Southsea Deackchairs make deckchairs, parasols, sauna chairs, folding tables, windbreaks, folding stools, replacement deckchair fabric and so on. They also sell deckchair fabric by the metre, hire deckchairs and make branded deckchairs. They have been making deckchairs for the last 20 years in Portsmouth, England. Their range of resin furniture is imported. When I asked them about their UK manufacture in November 2012 they replied as follows: “Assembly work, finishing, sewing, fittings, QC, is all done in the UK. Some of the work is outsourced”. I’m pleased they are honest about their sourcing. Southsea deckchairs are used on the majority of beaches and promenades up and down the UK. They also export. As some work is outsourced and country of origin is not given on their website against individual products, please check where you deckchair or whatever you are interested in from them is made before buying.
I came across this company on the internet and I want feature it as it is for a good cause. The quality looks good but I have not seen their products for myself.
“Dorset Enterprises are manufacturers of deckchairs, tables and luggage stands. They provide a wide range of services including jointing, joinery finishing and assembly work, all craftsman produced, creating products that are made to last.”
This is what it says in the about section of their website:
“Dorset Enterprises and Escor Toys form Bournemouth Borough Council’s Workshop employing people with disabilities and we are supported by the Council.
Dorset Enterprises was founded in 1914 by a Bournemouth Councillor to provide work for injured servicemen returning from the First World War and Escor Toys was founded in 1938 and has been producing Traditional Wooden Toys continuously for the past 69 years.
The toys and garden furniture we produce are manufactured to a high standard by our workforce who take pride in the finished product. We only use beech wood from managed forests which also ensures the quality of all our products.
Everything we produce is made at our Factory in Bournemouth ensuring the safety and reliability of our toys and garden furniture.”
Update 28.4.13 – Both Escor Toys and Deckchairs UK are likely to close shortly (and indeed may have already closed) because Bournemouth Council are withdrawing their support. How sad.
Further update, both Escor Toys and Deckchairs UK ceased trading on 31st March 2013.
Southsea Deckchairs make deckchairs, parasols, sauna chairs, folding tables, windbreaks, folding stools, replacement deckchair fabric and so on. They also sell deckchair fabric by the metre, hire deckchairs and make branded deckchairs. They have been making deckchairs for the last 20 years in Portsmouth, England. Their range of resin furniture is imported. When I asked them about their UK manufacture in November 2012 they replied as follows: “Assembly work, finishing, sewing, fittings, QC, is all done in the UK. Some of the work is outsourced”. I’m pleased they are honest about their sourcing. Southsea deckchairs are used on the majority of beaches and promenades up and down the UK. They also export. As some work is outsourced and country of origin is not given on their website against individual products, please check where you deckchair or whatever you are interested in from them is made before buying.
Reefer make their recycled sailcloth and roll-end canvas deckchairs, windbreaks and other great stuff (such as sailcloth and canvas bags, duffle bags, washbags, mobile phone cases, bunting, pet products, keyrings, passport covers, luggage tags, and the like) in England.
For more windbreaks (plus flags, bunting, sunshades, awnings and blinds), click here.
ODD make their garden furniture, in England. All ODD’s Fabrics are available by the metre and are printed in England and woven in Scotland. They clothes and bags are made in England., as are their blankets, throws, cushions and pouffes. Their tribal rugs are foreign made – http://www.oddlimited.com
Marmax Products is a UK manufacturer of 100% UK recycled plastic, low maintenance outdoor furniture, planters, fencing and boardwalks. Prices on their website do not include VAT or delivery. They are not the only people who make re-cycled plastic furniture and the like in the UK, I just happened to come across this company first when searching the net. This looks like a really good idea because the products are very durable. It is marketed primarily at institutions,local government and businesses.
Cole Henley make great looking BBQ tables in Hampshire, England. I have not seen these and they do not come cheap.
http://www.worm.co.uk/products/flag-motif-deckchair – Rule Britannia flag deckchair – made in England. Looks nice.
http://www.simbajones.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=352 – Double Deckchair. British made. This company, Simba, have a selection of other products made in Wales and a selection of African products. Looks nice.
http://www.henandhammock.co.uk/products/?0,0,29,0,26 have a range of British made deckchairs.
http://www.furnituredivas.co.uk make and sell deckchairs in the UK.
Dorset Enterprises make deck chairs, directors chairs and so on in Bournemouth, England. Closed down – see https://ukmade.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/dorset-enterprises-deckchairs-uk/
Kew Gardens sell a fab UK made Kew Gardens map deckchair.
Stewart Garden, originally established in 1945, have a factory in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Stewart Garden produces grow your own products, watering, pots, propagators and garden accessories and sundries and their products are available in garden centres and the like. They import foreign made products too, but their plant pots and the like all appear to be made in England and the products which are UK made are clearly labelled as such. Sadly no country of origin information is given against individual products on their website – http://www.stewart-garden.co.uk
Ailsa Wood Products was established in 1980 manufacturing quality garden products using oak from recycled whisky barrels. They also manufacture a range of planters and tubs. They are part of Rainbridge Timber Ltd and also supply fence panels, matching gates and trellis. They say on their website “We are proud to say that all our products are hand-manufactured using traditional cooperage skills by our craftsmen on our site at Old Dailly, South Ayrshire, Scotland.” Products are available in good garden centres. Rainbridge Timber are a company in Alfreton, Derbyshire supplying timber, pallet, case, crate and fence panels. They say on their website that “Timber is predominantly softwood and sourced either UK home grown or from Scandinavia, and the Baltics / other European sources.” They have their own yard, sawing, manufacturing and timber treatment facility and their manufacturing facility produces over 5,000 pallets, closeboard and waneyedge fence panels per week and they will also make non-standard bespoke pallets, cases and crates.
Haddonstone cast stone (or artificial stone) garden ornaments and building materials for build, restoration, garden, landscape, memorial, and fireplaces are made in the UK and the USA by Haddonstone. In the UK they have a factory at Brixworth in Northamptonshire. On their website they say “Each design is hand made by Haddonstone in the UK or US…” and “British made – every design is hand made in Northamptonshire”. No country of origin information is given against individual products on their website and whilst I assume products for the British market are those sold in the UK and that everything is made in the UK, it would be wise to check before buying – http://www.haddonstone.com
Gap Garden Products garden structures and equipment- “All Gap Garden Products are made in their factory in Kettering using the best quality materials.” Not all individual products on their website show country of origin, so I advice checking where something is made before buying. Products include metal garden arches, garden tunnels, gazebos, garden towers, planters, garden furniture, boot scrapers, boot racks, garden incinerators, weathervanes, bird feeder hooks, etc. They are also the makers of products marketed under the brand name Poppyforge – http://www.gapgardenproducts.com
Seedball sell wildflower seed balls in a protective ball that you just scatter. They aim to make a simple way to create beautiful wildflower gardens. They come in nice little tins. They are “made in London, UK (even the tin!)”. They also say on their website “All seed is responsibly sourced in the UK from Flora Locale accredited suppliers, we only ever use peat-free compost and our steel tins are manufactured in London (with the help of a solar farm on the factory roof)” and “Our seed balls are made with love by Project Maya in London and help to fund conservation” – http://www.seedball.co.uk
AAVPD Limited, a plastic fabrication company in Bridport, Dorset, make the plastic garden wine holders pictured below in England. I don’t know what else they might make in England, as they currently (as of May 2017) have no working website. I saw these wine glass holders in the National Trust shop on Dunstable Downs.
There is more quality British made garden furniture and more gardening related products out there – please let me know if you find some !