Archive for October, 2010

Mattress side retaining bars for Adjustable beds

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Mattress side retaining bars for Adjustable beds

Sir, I am looking for side retainers for a double adjustable bed, and a Google search provided me with a similar request in September of this year. 2 questions: What is the clipping pitch (our bed would require circa 180mm to clip between 2 slats)? Are the adjustable bed slat retainers shown still available at the price illustrated (£5 each + £6 next day carrier + VAT, Total £30.55)? If the answer to both questions is “yes”, I would like to buy a set. Many Thanks Customer details removed

 

Hello Customer details removed,

Unfortunately the price is now £6 each but we will keep to the old price for  the adjustable bed mattress side retaining bars. Adjustable Bed side retaining barI have attached a picture to show the pitch of the clips which are approximately 104mm.

Different manufacturers of adjustable beds vary the pitch, but only slightly, so.I suspect you may have measured the pitch of two pairs of slats instead of two individual slats. If this is the case then yes again.

thanks John

In order for us to simplify explanations and guide customers with a frequently asked questions about adjustable beds, would you object to your comments being used on our blog with your name and email etc removed?

Thanks John

 

Hi John,

Thanks for this. It may be that I have not described my requirement well enough, its not the bars I am after, but the mattress retaining brackets, which screw onto the adjustable bed slats, are L-shaped, and have retaining clips/lugs as part of the bracket – there was a photograph of a white bracket on the adjustable bed blog entry I found.  
Looking at my bed, the slats are 2″ wide (seem to be slightly more than 50mm, so I am assuming 2″) with what I would guess is a 3″ gap between the slats themselves, giving a 7″ end to end distance (180mm). The adjustable bed was purchased from Argos a few years ago. 
In terms of this thread being on your blog, no problems (with name and address removed). 
Many thanks 

Sorry for the late reply, but I’m still at work.

Don’t worry, I fully understood, but the adjustable bed you have is not made to the same high quality as our adjustable bed mechanism. A 3″ gap between the slats sounds excessive but, if it does the job! Our adjustable bed mattress side retaining bars can still be used by cutting off the clips and screwing down through the main body of the plastic which will line up perfectly over your slats. Using the screws will make the clips obsolete. We can pre drill and countersink them for you and remove the clips.

Thanks John 

 Thanks for all of this. Address for package is: Removed

Thanks once again, and best regards

If there are any other adjustable bed product that would compliment your existing adjustable bed, check out our accessories http://www.bed-adjustable.co.uk/products/serena-height-adjustable-beds.html we have a range of very high quality pine, metal and upholstered headboards. Elasticated fitted sheets that are 97% cotton, ideal for adjustable beds.

Mattress side retainers for cheaper quality adjustable beds

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Mattress side retaining bars for Adjustable beds

Sir, I am looking for side retainers for a double adjustable bed, and a Google search provided me with a similar request in September of this year. 2 questions: What is the clipping pitch (our bed would require circa 180mm to clip between 2 slats)? Are the retainers shown still available at the price illustrated (£5 each + £6 next day carrier + VAT, Total £30.55)? If the answer to both questions is “yes”, I would like to buy a set. Many Thanks Customer details removed

Hello Customer details removed,

Yes the price is still the same for the adjustable bed mattress side retaining bars. I have attached a picture to show the pitch of the clips which are approximately 104mm.

Different manufacturers of adjustable beds vary the pitch, but only slightly, so.I suspect you may have measured the pitch of two pairs of slats instead of two individual slats. If this is the case then yes again.

thanks John

In order for us to simplify explanations and guide customers with a frequently asked questions, would you object to your comments being used on our blog with your name and email etc removed?

Thanks John

Hi John,

Thanks for this. It may be that I have not described my requirement well enough, its not the bars I am after, but the mattress retaining brackets, which screw onto the slats, are L-shaped, and have retaining clips/lugs as part of the bracket – there was a photograph of a white bracket on the blog entry I found.
Looking at my bed, the slats are 2″ wide (seem to be slightly more than 50mm, so I am assuming 2″) with what I would guess is a 3″ gap between the slats themselves, giving a 7″ end to end distance (180mm). It was purchased from Argos a few years ago.
In terms of this thread being on your blog, no problems (with name and address removed).
Many thanks

Sorry for the late reply, but I’m still at work.

