We've heard a few frightening stories about customer's problems with competitior's beds, so we thought it high time we shared our top tips for making sure you're buying reliability and quality. So here it is: the official LYHFL guide to buying a new bed!

We've heard a few frightening stories about customer's problems with competitor's beds, so we thought it high time we shared our top tips for making sure you're buying reliability and quality. So here it is: the official LYHFL guide to buying a new bed!

Last week we had an interior designer in telling us about problems they'd been having with a bed they'd bought elsewhere; it's very difficult to form a good client-designer relationship when the client wakes up on the floor after the bed picked out for them has collapsed in the night!

After a lengthy forensic investigation it turned out that the culprit was thin, galvanized metal plates. Proper steel plates are far more structurally sound when supporting a full bed, and the production costs saved using a thinner substitute just aren't enough for us to justify producing something that is at best flimsy and at worst hazardous.

Another mistake that we see repeated in competitior's furniture is the use of screws; individual parts held together by thick bolts is the only way for the piece to hold together reliably and give you the many years of use you expect when investing in a bed or sofa. Not only this, but it makes the delivery men's job a great deal easier when they assemble your bed on arrival