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metal loft bunk beds deter bed bugs

If you want to avoid bed bugs the best thing to do is to avoid getting them metal loft bunk beds deter bed bugs when there are no holes for making cosy nests

What do bed bugs look like anyway?

bed bug
Adult bed bugs are broadly oval, and the size of an apple or melon seed. They are a brownish color or red if they have recently fed.

Now that you have made their acquaintance there are a few things that will help you avoid bed bugs.

1. Metal loft bunk beds deter bed bugs

Who can blame them, I just spent two weeks in the Bahamas much nicer than the drizzle. They breed faster when it is about 80 degrees, it takes approximately a month and a half for babies to turn into adults.

2. Bed Bugs are Travelers

They love hitching a ride. In your suitcase, or on your clothes. They don’t mind going it alone, and are very social and tend to congregate with other bed bugs.

3. Bed Bugs are Mainly Active at Night

They are active usually when humans are sleeping. They like to find hiding places during the day close to beds. Those hiding places tend to be dark crevices, wooden skirting boards, air ducts, mattresses, wooden bed heads, etc. Therefore they do not have to travel far to feed.

5. Bed Bugs Hate Metal

Metal bunk beds are on their all time hate list. Why? Because metal bunk beds are cold. Remember they like the warm. A wooden bunk bed gives bed bugs a cozy place to live but metal bunk beds doesn’t give them anything to live in.

How to help avoid bed bugs in hostels and holiday accommodations.

  • Clean up your clutter. Provide storage that is easy to clean like under bed storage lockers.
  • In busy hostels/hotels purchase foam mattresses with washable covers. Covers allow you to wash them at a very high temperature.
  • Provide mattresses without the cord around the side where bed bugs commonly burrow into.
  • Metal bunk beds provide fewer places for bed bugs to hide.
  • Ensure there are no unplugged holes in any component as below image explains

holes are plugged to prevent insects entering and nesting

when metal is prepared for painting, a prosperous solution is used when the component is dipped, this solution has to drain. The hole is plugged after painting which prevents insects nesting inside ensuring the ESS statement metal loft bunk beds deter bed bugs



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.


adult camp bunk beds canada

In a recent survey regarding commercial adult camp bunk beds Canada knowledge we tested some Canadian summer Christian camps regarding non domestic bunk beds we asked camp bunk bed owners are you aware of the existence of real commercial type bunk beds, we were not suprised at the outcome

Adult camp bunk beds Canada

The majority answered no, going on to say When looking for bunk beds we go to various retailers for wooden bunk beds without the knowledge that there are stronger and more commercially manufactured quality bunk beds out there.

Using our marketing strategy to inform them about our hostel bunk beds in Canada they were impressed with the strength differences between domestic and commercial bunk beds.


Dallas camp bunk bed with timber look

Summer camps near and far are benefiting from our Dallas range of adult camp bunk beds Canada, the superiority of its construction and design means the Dallas range of hostel bunk beds will out last any low quality bunk bed designed for a domestic market. The Dallas’s appearance alone surprises the most skeptic of summer camp clients giving them assurance that the Dallas is a top end secure investment. We are so confident that our Dallas range of hostel bunk beds will outlast any domestic metal bunk bed that we offer a 3 year warranty on its structure.

Getting the message out to the far reaches of Alaska or outback Canada is as tough as the trail to get there! However adult camp bunk beds Canada are being used more and more; these are sometimes Christian camps that allow young people to experience the wilderness, therefore a simple Google search brings outback folks closer to our great robust hostel bunk beds!

Manufacturing large scale means good prices

At ESS our adult bunk beds or queen size bunk beds we have the facilities and means of delivering anywhere on the globe using a large network of agents.  We mainly ship our bunk beds and associated products in 20 or 40ft shipping containers but also we ship LCL (less than a container load). Contact your USA / Canadian ESS representative via our website to see what they can actually do for you!

The Dallas D2 adult camp bunk beds Canada


Dallas D2 at Green Valley Christian Camp California

hostel bunk beds

When choosing hostel bunk beds for your hostel summer camp or holiday home you might want to give your guests that essential extra. Today’s technology has given us many gadgets and these gadgets are constantly on our person, some are extremely valuable and those smart phones we are forever charging them!

Equipment Supply Solutions (ESS) has come up with a fantastic solution that will even get your organisation good feedback on social media as well as pleasing your guests!

ESS introduces the Utility Panel

The utility panel was designed for our Dallas hostel bunk beds however this durable, extremely versatile gadget forms an integral part of bedroom furniture or private office space.


