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Handmade

Your bed is handmade in days in our London workshop

Delivered in days
& assembled FREE

Bespoke quality

Cutting edge production
Traditional mortise joints
Sustainable materials
Made in London

Brilliant service

Safe & easy online ordering,
peaceful showrooms,
excellent aftersales care

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Sustainability

A leading environmental and ethical business - saving materials & costs

fsc uk's 1st
fully certified
bedmaker

our ethics

Direct from us to you

Made:
Using only FSC wood, our skilled carpenters handcraft your order in our environmentally friendly London workshop using traditional techniques for strength and endurance. All of our beds and furniture are guaranteed, and available in nine different finishes.
Sold:
We sell direct to you with none of the cost of 'middle men'. Our staff will guide you through our range, in person or on the phone, to ensure you find the best products for you.
Delivered:
We deliver our products ourselves with no shipping, storage or containers; just our own vans with our expert delivery men. We use blankets to transport your goods, removing any plastic waste. We will install everything free of charge.
In Days:
We bring your order straight from our London workshop to your door, meaning that we can ensure expert quality with super fast service.

Voted for by customers like you

The 2008, 2009 and 2012 Observer Ethical Award that we received celebrate not just our environmental commitment but also our excellent delivery service, our customer care and our long-lasting beds and quality mattresses.

To receive awards due to customers' votes is always great, and the category of Best Local Retailer shows that it's still possible to shop at thriving independent stores like ours.

Observer Ethical Awards

The Observer ethical awards are instrumental in progressing ethical thinking and ideas in the UK. The aim is to reward those pioneering a sustainable future for the country and to recognise the very best products, innovations and schemes that make living ethically achievable. The awards also brings to light those who give ethical living a mainstream and practical appeal.

Picking up our Award

We've been awarded with The Sunday Times Best Green Companies Awards in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Warren Evans (left) and Zoë Robinson (centre) collect the Best Green Companies Award from Richard Caseby (right), Managing Editor of The Sunday Times.

According to the The Sunday Times, we 'always aim for the environmentally friendly solution rather than the cheapest'.

And on top of that, they also noted that we 'don't pass any of these costs to the consumer, ensuring they get not only a greener product but also reduce their own carbon footprint.'

Our Press...

Take a look at what others are saying about Warren Evans. We're very proud of the good press we've been getting for our products and our ethical, sustainable business principles.

Visit our Press section to read articles about Warren Evans from national newspapers and major magazines, including The Independent, The Times, and Ideal Home.

warren evans wins at the business commitment to the environment awards

the bce environmental leadership awards are the longest running, and one of the most prestigious, environmental awards in the uk.

minister of state pat mcfadden presented our 2008 award to warren in recognition of our recent workshop move, and especially our new bio-mass boiler that heats the building using waste wood as fuel.

it's another great moment for us, as our investment in eco-aware production is recognised.

www.bceawards.org

warren evans is named green business of the year

 

warren evans has triumphed at the growing business awards 2009. the award winning bed retailer was named green business of the year 2009.

warren evans beat stiff competition from e-stack, good energy, pall-ex and wiles green world to win the green business of the year category.

the growing business awards, organised by caspian publishing, celebrates the best entrepreneurial and business talent in the uk. the awards are judged by leading business figures including dragon’s den star theo paphitis, john caudwell, founder of phones4u and sir andrew cahn, chief executive of ukti.

warren said: “it’s an honour to be named the greenest business in the uk. we are constantly looking at new and innovative ways to make the business as sustainable as possible. over the past three years, we have invested in innovative low energy appliances for our workshop and our stores, working in conjunction with envirowise, the carbon trust and business link. we’re thrilled to win this award.”

this is the third award this year for warren evans – earlier this year, we also picked up a sunday times best green companies award and an observer ethical award.

sustainability has been at the heart of warren’s philosophy since he established the company over 30 years ago. and over the past three years, warren has worked hard to ensure that measurable changes are made in store and to his team’s day-to-day working practices to minimise the impact that his business has on the environment. these include:

  • moving to a new and unique sustainable workshop, with help from an interest-free loan by the carbon trust, warren was able to make this super green by purchasing environmentally friendly equipment including a bio-mass boiler (that heats the entire building using waste wood and sawdust as fuel) and intelligent wood cutting machinery to minimise waste
  • consulting government green body ‘envirowise’ and government funded service business link for practical advice on efficiencies such as workflow, machinery and gaining staff support
  • avoiding packaging; warren only wraps his beds and furniture in reusable blankets rather than cardboards or plastics, minimising unnecessary waste
  • signing up to pioneering carbon management schemes, including green500 and the 10:10 initiative
  • he is still the only bed maker in the uk to be officially certified by the forest stewardship council, which means that all beds and furniture are made using wood from renewable sources
  • all staff uniforms are also fair-trade; warren ensures that all t-shirts are made from organic cotton, while the fleeces are made from recycled material
  • only using recycled stationery, including envelopes made from elephant poo!

this has resulted in:

  • office recycling increasing by 50%
  • water usage reduced by 38%
  • disposals reduced by 5%

 

Green Glory for Warren Evans

We are committed to ethical business and providing our customers
with the highest quality goods and service.

