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.


Bunk bed manufacturers

Whether you run a Christian camp, a backpacker hostel or a scout camp you will do yourself a big favour choosing bunk bed manufacturers. However it is important to choose the right bunk bed manufacturer, as many as 90% of bunk bed manufacturers produce beds for domestic use, not very good for a commercial environment such as hostels.

Longevity out of your bunk beds

Your guests will remember the comfort you provide as well as the comforts that you did not provide!. Purchasing the correct quality hostel bunk bed and associated equipment is essential; travelers staying at budget accommodations are increasingly expecting more comfortable out of bunk beds and expect accessories such as charging devices for such things as tablets, smart phones and other technical gadgets.


Dallas D2 in a real situation

Quality bunk beds should have quality, comfortable mattresses, mattresses that are a high density foam because a foam mattress will contour around the shape of the body and next generation to memory foam which can become uncomfortable hot during sleep.

Another important factor to remember when offering comfortable bunk beds in a hostel or summer camp situation is noise, traditionally it is expected that a metal bunk bed will squeak and even groan! Choosing quality bunk bed manufacturers of commercial use typically design and manufacture bunk beds with strength and robustness. Very often it is the joints of the metal bunk bed that become noisy so ensure you choose care free triple bunk beds or double bunk beds that are designed for the commercial sector.

ESS [Equipment Supply Solutions] has designed the Dallas bunk bed range to combat all the issues you may find with your wooden bunk beds and domestic bunk beds; using our range will ensure your guest is sleeping on comfortable bunk beds.



Commercial bunk bed manufacturers accessories

Bunk bed manufacturers such as ESS has numerous products that compliment bunk beds, however ESS Dallas commercial bunk bed range boast the latest technology and even funky accessories to compliment its bunk beds range. Whether its the Dallas D2 double metal bunk bed or the Skyscraper of the Dallas range – The mighty Triple bunk bed, ESS has it all!

Accessories such as bunk bed privacy panels

Privacy panels are a good alternative to bunk bed privacy curtains, this more robust privacy system can offer enough privacy inside a sleeping compartment and can be designed with transfers to give that ‘funky’ look. More backpacker hostel bunk beds are using this system over bunk bed privacy curtains and even having the front of under bed storage lockers in a matching design.


The Dallas D2 dressed with privacy panels


Bunk bed power panel

Bunk bed manufacturers like ESS are also getting really creative! ESS launched its power panel this year which has become a fabulous addition to the camp bunk bed range. Including many features it has become useful in many other applications such as the home office, the kids bedroom and a essential addition in a university dorm bunk bed.

The ESS ‘Power Panel’ comes in three main colours; black to match most of the Dallas bunk bed range, violet that can cater for boys and girls beds and striking white for commercial bunk beds. Just look what ESS Power Panel boasts:

  • International power socket combined USB port to charge tablets and smart phones
  • A fan that can move the air in a hostel bunk bed
  • A reading/night light helps the sleeper find their way into bunk bed compartments
  • A handy locker large enough to hold a smart phone
  • A generous large shelf that can stabalise a tablet

The ESS bunk bed power panel

Why not visit the ESS website today to brows the comprehensive brochure






Bunk Beds or Bunk Beds

Bunk Beds or Bunk Beds | That is the question.

When choosing bunk beds for your hostel, university, cub scouts or even an outdoor adventure park you have to choose wisely. It is true to say that it can be a minefield out there when searching for a metal frame bunk bed. To help filter your search on any search engine or any other means of finding bunk beds it pays to know the basics.  What differentiates between a true adult bunk bed opposed to traditional bunk beds you find at your local furniture shop or even online.

What to look out for when looking for commercial quality bunk beds:

  1. Look at the overall dimensions. Will an adult have the ability to stretch out and keep his or her toes within the compartment?
  2. Total weight is a dead give-away. True commercial double bunk beds will weigh at least twice as much as normal bunk beds. Just think, they are holding more than one person.
  3. Study carefully the technical manufacturing specifications. Commercial double bunk beds will explain the manufacturing process and have all the dimensions and material in the product description.

