bunk beds charities

Bunk beds charities non-profit organizations offering accommodations are on the rise adult bunk beds can definitely help resolve space issues. Registered charities have discovered that using commercial quality products such as true hostel bunk beds the organization are benefiting from longevity which comes from the bunk bed commercial structural design. Traditionally it was very near impossible to have a quality contract bunk bed as well as good aesthetics; most metal bunk beds resembled something out of Alcatraz or some Victorian prison. ESS Universal has changed this by combining strength and good looks with the Dallas heavy duty bunk bed range.

Introducing the Dallas bunk beds charities range

This true camp bunk bed range is designed to add many accessories to ensure your guests receive the comfort they will blog about!


Dallas D2 in a Japanese ski lodge

  • Under bed storage security lockers
  • Privacy curtains
  • Water resistant blue mattresses
  • Memory foam water resistant pillows
  • UP1 utility power panel to charge up their gadgets

Using these accessories the contrast against a jet black bunk bed is very appealing. Of course the Dallas can be painted in any RAL color depending on quantity. Because of these aesthetic changes, the charity or hostel concerned can now obtain a real contract system that is pleasing to the eye.

Strength and quality = good investment

The saying goes ‘you get what you pay for’ this is of course true; however, again ESS Universal has broken these rules too and has supplies such organizations as:

  • Boy scouts
  • Diocese
  • Boarding schools
  • Missionaries
  • Refuges

These organizations are benefiting from the quality of a true military bunk bed that looks great and at a price that is affordable.

Contract bunk beds full set with privacy curtains and under bed storage lockers.
Adult hostel bunk beds manufactured to last

Contract bunk beds vs. cheap domestic bunk beds

When a charitable organization has saved money over a long period of time or relied on a very strict budget for a big investment into bunk beds for charities and equipment; choosing a domestic model at your local or national furniture store may seem a good investment but sadly after 6 to 8 months that investment is laying on the front lawn unusable due to a domestic bunk bed being in a commercial environment.

It is wise to choose the correct equipment for the correct application, military bunk beds are the answer, they may cost just a little more but the longevity speaks for itself.

Single beds

Detachable bunk beds

Detachable bunk beds

Detachable bunk bed

Detachable bunk bed

detachable bunk beds are an adventure just waiting to be explored. To a child, a bunk bed is not just a place for sleeping, but a place for make believe, playing, and climbing. Detachable bunk beds can become a den, a truck or change just as quickly into a castle! A Child’s playful mind knows no boundaries and although rare, this playful pastime can lead to accidents and although we do not like to think of it; even death. Using any bed as a trampoline usually ends in tears, with a bunk bed it can be even worse! Here are a few tips To keep your kids as safe and make sure your detachable bunk bed meets the following safety standards.

Detachable bunk bed safety Tips


  1.  Never allow a child under the age of 6 to occupy the top platform of any bunk bed!
  2. Always choose the right mattress, a way to prevent accidents is to make sure the mattress on your child’s bunk bed is the right depth. If the detachable bunk beds safety side rail is too low then a child could roll over the safety rail and topple out, the entrapment hazard law requires a minimum of 5 inches from top of the mattress surface to the top of the safety rail. In the past, the governments of the G16 countries have made bunk bed rules voluntary but realise there are still manufacturers out there that do not design bunk beds to meet these rules.

  3. Position a fully assembled detachable bunk beds firmly against a wall, bunk beds need to need to be tigh against a wall to stop the sleeper from becoming trapped between the detachable bunk bed and the wall. Entrapment hazard design rules state that a bunk bed shall not be any more than 70mm away from a wall when positioned near a wall. Positioning a bunk bed against a wall adds stability so this is good advice

  4. Always try to use a bunk bed that has sloping top edges in its design, similar to the image of the detachable bunk beds above from ESS Sleep Systems, this prevents clothing from being snagged when the sleeper dismounts the top platform. Having posts with ornate features are especially dangerous as children tend to hang things on them such as ties, bags and items that could actually cause strangulation. It is a fact that on average 12 children die per year due to bunk bed accidents

  5. Loft and bunk beds need not be dangerous; they are a great saving idea which date back to ancient Greece and the Roman Empire and will be here for a lot longer, Explain to your children that although bunk beds are fun they need to be very careful, listening to your advice there will be fewer accidents. Just like a motor car, a detachable bunk beds needs maintenance at regular intervals. Ensure all fixing bolts are kept tight, a loose joint equals early wear, but if you follow these children’s bunk beds safety tips, your kids can continue to play in their happy little world of make-believe.

