Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine
Built by hand for the best night’s sleep
Everyone working at the Whitby Handmade Bed Company is dedicated to one thing above all others: creating a high quality product which will help ensure the best night’s sleep possible.
T hat is why their beds, which have been produced in the town for more than 30 years, have a reputation second to none with customers across Yorkshire and, indeed, beyond.
The company’s factory, at Stakesby Vale just outside the town centre, is home to a team of time-served craftspeople who employ a combination of traditional techniques and the latest technology to create beds which will give years of problemfree service.
To complement the beds, mattresses are also produced to the same exacting standards so combine the two and comfort is guaranteed, whatever a customer’s particular needs and preferences.
A fine selection of the Whitby Handmade Bed Company’s products is on display in the showroom of Beevers, the longestablished family-run furniture retailer, of which the bed manufacturing business is an integral part.
Company manager Derek Parker says: “Feel free to browse through the collection of beds and mattresses, see the build quality and, if you wish, discuss the available options with a member of staff.
“They will be more than happy to help, without putting you under any pressure to buy.”
Bed bases can be finished in any number of colours and materials, while mattresses are available with between 800 and 3,000 pocket springs to give superb support.
Each mattress is carefully hand stitched to give support to the sides, meaning it does not sag when you sit on it or dip down when you roll toward it in your sleep.
“The pocket springs we use are individual, so when one moves the whole row doesn’t follow it and therefore you don’t roll together, ” says Derek.
“But what’s just as important as the springs are the fillings. We use natural fillings including lambswool for warmth and breathability, curled hair for durability, cotton for comfort and cashmere for softness.”
The Whitby Handmade Bed Company is a member of the National Bed Federation (NBF), which means customers can be assured the product quality never wavers.
The Whitby showroom, which has free car parking, also has departments focusing on upholstery, carpets and floorcoverings, each with products to suit all budgets.
There are also showrooms in Bridlington and Scarborough.