Chelford and future developments

During 2020 Chelford Fabrics are looking to move next door* to a new purpose designed showroom with ample parking and more natural light. The new location is only 15 meters to the left of our current building so we will still be at the same post code, with no disruption to the current showroom it will be business as usual. Exciting times ahead.

*Subject to planning consent.

Over the past four decades Chelford Fabrics has proven time after time to be the market leader in soft furnishings, offering a vast selection of current and top quality fabrics backed up with our own professional tailor making service.

As fashions and colours have changed over the years the choice we offer to our customers has always tried to stay one step ahead of the market, by using our close contacts with all the leading manufactures we have been able to introduce many new fabrics even before the official trade launches.

Chelford Fabrics offer a range of services from tailor made curtain and blinds to a 14-day fast track service at no extra cost. We also offer a fitting and measuring service for residential and commercial purposes.

Chelford Fabrics of Harpenden stock a large range of furniture including dinning suites, sofas, armchairs and tables. There is also a range of designer lamps, house hold accessories and unique gifts available from both Chelford stores.

Other unique services offered by Chelford Fabrics include business contracts with local establishments from nursing homes, schools and hotels to local village and church halls. If your business requires a large soft furnishing service please contact our Harpenden branch.

Chelford Fabrics History

Chelford Fabrics is a family run business that first started to trade in Chantry Road, Kempston, Bedfordshire back in 1980. Life first started out as a wholesale operation but as demand grew and more manufactures wished for us to sell their products, Chelford Fabrics became the soft furnishing retailer we know today. After many successful years in Kempston a move to much bigger premises was needed, Fenlake Road on the other side of Bedford was then our home up to 1989 when again the need for more space lead us to the busy village of Gamlingay in Cambridgeshire.

It became apparent that another site was needed so in September 1996 a new showroom was opened in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. This unique site gave the opportunity to offer even greater services to our customers with parking for 70 plus cars and 2 floors of unrivalled choice, with fabric displays and high quality furniture.

In 2016,we decided to close the store in Gaminglay and consolidate the business out of the bigger showroom in Harpenden.


Chelford in the local community

Chelford Fabrics are proud to continue to be a key sponsor of Harpenden Cricket Club

Harpenden Cricket Club is a successful ECB “Club Mark” club, especially so in 2017 with 3 of the 6 Saturday sides winning their respective leagues. It also boasts one of the strongest junior sections for boys and girls consisting of 13 teams.

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