Flaxby Sprung Divan Bed Base Rated 4.6/5 based on 10 customer reviews
Flaxby Sprung Divan Bed Base

Flaxby Sprung Divan Bed Base

fabric upholstered bed frames wooden bed frames
£500.00
sleeping cat
14p per sleep based on average bed frame lifespan
Single
Small Double
Double
King Size
Super King
With Sprung Slats
With Solid Slats
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Pros & Cons

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  • Users appreciate the base's practical design that provides exceptional comfort and support.
  • The split mattress feature offering the choice of medium on one side and firm on the other is highly praised.
  • Many customers give positive feedback on the high build quality of the divan base.
  • The divan's convenient storage drawers, which help maximize space, are a significant selling point.
  • A number of customers appreciate its impressive comfort that promotes a good night's sleep.
  • Users express satisfaction with the item's excellent value for money.
  • Some customers are particularly happy with the neutral colour of the material and its ability to blend in seamlessly with room decor.
  • The slow-close feature of the drawers receives high praise for minimising noise and damage.
  • The sturdy construction of the base is highlighted, offering good support for the mattress.
  • Customers appreciate the base's easy-to-assemble design, making it convenient to set up.
  • The divan earns points for its aesthetic appeal, raising the room’s comfort level and ambiance.
  • Clients love the superb build quality and reinforced drawers of the base.
  • Some users comment on the perfect size of the base, which aptly fits smaller rooms.
  • Several clients commend the sturdy drawers for their solid bottoms and quality fabric.
  • Some customers have reported a creaking noise when laying near the edge of the divan, which can be disturbing for those sensitive to noise at night.
  • While the drawers provide convenient storage, a few customers found them to be shallower than expected, limiting their storage capabilities.
  • Customers with smaller stature noticed the height of this divan base can be a bit intimidating, and might not suit those who prefer lower bed platforms.
  • While the quality of the base is praised, a few buyers have expressed disappointment with the divan base's depth, stating it to be less than advertised.
  • The castors, although designed for convenience, were reported by some elderly customers to not move easily on certain carpet types, adding a bit of difficulty in manoeuvring the bed.

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Why our sleep experts loved it

Good sleep serves as a battery charger for our body, replenishing us with the energy needed to face a new day with vigour. A good bed base is the foundation of quality sleep, providing necessary support to your body and mattress. It adds not only to the longevity of your mattress but also enhances the comfort level and overall sleep experience. Among the myriad of choices, Flaxby Sprung Divan Bed Base, expertly crafted by Harrison Spinks, stands out due to its superior features and top-notch quality. Though it comes attached with a relatively bigger price tag compared to a standard divan, the investment could be absolutely worth it considering the valuable features it has to offer.

How we tested

Our comprehensive evaluation of the Flaxby Sprung Divan Bed Base was conducted at a physical store to get a firsthand experience of the product. By testing it in-store, we were able to examine the bed base in detail, inspecting its construction quality, the upholstery finish, strength of the castors and the soft-close drawers. Though we did not include a home trial in our tests, we assimilated customer reviews and feedback to ensure our assessment was thorough.

Design and Features

Handcrafted in the United Kingdom by Harrison Spinks, the Flaxby Sprung Divan Bed Base blends luxurious craftsmanship and practicality. Enveloped in a range of upholstery fabrics and colours - sustainably sourced in the UK - this traditional divan base boasts deep, plush sides, along with 1,000 inbuilt pocket springs that offer luxuriously cushioned, nightly support. A solid edge encases the supportive layers, augmenting comfort as you slumber. Hidden wheel castors make moving the divan bed base a breeze, and the neutral hues available could effortlessly complement any bedroom decor, be it a chic master suite or a functional guest room. To further enhance storage options, you can choose from a range of soft-close drawer configurations.

Construction

The Flaxby Sprung Divan Bed Base stands testament to the efficacy of British craftsmanship. This bedstead brings together elements of comfort, durability and style, all while being crafted from responsibly-sourced FSC® certified wood. Its sturdiness and structural solidity are complemented by its luxuriously padded surface that houses 1,000 pocket springs to offer cushioned support, thereby enhancing your slumber experience. Upholstered in your choice of fabric and colour, this divan base combines aesthetics with functionality, allowing you to match it with any Flaxby headboard for that complete, bespoke look.

