There are lots of adjustable beds on the market, varying hugely in both price and quality. The majority of electric beds, or more correctly, electrically adjustable beds, are made up of 3 parts. A flexible mattress made from either latex, CMHR foam, viscoelastic ('memory') foam, pocket springs or a composite of these. The mattress sits on the adjustable mechanism, normally with laminated beech slats supporting the mattress. The head and foot ends are elecrically adjustable allowing independent elevation of each end of the bed. The adjustable frame is housed in a variety of styles of base, with the option of drawers, legs, glides or castors. We currently supply beds from the UK manufacturer, Dreamworks, who make both single and double adjustable beds. Single beds are available in widths of 75cm, 90cm and 120cm. Double beds employ 2 independent adjustable frames and are available as 150cm width (2 x 75cm units) or 180cm width (2 x 90cm units). These can be supplied as a pair of linked single beds (which can be separated if required), or as a single entity bed frame. These units all have a suggested weight limit of around 115kg (18 stone).
We also stock adjustable beds from Sherborne Upholstery. These are constructed using Sherborne's own heavy duty mechanism and will happily accommodate occupants of up to 160kg (25 stone). These are very robustly built and are also available as 75cm, 90cm, 120cm, 150cm (2 x 75cm units) or 180cm widths (2 x 90cm units).
All of them satisfy our requirements for reliability and value for money. You can pay several thousands of pounds for some of the beds sold by the Sunday colour supplement advertisers, but these beds provide everything you're likely need in an adjustable bed, starting at around £774, ex VAT. These beds are one of the product ranges that we can supply ex VAT for those who are either registered disabled or chronically sick. Please ask us for further details.
As with all electrically adjustable furniture, should it ever develop a problem, you want someone to fix it fast. As a result, we don't deliver nationally, only within the Devon and Cornwall area.