We make the beds in our UK factory and use materials normally used in the manufacture of Kitchens in the UK. That means our main board for the frames of our beds is Melamine Faced Particle Board (MFC), unlike many imports into the UK which are just paper or FOIL covered Board. The Board we use is to help reduce scratch damage, moisture damage, and extend the life of the bed.
We also use 2mm thick edging, or a Plastic U channel, around the top of all our High sleepers to provide a safe environment for your child. Our ladders are all fixed to the bed to avoid accidental removal during the night.
SEE PICTURES BELOW OF A SIMPLE TEST FOR THE BOARD WE USE FOR THE MAIN WOOD EFFECT, COLOUR, OR WHITE, STRUCTUAL PANELS COMPARED TO OTHERS ON THE MARKET
Why Buy FSC Products
99% of the main structural panels (including the bed bases) are made from a board that is finished in a Melamine face to give it scratch resistance & moisture resistance and an easy clean surface. The board itself is made from wood harvested from sustainable forests and does not involve the felling of hard woods like Teak or Mahogany. Beware some other products on the market look similar, but the surface is finished in a paper foil that does not have the durability of the materials we use.
Which height of bed
What is a High Sleeper bed is a common asked question and there is no easy answer, it implies it is high and as such High Sleeper Beds are are normally tested to British and European Standard EN747.Some people would refer to the same beds as Loft Beds or Cabin Beds, as their is no agreed technical name for this style of bed. We have various heights of High Sleeper bed, from 135cm, 150cm to 183cm, the bigger ones your child can sit underneath, for further space saving.
The choice of bed and supplier for your child is very important for many reasons, not least safety. Amongst the areas that are tested is the strength, the ladder specification, tests for finger, limbs,head entrapment and stability.
All our high sleeper beds where the bed base is more than 60cm from the ground are made in the UK and are tested in the UK. The most important issue with high beds is the recommendation that they should only be used by children over the age of 6. We use fixed ladders that can not be removed from the bed, to avoid the ladder becoming detached during the night and your child trying to climb down without a ladder.
What is the safety standard, BS EN 747?
This is a European wide agreed test for all Childrens beds that covers safety and strength, it is recommended that all beds with a bed base over 60cm from the floor should be manufactured and tested to this Standard, we use a British Independent Test company to test our beds, for your childs safety it is always worth checking if any bed you buy passes the test.
Care of Furniture
A few suggestions to help you keep Bedtime furniture in tip top shape.
We would suggest you give our products a regular rub-down and a gentle dust off with a soft, untreated cloth.
Spills can be tackled with a soft, damp cloth and wiped dry with a lint free fabric.
Never use chemical cleansers or abrasives which contain ammonia, alcohol or petroleum. Moreover, we caution against the use of furniture polish as it can accumulate over time and leave a residue.
Avoid dragging sharp or rough objects across the surface of your product because it is scratch resistant, not scratch proof furniture.
Overtime, air and sunlight will change the colour of wood and painted finishes. We recommend that you keep your furniture out of direct sunlight
Avoid jumping on our beds. Whilst the bases are tough, our beds aren’t designed with budding gymnasts in mind. After all, our beds are beds, not trampolines.
Should your bed develop a squeak, check the screws and retighten as necessary.
We hope you enjoy our products for many years to come!