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Why choose Harrison Beds and Mattresses?

Why choose Harrison Beds and Mattresses?

At Bed-e-Buys bed store we pride ourselves on selling quality beds and mattresses and deal with over 20 manufacturers, all producing great value and well made beds that offer you the possibility of the perfect night's sleep. One of the largest and most famous of all our suppliers is Harrison Beds. They not only offer quality design tailored to the size and firmness that suits you, but upholstered to your taste too!

Let's start from the beginning... Harrison rear their own prize sheep which provide them with luxurious pure-grade British wool that go into many of their beds. They grow their own environmentally friendly materials, like hemp and flax on their North Yorkshire farm too, used in many of their mattresses. Each bed and mattress is hand side-stitched, so your body is held in the ideal posture even at the outermost edges. Inside their beds you will find springs-within-springs and high density pocket springs, some made with titanium alloy wire, providing the most innovative support technology you will find anywhere in the world today.

Harrison beds are completely tailored to you and adapt to the contours of your body, helping to keep your spine aligned no matter what your sleeping position. They can even tailor each side of the same mattress to a different level of firmness if the needs of you and your partner differ!

New to Harrison's collection of beds are the Amber 6700, the Onyx 7700, the Ruby 8700, the Emerald 10700, the Sapphire 12700 and the Diamond 14800

The figures next to the name on the beds above refer to the amount of springs used in the mattress and True Edge base combined. Most combine Harrison's HD lightweight titanium alloy springs and Revolution spring system which work side by side providing greater support. The mattresses are all equipped with Allergy Free Warm Side/ Cool Side technology so your body temperature can be regulated all year round.

Once you've determined your interior comfort you can then choose the exterior colour palette to complete your bespoke experience from Harrison. Click here to see full range.

In our Bed-e-Buys showroom we have over twelve Harrison beds and mattresses on display for you to experience and have full details and knowledge on the complete range available. Call us now on 01992 467 345 to talk to one of our sales staff and bring yourself one step close to finding the perfect bed for the perfect night's sleep.

Top tips when buying a new bed

Top tips when buying a new bed

With so many different types of beds on the market how do you decide which is best for you?

Pocket sprung or a memory foam mattress? Divan or bedstead?

Getting professional advice can help you through the bed-buying process. Simon Bambridge of bed-e-buys is a founder member of The Sleep Council and provides these tips to make it easier for you.

What are your priorities?

Decide your priorities and concerns in advance. For example, consider price, storage, access to bedroom, turning the mattress, getting in and out of bed, overall size, or a health issues such as a bad back.

Try before you buy

If possible, try a selection of beds for comparison before you buy. Set aside enough time to do the job properly so you can appreciate the differences.

Choose the right size for your size

Choose the correct support and comfort for your weight and build – not just firmness.

Test drive your new bed

Wear comfortable clothing, remove any outdoor gear and lie on the bed for quite a long time – at least 10 minutes. Lie down in your normal sleeping position and make some turns too.

Try the new bed with your partner

Try it together, if the bed’s for two. You both need to feel comfortable.

Make sure the mattress and bed work together

Don’t forget a bed is a mattress and a base working together – don’t consider them in isolation.

Size matters!

Think big – larger beds are more comfortable. Being disturbed by a sleeping partner is one of the most common complaints. With a larger bed you are less likely to disturb one another.

Check the dimensions

Bed sizes are not standardised – even if they have the same name (e.g. king size) they may not be the same size , especially if the mattress and base are not from the same manufacturer.

Don't be cheap

You get what you pay for – both in product and service – so spend as much as you can afford.

Use a reputable supplier

Ask you bed retailer whether they offer free delivery, and free disposal of the old bed. This can save you considerable time and money.

Sleep well...

Remember, you’re going to spend over 20,000 hours on your bed during its (seven year) lifespan so it’s worth taking a little time and effort in the beginning to make sure you make the right choice.

Bed sizes – simply explained!

Bed sizes – simply explained!

What are the standard bed sizes?

There are no uniform or universal standards of sizes or names for bed sizes that have to be used in law: the terms that are used are descriptive and there is no guarantee that the term King, for example, will be applied to exactly the same size product by different manufacturers. Metric sizes are not exactly the same as imperial sizes, either.

The following are the most common sizes available:

Common Name Imperial (ft/in)  Metric (cm) 
Single 3′ x 6’3" 90 x 190
Small Double / ¾ 4′ x 6’3” 120 x 190
Double 4’6” x 6’3” 135 x 190
King 5′ x 6’6” 150 x 200
Super King 6′ x 6’6” 180 x 200

 

People don’t buy large enough beds. 75% of all double beds are still the standard 4ft 6in/135cm wide double – yet this is plainly not room enough for two adults to sleep comfortably together without disturbing each other. Even upgrading to the next size, a 5ft/150cm king size, whilst it takes up very little extra bedroom space, makes a considerable difference!

