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Company Profile

Creating happy & innovative spaces for schools since 2001

Castles UK (Mattresses) Ltd is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of bespoke furniture for educational and residential establishments.


We are a family-run business with an unwavering desire to deliver a first-rate service that exceeds our clients’ expectations from the start of the initial consultation to the completion of the project itself.


We are privileged to have built a rapport with over 500 schools in the UK. Our reputation for high-quality furniture and functional designs is backed by extensive warranties and outstanding feedback from both students and educators.

Our Business

Based in Tockwith, a village between York and Harrogate, Castles UK (Mattresses) Ltd was founded by David Baldwin as a family business.


Today, our experienced professionals operate in a 20,000 square ft factory using state of the art machinery to meet British and EEC standards, as well as fire regulations. Our materials are tested to alleviate the risk of harmful chemicals being used.

No project is too big or too small; we are specialists in designing bedrooms, classrooms, libraries, offices, common rooms and technology suites. 

Our timeless, cost-effective solutions will cater to the individual needs of your establishment and end users. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to help you maximise space and provide you with practical and affordable solutions, to your living and work areas. Our dedicated team will always ensure that our free design and planning service is tailored to your individual needs.

The wellbeing of students is a fundamental priority and boarding school furniture plays an integral part in students' happiness.

We firmly believe that every child deserves to have a learning environment that inspires hope and happiness, while maximising as much space as possible. Our boarding house designers also take into account options for social interaction - a critical element in securing students' success.


  • Free design and planning services

  • Free on-site visits

  • 2D plans and 3D models

  • After sales support


  • Manufacturing to meet British and EEC standards

  • CNC machine technology

  • High quality materials

  • Product testing and certification

Delivery and Installation

  • Project management

  • Capacity and flexibility

  • Health and safety compliance

  • Experienced installation teams

"Dave has been supplying boarding house furniture to Barnard Castle School for years. Castles UK have a large range of robust modern styled furniture as well as providing a bespoke build service. Dave has a can do approach to business and Castles UK always provide a quality product, on time and within budget."

Barnard Castle School - Steven Blakemore

"For excellent furniture at a competitive price give Mr Dave Baldwin a call. Excellent customer support over 10 years of dealings with Castles."

Bedstone College - Adrian Gore

"Cannot fault Castles - helpful from beginning to end, along with the haulage company and installers that they use. Thoroughly recommend"

Cranleigh School -  Jo Jessop

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