bunk bed advice needed

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Found 22nd Oct 2009
I'm looking for a strong set of wooden bunk beds without materess's for a 15yr old and 11 year old if someone could guide me in the right direction ie they have a set and know what they are like i have looked about online but you never know what your getting quality wise

cheers bob
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Thuka,flexa,stompa.
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waterloo;6654445

Thuka,flexa,stompa.



whatb sort of advice is this exactly
The thuka ones are cool.....

but would your 15 & 11 yr olds share bunks still?

When my girls were lil ( last time they shared a room the elder was 9 )they'd complain if the other one moved and they could feel the bed tense... they're so much better in separate spaces xx
fragaliciousbob;6654460

whatb sort of advice is this exactly



They're makes of bed.............
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ClarityofMind;6654465

The thuka ones are cool.....but would your 15 & 11 yr olds share bunks … The thuka ones are cool.....but would your 15 & 11 yr olds share bunks still? When my girls were lil ( last time they shared a room the elder was 9 )they'd complain if the other one moved and they could feel the bed tense... they're so much better in separate spaces xx



i have limited space at present due to me havinbg to take my brother in and as such and for now i need bunks
ClarityofMind;6654470

They're makes of bed.............

Thanks clarity but i think they was being funny so i wont be giving any more advice.
fragaliciousbob;6654478

i have limited space at present due to me havinbg to take my brother in … i have limited space at present due to me havinbg to take my brother in as for now i need bunks



I dont envy you two ( near ) teens in one room, it's gonna cause all kindsa trouble and arguments.

Thuka bunks are really solid and hardwearing xx
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for good solid bunks you will pay alot, i paid i think about £500 for mine, and that wasnt bunks just a high sleeper, but it did my daughter from age of 7 to 11 and now son has had it 2 years, it is solid
waterloo;6654493

Thanks clarity but i think they was being funny so i wont be giving any … Thanks clarity but i think they was being funny so i wont be giving any more advice.



You're lovely hun, you advise away xx
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waterloo;6654493

Thanks clarity but i think they was being funny so i wont be giving any … Thanks clarity but i think they was being funny so i wont be giving any more advice.



deffo not being funny i have never had to buy bunk beds before so just throwing 3 words at me meens nothing and is not advice anyway matey buit thanks i guess

sassie;6654500

for good solid bunks you will pay alot, i paid i think about £500 for … for good solid bunks you will pay alot, i paid i think about £500 for mine, and that wasnt bunks just a high sleeper, but it did my daughter from age of 7 to 11 and now son has had it 2 years, it is solid



thats a problem as i dont have that sort of cash at present
fragaliciousbob;6654523

thats a problem as i dont have that sort of cash at present



I was thinking 500 sounds cheap for good bunks so you may wanna just check out the stores closest to you... I've seen big thick pine bunks in the local furniture stores for like 250 without the mattresses xx
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ClarityofMind;6654552

I was thinking 500 sounds cheap for good bunks so you may wanna just … I was thinking 500 sounds cheap for good bunks so you may wanna just check out the stores closest to you... I've seen big thick pine bunks in the local furniture stores for like 250 without the mattresses xx



that was more like the money i was going to spend i have looked at the joseph range of beds ?
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could your brother or whoever not slepp on a blow up bed, or do you not have space, even if in lounge, you wont get good qulaity bunks cheap, and for the ages they are needed cheap flimsey ones will be no good, at least one of those big blow up beds could be used whenever needed once brother left, think they range from about £50 onwards and dead comfy
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ClarityofMind;6654552

I was thinking 500 sounds cheap for good bunks so you may wanna just … I was thinking 500 sounds cheap for good bunks so you may wanna just check out the stores closest to you... I've seen big thick pine bunks in the local furniture stores for like 250 without the mattresses xx



£500 sounds cheap, but you seen them for £250 :thinking::thinking:
I have] these bunk beds for my girls. A friend bought them as well, on my recommendation, for her boys. They are white, but not girly at all. They are sturdy and well made.
Adults haven't slept on the top bunk, but the bottom bunk has been used by adult visitors (daughter had to give her bed up).
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sassie;6654588

could your brother or whoever not slepp on a blow up bed, or do you not … could your brother or whoever not slepp on a blow up bed, or do you not have space, even if in lounge, you wont get good qulaity bunks cheap, and for the ages they are needed cheap flimsey ones will be no good, at least one of those big blow up beds could be used whenever needed once brother left, think they range from about £50 onwards and dead comfy



my brother is here with me for the forseeable i'm afraid so its not a blow up bed situation and my eldest son has decided he wants to live with me all the time now so its trying to fit all four of us in 3 bedrooms
sassie;6654595

