Weatherproof Garden Furniture to Survive Harsh Weather

Garden furniture in good weather

Now for all those living around the Charmouth area, you will no full well we can get some very unpredictable weather to say the least!

The coast line brings in harsh salty spray, which can damage buildings, plants and outdoor furniture, leaving you severely out of pocket having to pay to replace all of these things.

Maybe you’re sick and tired of this? Well fear not, because we’ve got one thing you can tick off your list right here, weatherproof garden furniture.

Why choose weatherproof garden furniture?

So you have plenty of options when choosing outdoor furniture, from wood to rattan, there are so many options, colours, styles and “claims” for you to take in.

From my research, I can tell you the best solution for weather-resistant furniture is the new material called Winawood™, owned by Innovators International.

It’s a composite material of hardened acrylics and plastics, compacted into a resin that looks and feels like real wood, but has man-made qualities that allow it to stay outside all year round, without needing to store, oil, or cover it.

You can buy Winawood online from the online retailer Gardencentreshopping.co.uk here.

You can find our more information about the Winawood brand here.

You can find build instructions for Winawood here.

Weatherproof Garden Benches

These benches are a great choice if you only require a small seating area, where you and your partner or friend wish to enjoy a quite moment enjoying the garden and each others company.

Weatherproof garden benches help you enjoy your garden without the need to maintain, store, or pay for covers for you bench, which a lot of people really like.

Waterproof, Weatherproof, All Weather or Weather-Resistant?

These terms all essentially mean similar things, just on different scales. I would advise to always look for weatherproof furniture, because the others can be interpreted differently, resulting in lower quality products.

Weatherproof Rattan Furniture

The next best alternative to Winawood™ is rattan effect, or synthetic wicker furniture. There are UV stabilised, therefore they do not fade or become brittle in the sun, wind, rain or ice, and have a strong aluminium frame to avoid any rusting which could result in weakness or damages.

These have the added benefit of looking modern, which is something Dr Kerry Walker prefers to see in her garden furniture.

These two qualities are essential when shopping for rattan sets, because the cheaper shops will try to hide the difference between these two (such as Amazon, Argos, Tesco, Homebase, The Range, etc), where they will have steel framed sets, or hard plastic in place of rattan, which is prone to damages and less comfortable.

You always want to have premium, UV stabilised, aluminium framed, hand woven rattan furniture, as it feels much better, and lasts longer.

There is plenty of research into why UV stabilising plastics is beneficial for the end user, and how it can effect the lifespan of that product, whether that’s indoor or outdoor.

Shop premium reclining rattan garden furniture from Gardencentreshopping.co.uk here.

Alan Titchmarsh

Gardener at BBC Gardening
Alan lives in Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight, with his wife in an old farmhouse with a four acre garden.

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