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Dee Cee Upholstery

About Dee Cee Upholstery & Interiors..

Dee Cee Upholstery & Interiors was established in 1978.

A company's strength comes from its team – and this is never truer than here at Dee Cee Upholstery & Interiors. Combining an impressive total of more than 100 years experience in the upholstery industry, our team are true experts in their field. We are the only upholsterer in the Buy With Confidence Scheme.

Since establishment, we have developed an excellent reputation for providing quality workmanship, professional advice and great customer service. We are committed to providing all clients with a tailored solution. Whether you are looking to restore your furniture or are in need of a new rise and recline sofas in Southampton based solution, then look no further.

The founder: Derek Caplen

Derek created Dee Cee Upholstery with a dedication to the trade.

Headed up by Derek Caplen, our staff are very proud to offer extensive knowledge and exceptional customer service. As the founder of Dee Cee Upholstery & Interiors, Derek boasts several decades of experience in the industry.

His career began as an apprentice at the age of 15 and after running a small upholstery workshop for 18 months, he founded Dee Cee Upholstery. At just 21, he became the youngest member in the UK to join the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers (AMU&SF) and more recently, has been elected to become the youngest fellow of the AMU for services to the trade. He has served on the board of directors and has given his time freely for over 10 years.

With Dee Cee Upholstery's wide range of services, we can help find a suitable solution for you, from small home accessories such as cushions and curtains to large scale upholstering of your recliners in Southampton.

Award Winning Rise & Recline

Throughout his career, he has won national awards for Design, Comfort and Originality. He has designed his own range of upholstery and produced several commemorative football shirt chairs for local events. You can trust us to deliver a service that you are left completely satisfied with every time.


Derek’s wealth of knowledge and experience has led him to contribute to many publications and give presentations on his craft. He also advises professionals and organisations on healthcare chairs, including Southampton’s Primary Care Trust, Occupational Therapists and the NHS.


As a specialist in the art of traditional upholstery and antique restoration, his emphasis has always been on delivering exceptional quality and service. Over the years, our business has expanded from upholstery to also being able to supply/ retail chairs sets & rise and recline chairs in Southampton.

Visit Our Showroom

Our Showroom at 502 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 3SP is open 6 days a week and is staffed by knowledgeable professional staff who can help guide you in your choice of new furniture or advise on reupholstery of your existing household commercial furniture.

Just drop in at any time, we'd love to see you.


Monday to Friday

9.00am - 5.00pm


9.00am - 1.00pm

Contact us to discuss your bespoke furniture ideas and projects.

We are able to offer free home visits, advice and project quotations based on your ideas and requirements.

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