Shed Type And Roof Size
If you have a space in your garden that you have been thinking long and hard about what to put there, then we think the Blooma Elegant Wooden Corner Arbour would work very well in a corner or even somewhere else in your garden. This is quite a spacious arbour with the depth and the width being around 5 feet 7 inches. This gives you a lot of room to sit inside so you and your other half could have a nice romantic evening and watch the sun go down, you could sit and relax on your own with a book or you could even have a few friends over and have a few glasses of wine and a lot of laughs. It has a very elegant style and this we feel makes it something which could easily blend into a modern garden or one that is a little traditional in style. This stands at a little over 8 feet and it does make it a very impressive sight.
The roof is very interesting and most likely the first thing that you will notice about this arbour. It is a conical style roof with a high peak which really does catch your eye. The wood used for the roof is done in an overlap cladding style which is very attractive and there is a strong framing that keeps it all together. There is an overhang which goes around the whole arbour so you will get quite a bit of shade when you are sitting in here on those hot summer days.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
High quality, planed softwood has been used for the whole structure and we feel that this was a very smart choice. Most of the arbour is made with strong, vertical panels which thanks to that softwood and their thickness are very strong and sturdy. They have done a great job here making sure that the cladding is that perfect mix of strong and good looking.
A thick framing is what keeps this whole structure so robust. You can see from the pictures that the framing is very solid and this will make this an arbour that will last for many years and feel solid when you are sitting in it. Also if you have kids who love to jump off things, even though you have told them a million times not to, this solid frame will be able to handle their messing around when your back is turned.
While there is no flooring area for us to talk about here, we do have a large seating area. This is made with solid softwood timber and will easily seat a few adults. There is an extra little area at the top of the seat where you could sit your glasses of wine, book or even iPad if you wanted to watch something while you are outside.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
This is pressure treated which is something we always like to see. This is going to really extend the life of the Blooma Elegant Wooden Corner Arbour as it helps fight off rot and decay. Still while it is awesome that all of the timber has been pressure treated, we would still suggest a generous coating of wood treatment to give it the ultimate protection from the rain. You do this once a year and you will be able to have fun with this arbour for many years.
The pressure treatment process that the timber goes through, makes the manufacturer confident enough to give you a ten year anti rot guarantee with this arbour.
Doors And Windows
Clearly there is no door on here, but there is that opening area where you have to walk in and we really like it. They have made sure that it is large enough so that you can easily walk in and most importantly have enough room to carry a tray with a wine bottle and a few glasses on it without having to twist, turn and potentially drop it. It gives the whole arbour just a warm and friendly look which will always make you want to come and have a sit down, even if it is for just five minutes as you enjoy a cup of coffee.
This arbour is actually a bit more airy than some of the other ones which we have seen. On each side there is an open area, kind of like a window, but without the glass. What we love about this is that the frame here is thick enough that you could sit a cup or glass on it. Towards the back of the arbour there is another couple of open areas. These are small and diamond shape and we love the way they add a little bit more charm to the arbour.
Security And Privacy
With this arbour security is not really something you have to worry about as you will not be leaving expensive things inside it.
Privacy is not really what an arbour is about, sure you will want to go and sneak away and enjoy your favourite book, but this stands out so much that you are always going to get caught. Still we are not going to put this down because it lacks privacy as this is something you want to stand out in your garden.
Customisation Options And Extras
If you do want to put your own spin on this then you could always give paint it a different colour or perhaps even use a different, dark or lighter shade of wood treatment. Also some flowers we feel would really brighten this up a little bit and make it look very summery when the weather is good.
While they are not offering any extras when you buy it, you can get cushions these days that are waterproof and designed to be left outdoors so perhaps that is something you might want to consider.
From the very first look, you can tell that this is something which is very high quality. We are very impressed with how thick, solid and attractive this is.
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
While the pressure treatment it has undergone is fantastic, we feel that with a coating of wood treatment once a year, you will get a couple of decades out of this arbour.
This is one of the larger arbours which we have seen and we really love how it has such a dominant presence and are sure it is going to look amazing in your garden. As long as no one hogs the seat, you could easily fit 3 or 4 adults in here.
Ease of Installation 10/10
This comes with an assembly service so you do not have to worry about putting that roof on upside down or smashing your thumb with a hammer.
Due to the large size and impressive materials, we actually do feel that this is great value for money.
Final Thoughts: We love the design of the Blooma Elegant Wooden Corner Arbour and are sure it is going to look amazing in our garden. You could have this as something that fills in a gap in the corner or even as a major feature of your garden. They have pulled no punches with this and made sure that it is high quality from the top all the way to the bottom. As a result, you are getting an arbour that you are going to get many years of use out of. This could be that perfect way to finish of the garden and also make sure you have a nice and relaxing place to sit and watch the world go by.
Prices around: £546
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