Make The Most Of Your Home With Hideaway Beds

From home-offices to student rooms to studio apartments, Hideaway Beds have been helping people get the most out of their living space since 1997.

When space is at a premium, the use of beds that fold up to maximise living areas is a no brainer. And with more and more people now opting to work from home, demand for useable, attractive multi-purpose living spaces has never been greater.

Hideaway Beds is a market leader in designing cutting edge and cost-effective living solutions to suit homes of all kinds. Hideaway Beds provides ingenious and innovative furnishings which help you make the most of the space in your home. Our unique wall bed designs look fantastic and they’re also incredibly comfortable – whether you just want a simple single or double bed option or a lavish, completely integrated living system featuring – for example – a double bed, bookcase and wardrobe.

Beds take up a lot of space – but wall beds enable you to enjoy your living space all day while providing a useful extra bed just when you need it.

The Diva Double Saloon, for example, is ideal for furnishing studio apartments. It’s also a great solution when you want to host overnight visits from friends and family with the minimum of fuss and hassle. This is a solution which saves you considerable space – with a hidden double bed, a TV unit, shelves for decoration or books and an extra wardrobe module. During the day, it’s all hidden away behind the two side-ways sliding shelves.

Many of our products are available for dispatch the very next day and all our products are built to the highest standards – robust, comfortable and designed to last. Wall bed mechanisms operate using gas-springs so they’re also very easy to use and only open up when you need them to!

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Whatever your needs, Hideaway Beds has a solution ¬– so call us today to find out more about how you can get the most out of your home.


As you may know, we’re a family business, but that does not stop with family.  Our extended family of staff, clients & manufacturers have been part of our lives for nearly 3 decades.  If we’re going to call ourselves a family, we need to prove that we do so not just in words, but in actions.  It is our commitment that we will continue to act as a family, looking to stay strong and healthy so that when this crisis passes, we will be here providing  goods, services and employment.

Hideaway Beds have had guidelines communicated to staff since early February. If you would like a full copy of our guidelines and action plan, please get in touch.

  • Our sales showroom is closed to the public but we are open for telephone appointments.
  • Prior to any customer interactions, clients will be asked whether there is a risk of our staff coming into contact with anyone displaying symptoms or suspected of having COVID-19. This is a) to protect our staff and b) prevent our staff from spreading to other clients or staff.
  • Staff are issued with latex gloves and alcohol sanitisers in company vehicles and are instructed to wash their hands prior to entering and exiting the property.
  • Staff also advised to take extra precautions including social distancing when attending and for example can leave deliveries outside or arrange sole access to rooms for service if required.
  • If any of our staff come into contact with anyone that is suspected of having COVID-19, they will immediately self-isolate in accordance with Public Health England guidelines.
  • If any of our representatives are showing symptoms of a cold, but in particular a fever or cough, they will self-isolate in accordance with Public Health England guidelines.

Our sales, logistics and customer service operations are still working as normal, and our team is here to try and help you in any way we can.

Best Wishes & Stay Safe

 

Steve Baker

CEO


Hideaway Beds have had our Hideaway CA-VOT Wall Bed featured on Sarah Beeny’s new show – Renovate, Don’t Relocate/

“The series will see homes expert Sarah Beeny come to the aid of frustrated homeowners to help them transform their homes and the way they use them, without the hassle and expense of moving.”

The filmmaker’s search for suitable properties to feature could have almost doubled for an advert for Hideaway Beds to come to the rescue …

Renovate, Don't Relocate Ad

A Hideaway Wall Bed installed in a dining room:

Renovate, Don't Relocate wall bed

For further information:

The programme aired on Friday 5th April at 8pm on the channel Really. You can catch up on the show on Freeview, Sky, Virgin, youview, Freesat, BT, TalkTalk and tvplayer.

To view the website containing details of the programme, please visit:

https://really.uktv.co.uk/shows/sarah-beenys-renovate-dont-relocate/episodes/


Job Recruitment – Product Advisor for Hideaway Beds

Hideaway Beds Ltd are based in Plympton, Plymouth we specialise in providing wall beds and other space saving solutions to both the public, trade and our network of stockists across the UK. We have been established for over 25 years and in this time have built a large portfolio of clients and have a great reputation within the industry.

We now have a part time position available for a product advisor. Your main duty will be to assist in the day to day running of the company, whether it be processing orders for existing customers or selling the benefits or our products to first time buyers who phone, email or come to visit our showroom. Previous customer service and sales experience is preferred, but not essential, as full training will be provided.

