Sofa Measuring Buying Guide
  • 1 MEASURING YOUR SOFA

    Our sofas will be delivered in their packaging to reduce the risk of damage. So, the first thing to do is to jot down the 'packaged' dimensions of your chosen sofa: width (W), height (H) & depth (D) (FIG.1). You'll find these measurements on our website in the 'Dimensions' section of your sofa.

    Buying a corner sofa? If so, your order will be delivered in more than one package. You'll just need to make sure each of the packages can fit into your home.

    Measuring your sofa

    TOP TIP - Remember, it's the packaged dimensions of your sofa that you need to write down.

  • 2 GETTING YOUR SOFA THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR

    • PLAN A

      Next up, you'll need to make sure your sofa will fit through the front door. Measure the width of your door frame (A) (FIG.2). If this measurement is greater than your sofa's packaged height (H) then your sofa will fit through just fine.

    • Getting your sofa through the front door Fig 2
    • If, however there is an obstruction behind your door and you cannot open it fully, open your door as wide as it will go and measure from the outer edge of the door to the inner edge of the door frame at its narrowest point (B) (FIG.3). If (B) is greater than your sofa's height (H), you can move on to section 3. If not, try Plan B instead.

    • Getting your sofa through the front door Fig 2
    • PLAN B

      If the width of your front door is too narrow, our delivery team will try to carry the sofa through upright (FIG.4). To check if this is possible, measure the height of your doorway (C) to make sure it's greater than the sofa's packaged width (W). Remember to allow for some wiggle room.

    • Getting your sofa through the front door Fig 2
    • TOP TIP - It's worth writing down the Diagonal Depth (DD) and Diagonal Height (DH) of your new sofa. This determines whether the sofa can go through the doorway at an angle, if necessary.

  • 3 NAVIGATING HALLWAYS & INTERNAL DOORS

    Phew! You now know your sofa can make it through the front door, but will it be able to reach its designated spot? Measure the width of any areas the sofa must pass through - from hallways (E) to internal doors (F) - at their narrowest point (FIG.5). Don't forget to take note of any possible obstructions such as shelving or radiators. For this to work, the packaged height (H) of your sofa will need to be smaller than the width of your hallway and internal doors.

    Measuring your sofa
  • 4 GETTING YOUR SOFA UPSTAIRS

    Measure the width of your stairs at their narrowest point (I) (FIG.6). If this is wider than the packaged height (H) of your sofa then it should fit. If there is a landing, measure its depth (G), width (I) and height (J). As long as these measurements are greater than the width (W), depth (D) and height (H) of your sofa, this should be fine. Will we need to lift the sofa over a bannister? If so, make sure the distance between the bannister and the ceiling is greater than the packaged depth (D) of your sofa at the narrowest height.

    Measuring your sofa
  • 5 NEED TO USE A LIFT?

    If your building has a lift we'll need to use, measure the open-door height (M), width (L) and depth (K) of the lift to make sure we can fit your sofa inside (FIG.7). It's also worth measuring the diagonal height of the lift from the bottom front to the top back, in case the sofa needs to fit into the lift at an angle. If the dimensions are greater than the packaged width (W), height (H) and depth (D) of your sofa, there shouldn't be a problem.

    Measuring your sofa
  • 6 GETTING INTO POSITION

    To be sure that your new sofa will fit into your room, we suggest making a template from newspaper or using masking tape to mark out the amount of space it requires.Check that you have enough room to move around your sofa and to open doors and drawers once it's in place.

    TOP TIP - If you have a sloping ceiling, don't forget to also measure the height of the area where your sofa will be positioned to ensure it can be manoeuvred into place.

  • 7 YOU'RE ALMOST READY TO ROLL – DELIVERY DETAILS

    Lastly, bear in mind that we deliver in vehicles that are about the size of a fire engine or refuse lorry. Please contact Customer Service on 0344 499 4686 if you're aware of any issues getting to your street, e.g. narrow lanes, low bridges or any parking restrictions.

    Our delivery team are happy to unwrap and dispose of any packaging from your sofa. Please inspect your order thoroughly before signing the delivery paperwork. Any flaws, defects or signs of transit damage should also be documented alongside your signature; in this event, please contact our Customer Service team immediately on 0344 499 4686 or email customerservices@habitat.co.uk.

All good to go?

Remember, if you're unsure about anything at all, our Customer Services team are on hand to help. Simply call them on 0344 499 4686.

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