About Us

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.

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.

Why Choose AEL?

  • 20 years experience

  • Personalised products

  • Outstanding service

  • Extensive range

  • Weather proof

  • National coverage

From Conception To Completion

Design & Survey

We can work directly with you or alongside your appointed designers and architects. We will complete site surveys and our specialist in-house design team will create 3D / 2D layouts to help realise your vision.

Our UK Factory

Since our conception, we have manufactured our own furniture and play equipment from our own factory in Reading. Over the years we have developed and expanded our capabilities, and today we still manufacture a sizable proportion of our goods ourselves. We can machine and fabricate softwoods, hardwoods, plastics, composites, metals and alloys.

Bespoke Build & Branding

Our UK factory with CNC routers and skilled manufacturing team allows AEL to create truly unique products tailored to your specifcation combining colours, sizes and materials with sustainability, durability and quality.

Project Management, Delivery & Installation

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


Guarantee, Aftercare & Maintenance

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 are performed by our qualified playground equipment team; carrying out improvements or maintenance at your request.

Procurement & Warehousing

An unrivalled selection of furniture and outdoor products are held in our Reading and 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.

Free quote and
design consultation

Let our design team help you design & plan your outdoor space. We can assist with layout, product selection, materials, colours and finishes.