Each member is entitled to one double (or single if preferred) futon mattress plus one base and one futon cover or an alternative bed to the same value.
Flats are entitled to two double futon mattresses, bases and covers or an alternative bed to the same value.
New members are entitled to a new futon cover
Members may be entitled to a new mattress and/or base when:
their current futon is greater than 5 years old
they move into a new room and the existing mattress is badly soiled (at the discretion of a Maintenance Coordinator)
All futons shall be sourced with consideration for sustainability and must be purchased via the office and/or a maintenance coordinator from an approved supplier from the list below. Please see the furniture budget sheet for pricing.
For purchasing replacement mattresses ONLY
Departing members may buy their futon/bed provided that:
They have no arrears
They pay the appropriate cost of the futon/bed before they leave
Futons/beds are deemed to have a lifespan of five years and depreciate in value by 20% each year, after the first year. The cost of the futon/bed is therefore determined by its age;
0-1 yr: pay full cost
1-2 yrs: pay 80% of the full cost
2-3 yrs: pay 60% of the full cost
3-4 yrs: pay 40% of the full cost
4-5 yrs: pay 20% of the full cost
Over 5 yrs: free.
Bases are charged at their full replacement cost There is no charge for futon covers
Futon bases remain the property of ASH Co-op. Members may not convert their bases into platforms.
If a member moves rooms within the co-op, they may move their mattress ONLY with them. The existing mattress in their new room, if less than five years old, should move into their old room (so that both rooms will still have a mattress). A new cover will be provided for the new member, if applicable.
Members should always use the cover provided and take care of their futons. Members are also reminded that regular turning of the mattress will prolong its life.
Records of all beds purchased will be kept on a spreadsheet in the Maintenance folder.This record must be kept up to date by the office and/or maintenance coordinators.