Our children’s bunk beds come in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes, including L-shaped bunk beds, bunk beds that separate and low bunks with clever storage. We have both girls and boys bunk beds for sale with deep steps and handrails to assist little ones with safe climbing or traditional straight and slanting ladders.
What are the main bunk bed types?
Bunk beds are great floor space savers. Popular styles include; standard bunk beds, detachable bunk beds, L-shaped bunk beds, trundle and storage bunk beds or triple bunk beds.
Standard bunk beds may feature the classic design of one bed over another, usually with a connecting ladder which provides access to the top bunk. These are especially functional and affordable, providing an ideal space saving solution, while keeping costs low.
Trundle bunk beds are a great option for sleepovers, they may be built-in or adjustable, with multi-use functionality which, again, makes them a great space-saver. Trundle beds slide underneath the frames of beds, out of sight until your child needs an extra space at sleepovers.
L-shaped bunk beds are good for when you have a little more space to work with. They feature a low bed which faces outwards at a 90 degree angle from the top bunk. It is likely that a large amount of storage space will therefore be available. The child on the lower bunk will also have a feeling of spaciousness.
What age is appropriate for a bunk bed?
In accordance with safety standards and guidelines, only children aged 6 and above can go on the top bunk and all children should avoid playing on a bunk bed for safety purposes.
For the bottom bunk, you should ensure that your child has outgrown their toddler bed and is definitely ready to upgrade to a larger children’s bed. Before your child has reached age 4, it is recommended you instead suggest a bed which is low to the floor, or with additional safety features such as a fence around the circumference of the bed
For the top bunk, although children aged 6 and above can safely sleep there, it is advisable that teenagers 16 years and older should avoid it. This is because they may exceed the weight and height limits of the bunk beds. Our bunk beds tend to have a maximum weight allowance of 80kg, although some may take as much as 100kg, so check the requirements of the specific product and if you have older teenagers then it is important to consider that they do not exceed weight limits of the bunk beds
Are bunk beds safe?
Bunk beds are structurally safe, as long as they are properly assembled and constructed. Bunk beds must comply with EU and British safety standards EN747. Safety concerns are only raised when assembly is done improperly or from accidents caused by playing on the top bunk.
There are several features which Room To Grow bunk beds incorporate. Firstly all of our bunk beds have at least 16cm space from the top of the guard rail to the top of the mattress to prevent children rolling out of the bed, this is inline with the legal safety requirements of bunk beds. Secondly, the ladder must have a gap on the long side of the bed, unless the guard rail continues over the full circumference. Ensure that your child fully understands the safety rules of the bed, for example, no jumping on the bunk, no jumping off the bunk bed, no sitting on the guard rail or swinging from the bunk bed. For more information, have a read of our Kids Bunk Bed Safety guide
What type of mattress do I need for a bunk bed?
It is recommended you stick to these guidelines to ensure that it fits within the bed frame. You will be able to find the specific kids mattress size required in the product description and each bunk has a marker on the bed to show the maximum mattress depth required.
We provide a range of UK single size mattresses, doubles and trundles, as well as slightly larger continental single size mattresses. We also stock anti-allergy and eco-friendly options so we can provide ideal sustainable options for you to grab your mattress and bunk bed in the same online checkout.
How much weight can a bunk bed hold?
Our bunk beds are designed for children, and generally tested to a maximum weight of 80kg. Some bunk beds can take up to 100kg so please check each product. For safety reasons, it is important that you do not exceed the weight guidelines of the bunk bed, with children aged 6 above being the age range required for use of the top bunk.
How to separate wooden bunk beds?
The instructions may vary due to the model and whether you have a metal bunk bed or wooden bunk bed. But to separate your bunk beds, remove the mattress and place it to one side. Unscrew the bolts that connect the ladder, remove the ladder from the bed frame and set aside. Now, remove the safety rail from the top bunk bed (you may need a hammer for this). Then, with the help of another person, lift the top bunk bed frame away from the bottom bunk by tightly grasping the foot and headboard and lifting upwards and placing it to the side. The pins that you see popping out of the legs are bunking pins, remove these and keep them safe incase you need to reassemble the bunk bed again in the future. You now have two separate beds, all that’s left to do is replace the mattress.
How wide is a bunk bed mattress?
The standard width of our bunk bed mattress is 90cm. For mattresses required for different beds, we also stock single, double, trundle, and continental sizes. Please visit our mattresses section of the website which you can filter for specific sizes and requirements.
Are bunk beds suitable for adults?
Our bunk beds are made for children but that doesn’t mean that adults are not able to use them, however, it will depend on the size and weight of the adult. Bunk beds are typically tested to a maximum weight of 80kg.Although adults can use bunk beds, our Room To Grow beds are typically designed to support a child’s weight and are sized in accordance with this.
How tall are bunk beds?
This depends on the type of bunk bed. We have a range of kids bunk beds available in different sizes, the height of our bunk beds range from 1500mm to 1685mm to suit different requirements and room sizes.
It is important to consider the height of the bedroom which the bunk bed will be placed in. Consider the height of your child also - will they be too tall to sit up in the top bunk without banging their head on the ceiling?
How tall are triple bunk beds?
Triple bunk beds are usually characterised as a single top bunk with a double bottom bunk so the height is the same as a standard bunk bed, around 1500 - 1685mm. If the triple bunk is designed as 3 beds stacked one above the other then the height can increase to 1980mm. We have a range of triple bunk beds available. Triple bunk beds take up little floor space, allow for triple sleepers and include all of the standard bunk bed features. The most common reason people choose triple bunk beds is to save on space.
We have a great range of bunk beds for sale from leading brands
You won’t be disappointed with our wide variety of styles and designs either with bunk beds from Stompa, Jubilee and Bloc. Our low bunk beds for kids are available in modern, funky and minimalist styles that come in many colours and finishes so we have top bunk beds to accommodate children of all ages.
You can use our internal search tool to view the full range of bunk beds available. From cabin beds to high and mid sleeper beds, we guarantee you’ll find your perfect children’s bunk bed with Room to Grow today.