We are John and Ryan, aka … The Mattress Geeks.
From humble beginnings in 2005 as The Mobilemattressman, we have grown to become John Ryan By Design Limited – Trading under the banner Factory Beds Direct. Still small enough to give a true, honest, and unbiased friendly service to our customers and established enough to know exactly what we’re talking about, without the nonsense.
The manufacturing industry is understandably pathologically secretive about the contents of a mattress because they are so easy to replicate, and of course equivalents and comparables can be produced by people like us for a more realistic (honest?) price. The information mattress manufacturers divulge to retailers is as much as they want you, the customer, to know and no more. And that is the sole reason why you are going to find buying a mattress so frustratingly hard.
“We aim to break this trend and provide you with the resource and questions you should be asking, and all the reasons for doing so.”
To replicate any mattress is so incredibly easy and it is just as easy to manufacture a high end model with exactly the same specification (or indeed higher) but to retail at a more realistic price.
And that’s the mattress we strive to sell.
Take The Vi Spring Majesty sold exclusively through Harrods for example. At more or less than £52.000 it seems such a bargain! We are able to manufacture a better model than this for just £26.000 and we may even offer you some sort of discount for buying two!
Of course, this is an extreme, but it still applies to models that retail in the region of £3000 upwards. To put this into some sort of perspective, our Artisan Bespoke is our showpiece model. In truth, it becomes very difficult to radically improve on this particular model and really, rather unnecessary.
We do not intend to discredit or undermine any manufacturer, product, brand or retailer. All comments we make are solely our opinions but nevertheless, they will be well informed constructive opinions tirelessly gleaned from people in the industry who have no axe to grind and actually know what they are talking about.
We are passionate about our work and constantly strive to produce the best made mattress you can get for your money. This does not mean cheap! Our focus is based firmly on quality and supplying ONLY the best built and constructed mattresses available that can be retailed at a fair and acceptable price.
There are no cage sprung or memory Foam mattresses on this site for the simple reason is that they are quite simply nothing short of overpriced utter rubbish. Pocket sprung mattresses are deemed to be the best kind of support system and it is only these that we source, produce and put on sale. And this does not mean expensive!
We run our business and treat our customers exactly as we would like to be treated ourselves. We loathe bad customer service and we absolutely hate finding out that we have been ripped off, cheated or mis-led. We work on the absolute principle that if anything we do is not as expected then we will do our utmost to put things right as soon as practically possible.
Our guarantee is simple and straightforward – Love it or Return It. Read More .. Our aim is to supply you the very best spec mattress you can get – for your budget and also your needs. Please trust our judgement - it is based on a wealth of experience of peoples varying needs and requirements, remember we do this everyday of the year!
For all our new customers we are having to sell ourselves to you over the internet. Not only ourselves, but also our trust and judgement. . Even though we do not have a shop where we could talk face to face, we always prefer to talk to you over the phone prior to you ordering to ensure you have selected the correct product and to answer any further questions you may have. We are not salesmen and we’re not in the pockets of any particular manufacturer.
We fervently believe that you do not have to spend silly amounts of money to get a decent mattress and our personal guarantee is our word that If you are not happy with the mattress we select or choose for you - we will collect it free of charge and refund you in full. Because of this promise, it really is in our interests to ensure your purchase from us is correct the first time.
We absolutely love what we do for a living – to the point of being ‘Mattress Nerds’. Mattress manufacturing to us is highly interesting and we liken ourselves to a ‘train spotters’ - if new products come on the market, we endeavor to find out if they are a credible improvement on what we have already, or if they are useless tat. If they are the latter, you can rest assured if we can, we will tell you.
Please leave feedback and comments. Our aim for this site is to have the ultimate mattress buying resource available. At the bottom of each relevant page is a place where you can post comments, query what we say or just simply ask questions. No question is too trivial. If no questions are being asked then we believe the post was adequate enough in giving you the required information. Like we say, we don’t profess to know everything about mattresses – but we do know a lot more than most.
Finally. We believe that all mattresses should have the core components listed by type and weight [GSM] the same way as food ingredients are. This will enable consumers to do adequate and informed comparisons and not base their purchase on dubious marketing spin. If you agree or disagree please add your thoughts below.
John and Ryan.