This is a divine looking cottage style archway which is crafted out of long lasting and hard wearing wood. The arch boasts pretty lattice sides for growing, trailing roses or other spectacular plants. However even if you decide to just leave them as they are, you still will have one incredible looking archway in your garden. It works as an entrance to a garden, a pathway or to highlight a favourite area in your garden. There really are many different things that you can use this for and figuring out where its place is going to be, is part of the fun of this arch. This product is home delivered and a great affordable way to dress up your outdoor space.
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Blooma are a company who do not cut any corners with any of their products and that is true for this incredible archway as well. The criss cross sides and the strong framing make this one very sturdy archway that is going to be able to stand in your garden for many years. At the bottom of the arch are a set of four legs which can be kept to give it a high peak, sawed off to make it a little smaller or even used to give the archway more stability by being sunken into the ground. Blooma really have thought of everything with this archway and it could be just what you are looking for to finish off your garden.
What we rate
All of the wood has been pressure treated
Lovely criss cross sides that offer many possibilities
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How We Rate It
Longevity of Materials8.5/10
Ease of Installation10/10
Value for Money8/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Arch Type And Roof Size
Look, we know better than anyone how hard it can be to find that missing piece, that last little thing you need in order for your garden to be done. There is nothing worse than having a fantastic garden which every time you sit in, you just know it is missing that little something extra. Well the gorgeous looking Cottage Wooden Arch is that extra special item that can really finish your garden off nicely and give it just a little bit more class and style. This is quite a good sized arch and honestly the pictures really do not justice what an impressive looking structure and how eye opening its stature is. The arch stands at a very impressive 8 feet 7 inches high which will most likely make it one of if not the highest structure in your garden. The arch is 4 feet 8 inches wide meaning that you will not have to go through it sideways and even if you did need to carry something large through it to another section of your garden, the width allows this to be done.
Your eyes cannot help but be drawn to the very top of the arch as it is just so high. The top of the arch has an apex style to it and it is open in its design. You could always hang something on here to give it a little bit extra charm or you could always just leave it open if you prefer the more natural look.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
This is one very well made arch and even though the price is on the low side, Blooma have still used very impressive and thick pressure treated softwood. The sides have a criss cross design which is something that we really like. The reason for this is that it really does look very appealing just the way it is or you could always have some hanging flowers going through the criss cross walls to make it stand out even more.
This is one very strong structure and that is down to all of the wood being pressure treated. The criss cross sections of the arch are joined with a very impressively strong framing that makes this a far more durable structure than you would think. Overall this is one very robust archway.
There is of course no flooring here, but there are four legs at the bottom of the arch. Now this is one very interesting design choice that Blooma have gone for here. You see this could be stood on these four legs and that be that. However if you wanted the archway to be a little shorter then you could cut off the legs or if you wanted to make it even more stable and robust then you could actually sink the legs into the ground.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The whole archway is pressure treated which makes that softwood very strong and long lasting. However we would always suggest that you give it a coating of wood treatment to really make sure that wood is protected against rot.
The Cottage Wooden Arch comes with a ten year manufacturers guarantee. In order for this to be valid though, you must have taken the proper care of the wood by treating it.
Walking through this archway is going to be something you really like to do. As we mentioned just before it is a very good size so you will be able to fit through with ease. The criss cross sides even if there were to be adorned with a beautiful selection of hanging flowers would still allow plenty of room through.
Even though this is a structure that is certainly on the high side, you do not have to worry about it blowing over when there is a big gust of wind. The fact that the legs can be sunken into the ground though will give you peace of mind if stability is something you are a little bit worried about.
Customisation Options And Extras
Blooma do not offer any ways to change the look of the arch, but that is not something we really see as a problem. You see this archway can be purchased and just left as it is or you could have a little fun by using plants and flowers to decorate those criss cross sides. Giving it a nice coating of paint is another way that you could give it a different kind of look and make it fit in with the other things that you already have in your garden.
No extras are offered with this archway and actually the price they are asking for it includes an installation service which is something we think is just great. Apart from flowers for the sides or perhaps some kind of hanging decoration for the top. There is nothing that we can think of which you may want to add to the arch.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
We already knew that Blooma made some very impressive summerhouses and arbours so we had high hopes for this. Well those high hopes turned out to be justified as this is very high quality all throughout.
Longevity of Materials8.5/10
This is something that is going to be a feature of your garden for many years. You will need to treat it in order to keep it free from rot, but this is not going to be something which takes up much of your time.
We really like the size of this archway as it gives you plenty of room to walk through it comfortable, but it is also not going to take up a ton of space inside your garden.
Ease of Installation10/10
An installation service is actually included with this archway. This means that the only lifting you need to do is of your arm when you give the installation team a thumbs up for doing such an amazing job.
Value for Money8/10
This is something that is not really essential for any garden, but it really does make for one incredible extra and the price they are asking for it is very fair, especially considering it is including an installation service.
Final Thoughts: The Cottage Wooden Arch is something that if we are being honest we were not sure how to take at first, but upon closer inspection it really is something special. This is that item which will finish your garden off and stop your scratching your head trying to figure out what you need to be finally able to say that you are done and now you can just use your garden as a place to relax. As well as looking very appealing this archway is made to last and is being sold for a price which we consider to be very fair. If you do have a great garden that is just missing that one extra thing then we suggest you close your eyes and picture just how fantastic this will look standing inside it.