Did you know that the people of Leicester have been serving the people of Leicester since 1996. That’s 23 years of dealing with the good people of Leicestershire and helping them get the best night’s sleep. As NBF approved suppliers of beds and mattresses we understand the importance of manufacturing and designing long-lasting, great looking bedroom items.
At our Barwell showroom, we see people from all across Leicestershire on a daily basis. Their needs vary greatly and that’s why we have a range of beds and mattresses of all types on display and why our team are carefully selected for their knowledge on the products that we supply and their helpful nature.
FD Beds understand that cost can pay a big part in restricting you from getting the bed set that you want. For that reason, we have put together a fantastic Divan set offer that you won’t be able to resist:
Full Divan set for just £350!!
As we say that’s all included for just £350! – Click here to take advantage of this offer today.
As members of the National Bed Federation, FD Beds believes in only delivering quality products at the best prices for our customers. If you buy from Factory Beds we will deliver your items with our 2 man delivery team to a room of your choice and in most cases UK delivery is absolutely FREE. See our delivery information here:
One local customer recently said this about their experience with FD Beds:
“After trawling around all the multi-nationals around Leicester, finally found the bunk beds we wanted in this local business. Excellent sales approach and best negotiated price. All I need is delivery as promised”
So don’t waste your time trawling about the ‘multi-nationals’ of Leicester and come straight to FD Beds whether here online or by visiting in person – you’re more than welcome and will get the bed that you need.
When you buy a new bed, mattress or headboard it goes without saying that you always want to be buying from a reputable seller or beds manufacturer. Of course, quality, endurance and style are at the top of your shopping list, but the modern buyer is presented with so many options that it’s hard to know exactly who to buy from and who can be relied on.
Whether it’s the plethora of online stores, bargain details on voucher websites or door to door salespeople it’s increasingly hard to know who to buy from and who you can trust. As members of the National Bed Federation and being an organisation that values honestly and transparency with all our transactions, we’ve decided to step up the fight against Rogue Traders than are causing health and fire risks in your home.
The Sleep Council recommend that we change our mattresses every 7 years. This is because older and more worn out mattresses pose risks such as bed bugs and, in some cases, can contain a norovirus and even MRSA. A recent survey by a leading UK furniture retailer of 1,000 adults in the UK indicated that most Brits only change their mattress every 9 years on average.
Now, if you only buy something every 7-9 years then it’s fair to expect that you’re not going to be an expert on mattresses, mattress types and most important mattress safety. This is why FD Beds are an approved member of the NBF – National Bed Federation. All NBF approved mattresses undergo rigorous independent testing and auditing to ensure that they comply with all UK safety regulations, cleanliness of fillings and that trade descriptions match those of our marketing claims. With an NBF approved beds supplier and manufacturer you know that you’re getting what you pay for
Beware the cheap mattress from the touring ‘white van man’
The NBF have reported rogue traders of mattresses touring the UK in white vans offering ‘discounted’ mattresses to unsuspecting buyers. We all love a bargain, right? At FD Beds, in out many years of trading we have never met a customer who would want a mattress that is a fire risk due to not being tested against UK flammability tests, never have we been asked for a mattress containing old springs dirty fillings that pose health risks such as Norovirus as mentioned earlier!
The touring mattress seller is often very convincing when revealing why their mattress are so cheap, they’ll tell you that they’re mattresses are available from cancelled orders, shops that are closing down or from show houses, they are not. In fact, most of these mattresses would scarcely be worth £100 and none will be tested towards the NBFs safety guidelines. If it seems to good to be true, then it often is.
Price is important but put the price of your mattress against 7 years’ worth of quality sleep, good health and general safety is priceless in our opinion. FD Beds are one of the most competitively priced bed retailers in Leicestershire and the UK and whilst we’re proud to offer great prices to our loyal customers, their safety and wellbeing us our ultimate value.
At FD Beds we employ a team of experts who will help you get the mattress or bed that is right for your lifestyle, your condition and your comfort. Everybody is individual and that’s why offer such a wide range of bed sizes and styles to suit the needs of any customer no matter their budget.
Keep an eye out for Rogue Traders and if something doesn’t seem right always ask for NBF Approved membership proof. If somebody or some company doesn’t seem quite right, then you can always report your concerns to the National Bed Federation by clicking here or to Citizens Advise Customer Service here.
