For this guide, we have chosen the NEXT BED™, as it is a modern and efficient wall bed.
The NEXT BED™ is a compact wall bed, standing only 32cm from the wall when upright, with the single bed system small enough to fit inside a standard 1000mm wardrobe carcass commonly available from DIY & furniture chains.

Limited 5 YEAR warranty on manufacturers defects. Misuse, abuse, or damage by misapplication are not covered. NEXT BED™ systems are not for DIY assembly. Please note: wall bed frames and mechanisms are illustrated with cabinets and doors (purchased separately) for demonstration purposes only.

Build Your Own Wall Bed? This is what you need to do:
  1. Read Cabinet Guide
    Included is a (BOM) bill of materials including a list of wooden panels, etc you require.
  2. Buy the bed from us.
    Using our cutting list, purchase your panels from a DIY Store (e.g.) B&Q or a cabinet specialist e.g. (DIY Wardrobes’ NEXT Bed Cabinet).
  3. Read bed Frame Assembly & Cabinet Installation guide which tells you how to build wall bed into cabinet.
  4. Build Bed and Enjoy!

Balanced, Weightless Lifting And Lowering

Developed as a hybrid utilising the strengths of the established Murphy Bed  designs along with the comfort and aesthetics of contemporary European designs, the NEXT BED™ presents a  compact, stylish wall bed solution for all requirements. All sizes of the NEXT BED™ system include our concealed, easy-operation lift mechanisms.

Next Bed Wall Bed Spring Mechanism

Designed for every night use, this mechanism allows for varying spring combinations in order to balance all bed & mattress sizes, creating easy fingertip operation.


WHAT IS A STOWAWAY BED ?

A stowaway bed is a bed that you fold down from the wall, and after a great night’s sleep, folds back up against the wall to provide daytime floor space. It is not the comedy bed of ‘Laurel and Hardy’ films – you will not disappear into a cupboard with a Hideaway mechanism. In fact, stowaway beds have been around for a long time – from the smallest country cottage to luxury apartments, people have always needed more space.

ARE STOWAWAY BEDS COMFORTABLE ?

Yes. Hideaway stowaway beds are designed for every-night sleeping, and you can use most mattresses on them. Hideaway use a sprung slatted base to give support to the shape of your body, and using good quality mattresses, are more comfortable than conventional beds.

CAN I LEAVE THE STOWAWAY BED MADE UP?

Yes. All our beds come with complete with our unique quick release straps, enabling the bedding to stay in place.

CAN A STOWAWAY BED INCREASE THE VALUE OF MY PROPERTY ?

Yes. Beds that fold into the wall are creating more space, a dual purpose room, an extra room, which is the best way to increase your properties value. It also improves the letting potential of rental property.

WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO A STOWAWAY BED ?
  • Sofa Bed – rarely a comfortable sofa or a comfortable bed, and certainly not quick to make up.
  • Conventional Bed – takes up floor space, even when not in use.
  • Home extension or larger property – both expensive alternatives.
WHERE COULD I USE A STOWAWAY BED ?

Children need a safe place to play and learn, teenagers need space to study and a place to meet friends, and by using a stowaway bed, you can give them that space. Have you got a computer ? Need a quiet place to work ? What about a study ? How about a hobby room or loft conversion ? Or even a dining room ?

Studio apartments, guest houses, and hotels have all benefited from the flexibility of a stowaway bed.

WHERE COULD I VIEWA STOWAWAY BED ?

We have a showroom in Plympton, Devon, just off the A38. Please Contact Us for further details and opening times.


Why We Feel Hideaway Beds’ Spring Mechanisms Are Superior to Gas Struts:

Gas struts or spring mechanisms are fitted to the head-end of the bed in order to counter-balance the load of the bed when in the upright position or when moving to or from the down position.

For over 20 years, Hideaway’s Beds are all supplied using spring mechanisms for safety and reliability reasons whilst other manufacturers prefer gas struts.

 GAS STRUTS

Safety Gas struts contain nitrogen under extremely high pressure installed at the head-end of the bed. The tension created by a 2 metre long steel bed frame, mattress and bedding require much higher pressures than (e.g.) a tailgate of a car. (As a pressurised item, it is recommended that the correct personal protective equipment should be worn when installing.)
Sudden Failure Gas struts can sometimes catastrophically fail without warning and where this could cause danger, industry advice is to recommend secondary locking stays be used.
Non adjustable The weight of mattress and bedding must exactly counter-balance the spring tension in the gas mechanism. If not, the bed will hover above the ground (if too light) or risk falling on you if too heavy.
Working life The nature of a gas strut is to lose force over a period of time meaning they need periodically checking and replacing if necessary.
Correct Fitment Unless gas struts are attached using ball joint fixings and fitted in-line, lateral forces may cause uneven wearing of the piston & seals resulting in early failure.

SPRINGS

Safety Steel springs are enclosed within steel cassette mechanism or behind steel plate.
Sudden Failure Unlikely due to an array of several springs being used on either side of bed.
Non adjustable All spring mechanisms (with the exception of the SwingAway) can be manually adjusted to compensate for different mattresses, winter or summer bedding, etc
Working life Hideaway spring systems are contract standard, and tested to 10,000 cycles (that’s nearly 30 years of every night use). We offer a 10 year warranty against manufacturing defects.
Correct Fitment Not adversely affected by manufacturing tolerances.