We pledge to our customers:

  • To handmake products of excellent quality at fair prices.
  • To use 'fair trade' methods and employ skilled local craftspeople.
  • To deliver when we say we will.
  • To only deal in products sourced from socially responsible businesses.
  • To always use environmentally friendly wood, certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).
  • To sell quality handmade orthopedic mattresses using high quality springs and natural fillings whenever possible.

Choose Warren Evans for Wood Beds...

Warren Evans has been designing and handcrafting attractive and durable wooden beds, mattresses and bedroom furniture for over 30 years. Whether you are interested in a single or double wooden bed or a super king size wooden bed and matching mattress you can order from us online, over the phone or in one of our elegant and welcoming showrooms, where all of our wooden beds and mattresses are on display . We offer exceptional quality and value on all of our wooden beds, mattresses and furniture.

All our wooden bed and furniture ranges are available in a wide variety of styles, sizes and finishes to suit your needs and lifestyle. What’s more, as an award-winning retailer with a commitment to first class customer service and sustainable business at its heart, we do it with style and ethics!

About our beds

Take a closer look at our wooden beds and you'll see a wide range of sizes and designs, from simple classic bed frames to modern and contemporary styles. All our bed frames are 100% handmade using traditional joints for maximum durability, with a massive 10 year guarantee included at no extra cost.

You specify the style, size, stain colour, and your choice of mattress - and that's it. Your choice of finish is applied by hand at no extra cost. All our beds and mattress are available in Kingsize and Superking sizes as well as regular sizes, and we can make beds and mattresses in custom sizes as well. Then we deliver the bed at a time that suits you and we assemble it too - absolutely no more flat-pack nightmares.

If you think this level of service is going to be expensive, then please take a look at our prices - we know you'll be delighted when you compare ours with the rest.

All our beds are easy to dismantle and just as easy to assemble, so that they move house as many times as you do.

Getting your bed

We only need a few days to make your order. Then we wrap your wooden bed in blankets (to protect it from damage and minimise needless disposable packaging) and deliver your wooden bed and mattresses to your door and assemble your bed in your home. What we don’t do is leave your new wood bed on the side of the road in flat packs with a complicated set of instructions leaving you to fend for yourself. Our drivers bring your new wood bed and mattresses right through to the bedroom, take off their shoes to keep muddy footprints off your floors and assemble the bed for you onsite!

If you are looking for a wooden bed or mattress why not choose from our extensive collection, which features stylish and contemporary designs. Our wooden beds come in a range of styles, including Classic beds, Space saving wooden beds, Space saving upholstered beds, Stacking Guest beds, Kid’s Classic beds, Kid’s Sleepover beds and the ever popular Kid’s wooden bunk beds. All of our bed are made from FSC certified pine wood and can be stained in nine different finishes at affordable prices.

First-class customer experience

High-quality and attentive customer service is as important to us as it is to you. Buying a wooden bed or mattress isn’t something you do every day and we know how crucial it is to get what you are looking for accompanied with first class customer service. As we specialise in wooden beds, mattress and bedroom furniture our business is geared towards making sure we provide comprehensive choice and guidance every step of the way.

The wood we use to make all of our Classic and Space saving wooden beds is fully guaranteed through the Forestry Stewardship Council chain of custody. Warren Evans is the UK’s first FSC bed maker and you don’t need to be situated near a showroom to enjoy the full Warren Evans customer experience. If you aren’t happy with the service we will deal with the situation without prejudice and put it right. Have a look at our customer feedback: we really do have thousands of very happy customers!

First-choice for mattresses

If you want a blissful night's sleep on your new wooden bed then you need to make sure you choose the mattress that's right for you. But with so many mattresses out there on the market, selecting one that suits your individual needs can be a daunting task.  At Warren Evans we only sell handmade, orthopaedic mattresses that are built for comfort and built to last! In fact, we've sold more than 100,000 mattresses in the past 30 years.  In that time we've listened carefully to all our customer feedback and we've tweaked and refined our range of mattresses in response to what people have told us about what works for them, what doesn't and why. Take a look at our mattress buying guide...