If you want to discuss anything you’d read or simply want more information on beds, mattresses and more then get in touch with Factory Direct Beds here and we’ll be happy to help.
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Factory Direct Beds are the best and most experienced suppliers and manufacturers of a wide range of beds and mattresses in Leicestershire County. We cover a complete assortment of beds including divan bases, metal beds, bunk beds and a glorious line of Ottoman and Storage beds. The Factory Direct Beds line of Ottoman and Storage beds offer every and any storage you may need, whether it be minimal storage space needs that our Cezanne Bed would cover with under bed drawers included. Or if you are searching for larger storage solutions to organise your room, out Terran Wooden Ottoman bed frame comes complete with a full under bed storage space sealed under the mattress.
All of our ottoman bed frames are operated with an easy-to-use hydraulic lift system on a non-slip platform, ensuring your mattress stays secure, and you don’t have to struggle to get into the storage space.
The Terran Ottoman Bed offers you a complete bed frame scale of storage covering the space beneath your mattress allowing for an efficient storage solution if the room may be tight on size. A divan ottoman bed opens like an ottoman box and it has a boarded floor within it to put your items safely in and it keeps them dust free. The Ottoman bed could be utilised in both guest rooms or the master bedroom, both having a number of reasons for the optional storage. Guest bedrooms tend to be more minimal in which case the hidden storage beneath the ottoman is aesthetically and logistically useful. The Master Bedroom can be a place of privacy amongst the house and the storage solution our Terran offers gives your room an exclusive space for any belongings. Ottoman’s can come in both divan bases and bed frames, The Terran Ottoman is a high quality bed frame that we are proud to offer with a modern design bed frame made from American oak and veneer side rails. Ottomans are a great space saver and utilise under bed storage.
The Cezanne Bed comes in both silver and mink featuring a twin panelled headboard and a low foot end. It not only comes fitted with two side drawers for your clothing storage needs but also a jumbo end drawers for even more storage such as bedding, linen, suitcases, etc. This bed frame come in the two colours, silver and mink, to offer a suitable aesthetic for any room, whether it be more traditional or even modern.
The Monet Bed is similar to our Cezanne in terms of storage as it comes again fully equipped with the two side drawers and an extra jumbo end drawers. However, the style of the bed frame is slightly more classic with a button tufting headboard and a low foot end. The storage Monet has to offer is great for use in a guest bedrooms or a teenagers bedroom. The extra storage drawers offers a space for any travel bags of guests and/or extra storage for your growing child.
Factory Direct Beds have a fantastic showroom hosting the full range of Ottoman and Storage beds allowing all our customers to experience their purchase fully with our brilliant team of staff. Years of experience in serving the sleep and storage needs of Leicestershire County has taught us that the best way to buy a bed is to come down to our shop and see it, touch it, feel it and investigate the storage you will be investing in. After all, a cluttered bedroom mirrors a cluttered mind. So head down to Factory Direct Beds and let us help you get a healthier sleep cycle.
Factory Direct Beds are the leading manufacturers and suppliers of divan beds, leather, wooden and metal beds, bunk beds and mattresses in the UK. Here are Factory Direct Beds we truly believe in high quality customer and employee interactions for the greatest possible purchasing experience. Whilst we love our online website due to high national demand for our products, we still feel that the best way to buy a bed is to come down to our Leicester bed store and see it, touch it, feel it and take a good old lie down on it.
In recent Factory Direct Beds news we have branched onto TrustPilot, the world’s most powerful review platform, free and open to all. TrustPilot hosts an array of reviews for leading companies such as Argos, Specsavers, Superdry, Autotrader and so on. There are 1.2 million new reviews posted on Trustpilot each month by members of the public showing appreciation for deserving brands like ourselves.
We have had 100% customer satisfaction response throughout all the reviews posted confirming all benefits that Factory Direct Beds have to offer.
We deliver using a local courier service within a 30 mile radius via our professional logistic company that specialises in this field. As Hitesh Tosar states, “ Delivery was bang on time and the delivery man was very helpful and kind.”
