AEL specialise in creating unique and inspiring outdoor environments.

We are the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative commercial furniture and structures for the alfresco, hospitality and leisure industries.

Through our dedicated Outdoor For Schools division, a unique and fun range of outdoor play equipment has been designed for all ages promoting healthy physical and mental development for children.

Our Retail division offers a range of premium Glatz giant umbrellas and parasols 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.

Service is what sets us apart. The high level of repeat customers 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.


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 complete a site survey and our specialist in-house design team will create 3D / CAD layouts to help realise your vision.


Our UK factory with CNC routers and skilled manufacturing team creates truly unique products especially for you that combine colours, sizes and materials with sustainability, durability and quality.


Your account manager will liaise with you to ensure a smooth installation process. We will deliver and our install 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.

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. 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 at your request.