Guide to Delcor's Sofa Beds

There’s nothing quite like the convenience of owning a sofa bed, particularly when they’re as sophisticated and well-built as ours.

Available in a variety of signature styles and colourways, our range of handmade, solid sofa beds at Delcor are designed to meet and exceed expectations. Handmade by our master craftsmen and women in our own Northumberland mill, we offer Delcor clients the unique ability to craft a sofa bed to their exact measurements, style and preferences. Whether you’re looking for a beautifully bespoke Lofa Sofa to enhance your guest room interiors, or you’re on the market for a Designer Sofa Bed that transforms into an inviting, comfortable bed whenever needs must - from fabrics to feet furniture, each of our Delcor sofa beds are tailored to fit your exact requirements. Keep reading as we walk you through everything you need to know about our exclusive range of handmade Sofa Beds at Delcor.

What should I look for in a sofa bed?

A sofa bed by any name - lofa sofa, sleeper sofa or pull-out sofa, is one of the most versatile, hard-working pieces of furniture a homeowner may invest in, which is why it’s imperative to invest in a good quality sofa bed that is designed to last the test of time. Whether you’re planning on using a sofa bed regularly, or you’re investing for future convenience for overnight stays and the occasional visitor, it’s recommended that you opt for comfort and quality.

We recommend that clients look for the same qualities they would in a regular sofa when shopping for a sofa bed, such as design preferences, style and size constraints. However, it’s arguably more important to be mindful of a comfortable mattress and efficient operating mechanism too. While many sofa beds on the market may appear to offer exactly what you’re looking for on the surface, without a comfortable mattress, solid frame or easy-to-use operating system, it’s unlikely that it will bring you many years of satisfaction.

At Delcor, we craft each of our handmade sofa beds to be as comfortable and inviting as our regular range of bespoke beds. We pride ourselves on creating beautifully framed, luxurious sofa beds that will bring you a lifetime of joy and comfort, which is why we also offer a 50-year guarantee on each of our frames*. Not only do we create bespoke furniture that is designed to last, we leave the most important details to you. Each of our signature sofa bed designs act as placeholders, as we encourage our clients to customise our sofa beds to their exact specifications. Whether you envision a particular colourway, or you’re looking for a custom-sized sofa bed to fit comfortably in an irregular-sized space, our master craftsmen and women have years of experience creating bespoke furniture and no request is out of the ordinary.

Look for a Solid Hardwood Frame

We also recommend that our clients take the time to look for sofa beds that are made of furniture-grade, solid hardwood frames. Hardwood frames are arguably the most durable, robust frame considered for any type of sofa bed, which means that they will offer years of durability and exceptional quality. Many retailers opt for softer woods or plywoods, such as pine, for their sofa-beds, which can expand over time and eventually break, or become uncomfortable.

Here at Delcor, we select and cut our own birch timber at our own sawmill in Northumberland - so we can guarantee the hard-wearing quality of our hardwood frames before we even start crafting your sofa bed. We cut and build the frames ourselves by hand, using expert craftsmanship techniques passed down throughout generations of Delcor technicians. Nothing is pre-cut, or off-the-peg, we use nothing but the finest materials for each of our bespoke furniture designs.

Look for a Good-Quality Open-and-Close Mechanism

Arguably one of the most important components of a sofa bed that often goes overlooked, a good sofa bed open-and-close mechanism should lift up and out in one smooth motion, without any unnecessary force.

Here at Delcor, the premium Romoflex mechanism we use across all of our sofa bed models means your guests get to enjoy the comfort and sophistication of a premium sofa bed option, without any constraints. The Romoflex two-fold articulated mechanism has many safety features, with an easy ‘ease of flow’ open-and-close operation system that has no violent movements. Engineered for regular use and slatted with a webbed seating area for added comfort, the Romoflex mechanism lifts up and out effortlessly, with a lock-down bar to ensure proper closure, as well as easy opening when securing back in place.

What's the most comfortable sofa bed?

While it’s no secret that sofa beds are largely about style and functionality, clients shouldn’t have to sacrifice a good night’s sleep and compromise on comfort when shopping for a sofa bed. Which is why we take the time to ensure each of our sofa beds are designed to deliver supreme comfort and the best possible night’s sleep. A good quality sofa bed should comfortably support the body at the shoulders, hips and lower back. While a thicker mattress isn't necessarily better; a thinner, better-structured mattress may offer the best support.

Here at Delcor, we partnered up with luxurious British brand, Spink & Edgar, who create superior, second-to-none, fully-sprung mattresses using the finest of natural materials, sourced here in the UK. But don’t just take our word for it, visit your nearest Delcor Showroom and witness our exceptionally comfortable sofa bed mattresses in person. Our furniture specialists are available at clients’ disposal, to provide thorough sofa bed demonstrations, as well as walking you through each of our customisable options.

Bespoke Sofa Beds at Delcor

Discover the epitome of luxurious sofa beds at Delcor. Each intricately handmade by our team of master craftsmen and women, right here at our Northumberland mill, each of our custom sofa beds are built to clients exact specifications and designed to bring a lifetime of satisfaction.

Whether you’re looking for a sofa bed that harmonises beautifully with traditional interiors, such as our Delcor Lofa Sofa bed, or you’re on the market for a sofa bed that is also the perfect match for modern minimalism such as our Handmade Boxer Sofa Bed, we pride ourselves on creating sofas that seamlessly complement any existing decor, regardless of style preferences. Our inviting sofa beds are also made-to-measure, so whether you’re looking for a larger-than-most sofa bed to act as a centrepiece in a living room, or you’re simply filling an awkwardly sized space with an extra sleeping arrangement, we offer the freedom of tailoring our bespoke sofas to exact measurements. Whatever your preference, rest assured our craftsmen are able to exceed expectations and craft a sofa bed to fit seamlessly in its intended space.

