Top 10 Arbour Retailers

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So you have the shed, the summerhouse, the picnic table and now you want that last little peace to really finish off your garden in style. Well there is nothing better and more classy looking that a high quality arbour. No matter what kind of material it is made of and no matter if you leave it as it is or hang flowers from it, an arbour can give a garden just that little bit more class and be a real conversation piece as well. Today we are taking a look at the most popular arbour retailers and seeing who is the best. By the end of this list you will know who you want to purchase your arbour from and also be pretty pumped up and excited about adding an arbour to your garden.  

 

Taylors Why they make the No.1 spot
Taylors
We Rate It
9.0
Product Selection 10/10
100% Complete
Customer Service Support 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 9.5/10
95% Complete
Delivery Times 7.5/10
75% Complete

The selection of arbours at Taylors Garden Buildings is just incredible. They pretty much have every style of arbour going, ranging from a simple, but oh so effective archway to an arbour with a seat large enough for around four people. We really liked how they gave their arbours their own section on the site so you do not have to look through  more...

a whole bunch of other random items. Each has a high quality image to show it off, but we do feel they could have used a couple more pictures. Information wise, they tell you all that you need to know and we are sure that even someone who has never even looked at an arbour before will feel comfortable with the info they are given. While we have no doubts about Taylors Garden Buildings taking the top spot, but please note that some of their arbours can take a little while to be delivered.

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Buy Sheds Direct Why they make the No.2 spot
Buy Sheds Direct
We Rate It
9.0
Product Selection 9/10
90% Complete
Customer Service Support 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 9.5/10
95% Complete
Delivery Times 8.5/10
85% Complete

Buy Sheds Direct have just over 20 different arbours for your consideration. The variety here is great as they have arbours that would suit all budgets. Also they have made sure to have arbours of all styles ranging from corner arbours, swing seat arbours and just a more basic and traditional arbour. The way that they describe each arbour is fine  more...

and most of them do have a couple of different pictures to help you get an idea of how the arbour will look in your garden. In general, we felt that this was one of the most user friendly experiences of all the sites on this list and it will make purchasing your arbour a very hassle free experience.

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Shed Store Why they make the No.3 spot
Shed Store
We Rate It
9.0
Product Selection 9/10
90% Complete
Customer Service Support 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 9/10
90% Complete
Delivery Times 9/10
90% Complete

One of the things that we found very interesting about the way Shed Store have organised their arbours is how they have mixed them in with their pergolas and archways as well. We know that for some people this may be a bit more searching around than they would like, but we feel that it is pretty cool how they are not only showing you their  more...

arbours, but also giving you a few other ideas as well. Once you find something you like the look of and click on it, you will find that the way they show off their arbours and describe them is great. You will easily be able to understand what they are talking about and the multiple pictures they use will certainly show you how they will look when installed in your garden.

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Wickes Why they make the No.4 spot
Wickes
We Rate It
9.0
Product Selection 9.5/10
95% Complete
Customer Service Support 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 9/10
90% Complete
Delivery Times 8/10
80% Complete

The selection of arbours that Wickes has to offer really took us by surprise. They have one of the largest selections of any arbour retailer on this list and they even have a couple of exclusive, Wickes own arbours as well that you cannot get anywhere else. There is a good variety here with a mix of modestly priced arbours and some rather  more...

elaborate and expensive ones as well. Wickes in general has a very easy to use website and while we did have to use their search engine to get to their arbours section, it was still very easy to see their entire selection of arbours. The information they give for each one is just the ideal amount, so you are not going to feel overwhelmed or wonder what the heck they are talking about.

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B&Q Why they make the No.5 spot
B&Q
We Rate It
9.0
Product Selection 9/10
90% Complete
Customer Service Support 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 9/10
90% Complete
Delivery Times 8/10
80% Complete

One thing B&Q do better than anyone else is tell you what arbours have an assembly service included in the price. This may not sound like a big deal, but they are the only retailer on this list who actually do this. So for those of you who do not want to install the arbour yourself, this makes B&Q a site you simply must check out. Their selection  more...

may not be as large as the other retailers in the top five, but they still have nearly 20 different arbours here. B&Q also showcase their arbours with some very nice photos that really do make you imagine how smart they could look standing in your garden. In all, B&Q have a website that is very easy to navigate and we feel that they also have a very good selection of arbours as well.

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Sheds Why they make the No.6 spot
Sheds
We Rate It
9.0
Product Selection 8.5/10
85% Complete
Customer Service Support 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 9.5/10
95% Complete
Delivery Times 9/10
90% Complete

The first thing we liked about Sheds.co.uk was that they actually have a whole section on their site dedicated to arbours. Not only that, but they do give you a few reasons as to why adding an arbour to your garden is such a great idea. We really like the layout of this site and to be honest with you, if they had a few more arbours to choose from them  more...

they certainly would have been in our top five. They offer over ten different arbours on Sheds.co.uk and when you find one that you like, you are going to really like the way they give you all the need to know information. Sheds.co.uk also use more pictures to showcase their arbours than any other retailer.

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Waltons Why they make the No.7 spot
Waltons
We Rate It
8.5
Product Selection 8/10
80% Complete
Customer Service Support 8.5/10
85% Complete
User Friendliness 9/10
90% Complete
Delivery Times 8.5/10
85% Complete

Waltons have 12 different arbours and while their site is very easy to navigate, gives you all the information you could need and also has plenty of pictures for you to look at, there is one other thing that we really like about this site and that is their pricing. We have seen some sites offer arbours that are close to a thousand pounds, but here at Waltons  more...

they have some of the cheapest arbours we have seen. They are still of a very high standard, but if you want to add an arbour to your garden and not spend hundreds of pounds, then Waltons would be a very good place to start your search.

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Homebase Why they make the No.8 spot
Homebase
We Rate It
8.5
Product Selection 8/10
80% Complete
Customer Service Support 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 8/10
80% Complete
Delivery Times 8.5/10
85% Complete

When you first type in arbour to the Homebase search engine you are shown a very impressive 60 different items. While many of these are arbours, they like Shed Store, have mixed in their arbours with pergolas and archways which may be a bit busy for some people. But on the other hand, it may also get your gears spinning into thinking about different  more...

things you could add to your garden. They have arbours in all kinds of sizes so no matter your garden, you will find an arbour to fit it here and also they do a fantastic job in describing each arbour, but we do feel a couple of them could have used one or two more photos.

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Sheds World Why they make the No.9 spot
Sheds World
We Rate It
7.0
Product Selection 7.5/10
75% Complete
Customer Service Support 6/10
60% Complete
User Friendliness 7.5/10
75% Complete
Delivery Times 6/10
60% Complete

While there is a section for arbours on the Sheds World website they do mix in arches and a few other items as well. To be fair this is not something that bothers us a great deal, but it will mean some searching around to find exactly what you want. We are pleased with the variety of arbours they have and feel they have done a fantastic job in describing  more...

them and many did actually have multiple photos so you could see them from different angles. The delivery times are known to be a bit on the slow side here so if you want your arbour in a hurry then make sure you order far in advance. Also their customer service has come under criticism in recent times for being rather sub par.

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Garden Buildings Direct Why they make the No.10 spot
Garden Buildings Direct
We Rate It
7.0
/10
0% Complete

Garden Buildings Direct do not offer any kind of arbour, which is quite surprising as they do offer pretty much everything else. While they may be one of the best shed, greenhouse, summerhouse and even playhouse retailers, we have to put them bottom of our list as arbours is not something they offer. Still, the other nine (well, actually eight) arbour  more...

retailers we have listed here today more than make up for it.

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