About

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Manufacturers of quality,
made-to-measure,
sofas and chairs

With our distinctive navy blue showroom, S Rouse is a familiar landmark on the route into Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. In fact, we’ve manufactured high quality, made-to-measure sofas and chairs in our Cheltenham workshop for over 30 years.

The business was established as a traditional upholsterer in 1938 by Mr Rouse. Over the years, we’ve expanded to make our own quality furniture, and to supply carpets, curtains, blinds, and wallpaper, too.

All our furniture is made to order to your exact requirements – from the height of the back to the comfort of the cushion fillings and the look and feel of the fabric.

As a small team with years of experience and a wealth of knowledge, we’ll guide you every step of the way to ensure you get the perfect sofa or chair. We’re so committed to helping you make the right choice that we even offer a FREE home visit throughout Gloucestershire and beyond.

Meet our team...

David Spragg
Managing Director

David began working for Mr Rouse at the tender age of 15, taking over the business when our founder retired – aged 73 – at just 22 years old.

In the 30 years since taking the helm, David has transformed the business from a re-upholsterer to a trusted supplier of everything customers need to make a house a home… developing business relationships with thousands of loyal customers in the process.

A keen golfer, David is often seen practising his swing on the golf courses of Cheltenham.

Mary Kesterson
General Manager

A vital part of the S.Rouse team, Mary has worked with David for 12 years. She’s a familiar, friendly face to our customers, and in charge of making sure all our orders run smoothly.

No stranger to interior design, Mary is full of ideas when it comes to colour schemes, patterns and fabrics – and is always on hand if you need help or advice.

In her spare time, she loves cooking for family and friends, and working off her culinary creations with a spot of yoga.

Nigel Nash
Workshop Manager

Part of the team for 20 years, Nigel is a fully skilled furniture manufacturer, and the man in charge of fitting bespoke curtains and blinds for our customers.

When it comes to quality custom-built furniture, there’s nothing Nigel doesn’t know – and he loves making our customers’ dreams a reality.

Nigel spends his spare time running, gardening and working on his own DIY projects.

What our customers say...

“Yet again (for the fourth time in fact!) unbeatable quality and excellent service. We are absolutely (once again) delighted. Many thanks… until the next time…”

Mr and Mrs T. Ainsworth. Cheltenham