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Bed Base NZ – Best Options For Your Money

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Bed Base NZ: I’m here to tell you about some awesome online bed bases NZ has to offer. I’ve got two wooden bases that are perfect for any mattress (and are perfect for your memory foam or latex mattress) to show you, and also the two best adjustable bed deals you’ll find anywhere. Adjustable beds are fast becoming a “must have” lifestyle choice for people who like to sit up in bed, get a massage from their bed (that’s right) or want help with a range of issues like snoring and indigestion – they’re not just for hospitals any longer!

If you want a fabric base, or one with drawers, you’ll need to head out to the shops or pay expensive shipping from the online options at somewhere like Beds R Us. The brands I’m sharing with you are online specialists, so you get fast, free shipping and the best value possible, as there’s no middle man to pay.

Here’s exactly what I’m going to give my opinion on:

  • Winkl Wooden Bed Base – why it’s my favourite
  • Ecosa Wooden Bed Base
  • Side By Side Comparison of Winkl + Ecosa Bed Bases
  • Peacelily Adjustable Bed Base
  • Napp Adjustable Bed Base
  • Side By Side Comparison Of Peacelily + Napp Adjustable Bases

Let’s Start With The Wooden Bases

The two bases I’m going to go talk you through are both made by companies that are first and foremost memory foam mattress brands. This means their bases are super sturdy and the perfect fit for your memory foam mattress. This is actually a critical point, because if you use a memory foam mattress on the wrong type of base it will feel like it’s too soft, or even sagging.

I should know, I use a slat base we bought from Harvey Norman about 10 years ago and we’ve had to shore it up with ply for it to properly support our mattress, and I’m seriously considering buying one of these new bases instead and relegating our current base to the spare room.

1. Winkl Bed Base – My Top Choice

Bed Base NZ - Winkl Base

Winkl make my favourite memory foam mattress in New Zealand. In fact, it’s the mattress I’ve chosen to keep on my own bed because it’s truly the most comfortable. It’s therefore no surprise that I think Winkl have smashed it out of the park with the great value for money and features you get with their unique bed base.

  • Light finish with white steel legs
  • Headboard sits at an angle for comfortable sitting in bed (great for reading)
  • Sturdy construction with an oak veneer outer and honeycomb inner: this keeps the base light but strong
  • Clever modular design: each base is made up of a series of ventilated flat panels that click together. A Single or King Single comes with two panels, while a Double/Queen/King comes with 3. Want to upgrade the size of your bed? Simple: buy an “upgrade kit” to get an extra panel and the correct size headboard!
  • Tool free assembly
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Sizes: Single, King Single, Double, Queen, King, Super King, California King
  • 120 night sleep trial (the only base in NZ offering this)
  • Price range $1450 – $1650 (if this wasn’t good enough value already, Winkl also offer regular discounts. My links will take you to today’s best price)

I’ve looked at a ton of bases around NZ, both online and instore, and this is the only one that offers you a sleep trial. That’s a huge deal, because shipping these things around is expensive! This should show you Winkl have a lot of confidence you’ll love their base.

The other things that make this bed base a stand-out are the angled head board (great for reading), the long warranty (double that of Ecosa as you’ll see below) and the fact that there are no slats. Like I said above, slats that are too far apart can stop your mattress working its best for you, and Winkl have designed the perfect base for you with its flat design with those all-important ventilation holes.

2. Ecosa Bed Base

Ecosa Bed Base

Ecosa is one of the best known online bed retailers in NZ. This Australian owned company is famed for their memory foam mattress (too firm for me, but great quality) and they’ve recently expanded their range to include this sleek looking bed base. Here are the specs:

  • Choose light or dark colour finish (light shown above)
  • Matching bedside tables available to complete your bedroom set
  • Hidden shelf behind the headboard (nifty little feature)
  • Ash wood construction, with metal slats and environmentally friendly Osmo oil finishing
  • Tool free assembly
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Sizes: Single, King Single, Double, Queen, King, Super King, California King
  • No sleep trial
  • Price range $1400 – $2000 (Ecosa are usually running some sort of sale, my link will take you to today’s best price)

There’s quite a lot to like here with the Ecosa base. This is just my opinion, but I like the look of the wooden legs better, and that you get your choice of colour. It’s a nice looking piece of furniture that’s going to last well. However, the shorter warranty and lack of sleep trial mean that Winkl pip it at the post for my top choice.

