Archives: Material Guide

Acrylic

Acrylic is a popular and versatile polymer material. Often used as an alternative to glass, acrylic is roughly half the weight while up to 17 times the impact resistance of ordinary glass. Ideal for outdoor use, acrylic has excellent optical clarity & transparency, UV stability and highly resistant to variations in temperature.

Acrylic Canvas

Our external canvas products including umbrella and awing membranes, banner barriers, and screens only use 100% solution-dyed acrylic yarn with a minimum weight of 290h/m2, offering long-lasting resistance to weather conditions and UV rays: depending on the colour will block 90% to 100% of UV rays. Even when exposed to strong sunlight, they retain their …

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Aluminium

Aluminium is a very popular choice when it comes to outdoor furniture. It’s strong yet lightweight so your furniture won’t be hard work to move around if you want to position it. Unlike other metals it won’t corrode. Our aluminium furniture can be powder coated in a range of colours to stand out from the …

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Cast Iron

Table bases made from cast iron have an elegant, traditional appearance and provides excellent stability because of its weight. As an outdoor table base, left untreated it will rust very slowly and age naturally developing an antique look. However, cast iron can be treated to retain its original finish even after many years use. Due …

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Chalkboard

Our exterior grade chalkboards can be made to any size and integrated with our manufactured products such as play panels, A-frame boards and furniture.

Concrete

Concrete is universal, long lasting and resistant to even the harshest weather conditions. Although among the heaviest material used for outdoor furniture, it is extremely stable and is used as a base material for our boxer benches, especially attractive when combined with timber seating slats. We can also make bespoke concrete products upon request.

Glass

Glass is chosen for its aesthetic properties, transparency and resistance external conditions –  such as UV light, chemicals, weather, water and heat. For safety and strength, we use safety glass. Two methods are used based on the application. Where edges are exposed and polished for a beautiful finish, we use tempered glass. Table tops, balustrades …

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Glass Reinforced Plastic GRP

GRP can be used in the manufacture of some of our standard or bespoke planter products. It is lightweight, yet robust. Commonly used for the fabrication of yachts and boats it is weather proof, water resistant and will not corrode or degrade in even the harshest environments. Often powder coated, the surface is can be …

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Granite

Granite is widely used for umbrella bases. All our umbrella bases are manufactured from durable and tough granite, with a polished finish in black or natural colour. They come in a variety of weight options to ensure that the umbrellas of all sizes remain securely intact with style and practicality. Granite is also an excellent …

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Hardwood

Our Barolo range is manufactured from Courbaril hardwood. It is harder and stronger than teak commonly used for external furniture, while naturally resistant to rot requiring no treatment. The surface ages naturally to silver grey as the pigments in the surface layer of the wood fade, however can be maintained and can be left out …

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