Monthly Archives: December 2016


Warning over doorstep mattress sales

Councils are warning people not to buy mattresses from door-to-door sellers.
The Local Government Association – which represents councils in England and Wales – said some “scam traders” were selling dirty mattresses that had been thrown away.
Others were importing them without the proper safety certificates. The mattresses are then repackaged – often in branded wrapping.
Some sellers pretend a local hotel is selling them after ordering too many.
Councils across England have dealt with mis-sold mattresses:
Devon and Somerset Trading Standards said it had received 20 complaints about mattress scams in the first half of the year – up from just two in the same period in 2014
In April, Dorset County Council prosecuted a man for possessing 213 mattresses that failed fire safety tests
In March, Enfield Council successfully prosecuted a father and son for using fake “Dreams” trademarks
Councils in Norfolk and Wiltshire have both received three complaints about mattress sellers this year
One of the fake mattresses seized by Enfield CouncilI

One of the fake-branded mattresses seized by Enfield Council
Simon Blackburn, the chairman of the LGA’s safer and stronger communities board, said: “These fly-by-night sellers don’t care about the risks these mattresses pose, they just want to make a quick buck and leave you with phoney details so they can’t be traced.
“These mattresses may be described as memory foam but are carefully wrapped so you have no idea what you are buying.
“They generally fail fire safety tests and are often worn-out, dirty and unhygienic items destined for the tip.
“Anyone offered a cheap mattress on their doorstep should not buy one.”

Always buy mattresses from a reputable retailer, even better when they carry the national bed federation (NBF) logo showing its been made by an approved UK bed and mattress manufacturer.


Published Date: 29th December 2016
Category: General



Ottoman Beds – Excellent Sleep and Storage Solutions

Space is something we all struggle within our homes, sometimes it literally feels like we are playing a game of jenga trying to manage everything in the small space we have. Most of our space is taken by our furniture, but the thing about furniture is that we need it and we cannot get rid of the essentials. One of the biggest pieces of our furniture is the bed. The thing is huge and takes up considerable space which can be utilized elsewhere. But what if there was a way to keep the bed there, and use its space to store things? There is such a thing, known as the Ottoman Bed.

So what is an Ottoman Bed you ask? Well, it is a bed frame or divan which offers a majority of its interior space for storage, how do you access that space? The storage is accessed by lifting the platform on top of which the mattress rests, creating a huge chest of sorts in which you can store your things and when you close the platform top, it becomes back into a bed. The platform is suspended by the means of tension springs or a hydraulic system that assists you in the process of lifting and raising the platform. The Ottoman beds have to which they can hold the load, so you’ll have to check with the retailer to find out how much your bed can hold. As compared to drawer storage beds, Ottoman Beds have much more capacity to the load they can hold. Of course there is also the case of single and double beds too, Double Ottoman beds can hold more but they are bigger so they take up more space as well. Single ottoman beds on the other hand cannot hold as much as double ottoman beds but the single Ottoman beds don’t take up much space. Though you’ll find a lot of retailers for the ottoman beds, but FDBeds are one of the best bed retailers out there. You’ll find a variety of Ottoman beds up for sale at FDBeds, and we offer free delivery as well.

The front lift ottoman bed offers a finish with high quality fabric, and a base with soft feel padding; it has a storage capacity of 0.72 cubic metres in a 5’0” size. The premium base offers the highest quality bases, with double carding on the platform that increases its strength and life. Like the front lift ottoman bed, it has a storage capacity of 0.72 cubic metres in a 5’0” size. The half lift ottoman bed fold in half instead of having to lift the whole platform up, it is only available in double sizes, whereas the others listed before it were available in single sizes as well. The side lift ottoman beds open from the side as compared to the front and it has a storage capacity of 0.72 cubic metres in a 5’0” size like the ones before it and is available in both single and double sizes.

So why not buy an ottoman bed today to look after your sleep and storage.


Published Date: 6th December 2016
Category: Beds


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