Chill out in your garden on a metal or wooden benchThere are dozens of top quality garden benches available to buy here from major UK stores.
You are spoilt for choice here when it comes to buying a garden bench - there are some many different styles, sizes and materials to choose from.
We have an extensive range of benches from leading UK garden furniture and DIY stores including John Lewis, Amazon, Simply Garden Furniture, Robert Dyas, Argos, Tesco, Home & Garden Gifts, Greenfingers, Morale Furniture, B&Q, UK Water Features, Wilkinsons,Sainsburys, Homebase, Bhs, Asda and World Stores.
You find many of the leading brand names for benches and other popular items of garden furniture including Camelot, BillyOh, Henley, Chartwell, Donard, Humber, Jago and Impag.
There are two or three seater benches and even five-plus seaters, including those which are circular shapes so they can be tastefully positioned around a tree in the garden.
We feature many elegantly designed metal garden benches with lattice work, and others with clever little pieces with metal framework and wooden slats.
Most of the benches for sale here are the wooden style in a variety of woods including classic oak, pine, eucalyptus, rubber wood, teak, beech, maple, mahogany and other hard and soft woods.
We also bring you a range of metal and steel benches, cast iron and wrought benches and environment-friendly varieties made from recycled plastic and resin.
Other choices of material for a bench include aluminium, wicker and rattan. Concrete and stone garden benches look very impressive too and blend in well with the natural surroundings of your garden.
Some benches come with a built-in storage box area in the base which is ideal for storing gardening tools and equipment.
When it comes to shapes and designs there's no shortage of choice - from classic and traditional to modern contemporary - you'll find them all here.
The straight bench is the most common shape but popular alternatives include the banana-shaped bench and semi-circular bench.
A cheap garden bench will cost under £50 but you can expect to pay much more for a top quality hand-made one, constructed from the finest material and built to the highest standard of workmanship.
Once you've bought a bench you will need to consider purchasing a soft weatherproof cushion for extra comfort when sitting outdoors.
And don't forget to invest in a good quality waterproof cover for your bench during the winter months.
There are plenty available to choose from these days including plain ones in white, blue, black, green, grey, cream and various other colours. Many come adorned with stylish patterns.
Choosing a bench that's right for your garden
A bench for your garden, patio or terrace area ought to look like an organic part of the surrounding environment.
A multicoloured plastic bench would look just fine on a lawn with carefully pruned hedges and a brightly coloured house to match.
An old world garden with a stone-paved pathway and plants, trees and flowers showing a natural state of growth would certainly want the old wooden classics or even hand crafted wrought iron ones.
A garden that is something in between might be the perfect setting for the contemporary aluminium and wicker benches.
Most people buy a garden bench to sit in the sun and maybe have a cup of tea or coffee - or a glass of wine or a beer - with family and friends.
If you have more elaborate plans, there is furniture available to set up an entire dining room with breakfast and dining tables in your garden!
Garden benches range from around £40 to more than £500 depending upon material and design. Most benches are priced in the £100 to £200 range and you'll usually find something that appeals, unless you are determined to not settle for anything less than seasoned wood.
Bear in mind, however, that wood, no matter how seasoned it might be, will require maintenance. Frost is a formidable enemy - even more than rain is.
Garden benches are available as single piece furniture or may be assembled on site. Most companies will have a delivery arrangement of their own, and sometimes, at no extra cost within a reasonable distance.
Buying a garden bench has never been easier - just select our SHOP NOW buttons for full details on each bench.
It's a truly relaxing experience sitting outside on a garden bench after a hard day at the office. And of course, any mum who has been busy attending to the kids and carrying out tasks in the home all day, will truly appreciate sitting in the sun for some 'time out' from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Different styles and material used for benches suit different types of garden - a linear, well kept garden with a flat and regular shaped lawn really lends itself to a traditional wooden bench.
A wild garden with trees, bushes and pathways often provides the perfect setting for a more ornate-looking bench made from concrete or stone. This type of bench is obviously a lot heavier than a wooden or metal one, so plan carefully where you want to position it to avoid having to make a back-breaking relocation at a later date.
The classic wooden bench is still the most popular choice for most people and they are available to buy in many shades and colours.
Just remember, a hard wood bench is well-placed to cope with the winter but a cheaper soft wood bench will need treating with wood preservative each year to ensure it doesn't tarnish, fade and rot during the inclement winter weather conditions in the UK.
It's often wise to cover your bench during the winter or even store it in a garage or shed until summer returns.
Metal, cast iron or wrought iron benches allow for greater creativity when it comes to intricate design and detail.
We have some delightful metal benches with a modern design and others with an appearance more suited to Victorian times.
Try to buy a metal bench that has a rust resistant coating and make sure you clean it regularly with a wire brush to remove a build up of dirt and grime. You may have to re-paint it occasionally too in order to keep it looking in tip top condition.
Wood and metal combination benches offer the best of both worlds, embracing the rustic wooden appearance but also allowing for some interesting design work and pattern in the metalwork.
If you wish to have the authentic wooden look that turns more wood-like the longer it remains out in the open and yet, requires no maintenance, you should definitely have a look at the recycled plastic varieties.
These are made mostly from polystyrene and other plastic waste products like milk bottles and plastic packets. The ones made with a high content of treated polystyrene can be found in just about any colour you want.
Where diverse plastic wastes have been put together, you have only black and brown. The look, weight and feel of the product is so like wood that unless you are an expert in wood grains, you would be pleasantly duped!
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Compare UK prices for Garden BenchesA garden bench creates an appealing focal point for your garden - and we have dozens of top quality products from UK stores.
Whether you are looking for a cheap plastic or resin bench or an exquisite wooden finely-crafted wooden bench - we're confident you'll find something that appeals to your taste and budget here.
We feature wooden, metal, stone and concrete benches in a variety of styles to add a touch of class to your garden or patio area. We also have a range of bench covers and cushions.
Just select the SHOP NOW button for full details about each bench.