Before we close the book on our epic Blog Recap series, Millbrook Contract Beds would like to take the opportunity to remind those that are joining us at the end of this journey to look back through our Contract Bed Guide from the beginning:
These recaps have helped to index all the content and information we have produced so far. To conclude this series we will explore the final set of blogs.
Having identified a recent news article, Millbrook wanted to tackle the topics it had raised. The Jamaican team for the London 2012 Olympics had specially-ordered supersize contract beds, which begged the question – how important is sleep and do beds have to tailor themselves to specific needs?
Focusing on the quality of sleep and the quality of handcrafted hotel contract beds; how they have such a huge impact on mood and a client’s opinion of their stay. This blog investigates why it pays to go premium with contract beds.
Taking the conditions of the bed and the bedroom and reversing it on the commercial guest industry (hotels, care homes, campuses etc); this blog aimed to put the suppliers of the guest experience in the shoes of their customers.
A probe into the ancient art of feng shui and its aesthetic benefits when used for commercial industries; this blog investigated the origins and applications of this mathematical system of aesthetics designed to orient places and people in an auspicious and positive way.
The second part of this blog series on feng shui and its benefits takes you through what can be achieved through implementing feng shui techniques and ideas. These methods apply to hotels, care homes, academic residences and even private homes. In part it can be used as a form of interior design.
The third and final part of the Feng Shui blog series that concludes with further tips and ideas on how to use contract bedroom furniture to its fullest potential using this ancient method of aesthetics.
It would have been wrong to have covered so many topics and areas about contract beds without giving the details of how they are manufactured and produced. This is the comprehensive answer to any of your design-specific questions.
And that brings us right up to date with the Millbrook Contract Beds blog!
We have successfully archived and indexed all of the blogs of the last year and managed to present an easy to follow Contract Bed Guide for every industry. It’s time to close the book on this blogging era and to welcome in the dawn of a new series of blogs and articles that we hope will further your knowledge of the contract bed universe.
It’s been a long journey, but one worth taking. We hope you have found useful information along the way but if you need any further advice, information or help please Contact Us, or alternatively if you want to stay in step with the world of sleep follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
And with that last thought we finally put our Contract Bed Guide and Blog Recap to bed.
Millbrook Contract Beds has spent the last two weeks taking a retrospective glance back at our blogging activity over the past year. Our aim has been to create a comprehensive archive of all the subjects and topics we have covered from the contract bedroom furniture world here at Millbrook.
We are almost at the end of our exploration of the blog archives. If you are looking for answers to questions about contract beds or general information about the hospitality, academic and healthcare industries, you only need to use our Contract Bed Guide to navigate your way through our extensive collection of blogs.
To continue from where we left off last time:
Millbrook is always staying in step with news related to our client bases in the hospitality sector. We caught an article that talked about an imposed taxation on hotel contract beds that we felt was necessary to address. This blog weighed up the idea and drew conclusions about the potential effects that it could have on the industry.
47. Contract beds in Healthcare
A study of the healthcare industry and what is good for patients when it comes to the care and recovery process.
This was a follow-up to the Hotel Poll blog from a few weeks previous. It took the data that was researched and retrieved from our client base to determine what hotels looked to achieve with their guest experience. Aspects of policy and quality control were addressed.
A question that comes up a lot when it comes to client purchase is in regards to warranties. We wanted to directly tackle the warranty element of contract bed buying and to explore the benefits and importance of having one.
Essentially, what the title says is what this blog looked at. The idea was to investigate the general practices of the bed manufacturing industry and compare it against our own design philosophy.
The summer season was underway and we here at Millbrook thought it was time to address the academic industry’s biggest month of the year – the visiting students. The question of space, availability and facilities to help support this massive influx of students was investigated and our advice imparted on resolving potential issues.
As far as the highest quality contract beds are concerned, the buck stops with the Millbrook contract beds Healthcare Collection; this blog was dedicated to exploring the issues faced by healthcare establishments and how adjustable contract beds were the answer to the equation.
As we face the nearing end of this Blog Recap series, we saved the best for last but you’ll have to keep a look out for the last blog, which will complete our archiving and indexing journey.
Use these blogs as a reference to find the topic or subject that applies to you and your business. Our advice is substantial and our coverage of the bed buying industry is comprehensive.
