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:
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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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The Sleep Council recommends replacing your mattress every seven years, depending on how comfortable or supportive it feels. There are a variety of factors that can affect how you’re your mattress needs to be replaced: including, how you sleep on it, how well you take care of it, and how often it’s rotated.
A good rule of thumb is that if you’d be ashamed to let your friends or neighbours see your mattress – if it’s stained, sagging or otherwise looks worn out – it’s probably time to replace it. But it’s far more accurate to listen to your body. Ask yourself the following questions: if you ask mainly yes, it could be time to go mattress shopping.
We all know it’s far more relaxing to sleep on a new, supportive and comfortable mattress than an older, worn out model. However, if the promise of a better night’s sleep isn’t enough to tempt you into buying a new mattress, there are heath implications if you’re consistently sleeping on a mattress that’s too old.
The most obvious sign your mattress is past its best is when it begins to look and feel saggy. You might think this only happens to sprung mattresses, but the truth of the matter is, foam mattresses will also become misshapen over time, causing them to sag in some places, and feel lumpy in others.
If your mattress is uneven in this way, it won’t support your body correctly, meaning you don’t get the refreshing night’s sleep you need – but also potentially causing persistent neck, back and joint pain – that may need medical attention if not addressed.
Many dust mites and small spiders feed on the dead skin cells we all shed as we sleep, making old mattresses an attractive home for them.
Although insects are natural, and there’s nothing inherently harmful about them, it’s not very nice to think about! Some of us may be allergic to these bugs without realising it, resulting in painful and itchy bites if we sleep on a mattress that’s too old.
Bed bugs are also often found in old mattresses. They cause itchy red bites, and can often be seen congregating on the mattress seam – so if you think you might have them, it’s crucial to replace your mattress as soon as possible, since this is the only way to get rid of them – and they spread quickly, to other mattresses in your home – but also potentially to any other bed you sleep in.
If your bedroom is damp, your mattress could be full of mould. Although most strains are harmless, they can trigger allergic reactions in an unlucky few. If you often find yourself waking up coughing or wheezing, with watery, itchy eyes, or itchy dry skin, you could be experiencing a reaction to mould – and it’s probably time to replace your mattress.
Something slightly less harmless that could be living inside your old mattress is bacteria and fungi. An old mattress is the ideal breeding ground for bacteria: dark, warm and humid. Studies have shown that some older, poorly looked after mattresses can contain strains such as norovirus and even MRSA – which can be extremely harmful to our heath.
Once you’ve replaced your mattress with a supportive, bug and bacteria free model, you’ll want to keep it that way as long as possible. Here are a few tips to maximise the life of your mattress:
We know how important sleep is, and although a top-quality bed is a great start in getting a restful night, there are a variety of factors that keep us Brits tossing and turning!
The Sleep Council has recently released its 2017 Great British Bedtime Report – aiming to shed some light on the nation’s sleeping habits. An off-shoot of the National Bed Federation, the Sleep Council aims to promote the physical and mental benefits of a good night’s sleep, and understanding how people sleep is a huge part of this.
Lisa Artis of The Sleep Council said: “It is the first time we have ever undertaken such wide-ranging benchmark consumer research, and being able to compare this year’s data against that produced in 2013 really helps to set the nation’s changing sleep habits into context”.
One key takeaway from the report is that we’re increasingly turning to the bottle to help us nod off: Men are more likely to use alcohol to help them drift off than women, and 45-54-year-olds’ are the biggest culprits when it comes to having a nightcap. But in total, 25% of respondents said they use alcohol to help them get to sleep, compared to just 16% back in 2013.
This is a worrying trend: not only because of the health risks associated with increased alcohol consumption, but, although it seems to help you get to sleep, alcohol can actually disrupt your REM cycle – reducing the overall quality of your sleep and often causing you to wake up earlier than you otherwise would have.
And this is reflected in the fact that we’re not getting as much sleep as before: 74% of us now sleep less than seven hours a night, with most us sleeping between 5 and 7 hours, and 12% getting fewer than 5 hours a night: up 5% from 2013!
The couple that sleeps together doesn’t necessarily stay together, as there’s an increasing trend for sleeping in separate bedrooms. In 2013, just 8% of those surveyed said they slept in a separate room to their partner – but in 2017 this has risen to 12% sleeping apart every night, and 24% sleeping apart at least some of the time.
It’s not just separate bedrooms, either. We’re also turning to bigger beds to get a bit of space from our sleep partners: with the number of respondents who own a king-sized bed jumping 12% – up to 32%. However, figures show that 47% are still sleeping in a standard double.
