AEL specialise in creating outdoor environments that are comfortable, welcoming and achieve maximum brand impact.

We are the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative commercial furniture and structures for the alfresco market, highly regarded within the hospitality and leisure industry. Through our dedicated Outdoor For Schools division, a unique and fun range of outdoor play equipment has been designed for nurseries, schools and educational establishments, thus promoting healthy physical and mental development for children. Our Retail division offers a range of premium Glatz parasols and outdoor furniture for garden centres and department stores retailing to the public.

Working closely with some of the UK’s most popular brands and chains for many years, our reputation has been built on the idea of quality without compromise as we understand the importance of outdoor spaces setting the tone for any bar, public house, restaurant, café or venue.

Service is what sets us apart, while our operational capability and stock levels ensure reactiveness to every project from large rollouts with challenging deadlines to one off bespoke items. AEL can act as a "one stop shop" for all your exterior requirements making it easier to manage projects while saving time and money. The high level of repeat custom we get is down to our service; from the initial concept and design, through to installation and ongoing aftercare. From start to finish, there is simply one contact.

Our range of all-weather outdoor solutions include:

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Giant Umbrellas & Parasols
  • Roof Structures & Awnings
  • Bespoke Build Solutions
  • Smoking Areas & Shelters
  • Terrace Banners & Pavement Screens
  • Artificial Plants, Pots & Planters
  • Play Equipment & Shade Sails
  • Heat & Light Options
  • Outdoor Accessories


Working across commercial, educational and private home and garden projects, our fully inclusive service removes the hassle of design, procurement, warehousing, delivery and installation.

We can work directly with you or with your appointed designers and architects. We’ll undertake a site survey and let our specialist in-house design team prepare 3D / CAD layouts to help realise your vision.

With many years’ experience in the commercial marketplace, our extensive knowledge can help you select the right product according to your use and location.

Our fully equipped UK factory with CNC routers and skilled manufacturing team can create truly unique products which combine textures, sizes, colours and materials with sustainability, quality, durability and style.

Understanding your requirements and applying our own creative concepts, we can create an eye-catching outdoor area that increases trading revenue and brand awareness.

Your account manager will liaise with you and any other contractors to ensure a smooth installation process. One of our vehicles will deliver direct to your site and an AEL driver or qualified installation team will unload, assemble and install in position, removing all packaging so you are ready for immediate trading.

Our delivery and installation teams carry out all jobs with care and attention to detail, making sure the project meets our high quality standards along with health and safety compliance.

We travel around the globe to visit factories and source products that are stylish, practical, match current trends in furniture design yet meet our strict commercial use quality criteria. An unrivalled selection of furniture is held in our Reading or Sheffield warehouses, ready for delivery on projects of any scale.

Our extensive, high quality product range is flexible and unrestricted. If required, we will procure pieces to fit your desired design or use our bespoke production facilities.

Following installation, you can rely on our ongoing support and advice. All products carry a 2-year guarantee against manufacturing faults and timber products a 10-year guarantee against wood rot. We can also carry out repairs and membrane recovering for all leading brands of umbrellas and awnings.

Playground safety and maintenance inspections performed by our qualified playground equipment team, carrying out improvements or maintenance should you wish.