There are so many bed sizes – how big should I go?

At bed-e-buys, we can make any width, length or height bed, storage or non-storage, including bunk beds or bedsteads – we offer a full bespoke service!

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12 Reasons Why You Need a Bigger Bed

12 Reasons Why You Need a Bigger Bed

1. Because a standard double bed (135cm/4ft 6in) gives each person just 2ft 3in of space – less than a baby in a cot. Now how squeezed is that?

2. Ergonomic studies show that couples sleep better in a bigger bed – and yet before trials only 15% said they would buy a larger than standard bed. After the trial 50% said they would.

3. Because you spend a third of your life in bed – by the time we are 50 we’ll each have spent some 16 years in bed. So, if you are going to spend all that time there, why take the trip to dreamland in tourist class when you can go first class?

4. Because it doesn’t necessarily cost a whole heap more to move up a size. Over 10 years, for every £100 spent on a new bed, it costs just 2.7p per night.

5. Because 16 other countries can’t be wrong! That’s how many boast bigger average bed sizes than Britain. Top of the league are Belgium, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Finland and Switzerland where most people sleep in a roomy 160cm by 200cm bed. By contrast we Brits still, inexplicably, seem to favour the 135cm by 190cm bed.

6. Because you spend as much as you can afford on the best possible house, holiday, car, kitchen, DVD, TV and sound system. So why so stingy when it comes to buying a bigger bed?

7. As a nation, we’re all becoming a little larger than we were. According to Marks and Spencer, the average female size is now a 14 and the average man’s suit is a 40 medium to 44 long jacket. The average suit trouser has a 34 inch waist and 31 inch leg. Between us, that’s a whole lot of flesh in one small bed!

8. Because there is even more of us when we are asleep! The average adult grows in the night by as much as two centimetres. During the day the spine is compressed; at night it is given the chance to straighten and recover.

9. Because you wouldn’t want to get left behind! Although two-thirds of us still opt for the standard size, larger beds are becoming ever more popular: over 30% of double divan and bedstead sales are now 5ft (king size) or larger.

10. Because the average person tosses and turns some 60 to 70 times a night – so you want to put as much space between you and your mate as possible to reduce the disturbance factor.

11. Because you may not be as young as you were – or as slim! Latest official figures say one in five of us is seriously obese in which case the ‘two in a 4 ft 6ins scenario’ could be putting a severe strain on your relationship.

12. Because once you’ve slept in a King Size, you’ll never want to be a second class sleeper again!

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Beds and mattresses – explained!

Beds and mattresses – explained!

Do you know your divan set from your ottoman? Or your sprung edge from your platform top? Have no fear, and read on for a simple explanation.

If you need anything else explained or if we have missed something out, please get in touch and we will do our best to help, just email us at sales@bed-e-buys.net or call us on 01992 467345.

Beds Explained

Divan Set

A complete set, with a mattress on top of a matching bed base, with or without storage in the form of drawers, sliding doors or ottoman base.

Bedstead

Available as a full surround frame with headboard and optional high or low foot end. Mattress is usually bought separately.

Electric Bed

A mattress with adjustable often sprung slatted base, offering the option of head and foot end being raised to aid blood circulation. This can offer numerous sleeping positions. Also available with or without storage drawers.

Lift-Up Ottoman Bed

The whole bed frame and mattress can be lifted either sideways or from the end to reveal generous storage space underneath. Hydraulic lift options available to make lifting far easier.

Guest Bed

Divan style beds or bed frame, with a pull-out bed stored underneath, offering the option of another single bed, or often to be raised to the same height to form a larger double bed.

Platform Top Divan Base

The top of the divan base is solid and padded, to enhance mattress support and provide a firmer bed.

Sprung Edge Divan Base

Springs in the base offer a softer alternative feel to the bed, also increasing the longevity of the mattress.

Sprung Slatted Base

Curved beech slats used in a bedstead, often used in better quality bedsteads, which give a bit of spring to the base, as opposed to solid pine slats which are rigid.

Storage Options/Drawers

The enclosed base allows the use of drawers. Smooth running, side or end drawer options are available.

Mattresses Explained

Non-Turn Mattress

A true non-turn pocket sprung mattress will either have two or more layers of pocket springs, or a layer of latex or memory foam upon a layer of pockets springs – so it doesn’t need flipping over, just rotating as recommended by manufacturers in order to prevent settlement of the fillings.

Pocket Sprung Mattress

The most luxurious in feel, offering ideal body support and comfort. Each individual pocketed spring is individually wrapped inside its own material pocket, and so able to adjust independently to the spring next to it. They move individually as they compress and expand enabling them to adjust separately to your body shape and weight.

They only react to the weight that is applied directly to them. This ensures that each part of your body including your joints and spine are given the right support throughout the night and pressure points are relieved. The individual pockets work together to ensure there is no “roll together” effect. By eliminating this, pocket sprung mattresses can vastly improve you and your partner’s sleep.

