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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 www.heavydutybunkbeds.com 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 !

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Trade Show:  CCCA | Nashville, TN

 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 www.equipmentsupplysolutions.com to see what they can actually do for you!

The Dallas D2 adult camp bunk beds Canada

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Dallas D2 at Green Valley Christian Camp California

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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

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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 www.equipmentsupplysolutions.com

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USA, Japan, UK and Australian triple sleeper bunk bed

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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!

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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.

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  • 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!’