Factory Direct Beds have spent the past 2 decades granted the people of Leicestershire the highest quality customer service and have grown into such a successful company by supplying the beds you want, without pushy sales staff, sale gimmicks. Our staff are local people wanting to put ease on your shopping experience. Customer SFS reviewed the service we gave, highlighting their appreciation on the “ Excellent experience from order to delivery, cannot fault the customer friendly manner my order was processed..” https://uk.trustpilot.com/reviews/5caf46a8a843690a7cc364f3Reads
Most bed retailer’s stock similar beds from various brands it can be confusing since they all look the same with different labels plus they charge higher prices. With our knowledge we tell the brands/manufactures to source the best contemporary beds with diversity in style to offer our customers. Minay Raithata expressed her satifaction via TrustPilot review noting that the bed she purhased was “ Both stylish and comfortable” https://uk.trustpilot.com/reviews/5caf615da8436908c4088552
Throughout all our TrustPilot reviews the most frequent comment was in relation to the luxurious comfortability of our products. With multiple delighted customers further exemplifying our dedication to providing high quality mattresses for a good value, we are proud to say our customers feel important and achieve the quality of sleep they truly deserve.
No matter the type of bed you desire, Factory Direct Beds have what you’re seeking. Be it leather beds, wooden or metal beds, divan or bunk beds, visit our showroom in Leicester, near Hinckley in Leicestershire today. We take the hassle out of buying by keeping it simple, for you the customer and because we keep it simple we pass the savings directly on to you. We are here to make sure your sleep cycle is at its most optimum state
The right mattress and a good quality bed frame are the foundation for a good night’s sleep, but for many of us, even the most comfortable bed doesn’t guarantee a restful night. And if you’re not sleeping well, you’re not alone! A 2012 survey found that 70% of us don’t feel we’re getting enough sleep: that’s a lot of tossing and turning!
You might think that not sleeping enough isn’t a big deal – after all, a bit of coffee in the morning and most of us are on our way, even after only a few hours of shut-eye. But in reality, poor sleep can have a significant impact on our physical and mental health.
Studies have shown that continually going without enough sleep can increase your risk of developing diseases such as breast cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. And the toll of an irregular sleep pattern can even make it more likely that you’ll be overweight or obese, due to low serotonin and melatonin levels leading to an increase in cravings for sugary foods and simple carbohydrates.
All our bodies are different, but most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep a night. You might be able to get by on a little less, or need a little more, depending on your biology and lifestyle. As long as you wake up feeling well rested most of the time, you’re probably getting enough sleep.
As we age, our sleep patterns change and we may find ourselves getting less sleep – this isn’t because our bodies need to sleep less in old age, but rather because it’s more likely we’ll suffer from disturbed sleep as we get older.
The good news is, there’s no law that says all our sleep has to be taken in one chunk! So if you’re consistently getting 5 hours of sleep per night, it’s perfectly healthy to take a nap in the afternoon if you have the opportunity.
Most of us see insomnia as a chronic condition where the sufferer sleeps very rarely, or for a very short amount of time, to the point where they need to seek medical help. But in actual fact, insomnia simply is defined as being awake when you want (or need!) to be asleep – and one in three of us have it!
You could be suffering from insomnia if:
More than three times a week on a regular basis. And/or:
The ideal sleep temperature is different for everyone, but as a rule, most of us will sleep well if the room is between 16-18C and free of draughts. Too-hot temperatures can make you restless, and if your room is too cold or draughty you’ll find it difficult to nod off – so layer up with extra blankets and thick socks if your house runs cold!
When our bodies sense light, they assume it’s time to start the day – which is why so many of us are woken up early in the summer months by sunlight streaming through the window. Install thick curtains or blackout blinds – or simply wear an eye mask to ensure you sleep well.
There’s nothing wrong with watching TV in the evening or using your phone or computer before bed – but try to limit these activities to the living room. Your bedroom should be a place of rest and relaxation only: gadgets can hinder your sleep. Especially since mobile phones and computers both give off blue light, suppressing melatonin and making it hard to get to sleep.
Not everyone likes complete silence when they’re falling asleep, and soft, repetitive sounds or ‘white noise’ can aid sleep. But sudden, loud or ongoing noise is a huge culprit in keeping us awake – so wear earplugs if you live in a noisy area, and try not to fall asleep with the TV on as if the tone or level of your background noise changes it may wake you.