Suitability

From style enthusiasts who value aesthetic appeal to those who prize practical features, the Flaxby Sprung Divan Bed Base ticks all the boxes. Available with an option of soft-close drawers, it provides smart storage solutions for smaller bedrooms, or those seeking additional stowing space. Those who appreciate sustainability will approve of the FSC® certified wood and sustainably sourced fabrics used in the construction. The bed base suits a varied range of mattresses, making it a versatile choice for many sleepers. However, the higher price point might not suit everyone, especially those seeking simpler, more economical bed base options.

What customers thought

Weaving in real-life experiences of customers with their Flaxby bed base, what emerged was a compelling narrative of satisfaction. Many users commended the comfort and support it provided, some mentioning how the divan base elevated their sleep experience. Its practicality struck a chord as well, with the soft-close drawers being highly appreciated for their storage space and quality. While the divan base scored high on build quality, durability, and style, minor issues were noted in terms of the divan base height and noise from the frame. For some users, the draw size fell short of their expectations. Despite these minor pernickety points, the majority of customers expressed satisfaction and delight at their purchase and some were happy to recommend it to others.

The verdict

In conclusion, the Flaxby Sprung Divan Bed Base’s blend of comfort, practicality, and aesthetics makes it a noteworthy contender in the market. Its superior construction, sumptuous padding, and storage options make it a bed base that delivers value beyond just support. While the higher price might be a deterrent for some, the unique benefits it offers could justify this investment. It boils down to individual needs and budget; if you are seeking a long-lasting, quality divan base with the upside of a luxurious sleep experience with neat additional features, Flaxby could make the cut.

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4.6 - 10 reviews

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Stupong
via Dreams
5
Purchased this from the dream store in Bolton, fantastic quality and craftsmanship, really good service and knowledgeable staff
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Nik nak martin
via Dreams
5
Amazing bed, completely comfortable and 200 times better than pur old one ! Only problem is i can't get up in the morning lol
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Grumpy80
via Dreams
3
Just had headboard, divan base and mattress delivered but the mattress doesnt seem to work with the headboard.
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Kathy S. P
via Dreams
5
We are very pleased with the base, it's smart, well made and the drawers are great.
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via Dreams
5
Luxurious bed frame. With drawers that close so gently and the wheels are smooth.
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MelanieW
via Dreams
5
Fantastic bed, love it! And the full floorbased matching headboard is lovely too.
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Z Azhar
via Dreams
4
Excellent value of money , happy to go there instead of other low quality makers
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via Dreams
5
Excellent steele Gray Divan Base with the two Draws to Accompany Bed Storage.
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Vinecote
via Dreams
4
It was broken have to wait a month for new drawer
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via Dreams
5
Mattress is so comfy with support throughout
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Questions and Answers About The Flaxby Sprung Divan Bed Base

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Joey18B
We would like to purchase a super king but we are worried that we will struggle to get a package measuring 36x180x200cm up our stairs. Can the package be opened to take the pieces updaters to be built? Or is this the measurement of a solid bed part?

Answer: These are the measurements of the half base. We do ask that you don't open the product as once out the packaging it is classed as a used item. The Product comes in 2 protective bags so they add very little on to the base itself. Maybe take a look at your made to measure range, we could look at alterative options. Speak to the telesales team or visit a local store and they can assist you with more information.
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Sleepy J
Is the Flaxby base available without drawers? I have a sleigh bed surround so drawers wouldn't be able to open. Also can you confirm if this is fully sprung edge to edge or do you also offer a sprung base with solid edge to reduce the feeling of roll-off?

Answer: Thank you for getting in touch. Yes, there is a no drawer option on the Flaxby divan base. To answer your second question, the top of the base has 2000 mini springs, which gives it that luxurious feel. This is then supported by a firm base, so you should not feel a roll-off sensation.
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Anon45
Ive read reviews that after a time this bed base starts to squeak, is this normal?

