Wall Bed FAQs
What are 'WISKAWAY'® Wall Beds?
'WISKAWAY'® Wall Beds (the original Wentelbeds®) pivot away flat against the wall, either on end ('Vertical') or sideways ('Horizontal'). 'WISKAWAY' Wallbeds offer all the safety, comfort, convenience and durability of quality conventional sprung-based divan beds, but can be stowed away effortlessly and fully made-up when not required. Use them to free up extra daytime space in which to work, study, play, entertain or just relax!
Will they stand up to regular nightly use?
YES! They can be used with a proper Interior Sprung Mattress and folded away fully made up. There is nothing temporary or makeshift about 'WISKAWAY'® Wallbeds. They are designed to withstand regular nightly use, by heavy adults and boisterous children alike. The secret is a heavy-duty, hand welded, tubular steel frame, combined with a unique, pre-tensioned, woven steel mesh base, which is guaranteed never to sag and allows air to circulate freely around the mattress and bedding to help prevent condensation. All 'WISKAWAY' Wallbeds are guaranteed for 10 years against defective materials and workmanship and will give years of service and satisfaction.
How comfortable are they?
EXTREMELY! A firm sprung base ensures proper anatomical support, similar to continental-style wooden slatted beds, but much stronger - (no wooden slats, or 'foundations' to break). To complement our 'WISKAWAY'® Wallbeds, we offer a choice of hotel quality, medium, or firm, Interior Sprung Mattresses. Alternatively, you can supply your own mattress - an existing one, your favourite brand, or a foam mattress for instance.
Are they safe and easy to handle?
VERY! The hand welded tubular steel construction of our 'WISKAWAY'® Wallbed frames, makes for maximum strength, combined with minimum weight. For safety and ease of operation, all 'WISKAWAY' Wallbeds feature automatic leg action and are additionally counterbalanced, by means of strong steel springs. By adding or subtracting springs the counterbalancing can be adjusted to cope with different weights of mattress and bedding. This makes lifting the beds up and down 'a piece of cake' - especially for our young, elderly or our many disabled customers. Since 'WISKAWAY' Wallbeds can be stowed away fully made up, they can be 'down' and ready to use in literally seconds! Flexible bedding retaining straps, supplied with the beds, attach permanently to one end or side and are simply hooked across, to hold the mattress and bedding in place before the bed is folded away. Nothing could be simpler!
Can they drop down or fold away of their own accord?
NO! A built in spring safety mechanism on the vertical model ensures that small children cannot get enough leverage to pull the bed down and that the bed actually pulls itself closed at the end of the 'up' cycle and cannot drop down of its own accord.
Why do you use springs rather than gas struts to counterbalance your wall beds?
As the UK's longest established wallbed supplier having, over the years, tried and tested many different counterbalancing mechanisms ourselves and having come across many other systems used by our competitors, we have found strong steel springs to be by far the best, simplest and most durable system.
Do they need special bedding?
NO! 'Wiskaway®' Wall Beds are designed for use with standard sized spring interior (or foam) mattresses and either ordinary sheets and blankets, or fitted sheets and duvets. Our 'Vertical' 'WISKAWAY'® Wallbeds can additionally be used with a valance, a bedspread and a (wall mounted) headboard.
Are they easy to place and install?
YES! All 'WISKAWAY'® Wall Beds come with the bed frame in one piece*, flat packed for easy transportation and access, complete with simple to follow assembly/installation instructions and can be fitted by any competent handy person in about an hour. Alternatively, we can arrange to fit them for you in London and the Home Counties, where we also offer our Bespoke 'STUDIO RANGE' of Cupboard Surrounds and other matching storage units.
Do you offer an installation service?
Currently we are not offering installation services, however, please contact us and we have many suggestions that help you achieve a bed in a cupboard surround.