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Old English quality from the Old English Bed Company

Old English quality from the Old English Bed Company

We stock a wide range of Old English Bed Company products, including beds, divans, mattresses and headboards.

The Old English Bed Company, has been established for over 150 years which gives them unrivalled experience in the manufacturing of quality beds and bedding.

Each range is stylish and up-to-date, and made from the finest materials. The range includes ottoman beds, pocket sprung divans, memory foam divans and open coil divans, as well as electric beds, guest beds and headboards.

The Old English Bed Company prides itself on the highest standards and each stage of the production process is monitored by strict quality control. This attention to detail includes the quality of materials too. The fillings are carefully selected, they use tempered steel springs and quality materials chosen for comfort and durability, as well as appearance.

The range includes soft, medium or firm beds to suit all requirements and budgets. You can purchase your Old English Bed Company bed online or visit our showroom if you would like to try before you buy.

A revolution in Mattress design

A revolution in Mattress design

A good posture is essential to getting a good night’s sleep. Whether you are standing up or lying down, your spine should always be aligned, because a straight spine puts less strain on your hips and shoulders.

Harrison’s award-winning Revolution spring-within-spring system which adapts to your body's unique shape, regardless of your sleeping position, and provides unrivalled levels of comfort and support.

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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