Archive for September, 2010

Waterbed Heater

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Waterbeds are temperature controlled.

We are back from holiday in freezing cold England.  It is very nice to get back to a warm comfortable bed. As you know waterbeds are temperature controlled, see our waterbed accessories for more details.

Waterbed Heater

Waterbed Heater

If you have an existing hardside or softside waterbed and need to replace the old heater, this can be done without emptying the water mattress. Please read the blog and watch our video.

If you require a replacement waterbed heater you can buy online and we will send by next day carrier.

Every waterbed must have a heater. Without it the temperature of the bed would drop below a comfortable temperature. The heater is low power generally between 220w and 350w

Why are we increasing production of our Adjustable bed mechanisms in Bulgaria?

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Why are we increasing production of our Adjustable bed mechanisms in Bulgaria?

In business, if you make a catastrophic blunder, you will expect to lose your job and you would accept that. However British banks and government have cost the country billions of pounds only to be rewarded. Banks have been bailed out with tax payers money and thieving ministers let off with a slap on the wrist. The cost of this is to be recovered mainly by increased taxes.

It would be patriotic to stay loyal and remain 100% in England. But we are penalised for employing staff, face increased taxes, increased business rates, increased insurances. We now spend more time on administration than production of our adjustable bed mechanisms. We have made the decision to increase the production of our adjustable bed mechanisms in Bulgaria. Yes wages and overheads are lower, but in line with the cost of living. So we cannot be accused of exploitation. We will be better priced even than competition importing from China at the same time maintaining higher quality.

We are adding adjustable bed and waterbed installation guides

Monday, September 13th, 2010

At High & Dry Waterbeds we pride ourselves on our excellent service. Installations, moves, replacing a waterbed mattress and many other services are all carried out by our servicing department Bed Tech Ltd. We will only employ an installer with several years experience. We will try if possible to arrange the installation around the customer so that they can see everything to do with the bed and so be confident to carry out adjustments and regular maintenance.

Imagine a busy Saturday in our shop, the phone rings and a customer wants to know how to get air out of their waterbed mattress. ofter repeating the same advice to our customers over the phone on how to look after their mattress, we have discovered a simple effective solution and are saving hours each week. For example when we are asked how to repair a leak in a waterbed we can simply go to the  blog and email the information. So we are now looking to add more categories. If you have questions, and would like to see a full explanation relating to waterbeds or adjustable beds, please reply through this blog.

Mattress side retaining bars for Adjustable beds

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

I saw your advert on the internet while searching for “Mattress Retainers” on Google. My Mother has recently bought an adjustable single bed from a high street retailer and, although it has a retainer at the foot, I felt that it really needed at least one at the side to stop the necessarily slippery mattress from sliding sideways on the adjustable bed base,when you first sit on it: it seems quite dangerous for my elderly Father. The Mattress Side Retaining Bars shown on your site look ideal for what I want, although I suspect that an industry standard mechanism (18mm wood) has been used: would this preclude their use? Regards,

Hi Customers name removed
They will still fit all adjustable beds with a wooden slatted mechanism because we use two small screws to secure them.
They are £5 each + £6 next day carrier + VAT, Total £30.55
If you would like to order, please email your name, address and phone
number. Then call 023 9287 3444 after 10am to make a card payment.
This is the price for one set. Please confirm if it is one or two adjustable beds? Thanks John

Hi John,

Thanks for the info about the adjustable beds. Just a few questions before I proceed-
Which piece of wood on the adjustable bed base is the securing screw screwed into?
Are there any projections on the under side which locate it laterally on the adjustable bed slats?

Noting that a ‘set’ comprises 4 units, at which points along the side do you recommend that they are affixed?
In readiness for a sale here are my details:- Customer details removed

Hi Customers name removed

There are 2 pre-drilled countersunk holes, so the small screws supplied screw into the adjustable bed slats which you will notice, are in pairs.

There are hooks on each side which wrap around the slats, Just squeeze the slats together. See Photo attached

Side retaining bar

Like I said, the slats will be in pairs, so choose a pair in the shoulder area and the pair just below the knee break. One on each side. please see 2nd photo attached showing the location on the length of the adjustable bed mechanism.

Thanks John