Bed Base

Almost all antique beds will require a bed base. Both our sprung bed base and firm top bed base are designed to support your handmade mattress correctly when used on an antique bed frame such as a Victorian iron and brass bed or four poster bed.

All our bed bases are constructed from FSC approved pine and ash, incorporate chamfered corners, and are upholstered in either a cream cotton or traditional striped Shaftesbury cotton ticking. We make our bases hinged to enable easy transport to the bedroom.

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Sprung Top Bed Base and Firm Top Bed Base


from £190

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Firm Top Bed Base

We make our firm top bed bases with a perforated timber platform top beneath the upholstery, as opposed to a compressed cardboard used by most other manufacturers. Using a perforated timber top ensures the mattress is correctly supported while enabling air to circulate through the mattress, which allows the mattress to breath and is crucial for ensuring continued mattress hygiene.

Depth: 6cm (2″)

Sprung Top Bed Base

We incorporate a spring system into the top of the bed base which compliments the spring system found within the mattress, extends mattress life, ensures air flow through the mattress, and creating a more luxurious feel.

Depth: 10cm (4″)

We can make made to measure bed bases to any length, width or depth. Our bed bases can also be made to a bespoke shape, which means we can make bed bases for continental antique beds such as Corbeille French beds with a curved foot end or for a four poster bed where the bed base includes cut out corners.

For a bed base made to a greater depth, or bespoke width or length please get in touch on 01772 786 666 or via our contact form.


We are able to deliver to all UK addresses and most European destinations however some more remote areas may incur additional charges. For international shipping please contact us in order to obtain a quote.

Delivery (Single Item Order)
Up to 3’5″ wide (104cm) £35.00
3’6″ to 5’5″ (107-165cm) £45.00
5’6″ to 7’6″ wide (168-230cm) £55.00


Delivery (Multi Item Order)
Up to 3’5″ wide (104cm) £45.00
3’6″ to 5’5″ (107-165cm) £55.00
5’6″ to 7’6″ wide (168-230cm) £65.00


We aim to manufacture and deliver all bases within 4 weeks of an order being placed.

We are delighted to be able to offer a removal and full recycling service of our customers old bed bases. Each base once collected will be separated into its component parts which are processed and returned to the circular economy. Our service guarantees your old bed bases are diverted from landfill and the materials recycled and given a second life in other manufacturing sectors.

Our bed base and mattress removal and recycling service can be requested when we contact you to organise delivery. We regrettably are unable to offer removal and recycling in remote delivery locations where a third party transport company may complete delivery on our behalf.

Base Recycling – £50.00
Mattress and Base Recycling – £75.00

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Bespoke Sizes

Made to measure mattresses are our speciality

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Delivered within 4-6 weeks

We offer nationwide UK delivery and wherever possible deliver using our own team of drivers

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Handmade in the UK

We use traditional methods, and natural materials

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Customer reviews

4.7|25 reviews
March 30, 2022
Natasha, Cirencester
March 30, 2022
Thinner than the original, but that allowed us to have a thicker, better sprung replacement mattress. Kindly accommodated my request for the base to fold, which wasn't standard on the thinner base.
December 14, 2021
Excellent quality and a perfect fit.
Claire, Cheddar
October 16, 2021
Looks lovely in traditional ticking, even though it will not be seen!
October 16, 2021
Made exactly to our specs and just as described. We are delighted with our purchase.
August 07, 2021
Just what we wanted, but quite expensive?
July 15, 2021
July 14, 2021
It’s perfect, just what was needed for our bed. Thanks
June 18, 2021
June 06, 2021
May 27, 2021
Good construction and fit the bed frames excellently
April 20, 2021
Not easy to rate and divan, but it seems to be doing the job
Pamela, Abertillery
April 13, 2021
Product was well made and exact measurements.
April 12, 2021
Fitted perfectly and makes the bed so comfortable
Lucy, London
March 29, 2021
Really well made and fits my frame perfectly
March 13, 2021
Read what i have written regarding mattress.
March 10, 2021
Bed base looks really well made and fit is perfect.
Stacy, Guildford
March 08, 2021
They did this right. Amazing, given that we did it all over the phone and with photos, video and given measurements.
Hugh, Alnwick
February 21, 2021
What we ordered and expected. Thus perfect!
William, Cardiff
January 07, 2021
Built to accommodate a Vono railed bed. (See previous comments).
Basil, Bentham
December 27, 2020
Daniel James Furnishings Ltd, London
December 18, 2020
Great Service - good price
Tracey, Northamptonshire
November 17, 2020
Excellent quality product
November 07, 2020
Does not fit bed base. Too large. Cannot use.
August 11, 2020

Bed Bases for Antique Beds

There can be a tendency to want to continue using an old bed base long after it has stopped providing adequate support for your mattress. Unfortunately nothing is designed to last forever and although your wooden or metal frame sprung base may be original, if it has started to sag or the top surface has become uneven, it should be replaced.

Antique beds rarely conform to todays modern standard sizing. Because of this, if you have an antique bed frame you will  probably need a made to measure bed base designed to fit your beds bespoke sizing. Our bed bases can be made to any size, and there depth can be tailored to ensure that when paired with your mattress the correct aesthetic or ‘look’  is created, meaning the top of the mattress neither sits too low or high on the bed.

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Bed Bases made to Any Size, Shape and Depth

As with our made to measure mattresses, we are able to manufacture our made to measure bed bases to any size, shape or depth. Our sprung bed base starts at a depth of 4” (10cm) deep whereas our firm top bed base can be made as shallow as 2” (6cm). There is no maximum limit in the depth of bed base we can make.

We can make our bespoke bed bases to any size and almost any shape, which means that no matter the dimensions, we can make a base which will fit your bed perfectly.

We would encourage you to call to discuss your requirements so that our friendly, professional and knowledgeable team can help you decide which of our custom size bed bases would be best for you.

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What about slatted bases?

We would consider the use of a slatted base beneath a mattress to be a compromise, which will often not provide the required support for the mattress and the springs contained within it. Please call our team for helpful guidance if you intend to use your new mattress on a slatted base.

The use of one of our mattresses on a slatted base, which is unable to fully support the mattress, will invalidate your warranty.

Should you replace your old divan base when buying a new mattress?

We would strongly recommend that you consider replacing any base when you purchase a new mattress as they are designed to complement each other in terms of structure and support. The use of a new mattress upon an old or distorted base could substantially reduce the life of your new mattress, compromise comfort levels and will invalidate your warranty.

Ready to find your perfectly Bespoke Bed Base?

Get in touch on 01772 786 666 or use our handy online enquiry form below.

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