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We put all the care and attention needed into creating our range of sofas to make sure they are as comfortable, practical and supportive as possible.

We use only the best quality fabrics and materials, and design our sofas to give you all the support and comfort you need to alleviate the pain from arthritis, backache and swollen joints. Our sofas are craftsmen-built, with stability, style and comfort in mind and some are available on castors to make them easier to move around.

Should you ever fancy putting your feet up for an afternoon snooze, then our drop-arm sofa range will be of interest to you. Both the arms simply drop down, allowing you to stretch out fully and comfortably without having to leave the warmth of your living room.

We use only the best quality materials and fabrics

We use only the best quality materials and fabrics

It is the little things that make all the difference

It is just as important to think of seat height and lumbar support when you are buying a sofa as when you are buying a chair. Our sofas are designed to match many of our chair designs, so to help you choose the one that is right for you, here are some handy tips:

Choose the correct height for easy sitting and rising

We ensure that sensible seat heights, easy-grip arm rests and strong stable designs make our sofas very easy to live with. To sit most comfortably, your body and thighs should be in an ‘L’ position with your feet touching the floor. This takes the pressure off your back and knees, allowing muscles to relax. In bare feet, measure from the back of your knee to the floor, then choose a sofa with a seat height of one inch more or less than this measurement.

Maximum chair height required

Top quality materials make all the difference

We only choose the best quality foams, webbing or springs to support you as you sit comfortably. Nothing is left to chance. Even the depth and width of the seat cushions is calculated for maximum comfort and support.

Essential lumbar support

Our specially designed backrests prevent unnecessary tension in your back, neck and shoulders. Plus all our sofas have lumbar supports that help you to sit correctly and therefore more comfortably.

Lumbar Support

Partial to an afternoon snooze?

Sofas with padded wings are great for supporting your head as you snooze and for keeping you out of draughts whilst you relax.

Find out more about our individual sofas or browse our full range

What our customers say about us

  • 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

  • We ordered two beds. The attention that we received was friendly, polite, well informed and useful. The mug of coffee was most welcome. If we ever need any further products HSL will be the first on our list. Many thanks.

    Mrs. Hopkins

  • The staff in the shop were friendly and extremely helpful and did their bit to accommodate our needs. We felt really comfortable explaining our needs etc. to them. They explained everything in detail and we were happy to make the purchases.

    Mrs. V Wilton

  • We are very pleased indeed with the service received. Well informed staff, pleasant, smiling and no harassment; they could not have been more helpful.Text -

    Mrs. C Bingham

  • Very pleased with the friendly service. The layout of the shop is very impressive. We bought a chair - Swivel Ayr.

    Mrs. G Wilson

  • The delivery personnel were prompt and efficient. Their manner was personable and obliging.

    Mrs. Lynch

  • We were very pleased with the service that we received - the specialist went through all of the different things with us because we bought a Linton suite with dual control, which my husband found very good as he suffers from disc trouble and arthritis.

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

  • On each of our two visits we were dealt with with courtesy and efficiency. We were put undo no pressure at all to make a purchase. We were able to take our time and make our own decisions. The advice we were given was both informative and helpful. It was a lovely cup of tea also!!

    Mrs. P Husted

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