Category Archives: Garden Furniture

Gopak folding tables, folding furniture, chairs and staging / Alpha Furniture / Office Furniture

Gopak Contour Folding Table. Made in Britain.

Gopak Ltd (formerly known as P S Le Fleming Shepherd Ltd) was established in 1947, and make folding tables, folding furniture, chairs and staging in Hythe, England. Their main markets are local authorities and schools, churches, village halls and youth organisations, caterers, cafes, restaurants, venues, offices and public areas. They also sell other furniture sourced from inside and outside the UK, but much of what they sell is made in Britain. They say they are “proud to be a British manufacturer” 🙂 You’ll have to ask whether an individual item is made in Britain as country of origin is not given against individual items on their website – http://www.gopak.co.uk

Alpha Budget Stacking Conference Chair. UK made.

Another source for folding furniture as wells as folding chairs, church chairs, church furniture, stacking chairs and classroom furniture is Alpha Furniture.  Some of what they sell is made in the UK – look for items on their website that say UK made. They also sell Gopak (see above).

http://www.alpha-furnishing.com/page/why-choose-alpha-furniture.html

Verco Office Furniture have a factory in High Wycombe and much of what they sell is made in the UK.  Available from office furniture supplies such as Lismark.

The CD Group of Companiesbased in Derby, offer contract and domestic flooring, soft furnishing, and the design and manufacture of flooring and furnishing, with I understand curtains and soft furnishings made in-house in Derby.

Southsea Deckchairs

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.

http://www.deckchairs.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/SouthseaDeckchairs

Dorset Enterprises (Deckchairs UK)

Dorset Enterprises (Deckchairs UK)

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 deckchairstables 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.

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10152744.Shutdown__workers__gutted__as_council_decides_to_cut_funding_to_factory/

Further update, both Escor Toys and Deckchairs UK ceased trading on 31st March 2013.

http://www.deckchairsuk.com/

Dorset Enterprises Deckchair. Made in England

Garden furniture, deck chairs and garden related products made in Great Britain

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.

http://www.deckchairs.co.uk

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.

http://www.reefersails.com

Dart Designs produce sailcloth windbreaks that are made in Devon, England. They say on their website that “the windbreaks are made in the UK…” – http://www.dartdesigns.co.uk

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.

http://www.marmaxproducts.co.uk/

Cole Henley make fab looking BBQ tables in Hampshire, England.  I have not seen these and they do not come cheap.

http://www.colehenley.com/

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/

http://www.deckchairsuk.com

Kew Gardens sell a fab UK made Kew Gardens map deckchair.

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

The Handmade Garden Shed Company exclusive hand-crafted sheds are made in Devon, England according to their Twitter stream – http://www.handmadegardenshed.co.uk

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 Poppyforgehttp://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.

AAVPD Ltd made in England hands free garden or beach wine glass holders. Photograph by author.

For British made garden tools and lawnmowers please click here.  Also please see here for British made plastic items.

There is more quality British made garden furniture and more gardening related products out there – please let me know if you find some !

Furniture Divas

I’ve not seen these but they look nice on the web.  Furniture Divas items are either made in England or fair trade.  Look for the stuff (the furniture mostly) that is made in the UK.

http://www.furnituredivas.co.uk

Artisana Chaise Longue by Furniture Divas, made in London, England

Deckchair by Furniture Divas, made in England