Workshop Tour

With over 30 years' experience in handcrafting upholstered furniture, Frank Knighton combines the best of expertise and innovation in our range of quality custom-built furniture, which will brighten any room and stand the test of time.

As part of a local family business, our craftsmen are based at our Ilkeston furniture workshop where they're constantly refining their skills to ensure all Frank Knighton handmade sofas and chairs we manufacture meets the same demanding standards. Using only top grade hardwood frames ensures the sofa will retain its shape for years to come. Our fillings are high density foam, and our products come with flexible coil springs for the ultimate in comfort.

We also provide a wide range of stylish choices for our range of fabric sofas and leather sofas to suit any home, from the latest in contemporary colours and fabrics to more traditional materials.

For your peace of mind, our 10-year structural warranty covers the frame and springs of your furniture. We're proud of the quality of our workmanship and attention to detail. That's why customers are more than welcome to visit our Ilkeston workshop to see their very own sofa being lovingly handcrafted.

    3 steps to your perfect sofa

    At Frank Knighton, we're committed to providing our customers with furniture of the very best quality. So we'll help you to make the right buying decision and avoid any pitfalls along the way...


    Make the first move

    If you're planning to buy a new suite, a visit to Frank Knighton's spacious showrooms at either Ilkeston, Derby or Nottingham is definitely a good move. Here you can view hundreds of suites that can be tailored for your requirements, alongside designer brands like Parker Knoll and G-Plan.

    You'll get a taste of the extensive range of styles and colours to choose from, whether you're looking for this season's hottest new colours and fabrics or a more traditional material. From classic Italian to modern Scandinavian furniture, the range also includes sofa beds and recliners.


    Take it further

    When you've decided on a style of suite that meets your criteria, Frank Knighton's trained staff will take you through an enormous selection of leathers and hardwearing fabrics to enable you to choose a cover that will give you and your family many years of comfort.

    All our materials are of the highest quality, and the range caters for every taste, since Frank Knighton keeps up to date with the latest fashions to bring you greater choice.


    Finalising the decision

    The final step in finding your ideal suite is to size it up! Each suite is styled with the customer's exact requirements and measurements in mind, including their personal dimensions as well as those of their living room. Whether you want a two, three or four seater, corner sofa or just an armchair, we can match your specification and provide a fitting service before you take delivery of your chosen furniture.

    And, if you'd like to see your suite being crafted, you're welcome to visit our Ilkeston furniture workshop. With a range of flexible payment methods, including a part-exchange service, Frank Knighton Suite Choices can help your dream suite become a reality.