Answer: We would not expect this to happen and you would be covered by a year guarantee if it did. You also can purchase the additional insurance option, bedcover, to ensure you are covered for up to 8 years. Hope this helps, Dreams.
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Poussin
Is the Flaxby the only divan base with pocket springs? Does the super king size split from north to south so that we can make it 2 single beds? Thanks

Answer: The Flaxby is the only divan we offer with springs. You can use the Super King as two separate beds however they will not be standard single size, they will be roughly 10cm longer than the UK single.
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SueFr
I would like to get 2 single beds each with 2 drawers. We have limited access up a narrow stair case and will need each bed to be in two pieces (or more) to get to go up the stairs.Can it then be constructed in the room?

Answer: Unfortunately the single Flaxby divan base will only come as one item that will measure 36 x 90 x 190cm. We are not able to offer this broken down into more than one unit.
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Mark K5
Please clarify exactly what type of sprung base the divan has. Either fully sprung edge to edge or with a firm border?

Answer: The boarder is firm and has edge support however the springs run through the entire top of the base to add to comfort. Hope this helps, Dreams.
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annew
If I buy a pocket sprung mattress should I go for a firm base or pocket sprung I do want a bed with storage. I like a medium to firm mattress.

Answer: This is up to you and what you find comfortable. If you would like a firmer feel on a mattress you would need to go for a firm base.Many thanks
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Lindyloos
Hi there, Please can you advise the details of the drawer sizes in the 2 and 4 drawer options. Thanks.

Answer: The 2 and 4 drawer options will be the same size. The dimension of each drawer is 79 (W) x 47 (L) x 13 (D) cm.
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Busybee1
Does the flaxby sprung divan super king size split into two singles if desired?

Answer: Unfortunately the base does not split into two singles, as a king size is longer than a single size.Many thanks
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Boborrytr
Does the divan contain any animal products ie wool or silk? Can you list the material used ?

Answer: No, This does not contain animal products. Its is made from Solid wood, and Polyester fibre. .
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Sallo
Is the Flaxby base sprung edge?

Answer: Yes the Flaxby base comes with 2000 mini springs in the base to give a more luxurious feel.
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Monica1980
The bed needs to go to the loft conversion can the base be split into 4 to get it up the stairs

Answer: Unfortunately this bed is split into two and cannot be split into four. .
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Andy fusion
Hi , I'm thinking of buying the super king and I understand it will come in two parts and can be used as a super king and also as 2 singles , my question is how do the 2 parts join together and is it easy to go from super king to single , thanks

Answer: There will be a linking bar in place to join both sections together. Many thanks, Dreams
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R Hall
What weight does this take up to

Answer: Each half base takes a weight of 22 stone, including the mattress.
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Jayniexx
Can you tell me the weight limit for the super king size sprung divan base please?

Answer: Each half base takes a weight of 22 stone, including the mattress.
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KKkks
What is the bed frame made out of? Is it plywood?

Answer: We use softwood for the frames, and chipboard and plywood for the drawers.Many thanks
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Kaydence
Is there a way i could get hold of a fabric sample of the steel colour Flaxby material?

Answer: Unfortunately we do not offer a swatch service at the moment.Many thanks
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TLou
Hello, For the single base 2 drawer option, is it possible to get 1 large drawer and 1 continental drawer or will they both be large drawers? Many thanks.

Answer: For the single base the drawers would both be large.Many thanks
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usefull82
is the flaxby king sized bed split east to west not north south

Answer: In a King Size this base would be split east/west.
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read123
would a standard 3 ft head board fit on the base metal

Answer: A standard UK single headboard will fit the single divan bases.Thanks
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Hollieberry
How long is the guarantee for on the Flaxby Divan Base

Answer: This divan base comes with 5 years guarantee.
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Mark K5
Please clarify the 2 draw configuration for the 3' single divan base. I need both draws to be on the same side of the base, rather than one draw on either side.

Answer: This will run along the same side. Thanks, Dreams.
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Helen101
What is the composition of the fabric used to upholster the Flaxby divan base - does it contain any wool?

Answer: The fabric is 100% polyester.
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Of The Flaxby Sprung Divan Bed Base
Brand: Flaxby
Retailer: Dreams
Delivery Time: Average
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Customer Sentiment: Good
Guarantee: Good

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