How to check your item will fit
While we’re confident the sofa you have chosen will look great in your home, it’s really important that you are sure it will fit. That’s why before you place your order, we ask you to carry out our tips below to ensure that our couriers can fit your new sofa through any doorways and hallways, and up any stairs or lifts.
1) Measure your sofa
You can find the dimensions of our sofas on our website in the ‘product details’ section of each individual sofa. Take a note of each dimension; the width (W), height (H) and depth (D).
2) Getting your sofa through the front door
Start by opening your front door as wide as possible. If there are no obstructions and you can open your door fully, measure the width of the door frame (A).
If there is an obstruction behind your door, open your door as wide as possible then measure the narrowest point, from the outer edge of the door to the inner edge of the door frame (B).
If the measurement you have (whether for A or B) is greater than your sofa’s height, your new sofa will fit through your front door.
If the width of your front door is too narrow, our couriers may be able to carry the sofa through upright (C). You will need to measure the height of your door and ensure that this measurement is greater than the width of the sofa. If it is, we may well be able to fit the sofa through the door upright, provided that there is sufficient wiggle room or your sofa is able to arch round the door frame.
3) Getting your sofa through the hallway and internal doors
Once through the front door, you will need to make sure that the sofa can be safely navigated through hallways and internal doors. To do this, follow the route that your sofa will take to the room in which it will feature. Measure the width of any areas the sofa will pass though, noting down their narrowest points. Remember to take note of any obstructions along the way too, including light fittings, radiators and shelving.
For this to work, the widths at their narrowest points are greater than the height of your sofa.
4) Getting your sofa up a flight of stairs
If your sofa needs to be carried upstairs, measure the width of the staircase at its narrowest point (I), making sure you take any handrails or light fixtures into consideration. If this measurement is greater than the height of your sofa, we should be able to fit your sofa up the flight of stairs.
If there is a landing, measure the depth (G), width (I) and height (J). Provided that the measurements you get here are greater than the width (W), depth (D) and height (H) or your sofa, it should be possible to navigate the landing.
If there is a bannister that the sofa needs lifting over, you will need to check that the distance between the bannister and the ceiling is greater than the depth of the sofa. Remember again to take into consideration any ceiling lights that may be an obstruction.
5) Getting your sofa into and out of a lift
If the sofa needs to make its way upstairs in a lift, you will need to measure the open-door height (M), width (L) and depth (K) of the lift to make sure we can fit your sofa inside. It may also be worth noting the diagonal height of the lift from the bottom front to the top back as the sofa may fit in at an angle.
If the dimensions you recorded are greater than the width, height and depth of your sofa, we should be able to use the lift to transport your sofa.
Make sure you have enough room around your new sofa.
It is also important to make sure that your sofa will fit exactly where you want it to be positioned. To understand just how much space your new sofa will take up, use masking tape or newspaper to lay out the size of your sofa on the floor. Take into consideration surrounding features at this point too, making sure you are happy that your new sofa will not prohibit any use of existing drawers, furniture or doorways.