Zec Richardson is a blogger and reviewer at Satonmybutt and will be part of our in-house team taking a closer look at some of our products and today he is reviewing the Buckingham bed and chair raisers.
Disability, health or age can mean that you struggle to get in or out of chairs or bed. Purchasing new chairs and a new bed can prove costly – that is where the Buckingham bed and chair raisers come in.
A pack of four cost £32.95 on the Disability Horizons Shop and come as four separate parts with instructions.
I have to admit, I initially sat looking at the parts with a confused look on my face. But it really isn’t difficult, especially with the instructions in hand (I’m going to blame my meds for my momentary blip!).
How the Buckingham bed and chair raisers work
The main part of the Buckingham bed and chair raisers consists of two pieces married together. Combined, these can hold a weight of up to 500kg.
The base has a disk (seen in the image above) that can be cut away so that the chair or bed they are fitted on can be placed close to other furniture or a skirting board.
To adjust the height, simply turn the outer layer. They have a range of up to three inches and an embossed rule on the side allows you to see what height they’re at. This is really useful and it means you can make all four the same.
The ring on the top can then be turned to tighten or loosen a lasoo inside the raiser that will hold it in place on the leg of the furniture – you can watch the video below to see exactly what I mean.
The next piece is a Universal Castor Adaptor that sits in the main unit. It separates in half allowing you to place it around a castor, which you can then out through any one of the three holes. Again, this allows for flexibility depending on your furniture.
It also has four holes that can be used to screw into the frame under a chair, settee or bed and you even get four casters.
These chair and bed raisers are great for use at home, but Duncan, who runs the Disability Horizons Shop, said they’re also perfect for taking away on holiday or to visit family. Because they are so versatile, they can be used to raise beds and chairs anywhere.
Chair and bed raisers video review
By Zec Richardson
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