Posts Tagged ‘softside’

High & Dry Waterbeds & the internet, A UK manufacturer in Hampshire

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

High & Dry Waterbeds set up in business in 1988 during the reign of Margaret Thatcher, we only intended to sell to established waterbed shops. There were a lot of retailers selling through magazines like Exchange and Mart and other local free magazines. High & Dry made the decision that we would not supply these retailers because we did not want to upset the high street shops and at that time there were quite a few. The British Waterbed association set the requirements for membership. For a short time John Boyton-Salts, director of High & Dry Waterbeds was on the committee.

High & Dry Manufacturing Ltd decided to lease a huge shop to sell directly to the public and double as our trade showroom. By showing a full range of mattresses in a range of hardside and softside waterbeds. We were now both a retailer and manufacturer of waterbeds.

Every waterbed retailer advertised with Yellow Pages. Everybody resented the fact that Yellow pages could charge what they wanted, and did. Since the evolution of the internet I would compare Yellow Pages and Yell to a school bully that has just got beaten up the school geek. (more…)

This particular waterbed is shown in 6’ (1.8m) width

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

This waterbed shown below was installed recently in Hampshire. From our Olymia range, the Olympia Deluxe soft sided water bed is shown with the Karma Hi-Line headboard however you may choose any of our full range of headboards. A drawer unit is a good idea, giving valuable storage. This particular waterbed is shown in 6’ (1.8m) width, this is super king size in English sizes also known as King size in America. Shown with a super motionless one second or 95% stable waterbed mattress 

Olympia Deluxe Waterbed

Olympia Deluxe Waterbed

From our build a waterbed feature http://www.bed-adjustable.co.uk/build-a-waterbed/  Options chosen were; (more…)