Advice please Sofa first floor lounge


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kris.job

Bit off topic, i have a three seater sofa that I need to get into my
first floor lounge, it wont go up the stairs. I have a window that it
will fit thru but no idea on how to get the sofa up through the window
without damaging it.

Kind Regards

Kris
 
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Franko

Bit off topic, i have a three seater sofa that I need to get into my
first floor lounge, it wont go up the stairs. I have a window that it
will fit thru but no idea on how to get the sofa up through the window
without damaging it.

Kind Regards

Kris
I have all the sympathy in the world with you - I've just spent the entire
weekend and £150 replacing all the handrails & spindles on my staircase from
when the missus decided she wanted a super kingsize bed!!!
At the time of delivery, we'd already got rid of the old bed and faced a
night or more on the sofa so out came the saw & hammer and a serious lack of
delicate de-construction.
Maybe you could try phoning around local removal companies as they probably
will have come across this type of problem many a time and could provide
some good advice.

Best of luck

Franko.
 
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gentlegreen

Bit off topic, i have a three seater sofa that I need to get into my
first floor lounge, it wont go up the stairs. I have a window that it
will fit thru but no idea on how to get the sofa up through the window
without damaging it.
I will be following this with interest as I'm currently getting grief from
my brother because I'm making my stairs even less useful for such purposes -
even though I'm building in more storage than even Imelda Marcos could fill
.... (the issue being with getting antiquified wardrobes up the stairs - I'm
assuming that any bed I buy will be dismantleable)

I can't help being reminded of a book by Douglas Adams where a use is found
for an Apple Mac. :-

http://www.google.co.uk/search?sour...GLD:2004-45,GGLD:en&q=dirk+gently+sofa+stairs

..
 
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Tim Lamb

In message said:
Bit off topic, i have a three seater sofa that I need to get into my
first floor lounge, it wont go up the stairs. I have a window that it
will fit thru but no idea on how to get the sofa up through the window
without damaging it.
The kind delivery men from John Lewis fitted our 3' + 3' double bed (she
likes a soft mattress) through a bedroom window after they discovered it
would not go up the stairs.

The technique was to use an extending ladder, supplied by me, (closed
for strength) with one bloke at the top pulling and the other underneath
pushing.

Best to remove window latches etc.

regards
 
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Dave Plowman (News)

Bit off topic, i have a three seater sofa that I need to get into my
first floor lounge, it wont go up the stairs. I have a window that it
will fit thru but no idea on how to get the sofa up through the window
without damaging it.
Contact the makers of the sofa and see if it can be dismantled - on some
the arms are bolted on.
 
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Mary Fisher

Bit off topic, i have a three seater sofa that I need to get into my
first floor lounge, it wont go up the stairs. I have a window that it
will fit thru but no idea on how to get the sofa up through the window
without damaging it.

Kind Regards

Kris
Tie a rope round it, securely. Get one person to stand on the roof and raise
the sofa, another person stands inside the upper room and guide it in.

Always better to pull than push.

Mary
 
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Mungo

Bit off topic, i have a three seater sofa that I need to get into my
first floor lounge, it wont go up the stairs. I have a window that it
will fit thru but no idea on how to get the sofa up through the window
without damaging it.
Dunno about a first floor issue, but we recently purchased a new sofa
and
it wouldn't fit through the lounge door.
Our tame glazing expert turned up, added two lifting suction devices to
a
suitable ground-floor window, went inside and removed the black rubber
trim then the glazing beads (right terminology?) and with help from
my strapping son they lifted out the window.
Insert sofa; replace glass and refit trim.
About 20 minutes work (so I was told), cost me a couple of pints for
the fellow's
time and saved my bacon with SWMBO.

But that was on the ground floor...

Mungo
 
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meow2222

ROFL! What a joke.
Dumb idea of the year award coming up. It might be ok for some people
on some types of single story flat roof, but otherwise its one of those
idiot moments. Installing 2 combis with a hacksaw would be a much
better idea.

Some sofas can be partly dismantled. Some of the better quality wooden
garden furniture makes a good comfortable sofa and is fully
dismantlable, but the open wood frame style is somewhat different to
what people usually expect these days.


NT
 
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kris.job

Just phoned round my local removal companies £160 + VAT to move it.
Its not cheap but if it gets damaged at least they are insured. I will
watch with interest the method they use!

Cheers

Kris
 
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Phil Anthropist

Bit off topic, i have a three seater sofa that I need to get into my
first floor lounge, it wont go up the stairs. I have a window that it
will fit thru but no idea on how to get the sofa up through the window
without damaging it.

Kind Regards

Kris
If the sofa has castors, and you are only an inch or two short of space,
removal of the castors sometimes allows manoeuvring through tight spaces. If
not, try sliding it up two ladders up to the windows, two pushing and two
pulling on ropes.
 
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Mary Fisher

Dumb idea of the year award coming up. It might be ok for some people
on some types of single story flat roof, but otherwise its one of those
idiot moments.
Not at all. We did it with a very heavy chest of drawers.

But I might have expected that response from such sources.
 
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gentlegreen

Bit off topic, i have a three seater sofa that I need to get into my
first floor lounge, it wont go up the stairs. I have a window that it
will fit thru but no idea on how to get the sofa up through the window
without damaging it.
I know it doesn't help, but as with many aspects of life, the Dutch are way
ahead of us :-

http://p.vtourist.com/1730816-Architecture-Amsterdam.jpg

Many houses being fitted with a pulley for just this purpose.
 
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Guy King

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from Chips said:
I move house quite a bit and the number of times I've found that a weird
(non-intuitive) rotation of a sofa will get it through a space that I
was *convinced* was too small...
I had to move a sofa from one house to another today - considerable
trial and error was invloved, and removal of the washing line pole from
the garden.
 
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Guy King

The message <[email protected]>
I know it doesn't help, but as with many aspects of life, the Dutch are way
ahead of us :-

Many houses being fitted with a pulley for just this purpose.
Except of course they were originally mercantile houses and the jib and
pulley was for moving stock in and out from the canals. Keeping it on
modern houses for moving furniture is of course a jolly good idea, but
that's not what it was originally for.
 
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meow2222

Mary said:
Not at all. We did it with a very heavy chest of drawers.
more fool you. You recommend it, I dont think its too smart an idea,
and thats that.


NT
 
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meow2222

Guy said:
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Except of course they were originally mercantile houses and the jib and
pulley was for moving stock in and out from the canals. Keeping it on
modern houses for moving furniture is of course a jolly good idea, but
that's not what it was originally for.
I would have thought fears of liability and insurance would stop most
people doing that here. Imagine a nice double bed dangling 5 floors up.


NT
 
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Fitz

Guy said:
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Except of course they were originally mercantile houses and the jib and
pulley was for moving stock in and out from the canals. Keeping it on
modern houses for moving furniture is of course a jolly good idea, but
that's not what it was originally for.
Really? I was told that the pulley was because of the incredibly steep
stairs, dictated by the shape of the houses i.e. narrow, deep and tall,
which in turn was as a result of the tax applied(at the time of
building) based on the width of the building frontage. So most houses
were built as domestic dwellings from the off and the pulley was put
there specifically for furniture and never did have a
former(commercial) use.

Always happy to be corrected of course.
 
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