Christian Camp and Conference Association – National Conference

We recently returned home from our two-day trade show in Nashville, TN.  What a great experience it was for ESS Universal ! We at met hundreds of Camp Directors [ & staff ] across the United States.  Not only were we able to display [ & show off ] our Adult Bunk Beds, but we were able to develop relationships from Alaska down to Florida.  It is great to see [ & hear ] the stories of camps thriving, and children [ & adults ] experiencing the great outdoors !  It was fun to be able to discuss our Heavy Duty Bunk Beds directly with the decision makers of these organizations.

Something to note:  It appears camps are beginning to lean away from wooden bunk beds, and more towards a metal bunk bed frame.  The issue of Bed Bugs has been the main reason for this.  Bed bugs prefer the warmth of the wood that they can physically burrow into, verses the metal frame that stays noticeably more cool.  We used this as the perfect opportunity to promote our Bed Bug Free Design.  We also heard more, and more stories about mattress issues.  The good news is, you can purchase mattresses pretty much anywhere, but the quality you are finding is limited.  Here at ESS we were proud to showcase our Waterproof Foam Core Mattress, with the polyurethane, machine-washable cover.  Even the competitors agreed it is a great product.

Camp Trends:

  • $18 billion dollar industry
  • More than 14,000 day and resident camps exist in the U.S. 8,400 are resident (overnight) and 5,600 are day camps.
  • Each year more than 14 million children and adults attend camp in the U.S.
  • Nonprofit groups including youth agencies and religious organizations operate approximately 11,000 camps, and 2,500 are privately owned independent for-profit operators.
  • In the past 10 years, there has been an increase in the use of international staff to expose campers to different cultures. Nearly 20% of staff are from other countries.

Thank you to all the great folks we were able to meet last week in Nashville, TN & the great members of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.  We cannot wait to serve you today, tomorrow, and beyond !

CCCA - Trade Show - Adult Bunk Bed

Trade Show:  CCCA | Nashville, TN


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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.


Quality heavy duty bunk beds Japan

Finding quality heavy duty bunk beds Japan, mattresses and associated equipment for commercial use can be a daunting task! most search results on any search engine offer inferior quality bunk beds which are really only suitable for a domestic home environment. Here at ESS we only manufacture for commercial organisations; we offer the strongest quality bunk beds, contract waterproof mattresses, and under bed storage lockers at a fantastic competitive rate. Our very own products are that successful that ESS are now set up and supplying quality heavy duty bunk beds Japan.

Quality heavy duty bunk beds Japan


Dallas D2 in a Japanese ski lodge

A quality bunk bed which can truly be called a hostel bunk bed is so called because the bunk bed has gone through and passed commercial testing and complies to all safety standards required by all western nations. commercial bunk beds must comply with stringent entrapment hazard standards and to pass the commercial strength test, a weight is dropped onto the sleeping platform no less than 500 times which the welds must survive. The Dallas quality heavy duty bunk beds Japan ski cabins, university campuses etc has been designed to give a working period lifespan of 3 years but if looked after and maintained this true hostel bunk bed will far outlast its designed lifespan.

At ESS we like to be considered as leaders in innovation by constantly aiming to improve our quality bunk beds. at ESS we don’t stop there; with our under bed storage lockers and quality waterproof mattresses which are National Health Service (UK) approved and used we are constantly developing new products to compliment our Dallas range of quality heavy duty bunk beds for Japan.

Choose once; choose right! we don’t just supply quality bunk beds, commercial waterproof mattresses and under bed storage lockers (which saves room in your hostel or university) we also provide a 5 star service and proud of our communication!

Fell free to brows our brochure website


USA, Japan, UK and Australian triple sleeper bunk bed



Heavy duty bunk beds timber look

There is a big issue when it comes to combining strength with looks, most summer camps in USA and Canada want wooden bunk beds to compliment the cabin looks. ESS has developed the Dallas range heavy duty bunk beds timber look.

The Dallas range of bunk beds are designed to last, an all steel construction that can take the knock! However, ESS has ‘Beautified’ the Dallas range by cleverly adding timber trims to the bunk bed ends. This accessory addition gives a strong contrast between strong metal and timber.

Strength and looks heavy duty bunk beds timber look


Wooden trims on the metal Dallas D2


Dallas camp bunk bed with timber look










Bed bug proof – The Dallas range of adult bunk beds, first line of Defense!

The ESS Heavy duty bunk beds timber look is completely bed bug proof! in its construction there is not one hole that insects can make a warm nest even though we have combined wooden trims with black metal. Combined with our famous hostel mattress you are assured of a fabulous combination to fight the dreaded bed bug problem. The Equipment Supply Solutions USA Heavy duty bunk beds timber look can be seen at an upcoming camp conference in Chicago, visit the ESS USA team at this fabulous event where you can see the amazing Dallas bunk bed set up for yourself. Everyone is welcome to put the Dallas through it’s paces, you will see why we say The Dallas Is The Strongest Hostel Bunk Bed In Its Range!

