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Mattress side retaining bars for Adjustable beds

Mattress side retaining bars for Adjustable beds

Sir, I am looking for side retainers for a double adjustable bed, and a Google search provided me with a similar request in September of this year. 2 questions: What is the clipping pitch (our bed would require circa 180mm to clip between 2 slats)? Are the adjustable bed slat retainers shown still available at the price illustrated (£5 each + £6 next day carrier + VAT, Total £30.55)? If the answer to both questions is “yes”, I would like to buy a set. Many Thanks Customer details removed


Hello Customer details removed,

Unfortunately the price is now £6 each but we will keep to the old price for  the adjustable bed mattress side retaining bars. Adjustable Bed side retaining barI have attached a picture to show the pitch of the clips which are approximately 104mm.

Different manufacturers of adjustable beds vary the pitch, but only slightly, so.I suspect you may have measured the pitch of two pairs of slats instead of two individual slats. If this is the case then yes again.

thanks John

In order for us to simplify explanations and guide customers with a frequently asked questions about adjustable beds, would you object to your comments being used on our blog with your name and email etc removed?

Thanks John


Hi John,

Thanks for this. It may be that I have not described my requirement well enough, its not the bars I am after, but the mattress retaining brackets, which screw onto the adjustable bed slats, are L-shaped, and have retaining clips/lugs as part of the bracket – there was a photograph of a white bracket on the adjustable bed blog entry I found.  
Looking at my bed, the slats are 2″ wide (seem to be slightly more than 50mm, so I am assuming 2″) with what I would guess is a 3″ gap between the slats themselves, giving a 7″ end to end distance (180mm). The adjustable bed was purchased from Argos a few years ago. 
In terms of this thread being on your blog, no problems (with name and address removed). 
Many thanks 

Sorry for the late reply, but I’m still at work.

Don’t worry, I fully understood, but the adjustable bed you have is not made to the same high quality as our adjustable bed mechanism. A 3″ gap between the slats sounds excessive but, if it does the job! Our adjustable bed mattress side retaining bars can still be used by cutting off the clips and screwing down through the main body of the plastic which will line up perfectly over your slats. Using the screws will make the clips obsolete. We can pre drill and countersink them for you and remove the clips.

Thanks John 

 Thanks for all of this. Address for package is: Removed

Thanks once again, and best regards

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One Response to “Mattress side retaining bars for Adjustable beds”

  1. craftmatic says:

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful information. I have paid of this retaining bars before with my old bed. With my new electric bed, I no longer have to use it.

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