Our inviting range of bespoke sofa beds are each built with a premium Romoflex mechanism, that pull out and convert in three slick movements. When we refurbish or upholster our bespoke sofa beds, we often find the mechanisms working perfectly after 20 years, which is why we proudly offer our clients a 50-year guarantee*.

Assembling a custom Sofa Bed

Here at Delcor, we offer an unrivalled level of service and duty of care, which is why our team of expert furniture specialists go the extra mile to offer an on-site sofa bed assembly service. As each of our bespoke designs is crafted from start to finish at our Northumberland mill, we’re familiar with every aspect of your specific sofa bed build, which is why we can confidently assemble your furniture on-site. If you live in a home with tricky access or a confined layout, we’re able to deliver your sofa bed in pieces, to then reassemble in your home. No delivery job is too complex for our expert furniture technicians and we fully understand the importance and level of respect that is required when paying visits to our clients’ homes, which is why we’re happy to do it ourselves.

There are no third-party delivery services involved in our furniture assembly service, instead, each of our delivery drivers and installation technicians are individually trained, using our own branded professional vehicles. We deliver beautiful bespoke furniture to clients across the UK and beyond, so you can be sure of a superior level of service, from initial designs to the installation of our sofa bed sitting proudly in your home.

Discover our array of bespoke sofa beds online at Delcor.

Will it Fit?

It is important to make sure that your new Delcor furniture will fit into your home.  This quick guide will help you to work out if your furniture will fit into your room via doors, hallways and stairs. 

If it does not fit, then don’t worry - all of our furniture is custom made and for a nominal charge is able to come apart and be assembled on-site by our qualified delivery team. 

Firstly, note down the length, depth and height of your furniture.  This information can be found on the product pages of our website.

Front Door

Let's start at the front door.  Open the door as wide as possible and measure the distance between the outer edge of the door to the inner edge of your doorframe at its narrowest point.

Compare the width of your doorframe with the height of your item allowing a little wiggle room on either side. This will determine if we can take the item through on its side.  If the door width is greater than the height of your item, then it will fit through.

If the width of your front door is too narrow, then our delivery team can try to bring your item through upright.  In this case, measure the height of your doorway making sure that it is greater than your item width.  Again, check that there is some wiggle room.

If it does not fit give us a call as we can take off the legs or look at alternatives such as taking your furniture apart and assembling it on-site.



Hallways

We need to make sure your furniture can get into the room that you’d like it to sit in.  Measure the width of any areas that the item must pass through, such as hallways and internal doors at their narrowest points.

 Remember to take note of possible obstructions such as radiators, shelving, skirting boards and light fittings.  As long as the width at the narrowest point is greater than the height of your item, then your furniture will fit.

 

Stairs

If your furniture needs to go up any stairs, measure the width of the staircase at its narrowest point.  Remember to take any handrails or light fixtures into account.  If this distance is wider than the height of your item then it should fit.

If you have a bannister and the furniture needs to be lifted over it, check that the distance between the bannister and the ceiling is greater than the depth of the item.  Once at the top of the stairs, make sure there is enough room on the landing for our delivery team to manoeuvre your item into your chosen room.

If you have any questions please give us a call or pop into one of our showrooms, we would be happy to help.

The final part of the Delcor experience is delivery. We understand the importance of and respect that is required when delivering to your home – that’s why we do it ourselves. All our deliveries and installations are carried out by our own trained delivery teams using our own vehicles.

We will call you 7 to 14 days prior to your delivery to discuss the exact dates. At that time, we can talk about an am or pm delivery. You can change your delivery slot at any time but this may affect when the next delivery slot will be available.

On the day we will give you a call one hour before your delivery is due. We will remove and packaging and ensure the room is left just as we found it. Please ensure that the room is ready and the space for your new piece of furniture is ready. Unfortunately, we cannot remove any old furniture due to health and safety.

Delivery pricing:

POR - Price on request, please contact Head Office on 0191 237 1303.

Postcode Cost Postcode Cost Postcode Cost
AB £200 GY POR PH £150
AL £49 HA £49 PL £140
B £49 HD £49 PO £90
BA £100 HG £49 PR £49
BB £49 HP £49 RG £49
BD £49 HR £89 RH £59
BH £100 HS POR RM £49
BL £49 HU £49 S £49
BN £79 HX £49 SA £120
BR £49 IG £49 SE £49
BS £100 IM POR SG £49
BT POR IP £79 SK £49
CA £79 IV £500 SL £49
CB £49 JE POR SM £49
CF £89 KA £89 SN £100
CH £79 KT £49 SO £90
CM £49 KW £500 SP £100
CO £49 KY £100 SR £49
CR £49 L £49 SS £49
CT £79 LA £49 ST £49
CV £49 LD £120 SW £49
CW £49 LE £49 SY £100
DA £49 LL £89 TA £110
DD £130 LN £49 TD £75
DE £49 LS £49 TF £100
DG £79 LU £49 TN £79
DH £49 M £49 TQ £140
DL £49 ME £59 TR £500
DN £59 MK £49 TS £49
DT £110 ML £89 TW £49
DY £59 N £49 UB £49
E £49 NE £49 W £49
EC £49 NG £49 WA £49
EH £79 NN £49 WC £49
EN £49 NP £89 WD £49
EX £125 NR £79 WF £49
FK £120 NW £49 WN £49
FY £59 OL £49 WR £85
G £89 OX £49 WS £49
GL £100 PA £125 WV £100
GU £49 PE £49 YO £49
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