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Holiday Beds – Sweet Dreams Or A Nightmare?

August 16, 2017
When planning a holiday, people tend to do as much research as they possibly can before booking and paying. They check reviews on the resort – does it suit their preferences? Is it quiet and laid back or bustling, full of bars and restaurants? Is there plenty to do if…
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RETAILERS FLY THE FLAG FOR BRITISH BEDS

July 31, 2017
Bed retailers should encourage consumers to buy British-made beds and mattresses this summer, says The National Bed Federation (NBF). “With summer remaining one of the key sales periods in the bed and furniture shop calendar, it’s important for retailers to educate consumers on the best manufactured beds out there,” said…
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GO LARGE WHEN BED BUYING

July 27, 2017
“Bigger is definitely better when it comes to beds,” said Simon Williams, marketing manager of the National Bed Federation (NBF). “Many people don’t realise that a standard double bed is 135cm, or 4ft 6in, which gives each person just 2ft 3in of space if sharing – that’s less than a…
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SAFE AS HOUSES – WHY BUY A BRITISH BED?

July 25, 2017
Buy British when choosing a new bed - that’s the message from the National Bed Federation (NBF), the only recognised trade association representing UK bed and mattress manufacturers. Said Simon Williams, marketing manager at the NBF: “We have a long history of producing the best beds in the world, and…
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BFC To Kick-Start Review Of Flammability Regulations

July 6, 2017
The British Furniture Confederation is hoping to kick start the stalled review of Britain’s flam regs with a proposal it believes offers the industry an optimal solution. In an effort to get the government’s review process – the first in nearly 30 years – back on track, the BFC has…
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UKAS Investigation Confirms NBF’s Cause For Concern

June 26, 2017
An investigation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) into testing procedures at FIRA International has revealed that there were 'issues which needed to be addressed'.   The investigation followed an official complaint by the NBF regarding blind tests carried out by FIRA in August 2016, the results of which…
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NBF Welcomes New Members

June 23, 2017
The National Bed Federation (NBF) has accepted two new members to the association – bed manufacturer Dreamland Beds (Midlands) Ltd and Homeserve Furniture Repairs Ltd.   Birmingham-based Dreamland Beds has joined as an Approved Manufacturer after successfully passing the stringent NBF Code of Practice audit.   On-site repairs and inspection…
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NBF’S Bed Show Recognised in Trade Association Forum Awards

June 21, 2017
The National Bed Federation’s (NBF) annual Bed Show has been shortlisted in the ‘Exhibition of the Year’ category for the Trade Association Best Practice Awards 2017. Now in its eighth year, The Bed Show will take place from 19 - 20 September this year at the Telford International Centre. Offering…
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