Plumbs Backs Sofa Scrappage Scheme

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Loose cover and reupholstery specialists Plumbs, is backing The Association of British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) call for a sofa scrappage scheme to reduce the number of people dying in house fires and provide a much-needed boost for the furniture retail and manufacturing sector.

Plumbs is very supportive of the proposed sofa scrappage scheme

Loose cover and reupholstery specialists Plumbs, is backing The Association of British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) call for a sofa scrappage scheme to reduce the number of people dying in house fires and provide a much-needed boost for the furniture retail and manufacturing sector.

THE BFM estimates that there is still £3.5bn of upholstery in Britain that pre-dates 1988 safety regulations, which banned sofas with highly flammable material.

Since the legislation was introduced, the number of people dying in house fires each year has fallen from 731 to less than 350.

The BFM has prepared a briefing paper for the Government for a scheme that would allow householders to receive a discount of 20 per cent – 10 per cent from the Government and 10 per cent from the retailer – on a new sofa or chair in exchange for a pre-1988 sofa, which would be collected by the retailer.

Chris Plumb, Online Marketing, PR and Business Development Manager at Plumbs said, “Plumbs is very supportive of the proposed sofa scrappage scheme. There will be people who don’t want to part with their older existing furniture, which may have been handed down from previous generations. Reupholstery offers an alternative and can be a cost effective way to replace dangerous flammable inners while providing a beautiful new outer.”

About Plumbs:

Plumbs have around 150 Home Consultants who will visit homes free of charge. The Home Consultants can recommend an appropriate loose covers solution and advise on room colour co-ordination and any other home furnishings such as upholstery, loose covers for sofas, cushion covers and curtains.

With over 350 different upholstery fabric designs and colours to choose from, and a range of materials to suite any piece of furniture.

For further information please contact: Chris Plumb Plumbs Marketing and PR Contact on - 01772 838430 or email cplumb(at)plumbs(dot)co(dot)uk

Geraldine Vesey, Anoushka Done or Mairead Rodden on - 0161 838 7770 or email firstname(dot)surname(at)skvcommunications(dot)co(dot)uk

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