: 01664 668450
For deliveries by our own delivery team - In the unlikely event that goods arrive faulty or damaged, please inform our drivers immediately or contact us directly the same day within 24 hrs, so that we can replace them in part or whole in accordance with your statutory rights.
For courier/drop off deliveries - a notification to Kubek Furniture must be made within 14 days of receipt of your goods, in writing via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and fully outlining the relevant issue/cause for the requirement to return the said goods.
All returns must be agreed by telephone or e-mail so we can agree on collection dates/times.
We are only able to refund the delivery cost where goods are supplied in a faulty or damaged condition.
These conditions do not affect your statutory rights.