Contract beds – often referred to as hotel contract beds – are beds which are specifically designed for commercial use. The types of businesses and organisations that buy contract beds include hotels, B&B’s, universities, boarding schools, hostels and housing projects providing furnished accommodation.
Such businesses and organisations have a legal responsibility to provide contract beds and mattresses for their guests. Failure to do so can render insurance policies invalid in the event of a fire, and can also lead to prosecution in such circumstances.
Contract beds are subject to rigorous testing procedures to ensure that they meet strict fire safety regulations. They are also required to comply with certain quality standards, providing reassurance for hotel guests, students, travelers and tenants alike. The relevant regulations are known as: BS7177 2008 Source 5 – Medium Hazard (Crib 5).
Most contract beds for sale tend to be folding beds or divan beds, although they can come in other styles too. Contract divan beds are the most common type, and are typically purchased by hotels and B&B’s. Folding contract beds are often used as extra / spare beds in hotels – for example, in family rooms.
Contract beds are manufactured in a wide range of sizes, firmness and finishes. We welcome you to browse our online range before contacting us to discuss your specific requirements. Our friendly, helpful team will be delighted to help ensure you select the perfect type of contract bed and mattress for your situation.