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Wesley Barrell vs. Sofa.com

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aditisrivastav Mon 28-Dec-15 09:29:27

Hi, we are trying to choose a sofa between wesley barrell and sofa.com. We have heard wesley barrell is the higest quality and we did see that in thier showroom. But they are on the expensive side and we are not able to afford the cotton velvet fabric im keen on. In sofa.com, even with the expensive fabric the total price of sofa is about £1000 less than the wesley one. We are not able to make the decision whether we should pay extra for superior build, can anyone tell us if the extra £1000 is worth it (especially if you own a wesley barrell or sofa.com)??

AesopsMables Mon 28-Dec-15 10:23:59

We have exactly the same dilemma.

Had a Wesley Barrel sofa for over 12 years and still looked as new when sold it due to changing rooms. I love WB but not having had a sofa.com feel unable to judge

I can tell you that WB sofas are built to last and do come with a 15yr guarantee

Look at the spring designs to both for comparison? Think we will do this, £1k is a lot of money but if you are changing it within 5yrs due to it being knackered so is a new sofa - avoid Laura Ashley they are dreadful quality

Gozogozo Mon 28-Dec-15 10:38:14

Can't give you personal experience but 3 of my friends have sofa.com, recommended to each other, and they look good & feel comfortable sever all years on.. I also looked some years ago but discounted as I couldn't find the perfect fit for my back & height. BUT I remember thinking that they were ridiculously low pressure, helpful people and they had excellent manufacturing methods re springs.
Much better than M&S, which I bought in the sale and regret as gone very soft very quickly.

aditisrivastav Mon 28-Dec-15 10:38:28

Hi Aesops, thanks for your very encouraging message. We are leaning towards WB, but trying to justify the cost ☺️

aditisrivastav Mon 28-Dec-15 10:40:06

Thankyou gozogozo, what did you buy eventually?

Needafiltercoffee Tue 29-Dec-15 08:38:52

Hi, please check the quality of the cushions that you sit on. We have a WB sofa but the cushions are stuffed with very soft cotton wool type stuff which always need plumping up. I often think would having springs or foam be better for keeping its shape. The fabric is also wearing now (well it's been 12 years now so can't really complain!) but I've had a quote to recover which was almost as much as a new sofa! Having said all that, the WB sofa is very comfy and I love lying on it!!

Oldraver Sat 09-Jan-16 23:56:05

Could you not look in the sale as WB used to give significant discounts.

I used to work for them so would say they are top notch. We often had people bringing back 20/30 year old sofas to be recovered

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