The W&H Dimensions & Delivery Guide
We've put together a quick guide to help you check whether the item you fall in love with will fit through your doors and sit dreamily in your room of choice.
1. Find your perfect style
Once you've narrowed down your favourite styles, you'll want to be able to compare and contrast between them super-duper easily. To help you do this we've put together a handy set of dimension tables so you've got everything you need all in one place!
Please do remember though, all our items are handmade and therefore can vary by a couple of centimetres so the minimum door width measurement is just a guide, not an exact science, and our seat height measurements will vary very slightly depending on your seat choice.
2. Check the proportions are perfect for your room
You'll want your ideal style to be in proportion to the rest of the room. A fab way to check this is to map out the space using newspaper, or mark out your floor with masking tape. The dimensions of all our items are taken at the largest and widest point and so will include any overhangs like scrolled arms so this gives you a good idea of the space left around the item.
Remember to check for any doors or radiators which might get in the way and make it super tricky to walk around your item comfortably - our interior designers recommend allowing at least 50-60 cm of space. In addition, if you're opting for a sofa bed, make sure you have the space to open it up fully!
3. Check the item can fit through your doors, hallways and stairs
You'll want to check the item fits comfortably through any doors, hallways and up any stairs. To help you measure up correctly we've put together some steps:
Measure the width of the door from the inner edge of the door to the inner edge of the door frame. Alternatively, if you think it still might be tight and want to consider taking your door off, please just measure from the inner edge of each side of the doorframe.
Check there is enough space either side of the doorframe to manoeuvre the item into your room of choice.
Check any other tight points of access into your room of choice for example a narrow hallway and/or stairs. If you need to carry the item through a hallway where there is no space to turn, make sure any doorways you need to access are 10cm wider than the total depth and total height measurements.
4. Check if you need removable arms
If you're still not sure and think it might be a squeeze, consider using the removable arms option where available. This nifty option can be really helpful if the route into your room of choice involves very narrow doorframes and/or tight angles as they reduce the total width of the item.
To find out the approximate reduction with the arms removed, take a peek at the table below:
|Style||Approximate reduction in width|
|The Foxham||20 cm|
|The Atworth||24 cm|
|The Gifford||24 cm|
|The Dunsmore||26 cm|
|The Barrington||29 cm|
|The Hamptworth||30 cm|
|The Elmley||30 cm|
|The Downton||30 cm|
|The Somerton||31 cm|
|The Edington||32 cm|
|The Amesbury||34 cm|
|The Yatesbury||36 cm|
|The Wilsford||36 cm|
|The Buttermere||40 cm|
|The Lyneham||42 cm|
|The Chilmark||44 cm|
|The Chirton||46 cm|
|The Wardour||50 cm|
|The Chisbury||50 cm|
|The Langridge||56 cm|
Please note: The Westbury and The Fosbury both come with arms which clip on as standard. This will be done once in your room of choice. Minimum door width calculations for these designs therefore do not include the arms so no reduction is listed above.
If you do opt for any of the styles listed in the table above with removable arms then the craftsmen will make the frame from scratch differently to allow the arms to be lifted on and off without compromising on the structure or quality. On the day of the delivery, the two man team will remove the arms as and when required to get the item into your room of choice. Once in position they'll put these back on for you.
If you're still unsure as to whether it will be a squeeze then don't worry. Please just give us a bell to discuss or email us some pictures of your doorways/passageways and we'll liaise with the delivery team for you and make a recommendation.
And remember... nearly all our lovely items get delivered absolutely fine! As long as the door widths and access points are relatively ‘standard' and it was pretty easy to get your existing furniture in if a similar size, we're sure our experienced delivery team will have no problems at all.