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Mattress advice - How do I know what I am getting.
Obviously buying online has the advantage of saving money with a quicker delivery. However with a mattress how do I know what to get. Too be honest if you go into a showroom a salesman will give you a choice of ten or twenty, he will for sure recommend the mattress he gets the most commission on.
We have simplified our selection and provided a one mattress for each grade required. We will keep it simple and give you the following advice:
Pheonix 15cm thick sprung budget mattress.
This in an entry level mattress, at only 15cm thick do not expect too much out of the product. If the mattress is for occasional use, ie not every night then this may be OK. It has a 13.5 gauge spring unit with minimal padding. The heavier the person the more chance they will feel the springs.
Advice: Spend a little more and go for the Belmont mattress
Belmont 20cm thick sprung mattress.
This mattress, being thicker then the budget is a marked improvement. Being 5cm thicker we can put more packing and padding in. This makes for a more comfortable mattress. This mattress is ideal for children and medium use for adults, dependant on weight. This mattress is also quilted for a more comfortable sleep. non-allergenic fillings
Memory Soft Memory Foam mattress
This memory foam mattress has a core inner bonnel spring for stability. The sleeping surface is 2inch memory foam with layers of visco. The memory foam layers allows this to be a softer, warmer mattress.
ORTHOdeluxe 20cm sprung mattress.
We have used a thicker 12.5 gauge spring, being thicker we have added more padding and packing. This gives a much firmer feel, whilst firm it still remains comfortable. Some mattresses are very firm, like laying on a plank of wood. This mattress will hold you in the correct sleeping position but will allow you to "sink in". A true favourite for customers who want a mattress too last but don't want to break the bank..Non-allergenic fillings
Luxury 15cm Memory Foam mattress.
Quality Memory Foam mattress with No Springs. Rolled (vacuum packed) for easy access. The product comes with a removable cover and includes , 25mm memory foam, 125mm base foam, Anti-bacterial, Sanitised visco elastic memory foam, Hypoallergenic, Naturall conforms to body shape, temperature sensitive, Alleviates stresses & strains in muscles & joints.
ORTHORoyal 25cm sprung mattress.
As with the above ORTHOdeluxe, however we have made it thicker!! - More packing, more comfortable. Non-allergenic fillings
(note this mattress is too thick for bunkbeds)
The welcoming comfort of the Rennes provides you with a 1000 pocket spring mattress with non-allergenic fillings for years of comfortable nights. It is a supportive sleeping surface, which responds to your every movement. HAND-TUFTED.
(note this mattress is too thick for bunkbeds)
Strictly Beds and Bunks makes most of its own beds, these are not cheap imports.
Why are the beds not painted?
We used to supply, like everyone else on the internet cheap imported beds. These came complete with a painted finish. The problem is that, just like a skirting board the paint chips and flakes off, making for an unsightly finish.
We now manufacturer our products with that come with no finish, already sanded ready to go. Much like a skirting board you then have the choice to use it as it is, a very modern look or apply your own finish.
I want to colour the bed, what do you recommend?
Given what we have advised above we do not recommend painting a bed. The paint simply sits on the timber and will chip when knocked. Timber has been stained for centuries, the reason is that the stain sinks into the timber so cannot chip off.
We recommend a HARD WAX OIL. This has the advantage of a varnish finish but dries to form resilient layer that will protect the timber. Application is very easy, we recommend you build the product and place a sheet under for protection. You simply paint of the wax, the first coat will dry in 30 minutes.
HARD WAX OIL comes in a number off coloured finished, clear, white (spruce) dark or light oak. You only need to purchase one litre to finish a whole bunk bed.
You can purchase these from our website or from any good DIY store or you can see our selection, CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
The good thing about staining a bed is in a couple of years you can apply another coat – presto the bed looks like new again.
We understand that you intend to make a purchase online, without seeing the product. Despite all our claims when the goods arrive you may simply not be happy with the goods. We understand this concern so have a 42 days returns policy, what’s more will collect FREE OF CHARGE with a full refund.
As with all things there are few conditions to our policy.
1. The goods must be dismantled and securely wrapped prior to collection.
2. We are unable to accept mattresses that have been removed from the packaging or have been used.
3. Whilst we accept all returns our free collection service does not apply to all areas. As per our conditions of sale
customers within the IV, PA 20-78 PH30-41, KW, KA27-28, FK19-21 postcodes are responsible for the return and all costs involved.
To request a return you simply follow this link CLICK HERE. Quote your number and reason for the return. We will then
email you and make the arrangements to collect the item FREE OF CHARGE for a full refund.
As simple as that !!
We source our timber from sustainable forests in Northern Europe that are monitored to ensure that both local wildlife habitats and human population are protected. Working conditions for employees in the sawmills are also regulated to ensure there is no abuse of labour.
We use pine (European Redwood) or spruce (European Whitewood) from Northern countries such as Sweden and Finland as the cooler climate leads to a slower growth rate for the trees. This in turn makes the timber stronger and more stable. When the logs are converted to sawn timber each piece is graded to laid down quality standards. The sawn timber is dried using kilns that vary the temperature and add water vapor to prevent the pieces drying too quickly and causing splits or twisting.
The devil is in the detail: You would think all beds are the same, think again
We were importers of beds in another lifetime, from Brazil or China. Over the years we witnessed the prices go up and the quality go down. Its a sad fact that over 80% of beds sold in this country are imported. It is for this reason you should no why we stopped importing and started making beds.
The base slat support bars on imported beds are glued or at best stapled.
The base slat support bars on OUR beds are screwed in by hand.
This gives added support to the base slats that hold all the weight.
Imported bunk beds have flimsy 19mm ladder steps, no good for adults.
We supply 50mm thick WIDE ladder steps that can take the weight of adults. No point having a strong bed if you cannot climb up it !
Imported bunk beds have no added support rails under the base slats.
EVERYONE of our bunk beds has a strong centre rail support system under each base to further strength and support the slats.
To keep costs down imported beds use cheap, thin plywood base slats.
Email the retailer before you buy, you will suprised of this hidden fact.
WE ONLY use 19mm thick, extra wide solid pine base slats on ALL of our beds. We understand the importance of quality.
Given an imported bed is made so far away the retailer is limited to what sort of after sales they can offer. Spare part posted from China - really !
We design the beds, we make the beds. We stand by our products and offer a FREE, next day service an ANY parts you may require.
Now you can see why the following clients are counted as loyal customers.
Strictly Beds and Bunks facts and figures.
In an effort to bring your the bed we have the following interesting (or not so interesting) facts.
1. To complete our deliveries each year we cover approximately 468,000 miles, about twice the length of The Distance from Earth to the Moon. (The orbit of the Moon around the Earth is elliptical, with an average distance of 238,877.8 miles)
2. During the manufacturer of our beds we pack, within our assembly kits just over 1.5 million bolts and fixings per year.
3. During the year we machine approximately 1014 tonnes of timber to produce your bed or bunk bed.
4. Over the year EACH of our drivers consumes around 1040 cups of coffee whilst driving around the country.
5. Our CNC machines make over 6 million holes in timber in preparation of your order.
6. We use, end to end 30,000 metres of recycled cardboard,
about one-fourth the length of Hadrian's Wall.
7. Over a year, if you place the beds we manufacturer, end to end the distance would be approx 22,000 metres, about three times the length of The Las Vegas Strip
8. During the process of packing our products each picker will walk, per year around 7200 miles, about three times the length of The Mississippi River.
9. The company director will have approximately 12 sleepless nights ensuring all goes well and 162 angry phone calls from his wife asking when he is coming home.