The job role will require you to:

  • Have excellent communication skills – listening, verbal and written
  • Process sales orders
  • Be computer literate, use packages such as Word, Excel, Sage and our CRM
  • Provide accurate help and advice
  • Interact with customers as well as with colleagues in a variety of methods including face to face, telephone and email
  • Be expected to keep up to date with the latest products and promotions
  • Provide pricing and delivery information
  • Follow up with existing leads, projects or quotations
  • Respond promptly to customer enquiries
  • Handle complaints in a calm manner in order to resolve a customer’s issue
  • Adaptable – Be able to use own initiative
  • Communicate and coordinate with internal departments

Job Type: Part time, three days a week, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday. Possible opportunities for extra hours should the company require. Start and finish times are somewhat flexible, our ideal would be 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Your starting salary will be – £16,000 (Pro-Rata), you will receive a commission when sales targets are achieved, fully paid annual holidays – 20 days (Pro-Rata), sick pay allowance, company pension. You will not be expected to work evenings, weekends, Bank Holidays or over the Christmas period. You will work as part of a friendly and very supportive team environment.

You will learn about new technologies in the rapidly growing industry with excellent future potential. Comprehensive training, including a detailed introduction into company’s history and products, will be provided.

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in this exciting new opportunity please send your CV to us ASAP. For more details about the role please phone 01752 51 11 11 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

 — sorry, strictly no agencies — 


Feedback Received

I have been meaning to write to let you know how much I love my hideaway bed. I am so pleased I bit the bullet and went for it! Terry was fantastic too and would highly recommend him for bed installation. I’m a perfectionist and when there was an issue with the finish, he sorted it and got new doors right away, with no fuss. Very good and friendly service. Thank you for putting us in touch, Best wishes,

Clare

WHAT IS A STOWAWAY BED ?

A stowaway bed is a bed that you fold down from the wall, and after a great night’s sleep, folds back up against the wall to provide daytime floor space. It is not the comedy bed of ‘Laurel and Hardy’ films – you will not disappear into a cupboard with a Hideaway mechanism. In fact, stowaway beds have been around for a long time – from the smallest country cottage to luxury apartments, people have always needed more space.

ARE STOWAWAY BEDS COMFORTABLE ?

Yes. Hideaway stowaway beds are designed for every-night sleeping, and you can use most mattresses on them. Hideaway use a sprung slatted base to give support to the shape of your body, and using good quality mattresses, are more comfortable than conventional beds.

CAN I LEAVE THE STOWAWAY BED MADE UP?

Yes. All our beds come with complete with our unique quick release straps, enabling the bedding to stay in place.

CAN A STOWAWAY BED INCREASE THE VALUE OF MY PROPERTY ?

Yes. Beds that fold into the wall are creating more space, a dual purpose room, an extra room, which is the best way to increase your properties value. It also improves the letting potential of rental property.

WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO A STOWAWAY BED ?
  • Sofa Bed – rarely a comfortable sofa or a comfortable bed, and certainly not quick to make up.
  • Conventional Bed – takes up floor space, even when not in use.
  • Home extension or larger property – both expensive alternatives.
WHERE COULD I USE A STOWAWAY BED ?

Children need a safe place to play and learn, teenagers need space to study and a place to meet friends, and by using a stowaway bed, you can give them that space. Have you got a computer ? Need a quiet place to work ? What about a study ? How about a hobby room or loft conversion ? Or even a dining room ?

Studio apartments, guest houses, and hotels have all benefited from the flexibility of a stowaway bed.

WHERE COULD I VIEWA STOWAWAY BED ?

We have a showroom in Plympton, Devon, just off the A38. Please Contact Us for further details and opening times.


Where Did You First Hear of Us?: website

Comment : I would like to leave a review as follows:

Would fully recommend the wall bed mechanism as opposed to the piston system which allows you to fine tune for balance.  This is the first time I have installed a wall bed but the technical drawings were easy to follow. The product arrived on the day requested, the staff were very knowledgeable and resolved my technical queries. The after sales service was excellent and I would thoroughly recommend this company and its products.

Many thanks to Nathan.

Time for some feedback. We contacted some of our customers from earlier this year to see how they got on with their wall bed project:

‘Hi Sarah,I did in fact purchase a bed which I fitted myself and built my own fitted furniture for it. I was very pleased with the help I got from the advisor I spoke to in Plympton.The bed has proved a great success and it looks great.
thanks for your enquiry.’

‘Thank you for your email.
Your company (you?) put me onto Nankivells in Chesterfield and they came & fitted a new bedroom complete with bed back in September.
It is brilliant, we are very impressed with it and my 10 yr old daughter loves it.
Hope this helps
Many thanks’

“I am delighted with the outcome as the bed is now fitted along with a desk area and more cupboard space which has transformed a junk room into a useful bedroom/study.”

