All Weather Garden Furniture Review

Important part of your furniture

I much prefer this type of furniture from any other, for the simple reason it saves me time! There’s nothing more I love than to get extra time back to spend with my friends and family. That’s why I always choose all weather furniture, no matter which part of the garden we are buying for, and I recommend you do the same for yours.

This is especially important when you live in an area that has harsh weather conditions, such as the North of England, Scotland, and the coast, where sea spray can erode normal wooden garden furniture quite easily.

There are plenty of varieties to choose from, and this will often depend on personal preference, but here I will run through the most popular, and give you some of my ideas onto which you should consider for your home.

All Weather Rattan Furniture

Rattan is the first typeThere is something attractive about the way rattan furniture is presented. The hand woven aspect really appeals to me, and I definitely believe it’s the most comfortable type of all weather furniture there is. This is mainly because of the way it gives a little as you sit down, and the cushions that come with it of course!

The main things to look for with rattan, is the fact it must be UV stabilised (reference) because this means it won’t break down to UV rays from the sun. The other thing to watch is an aluminium frame, as opposed to a steel frame, as this won’t rust. You can easily check that by lifting the furniture, if it’s really heavy then it’s probably steel!

All Weather Winawood Furniture

Winawood furnitureThis is a fairly new type of material for garden furniture, but it’s really useful, especially for those that prefer a traditional look in their garden. It’s made from a compacted polymer that creates a grain effect, giving it the appearance of real wood. However because it’s man made, it doesn’t warp or rot like wood, so it lasts a lot longer. The manufacturers of Winawood provide a 2 year guarantee. You can find out more about how to assemble Winawood furniture here.

All Weather Cast Aluminium Furniture

Cast aluminium furniture has gone out of fashion a bit recently, but it can still be really useful for those that want a very heavy duty option for their home. It comes in a range of tables, chairs and benches, which allow you to match your entire garden with this style. This is recommended, as it can look quite out of place with just a single piece of this furniture.

Where to buy All Weather Garden Furniture

Having browsed the various online retailers of all weather garden furniture, I can highly recommend Garden Centre Shopping. Their website is easy to use, and allows you to find the set of furniture you’re looking for with minimal effort. They also stock all of the furniture I mentioned on the review, making it a very convenient place to compare and contrast your options with your other half. You can find out more information about them here: https://www.gardencentreshopping.co.uk/all-weather-furniture

How much does this sort of furniture cost?

This type of furniture can range in cost depending on what you want to buy. For example if you’re just after a chair, you can often purchase one for around £100, but if you’re looking at a full set, these can range from £500+.

 

Further reading on this type of furniture

https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/wasterecycle/Garden-waste/Garden-waste-collections/Pages/What-can-and-cant-go-in-a-garden-waste-bin.aspx
http://www.bgs.ac.uk/research/energy/shaleGas/howMuch.html
https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/justine-greening-forests-and-climate-change-in-the-post-2015-agenda
http://earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/
http://www.hope.ac.uk/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/environmentalscience/
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/553216/beis-16-11-furniture-fire-regulations-2016-consultation.pdf
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/environmental-science/
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/61936/national-security-strategy.pdf
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/2004Q4/211/Lecture18_notes.html
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07464751
http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/anarchist_archives/goldman/me/mev5n3.html
http://www.colorado.edu/rlst/mother-earth-american-story
https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/not-just-another-commodity-leading-economist-backs-popes-stance-on-poverty-and-environment
https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/sustainabilityenvironmentalstudies/
http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/goldman/ME/me.html
http://eesc.columbia.edu/courses/ees/climate/lectures/earth.html
http://www.oberlebotanical.com/2015/02/03/beautiful-winning-gardens-from-the-sgd-awards-in-pics/
http://www.norburywood.org.uk/winawood-garden-furniture/
http://www.reading.gov.uk/rubbish
http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/interface-domestic-strategies-international-structures.pdf
http://powwow.umich.edu/
http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2011/08/05/have-we-crossed-the-9-planetary-boundaries/
http://www.bgs.ac.uk/research/energy/shaleGas/basics.html
http://liverpool.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/bulky-item-collection/
http://www.botaniwipe.com/garden-furniture-uk/
http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/“not-just-another-commodity”-leading-economist-backs-pope’s-stance-poverty-and-environment-0
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http://www.bgs.ac.uk/shalegas/
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http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/research/energy/downloads/methaneuk/methaneukreport.pdf
http://www.neathfc.com/all-weather-garden-furniture/
http://www.bgs.ac.uk/research/groundwater/shaleGas/home.html
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Starting Marine Biology and Marine Biology Course Guidance

So many of you may be thinking that you would love to be a marine biologist, and take part in artificial reef projects, such as ours.

You may have been inspired by heroic stories such as this one, where a women inspires young people to take up the profession.

However there is much more to the profession than meets the eye, so lets get into the steps and requirements needed to be a successful marine biologist.

Becoming a marine biologist will require you to take many different university course, and undertake practical exercises to gain experience.

You will also have to have a passion for animals, which underlines the entire experience and helps you enjoy your job.

The recent discovery of very old Greenland sharks is something that really intrigued me, especially as they are reported to live for almost 400 years!

The best course to start on is conservation biology, such as the one I took at Manchester Met University.