ESS Utility panel being used on the Dallas bunk bed


The ESS hostel bunk bed utility panel

In many backpacker hostels young travelers have their own space within the sleeping compartment in a hostel bunk bed. The rooms at the hostel are shared and taking smart phones into a shower as well as valuables is not practical exposing the guest to a theft situation; fortunately the ESS Utility Panel has a key locker to store away valuables including a large smart phone.

The benefits of the ESS utility panel fitted to a hostel bunk bed

  • International power socket to charge up the tablet or laptop
  • USB charger for smart phone even when locked away!
  • A top shelf wide and long enough to place most gadgets
  • A solid metal body as strong as the hostel bunk bed itself!
  • A cooling fan for those warm nights will move the air within the compartment
  • A night light which will guide the guest into the compartment when main lights are out
  • A locker which will take the largest smart phone or those valuables!

of course as mentioned above, the ESS utility panel stretches further than just being for a hostel bunk beds, the handy little utility panel will even be an essential in that spare room you use for an office. How often is our desk cluttered with pencil cups, calculators, bits and pieces? Well the top shelf can handle all of these with it’s solid metal shelf! As well as charging your smart phone away from your desk area yet at eye level and at arms reach!

Clear your desk today or give your guests that bit extra in hostel bunk beds!


Clutter gone from your office desk!



Adult Bunk Bed

Heavy Duty Bunk Beds Australia

Most organisations have a challenge when the need arises to buy heavy duty bunk beds Australia and New Zealand; such a major purchases for Christian camps, backpacker hostels, holiday camps and holiday homes the purchaser has to rely on images on websites to assess many important factors.

  • Strength in design
  • Bed bug proof
  • Stability in design
  • Longevity outlook
  • Aesthetic coatings
  • Real heavy duty bunk beds Australia
  • After sales care
  • Real warranty

The ultimate test

It is no secret that the ultimate test for any peace of mind when making a major purchase for heavy duty bunk beds in Australia is undoubted to be testimonials from previous customers. Testimonials are voluntary feedback statements from actual customers who use heavy duty bunk beds Australia and New Zealand wide.

Testimonials on websites such as Equipment Supply Solutions (ESS) are a sure way of having peace of mind when making a volume purchase. Here is some advice:

Study bunk bed images carefully, check to make sure the bunk bed meets safety standard design, check the assembled weight, generally the heavier the bunk bed the stronger it is! For example, most metal tubular bunk beds and timer bunk beds on the market are designed for domestic use, you know, like the bunk beds you see in stores such as IKEA and corner furniture shops. This domestic design accounts for over 95% of bunk beds you see on the market.

How to identify a true heavy duty bunk bed for commercial use

Look at the Dallas single over single bunk bed below, the sheer visual impact separates it from domestic models.


Heavy duty bunk bed by ESS

A good guide is to see the heavy duty bunk bed in a real situation, if the website does not show the bunk bed in that situation ask for images, see below example of the Dallas D2 in a real situation:


Dallas D2 in a real situation

Be careful when choosing heavy duty bunk beds Australia be sure to do your homework – contact ESS today for REAL heavy duty bunk beds!



heavy duty bunk beds part of your renovation

Winter is renovation time! In the northern hemisphere winter is fast approaching ensure you use true heavy duty bunk beds to compliment your hostel renovation. Heavy duty bunk beds or hostel bunk beds are the tolls of the trade at any backpacker hostel, summer camp or anywhere paying guests are being accommodated.

hostel bunk beds in Australia? Of course, ESS is a true global company ensuring you get full size top quality adult bunk beds no matter where you are in the world!


The ESS hostel bunk bed used in Australia and USA

Camp bunk beds being used at Green Valley Camp California

Why take the risk? Camp Bunk beds manufactured by Equipment Supply Solutions (Global) are prized for their robustness as well as aesthetics. Hostel bunk beds in Australia are traditionally designed for the domestic market, ESS has cleverly designed the Dallas heavy duty bunk beds to last! With thicker steel and seam welding, foot bolts that allow the hostel to bolt to the floor, surely the Dallas range of adult bunk beds are the very best that money can buy.

Space is everything!

Skyscrapers were designed to have many floor levels in a one level place, the bunk bed is no different, most hostels and camps are now discovering the Equipment Supply Solutions Triple Sleeper bunk bed, this cleaver design shares the same strength as the mighty Dallas D2 hostel heavy duty bunk bed and also has foot plates allowing the hostel or camp owner to secure the heavy bunk bed frame to the floor. Being a triple tier bunk bed, the D3 had to of course accommodate most of the heavy duty bunk beds accessories that the Dallas D2 boasts, below is anm image of the Equipment Supply Solutions D3 and Utility Panel.