Don’t worry, I fully understood but the adjustable bed you have is not made to the same quality as our adjustable bed mechanism. A 3″ gap between the slats sounds excessive but, if it does the job! Our adjustable bed mattress side retaining bars can still be used by cutting off the clips and screwing down through the main body of the plastic which will line up perfectly over your slats. Using the screws makes the clips obsolete. We can pre drill and countersink them for you and remove the clips.

Thanks John

Thanks for all of this. Address for package is:

Thanks once again, and best regards

Adjustable Bed Trade Customers

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

As you know the three main components of an adjustable bed are the Base, adjustable bed mechanism and a mattress that is suitable for use with an adjustable bed.
‘Back Care Beds’ is our retail division of ‘High & Dry Manufacturing Ltd’ who have been manufacturing these adjustable bed components for the past twenty two years.
Trade customers can buy direct from High & Dry Manufacturing Ltd
Retailers with multiple bed outlets,
Retailers with one bed outlet,
Retailers with related products, mobility, furniture etc,
Direct sales,
Online retailers, directories etc
We have a structured trade price list for adjustable beds that is based on predicted quantities of adjustable beds that will be ordered. Visit http://www.bed-adjustable.co.uk/trade-customers.php to register as a trade customer.
What is the definition of an Adjustable Bed ‘Trade Customer?’
Let’s start at the bottom and work our way up. We have helped several entrepreneurs to become established retailers of adjustable beds. How did they start? The normal story is an individual buying an adjustable bed for their own use. These individuals often have some previous business experience, but it is surprising how many had no business experience at all. Finding it to have made an improvement to their lifestyle, health or mobility. Looking around them to see how many other people could also benefit from adjustable beds. The second step is finding someone in need, buying the adjustable bed direct from ‘High & Dry Manufacturing Ltd’. Add a reasonable profit margin and a new adjustable bed trade customer is born!

Adjustable Bed Massager

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

We fit the adjustable bed massagers into our range of adjustable bed mattresses in our factory. The massage motors are sandwiched between the layers of foam. This means that that you get the full benefit from the massage. Simply adjust the intensity on the adjustable bed massager handset to give either an invigorating massage or nice gentle massage to send you off to sleep. The adjustable bed massager has an automatic timer that will switch it’s self off after approximately fifteen minutes. The five adjustable bed massage motors can be selected individually, so if you wish to turn off for example the number one motor in the neck area, highlight the number one button and the press the select button.

Adjustable Bed Massager

Adjustable Bed Massager

To re activate the adjustable bed massager number one, simply repeat the process. The same cam be done with each of the five adjustable bed massagers. The wave feature is particularly nice again adjust the intensity on the adjustable bed massager handset to give either an invigorating massage or nice gentle massage to send you off to sleep. You will feel the massage running up and down your back. I mentioned the intensity but the speed that the adjustable bed massagers operate is also important. Myself whilst i am meant to be working selling adjustable beds, who will notice if I have a sneaky five minute rest. The problem is that, put the adjustable bed massager on and it is not until fifteen minutes later that I wake up with customers waiting to try the adjustable beds. I prefer to have the speed that the adjustable bed massagers travel set as slow as possible because I find that more relaxing. To get the maximum benefit from the adjustable bed massager, adjust the adjustable bed so that the back section is slightly raised and the foot section of the adjustable bed is raised enough to put the small of your back in full contact with the adjustable bed mattress. This position is a nice cradled position and with the effect of the adjustable bed massager you will not need to count many sheep before you are off to sleep.

Our adjustable bed massagers are fitted inside the mattress, so if you have a memory foam or Reflex foam mattress it can be done. The fitting process of the five adjustable bed massage motors may look a bit of a bodge up, but it works. This can be done by yourself and we can talk you through exactly how to do it. It is a simple case of removing the cover from the adjustable bed mattress. Mark out and put five slits in the underside of the adjustable bed mattress about 75mm deep. Make a small horizontal cut at the 3″ depth on both sides of the slit for the adjustable bed massage motor to sit snugly in place laying flat. We supply a foam adhesive spray to close the slit after inserting the adjustable bed massage motors. Then put a small cut in the underside of the cover and drop the cables through the adjustable bed mechanism slats. connect the two cables to the handset and transformer and you are finished. 

If you have a sprung mattress, there is an alternative. This is two bigger motors fixed underneath the adjustable bed to the slats. The advantage is that it is simple to fit. The disadvantages are that it is not as beneficial, more expensive and it vibrates the whole bed instead of directing the massage to you. I hope this has been of help.

In reply to an online enquiry from a someone who has an existing adjustable bed and wishes to fit an adjustable bed massager.