We've extended our range to cover everyone’s needs. For those of you on a modest budget we have introduced the Essential, a good orthopaedic mattress. People who prefer a firmer feel to their mattress please take a look at our coil sprung range, you'll be impressed by the quality and price! If you’re looking to indulge in comfort and support we have a wide range of individually pocket sprung mattresses to choose from.

We've used our expertise to develop our own range of memory foam mattresses, which mould to the shape and weight of your body. Memory foam is perfect for those who suffer from back pain, and our mattresses are guaranteed for a full 15 years. Or, if you have allergies then you might want to consider a Tempur mattress as they are treated with an anti-bacterial agent that repels dust mites.

Whether you're buying the first ever mattress for your child's new bed, a Soil Association certified Organic mattress or an excellent value spare bed mattress, we have the right mattress that will suit your needs and budget.  You can ring up to speak to one of our sales team, consult our online style guide or come into one of the showrooms and test them out in person - we're here to steer you in the right direction.

Warren Evans in-store experience

Walk into any of our stores and you will be greeted with a warm friendly smile by our highly trained team of sales advisors. At Warren Evans customer service is of utmost importance to us as it is to you, this is why a member of our sales team will greet you upon entry, introduce themselves and ask how they can help make your visit an enjoyable, timeless experience.

They will take you around the store and provide you with all you need to know about our beds, mattresses, furniture and delivery. If you would like to take the tour on your own, you will be left alone until you require some assistance. We will offer our expert advice once it is asked for, and will never hound or hassle you to buy a bed, remember we are here to help.

If you have made your decision a member of our sales team will sit down with you and go through your order and secure the most convenient delivery date for you (and that works for us too). If you need time to think it over, we can do a quote which will secure any deals that we are running just in case it comes to a close before you arrive at your decision, but that does not mean that you are obligated to buy anything. When you have reached a decision you can call us or order online which ever is more convenient for you.

Store Locations

We have eight showrooms located within the M25, Bromley, Camberwell, Camden, Clapham, Ealing, Hammersmith, Kingston and Shoreditch, one in Brighton, Chelmsford, Enfield, Guildford and St Albans. Our first bed store was opened in Camden over 30 years ago and is still there today. Our Camden bed store also housed our workshop where we made all our wooden beds up until 2008. We then moved bed production to our new larger, energy efficient workshop in Walthamstow north London.

 
Our Camden, Clapham Junction, Hammersmith and Shoreditch bed shops are all only a few minutes’ walk from the underground and all have secure customer parking. Warren Evans bed shops have always been labelled as destination bed shops, however, our Kingston, St Albans and Bromley bed shops are on the high street and have easy parking nearby. Pop into any of our stores and see all the beds across our ranges, their matching furniture and test our range of luxurious comfortable mattresses.

Delivery + Assembly From only £28*Our fantastic delivery service

Delivery Charges*

Delivery charges are based on the day selected (to be agreed when we phone you)

London and "Local" Deliveries (bedframes/mattresses/furniture)

Deliveries in London plus in and around parts of the Home Counties:

Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday  
£48 £38 £28 £28 £48

"National" Deliveries

Other areas (Birmingham, Weymouth, Norwich and Cardiff etc) have a set delivery price of £48, may take longer to deliver and are on fixed days of the week.

*In order to keep our delivery charges to a minimum, to reduce fuel emissions and provide an efficient service, we load our vans days in advance and ensure that we deliver to a specified number of households within your area each day.

We therefore ask that if you wish to change or cancel your delivery, that you please notify us before 5 working weekdays of your delivery date. Failure to do so will result in an additional surcharge of £48, which cannot be waivered and is payable at the point of rearranging the next delivery slot.

We would like to explain the reasoning behind this. We subsidise our amazing delivery and assembly service to the tune of £48 per delivery. The only way that we can continue to deliver good value products and service without raising prices is to ensure that delivery arrangements are kept.

Minor purchase items such as bed linen may need to be posted to you for efficiency or require collection.

The Warren Evans Charitable Policy

 
Warren Evans believes that everybody deserves a decent, healthy and safe place to live and sleep. We actively work to help achieve this by highlighting key issues and by donating our time, skills and energies to raise money for relevant charities.

