A natural fibre which has been grown and harvested for the production of textiles and clothing for many centuries. This uniquely breathable and naturally absorbent filling is used in the construction of our mattresses due to its ability to naturally wick away moisture, ensuring restful sleep.
Special Sized Mattress
We specialise in oddly sized or shaped mattresses, where no shape or size is off limits
Although a large proportion of the mattresses we make are regularly sized for UK single, double, king and super king sizes, our speciality lies in our ability to make bespoke mattresses for unusual or odd sized or shaped beds. We handmake every mattresses for each and every customer, meaning we can craft a special sized mattress that fits your bed perfectly. All our mattresses are handmade from high quality luxury materials by expert craftsmen using time-honoured skills as well as the latest innovations..
Choosing a special sized mattress from The Odd Company means not only will you have a mattress that perfectly fits your bed frame, you’ll also get a sleeping experience that’s been tailor-made for you.
Here are just some of the areas which can be tailored to you when we make your special sized mattress…
Side Stitching, Cut Out Corners and Zipping and Linking
All of our handmade pocket sprung mattresses can be hand side-stitched, a labour-intensive process where the side panel is sewn to the pocket spring system creating a more supportive edge to the mattresses.
Rounded or cut-out corners are often required for special sized mattresses used on four poster or antique beds. Making a mattress with cut-out and rounded corners is one of our specialities and results in a mattress that fits your bed perfectly.
Zipping and linking allows two or more handmade special sized mattresses to be linked together. This is popular in instances where a customer would like a larger special sized mattresses but bedroom access, due to a narrow staircase or low door frames, may be difficult. It is also a good solution when turning a very large and heavy mattress might create problems.
If you have any queries on side stitching, cut-out and rounded corners and zipping and linking, or need clarification on how to take the correct measurements for your bed, please get in touch.
Special Sized Mattress Pricing
If you’re looking for a special sized mattress of a non standard length or width, we are certainly able to help. The way we price special sized mattresses is simple:
– For extra wide or extra narrow mattresses, choose the next mattress size up (ie. if you want a 4’8” mattress, choose the 5’0″ option) and then add 10% to the price for the reduction.
– For long or extra long mattresses, add 20% to the price for up to 6’9” (205cm), 25% for up to 7’0” (213cm), 30% for up to 7’6” (228cm), 35% for up to 8’0” (243cm) and 55% up to 9’8″ (300cm)
You can find the prices of all of our standard sized mattresses on our mattress pricing page, as well as more details about the differences between each of the mattresses in our range.
Always fully sprung…
All of our special sized mattresses a fully sprung spring system made from high quality British steel springs. We only make fully sprung mattresses as in our view no other system offers your body a comparable level of support and comfort while you sleep.
We use two different types of spring systems in our mattresses; the interior spring unit, which is also known as an open coil spring, and the pocket spring. Both systems serve different requirements; however, for a special sized mattress which will be slept on regularly, we would always suggest opting for pocket sprung due to the level of support this system offers your body. In a pocket sprung mattress each 15 cm (6 inch) spring sits in its own individual fabric pocket, which ensures each spring can move independently from one another. This independence not only means the mattress can correctly support your body’s natural posture, but that pocket spring systems also reduce motion transfer through the mattress – which can be a problem for couples, where one party has a tendency to change their sleeping position throughout the night. Pocket sprung mattresses therefore assist in achieving a night of peaceful uninterrupted sleep.
Together with a soft natural filling described below, a pocket sprung bespoke mattress provides the ultimate level of comfort as well as posture alignment and muscle and joint relieving support.
We use natural fillings whenever we can. Not only are natural materials often hypoallergenic, they are also sustainable, and can be widely recycled when your bespoke mattress eventually needs replacing.
Synthetic materials like memory foam, petroleum-based rubber and latex are non-porous, making them great materials for the production of insulation, wellington boots and birthday balloons, but which should be kept out of the bedroom as much as possible. They are hot and unhygienic, breathe poorly, retain moisture and hold in heat. They also contain glues and solvents, which of course, evaporate creating an odour. That being said, if we were to find breathable, sustainable, man-made fibres which performed better than the fillings listed below for our bespoke mattresses we would of course consider using them: we just haven’t found any yet…
Because all of our mattresses use natural fillings, they’re hypoallergenic, non-irritable, and breathable. We use a cotton ticking to upholster our bespoke mattresses, for a most luxurious and comfortable finish.
A natural material which has played an important role in the British economy since the medieval period, and whose trade was once described as the ‘jewel in the crown of the realm’. Wool brings a number of benefits to a mattress. Unlike synthetic fibres which tend to trap and hold moisture and heat, wool’s structural composition makes it great at regulating temperature. Wool like cotton is also incredibly breathable, wicking away moisture and ensuring you stay cosy during winter months and cool during summer ones. It is thanks to these properties that we use it as a filling in some of our highest specification mattresses.
For hundreds of years horsehair has been an important filling in mattresses of the highest specification. Before the interior and later pocket spring system were invented, each strand of curled hair acted like a tiny spring, creating support and elasticity within the mattress. We continue to use horsehair today for this exact same reason – think of it as providing an extra layer of natural micro-spring close to the sleeping surface, to complement the pocket sprung system found in the mattress core. Additionally the fluted structure which each strand forms channels moisture and heat away from the body while you sleep, replacing it with cooler, fresher air over the course of the night.
The coat of the Kashmir goat is considered one of the most luxurious wools available, its fine fibres – half the width of sheep’s wool- make it incredibly soft and springy to the touch and therefore one of the finest fillings that can be used in your mattress.
The goats take their name from the Kashmir region in the Indian subcontinent in which they were first found, an environment which is subject to extreme fluctuations in temperature. Cashmere, like other wools, is therefore an excellent regulator of heat. It is best to think of cashmere as a natural, silent air conditioning unit built into your bed. The structure of each hair is such that it directs heat along the fibre to be released into the cooler environment. When it is cold, cashmere’s crimp – the natural waviness of each hair, traps large volumes of air between its fibres, creating an insulation layer which holds heat.