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Designed & Handcrafted in Britain since 1968

We’re proud of our roots, starting in 1968 in the small Yorkshire mill town of Batley. It’s a place built on hard work and determination: two excellent qualities that we believe are at the very heart of our thriving business.

HSL is a family-run business with comfort specialist stores nationwide. We’ve devoted our lives to finding clever ways to make people more comfortable and CleverComfort™ is our unique system, combining science and experience, to create a chair that is designed to fit you perfectly.

Since opening our doors 50 years ago, we have always focused on quality materials, expert craftsmanship and friendly customer support. In this time we have expanded to a national company, almost reached our 60th store mark and launched our Home Consultation service. We are proud of what we have created but we’re even prouder of our heritage and history.

Whilst we are very much Yorkshire born and bred, we have 59 comfort stores around the country. You’ll always be assured of a friendly welcome and a cup of tea while you chat through the options with our Comfort Specialists. Once you’re happy with your choices, we’ll hand-make your choice of comfort chair or sofa.

We don’t just make chairs, sofas and beds. We handcraft beautifully upholstered furniture. Our skilled craftsmen have decades of experience behind them and exacting standards. Don’t just take our word for it. Visit your local comfort store and try out our furniture for yourself: you’ll be amazed at the difference, and the comfort.

Quality craftsmanship never goes out of fashion.

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What our customers say about us

  • The delivery team were first class. Certainly earned a gold star. Carry on the good work. Thank you both.

    Mrs. Sims

  • It was a pleasure to shop at HSL Bathgate largely due to Anne who made us feel so welcome and had endless patience in helping us to decide on the most suitable chair and the upholstery. The chair was delivered sooner than expected and is in constant use and as I am flat bound it is important that I have two comfortable chairs that helps me to relax. The tea and biscuits were also very welcome. Thank you.

    Mr. Hamilton

  • We purchased a three seater sofa and two recliners. The staff were very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. They were very cheerful and showed us the full range of suites and explained all features.

    Mrs. Carter

  • My husband was very impressed with the quality and workmanship of the Linton chair.

    Mrs. Hudson

  • I was surprised how friendly the staff were and the atmosphere was the same.They showed us quite a few suites, nothing was too much trouble. I am delighted with the suite I chose. So comfortable and it looks great.

    Mrs. B Acker

  • The chair is the best thing I have ever bought, worth every penny.

    Mrs. B Sayers

  • The service I have received from your customer service department has been second to none.

    Wendy Pentling

  • My husband who is recently out of hospital was shown a comfortable seat. I must commend your assistant, having been in the trade all of my working life I know good service when I see it. The suite we ordered came quick enough. Well done Kim.

    Mrs. Olivean

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