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Aluminium garden furniture 'an all-year-round choice'

19/10/2010 As the colder months approach, most people will be planning to move patio tables and chairs indoors to prevent damage and rot, but an alternative might be to choose a cast aluminium garden furniture set, which can stay out all year.

Writing for Newsnet5.com, Jenn Strathman pointed out that many of us forget about our outdoor furniture once the barbecue season ends – and with wicker or steel varieties, the cold weather can take its toll.

The expert added, however, that when people opt for a cast aluminium garden furniture set instead, their patio need not look so bare during the winter.

"Aluminium patio furniture can be left our year round. Just make sure you drain all the water out of the frames. Then put a cover over it until spring," she advised.

Ms Strathman also recommended leaving hard wood garden furniture outside, but urged owners not to cover such items, as trapped moisture could lead to mould and mildew.

Last week, Kate Hodge, product manager for woodcare at Ronseal, suggested that a hard wood garden furniture set can also be enjoyed throughout the year.
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