Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I not need to remove items from the desk, before converting to a bed?
The StudyBed desk surface always remains level, so even drinks will not spill, and all equipment can remain plugged in. Neither is it necessary to remove the mattress or the bedding;
What can be placed on the desk?
The recommended weight limit is around 25 kg, and the more this is spread across the desk surface the better the balance when converting. To remain in place whilst converting, items need to be less than the ‘under bed height’ shown in the dimensions drawings and table (43 cm for a Single; 45 cm for a Small Double; 46 cm for a Majestic; 48 cm for a Double). Larger monitors, for example a large iMac, can be mounted on to the bed cover.
How easy are they to convert?
The process only takes a few seconds in both directions, and can be safely done even by a child. For added security there are 2 simply – operated safety latches which will firmly hold the desk in place.
How robust is the StudyBed?
StudyBeds are an extremely solid, weighty piece of furniture; finished in either a choice of sprayed colours, or a range of highest quality real wood veneers. They are solid free-standing items of furniture which do not require fixing to a wall (except the Majestic). They are designed for everyday use and come with a 5 year, first-owner guarantee.
What about mattresses?
As there is so much choice of mattress type, plus the fact that many people wish to swap over an existing mattress, mattresses are not included. However, we can supply very good quality mattresses if required; see here for further information. StudyBeds take conventional standard sized mattresses, ideally up to 20 cm deep, please check dimension details for exact sizes for each model or email us if in doubt.
We can deliver and install anywhere in mainland UK. Delivery and assembly charges will vary depending on distance from our base in Oxfordshire; we will always endeavour to keep these costs to a minimum. The typical starting rate being £160 + VAT (£192) which includes installation. Under the current Lockdown situation, we can still fulfil delivery with installation in certain cases, but have alternatively managed to successfully roll out a scheme whereby we deliver only, along with full instructions and full on-demand audio or even video assisted back up, to facilitate self-assembly, and we have discovered that this is a process that gives a huge amount of satisfaction; there are only 12 sections to put together, with no drilling or cutting involved, as all the panels are pre-assembled as much as possible. This also reduces the cost to delivery only £80 + Vat (£96) and can ensure a very quick turnaround time.
As StudyBeds typically end up in one of the smallest rooms in the house; it is necessary for them to come ‘flatpacked’. It is certainly possible for anyone with a basic ability to use a screwdriver /allen key ( provided by us) to assemble the unit themselves (the job ideally requiring 2 people). However, we can still both deliver and assemble under strict social distancing provisions.
Once assembled, the unit can subsequently be moved quite easily to a different location by partial disassembling and reassembly.
What are delivery times?
Generally speaking, for standard items, delivery times are around 2 – 4 weeks. We will however, do our best to accommodate anyone in a real hurry, so could be quicker, especially if self-assembling. If possible it makes sense to order well in advance of when you might need the StudyBed, especially if your order is for non-standard items.
We do NOT dictate a delivery date to you; we will deliver at a time that suits you and will liaise carefully to achieve an agreeable date and time.
Where and when can I see a StudyBed?
We have a showroom in Thame where a range of StudyBeds are available to view. Details and opening hours can be found here.
If you can’t make the trip to see us, then it is possible to have a virtual tour via Zoom, which we can set up for you.
What guarantee do you offer?
StudyBeds carry a 5 year, first-owner guarantee against failure of any part of the mechanism or structure. But even if your bed is over 5 years old, or you have acquired it second-hand, if you encounter any problems at all, please do contact us – we are here to help! Also, as we manufacture ourselves, replacement parts are always easily available in the event of accidental damage.
Still Need Help?
If you can’t find the answer to your question above please contact us for further assistance.