ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS
We make beautiful historic reproduction period garden furniture for both professional and amateur garden owners.
Our furniture is made in a traditional forge near Skipton, North Yorkshire by a fourth generation forge-master who also assembles and hand finishes each period piece in our workshop. The end result is a quite rare, beautiful, handmade and entirely British product at a very keen price.
The furniture is produced by casting from moulds created from original Victorian iron benches, tables and chairs. Most of our range was originally created at the Coalbrookdale foundry near Ironbridge in Shropshire around 150 years ago. Others are from Yorkshire or are nineteenth century French designs.
Each period piece in our range has its own page with a selection of photographs and some background notes. It will also tell you the colours that the furniture is available in. All products can be ordered in White, Stone White (a slightly creamy white), Metallic Bronze, Black, Dark Green or Lichen (pale green). We can also supply the benches fitted with ground anchors if security is an issue at a small extra charge.
Coalbrookdale designs are generally distinguished by their wonderfully naturalistic designs which incorporate flowers and plants reflected by names such as ‘Fern & Blackberry’, ‘Horse Chestnut’, ‘Lily of the Valley’ and ‘Passion Flower’.
This Victorian garden furniture is originally made in iron but we use aluminium which (although less expensive than iron) lends itself to good detail, will not rust and is a third of the weight, making our products much easier to move. Instead of painting we finish the furniture by ‘powder coating’, a process which provides the colour finish in a very hard weather resistant seal. We also use hardwood where slats are fitted and stainless steel bolts to ensure that your chosen Victorian piece will retain its beauty in challenging conditions for a very long time to come.