Our sofas have been tested to a
British standard for strength and durability and they all come with a 15 year guarantee

At DFS, we don't do 'off the shelf'. We never have and we never will. Since 1969 we've been hand-making sofas to order. Why? because we believe in going the extra mile to deliver the quality our customers deserve.

But don't just take our word for it. Our sofas have been tested to a British Standard for strength and durability.

Sounds good right? But what does
it mean?
Simply put,
it means piece
of mind for you.

To be tested to a British Standard, FIRA (the Furniture Industry Research Association) rigorously test our sofas. And when we say rigorously, we mean rigorously.

Our sofas undergo at least 23 separate tests to measure their strength and durability. And the testing goes way beyond what's required for a typical domestic sofa. We test each sofa 100,000 times with a 160kg load (that’s about 25 stone) which means our sofas are tested with a load that is 6 stone heavier and for 4 times longer than your average sofa. Recliners are tested 20,000 times with a 100kg load.

Or put it another way…

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The testing's equivalent to a 16 stone rugby player sitting on the sofa 18 times a day for 15 years.

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