Even if your bedding is comfortable, your room is dark, quiet and cool, and you’ve left the gadgets outside, if you’re not fully relaxed, you may find it difficult to sleep. Try having a sleep routine to help you wind down from the day and trigger sleep mechanisms. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same times every day – even on weekends – to teach your body it’s time to sleep once it gets to a certain time. A hot bath and/or non-caffeinated drink an hour before bed can help achieve this, as can swapping scrolling through your phone for a chapter of a good book.
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.
We love the summer here at FD Beds. Long, warm evenings, BBQ’s with friends and family, picnics in the sun – what’s not to love? Well one part of the summer that isn’t as lovable is bedtime. We’ve all been there – tossing and turning at all hours stuck to the sheets? Being too hot to sleep is horrible, and it can leave you feeling exhausted, irritable and worn out the next day – meaning you can’t enjoy the summer sun during the daylight hours!
But fear not- we are here to ease your summer sleeping habits with our Blu Cool Memory Foam™! This is no ordinary memory foam, its unique properties ensure that it does not retain body heat. This means that while it still provides the same unique properties of memory foam, it does so without the heat.
Research shows that there seems to be an ideal temperature for sleep and when this temperature is very high, it can take you longer to fall asleep, and once sleep is achieved, it is more likely to be disturbed. With a Blu Cool Memory Foam™ mattress you are much more likely to keep you core temperature from rising as you mattress will no retain your body heat. This allows for a much more settled and better quality sleep!
So what are you waiting for?! Don’t let the hot summer evening affect your sleep and spoil you summer. Call us on: 01455 200 111 for more information about our Blu Cool Memory Foam™.
Other tips for keeping cool during hot summer nights-
Choose cotton sheets – Light bed linens made of lightweight cotton are breathable and excellent for promoting ventilation and airflow in the bedroom.
Drink plenty – Drink lots and lots or ice-water and keep some with you and in the fridge over night for a refreshing cool down.
Cold water bottles – During the summer fill your hot water bottle and stick it in the freezer to create a bed-friendly ice pack!
Cold sheets – You can effectively cool down a whole room by hanging a cold wet sheet in front of an open window. The breeze blowing in will help to bring down the room’s temperature
We know that when purchasing a new bed, or any piece of furniture for that matter, waiting around for 8-10 weeks can be a real annoyance. Whether your mattress is damaged and unusable, or you are moving into a new unfurnished home, if you are in need of a new mattress quickly, FD Beds are here to help!
We now have a collection of divan beds and mattresses available from our store for express collection! The majority of this fantastic collection will be ready for collection the very next day – and we may even have some ready the very same day!
We can offer this amazing service as we manufacture from our own factory. What’s more, we also have a very popular range of mattresses that can be easily collected in any car as they are vacuum packed and so effortlessly transportable.
We are proud to be leading UK manufacturers and suppliers of divan beds, leather, wooden and metal beds, bunk beds and mattresses!
Our showroom is based in Barwell, near Hinckley, so if you live around – Hinckley, Leicester, Coalville, Nuneaton, Coventry, Solihull, Leamington Spa, Sutton Coldfield, Rugby, Tamworth and Lichifield, you are under 30 minutes away from collecting a bed or mattress!
If you are in need of a mattress quickly, but don’t want to scrimp on quality, you know where to come! This amazing service is available from Monday to Friday. Please do not hesitate to call us on 01455 200 100 to find out more!
You may have guessed but we think beds are great. After a long hard day we all dream of getting into our nice cosy beds and forgetting all our troubles. We have literally hundreds of bed to choose from here, and we’ve been thinking about different styles of beds and how they have come to exist. We’ve compiled this list of some regular and some more unusual style beds and where they come from. We hope you find it interesting –
The Japanese Futon
A futon is traditional Japanese bedding made up essentially of a padded mattresses and quilts, which can be folded up and stored away during the day. This style of bedding exists to allow the room to serve purposes other than as a bedroom during the daytime. The popularity of the futon in the eighties and nineties drew attention to the simplicity of Japanese style. We associate Japanese style with this simple low level sleeping, and futon style beds are still popular throughout the Western world. Futons are thought to be good for body and mind as they are thin, which means they’re usually harder than a firm western mattress. Japanese people believe that a soft bed makes your body soft.