Single beds

Converts to single beds


Contract Bunk Beds

ESS designs and manufactures quality products so when you need sleep equipment, Dallas contract bunk beds for contract use at university campus or academy because choosing correctly now protects your investment when buying adult bunk beds.

Boarding at your academy or university has a reputation to uphold, you pride yourself on great results and excellent students.  Your private school naturally has a great reputation, and one you are proud of.

So what makes your students happy in the private school environment their parents have elected to send them to, metal bunk beds for contract use? and what makes you special? Outside of the activities you provide for your students outside of schooling hours, the great teaching facilities you produce, the wholesome well-rounded diet your students receive and the exciting, educational trips you deliver have you forgotten what some boarding schools sadly overlook?

You want your students to go forward into illustrious careers and when the time comes, send their own children to the school they went to; yours!

However when we asked a number of adults who attended boarding schools what they remembered the same topic sadly kept creeping up. The accommodation on a creaky metal bunk beds for contract use!

Here’s a quote from a former student.

‘My accommodation was awful, the facilities were dilapidated and had not been updated since what felt like the 50’s, with eighty odd new boys a year you could feel that the bunk beds had been used and abused. The slats were MDF and were not only easy to break but in some cases were not fit for use, after all; if a little 11 year old boy could break them imagine what it was like with an eighteen year old sleeping in there’



Contract bunk beds

Our all metal contract bunk beds are specially designed and tested to withstand years of use and yet offers comfort to the user, in fact, every bunk bed model comes with a guarantee to testify to it! We are confident that we supply the best bunk beds around the globe. Why visit a store where bunk beds are built for domestic use when you are in need of a commercial quality product such as the ESS Dallas adult bunk bed range?


Dallas D2 in a real situation

We can tell you how great our contract bunk beds are but the proof is in the pudding; so why not visit our brochure website and see them for yourself? Our global company covers the whole of the world and we have 100% client satisfaction for their comfort and durability.

Contact us today to hear more or find out how you can improve your reputation in a way many others don’t consider.

Safety and your Hostel bunk bed

We know that many of you probably see metal bunk beds as a great way to free up some floor space with a modern comfortable design that will last through the years.
Visiting children, on the other hand, are undoubtedly dizzy with excitement at the very concept of furniture that looks like a ready-made playground! Naturally this can make parents anxious, so we thought it might be helpful for us to come up with a list of do’s and don’ts to put up in your hostel.
How to Reduce the Risk of hostel Bunk Bed Accidents
Choose your location carefully
Place the bed in a corner: This will offer at least two walls to avoid falls. Entrapment in a is a real hazard with any quality bunk bed, the correct distance between a wall and a bunk bed is 70mm or less. Never allow a child under the age of 6 to occupy the top platform of a hostel bunk bed.

Don’t put the bed near a ceiling fan:
You can probably understand the reason not to put a hostel bunk bed near a fan or other hanging objects. There is an extreme hazard behind it.

Set up a night light near the ladder.
Climbing down may be tricky if it is completely pitch black at night. Why not set up a dim light at the bottom of the hostel bunk bed to allow the user a safe descent for those late night toilet stops.

Clear the floor area.
There is a risk of people falling out of bunk beds and hurting themselves on objects scattered across the ground. These hazards are minimized due to our bunk beds having stronger than normal safety rails across to keep the sleeper tucked in throughout the night, however, if the user were to fall out of the bed it is important to have clear space, as not to fall onto sharp or hazardous objects.

Check the Equipment.
It goes without saying that when you are assembling the bed, check all of the components for breakages. Also don’t try to be macho and build it without instructions, you will probably find that it will take you twice as long! Finally adopt a maintenance routine, periodically check tightness of fixing bolts, a loose joint will accelerate wear!

Educate the children
Who wouldn’t love a readymade playground where you can sleep too? However it is important to educate your children about safe bunk bed use and the importance of using the ladder rather than climbing up and jumping down, as this could cause serious injury.

Heavy Duty Bunk Beds has gone GLOBAL!

The high cost and lengthy lead time to obtain high quality hostel bunk beds has come to an end.  ESS Sleep Systems has established heavy duty bunk beds distribution centers across the globe to provide our clients with the highest qualitycommercial bunk beds and bunk bed accessories at their fingertips.  We have a solution for you!

