Upholstery Supplies to the Stars

Lights, camera; action – when we started our upholstery business back in 1991, we just wanted to do excellent upholstery. We didn’t really think that we’d be supplying the needs of the film and TV industries. So we were delighted a few years ago to be asked by the makers of The Block to provide advice, materials and tools for their upholstery challenge, but we didn’t think it was the start of a screen career.However it turns out that props departments making period drama can be remarkably fastidious when it comes to the details of their sets. They want absolute authenticity in the furniture they use, and that extends to the “jewellery” of the upholsterer’s craft – the nails. When The Great Gatsby was filmed in Sydney in 2013 a replica of a New York subway car had to be built, They used some of our nails to replicate important details in the train carriage.

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Celebrating 26 Years in Business

On February 13th, 2017 we celebrated 26 years in business. Padgham Upholstery grew from humble beginnings in our one car garage in 1991 using a car and trailer for deliveries. In 1994 we were awarded the Moorabbin Business Award for Fledgling Industries. In 1998, 1999 and 2000 our apprentice, Craig Wood won top apprentice for his year level in the State. We were one of the first upholsterers to have a website and later the first in Australia to have an online store with a complete range upholstery tools and supplies to the public. In 2007/ 2008 we commenced upholstery classes for the public and have had over 700 class members participate in our classes. In August 2009 we moved to our current premises and have three fabulous staff members who assist with our business. As in all small family businesses there have been many ups and downs however we are survivors and proud of it. Thank you to you our customers for all of your support over the years.  

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Penny's Poem

One of our customers, Penny sent us a poem about her upholstery exploits. We enjoyed it and we hope you do too. Pictured is one of her upholstery projects  

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Owner's News

Padgham Upholstery's owners Dianne and Adrian Padgham also own another business, Isabella at Kyneton. Isabella at Kyneton has been awarded Silver at the prestigous Victorian Tourism Awards in both 2015 and 2016 for Self Contained Accommodation. Fancy some time away just 1 hour from Melbourne CDB.  Check it out at www.isabellaatkyneton.com.au  

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MYOB Short Video on Padghams

Padgham Upholstery were featured by MYOB in a video advertisment about their use of their accounting product  MYOB Account Edge for Apple computers

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