To manufacture the very best products you have to use the finest raw materials to start with.
At Home and Garden Furniture we have been around since 1923 time served so to speak. We select only the best Hardwoods, Oak, British Sweet Chestnut, PEFC Iroko and no manufacturer would be worth their salt if FEQ Teak was not used.
TEAK (Tectona Grandis) is without doubt the very, very best timber for producing Garden Furniture, Memorial Benches, Park and Street Furniture. Teaks natural oils and mineralisation make it virtually indestructible, insects leave it alone, does not rot or decay and without doubt its most endearing feature is longevity. Our heavy duty benches are still around having already been in service over 75 years.
Whilst our products may seem expensive at the outset if you take their lifespan versus cost they work out at pennies per week. Giving the very best overall value for money.
Our OAK comes from French, Italian and Croatian forests where the standards are maintained thereby giving you a full chain of custody.
SWEET CHESTNUT is British through and through our supplies come from the Duchy of Cornwall Estates in Herefordshire.
IROKO is a very durable, heavy hardwood. Often mistaken for Teak its main differences being the lack of natural oils and minerals found in Teak.
Oak is now our main production wood. Oak is heavy and durable. We use French, Italian and Croatian supplies. Oak hardens with age and whilst not as stable as Teak does lend itself to the production of fantastic garden furniture, especially big and chunky benches. Turns a lovely silvery grey, as do all hardwoods, over time. Oak can be painted, stained or oiled. has long life expectancy.
Beech wood is an excellent firewood, easily split and burning for many hours with bright but calm flames. Chips of beech wood are used in the brewing of beer. Beech is also used for interior furniture, Chopping boards and butchers blocks.
Cherry is a beautiful wood and used for furniture and flooring where its many hues offer a durable and attractive surface.
Walnut is a very pretty wood, used mainly for indoor furniture. We have just created a Coffee Table from a left over worktop the result is stunning. The clients comments and pictures will be on our Testimonials Page shortly.
Iroko, very similar to Teak. Our raw material is sourced from Ghana and the Ivory Coast, Iroko is a medium to heavy hardwood. It lacks the natural oils and minerals found in Teak. A really good all round timber we specifically use Iroko in the manufacture of Bespoke very heavy picnic tables, benches, and the massive Gladiators and Hadrians.
Teak is one of nature's most durable woods and really is the ONLY CHOICE for outdoor furniture. We only use the finest FEQ (First European Quality) Grade A Teak, and when available Recycled Teak. Teaks natural oils and minerals give Teak its unique properties. Insects leave it alone, rot and decay are almost unheard of. Stability, Durability and Longevity ensure this most appealing wood stays at the top of everyone's shopping list.
Our Sweet Chestnut comes in the main from the Duchy of Cornwall woodlands in Herefordshire. Air dried and normally around 7 years old the timber has dried to an ambient moisture level and is fairly stable. We
Hardwood is a broad term and covers the majority of timbers we use in our furniture. Details of the specific timber used are covered within our website and can be found by clicking on Teak, Oak, Chestnut or Iroko.
Fire Proofed Cloth
Home and Gardens Lounger and Chair cushions are all supplied in a fire retardant material to meet current legislation.
Locally sourced Steel is shaped and then Galvanised to a very high specification. Again these are used mostly for Municipal Street and Park locations.
Brass or Timber
Brass is used for Plaques on Memorial Benches, also hinges and screws. As you would expect we only use the finest available.
Love and Passion
Our love of wood, the passion with which we manufacture manifests itself in a product that always provides the WOW FACTOR. Quality does always cost more but the overall cost of ownership spread over the products life always works out to be a far better bet than buying a mass produced item.
British craftsmanship is without doubt second to none We have some of the most gifted carpenters you could wish for. We can design, produce CAD drawings for your perusal and from those ideas create beautiful BESPOKE furniture for your home.
Cast Iron / Iroko
British Cast Iron end sections are used for certain benches and being extremely heavy makes these ideal for Street and Park locations.
We source our pine to the client's requirements and produce Bespoke furniture when required.
Stainless steel is used on our spectacular Chimineas, stylish and contemporary. We also use stainless steel fittings and screws where the type of timber requires them.
Home and Gardens Teak Cleaner is used to as the name indicates to clean old furniture and once cleaned your furniture can be left to natures own ageing process or Teak Oil can be applied as before.
Teak Oil is suitable for most timbers but as the name implies it is ideally suited to Teak. Please remember Teak is naturally oily so can really only be treated with a natural oil.
Fine Ceramic: Extremely fine ceramic, every piece created by hand including any glazing and painting.