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Welcome to our very own Tardis!

I know that our building might appear a little bit unassuming when you first arrive in our car park by the canal at Saul. Our showroom is actually a converted mill building and really doesn’t look awfully large from the outside. Come inside, though, and you will be...

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Christmas Again Already!

It seems hard to credit but there is no getting away from the fact that Christmas is upon us and that’s another year gone! I am pleased to say that it has been a successful one for us and I’d like to take this opportunity of wishing all our customers and suppliers...

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Are Rise & Recline Chairs Right for You?

I often meet people in our showroom who are enquiring about the benefits of our range of rise and recline chairs and whether they would be suitable for them. If you are considering one of these wonderful pieces of furniture, I suggest you think about these...

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Judging Good Quality in Wood Furniture

I am often asked how you can judge the quality of wood furniture. People have written entire books on the subject but it really comes down to three things; material, construction and finish. Material Wood furniture is constructed from wood classified as hard, soft...

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Furniture & Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations

I am occasionally asked about the fire safety regulations applying to furniture and furnishings. They are quite stringent, as of course they should be, and are enforced by the Trading Standards Department. The intention is that upholstery components and...

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Who Made the First Furniture?

I am well versed in modern furniture, including its manufacture, but have you ever wondered who made the earliest furniture? Incredibly, there is evidence that furniture was being made and used in the Neolithic period. Excavations at Skara Brae in Orkney, Scotland,...

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Hypnos Prepared to Deliver!

I have been at pains to keep the ‘B’ word out of my blogs but I received an impressively upbeat message from UK bed and mattress maker Hypnos recently. Here are some extracts from the statement issued by Managing Director James Keen: ‘As a responsible business and...

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Stain Free Upholstery!

I know that the rigours of everyday living present plenty of opportunities for your upholstery to get dirty. Here are some simple steps to stop any stains on your upholstery from becoming permanent. • Don’t allow stains to set in. You need to act fast and make sure...

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Looking After Your Mattress!

Good mattresses don’t come cheap and I should know! If you are investing a sizeable amount of money to ensure a good night’s sleep, you will want to keep your mattress in top condition for as long as possible. Here are some valuable tips to help you achieve that...

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Benefits of an Ottoman Bed!

  I am often asked why ottoman beds are so popular.  The simple answer is that they incorporate the functions of two separate items of furniture by combining a fantastic stylish bed with a spacious and easily accessible storage facility. A typical ottoman...

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