15th Oct 2022

Barkers Autumn Bed Sale

Cosy up in bed this Autumn with one of our super comfy beds. Now massively reduced for our Autumn sale at the Barkers Lowther Road store.

These stylish divans come with a luxurious pocket spring mattresses that reduces motion transfer between couples through thousands of individually housed springs which move independently.

Each excels in providing great body support and plush comfort that will help you gently drift off to sleep.

15th Oct 2022

Flat Weave 'vs' Full Rod Rattan

Buying rattan furniture for your home and garden is a big investment. You want to be sure that you're getting the best quality furniture possible without spending a fortune.

When shopping for rattan furniture you may come across two types of construction methods – flat weave and full rod. So, what's the difference between flat weave and full rod rattan furniture and which is better?

flat weave rattan
Flat weave rattan
10th Sep 2022

Oak Furniture Care and Cleaning Tips

Oak furniture is a beautiful and popular choice for home furnishings.

It can last for many years with proper care and cleaning, but there are some things you should know to keep your oak furniture looking its best.

In this post, we will share some Oak furniture care and cleaning tips to help you protect your investment. Read on to learn more.

10th Sep 2022

How to Make Your Bed Warmer in Winter (8 Tips)

winter bed

Making your bed warmer in winter doesn't have to be difficult.

There are a few simple things you can do to make sure you're nice and cosy when you climb into bed at night.

In this article, we'll give you 8 tips for making your bed warmer in winter.

Read on to learn more!

25th Jun 2022

Rattan furniture (5 frequently asked questions)

Rattan furniture is becoming a more and more popular choice for outdoor furniture.

It has a beautiful look that many people find appealing, and it's also very sturdy.

If you're considering rattan furniture for your garden, here are five frequently asked questions that will help you make the best decision.

30th May 2022

How to Stop Your Cat Scratching Furniture (8 Tips)

  • Tired of your cat scratching furniture? Here’s 8 simple tips you can use to stop it happening.
  • You can use this guide to prevent scratching from happening or to fix old behaviours.
  • Save yourself from buying new furniture over and over again.
  • Lets pounce into it

cat on sofa
21st May 2022
Hampton Garden Furniture

Hampton Garden Furniture

Now in Stock

The team at Barker’s Furniture are gearing up for sunshine and BBQ's as they welcome a stylish new range of garden furniture - The Hampton collection.

It is available to view upstairs at our Lowther Road showroom, and also online. Pieces are available in a diverse selection of configurations, combining style with quality and durability. The range is manufactured using a continuous weave, which makes it sturdy and hard wearing. The aluminium frames have a powder coating to protect against corrosion, which is a feature of top quality outdoor furniture. This range is in stock, available for fast delivery.

Nicer weather is now upon us, and furniture in our Hampton Collection is designed to cope with the weather in every season, and can be left outside all year. Fabric covers are manufactured from solution-dyed polyester, which has high UV resistance, and is easy to clean using water and a mild detergent applied with a sponge or soft brush. Fabrics and fillings are treated to UK flame resistance standards.
17th Feb 2022

How to Measure Stairs for a Carpet (In 13 Easy Steps)

measuring carpet for stairs
  • Measuring stairs for a carpet correctly may seem daunting but it’s a lot easier than you think.
  • All you need to do is break it down in to a few simple steps.
  • This guide will show you through this process.
  • By the time you’re done you’ll be measuring stairs like a master of the trade.
  • Let’s dive right into it.
11th Feb 2022

Sizes of Beds for UK Mattresses

Uk bed sizes can vary depending on the design of their frame. This guide will cover the sizes for:

Small Single Beds

Single Beds

Small Double Beds

Double Beds

King Size Beds

Super King Beds

However, there are a standard set of sizes for the mattresses that they hold which are grouped according to the following measurements:
20th Jan 2022

Change to Covid Guidance

From Thursday 27th January 2022 it will no longer be a legal requirement in England to wear a face covering in retail outlets. This will be a matter for personal discretion. If you would prefer your sales person to wear a face covering we will be happy to oblige. Hand sanitisers will continue to be available in store.

Thank you.
28th Nov 2021

Sunday 28th November 2021

The Government has announced revised Coronavirus guidelines which state that from Tuesday 30th November a face covering (mask or visor) must again be worn in retail outlets unless you are exempt. Staff will be wearing face coverings and hand sanitisers are available in store.

Thank you.
20th Oct 2021

Closing at 4.30pm on Friday 29th October

We will be closing at 4.30pm on Friday 29th October for staff training, our normal opening times will resume on Saturday 30th October.
19th Jul 2021

19th July 2021

We are open normally and no appointment is needed. Following the Government announcement yesterday regarding the easing of some of the rules on the Covid pandemic, customers are no longer required to wear a face covering, and this is now at your own personal discretion.

Staff are no longer required to wear face coverings, but if you would prefer your sales person to wear one we would be happy to oblige. Hand sanitisers are still readily available and our large open-plan floor space means that social distancing is easily viable.

