Measuring Up for a Furniture Delivery
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It is important that you spend a few minutes measuring up your home for your new piece of furniture to make sure it will fit.
This quick guide will help to ensure there are no issues on delivery day. If everything checks out fine then you can go ahead and place your order.
If you find things look tight then please give us a call on 01223 967901 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can print out this page and use it to note everything down as you check your home's accessibility.
Step 1: Get the dimensions of your new piece of furniture
Note down the dimensions of your chosen piece of furniture in the space below. These can all be found in the Specification section of your preferred product on our website. You’ll need to refer to these while you measure up.
*Please rememember to note the height of the feet as these easily unscrew so the height you need is the frame height minus the feet height (without the cushions in place).
Step 2: Check the area your furniture will fit into
- Clear a space on the floor where your new sofa or sofabed will go.
- Using the dimensions of the product that you noted down above. Using a tape measure, mark out the space on the floor where your sofa/sofabed will sit to make sure that you have enough room.
Step 3: Fitting through doorways
- Your sofa or sofabed will need to go though at least 1 doorway to get into your desired room.
- Open your front door as wide as possible and then measure from the inside of the door frame to the edge of the door.
- If A (door width) is greater than either H (Height of sofa/sofabed) or D (Depth of sofa/sofabed) then your product will fit in fine.
- If it does not fit then we can try to move your sofa/sofabed in upright. Check if B (the doorway height) is greater than L (length of sofabed/sofa). If it is then we should be able to fit it in.
- Repeat this measuring process for any additional doorways that your piece of furniture needs to go through.
- Remember to take into account any shelving, radiators or other awkward fittings that may affect the width of the door (A) when fully open.
- Make sure there is enough room in the hallway/on the landing for our delivery guys to manoeuvre your sofa/sofabed into the right room.
Step 4: Fitting through hallways
- Measure the width of your hallway at it's narrowest point.
- Remember to take into account any fitted shelving or other unmoveable objects.
- If the hallway's narrowest point (C) is greater than either H (Height of sofa/sofabed) or D (Depth of sofa/sofabed) then your product will fit in fine.
Step 4: Going up the stairs
- Measure the narrowest point on your stairway and check that it is greater than either H (Height of sofa/sofabed) or D (Depth of sofa/sofabed). If so then your product will fit in fine.
- Remember to consider banisters, handrails and light fittings that cannot be moved.
- If you have a landing on the stairs then measure the width, depth and height of this. If it is greater that the L (length), H (height) & D (depth) of your sofa/sofabed then it should go up the stairs fine.
- If you have a bannister and the sofa/sofabed needs to be lifted over it, check that the distance between the bannister and the ceiling is greater than the depth of the product.
- Once at the top of the stairs, make sure there is enough room on the landing for our delivery guys to manoeuvre your sofa into the right room.
Step 5: Lifts for those in flats/apartments
- Does your building have a lift that we’ll need to use?
- If so, measure the open-door height and width, and the depth of the lift to make sure it will fit inside. If the dimensions are greater than the width, height and depth of your sofa, you’re fine.