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Top Choice: Winkl
Winkl Base Close Up
Want a unique base that’s perfectly designed for your memory foam mattress?
  • No Slats – Ventilated Panel Construction
  • Tool Free Assembly
  • Free Shipping
  • Clever Modular Design
  • 10 Year Warranty AND 120 Night Sleep Trial
  • Prices From $1450
Runner Up: Ecosa
Ecosa Bed Base Slats Close Up
Want a sleek look that has the option to buy matching bedside cabinets?
  • Slat Construction – 2 Colour Options
  • Tool Free Assembly
  • Free Shipping
  • Clever Hidden Shelf
  • 5 Year Warranty, No Trial
  • Prices From $1400

Adjustable Bed Bases

As I said earlier, more and more people are buying adjustable beds for every day use in their homes. Whether you’re someone who likes to watch tv in bed, read, sleep with your legs elevated, or alleviate a range of health issues such as snoring or indigestion, there are a multitude of reasons why an adjustable bed base is a great choice.

Top buying tip: if buying for one person, a king single is the best size. If buying for two people sharing a bed, I recommend a split king so you can each control your own side independently of each other, as shown in the picture below.

1. Peacelily Adjustable Base

Peacelily Adjustable Base With Mattress

Peacelily have already established themselves as my firm favourite for latex mattresses, and they’ve just upped the ante by introducing their high quality adjustable bed base (also made with natural materials where possible) to New Zealand.

Peacelily focus on one adjustable base model and it’s pretty hard to argue with the quality for the money:

  • Natural and organic materials (natural latex padding, organic cotton cover)
  • Weight tolerance of 350kg per base (this is about as high as you will find)
  • Articulates at both head and foot for maximum adjustability
  • Preprogrammed with the following positions: flat, anti-snore, reading, zero gravity, and TV watching. You can add 3 more favourite positions if you need to
  • King size is a split model: this is made up of 2x long single bases with 2x remotes that can either be used separately or synchronised to work together – this gives a total weight tolerance of 700kg
  • 9 Different massage settings that are highly customisable
  • LED lighting (turn it on and off with your remote)
  • Adjustable legs so you can choose your desired height
  • Pairs well with the Peacelily natural latex mattress if you’re looking for a complete bed set – just add their mattresses to your order
  • Free shipping (yes, this is a really big deal. You can expect to pay hundreds of dollars from other retailers)
  • 2 Year warranty (this doesn’t sound like much, but you can pay to upgrade it to 5 years for $250  or 10 years for $350). It grates a bit to pay extra to extend the warranty, but given the exceptional value for money you get when you buy this base, it’s still good value
  • Real people say: this base is great quality and has an excellent motor

With prices from just $1399, Peacelily is amazing value for money, and leaves plenty of room in the budget to buy a mattress should you need it.

2. Napp Adjustable Base

Napp make one of the best memory foam mattresses in the country: it’s NZ made and has a cool touch cover and exclusive foams. They’re also quickly making a name for themselves with their unbeatable range of four adjustable beds, which are sold with Napp mattresses included in the price.

The adjustable beds that Napp sell are made right here in New Zealand, by A.H. Beard (one of Australasia’s best known mattress makers, they make many of the mattresses and bases you see in stores).

The most “basic” model is the Enliven, which starts from $2150 (including a beautiful Napp mattress). The most expensive model is the Uplift, which tops out at $10290 for the split California king size (which comes with two King single mattresses).

When I say the Enliven is the most “basic”, it still has a lot of features you won’t even find on more expensive models. Here are features that all the Napp adjustable bases have:

  • Head and foot articulation (so you can raise your head, or your feet, or both if you wish)
  • Wireless remote with flashlight
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Under bed lighting
  • USB ports in all models except Enliven
  • Adjustable leg heights
  • Weight limit of at least 340kg per motor (split size models have two motors)
  • Made in New Zealand (support local)
  • 10 Year guarantee
  • Free shipping NZ wide
  • Big size range including split King options. These allow two people to individually control their own side of the bed.
  • Napp mattresses to suit the base are included in the price

That’s a lot of features for your money. As you step up through the models, you’ll get other features such as massage functions and extra lumbar support. Click the link below to see the different sizes (with a helpful visual guide), a short video explaining the benefits of adjustable beds, and a side-by-side comparison of the different models.

Napp also have a range of headboards and sheets that will fit perfectly with your set-up, so they’re your perfect option for a “one and done” bed setup.

Unsure which model to get? My favourite is the Enrich model, which has the extra lumbar support.

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Best Base Only: Peacelily
Peacelily Adjustable Base
Want to buy a base by itself and choose your own mattress? This is for you.
5/5
  • One Model Available
  • Natural Materials
  • Strong, Quiet, Motor
  • Mattress Sold Separately
  • 9 Massage Modes
  • Prices From $1399
Best Base/Mattress Combo: Napp
Napp Adjustable Bed
Want to buy a base and get one of New Zealand’s best memory foam mattresses included?
5/5
  • 4 Models To Choose From (I Like Enrich Best)
  • NZ Made
  • Strong, Quiet, Motor
  • Napp Memory Foam Mattress(es) Included
  • Massage Mode Depends On Model
  • Prices From $2280