USA, UK and Australian triple sleeper bunk bed

The compartments in an ESS triple tier bunk bed allow enough headroom for sleeper comfort, however at night trying to find your way into any bunk bed is difficult as the light switch is any room is normally far away from the bunk bed and mostly near a door. ESS has developed the bunk bed utility panel, a smart wall mounted system that gives many benefits apart from a night light within each compartment

  • gives top shelf storage within your heavy duty bunk beds
  • USB port for smart phone charging
  • Power socket for charging laptop or tablet
  • A cooling fan to move the air within the heavy duty bunk beds compartment
  • A handy night light that can also be used as a reading light
  • A secure locker big enough to store a large smart phone or valuables
  • A foldaway drinks holder allows a disposable cup to be secured

The ESS smart utility panel

Get heavy duty bunk beds and utility panel as part of your hostel renovations at Equipment Supply Solutions (ESS)


Why choose contract hostel bunk bed?

True hostel bunk beds are no exception when In this day and age there is almost an endless choice of furniture from a seemingly endless supply of shops selling furniture; it really has become a buyers Mecca!

Chose real hostel bunk beds

Chose real hostel bunk beds

So who would want a hostel bunk bed and why?

  • Businesses who offer budget accommodation require strength from the beds that they install
  • Employee accommodation needs in many industries require specifications to ensure longevity as well as employee safety
  • Even not for profit organisations such as the YMCA need something pretty special other than you can get in your corner shop

Why not just pop down your local shop for a hostel bunk bed?

With all due respect to such shops as IKEA and giant furniture outlets, the bunk beds are simply not designed to be commercial bunk beds; the category of furniture found in such places as IKEA are considered to be domestic with almost all ‘supposed’ hostel bunk beds being children’s sizes and only designed for the weight of children.

So how does one find a true hostel bunk bed?

To date there are no known commercial high street outlets that supply true hostel bunk beds, this was recently in the world spotlight when the refugee bunk bed crisis blew out of proportion  in Europe, this phenomenon or exodus from Syria took Europe by complete surprise and emptied such furniture outlets as ESS Sleep System and IKEA. In reality a situation such as the refugee crisis would need any kind of bed whether it be domestic or commercial but given time and opportunity; such organisations as the Red Cross or UNICEF would have chosen true hostel bunk beds.

adult bunk beds

True hostel bunk bed

refugee bunk beds

refugee bunk beds

Stability, seam welding, metal wall thickness are just some of the big benefits from commercial hostel bunk beds and if you truly love the environment we have some good news for you ‘Wood Is No Good’

Wood is a natural, breathing material which expands and retracts with climate change, this causes joints the swell and retract causing premature wear. Wood is warm, bed bugs like warm!

So above are a few points that might enlighten you on how to identify real hostel bunk beds.

 Triple Tier Dallas Hostel Bunk Bed




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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Under Bed Storage Lockers | Safety

Childresn toys stored in an underbed storage locker from Heavy Duty Bunk beds
Christmas toys on the floor?

Under Bed Storage Lockers Prevent Trip Hazards:  Keep the kid’s bedroom floor clear this Christmas!

Every Christmas we all like to open those presents and gifts, especially children. It is not uncommon for parent’s to utter the words “Clean up the toys you are not playing with  before you open anymore.”  New toys, clothes, and shoes end up scattered around the house creating a dangerous trip hazard.

The Solution

Under bed storage lockers:  These cleaver wire storage locker systems have a lockable lid so a child can lock items away from their siblings and keep their room clear. At 500mm wide by 500mm long and 250mm deep they are perfect for shoe storage! The wire cage system allows airflow preventing odor and never needs cleaning – Now that’s got to be good! Remember those sticky sweets stuck in the bottom corners? Or that horrible grime build up?  Those days are over with ESS Universal’s under bed storage lockers!

These lockers are a commercial product used by backpacker hostels for adult bunk beds.  They were designed for the Dallas Single Over Single hostel bunk bed and used by hostels and universities for their dormitory bunk beds saving valuable floor space.

Tough and aesthetically pleasing

The under bed storage lockers cage system is fully welded with bright chrome plating meaning it has strength as well as aesthetics. To test the under bed storage lockers we threw it off a high balcony and rolled it down a hill with a team member sitting on it.  It’s heavy duty wheels withstood the test just like the cage system itself!

We even lowered the front end of a car on the under bed storage locker and it survived!  Visit our website for full details of these heavy duty under bed storage lockers.