Images and other details give a good clue as to the robustness of a bunk bed. Longevity of bunk beds should not be the sole concern of a landlord, indeed safety should be first and foremost. Hostel bunk beds should really be secured to either the floor or walls, most commercial bunk beds will have foot plates which are holed, ready for screwing to the floor especially when choosing Triple bunk beds which can exceed a height of 7 feet.

Triple bunk beds need to be attached to the floor, so check that this is part of the specification when purchasing.

Image of a triple bunk bed. Bunk beds are available in triple or double.

Strong bunk beds are an obvious choice in a commercial environment. High quality military style bunk beds or metal bunk beds are fast replacing traditional timber bunk beds both for their strength and their aesthetics. Hostel owners are enjoying the benefits of choosing such a quality bunk bed, not only for the good investment but also choosing to give their guests just that little more. A good supplier will also have a number of accessories such as under bed lockers that provide additional floor space as well as a bit of security for their guests property.

Bunk Beds with Accessories

Apart from the traditional accessories, bunk beds with storage is becoming popular in such places as London where floor space is everything. Providing more for the guest entices good reviews from paying guests, as a few guests have commented;

“I enjoyed the benefits of the privacy curtains in my sleeping compartment of my bunk bed.”

Landlords in such a competitive industry realise that this is an important feature.

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Triple Bunk Beds

There are many benefits to installing our triple bunk beds, the pure strength in our purpose designed Dallas range of bunk beds ensures that a triple bunk bed performs well for it’s 3 year warranty period. Just one look will make you gasp, the visual strength is apparent. It is the technical design where the real strength lies, the thickness of the steel makes this triple bunk bed weigh in at almost 200 pounds! The benefits of thicker steel is the seam welding’s ability to fuse deeper into the metal where a thinner metal such as on a domestic bunk bed would simply melt away.

triple bunk bed

Further benefits of choosing a triple bunk bed is of course your ability to sleep more guests per bed floor space, if you have the ceiling height (we recommend at least 10 feet) then you have the ability of increasing your income per bed space by a massive 33%. Installing triple bunk beds needs a bit more thought than just ceiling height; safety of your guests must be first and foremost, the Dallas hostel bunk bed range is used as a military bunk bed, it is essential that this robust model is secured to the floor using the drilled foot plates on each leg to prevent the triple bunk bed from toppling over.

A triple bunk bed needs to be strong; this does not mean it has to look ugly.  See our full Dallas range via our website which includes all commercial beds, Dallas contract single bed, Dallas metal double bunk bed, Dallas triple tier and Dallas family bunk bed or single over double bunk bed. All bunk beds have been designed to take our listed accessories such as mattresses, pillows, under bed storage lockers and even privacy curtains.

Heavy Duty Bunk Beds

When assessing whether a bunk bed is heavy duty enough to support adults, look closely at the technical data on how the bunk bed is designed and fabricated. There is a general rule of thumb, the thicker the steel, the stronger the weld, the thicker the steel the gross weight increases. Timber bunk beds look great, but because they are a living, breathing material the joints will open during the dry summer and expand in the damp weather; this causes the joint to increase in wear, it won’t be too long before those dreaded squeaks start to happen. With a metal bunk bed this is simply not the case if the bunk bed is truly a contract quality bunk bed.

Contract bunk bed with mattresses and pillows. Quality bunk beds and accessories for hostels and military.

Do Your Bunk Beds Meet Legal Requirements?

Does your bunk bed meet legal requirements; Crib5 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 bunk beds. The Dallas range of commercial 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 of the day helps you to decide on choosing quality bunk beds for adults rather than going to your local bed store where you will only find models designed for the domestic market.  Contact us today so we can discuss your requirements !

Hostel Bunk Beds Explained

From rickety old noisy timber to flimsy metal bunk beds that are torn and twisted, we think we’ve seen them all! Guests staying at budget accommodation do not normally expect a lot from your average backpacker hostel bunk bed. But this is changing with the introduction of an education marketing scheme whereby ESS Universal Ltd inform hostel owners that there are quality bunk beds specifically designed for the hostel market.