£500 sounds cheap, but you seen them for £250 :thinking::thinking:



I was thinking of the name brands big bunks with desks and wardrobes etc attached like Thuka, stomp as thats what Waterloo stated. Bob wont get those for under several hundred, but a basic pine job you can get for much cheaper from a local furniture place if thats what he's looking for.
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fragaliciousbob;6654636

my brother is here with me for the forseeable i'm afraid so its not a … my brother is here with me for the forseeable i'm afraid so its not a blow up bed situation and my eldest son has decided he wants to live with me all the time now so its trying to fit all four of us in 3 bedrooms



i really think your gonna have to have a rethink then, as you are not gonna get good solid bunks and matresses for £200
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ClarityofMind;6654640

I was thinking of the name brands big bunks with desks and wardrobes etc … I was thinking of the name brands big bunks with desks and wardrobes etc attached like Thuka, stomp as thats what Waterloo stated. Bob wont get those for under several hundred, but a basic pine job you can get for much cheaper from a local furniture place if thats what he's looking for.



oh, i wondered what you where on about - lol

but i agree he aint gonna get nothing cheap thats gonna be suitable, even good mattresses for a 15 yr old are gonna be over £200, you cannot buy cheap if you want it to be confortable
fragaliciousbob;6654636

my brother is here with me for the forseeable i'm afraid so its not a … my brother is here with me for the forseeable i'm afraid so its not a blow up bed situation and my eldest son has decided he wants to live with me all the time now so its trying to fit all four of us in 3 bedrooms



so u got two kids in one room you in another and your bro in another. :thumbsup:

Least you got childcare on tap xx
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surely two of your rooms are big enough for two single beds?
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sassie;6654662

oh, i wondered what you where on about - lolbut i agree he aint gonna … oh, i wondered what you where on about - lolbut i agree he aint gonna get nothing cheap thats gonna be suitable, even good mattresses for a 15 yr old are gonna be over £200, you cannot buy cheap if you want it to be confortable



i dont need the materess's as i have very good ones so its just a frame i'm after
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sassie;6654684

surely two of your rooms are big enough for two single beds?



well after the decent comments here i'm now thinking i'll have to get the tape measure out and go for singles
Also, think on the weight of your boys... my girls dont weigh more than 6/7 stone but my son is like 6 ft 2... I'd hate to have to put him in a bunk bed, I'd be scared it wouldnt hold him.

How bout giving the two boys the largest room and downsizing yourself so they can still have their beds they have now but to either side of the room?
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ClarityofMind;6654671

so u got two kids in one room you in another and your bro in another. … so u got two kids in one room you in another and your bro in another. :thumbsup:Least you got childcare on tap xx



yeah if onlt i had time to go out
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fragaliciousbob;6654696

well after the decent comments here i'm now thinking i'll have to get the … well after the decent comments here i'm now thinking i'll have to get the tape measure out and go for singles



i know it may be cramped, but i would seriously advise against bunks, for those age groups, especially as money is tight, not quite sure what your arrangements are, but 4 people into a 3 bed house shouldnt cause you problems, most have two big rooms and one small, juggle it around
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shibi din;6654610

I have] these bunk beds for my girls. A friend bought them as well, on … I have] these bunk beds for my girls. A friend bought them as well, on my recommendation, for her boys. They are white, but not girly at all. They are sturdy and well made.Adults haven't slept on the top bunk, but the bottom bunk has been used by adult visitors (daughter had to give her bed up).



thanks bud
@ waterloo. I have reported you. Your comments and behaviour are exactly the kind of thing that make HUKD a not very nice place these days. Why not just stay out of a thread like this if you are not prepared to be helpful.
Your original three word post would have sounded so much more grown up if you had said something like " Perhaps you could try beds by (insert your three words). They are known for their quality products."
Just a suggestion.
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sassie;6654713

i know it may be cramped, but i would seriously advise against bunks, for … i know it may be cramped, but i would seriously advise against bunks, for those age grups, especially as money is tight, not wuite sure what your arrangements are, but 4 people into a 3 bed house shouldnt cause you problems, most have two big rooms and one small, juggle it around



ok thanks i'll go down the single bed road then or just buy a bigger house :thinking:
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fragaliciousbob;6654736

ok thanks i'll go down the single bed road then or just buy a bigger … ok thanks i'll go down the single bed road then or just buy a bigger house :thinking:



sorry i couldnt be more helpful and hope you find something suitable for you all:thumbsup:
fragaliciousbob;6654736

ok thanks i'll go down the single bed road then or just buy a bigger … ok thanks i'll go down the single bed road then or just buy a bigger house :thinking:



