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This type of garden patio set is easy to maintain and can stand up to the harshest weather conditions. These garden furniture sets are tough and durable.
Unlike wooden garden furniture sets, metal garden furniture doesn’t need to be varnished or stained and are waterproof and often heat resistant and scratch proof too.
We have an extensive range of garden patio sets from the top UK stores constructed from a range of materials including metal, wrought and cast iron, aluminium and stainless steel.
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Metal garden furniture is very low maintenance and offer the perfect solution for all your outdoor dining and entertaining needs.
METAL, ALUMINIUM, CAST IRON & STEEL GARDEN SETS
The Victorians were the first ones to really focus on beautifying their gardens and adding garden furniture to make it more inviting for dining and relaxing.
The furniture they developed for this purpose was metal garden furniture, a style which is still used in many bistro sets and patio sets today. Obviously, time has moved on since then and technology with it, but metal is still very important in the design of outdoor furnishing due to its durability and versatility.
Wrought Iron patio sets
Garden furniture made from wrought iron is heavy, strong and stable but if it is poor quality it can be breakable. It gives a traditional, rustic look and is generally preferred for smaller bistro sets or for ornate garden benches. A timeless look which is incredibly elegant, iron garden furniture is not limited to garden table and chairs sets but can be easily complemented by matching planters, lanterns and other ornaments.
Often iron furniture will be painted and you need to bear in mind that there may be some maintenance in terms of touching up the paint needed to keep it looking its best. The weight of wrought iron furniture makes it a good choice if you live somewhere windy but if you are close to the coast aluminium garden furniture is better at handling the high levels of salt and humidity in the air which will cause corrosion.
Stainless Steel garden furniture
When purchasing steel garden furniture ensure that you buy a good quality product and that the steel is stainless, galvanised or zinc coated as this will protect against rust. While stainless steel resists corrosion more and is lighter than iron, it is generally surpassed in all but price by aluminium
Aluminium metal garden furniture
Aluminium is the perfect material for garden furniture as it is strong, lightweight, portable and very resistant to the elements, hence most of the metal garden furniture bought nowadays is made from it. There are even sets of garden furniture available now where the classic designs of wrought iron have been copied into aluminium!
There are sufficient designs of metal garden furniture to meet everyone's tastes but there are some factors to take into consideration. Size is probably the first thing to think about, if you intend to leave it in situ year round (which you can). Then it's important to choose a set which does not totally overwhelm the available garden space and get in the way when not in use. If you want furniture that can be put away between uses, the best choice is a rectangular table that will push into a corner and folding chairs.
Many people think of metal garden furniture as being cold and uncomfortable to sit on but this can be got round with a set of cushions that can be taken inside when not in use. When choosing cushions, opting for a colour from your plants helps integrate it.
Metal garden furniture, especially aluminium, is easy to look after. It can simply
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Look after your metal garden furniture and it will be making your garden more inviting and impressing your guests for years to come. We have some lovely UK metal patio sets for you to take a look at.