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Quality upholstery since 1986

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Lyn and John, Mt Pleasant

“Having known Grant Alexander from Altered Images for a number of years and having seen examples of his work, we had no hesitation in contacting him to re-upholster two mid-century chairs and to also fabricate some squabs for a window seat.

Grant assisted us in sourcing appropriate fabrics and gave us honest and knowledgeable advice in restoring the chairs which have been in the family since purchasing from new.

We are delighted with the final outcome and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Grant. His knowledge regarding furniture and fabrics is immense and he is keen to share this knowledge.”


Jackie Summerton, Sumner

"We have used Grant from Altered Images on numerous occasions over the last 5 years. We have found his workmanship to be of the highest standard with a positive outlook and willing to accommodate our ideas and styles. He is a pleasure to work with."

Kevin Buckley,

Harewood Tavern

"As an Owner Operator of two busy taverns in Christchurch and Queenstown, appearance, ambience and practicality of chattels are a priority. When choosing upholstery for twenty years the taverns have used Altered Images for professional and quality service." 


Meri Gibson, Fendalton

"I have been a client of Grant’s from more than 22 years. In that time Grant has reupholstered and recovered many, many items in my various homes ranging from period furniture pieces to modern couches and chairs. Grant has such a huge knowledge of furniture and how it has been made. He always has the client’s interests at heart in terms of creating the very best outcome for them. He is extremely honest in his dealings, always looking to achieve the best result at competitive pricing, but does not skimp or cut corners in his workmanship. I would not for one moment hesitate to recommend Grant to anyone looking for a master craftsman." 


Jordan Gibson, Auckland

"Grant was very easy to work with and communicative, the craftsmanship is superb and the result is a much complimented sofa."

Faye, Christchurch

"Grant provided me with a superb result restoring two19th Century chairs and a more modern five piece couch.  Grant's technical skills were evident with his ability to create deep diamond buttoning on two of the items he restored for me.  Grant takes great pride and care with his work and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him." 

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Welcome to Altered Images Christchurch Upholstery.


Please note that I am not always at my workshop, so please contact me by giving me a call, or filling out the form below.

A free thorough consultation is undertaken before commencement of work where we discuss suitable options for fabrics and finish. 

I am looking forward to working with you. 

654 Ferry Rd, Woolston, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand

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Grant Alexander Christchurch Upholsterer
About Us

ALTERED IMAGES was founded in 1986 by Grant Alexander and was based on the restoration of upholstered furniture with attention to detail being paramount.

"It's imperative for me to deliver above and beyond what people expect. I believe in treating my clients how I would want to be treated as a customer. In my profession and especially in restoration projects, every job is different, there is no generic formula. For me, it's important to always ensure transparency and honesty and to communicate openly so my clients know at any stage what is happening. Where needed, I provide photographic records at various stages to keep my clients informed and I do not do any unnecessary work. You'll find me very particular about my work to ensure your satisfaction and a positive end result." - Grant

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