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Ask the right questions before buying a garden furniture set

16/09/2010 There are a number of questions that should be asked before you purchase a new garden furniture set, according to one blog.

The Flagstone Patio blog explained that wrought iron garden furniture has many advantages, as it is both durable and long lasting, but people should make sure it is right for their needs before buying it.

Firstly, the article suggested you should test to see if the chairs are comfortable for relaxing on, adding that people should "try out as many pieces as [they] can before buying".

You should also make sure that it is the right size for both the number of people you might invite round for a gas BBQ and the space it will be put in.

Finally, the blog recommended that people ensure the garden furniture set matches the style and decor of their house and outdoor space.

"This is where you select the right cushions and accessories...Choosing fabrics you like simply isn't enough. You also want to choose fabrics that fit with your other decor," it explained.

If you've just invested in a new garden furniture set, you should also ensure that it is insured, as a recent survey by More Than found that £4 billion of garden furniture will be left unprotected this winter.  ADNFCR-3488-ID-800067599-ADNFCR

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