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Van Conversion

Many of our customers ask us what material are best for van conversions. We have a wide range of interior and exterior materials which are suitable for van conversions. From suede, vinyls to pop top roof materials, we have you covered. 

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Classic Hooding

Hoodings have been a staple of classic car manufacturing for over a decade. Thus, we supply a wide range of hooding with multiple applications. These range from modern car hooding materials, to the more often request classic car hoodings. Please see below for details on the ranges we supply. 

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Enduratex vinyls

We are the proud UK distributer of Enduratex products. Further to this, the Enduratex vinyls we supply are some of the most popular products we have. This can be attributed to select Enduratex vinyls being healthcare suitable, crib 5 & provide a protective "forbid finish".

But what makes Enduratex vinyls special?

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Did You Know?..

There is a massive range of products at Boyriven which many of our customers are not aware of. In part 1 of this blog, we are going look at product ranges that we are unable to place in pattern cards or send out samples of and hence difficult to advertise unless you’re subscribed to our emailing lists. All of the products mentioned below are on pages 35-36 of our latest Price List. Give us a call on 01264771414 if you wish to be added to our emailing list.

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Moquettes Part 2: Why Moquettes?

Moquettes are far superior to any smooth surfaced textile fabric as they cover graffiti, indelible felt tip pen marking, residual chewing gum, cuts/slashes/tears and other forms of vandalism. They are much less liable to damage from scruffs caused by modern clothing accessories such as chains, keys, studs etc... Moquettes are also repairable and the covers can be mended in a lot of cases.

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Moquettes Part 1: Origins

Originally, Moquettes were developed for the independent Railway Companies of Great Britain & the London Underground Services. They used the same fabrics in the same colours & designs on both the Buses and the Underground so producing a corporate image. 

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Alcantara: Infanta Blue 6408

Our authentic Infanta Blue has been one of our most popular colours so far since release, readily available in both panel and seating/cover. Particularly favoured worldwide by members of the Ford Owners Club but also popular with many other premium car manufacturers.

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Alcantara: The Five W's

Alcantara S.p.A is the company that manufactures and markets worldwide the suede material under the registered trademark Alcantara. Alcantara is currently an Italian based company and was invented by the Japanese in the 1970s. Alcantara S.p.A is then the only world producer of the Alcantara material, providing a guarantee of pure Italian quality and excellence.

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Upholstery Finishes That We Offer

Many of our materials come with or can have certain finishes applied to them to suit your upholstery requirements. From purchasing some of our ‘Forbid’ or ‘Crib 5’ vinyl’s to requesting our perforation or lamination services to be applied to any of our materials. Carry on reading to find out about all of the different finishes we offer.

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Boyriven Emailing Lists

Boyriven have numerous emailing lists which are completely free to subscribe to: We use these email lists to alert customers of important notices, new product ranges coming out, monthly price lists and weekly stock lists for certain products. Read more to find out about all the different emailing lists we have…

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Headlining for Automotive Use

Being the UK’s leading supplier of upholstery materials for the automotive industry, providing top quality headlining is essential. We currently supply five different types of headlining’s to cater to all your possible upholstery needs such as: Classic Motors, Modern Motors, Affordability, Ease of Use, Fashion, Flexibility, Stretch and many more. Keep reading to find out about all the different Headlining materials we currently supply:

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Exclusive: UK Alcantara Supplier

Boyriven has always specialised in providing premium quality materials such as Alcantara. Going into 2020 we are proud to announce our partnership with Alcantara and that we have become the sole supplier of Alcantara within the UK.

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Flame Retardant Rating: Crib 5

Ensuring safety when purchasing new materials/products is at an all time high due to an increased number of Fire Fatalities and regulations in the UK as well as Globally. Our Crib 5 materials offer much improved fire prevention and therefore massively increases the potential to save lives as well as reducing the risk of damage.