The humble Divan
A divan bed is the most popular and uncomplicated style of bed there is – and there are numerous varieties to choose from. In effect a divan is a simple box base on to which you add a bed mattress. There are two types of divan base available. A pocket sprung divan which has springs in the base which offers a softer top and extra comfort. A platform top divan has a simple hard top and gives firmer feel, though the overall firmness of the bed will depend on the mattress. We pride ourselves on the wide range of quality Divans we have on offer.
The four-poster bed
For centuries, the bed has been a sign of wealth – the richer the man, the better the bed. To this day people still aspire to owning a four poster bed for their luxurious feel and grand appearance. Introduced in the 15th century it features vertical columns in each corner that support an upper panel. There are a number of antique four-poster beds in existence dating to the 16th century and earlier, many of which are highly ornate.
When we think of a hammock we usually picture a desert island, palm trees and a stretching coastline, but they were actually developed by native inhabitants of Central and South America for sleeping. A hammock is essentially a sling made of fabric that is suspended between two points and is used for swinging, resting or sleeping. They were used as beds on ships by sailors to provide a comfortable place to sleep while maximising space. They were also used by explorers or soldiers travelling in wooded areas as comfortable above-ground beds. These days they are popular around the world for relaxation and are commonly used as a lightweight bed on camping trips.
The Bunk bed
The ingenious result of stacking one bed frame on top of another, allowing two or more people to sleep in the same room while maximizing available floor space. They are most commonly used in places where bed space needs to be maximized, such as dormitories, hostels, children’s bedrooms, prison cells, or university halls of residence. A variation of the bunk bed is the loft bed which is elevated like a bunk bed, but without the lower bed freeing floor space for other furniture. Bunk beds also originate from ships where they were used to maximize space.
The Water Bed
A form of waterbed was invented in the early 19th century by the Scottish physician Neil Arnott to prevent bedsores harming the disabled or ill. It comprised a bath of water and a rubber canvas covering, on which bedding was placed. Arnott did not patent it which meant anyone to make a bed with this design. The modern waterbed was created by Charles Prior Hall in 1968. The water bed shapes exactly to the body which can help to minimise pressure on the joints and removes pressure from the spine.
Remember, we are leading UK manufacturers and suppliers of divan beds, leather, wooden and metal beds, bunk beds and mattresses from our showroom based in Barwell near Hinckley. If you’re in need of a new bed, look no further! Visit us today.
Find yourself struggling to get to sleep? We all know that too much caffeine can drastically affect your sleeping patterns and rumours suggest that a late night snack of cheese on toast can lead to nightmares, but some foods and ingredients can actually aid a good night of sleep.
Changing your mattress after a 6-8 year ownership and bed frame after a lengthy amount of time will help you sleep more comfortably with more support for your body, but the right ingredients can support your mind.
Here FD Beds explore just some everyday foods that could help you sleep tonight:
Bananas are rich in potassium and contain the sleep-inducing amino acid tryptophan, which is triggered by darkness and has been proven to promote relaxation.
As if anyone needs an excuse to eat chocolate. However, believe it or not, dark chocolate can help you get to sleep due to its ingredient serotonin which has many health benefits including relaxation for your body and mind.
Containing magnesium which promotes muscle relaxation and proteins which stable bloody sugar a handful of almonds an hour before bed will switch you from an alert cycle to a rested-and-digested cycle ready for bed.
Whether consumed as a fruit juice or whole, cherries boost the body’s supply of natural melatonin which has been proven to help people with insomnia following a study of people suffering with insomnia who drank a cup of cherry juice twice daily.
Apparently responsible for the increase in glycine chemical levels in the body, which relaxes nerves and muscles, drinking camomile herbal tea before you sleep could help you fall into a deeper sleep faster.
Full of natural sugar, honey raises natural insulin which makes more of a way for amino acid tryptophan to enter the brain. Mix a teaspoon with camomile tea for a rested night of sleep.
Looking to make sure that your sleeping environment is at its most optimum levels before the stress of Christmas shopping and festivities arrive? Browse our website for a full range of mattresses of various supports and bed frames in an array of styles or pop into our Leicestershire showroom.
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