Blooma Chiltern Wooden Garden Arch 2.5 x 1.24 x 0.65 – First thoughts
It’s a great little arch, and it could easily sit in any garden. You’ll notice that the arch shape itself has a laddered effect to it, so you have an extra bit of style that really helps to lift the unit. We thought it was a neat touch that shows a little more craftsmanship than other arches we have seen.
The intricate lattice work helps in the looks department too. It isn’t overdone, and it runs up the side of the unit very tastefully. What you may find is that you want to use some trailing plants to take advantage of this wonderful part of the unit. They would accentuate the great work that has gone into the trellis, and also ensure that you are able to make your own stamp on the piece.
So first thoughts were good. It’s an attractive unit that should look great anywhere. But dress it with some climbing plants and some lights and you have an incredibly gorgeous part of the garden.
Blooma Chiltern Wooden Garden Arch 2.5 x 1.24 x 0.65: Some questions you may have
Is there a guarantee? Yes, you get a 10 year guarantee on the product, and this is a solid guarantee that brings you peace of mind. This guarantee will be voided if you don’t follow the care guidelines that are given to you in the instructions.
What is the arch made of? It’s a softwood arch. This wood is very popular, and gives you a nice smooth visual effect and feel. But on top of this it is sustainable. And the entire unit has timber that is pressure treated, which means you don’t have to treat the wood, and you still get timber that is resistant to damp and rot.
Blooma Chiltern Wooden Garden Arch 2.5 x 1.24 x 0.65: Technical specifications
- Height = 2.5m
- Width = 1.24m
- Depth = 650mm
- Material = Softwood
- Design = Round Top
- Treated = Pressure treated
- Fixings supplied = Fixings supplied
Blooma Chiltern Wooden Garden Arch 2.5 x 1.24 x 0.65: So what’s the quality like?
For such a small item it is pretty robust. There is good timber there with the softwood, and the pressure treatment really makes for an excellent benefit, because you can leave the arch for years without having to worry about treatment.
Blooma Chiltern Wooden Garden Arch 2.5 x 1.24 x 0.65: Our final thoughts
In the end, this is an inexpensive arch. you may find a little niggle when you look closely at the trellis, because some parts are stapled, but that’s the price really. On the other hand, it’s tough and it doesn’t suffer in the damp. And it looks gorgeous too.
Quality of construction 8.1/10 Longevity of material 7.5/10
Prices around: £116
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