Over the last few years, the role technology plays in our quality of sleep and the stress of being always connected have both been discussed as public health issues – with France even making it illegal to ask employees to check their work emails after-hours! So it’s encouraging to see that less of us are bringing technology into the bedroom, or doing work when they should be sleeping.
Although the number of those checking social media before bed rose slightly (from 8% to 9%), checking emails has more than halved: from 14% to 6% – must be that French influence! And the number of people that report watching TV in bed has fallen too: from 38% to 30%, while those using a laptop or tablet in bed is down from 12% to 8% – and a surprising 38% of those polled said that they don’t keep a smartphone in their bedroom at all: encouraging statistics, as Lisa Artis put it, “TVs, laptops and games consoles all have a significant impact on our sleeping habits and using a gadget just before bed makes it harder to switch off mentally and wind down.”
We should spend as much as a third of our lives sleeping, to keep ourselves physically and mentally healthy. But sadly, almost half of us say stress is keeping us up. 25% report ‘partner disturbance’ as the thing that has them tossing and turning (perhaps this explains the trend for separate rooms and bigger beds) and 13% say that an uncomfortable bed leaves them unable to sleep.
“Bedtime should be a place where you can switch off, forget about the busyness of the day and relax. We can all suffer from worry and anxieties from time to time, but if its creating unhealthy sleeping habits, people should take action and get the peaceful night’s sleep they deserve.” – Lisa Artis, The Sleep Council
The stereotype goes that women are bigger worriers than men, so perhaps unsurprisingly, 51% of women find themselves up all night due to stress, compared to just 39% of men. And it could be money worries for some of us, since the survey found those who earn more are also prone to sleep more: 71% of those with a household income between £80,000 and £100,000 sleep on average more than six hours per night, whist 50% of those who earn under £10,000 sleep less than six; which could have a knock-on effect, since 23% of those polled say that a bad night’s sleep has a negative impact on their work performance, and 55% claim to feel more ready to ‘face the day’ if they’d slept well the night before.
If you’re finding it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, we’ve put together some tips to ensure you wake up feeling refreshed and well rested. Or take a look at the Sleep Council website, where you can find helpful advice on how to improve sleep quality.
The Sleep Council Great British Bedtime Report was conducted by questioning a sample of 5,002 people between 27 December 2016 and 4 January 2017 via an online survey, ensuring a similar sample to those questioned in 2013.
Can’t settle for less comfort, but don’t know where to get a quality mattresses or beds that’s affordable? Well, if you are reading through this, you are already in the right place; because we, at FD Beds, have been providing best value for money to our customers and homeowners who have been looking forward to save big on new mattress, beds and furniture.
There isn’t anything better than a comfy bed where you can tuck in yourself on a cold winter evening, sipping through your favorite cup of tea or coffee. But you don’t have to just imagine all that; because you can actually live through it and reminiscence all your favourite memories.
We offer the widest and most affordable range of beds that could make anyone feel comfortable enough to spend their whole day in bed. We guarantee absolute bliss, comfort and durability, and all that at an extremely affordable prices.
Are you looking for some adjustable mattresses to deal with your backaches or just want to upgrade your pocket spring mattress? At our FD Beds sales centre, you can have a walkthrough of our entire collection of mattress, beds, headboards, double beds and memory foams beds.
We have been sourcing from the most reliable furniture and mattress providers and that’s why our prices are unbeatable!
Are you looking for a great double bed? Why not get one from FD Bed? We have the biggest range of beds that could ever get. Is it a children bed or a memory foam bed that you are looking for? We cater to the need of the masses with our extensive variety of latex, orthopaedic, pocket, ottoman storage, Airstream, summer and spring and children beds.
But we don’t only sell mattresses and beds, because we want to optimize your experience, and that’s why we also provide all the accompaniments like headboards, frames and so on. With our range, it won’t be an issue for you to pick the correct headboard for your bedroom. It not only compliments the aesthetics of your room, but also provide a touch of quality.
At FD Beds, we have a massive range of headboards with the option to pick your own fabric and frame (wooden or metal). We provide headboards in different shapes and sizes to match your needs.
Is it time to upgrade your furniture, why not do it from FD Beds? Whether it’s drawer wardrobe, single mirror, dressing table or a bookcase, you can never beat our prices and quality. And as aforementioned, we care for our customers and we want best for them in terms of quality, durability and affordability.
