Posts Tagged ‘adjustable beds’

Death of the high street from a waterbed and adjustable bed retailer.

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

A short story cut long!

Should we move the retail of waterbeds and adjustable beds from Southsea high street to our factory in Chichester? 

High & Dry Waterbeds had it’s first waterbed shop in the Tricorn shopping centre, Some of you may remember it. That was in 1989 twenty two years ago. Electric adjustable beds and nursing care beds were introduced shortly after and so High & Dry Waterbeds became High & Dry Manufacturing Ltd.

Rather than throwing money away paying rent, High & Dry Waterbeds purchased a retail shop on Milton Road, Portsmouth. Back Care Beds purchased the shop on Elm Grove, Southsea. At the time both were good thriving high street locations.

Waterbed & Adjustable Bed Shop in Portsmouth

Waterbed & Adjustable Bed Shop in Portsmouth

It is assumed that we must find a solution to the decline of the high street but maybe it is just evolution. Why is it such a problem that the local butchers close?

Thirteen years ago we took the decision to merge our two shops for a number of reasons. Firstly was a severe lack of parking, and as we were so close to Portsmouth football ground, on a weekend when Pompey were playing at home parking was almost impossible. (more…)

Workshop Reduced to £199,999

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

High & Dry Manufacturing Ltd have out grown our workshop and have decided to sell our freehold commercial property in Chichester, West Sussex.

Having made the decision to sell our freehold commercial property in Almodington near Chichester, West Sussex we have decided to market the workshop ourselves.

• Valuation and asking price £250,000

• A very pleasant property to work in.

• Gross internal floor area of 3,335 sq ft

• Situated on it’s own surrounding land of Approximately 10,600 sq ft

• Close to Chichester, Chichester harbour and Witterings, Portsmouth 20 miles

• On a private road in the beautiful village of Almodington, West Sussex

• Commercial property with B1 (office and light industrial type uses)

• Showroom area

• Lots of parking

• Investment opportunity to rent as out as a whole or divide into three units

• Valued to give a rental income of £1,650 Per Month

• Well insulated. Block work walls, insulated and timber cladding

• Double glazed

• 3 Phase power

• Fire doors throughout

• Designed so that internal walls can easily be re positioned.

• No VAT

Location.

The workshop is in an idyllic village called Almodington 1.5 miles from the sea with clean sandy beaches at Bracklesham and the Witterings. Close to Chichester Yacht Basin and Dell Quay with international windsurfing at West Wittering beach. Four miles from the cathedral city of Chichester on a private road with good access. 20 miles to Portsmouth.The road is kept in good condition through the ‘First Avenue Roads Committee’ The road and village has a nice community spirit.

History.

It is unusual that there should be a commercial property in the village as most of the properties were designated as horticultural use. (more…)

Cheap single & twin electric adjustable beds Manufactured in Hampshire

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

CHEAP ADJUSTABLE BEDS

I will begin with a little warning about the expression ‘You get what you pay for’. This is quite often the case. Example, a cheap 500 piece socket set made in China for £5.00 and twenty litres of diesel. What did you expect when the ratchet slipped on the first nut you tried to undo? However, there are unscrupulous firms that have literally cashed in on this expression. By over inflating their prices to the public and some impressive marketing, customers are led to believe that the more they spend the better the product. An example which is totally unrelated to adjustable beds which hopefully means I am less likely to get in trouble again. Stella beer, the marketing is great, the slogan ‘reassuringly expensive’

But ask any of the lads what pint they really fancy, and it will be one of the normal cheap beers. Sorry, none of the beers are cheep anymore.  The one that will order the Stella is the one trying to impress his mates that he is a connoisseur even if he hates the taste Back to the adjustable beds.
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Should we move the retail of waterbeds and adjustable beds?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Should we move the retail of waterbeds and adjustable beds from Portsmouth to Chichester? First a brief outline of the business structure.

A short story cut long.

High & Dry Waterbeds had it’s first shop in the Tricorn shopping centre, Some of you may remember it. That was in 1989 twenty two years ago. Electric adjustable beds and nursing care beds were introduced shortly after and so High & Dry Manufacturing Ltd became the umbrella company .

Rather than throwing money away paying rent, High & Dry Waterbeds purchased a retail shop on Milton Road, Portsmouth, and Back Care Beds purchased the shop on Elm Grove, Southsea.

Adjustable bed and waterbed Shop in Portsmouth

Adjustable bed and waterbed Shop in Portsmouth

Thirteen years ago we took the decision to merge the two shops for a number of reasons.
(more…)