A TRADITIONAL foundry has diversified to manufacture stunning garden furniture and has already despatched orders across Europe.
When Lancashire-based Glen Castings was incorporated in 1972 its core business was creating products for the building and drainage trades.
Jim and June Butterworth founded the business and when their son Alan joined the company in 1973 it was supposed to be just for six months as he planned to join the army.
However, he stayed and for the last 30 years has been managing director of the business, which is now based in Burnley Road, Bacup.… Full story
Get set for summer in style with the latest, luxurious garden furniture from Kettler
The latest in luxury garden furniture, Kettler’s new Palma Round Set is perfect for the garden or conservatory. RRP £1999.
The collection comfortably seats eight on its sumptuous six seater sofa and two matching stools, and includes a glass top dining table.
With comfort at its absolute core, the Palma Round collection features ultra-soft cushioning on all seating with double piping for extra support. The cushions are UV, stain and shower resistant, and all… Full story
Alex Marsh, Managing Director at Close Brothers Retail Finance, reveals the latest trends in garden purchasing and highlights the value of being able to spread the cost of big ticket items for the garden through retail finance.
Looking at the latest ONS retail sales figures, it seems that retailers are managing to hold their own in an extremely challenging economic environment. As we progress through the summer it is clear to see that retailers are under constant attack from the… Full story
At White Stores, we understand how important it is to feel at home in your garden during those short and sweet summer months. But choosing the right garden furniture can be a tricky business, so we have come up the perfect “how to” guide for choosing the perfect patio furniture.
Know your furniture
There are several different types of garden furniture to choose from including (but not limited to):
• Cast Aluminium
We suggest familiarising yourself with all… Full story
There’s nothing more pleasant than spending those precious moments outdoors in your very own outdoor space. But if you really would like to make the most of these days, you’ll need some quality garden furniture.
Housing Units, Manchester’s largest home furnishings store, have provided the ultimate buyers guide to help you choose the best furniture for your space.
What to ask yourself before you buy:
Whether you’re looking to transform your garden into a space to wine and dine this summer, or simply a tranquil place to unwind and relax, Forest Garden’s range of timber garden furniture has a little something to make living outdoors a joy.
For alfresco dining or an evening’s entertainment, Forest Picnic Tables are available in a range of sizes with either rectangular or circular table tops. For something more contemporary, Refectory Tables and Sleeper Benches are available individually or in sets of 1.2m and 1.8m - they’re stylish, sturdy and easy to assemble.… Full story
Utilise your outdoor space as another room
The trend in recent years has been to utilise your outdoor space as another room and not just as a place for growing plants or as a football pitch for the children. Create an enclosed space by putting up screens and covering them with climbers; add a parasol and you will have created a private, enclosed space.
You can make your garden almost as warm and comfortable as being indoors, with stylish fire-pits and outdoor fires, comfortable all-weather furniture and warm snuggly throws.
Do you have rattan furniture in your garden? With it being one of the most popular choices for garden furniture there is a good chance that you do. Rattan furniture is exceptionally popular due to the fact it needs very little maintenance. Good quality rattan furniture is rust-proof, weather resistant and easy to wipe clean if there are any unavoidable spillages.