We had decided to purchase a new mattress and were mindful of not only the quality, but also the materials used in its construction. I also needed correct support for my lower back and other joints, caused from high impact excessive sport over the years and unfortunately advancing age !!! We researched the market thoroughly, specifically as regards chemical usage and natural fibres. We then went to DREAMS in Torquay to find other information, 'test' our theories, and ask for advice, which was readily available from an excellent staff member called Jenny. We purchased the FLAXBY mattress. It was a straight choice between the Flaxby and a Harrison Spinks Mattress and we went with the Flaxby, then found it was made by Harrison Spinks anyway !!! The quality of our sleep pattern is vastly improved and I would highly recommend this mattress. You must remember the amount of time that you spend in bed and it is false economy to purchase an inferior and cheaper mattress, purely because of price. You get what you pay for in life and this mattress is well worth the extra cost.