Teak Patio Garden Furniture Buyers Guide
Hayes Garden World are one of north west England’s largest stockists of outdoor garden furniture, our range of teak garden furniture covers everything from a single swing seat to a 14-seater dining set. Our outdoor furniture is sourced by our buyers Keith Laird and Ian Hodgett, who have over 50 years’ experience in the outdoor leisure sector, and travel extensively to source only the very best quality benches. The teak garden furniture is sourced from the most respected suppliers both here in the UK and Europe from sustainably managed forests. Hayes have been trading over 200 years, all the while maintaining the very best standards in the industry, so you can be assured you can buy with complete confidence in the quality of the goods and receive a high professional standard of service. Teak garden furniture is generally more suited to a more traditional style of outdoor space, however by combining the teak with other materials it is brought up to date for a very classy look.
How much should I pay for my teak garden furniture?
Teak furniture is at the top of the market due to it’s exceptional construction and the fact that it comes from sustainably managed forests which require considerable manpower to maintain. The teak is often combined with contemporary materials such as powder coated aluminium, brushed steel and Textiline, which is a high strength polyester combined with PVC, ideal for standing up to the harshest weather. You can however only pay around £1,000 for a stylish bistro set but at the other end of the scale if you love entertaining for large parties a contemporary 14-seater dining set will cost around £10,000.
How much maintenance does teak furniture need?
The time needed to maintain your teak furniture can be as little or as much as you like; if left with no maintenance the wood will weather down to a soft silvery grey. If you want to maintain the pristine new appearance it will have to be treated with a teak protector every couple of years. If the furniture is sited in a shady position under trees it will accumulate moulds and moss, so if possible place in a sunny spot and this will prevent their growth.
Isn’t teak an endangered tropical hardwood?
All our teak is from sustainably managed teak plantations which not only re-plant trees but also look after the local environment and populace. A lot of teak is felled from unsustainable primary forests which adversely affect the local environment and local tribes who depend upon these forests for their livelihood.
If you would like more information we have a number of blogs which may help: How to assemble a Suncoast solid teak garden bench, How to maintain your garden furniture and How to choose your ideal wooden bench.