Generally the higher the number of pocket springs, the better the quality of the mattress, but also the heavier the mattress, so a Non Turn pocket sprung mattress could be worth thinking about. NB The number of springs in a mattress, should refer to the number in a 5ft king size mattress.

Open Coil Mattress (or coil spring mattress)

A less expensive alternative to the pocket spring. The open springs are all hinged together, so when pressure is applied to one spring the springs surrounding it will react too. The firmness of the mattress is normally attributed to the gauge of the spring ie. the thickness of the steel used, the lower the gauge, the thicker the shell, the firmer the mattress.

Memory Foam Mattress

Memory foam is temperature sensitive, so it reacts to body heat and will mould to your body’s shape to offer superior support. Unlike traditional foam, memory foam has been designed to return to its shape once pressure is no longer applied.

All of these advantages work together to keep your spine aligned whilst sleeping to ensure maximum comfort is always maintained. Memory foam mattresses are hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant so they will be ideal for those with asthma, or for those who suffer from allergies.

However, it is worth noting that memory foam mattresses can retain heat which can, for some individuals, lead to an uncomfortable night’s sleep, so with this in mind it is worth ensuring that your mattress has a heat regulating cover. Both pocket sprung and open coil mattresses can have a layer of memory foam sitting on top of the springs, offering a completely different feel.

Reflex Foam Mattress

Reflex foam has similar effects to memory foam: it will still mould to your body’s shape and it is hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant. But reflex foam is firmer than memory foam so you won’t find yourself sinking into it in the same manner. They also don’t react to body heat. Reflex foam mattresses are cheaper to manufacture, so they can provide an affordable alternative for those wanting a foam mattress.

Latex Foam Mattress

Latex has been around and used in mattresses for far longer than memory foam. It is able to mould to your body’s shape, so has the same advantages of memory foam, bit it doesn’t rely on heat to achieve this. The beauty of latex is that it reacts faster than memory foam, so if you are a restless sleeper this will provide better support throughout the night. Latex is a natural breathable material, unlike man made memory foam.

Orthopaedic Mattress

A very over-used term! An orthopaedic mattress just infers that the mattress is of a firm tension. It can be a pocket sprung or open coil mattress.

Why We're an Official Stockist of Harrison Beds

Why We're an Official Stockist of Harrison Beds

As an indepenent bed and mattress specialist, our word means a lot - not just to ourselves but to our loyal customers and those seeking advice on how to get the best possible night's sleep. If there's one brand we constantly endorse for its quality of product, it's Harrison Beds. So why listen to us? Why choose a Harrison bed as the bed you'll spend all night in? Why chose a Harrison bed to spend an estimated 229,961 hours of your lifetime in?

Harrison Beds' Brand Values

As small family-run business ourselves, we at Bed-e-Buys appreciate the time and effort that goes into creating a quality family-run business. Harrisons is also a close-knit company that dedicates its trade to quality over quanitity, creating the finest in beds and mattresses. Epitomising British craftsmanship, Harrison Beds have mastered the art of producing only the most quality beds and mattresses, crafting quality mattress after mattress without compromising their original, family-based values.

Harrison Beds are Enviromentally Friendly

It's all too easy for manufacturers to come up with a product only to constantly minimise the costs of production, and in doing so use cheaper products that are ultimately likely to be more harmful to the environment. Unlike others, Harrison Beds break this trend. Kitted out with their own farm, Harrison Beds fill their high-quality, hand-made mattresses with natural fillings made from hemp and British wool. In the words of the brand itself: "Sleeping on a Harrison Bed is more than a luxury, it's a lifestyle choice".

The Quality of Harrison Beds

Handcrafted. Handstitched. Hand-stuffed. The detail that goes into a Harrison bed is undebatable. Furthermore, each mattress has a unique and original spring system unique to the Harrison Beds' brand. Layer after layer of specially positioned springs, the magic of a Harrison beds' inner-workings ensures your night's sleep is as undisturbed and as blissful as possible. No tossing and turning. Just blissful sleep. (WARNING: Snoring may occur).

Harrison Beds' Innovative Technology

It's all very well turning out a quality product - but how do you top that? Harrison Beds are constantly looking to improve their beds with the new, latest scientific developments in the field to ensure their products are at the very peak of the range. Latest developments include the brand's HD airflow that allows total air circulation to allow your body can breathe and so that you don't overheat. Coolside technology, Purotex and Amicor are just a few more examples of the kind of progressive, forward-thinking ideas that we appreciate about Harrison Beds. You'll find these technologies in their Harrison Bed Tailor Natural range, Tailor Classic range and Memory Tailor range, to name a few.

Don't just take our word for it. Buy a Harrisons Bed from Bed-e-Buys today by calling us on 01992 467345. Unfortunately we cannot sell any of our Harrison's Beds online, but give us a call - we will not be beaten on price and will also include free delivery when you order from the UK.