  • ESS Sleep Systems UK & Europe based in Chelmsford, Essex, England serving the UK, Ireland and Europe
  • ESS Sleep Systems Scandinavia based in Reykjavik, Iceland serving Scandinavia and Northern Europe
  • ESS Sleep Systems Americas based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA serving North, South, and Central America
  • ESS Sleep Systems Africa based in Accra, Ghana serving the African continent
  • ESS Sleep Systems Malaysia (Coming soon to K L)
  • ESS Sleep Systems Australia (Coming soon to Sydney and Perth)
  • ESS Sleep Systems China (Coming soon to Shanghai and Beijing)

In addition to heavy duty bunk beds ESS Sleep Systems provide commercial water resistant foam mattresses and water resistant pillows designed and manufactured for hostels, camps, universities, shelters, refuges, military or personal use.  ESS Sleep Systems manufactures and distributes our own unique range of privacy curtains and under bed storage lockers that add privacy and save space.  Our product lines are designed, manufactured, tested, and distributed for commercial use.  Our adult bunk beds are built for adults and can hold up to 500 pounds per platform.  Our bunk beds are even used in military settings and built to hold up under the heaviest use.  Contact us today and let us provide a personalized quote for heavy duty bunk bedsand heavy duty bunk beds accessories.  ESS Sleep Systems products are sure to exceed your expectations and our personalized service is second to none.

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Adult Bunk Beds | The Difference

What makes quality adult bunk beds?

Size is an important factor in identifying an adult bunk bed verses a youth bunk bed.  Bunk bed manufacturers typically manufacture adult bunk beds that are 6 feet long.  However, average size bunk beds do not fit average size adults.

Bunk beds that are 6 feet long do not allow extra room when an adult is fully stretched out.  Organizations and individuals are seeking high quality adult bunk beds.  Many hostels and summer camps are turning to the Internet to search for true commercial adult bunk beds.  High quality commercial adult bunk beds and triple bunk beds are quickly becoming a necessity.

Contract Bunk Bed - Two Tier with under bed storage lockers. For Hostel Bunk Beds 101
Adult bunk bed built to last

Commercial bunk beds that fit the bill

Individuals and organizations alike are discovering commercial adult bunk beds via online search engines.  Commercial bunk beds are manufactured for strength as well as adult size.  However, this caliber bunk bed is not available at retail furniture stores.  Metal bunk beds combine strength and size characteristics and are often used by the militaries and universities for their longevity.

Benefits of choosing commercial over domestic bunk beds:

  • Strength in design and materials
  • Will cater for most adults up to 6’4″
  • Will bolt to the floor adding sturdiness
  • Will usually have a longer warranty period
  • Military bunk bed design increases strength


Adult bunk bed accessories

One tip to establish whether a bunk bed is commercial grade is if it is designed to include accessories. Most true commercial adult bunk beds have the option of privacy curtains giving the user a reasonable amount of privacy.  Other accessories include water resistant mattresses, foam pillows, and under bed storage lockers.

Contract bunk beds full set with privacy curtains and under bed storage lockers. the best bunk beds for hostels.


Crocs, Lizards and Bunk Beds Continued

Crocodiles, snakes and lizards are abundant in Australia’s North.. add a Pom, a bunk bed and some education and what do you get?

Day one was very exciting as it was educational, being a passenger in the tour bus meant I paid more attention to the scenery and not the route. Day 2 I was thrown in the deep end.

“Here are the keys, have a great day” said the tour operator at the ungodly hour of 5:30 am.

I sat up and knocked my head on the upper platform of the bunk bed and threw off the bedding. quickly making my way to the 4 wheel drive bus. It dawned on me that I had to somehow find my way around alone! The combined emotions of fear and excitement, or was it more excitement than fear?  I was not sure. What I was sure of is the broken down contraption that was my commercial bunk bed seemed a contract I would have liked to have lasted a bit longer, like permanent!

Despite my fears the excitement soon took over, I found the first backpacker hostel and invited the international travelers onto my bus. Soon everyone was mingling.

The sun at its hottest

The sun had already risen over Western Australia’s far north. The rays were pounding through the windscreen of the bus making the cab feel like an oven. Now where was that air conditioning switch? To everyone’s delight after fumbling around with switches I soon felt a blast of cold air rush through the bus. Looking into my rear view mirror I could see everyone had opened their clothing to allow the cool air to rush around them. The time had come to pull more switches. I was to play tour operator, drive and commentate.

All eyes looked down the bus as I reached for the microphone. I smile as I was to formally welcome my passengers.

“Whats he saying?”  I lip read a couple near the middle of the bus.