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in contact.
10th Mar 2021

Planned Re-Opening on Monday 12th April

We would like to thank customers for their patience during what has been a very difficult period for retailers in general. The Government has announced that homeware stores will be able to re-open on Monday 12th April.

At the present time deliveries are continuing and collection is possible by appointment from our warehouse on Burton Street for orders that have been placed and paid for. Staff are available on the phone during our normal opening hours to give advice, provide updates on existing orders and take new orders, and we are processing website orders.

We have put measures in place to ensure our stores are as safe as possible for our customers and staff when we re-open. Sales desks are now fitted with screens, we have hand sanitiser stations and staff are wearing visors. In line with Government guidance face coverings will be required unless exempt. No appointment will be needed. We are looking forward to seeing customers back in-store soon!
15th Sep 2020

Thank You For Your Support

Thank you for your continued support in these difficult times. We continue to focus on all the usual safety measures, such as, hand sanitising, spraying our display upholstery with a specially designed treatment that kills 99% of bacteria, wiping down surfaces, getting the social distancing message across with signage and educating people on the correct safety procedures.

Delivery teams are still wearing masks, hand sanitising, proceeding with care and asking customers to socially distance when we deliver.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation products are taking longer to deliver in the furniture industry as a whole. Machinery has been moth-balled to spread out workers, some workers have not returned due to the international travel situation, some factories have had temporary shut-downs and supplies of raw materials have been interrupted. This is combined with a pent-up demand for furniture following lock-down that has left manufacturers with a lot of orders to fulfil following factories re-opening in July. With many lead times being extended we are grateful to our customers for their understanding during this time.
28th Jul 2020

Thank You For Your Support

We will always be grateful for the support our customers have given us during this difficult period. We have had a steady, socially distanced, flow of customers coming through the doors since we opened on the 1st June.

We have been very careful to make sure customers are safe. We have the usual hand sanitising stations, we have been wearing masks where needed, we have ample signage, we are communicating our safety measures with customers and we have treated all our sofas and beds with a special sanitising spray. Due to the nature of furniture shopping, our lower profile location and the large size of our furniture stores, social distancing has been easy for us. It is easy for customers to keep 2 metres apart from others.

Our delivery team are wearing masks, socially distancing from customers and following store guidelines to keep customers and themselves safe.

If you are wishing to visit please be assured you are in safe hands.

Our stores are open normally between 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4.30pm on Sunday. However please contact us if you would prefer to book an appointment for between 4.30pm to 5.30pm (Monday to Saturday), where there will be no other customers present in the store.
21st Jul 2020

Re-opened 1st June

Good news! Following the Government's notice in mid May that homeware stores could re-open on Monday 1st June 2020, we opened our shops on that date.

Throughout the closure, we have been working hard to make sure our stores are as safe as possible for customers and employees. We now have social distancing signage, hand sanitiser stations and are using a specialist sanitising spray for sofas, beds and other upholstery. In addition, we have launched an individual appointment system and ‘virtual walk around the store’, bookable by appointment. Contact us for more details on this or check on our website.

We are open as usual and no appointment is necessary between 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4.30pm on Sunday. Appointments are available between 4.30pm to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.

Added to this, the location of both our stores means that our customers will benefit from lower congestion than might be found on a busy retail park, shopping centre or high street, and our large stores are well laid out for social distancing. In our experience, customers seeking to purchase large household pieces tend to do so on an annual, rather than weekly basis, so our expected footfall is significantly lower than is found in numerous other retail outlets. This makes it straightforward for us to implement social distancing measures.

We have disposable face masks available for customers who do not bring their own, and the Government has stated that face coverings must be worn in shops from Friday 24th July 2020 unless the visitor has an exemption from wearing them. If you need a face mask please ask a member of staff for one on arrival.

We are very excited to be welcoming our customers back into store and hope to see you soon!
23rd May 2020

Planned Opening On 1st June

To All Our Loyal Customers:
We thank you for your patience in these challenging times. Our intention is to open our doors to customers on the 1st June, in line with the current easing of lockdown restrictions. Clearly, we will always act in line with government policy and whilst we hope that we will be in a position to open our doors to the public on this date, should the guidance change, we will not risk our staff or customers. We are aware that some retailers are re-opening prior to this previously stated date but we are using this time to finalise our safety procedures to ensure that we are in the best possible position to serve you safely. We ask that you both understand and respect our decision in this matter.
Lowther Road
S6 2DQ
0114 2332222
39 Burton St
S6 2HH
0114 2332222
Monday 9:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 9:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:30
Thursday 9:00 - 17:30
Friday 9:00 - 17:30
Saturday 9:00 - 17.30
Sunday 11:00 - 16:30
E. Barker & Son Ltd
39 Burton St
South Yorkshire
S6 2HH
Reg No: 254789
VAT No: GB172408669
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