A handy guide to long term lounging
Let's get measuring
Top tip: Most of our sofas come with removable front legs lowering the height (h) by 3.5 - 12cms. Sometimes only the front legs not the back too. Be sure to check with us.
Our chaise and corner sofas come in two pieces, we also offer removable arms or bolt in half options on many of our sofas for easy access. If these options sound like music to your ears, get in touch with our Sofa Masters via email at [email protected] or contact your nearest shop for advice.
Getting through the door - option 1
Open your door as wide as possible and measure from the outer edge of the door to the inner edge of the door frame remembering any wriggle room (and fingers!). Always measure from the narrowest point. Record your measurement.
doorway width ...............
Getting through the door - option 2
If option 1 doesn’t work then our delivery team will try to carry the sofa upright through the door. Record the height of your door frame.
doorway height ...............
Top tip: To work out the turning circle, cut a rectangular piece of card to the sofa frame height x depth dimensions. If you can walk the template from the front doorway to the room of choice, rotating through 90° where required, then your sofa will most likely fit.
Turning and manoeuvring your sofa
Unless you have a straight run from your front door to the room of choice, the sofa will most likely need to stand upright at some point. When its upright, the sofa will need a big enough ‘turning circle’ to allow it to rotate 90° to get around corners before moving into your room of choice.
When sizing up consider possible obstructions such as radiators, open doors, picture and dado rails. If the sofa needs to be lowered from an upright position, e.g. to go through a doorway, consider ceiling height and whether light fittings may obstruct access.
top tip: To work out the turning circle, cut a rectangular piece of card to the sofa frame height x depth dimensions. If you can walk the template from the front doorway to the room of choice, rotating through 90° where required, then your sofa will most likely fit.
Important: when lowering your sofa from an upright position the ceiling height will need to be greater than the width (or length) of the sofa.
Going up stairs
Remember that scene from Friends? Measure the width of your stairs at their narrowest point (don’t forget to account for handrails and light fixtures).
If there’s a landing then measure the width, depth and height of your landing. If you have a bannister and need to lift it over, check that the distance between the bannister and the ceiling is greater than the depth of the sofa at the narrowest height so we can PIVOT if needed.
Still unsure if it will fit?
Consider alternative access points e.g. large windows, the back door, side entrances (no cat flaps though) and give our experts a call to discuss your options. Where there’s a will, there’s usually a way.
Depending on where you live, we offer a £55 Access Check service where we’ll come and help you measure up for ultimate peace of mind.
If you have any concerns around delivery/sizing we’d really recommend booking an Access Check, to avoid any disappointment on delivery day.
Our delivery teams are experts in delivering large sofas and will deliver to the room of your choice, unwrap it, put on the feet and cushions and then leave you in peace to sink into your new sofa (they’ll take away the packaging to be recycled too!).
Before delivery, please make sure the access points are clear with any heirlooms, pictures or ornaments packed away. If you live somewhere with parking restrictions, please let us know and organise a permit in advance - it’ll take us approx 30 minutes to deliver into your room.
Our delivery trucks are fairly big, 7½ tons so if access to your house is limited please let us know. As a rule of thumb, if a rubbish truck can get to you, so can we (we won’t empty the bins though). If a smaller vehicle is required then let us know when you place your order.
Nothing makes us happier than a comfy customer. We’re always on hand to help, ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure the furniture you’ve ordered will fit through to your room of choice. Please refer to our terms and conditions and again, if you have any questions or concerns get in touch with our Sofa Masters via email at [email protected] or contact your nearest shop for advice.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about any of these options, ask in store or get in touch with our Sofa Masters via email at [email protected] We’re always happy to talk sofas.