Choosing right the first time!

whether you choose our heavy duty bunk beds timber look or our Dallas military bunk beds black metal jacket look you will not go wrong! Many satisfied and thankful customers are using Equipment Supply Solutions Dallas range from Lyon France to Los Angeles, From London to Denmark, from Toronto to Mississippi.

A typical ESS USA Dallas setup at Green Valley Christian Camp California

The perfect choice for you!


Dallas D2 in a real situation



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.

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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Metal Bunk Beds Verses Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a major issue in the United States and around the world and once they’ve moved in it’s extremely expensive and difficult to get rid of them.

bed bug

This is a typical example of a domestic mattress joining rib, which is a perfect hiding place for bed bugs, this is why ESS Sleep Systems contract waterproof mattresses are a good deterrent against these little critters.

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.

Metal bunk beds are cold and bed bugs like warm places.

Bed bugs are primarily nocturnal creatures and feed on warm-blooded victims.

Traditionally, hostel bunk beds were made from wood which is a naturally warm material.  Wood bunk beds expand and contract in dry and damp seasons creating gaps and crevices in the wood joints which provide the perfect hiding place for bed bugs! Metal bunk beds do not offer the same comfort and warmth for bed bugs to thrive.  The cold steel deters bed bugs from settling down during the daylight hours and then feasting on their victims at night.

Metal bunk beds are favorable but no guarantee

Bed bugs travel in groups of seven to ten.  They will climb a wall, navigate across the ceiling, and drop onto a bed. Metal bunk beds help avoid many bed bug issues but are not a guarantee. Bed bug prevention is critical for all individuals and organizations.

Tips to avoid housing bed bugs in your home, hostel, or hotel suite:

  • Have strict rules when guests arrive ensuring they do not unpack on the bed
  • Use metal bunk beds rather than wood
  • Use commercial water resistant mattresses that have a removable cover that can be washed at high temperatures
  • Use commercial water resistant foam pillows that have a removable cover that can be washed at high temperatures
  • Avoid using carpet wherever possible
  • Vacuum rooms, hallways, and mattresses daily

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.


Family Adult Bunk Beds Solutions

Keeping your family and guests safe on adult bunk beds is very important.  When travelling with your children you may be accommodated in adult bunk beds.  However, there is a difference between domestic adult bunk beds and commercial adult bunk beds.

Some hostels and low budget accommodation purchase domestic rather than commercial or contract bunk beds. There are a number of reasons for selecting contract bunk beds over domestic bunks, even for the home. Let’s take a look at a few of the hazards associated with purchasing the wrong kind of bunk bed.

1. Bunk Bed Corner Posts projecting Higher than the Safety Rail

Bunk bed with unsafe poles sticking above safety rails1. Unsafe adult bunk bed ends protruding above the safety rails.

Picture number one shows the ends of the adult bunk bed corner posts are higher than the safety rails. The danger this poses for your guest is that they can catch an item of clothing on the corner post. For adults, they may be able to quickly dislodge their clothing from the post. But this may not be as easy for a child who’s feet cannot touch the floor once dangling. And what child doesn’t enjoy playing and jumping about on a bunk bed. Unfortunately, this hazard can lead to severe injury or fatal strangulation.

Also the adult bunk bed mattress it too high in picture 1. The adult bunk bed mattress sleeping surface must be at least 5 inches below the highest point of the safety rail top.

Solution: Ensure that when you are buying your adult bunk bed that the corner posts and safety rails are rounded so that no clothing item can catch. See our family of Dallas commercial bunk beds that meet this safety requirement.

2. Adult Bunk Beds without Foot Plates

2. Adult bunk bed without foot plates

Your average domestic metal bunk bed weighs approximately 32kg or 41kg for a pine bunk bed. Whereas a commercial bunk bed weighs more than twice the amount. Add to this the weight of the adults or children that are sleeping on the bunks— then you have quite a load, with some of that suspended.  To ensure the adult bunk beds are stable an additional safety system is having foot plates attached to the bottom of the bunk bed that allows the bunk bed to be bolted to the floor.

This also stops the bunk bed moving about or toppling over if there is sudden moment or an imbalance of weight. This is especially important with adult triple bunk beds which are of course higher.

3. Gaps in the Safety Rail of Adult Bunk Beds

Safety rails on adult bunk beds should surround the sleeping compartment. The only gap that should be accessible is where the guest dismounts down the ladder. As you can see in picture 3 there are large gaps by which a small child could slip through the rails, or even become trapped. Children do get accommodated in adult bunk beds, so ensure that the rails enclose the sleeping compartment.

3. An adult bunk bed with gaps in the safety rail.

I once slept in a bunk bed where we had to shove a chopping board down the between the mattress and the base so we didn’t roll out at night!

Bunk beds are fun for families, and children will use them as a play item. So instead of stopping their fun, let’s make sure that you provide the safest environment possible.