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When selecting garden furniture consider the activities it will be used for

06/09/2010 It is important to take into account the activities garden furniture will be used for when selecting what type to buy.

According to, the first step is to think about whether it will mainly be food-related activities that will take place or if they will be used for leisure and entertainment purposes.

The website points out the pros and cons of different types of garden furniture, including wood, metal, plastic and woven.

According to the online guide, the furniture should fit the overall style and decor of the garden and it must be able to withstand the harsh weather conditions that it may be subjected to outside.

"In case you require furniture which is flexible as you are going to move it around a lot, try buying lightweight," it suggests.

Durability is another factor that is very important to take into account when selecting which type of furniture is best suited to your garden.

According to an expert at, only garden furniture that meets British Standards should be chosen.

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