As Millbrook Contract Beds draws ever nearer to the end of our Blog Recap, we look back on our past musings with a sense of nostalgia and hope that some of the information we have imparted over the last nine to ten months has been of some help to those that have read it.
It all started from a simple idea of communicating our business across through blogging about the benefits of our contract beds and the details of our industry. Since then we have covered everything from hospitality to academia to healthcare and beyond.
It’s not too late to jump into our Blog Recap series; you can read from the start and catch-up on all the details of past blogs that you have missed with BLOG RECAP’S PART 1, PART 2, PART 3, PART 4, PART 5 and PART 6.
This was Part 1 of a 2-part blog that chronicled the Healthcare Collection starting with The Purity. A profile was developed that extensively covered the features, benefits and essential ingredients that are put into The Purity and why it is indispensable to healthcare industries.
This was the concluding part of a 2-part blog on Healthcare contract beds. The Therapy was profiled in detail from design to functionality creating an in-depth exploration of one of the finest contract beds ever built.
Taking a step in a different direction, Millbrook Contract Beds decided to poll a series of hotels and B&B’s for their opinions on contract bedroom furniture and meeting demands and guest expectations. This was an insight into our clients and how they operated.
The Academic Collection was the last collection on our list to explore and we wanted to start off with The Conference – one of the most practical contract beds. This bed is about economy of price and economy of space. The profile consisted of exploring its uses in a wealth of detail.
The second part in the Academic Collection trilogy was about taking a closer look at The Residence. Now this was an attempt to highlight its uses for hospitality and academic industries. Its compact, practical design gives it an overwhelmingly useful purpose for either industry.
Concluding, not only the Academic Collection blog trilogy, but also the profiles on the entire Millbrook contract bed ranges including International and Healthcare – a profile of The Campus contract bed completed the journey. It was the very last in our Millbrook bed collection profiling series.
And that brings us to the end of Part 7 as we come closer to successfully indexing our entire blog thus far.
Prepare for the final few blogs coming up over the next couple of weeks.
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Millbrook Contract Beds has been blogging for a long time now. We thought that it would pertinent to recap what we have covered in order to create a index for readers to use as a contract bed guide. Our blog is more comprehensive than any FAQ section you could ever hope for!
This series has provided an insight into how we operate, who our products are designed for and what benefits they can offer different industries from hospitality to academic industries. To catch yourself up on where we are at in the series you can read PART 1 HERE, PART 2 HERE, PART 3 HERE and PART 4 HERE.
So to continue where we left off from Blog Recap PART 5:
This blog provided an insightful guide into how best to use contract beds for hotel industries that are required to meet high standards all year around. This was Part 1 of a 2 part series.
The sequel to “Establishing Need” required a deeper investigation of how to identify problems and assess quality control within the scope of a hotel and leisure business. The conclusion drawn from what was important to test and check on contract beds was ultimately their degree of comfort, age and suitability.
The start of a new blog series began by tackling the inherent importance of each contract bed offered in the Millbrook range. We got the ball rolling by addressing the International Collection and putting one of our most popular contract beds at the forefront – The President. The bed was profiled and its features explored. While we have covered the Millbrook ranges before, we never had gone into as much detail before.
And so the series continued… in profile this time was The Executive contract bed. A high quality design with benefits that could only be effectively optimised by Millbrook’s handcrafted design philosophy.
Next on the list of International Collection contract beds in profile was The Club Class. This blog discussed the flexibility and the materials of this bed and why it was so special.
The Hotel contract bed was next under the Millbrook blog microscope and was studied exhaustively in detail to find out why it’s apt title was so… well, apt. The profile on The Hotel bed rounded off the first part of this blog series and in so doing brought the exploration of our International Collection to a grand close for the final time.
This blog addressed the current economic climate and went on to assess the effects of a downturn on the hotel and hospitality industry. The goal was to provide advice on how to keep a business’ costs down.
And that is where we leave you for this part in the Millbrook contract beds blog series. We’ve thrown down the gauntlet here and there is still much to cover across our blog spectrum.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our blog feel free to Contact Us for further information or alternatively you can follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook. Don’t hesitate to ask for our help.
The Blog Recap continues its delve into the archives of Millbrook contract beds history. This is the only place you will find a comprehensive index and listing of all the answers to your questions about contract bedroom furniture, Millbrook ranges and the industries we cater to.
