Should I buy a Mattress only or Mattress & Divan Base complete.

David Hicks asked
9th March 2017

Hi, I am looking to buy a new Bed / Mattress, my wife & I both weigh approx. 12 stone each. I have been looking at your Origins Pocket 1500, would in your opinion it be suitable for our weight etc. I presently have a 10 yrs.! old Silentnight Miracoil Supreme Mattress which needs replacing. It is on a Spring Loaded Divan Base, which is probably about 14 yrs. old. The base springs still seem to be ok & I wonder whether I just need to buy a Mattress on its own. If I purchased one of your Origins Pocket 1500 Mattresses do you think would it be ok & would the Guarantee still be valid !! Another question is your Divan Bases all appear to be solid, do you also supply Sprung Loaded ones. If so are they really needed & do they make much difference in the overall comfort of the bed & are they much more expensive !! Regards David.

1 Answer
answered 5 years ago

Hi David,


Thank you for your enquiry.


The Origins Pocket 1500 has a standard medium tension spring unit together with man made upholstery providing an overall medium feel. This, in our view, is ideal for your particular body weights and it can be used with your existing sprung base, which will make the overall feel ever so slightly softer.We would normally pair this mattress with a platform topped base, however, as we say there is no reason why you shouldn’t use a sprung one.


 John Ryan By Design Origins 1500
1300gsm Wool
2750gsm Very Soft Polyester
3500gsm Polyester Pad
4One Inch Foam Insulator Layer
51500 Spun Bond Pocket Springs


We normally supply sprung bases with our naturally upholstered mattresses in our Artisan range. This range is more expensive and of higher quality and the sprung bases add to that luxurious feel provided by natural upholstery. The natural fillings used in this range in turn provide a cool sleep surface; Ideal for anyone who identifies as a hot sleeper.



We trust that the above helps, but if you require any further advice or guidance, please call our office on 0161 437 4419 and speak with one of our Advisors. Our office is open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.


Kind Regards, Lee.