A bed made by a Harpley firm from recycled scaffolding so impressed TV presenter of Grand Designs Kevin McCloud that he chose it as one of his “green heroes” at a national exhibition in Birmingham.
The Wrought Iron and Brass Bed Company was exhibiting side-by-side with more than 500 other exhibitors at the Grand Designs Live Show, Birmingham NEC.
“William”, the new bed to the collection designed by Harry Oldfield built by recycling scaffolding, was chosen by Kevin McCloud as one of his Green Hero products and it took centre stage on the stand.
“When we met Kevin, he was charming and he was very interested in what we had done and by the fact that we are a small family company,” said Amanda Oldfield.
“It was amazing to receive such a positive reaction to the beds. Myself, Stephen and the boys, set the company up nine years ago, and to hear such positive comments about our products, gives you a great boost of confidence.”
Harry said: “It was amazing to see people’s reactions, when we told them we’re a family company, and it’s a British product. We really did feel like we’re making Norfolk proud.
“It was also inspiring to meet other British companies, who have had similar struggles to us and made us feel like we’re not alone out there, against the high street imports.”
All the beds are handmade to order, and come with a lifetime guarantee and the company’s daisy logo, subtly hidden on each headboard.
For more information about the business visit www.wroughtironandbrassbed.co.uk or call 01485 521823.