Previously, we discussed blogs that began to look at specialist arenas for contract bed use. This current Blog Recap pushes on forward with its summary of the articles that have been catalogued over the past year so you have a complete contract bed guide to follow when you need to access information on our blog of any relevant subject. You can read the previous blogs in the series – PART 1, PART 2, PART 3 & PART 4.
So, to continue our rundown of contract bed articles:
Having dealt with Children’s contract beds in the previous blog, this blog aimed to tackle the issues of beds for healthcare industries. How can you effectively look after the sick or elderly with the highest consideration for the preservation of their health and well-being? That was the primary question explored in this blog.
An analysis of hotel star ratings and what makes a five star hotel a five star hotel. The discussion is about what constitutes a star rating at a hotel and how contract bedroom furniture plays a key role in success.
This article takes on the state of the medical field and healthcare practices when it comes to their contract bed supply. The emphasis is on the resurgence of beds required in this area matching the tremendous need for good quality products and how budgetary constraints in the Healthcare Industry can find a cost effective ulterior option.
A summer-based blog that investigated hotel fill rates and how hoteliers in the industry could exceed their expected numbers. The secret to saving space effectively and providing enough room was the use of zip and link contract beds demonstrating the International Collection as a perfect choice.
This article detailed a case history of Millbrook contract beds and our 60 years of experience in the contract bed supplier world. It charts how we became a trusted and dependable source for contract beds and holistic advice.
Addressing the common concern of contract bed buyers of what materials are used in the beds themselves. This blog gives a rundown of the different types of manufacturing materials and methods involved in the design process.
Do you have questions about the ranges or design philosophy of Millbrook contract beds? If you need some impartial advice on buying contract beds you can Contact Us. Please follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, where we regularly update with useful tips, news and information.
Stay tuned for the next part of the Contract Bed Guide where we will continue to recap the blogs of the last few months to create a comprehensive index for you to read regarding our industry and the industries we supply to.
You can forget the Harry Potter series; Millbrook Contract Beds is leading the way for the most dynamic and exciting series of all – our Blog Recap!
Okay, that might eb a little bit of an overstatement, but our commitment to recapping and taking a retrospective look back into our comprehensive blog archives is for certain. This blog series will save you lots of time in looking for answers to the questions you might have about buying contract beds or general information that could serve you or your business well.
Welcome to Contract Bed Guide Part 4 – the previous parts can be viewed individually – Part 1 HERE – Part 2 HERE – Part 3 HERE. We recommend you read in chronoligcal order so you can follow the trajectory of the blog content and see if there were any articles that addressed your particular query or concern.
The blog recap continues:
This was the first part of a three part blog guide for people needing to diagnose the condition of their current contract beds. The focus here was on successfully identifying problems/issues with the contract beds and imparting some advice on managing quality control over them. The emphasis was on the hotel sector. A lot of beds need looking after – quality control needs to have regulation and scheduling to keep up compliant customer service.
This was a follow-up blog from the previous article that addressed issues of using beds well past their sell-by-date. Useful tips on how to dispose and replace these old beds was put forward in an attempt to make the process of contract bed buying and replacement an easier one.
This blog concluded the three part contract bed guide series on identifying the causes of bad sleep from old contract beds and replacing them with new ones. A list of alternative replacement beds that gave cost effective solutions for hotels was provided.
The reality of bed buying is that not all hoteliers and hospitality and leisure industries buy contract beds as a package deal. Sometimes they see it as a more economical option to buy the mattress and bed base separately. This blog discussed purchasing the two main components of a contract bed as individual items.
Not every bed is designed to accommodate the sleep habits of younger children. Family run establishments or youth based holiday service providers know this very well, which is why this blog addressed the research carried out on children’s sleeping patterns and how sleeping conditions could be improved for them overall through use of the Academic Collection.
That brings up to another cliff-hanger in our blog recap series. We have taken you over halfway through the content we have shared over this past year and we hope that you have found useful tips and information along the way. Until the next part in the Contract Bed Guide Blog Recap…
Millbrook contract beds is looking through the archive of our past and present blogs in a bid to create a comprehensive index here for you find whatever information you may need to dig up on buying contract beds and the commercial beds industry.
