What is the mechanism or system that you use?
We use a gas strut mechanism which is a key part that makes the wall bed stay closed by itself. It is this mechanism that ensures ease of lowering and lifting of the bed with a sturdy leg design. Our wall beds are easy to open in just 30 seconds, simply lower and raise with just one hand. We pride ourselves that our product is 100% made and manufactured in New Zealand.
Can we purchase your mechanism or system separately?
Unfortunately we do not sell any of the parts or the mechanism separately. The wall bed can only be bought as a whole not just the individual parts that it is made up of.
How much space can we save with a wall bed?
Our wall beds take up only one fifth of the floor space a standard queen bed occupies. Our wall beds are compact and well hidden, yet super comfy and stylish. You can get an ASKO Wall Bed in a range of sizes and have the option of a horizontal or a vertical bed. Standalone mattress dimensions are listed with each wall bed in our online shop.
How comfortable are your mattresses?
Keep your own mattress or buy a mattress from us – the choice is yours and priced accordingly. We offer two mattresses a S1 or Sierra 1 – Tight Top mattress which has a medium to firm feel. The other is a S2 or Sierra 2 – Pillow Top mattress with added cushioning giving it a medium to plush feel. In fact, our mattresses are so comfortable that we have people who have slept on a wall bed as a guest contact us to purchase the mattress alone or wall bed owners purchase more for other beds in their house. We have a 5 year warranty on our Sierra mattresses.
Can I use my own mattress?
Yes! You can use your own mattress but it must be a maximum of and no thicker than 300mm to allow for the bed to be fully dressed with sheets, duvet, pillows and all. Our Sierra mattresses are 180mm (S1) and 250mm (S2) high which allows ample room for the bed to be dressed and closed up.
What colour cabinetry is available?
ASKO Wall Beds come in a variety of colours making them blend in with your existing decor and design. Arctic White is a firm favourite cabinetry colour and our stock standard. It is therefore slightly cheaper than the other “Designer” colour options. We can produce a wall bed in any cabinetry from the Bestwood or Melteca range. We can send you colour swatch samples for you to ponder and make a firm choice on, get in contact with us to arrange.
Is it delivered flat-packed?
Yes. Our wall beds and mattresses are sent as a flat pack / kit set, ready to assemble with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. We are more than happy to forward you these instructions to have a look in advance. If you don’t want to do it yourself, we recommend using a local builder or Hire-A-Hubby service. Unfortunately we no longer offer installation in Auckland. We do however, have an installer and contact for the Wellington region who comes highly recommended.
How does it fit on the wall?
Our wall bed MUST be attached to the wall, this is done at two points at the top and fixed to the studs within your wall. It can be secured anywhere across the top, so long as it is secured in two places. Check your wall, we are finding that if you have metal framing, additional fixings and screws are required. The wall bed also has a cut out to allow for most skirting boards.
How often can the wall bed be used?
An ASKO Wall Bed can be used as a spare or everyday bed. We make sure our wall bed is sturdy and durable so you don’t have to worry about how frequently you use it.
Can we store things on top of the cabinetry?
Ideally, no. With the need for more storage in homes and particularly with our horizontal wall beds which has a lower height, we’ve noticed some wall beds, due to overloading, have bowed in the middle which has prevented the bed from closing. The odd ornament or pot-plant is okay but we recommend not loading anything more than 5kg (maximum).
What is the warranty on your wall beds?
We offer a 10 year wall bed warranty. This is made up of: a 2 year warranty on the cabinetry; and everything else including the mechanism, aluminium and hardware a 10 year warranty. Each situation and/or issue will be considered and reviewed case-by-case to identify whether it is indeed a manufactures fault or the users fault, for example, installed incorrectly or exceeding the weight limit, ie: force and pressure from kids using it as a trampoline.
How long does it take to deliver?
There are varying times for dispatch and delivery depending on the size and colour of your wall bed and where you are located. You also need to keep in mind that the we must receive your payment before we can dispatch them. View our New Zealand delivery schedule…
Do you deliver to Australia?
We are more than happy to deliver to Australia, please contact us and we can organise delivery with you.
When is the cut off for Christmas orders?
Please order your Asko Wall Bed by Wednesday, 20 November 2019 to ensure it arrives in time for Christmas.