It’s the right time to get your new king size bed, double beds and memory foam beds, because we are all stocked with our best variety ever. It’s time to get all comfy with our affordable mattresses and bed sets, and we promise to deliver you the best!
After a long hard day at work the best thing you can get is a good night’s sleep in a warm soft bed, but what makes that bed the way it is, is a good mattress. The mattress is the heart and soul of a bed because without it the bed is just merely a frame. There are many types of mattresses out there available in the market with so many variants that it’ll make your head spin just thinking about them, and hundreds if not thousands of manufacturers making them. So how do you know that which kind is the right one for you and which manufacturer is trustworthy?
Let’s begin with the memory foam mattress; it’s almost impossible not to hear about this kind of mattress as it has been around for quite a few years. The reason it is called the memory foam mattress is due to a special kind of foam that moulds to the body shape of the person laying on it. The foam reacts to the body heat and weight of the person laying on it; as soon as both these forces are applied the foam sinks down a little bit in those areas and in a way moulds to the body shape of the person. When you get up the foam still retains the body shape for a little while as the heat dissipates causing the mattress to cool and take on its former shape. The memory foam mattress is often compared to its counterpart called the pocket sprung mattress. In a pocket sprung mattress there are individual springs that are sown into their own pockets of fabric, these pockets are then spread about inside the mattress which offer support to the body of the person lying on top of it. There can be easily about 2000-2500 in a standard king sized mattress. Pocket sprung mattresses also adjust to different body weights due to individual spring such that if you and your partner are of different weights then the individual springs will displace accordingly leaving the rest of the mattress up to level and won’t cave in as other mattresses do. In addition to these two kinds we have a special kind called an orthopaedic mattress. Basically an orthopaedic mattress is a sub variant of either of them that has special supports for joints, back and overall body. The orthopaedic mattress is a special product for those who suffer from bone problems.
So, now that we have a better understanding of the kinds of mattresses available, one wonders as to where to buy them – only from the best and the most popular mattress sellers known as FD Beds. FD Beds has a variety of memory foam mattresses, pocket sprung mattresses and orthopaedic mattresses in addition to other products. Here you will get quality products and amazing deals for you so you can have the good night’s sleep you deserve after a hard day’s work.
Factory Direct Beds never fail to deliver what is required, keeping in view that every individual has separate needs FD Beds feels immense pride in offering quintessential products for everyone. Whether you need pocket sprung mattresses, memory foam mattresses or even orthopaedic mattresses we have got you covered! A very important part of our company is that we try to look after our customers through special discount offers and concessions. This is not only necessary for maintaining our customer base but also to attract potential customers as our quality of mattresses when coupled up with amazing discount offers makes FD Beds’ discount offers the very best in town!
This season we present you with the most amazing offer that demands to be taken into consideration! You heard it right Factory Beds is offering up to a staggering 30% discount on all of its stocks, this essentially means that all your individual mattress needs are going to be entertained with huge discounts. One of the most amazing things of our company is our website which obviously thrives on the superb stock that we have efficiently displayed with all the features. Also with the help of filters you can efficiently manoeuvre the entire website with the help of a single click. Recently you might have noticed that we have included a special feature regarding the amazing discount that we are offering, just take a look at the top of any picture and notice that we are offering relative discounts up to 30%. Let us give you some examples regarding the discounts that we are offering on our diverse products. The first example is related to the category of orthopaedic beds which is a requirement for a lot of people. Keeping in view its demand we are offering the Ortho Perimeter Plasma Star Divan on 30% discount! We are not even joking as the Ortho Perimeter Plasma Star Divan is well known in the Orthopaedic category because of its features such as quality Damask fabric and a 12.5 auge orthopaedic spring system which makes it an exceptional product, especially when you are getting a 30% discount. So, if you are looking for an exceptional fair orthopaedic mattress then Factory Beds is the place for you.
Our second product essentially represents the diversity of products that Factory Beds represents meeting each and every single need. What if you require a headboard? Well, due to Factory Beds discount scheme you can get the Premium Dorchester Headboard on a discount of 10%. This is a pretty good deal and it further highlights the importance of our company that our discount scheme is not limited to a certain product.
It does not matter if you are looking for a mattress or an accessory related to beds, now is the time utilize this wonderful opportunity because this for a limited time frame but of course we will be offering pretty good deals in the future as well. Give it a try today.