I know it must be so frustrating. As Mum to 4( and a quarter ) kids, I've been thinking that myself xx
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ClarityofMind;6654772

I know it must be so frustrating. As Mum to 4( and a quarter ) kids, I've … I know it must be so frustrating. As Mum to 4( and a quarter ) kids, I've been thinking that myself xx



its certainly not easy at the moment when my brother had some trouble i had to step up and help him out then my eldest boy wanted to live here full time as well and i already had my youngest full time
fragaliciousbob;6654798

its certainly not easy at the moment when my brother had some trouble i … its certainly not easy at the moment when my brother had some trouble i had to step up and help him out then my eldest boy wanted to live here full time as well and i already had my youngest full time



You'll just all have to muck in together for a while

It'll all be fine in the end xx

Are the two kids used to sharing their space at all? If so I'd go for them sharing a room... but not the bunks, single beds side by side, if at all possible Bunks are fine say with a 5 and 7 yr old... but for teens, they'd be a bit of a nightmare!

My girls are like hamsters.... best off just one single one in a single cage.... lol or they fight like cat and dog.
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ClarityofMind;6654817

You'll just all have to muck in together for a while :)It'll all be fine … You'll just all have to muck in together for a while :)It'll all be fine in the end xxAre the two kids used to sharing their space at all? If so I'd go for them sharing a room... but not the bunks, single beds side by side, if at all possible Bunks are fine say with a 5 and 7 yr old... but for teens, they'd be a bit of a nightmare!My girls are like hamsters.... best off just one single one in a single cage.... lol or they fight like cat and dog.



the problem is my 15 year old has teenage attitude at the moment so its not ideal but i have had words with them both so hopefully we can all make it work
have u got a homebargains near u?
in my local one they have wooden bunk beds on display and they look a very good quality,cant remember how much they were but they look expensive
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edjaned;6654847

have u got a homebargains near u?in my local one they have wooden bunk … have u got a homebargains near u?in my local one they have wooden bunk beds on display and they look a very good quality,cant remember how much they were but they look expensive



no we dant have one of them mate but thanks
fragaliciousbob;6654855

no we dant have one of them mate but thanks



thats a shame,was looking at them 4 our boys they already have bunks but they have the metal ones but we cant afford it at the mo
there is 7 of us here but will be 8 in march
u could buy a high bed and then place an ordinary bed underneath it but going the other way if that makes sense
something like this
argos.co.uk/sta…htm
fragaliciousbob;6654838

the problem is my 15 year old has teenage attitude at the moment so its … the problem is my 15 year old has teenage attitude at the moment so its not ideal but i have had words with them both so hopefully we can all make it work



You'll get the attitude from the 15 yr old anyway... it's his age and obviously moving in with you and all the other difficulties he must have been through to get to that point in the situation...

and dont think the 11 yr old wont copy his big brother either... you'll get the same words coming out of his mouth soon enough too so keep it all under control right from the start or you'll be battling every day soon enough!

Families are never "ideal" but it's just a matter of people who love each other need to be together isnt it.

And kudos to you for being a hero in need for your brother and a Dad for your kids xxx
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ClarityofMind;6654898

You'll get the attitude from the 15 yr old anyway... it's his age and … You'll get the attitude from the 15 yr old anyway... it's his age and obviously moving in with you and all the other difficulties he must have been through to get to that point in the situation...and dont think the 11 yr old wont copy his big brother either... you'll get the same words coming out of his mouth soon enough too so keep it all under control right from the start or you'll be battling every day soon enough!Families are never "ideal" but it's just a matter of people who love each other need to be together isnt it. And kudos to you for being a hero in need for your brother and a Dad for your kids xxx



thanks very much we'll get through it in the end
fragaliciousbob;6655052

thanks very much we'll get through it in the end



yes you will and be all the stronger for it xxx
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