Wall Bed FAQS

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FAQ's

Below are the most commonly asked Space Saving Solution questions we receive:

A wall bed is a bed that you fold down from the wall, and after a 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, wall beds have been around for a long time – from the smallest country cottage to luxury apartments, people have always needed more space. We offer simple solutions to more elaborate designs such as desk beds and beds with sofas.

We offer a range of sizes from a Single to King size, each designed for different situations. We can offer both vertical or horizontal orientations. Dimensions of all our wall beds are ‘here‘. Alternatively, call our customer service number on 01752 511111, where a member of our team will be glad to help.

Hideaway’s wall bed mechanisms are contract standard, tested to 10,000 cycles (that’s nearly 30 years of every night use), and come complete with a 5 year warranty for the mechanism.

Yes. All of our systems are designed for every-night sleeping and you can use most mattresses on them. Many of our beds 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.

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

Yes, positively we hope, particularly in the post-covid era of hybrid work from home. Beds that can fold away and be hidden create more space, a dual purpose room, an extra room, which is a great way to increase your property value. It also improves the letting potential of rental properties.

There are many different Space Saving solutions, we like to put our products in to two basic categories:

Space Saving Furniture – These systems are available in a wide range of sizes, styles and finishes. They are complete solutions that provide a wall bed within a cabinet.

Wall Bed Mechanisms – Various mechanisms in a range of different sizes that do not include cabinetry. This could be one of our DIY systems that can be installed quickly & ready to use immediately or a mechanisms that can be fitted into a custom-built cabinet by a joiner/tradesman.

There are unlimited options for space saving solutions but the main purpose is to create a multi-purpose room. Whether it’s children having a play room by day then a bedroom by night, a professional that wants a place to work and a place to sleep or a micro apartment that needs to be space conscious.

Studio apartments, guest houses, hotels, student accommodation and premises with staff quarters have all benefited from the flexibility of our Space Saving Solutions.

Yes. The most popular wall bed in Hideaway’s range is the SwingAway, a wall bed DIY system which can be installed in two hours using no special tools.

The type of bed and furniture you choose will reflect how and who your system is installed by. The options are: install the system yourself; arrange for your own carpenter / fitter to install; use a direct installation service by one of our wall bed specialist partners (subject to location). Our complete solutions are suitable for those who are competent at DIY, alternatively we would recommend sourcing a local fitter or handyman.

All Hideaway’s mechanisms have been designed to have a safe, light and easy action even with the bedding and mattress in place.

A majority of our products do require wall fixing, you can expect this with most wall beds. This is to ensure the safety of the user and to safeguard against the unit tipping forward when the bed is being lowered. The mechanisms do counterbalance and take the vast majority of the load weight.