Millbrook blogs began to tackle the issues surrounding the average contract bed buyer such as; when should you buy a contract bed? What type of contract bed should you buy? Should you be buying an economy or luxury contract bed? What should you consider before buying a contract bed? All answers were provided within that blog.
You might feel that you already know the answers to what you are looking for in a bed, but the truth is you may not have considered everything. We detailed a comprehensive list of considerations in this blog. Millbrook analysed what should be taken into account from budget to comfort to space.
This blog discussed the problem of old contract bed mattresses and how years of wear can seriously affect the guest experience in the hotel industry.
It did what it said on the tin! Businesses that look at buying contract beds always consider size and this blog was a walkthrough of the sizes available from Millbrook.
The age old question; “I’ve bought a new bed but what do I do with the old one?” This tackled the concerns of disposing or removing worn out beds, suggesting the alternative methods of clearing out an unwanted mattress and bed base.
This blog was an introduction to how zip and link contract beds can benefit a business by increasing fill rates and/or save on space. All the details of zip and link options for contract beds can be found in this article.
How do you spot signs that a mattress has worn out its welcome? This article gave a list of questions to ask in order to determine whether or not it was time to trade up for something new.
This concludes the 3rd part of our retrospective look at the Millbrook blog archives. If you have any questions or you would like to know more about buying contract beds, please Contact Us. You can also follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.
In the previous blog Millbrook Contract Beds began the process of recapping our blog archives to act as an index for all the information we have imparted to readers thus far. Since December 2010 we have engaged with topics that have covered the spectrum of hospitality, healthcare and academic industries in order to present rich and detailed information about the bed buying world.
Today’s blog continues the recap of our archive as to provide you with a comprehensive contract bed guide that will help to answer many of your questions and address the fundamental facts about our business and the industries we cater to.
The discussion and analysis of our contract bed ranges became an ongoing series of blogs that explained the benefits of our International Collection – specifically profiling the features of The Club Class.
The series of blogs on our International Collection continued with an insight into why The Hotel contract bed was such a popular choice for the hospitality and hotel industry. The idea was to explain how this particular range of beds could be used for a business in terms of economy and practicality.
Having detailed the importance of the International Collection to hotel industries, we transitioned into the healthcare industry. The difference between beds for hotels and beds for healthcare residences and care facilities was made clear by looking at The Therapy contract bed and its uses for this particular sector.
The Healthcare Collection extended itself to not just The Therapy contract bed but also The Purity. The primary focus in this second part was to feature the functionality, design and benefits of The Purity so it could be utilised for the right people – namely mature persons, or those that were afflicted with disabilities or in ill health.
The blogging perspective shifted to the next Millbrook bed range – the Academic Collection. The profile for The Conference contract bed began to take shape and the necessity of beds such as this within the industry was made paramount. The Academic Collection was introduced as an optimum solution for space-saving designs and the perfect choice in economical beds.
Completing this particular series on Millbrook’s contract bed ranges and the Academic Collection was the last profile on the high quality, value for money contract bed, The Campus. Its numerous uses and features were listed and a tidy conclusion was brought to our contract bed range series.
But the list does not end there. These first 14 blogs were designed to give readers and customers a basic overview of what Millbrook contract beds was about, what products we offered and how our experience dealing with a multitude of industries and businesses gave us the appropriate qualifications and the upper hand over our competitors. The real juicy articles and information came after.
Keep your eyes out for the next part in our Contract Bed Guide series as we take a trip down memory lane to unearth the information that might have passed you by.
Millbrook contract beds started blogging back in December of 2010 in an effort to raise awareness of our products and to impart useful information on sleep related matters for the service industries from hospitality to healthcare to academic. In that time we have covered a variety of subjects amongst the industries that we supply contract beds to.
Nine months later…
We wanted to take a look back and provide a refresher summary on what we have covered over the past months and the advice we have imparted to you. This also helps to act as an index for those that might be looking for specific details or information on Millbrook’s products and services. The objective has always been to offer information and facts about contract beds, as well as providing case studies, research and key factors for businesses who are interested in buying contract beds that are of good quality yet value for money.
So let’s start at the beginning in this new series of retrospective blogs on where we have taken you and what we have imparted along the way:
Our introductory blog helped us to establish our experience and provided basic guidance for the hotel industry and contract bedroom furniture. This blog lays the foundations for clarifying our standing and position as an experienced bed supplier for the hospitality and leisure industries.
