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British Summers

Whether its lazy hazy days on the patio with just your book for company, or dining alfresco with family and friends, be sure to make a statement in your garden this summer with this exciting and extensive range of garden furniture.

 British Summer


British summer officially begins when the clocks move forward an hour on the last Sunday in March and ends when the clocks are moved back an hour on the last Sunday in October. Seven months of living in the great outdoors - the prefect excuse for selecting superb, stylish garden furniture to enjoy all summer long.


Garden and patio furniture

Garden and patio furniture comes in a variety of styles - simple or elaborate, classic or contemporary, aluminium or ceramic, hardwood or teak. For a natural choice that blends easily into a garden setting, chose the classic Ceramique furniture set in calm, comfortable natural colours. For a contemporary style, the unashamedly chic Leisuregrow La Rochelle garden ensemble would compliment a modern garden, with the choice of 4 or 8 seater sets. For solidity and presence, it has to be the Westminster Teak hand finished garden set. Naturally rich in oleoresin, teak is highly resistant to warping and rotting with longevity guaranteed. If its durability and weather proofing with easy cleaning that is important, a wise choice is the aluminium Round Vito Table and chair set, powder coated for a truly modern way of life.


Tips and hints

Decide whether you prefer stackable or foldaway furniture that you can store during the winter months, or permanent solid garden furniture that`s to remain in situ all year round. Decide what style of garden furniture would best balance your garden. Wrought iron bistro style would suit a classic garden while a newly planted garden would welcome contemporary chic best. For teak furniture, the joints and fittings should be corrosion resistant. Teak furniture assembled using epoxy based glues are best for durability for all types of joints as glue is rain and frost proof. Wrought iron furniture looks lovely, but is less comfortable and heavier to move, and care is needed to prevent rusting. An essential item is a cover for protection and prolonging the life of your garden furniture.



For the ultimate in summer dining, with instant heat at the touch of a button, longer cooking times, controlled cooking temps, greater mouth watering menus and a swifter cleaning up process once the party is over, choose a gas barbeque. If its cutting edge design with traditional features and value for money that is required, then the Leisuregrow is ideal. However, a firm favourite all the way from Australia with eye catching modern design that blends effortlessly in to any garden setting is the Outback gas barbeque. Its fold down side tables makes it ideal for smaller patios. Serious barbeque fans should choose the Firefly Q-3 Platinum 3 burner barbeque. It comes on a pallet for ease of movement. It`s just waiting to be wheeled onto your patio, complete with free weather cover and rotisserie. For the ultimate in the barbeque experience with the professional touch look no further than the Grandhall Stainless Steel 4 burner Roaster – a superb barbeque with all essential features and a total performance of 48,000 BTU. With standards of excellence and exceptional performance, the Grandhall is an unbeatable choice if you`re passionate about professional outside entertaining.


Make the garden the hub of your home this summer. With a little preparation in planning your #LINK#Builldings and contents insurance, the living will be easy once summer comes!