A reliable laundry service in Durham

and surrounding areas

Collection and delivery services available

We are a laundry service, offering washing, ironing, and dry cleaning services to customers located in Durham.
Call Full Steam Ahead today.
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday – Closed

Telephone: 0191 386 0888
Mobile: 07463 515 577 / 07759 346 607

Everybody hates doing laundry, right?

Barbara is the owner and the boss of Full Steam Ahead, and she is ably assisted in the shop by her husband Steve. Barbara and Steve love doing the jobs you hate. They will happily get stuck into your washing, drying, ironing, and dry cleaning for you. Call on Barbara and Steve to ease your laundry burden.

Everybody that is, except Barbara and Steve at Full Steam Ahead. In fact, Barbara likes doing laundry so much, she’s gone and got herself her very own launderette, and made a career out of it. And she certainly knows her business. She has dedicated the last 17 years to washing, drying, ironing, and dry-cleaning other peoples’ dirty laundry. She is ably assisted in the shop by her husband, Steve.

They pride themselves on providing a first class, speedy service, whilst maintaining the highest standards of work. Barbara definitely wears the (cleaned, pressed) trousers in this establishment (but don’t tell Steve you know that, you might hurt his feelings!).

Most days, you’ll find Barbara and Steve in Full Steam Ahead’s shiny new shop, which has recently been refurbished. Located slap-bang in the centre of Durham, it’s just a hop and a skip away from Durham rail station and bus station. In fact, you can see Durham railway arches when you look out of the shop front window, it’s the inspiration for the business logo – do you like it?

Entrust Barbara and Steve with your dirty laundry

You can entrust Barbara and Steve at Full Steam Ahead with your dirty laundry. They’ll work their cleaning magic and have your washing smelling fresh, and looking clean and crisp in no time. Which means you can spend your laundry days doing something more interesting instead.
That should make you, Barbara, and Steve happy.

Want Barbara and Steve to do your ironing for you?

No problem. Barbara and Steve offer a same day, or next day collection for their ironing service.

Want Barbara and Steve to do your washing for you?

No problem. Choose from a small, medium, or large service wash. Barbara guarantees the best prices in the area.

Want Barbara and Steve to do your dry cleaning for you?

No problem. Blouses start from just £6.50. And you can get two piece suits cleaned for just £14.

We serve many happy customers in Durham

“Absolutely first-class service from Barbara. All my ironing is always done to perfection, ready quickly and nothing is too much trouble.
Incredibly impressed and I couldn’t recommend more highly.”

– Rachel C, customer from Durham City

Call Full Steam Ahead based in Durham on

0191 386 0888