Contract Bunk Bed - Two Tier with under bed storage lockers

So it’s out with the old and in with the new. New hostel bunk beds that are designed to do the job. Tough metal bunk beds, bunk beds that do not squeak, creek or groan! Creeks and groans from a hostel bunk bed are produced from the joints, if the joints are loose on the hostel bunk bed, the loose joint will squeak; with a quality hostel bunk bed the joints will not only be tight but will stay tight. The guests will appreciate a hostel bunk bed that produces no noise as a good nights sleep is needed for their daily travel sightseeing.

There are many other benefits from purchasing a real hostel bunk bed such as:

  • longevity
  • hospitality industry compliance

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Order your hostel bunk bed set at an extremely competitive price today.

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Privacy curtains for quality bunk beds

With the growth of the hostel industry comes the need for manufacturers to develop new products for quality bunk beds, these new products can include privacy curtains, under bed storage lockers, quality mattresses, quality pillows and of course quality bunk beds themselves. Here at ESS Universal we constantly listen to our clients both old and new and are in the process of developing a privacy curtain system to cater for our Dallas contract quality bunk bed.

Hostel bunk beds around the world cater for the backpacker who is usually travelling on a budget, the budget price can vary from hostel to hostel, country to country but what they all have in common is ‘the investment V’s the return’ it is vitally important for the hostel owner to purchase quality bunk beds and associated complimentary products that will stand the test of time. this test of time is not just the hostel bunk bed itself, it also extends to the associated equipment such as privacy curtains, under bed storage lockers, quality waterproof mattresses and pillows.

Space saving in any shared accomodation is vital, our under bed storage lockers cater for this but nowadays hostels are catering for mixed dorms, females sharing dorm rooms with males, this may require a proportion of the sleeping arrangements to require some sort of privacy, privacy curtains on the lower platform of a quality bunk bed can cater for this, the privacy curtain on a hostel bunk bed needs to be attached to the upper beam secure enough as not to be easilly pulled down from its fixings. at ESS Universal we spend many hours developing a system whereby the privacy curtain is firmly fixed to the hostel bunk bed yet retains its ease of use.

In most westernised countries government regulation requires that all privacy curtain materials used in a hospitality situation needs to comply to strict fire regulation standards, at ESS Universal we ensure we only use materials that fully comply and in some cases our products  which includes privacy curtains for hostel bunk beds exceed these regulations. Whenever choosing privacy curtains follow the required legislation combustion rules. ESS Universal privacy curtains comply to:

Properties: BS 5867 part 2B & C, M1, B1, classe Uno 9177, NFPA 701

Fibre Composition: 100% Polyester

Struggling for under bed storage

Here at ESS we have a brand new product, our under bed storage lockers. As you will no doubt expect from a high quality product, our under bed storage lockers are lockable so if you are using them in a hostel or other public place, all your belongings will be secure. As with all ESS products they are all strong and durable meaning they will have a long life span.

During the design process we really contemplated everything that you could possibly need when using our under bed storage lockers. The open cage design allows air to flow through the locker so that nothing inside it will begin to smell musty (for example dirty clothing) and it also leaves it open to inspection for safety/security reasons. We have also incorporated stoppers at the back of the under bed storage lockers, so when you try to pull them out from under the bed on their industrial strength heavy duty wheels it won’t travel too far.

The under bed storage lockers will fit under all our Dallas single beds or Dallas double bunk bed (with exception to the Dallas triple tier bunk bed,) but we can of course supply bespoke legs on our triple tier bunk beds to allow for our under bed storage lockers. They will also fit under most other bunk beds; the dimensions are, L 500mm W 500mm D 250mm (approx).

Not only can our under bed storage lockers be used for hostels and other such places, they are also extremely useful around the house. They are perfect to store children’s toys in; they allow all the bits of rubbish and food they may throw in to fall out the bottom meaning they’re easy to clean and you won’t get any surprises when cleaning them out. But the main advantage of using them for children’s toys is that as they are lockable they can’t get all the toys out at once causing a mess which no parent wants!

So if you want to find out more about our heavy duty under bed storage lockers then contact us today to find out what we can offer to you.