FAQs - Next Divan's Frequently Asked Questions

Next Divan is committed to providing customers with as much information as possible before they purchase anything from us. Our blogs on this website also explore all aspects of beds, mattresses and headboards, and how to maintain and care for them. If you have any specific queries, take a look at our answers to customers’ most commonly asked questions below.

About the company

What kind of company are you?

We are an online-based company. This means we don’t need to maintain physical showrooms, allowing us to pass on the savings to our customers. As we source, build and sell our products directly to our customers, we can keep our prices at a minimum while making sure our products are made to the highest standards.

Where are your products made?

We pride ourselves in supporting the local economy. Our beds are manufactured in the heart of West Yorkshire, where we are based. Where we need to source items outside of the UK, our partners must meet the same high standards of quality and excellence we expect from all other suppliers.

Do you offer free delivery?

We offer free delivery to most mainland UK postcodes. We never apply extra shipping charges unless we have to.

Do you offer any guarantee?

When purchasing a bed from us, you automatically qualify for our one-year guarantee.

Our beds

What bed sizes do you use?

We offer the full range of UK bed sizes, as shown in the table below (please note that European sizes have different dimensions, even if they have the same name):

NameImperial DimensionsMetric Dimensions
Small Single 2’6” x 6’3” 75 x 190 cm
Single 3’ x 6’3” 90 x 190 cm
Small Double 4’ x 6’3” 120 x 190 cm
Double 4’6” x 6’3” 135 x 190 cm
King 5’ x 6’6” 150 x 200 cm
Super King 6’ x 6’6” 180 x 200 cm

What types of beds do you sell?

We sell traditional divan bases with and without storage drawers, as well as ottoman storage beds.

How many drawers come with a storage divan?

Two drawers or four drawers. A two-drawer model has drawers located on the same side of the bed frame or either side of the bottom base, while a four-drawer model includes two drawers on either side of the bed.

What is an ottoman?

This type of bed includes a storage area located directly beneath the mattress frame. This is accessed by lifting up the frame with the help of a built-in hydraulic system. The frame is so designed that the mattress stays in place while being lifted up. Customers can choose from a front end or a side opening.

What is the storage capacity of the ottoman base?

The storage capacity will depend on the size of the bed. In other words, the bigger the bed, the greater the storage capacity. However, for all sizes, the base height is typically 15” from the floor and the internal storage depth is 9.5”.

Is a bigger bed the better option?

According to the UK Sleep Council, you should purchase the biggest bed that will fit into the available space in your bedroom. A bigger bed is certainly recommended if you share a bed, as it will help to prevent partner disturbance while sleeping.

What bed is best for a small bedroom?

The ‘bigger the better’ rule still applies. However, if you are buying a storage bed, make sure you have unobstructed access to your drawers or the side where your ottoman lifts up.

Our mattresses

What is mattress filling made from?

Please check the individual product information for details.

Is an orthopaedic mattress better for your body?

Not necessarily. If you suffer from pain and discomfort in your back and joints, sleeping on this type of mattress can alleviate stress on the spine and bring relief to painful pressure points. This is because the extra firm support it offers evenly distributes body weight and maintains natural alignment of the spine. If you do not suffer from these symptoms, however, a softer alternative might be preferable.

How do pocket sprung mattresses work?

These are made up of thousands of tiny springs, each placed inside its very own fabric pocket. These pockets are nested together, but each spring works independently for better support: the more pockets there are, the greater the support.

Does memory foam make you hot?

As it absorbs body heat in order to hug your contours, it can make some sleepers feel too hot and even sweaty. However, newer types of memory foam are designed to improve airflow and maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature.

Does memory foam smell?

When delivered, memory foam mattresses sometimes have an odd smell, partly because they are often shipped vacuum packed and partly because of the chemicals used which give them their ‘memory’ quality. To get rid of the smell, leave your purchase in a well-ventilated room for a few days. If you think you might be allergic to the chemicals used in memory foam, please contact us prior to making any purchase.

My sleeping partner and I have different weights, what mattress is best for us?

We recommend a pocket sprung mattress, as this will ensure your respective body weight is supported in the area where you sleep.

How often do I need to rotate and turn over my mattress?

If you have a dual-sided mattress, you should rotate it every three months and turn it over at least twice a year. This will help maintain the level of support and comfort it offers. If you find turning over a mattress difficult, then a no-turn alternative is strongly advised.

What is a no-turn mattress?

This has a single side which is padded or upholstered for sleeping on, while the other side has a plain design with a non-slip surface. As it does not need to be flipped, maintaining it involves much less effort than double-sided alternatives. This not only reduces the risk of an injury, but also makes them ideal for people with limited strength who struggle turning a mattress over.

Can I purchase a new mattress on its own?

All of our mattresses are available to be purchased separately. However, the UK Sleep Council recommends that a new divan base and mattress are bought at the same time, as the two are made to work together and the base will affect how your mattress feels and performs.

When should I change my mattress?

Manufacturers typically recommend changing a mattress every seven years. Once you have had your current mattress for about five years, start to look out for signs of wear and tear, or sooner if sleeping on it is becoming increasingly uncomfortable.

Headboards

Do all your beds come with a headboard?

Some do, as part of the overall price. Where beds are sold on their own, a headboard can be purchased as an extra.

What types of headboard do you sell?

We offer two main headboard types. A headboard with high struts can be fitted straight onto the bed rather than the wall. A floor standing headboard stands behind the bed and is fixed to the divan frame with screws.

Can I choose my own style?

Yes. Choose from an impressive range of colours, textures, styles and prints, as well as finishing touches, to make your headboard a truly personal statement.

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