‘Dear Ms Bartlett,
Thank you for your email and interest.
We did purchase a hideaway bed from Fareham the firm you put us intouch with. We had it installed in August after a visit to them and a preliminary assessment of our home from them.
It all progresses very satisfactorily and we are very happy with the excellent result, a cupboard enclosing and hiding the bed.
The bed is very comfortable and will be an asset in a small apartment where space is limited.
Kind regards,’

‘Dear Sarah,
Thank you for your email in follow up to my enquiry on Hideaway beds.
You gave me the details of Interstyle Bedrooms in Southampton who I made contact with and Wesley Lewis, the Proprietor, gave me a quotation which I accepted. I am delighted with the outcome as the bed is now fitted along with a desk area and more cupboard space which has transformed a junk room into a useful bedroom/study.
Thank you so much for your assistance and I would definitely recommend your product to others.
Thank you again’


I’m still unconvinced of the man-made global warming debate, but I do know that we’re all getting fed-up of cold, soggy summers down here, so in our efforts to reduce waste going to landfill and carbon emissions, Hideaway Beds are doing our bit.

Hideaway Beds Recycle CardboardWe have just taken delivery of our new compressed air powered baler machine.

The baler compresses paper, card or plastic into pallet sized bales, ready for collection, meaning that the vast majority of packaging and office waste is now recycled in a clean and efficient manor in order to help protect the environment. We in turn receive a small fee for the recycled materials which covers the cost of leasing and running the baler, meaning a smart, sustainable recycling operation unlikely to be singled out by the accountants for costing too much.

Hideaway Beds Compactor

For more information about balers for recycling please visit http://www.miltek-uk.co.uk/business.aspx


Presented by Sarah Beeny

This program series sets out to help and inspire homeowners to maximise the potential of their existing property by extending and re-configuring the layout.

Customer Profile

Having lived happily in London for ten years, Edward and Louise Croft Baker relocated to the countryside from London when they started a family.  They ended up the proud owners of a tiny farm workers cottage tucked away in the Buckinghamshire countryside.

The Situation

With just 800 square feet of living space, the house needed to accommodate a growing family as well as parents who worked from home.

As the family grew, Edward and Louise realised that they needed more space.

Moving to a larger property would require a budget of at least £340K.  The Croft Bakers’s had just £150K to spend.  The couple decided to extend and remodel the cottage instead.  Some clever thinking and innovative products were needed to create spacious family rooms downstairs and four bedrooms and a home office in the available first floor space upstairs.

The Solution

The landing at the top of the stairs provided a small square space with a window looking out over the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside and beyond.  Whilst a fixed wall would have created an extra room, the resulting upstairs corridor would have become dark and claustrophobic.  In using a folding wall and a folding bed, the space could be transformed in minutes from airy office to private bedroom when family and friends came to stay.

Hideaway Beds ltd and Duvale PLC were called upon to supply some innovative solutions.

With this brief Duvale selected the Forte Sliencio product in a high pressure white laminate finish also offering an acoustic performance of 44 db. This would enable the owners to have an open plan study and make the upstairs area feel larger, but also be able to close it off when we have guests to stay.

Hideaway Beds selected a simple and cost effective folding wall bed system from their range.  Balanced by a fully sprung mechanism and suitable for every night use, the system was tucked away into a compact cabinet at the top of the stairs; to be opened complete with bedding and pillows ready for use when required.

The Benefits

Edward and Louise now had a stunning home designed for modern living.  In addition the value added by extending and remodelling the layout, they were delighted to know that the  transformation of a bland, uninspiring landing into a home office and a bedroom in one, succeeded in adding an additional £200K to the overall value of their new home.

For further information:


Sarah helps Edward and Louise Croft-Baker in Buckinghamshire who dream of a bigger house in the country that they can’t afford. They aim to double the size of their own home instead by building a huge two storey extension at the side.

“the idea is to create as much new living space as possible for half the money”

One of Hideaway wallbeds appeared on the episode under the theme ‘twice the space for less’. The owners wanted an open plan study and make the upstairs area feel larger, but also be able to close it off when guests stay. An ‘Alpha Bed’ wall bed system was supplied to provide uncluttered living space but provide comfortable sleeping when guests stay. Sarah Beeney also featured Duvale’s Forte Silenco product on the Channel 4 programme. Sarah suggested that the wall in Bedroom 4 should be removed and replaced with a movable wall.

For further information:

The programme aired on Tues 18th Sep 2012 on Channel 4 at 20.00.

To view the Channel 4 website containing details of the programme, please visit:
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/double-your-house-for-half-the-money/episode-guide/series-1/episode-2