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Or to speak to a member of our experienced support colleagues, please do not hesitate to contact us


Phone: 0800 001 4016

Office: Timpson House, Claverton Road, Wythenshawe, M23 9TT

Why Columbine?
First established in 1961 we are perfectly placed to care for your best formal and casual clothing, so you can always look your best at all times. Your soft furnishings such as curtains and sofa covers will also benefit from a professional hand finish that our processes offer. Most branches offer a consistent, reliable same day service at no extra charge. If we require longer we will let you know.

We have a state of the art Shirt Laundry at the North Farm Drive-In. A daily van service visits every shop, picking up shirts so they can be expertly processed and returned to the branch for your pick up.

It is good to see a familiar face when you visit the cleaners. Most of our staff have been with us for many years & greet their regular customers by name, a most refreshing change in this age of corporate anonymity that are typical of larger organisations.

When it comes to technology we are unsurpassed. This ensures that our processes are ecologically sound. Any waste is removed by a registered contractor.

The knowledge of our long serving staff is un-matched in our industry. If the stain can be removed you can rest assured that our experts will get it for you!

With so many branches and agencies in convenient locations, as well as office collection and at your door service, you will see why we are the best choice for textile care.

Please look further around the site and you will discover why we have the tag line: Cleaners of Distinction


In spite of the name, dry cleaning is not completely dry. Fluids are used in the dry cleaning process. In the early days, garment scourers and dryers found several fluids that could be used as dry cleaning solvents, including camphene, benzene, kerosene, and gasoline.

These fluids are all dangerously flammable, so dry cleaning was a hazardous business until safer solvents were developed.

In the 1930s, percholoroethylene or perc (a nonflammable, synthetic solvent) was introduced and is used today in many dry cleaning plants. Other cleaning solvents have been added, these include most predominantly hydrocarbon, Green Earth and others are currently being introduced and tested.

Dry cleaning is not the answer to all soil and stain removal problems. Sometimes, stains become permanently embedded in the fibre, or fabrics cannot withstand normal cleaning and stain removal procedures, or decorative trim is not compatible with dry cleaning solvent. It is important that consumers as well as dry cleaners read all care labels and follow the instructions.