Realizing I hadn’t turned on the microphone I started to flick switches on the microphone as well as the dashboard. People chuckled as they saw their tour guide driver sweating and frantically flicking every switch available. Where is my bed now!

This Aussie looking tour guide is a joke!

Laughter erupted throughout the bus when the microphone became live and the sweet sound of a Welsh accent danced through the bus “Good morning ladies and gentleman welcome aboard the fun bus to never-never land.”

This broke the ice but I still had to find my way to the sites I had visited yesterday on this 12 hour trip!

Tune in for next weeks update where the fun and laughter really heats up!

CEO of Heavy Duty Bunk Beds travelling in the Northern Territory

Do Your Bunk Beds Meet Legal Requirements?

Does your bunk bed meet legal requirements and Crib50 (UK) hospitality industry guidelines? A hostel bunk bed used in a commercial or hospitality environment must meet strict standards.

  • At the top corners of the bunk bed the upright corner posts MUST NOT have a decorative extension rising above the safety side rails; this is because a strap or a clothing garment can get caught and cause strangulation.
  • The distance between any gaps must not exceed 70mm, this includes the gaps between components and even the gap between the wall and the hostel bunk bed.

There are many other requirements that need to be taken into account—contact our experienced, friendly sales staff for more detailed information on adult hostel bunk beds. The Dallas range of heavy duty bunk beds includes foot plates that are pre-drilled so that the bunk bed can be screwed to the floor eliminating the danger of the bunk bed toppling over. This tip helps you decide on choosing quality adult bunk beds rather than going to your local bed store where you will only find models designed for the domestic market.  Contact us today for an estimate!

Contract Bunk Bed - Two Tier with under bed storage lockers


Adult Bunk Bed Prices if Scotland says YES

We promise to honor our low price on adult bunk beds if Scotland says YES or NO!  As the Scottish debate came to a close recently, both sides of the argument of whether Scotland should have independence or not became quite heated. Some say that prices of products would rise in Scotland if the YES campaign should win; here at ESS Universal we decided to keep our famous Dallas adult bunk beds at our equally famous low cost no matter who wins.

ESS Universal has over the years served Scotland and the Scottish Highlands with commercial quality adult bunk beds, and equipment yet charging the same whether the client is in the south or indeed in the north.

We will not stop there.  The ESS Universal price promise extends to all commercial quality products including:

Just when you began to fear the cost of independence we go even further

We will endeavor to make the transition of commercial products to your door smooth and painless. We go further with our contract quality adult bunk bed systems so you don’t have to. We are extending this price promise to all our accessories too.

Contract bunk beds full set with privacy curtains and under bed storage lockers.
Adult hostel bunk beds manufactured to last
  • Privacy curtains that give your guests that little extra
  • Mattresses that contour to your body while remaining breathable
  • Under bed security storage lockers that reduce trip hazards on a hostel floor and increase your floor area
  • Memory foam commercial pillows that use the same water resistant and breathable cover that our mattresses use—just unzip and wash them at high temperature

No matter who wins or who loses the Scottish referendum, ESS Universal wish Scotland all the best for the future.  We’ll put your concerns to rest with our superb cost effective commercial hostel bunk bed range by keeping prices low.

It is no bull, we are here to serve you no matter which way the wind blows.

‘We didn’t invent sleep, we just made it better!’

Women’s Refuge

Are you thinking about replacing your beds?

ESS Universal specializes in fitting and replacing beds in women’s refuges.

We understand your environment and know that you are providing safe, secure, emergency accommodation for women and their children, who are at risk of domestic abuse.

We believe that everyone has a right to live in safety and to have a future without fear. This is why we ensure our fitters are not only fully trained and experienced but we also offer a team of female fitters, should it be needed.

We offer heavy duty, high quality, and comfortable single beds for small single rooms and larger family bunk beds for a woman staying with her children. As the bunk beds are single at the top and double at the bottom it provides an element of security to both woman and child who can sleep together in a calm, safe and relaxing environment. It comes as no surprise that following any disruption younger children prefer to sleep in the same bed as their mother whilst older children like to sleep close nearby, so these bunk beds really are the perfect option for your refuge.

Studies have shown that following family trauma a large percentage of children will revert to wetting the bed, which is why we supply all our mattresses with removable, easy to clean waterproof covers that do not compromise comfort.

Our upmost aim is to assist you as best we can with the products we supply in order to make your already complicated role in the refuge easier where possible.

Should you have any questions at all or if you would like to visit us, feel free to contact us at your convenience.