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7 February 2017

Choosing Garden Furniture

Although we are currently in the middle of winter, it won't be long before spring comes, and with it some warm days, perhaps even warm enough for us to want to sit in the garden or on the patio. This could be a good time then to think about garden furniture, and if your current items need replacing.

There is a wide range of furniture on the market, from simple plastic garden chairs to corner units and sofas which wouldn't look out of place in the lounge. Rattan is a popular material for the latter units, while solid wood, usually teak, is preferred for traditional-style garden benches, and is also used for patio table and chair sets. Aluminium is also popular for patio dining tables and chairs, and for the framework of garden swings and hammocks. A new composite material called Winawood is being used for benches instead of wood, with the benefits of being weatherproof, strong and not needing any care.

Your furniture will need to be designed for outdoor use if you are leaving it outdoors, although you should invest in weatherproof covers where necessary. Solid timber items can be left outside uncovered but will benefit from the occasional application of preservative.

The cost will obviously be a major consideration when choosing any new furniture. You may go to a local supplier, a garden centre or garden furniture showroom. Alternatively you may choose to buy online from one of the companies listed on the UK Gardening Directory. Links to suppliers can be found below.
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