We encourage everyone in our team to be socially and ethically aware. We are all committed to building an ethical business, and to keeping ethics and social responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

We strongly believe that we can have a positive impact on our employees (and their families), customers and society as a whole by enforcing sound ethical policies, working with charities and local communities. We want to give something back and support the needs of others in need. 

Staff at every level help raise money in support of the company’s green and ethical ethos.

Charities that we are currently working with include:

The Big Issue Foundation
Shelter
FSC UK

Trees for Cities
Bug Life


We also support a broad cross section of local charities and good causes in the community.

As Warren Evans grows as a business, we can give back and do more for our employees, charities and local community causes. This is a fundamental part of our ethos and at the heart of what we do. 

For further information, please contact:

Olando Salina
Local and Digital Marketing Manager
olando@warrenevans.com

 

london to paris 2011 challenge

Cycling may not be the fastest way to get to Paris but it is eco-friendly and it is a challenge, and we at Warren Evans love a challenge. A team of 10 from Warren Evans have committed to cycling 230 miles to Paris in 3 days, and this is the easy part. The real challenge is raising a minimum of £12,000.00 in sponsorship for our preferred charity The Big Issue Foundation.
We fully support the work being done by the foundation and that is one of the reasons why we have made such a commitment. If you share our concern for the homless and you want to make a contribution please help us achieve our sponsorship target by making a personal donation
Every little bit helps and thanks in advance on behalf of the W.E. Team.

 





Making our contribution

At Warren Evans our ethics and corporate social responsibility is not our duty but, a big part of who we are. This is why we take pride in supporting causes that we believe are making great contributions to the community and society as a whole.

On February 25th 2010, the Warren Evans team took part in Tower 42 Vertical Rush challenge in aid of SHELTER The Housing and Homeless Charity. We raised just over £3000 in sponsorship, which was part of the £250,000 raised overall.

Everyone who participated was in high spirits on the ground floor and at the top those spirits took to the heavens, leaving weary breathless bodies (with a great sense of achievement) behind. But we all completed the run so congrats guys and gals. The average time to climb 920 steps is estimated at 15 minutes and team Warren Evans all did it in less. Our very own Joe Bacon clocked a staggering 6 minutes 55  seconds which is up there with the fastest time so hats off to Joe (and a the time to beat for Vertical Rush 2011). Our managing director did it in less than 10 minutes which is also quite an achievement.

Shelter was founded in England in 1966 by the Reverend Bruce Kenrick, who was horrified by the state of the tenements round his Notting Hill parish. As slums proliferated in the inner cities, homeless families were forced into overcrowded hostels, and notorious landlords like Peter Rachman made the headlines, Kenrick saw the need for a national campaigning body to complement the work of charities providing housing. Shelter was born.

 

 

Warren Evans sponsors the 2010 E17 Art Trail 

  Warren Evans supported E17 Art Trail, a local community event in Walthamstow.

Promoting the area and supporting the local community in which our employees work is important to us,  whether this financial sponsorship, or offering our skills, time and expertise, we are happy to help 

The 2010 E17 Art Trail will see over 1200 artists and contributors displaying their work in the Walthamstow area for the largest event in the Trail’s six year history.

Zoë Robinson, Ethical Development Manager at Warren Evans, is delighted to be involved with the event.

“At Warren Evans, the local community in which we work is considered as part of our extended family, and we’re constantly looking for ways to lend support give something back. We moved our workshop to Walthamstow in 2007, the new workshop provided us with an efficient and pleasant space to work and focus on what we do best, handmaking quality beds, and we’re  very proud to be part of the borough.

 “It’s got a fantastic cultural heritage, and has proved itself to be an artistic hub in London, with a great number of innovative and dynamic artists working and living here.”


Responsibly sourced frames and organic certified mattresses

   

All our timber comes from responsibly managed forests, meaning you can buy from us confident in the knowledge that your bed frame or furniture has been made with as little impact on the environment as possible.

 It also makes our wooden bed frames the perfect partner for one of our organic mattresses. They're certified by the Soil Association, for those of us that like to know exactly what goes into the products we buy, Warren Evans organic matresses are a natural choice.

 

ABOUT FSC®  

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an independent, not for profit, non-government organization established to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world‘s forests. FSC’s vision is where the world’s forests meet the social, ecological, and economic rights and needs of the present generation without compromising those of future generations.

 Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC is a pioneer forum where the global consensus on responsible forest management convenes and through democratic process effects solutions to the pressures facing the world’s forests and forest-dependent communities. FSC certification provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.

FSC is nationally represented in more than 50 countries around the world and Warren Evans is proud to be the first UK bed maker to be certified.

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