Providing a guide for luxury liners was the next step. Our contract bed are not just for stationary use – they can be used on some of the biggest and most exciting pleasure vessels on the planet. The emphasis is on how to help people to have a luxury night’s sleep whilst constantly in motion at sea.
This blog addressed the issues of sleep deprivation and how to combat the effects through testing your beds.
The key information being imparted in this blog was to explain what exactly you can find inside mattresses and what the uses of the materials can do for the sleeper.
The blog before explained what was inside the mattresses of contract beds; this blog focused on the outside discussing the upholstery techniques and fillings used to offer premium support and comfort to the user.
Millbrook wanted to breakdown the contract bed designs so that people could understand just how they were put together. This blog concentrated on the bed bases and what you needed to know in order to distinguish them from one another. The focus was on The President contract bed.
The progression in our blogging took us towards discussing our specific ranges here at Millbrook; taking a detailed look at the actual contract beds, as well as their uses for their in terms of industry. A profile for The Executive contract bed was formed to give a perspective on its features and benefits for hotel industries.
This concludes the first part in our look back at Millbrook contract beds blog archives. If you need advice or further information that you can’t find in our blog then please Contact Us and we will gladly help you in your queries.
Millbrook Contract Beds asks you to think about the difference between a hand-made suit made especially for you and a cheap, machine-made off-the-rack design. One looks smooth and sharp, fits like a glove, feels immensely comfortable and impresses anyone that comes across it. The other looks basic and badly fitted, feels itchy and tight and gives the impression you don’t really pay much attention to the details or quality control.
The same is true of a bed.
Stick a budget-price industrially made bed in a hotel room and you could cheapen the whole feel of the room. That’s before you even go into the dangers of subjecting picky, fault-finding guests to an uncomfortable night’s sleep.
Contract beds, on the other hand, have been lovingly put together by master craftsmen. It’s a long process with many different stages, but the benefits of hand-made beds are evident; both the look and feel of a contract bed give an aura of luxury unparalleled by even the most expensive machine-built alternatives.
Of course the secrets of how contract beds are made and exactly how they differ from normal beds are not something most people will have a clue about. Without knowing what it is about the building process that puts a contract bed a cut above the rest, how can anyone be expected to really understand the value of opting for one of Millbrook’s hand-crafted contract bed creations?
In order to enlighten you on what makes our beds so special, we’ve decided to fill you in on just how each of the majestic beds in our collections get made.
Probably the most important part to get right in order to make a bed as cosy and comfy as possible is the mattress. Millbrook uses two different techniques within our range of contract beds when it comes to mattresses; open coil springs and pocketed springs.
Open coil spring mattresses such as those on the Hotel Class contract beds (aka International Collection) are constructed using interlinked metal springs to provide a strong and sturdy supporting base for a sleepy guest. Pocket springs like those on the Executive and President Class contract beds are a more decadent option still. With these, thousands of tiny springs are individually contained in little pockets to allow specific regions of the mattress to yield slightly under the weight of the sleeper, taking pressure off the muscles and joints.
Once the springs are set in place, Millbrook’s mattresses are stuffed with an array of sumptuous fillings including pure cotton and soft pashmina for extra snugness. They are also upholstered in your choice of fine fabric and finished with hand stitched detailing including turning handles at the edges to speed up the turnaround time for cleaning rooms.
Each of these beautifully made mattresses will then be placed atop a hand-built contract bed-frame made to fit your own requirements with a variety of base and leg options, including the possibility to include under-bed drawers. Since our contract beds are hand-crafted, we can even make non-standard sizes to perfectly fit your available space, or zip & link designs to give you more flexibility when booking out your hotel rooms or academic halls.
It is perhaps these extra options, as well as the extreme levels of attention to detail that go into making any of Millbrook’s contract beds, that really distinguishes them from a mass-made bed. That’s why in a competitive industry where small details can make a big difference to the experience of the customer, a contract bed really could be the key to luring in those crucial new clients.
For further information on what goes into our contract beds or for any bed buying advice feel free to Contact Us and we’ll give you all the help you will need in this area. Remember, you can also follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook where we dispense quality sleep and bed advice.
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