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    • Onwards&Upwards
    • By Onwards&Upwards 7th Jan 18, 5:14 PM
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    Bed Frame advice plz? :)
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    Bed Frame advice plz? :) 7th Jan 18 at 5:14 PM
    Hello all :-)

    Is it possible to buy a good enough double frame, preferably metal as our house has damp/mould issues, for around £200 please?

    Also, which ones would you recommend?

    Many thanks! x
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 7th Jan 18, 5:17 PM
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    Cheap metal ones are pointless , they creak and flex

    I have one in a spare room , it's bearable after using clear sealant on every single metal pole and joint to cut down on the rattle and squeaking but no way would use it for a main bed
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    • By Brynsam 7th Jan 18, 5:47 PM
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    At £99.99 this one is excellent: https://www.tesco.com/direct/vonhaus-double-pine-bed-4ft-6-white-wooden-pine-bed-frame-in-classic-shaker-design-with-headboard-footboard-slatted-base/462-1076.prd?skuId=462-1076

    Yes, it is wood, but the finish on a modern wooden bed frame should mean that it won't be affected by mould or damp (if you're really worried, an extra coat of varnish could always be applied - get advice from your local Homebase or other DIY store on the type to buy if you aren't sure).
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    • By kerri gt 7th Jan 18, 6:08 PM
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    We have this one in our spare room, guests have commented that they liked it as it doesn't squeak - though I didn't enquire exactly how vigorously they tested it!

    https://www.dreams.co.uk/milano-bed-frame-glossy-silver
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    • By Browntoa 7th Jan 18, 6:47 PM
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    That's the type I have. Give it a while to start all working loose
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    • By Dox 7th Jan 18, 9:33 PM
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    That's the type I have. Give it a while to start all working loose
    Originally posted by Browntoa
    It's also £299 - £100 more than OP wants to spend.
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    • By kerri gt 8th Jan 18, 3:46 PM
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    That's the type I have. Give it a while to start all working loose
    Originally posted by Browntoa
    We've had ours for about 6yrs - all fine so far - including being disassembled / reassembled in a house move
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    • By Onwards&Upwards 8th Jan 18, 8:56 PM
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    Thank you ever so much for the advice!

    I've also come across this double wooden bed on Amazon: "New Solid Wooden Pine Bed Frame with slats". Delivered from Nodax UK Ltd. (Sorry I can't post links yet)

    It's got lots of good reviews & I like how low it is, as that'll be better for our middle aged cat.

    Re damp issue: Would anti mould paint be another option if I was to apply that to the frame? (Not doing the outer wood as our cat will just scratch it off) as it's worked brilliantly on interior wall mould.

    Thanks again!
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    • By sarah1972 9th Jan 18, 5:23 AM
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    I would be more concerned on sorting out the damp/mouuld issues in the house as that can affect your health and make you very ill.
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    • By Onwards&Upwards 9th Jan 18, 10:39 AM
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    I would be more concerned on sorting out the damp/mouuld issues in the house as that can affect your health and make you very ill.
    Originally posted by sarah1972
    Thank you, you're right. But our council landlord just says we need to keep the windows open being as it's probably condensation, even when it's freezing, plus we did that anyway . So the only solution atm is for us to apply anti mould paint & hot wash bedding/wipe down walls/floors regularly & hopefully that'll combat the spores.
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    • By jenniewb 12th Jan 18, 6:33 AM
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    The thing is, if you have issues with mold, by all means get a metal bed, but unless you have a metal mattress, your going to be sleeping on something which could really make you very unwell. If the mold issue is still going on and the council (who I am assuming is your landlord?) is not helping, go one step further and contact the CAB for help and advice to get the mold dealt with, they can get things sorted if your health is suffering or if small children/elderly/vulnerable people are involved.


    I have a bed frame from Ikea, it is wooden and very basic but it was the cheapest they had at £75 back in 2004 and it's still going strong. As with any bed base you have to keep an eye on it and maintain it well by keeping any screws tight (checking each year) and obviously not letting small animals tear it apart....but if you were looking for a cheap bed, I can recommend them.
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    • By Cisco001 12th Jan 18, 11:05 AM
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    Thank you, you're right. But our council landlord just says we need to keep the windows open being as it's probably condensation, even when it's freezing, plus we did that anyway . So the only solution atm is for us to apply anti mould paint & hot wash bedding/wipe down walls/floors regularly & hopefully that'll combat the spores.
    Originally posted by Onwards&Upwards
    Get yourself a low energy dehumidifier.
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    • By Onwards&Upwards 16th Jan 18, 9:35 PM
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    Thank you Jennie & Cisco,

    Yes, a mattress would be acting like a sponge. I was planning on getting a mattress protector to hopefully prevent mould, but obviously that isn't guaranteed.

    A dehumidifier does sound like a good idea while we challenge our council landlord. Are there any which you'd recommend under £100 please?
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 17th Jan 18, 3:03 AM
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    Thank you Jennie & Cisco,

    Yes, a mattress would be acting like a sponge. I was planning on getting a mattress protector to hopefully prevent mould, but obviously that isn't guaranteed.

    A dehumidifier does sound like a good idea while we challenge our council landlord. Are there any which you'd recommend under £100 please?
    Originally posted by Onwards&Upwards


    Having spent time in a hospital last year, where mattresses for everyone are completely covered in a plastic covering (to prevent it growing things or becoming infected with any fluid loss I'd imagine) I can say they are really not so comfy to sleep on. I was getting night sweats every night due to the heat they created as were most of the other patients. They are not something I'd want to repeat- also, be aware that waterproof mattress protectors (rather than a completely covered matteress) will still offer any mould a nice warm place to grow as the sides are not protected in a water proof film, with the added problem of there being reduced chance of any damp caught within the mattress being able to air and dry out.


    I'd really put your money and time into getting the mould sorted, spend your money on phone calls to the CAB, Shelter and whomever else you can call to get the Council to provide a safe place for you to sleep at night. If something is making you ill or at risk of making you unwell, it is not a safe space to sleep.
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