Blooma Chiltern Painted Willow Corner Arbour – Our first impressions
This building really only serves one purpose, and that is to provide you with a space you can relax with friends and have a nice time. It’s big enough to seat 3 people, and that is a plus point as far as we are concerned. Comfortable, you can add sizeable cushions if you need to.
But the real value here comes with the longevity that has been built in. Putting the timber aside for a moment, you have a unit here that has been pressure treated. This gives you immense value, because it means that the unit does not require treatment every year. Normally you would be expected to treat the wood annually so it has protection against damp and rot. Not so with pressure treatment, and that makes a big difference.
The arbour has been made from softwood too, so it has a pleasing overall appearance. Smooth and clean, the softwood is also sustainable, so you know you’re buying an ethical product.
And then there’s the willow colour. This goes well with any garden, and should make a great complement to a garden that has plenty of shrubbery.
Blooma Chiltern Painted Willow Corner Arbour: Questions you may have
Can I install this myself? Yes, and quite easily. As with most garden constructions of a certain size, we recommend that you install it with another person to help you. This ensures safety is a priority and also helps with the organisation of the build. Keep it safe and use good tools and you should have the arbour up in an hour or so.
Is there a guarantee? The product comes with a 10 year manufacturer guarantee. This protects against rot and damp and ensures that you have full cover. Bear in mind that the guarantee risks being voided if you don’t follow the care instructions that are clearly outlined in the pack.
What is pressure treatment?
It is essentially the process of forcing toughening chemicals into the timber. It takes place at the factory, and ensures your timber does not require any further treatment.
Blooma Chiltern Painted Willow Corner Arbour: Technical Information
- Height = 2.1m
- Width = 1.58m
- Depth = 1.58m
- Material = Softwood
- Colour description = Willow Green
- Surface Finish = Painted
- Treated = Pressure treated
- Fixings supplied = Fixings supplied
- Timber approval = FSC® approved
- Timber certificate = TT-COC-003110
Blooma Chiltern Painted Willow Corner Arbour: So what’s the quality like?
This is a great little arbour, and it has the potential to transform your relaxing periods in the garden. The willow effect is pleasing, and the strength and solidity brought about by the pressure treatment means that you have a long-lasting building.
Blooma Chiltern Painted Willow Corner Arbour: Our final thoughts
This is a good quality arbour that looks great. The intricate details in the sides, and the overall visual appeal of the willow all work together to make a great building that will boost your personal garden relaxation potential. It’s also got that pressure treatment, which gives you at least 10 years of enjoyment. And this makes it a bargain.
Quality of construction 7.9/10 Longevity of material 8.1/10
Prices around: £326
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