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Feedback On Wall Beds

September 16, 2015

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…


Going Green (er)

October 11, 2012

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


Case Study Double Your House Price For Half The Money

September 27, 2012

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…


Hideaway Beds Featured On Channel 4 This Evening

September 18, 2012

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…


Using The Internet To Check Before Buying The Home Of Your Dreams

August 20, 2012

Before purchasing your next home, you may wish to check on what you really need to know before buying, especially if it is an area unfamiliar to you. Historic House Pricing Sometimes asking prices are unrealistic and offer no guide on what is the true value of a property, so firstly, its worth checking the values of homes sold within the area you are looking. www.ourproperty.co.uk offers this service for free. This is useful when negotiating the purchase price. Local Crime Rates It is also worth checking on the local crime rates, and the police now publish all of this data online. www.police.uk Is The Home in a Flood Plain or Subject to Other Environmental Hazards? The environment agency now allow a quick way to check if the area is in a flood plain, near an area which may be been used for landfill or subject to pollution. All of these…