Formston Evans

We are a volume manufacturer of wooden furniture frames based in Bolton and we have been working in wood since 1979, supplying our customers with standards of quality and service that set Formston Evans apart.

Our frames are bought by our upholsterer customers who in turn sell the finished product on to their customers, some direct to the public and some through retailers, many with instantly recognisable names at the quality end of the market.

Every frame is made to exacting standards out of the highest quality materials. It is this attention to detail that has helped us build an enviable customer base.

Our approach is simple: We are commercial partners to every customer we work with. We understand the market and we know how to make market leading products. We combine our expertise with that of our customers and the result is magic.


Over the last 35 years we have been working to establish Formston Evans as a leading manufacturer of furniture frames. Our objective now is to confirm it as the definitive industry brand for frames.

Our values
Relationships are the key to our success, both internally and externally. Our people think and act as a team. Without that embedded mind set we couldn’t provide the levels of service we have become known for.

We will always deal with our customers in the same way as we do each other because our success and their success are linked. We love to see our customers succeed and prosper.

We operate in a demand led industry so wherever possible we work with our customers to make sure their deadlines are met. We regard our relationships with our customers as partnerships and we take our roll in the supply chain seriously.

Our typical lead time is three weeks but if you need something faster we will always do our best to help. Talk to us, there is always a solution that gets us to where we all need to be.


At Formston Evans we are renowned for the quality of our frames. We have been doing what we do for nearly forty years and it shows. We check quality and accuracy at every stage of the manufacturing process.

It isn’t negotiable, our people are perfectionists. We guarantee that our frames will always be of the highest quality. That’s why our customers tell us that their upholsterers prefer to work with our products. It’s much more cost effective in the long run and your customers will notice the difference.

That attitude to quality is reflected throughout the business. Every member of our team has undergone our in house “customers and quality” training course and we have an ongoing commitment to maintaining and building on that mind set.

We guard our reputation so that our customers don’t have to worry about it.

If you want it wider, deeper, higher, stronger, just tell us and we will make it happen. It’s about building strong long term relationships and getting to know what our customers want from us. Over the years we’ve made some amazing frames, working with our customers to turn their ideas in to a finished product. Communication and responsiveness are the keys

Please contact us.



  • Street: School Hill Works, Kent Street
  • Postcode: BL1 2LN
  • City: Bolton
  • Country: United Kingdom