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Boyriven Upholstery Adhesives

At Boyriven, we strive to meet every possible upholstery requirement. Without being subscribed to our emailing list, many people do not realise how far our product range stretches. Speaking of which, a lot of customers are unaware of our range of Adhesives.

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Wilton Carpet: Perfect for Automotive Use

Situated in Wiltshire, Wilton has been the home for traditional woven carpet for nearly 400 years. Every roll of carpet has been traditionally woven using British wool as it is considered the best for its blend of resilience and recovery contributing to its enduring quality.

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What are the most durable materials to choose for your yachts and cars?

Deciding on which fabric to use for your yacht or car upholstery application can be a difficult task. Ultimately, people want to buy a yacht or car that requires little to no revamping. So, durability is key! In this blog, we will be covering what are the most durable materials out there for yachts and cars.

 

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How To Choose The Best Upholstery For Your Sofa

How do you choose the best upholstery for your sofa? There are so many materials to choose from, man-made and natural, and they all have specific qualities that fit specific needs. Deciding on the best upholstery will have practical implications for a customer’s lifestyle i.e. families, inevitable wear & tear, colour coordination with the internal décor, etc. So how do you choose the best material to cater to people’s needs?

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Boyriven Automotive Hoodings

A couple of months ago before lockdown we posted a blog showcasing our entire headlining range with everything you might need to know about them. We also have a variety of different hooding ranges at Boyriven available in a selection of different colours. Check out the specification table below and previous blogs which you may be interested in!

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Why is leather one of the best materials for upholstery?

Whether you want a classy interior for your new car model, comfortable seats for your loyal customers that choose you for their long-haul flights or a material for a stylish and functional sofa, the answer for what material to use is universal- leather. It looks good, it’s long lasting and easy to maintain. If you were thinking about an alternative, here are four reasons why you should think again.

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Boyriven Foams

At boyriven we provide a variety of foams for all different purposes. Foam materials are very commonly used in the contruction industry for insulation purposes due to their closed cell structure allowing it to hold heat in. However, they are also often used as an underlay to many of our materials such as fabrics, vinyls, leathers, suedes and are hence very popular in the automotive industry.

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Boyriven’s Popular materials and what they’re used for

Here at Boyriven, we have over 100 years’ experience in helping our customers achieve the perfect finish on their vehicles, boats, and home furniture. We’re proud to be the UK’s leading independent supplier of fabrics to the automotive, marine and interior/contract upholstery sectors and pride ourselves on using our unique blend of passion and expertise to help customers achieve their perfect finish.

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What are the most popular car interior colours?

The colour of a vehicle is one of the most crucial decisions to make for your car. Most people pay more attention to the exterior, but people can often overlook the importance of the colour inside the car.

 

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The Importance Of Upholstery Cleaning

In this blog we’re going to explain why it’s important to take care of your upholstery, and how to go about it. There’s no upholstery that can’t be cleaned but each requires its own method.

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Boyriven 1913 to 2019: A Heritage of Outstanding Quality

For over 100 years, Boyriven has helped customers achieve the flawless finish they’re after. The authentic and inimitable blend of passion and expertise, not to mention a truly extensive range of fabrics and materials for every application, results in impeccable service and brings customers back time and time again. Whether your project is large or small, Boyriven can provide you with the best quality products, help and advice on fabric selection, fast turnaround and great prices.

This heritage of outstanding quality was born out of the principles set by Mr. P.C. Espinasse when he established Boyriven in 1913: to provide the highest quality products and to offer unparalleled personal service to our customers.

Join us as we take a trip back down memory lane and explore the history of Boyriven and our materials:

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Top 5 Furniture Design Trends to Look out for in 2019

‘Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collective of what you love’ – Nate Berkus, Interior Designer

Every design enthusiast and obsessive aestheticists understand that furniture can make or break a room. Choosing the right piece of furniture and their respective design is vital in creating a living/working/leisure environment which feels right to you, whether that’s a custom enham leather armchair in the living room, a cosy fabric quilt in the bedroom or a fresh carpet for your vintage car.

 

 

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