“Quality, Service & Value for Money” is the motto that our company embraces with heart. Factory Direct is a distinguished company that provides you an online platform where you can buy British made divans and mattresses. Our realm of specialization does not limit us to a certain category; this allows us to entertain the needs of each and every single customer. Whether you need pocket sprung mattresses or a bed we’ve got you covered in every aspect. Here are some of the reasons why you should shop at Factory Direct:
The single most distinguishing feature of Factory Direct is the fact that we have an endless variety when it comes to pocket sprung mattresses and elegant beds. If you take a look at our website’s beds section, you will find an endless variety of quality beds which means that all your individual needs are covered. Different bed styles including adjustable, children, Ottoman storage and even pocket sprung beds are available. Moving on to the section of mattresses same variety can be looked at, mattresses such as pocket sprung, adjustable, memory and Latex mattresses can be found.
Factory Direct is an exclusive online buying company, a leader in mattresses and beds, we guarantee an excellent experience when it comes to online buying. One often hears that when someone tries online buying the person complains about the entire process and how difficult it was to actually receive the product. Another problem that occurs in this department is the fact that most of the times when a product is listed in the online inventory its real features is not listed and hence the quality is not up to the mark. Factory Direct guarantees that the information provided on our website is 100% real and the quality is outstanding. And even if you decide that you do not like the product we have a seven day return policy. So, there you go, you have nothing to worry about.
The best part about our website is that it is easy to maneuver and use accordingly. Everything is clearly defined in different sections and with precise filters we enable you a purchasing system that is both easy and efficient.
Factory Direct is not just confined to a certain category like beds or mattresses, rather we have a large variety of additional categories such as furniture, bed bases, headboards, frames and sports therapy collection. These additional perks allow us to not only target a wider audience but also enable you to have essential home products on a single site.
So, what are you waiting for? Visit fbbeds.co.uk and have access to quality mattresses and beds!
Why would you want to clean your mattress? Well, if I can mention a few unpleasant facts. The average person releases about half a pint of sweat a night. Now another not so pleasant fact is that your body is constantly losing dead skin cells. You lose between 30,000 and 40,000 skin cells an hour – that is 300,000 in an 8-hour sleep – every night. Guess what lives on eating dead skin cells – dust mites!
How to clean a mattress?
With all this waste skin falling on your bed and some of it getting onto your mattress, it seems sensible to clean that mattress every so often. A good quality vacuum cleaner will remove most of these “nasties”. So it is good practice to at least rotate the mattress regularly and suck up the dust, dead skin and other not so nice stuff from your mattress.
If your poor old mattress is getting all this sweat on it, then it naturally gets to have its own aroma. The mattress can be deodorised using proprietary deodorisers or “the old fashioned way”. So what is the “old way”? Well baking soda is a natural deodoriser and will freshen up your mattress. If you carefully spread it all over the mattress and leave it for at least 60 minutes, before vacuuming it off it will neutralise odours and whiffs.
It also pays to “air” the mattress when you change the sheets. Try leaving the mattress open to the air for a few hours, this will help to freshen it up.
What about steam cleaning?
I know that it is becoming a fad to use steam cleaners, but I also know that mattresses and moisture don’t go together well. There are professional cleaning companies who use specialist steam cleaners, but I would worry about normal domestic varieties and would not recommend it. If you do steam clean you need to allow the mattress some hours to dry out, otherwise you will have introduced moisture into it and trapped it with bed covers.
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Most of us realise that the most important part of the bed and mattress partnership is the mattress. Like all products the mattress has a finite life. It is not just about how it looks, the most important consideration is whether it is comfortable. Obviously if it has signs of wear, then that is one factor. But unfortunately, many people do not realise that their mattress is ready for a change. Your mattress is fundamentally important to you getting a good nights sleep.
It is hard to put a precise time when you need to change a mattress. It will vary with person to person. If you are slightly heavier than the average person, then your mattress will need changing more frequently. There are several authoritative organisations that say that once your mattress reaches 5 to 7 years then it is unlikely to be giving you the support you need for a good sleep.
If you think about it, if you keep a mattress for 7 years and sleep 8 hours a night then you are using it for at least twenty thousand hours sleep. That is a lot of use and a lot of sleep time you need to get out of it.
Another factor in frequency of change will be the quality of the original mattress. It used to be recommended that you turned your mattress every 6 months, but this is not necessarily true now. Different newer types of mattress have foam on one side, making traditional turning impossible. But you can rotate the mattress so that the head end is moved round to the foot end. This will help prolong wear and tear.
If you need to change a mattress, click here to take a look at our wide range of quality mattresses, we will have a a solution that is right for you or call 01455 200 111.
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