This is a useful product in that it fulfills two purposes. Firstly, it gives you a wonderfully attractive arch for your garden. The arch is pretty, and has exquisite trellis work up the sides. At the same time, the second function comes into play with the arch also having two good-sized planters either side of the base. You get the versatility and usefulness of planters, and the beauty of the lovely-looking arch.
What we rate
Constructed out of hard wearing and long lasting wood
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How We Rate It
Ease of assembly7.7/10
Quality of construction7.5/10
Longevity of material8.3/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Rowlinson arch with planters: Our first thoughts
It’s well-built, and we like the fact that the trellis work is intricate, but not forbidding if you want to trail some plants up the side of the unit. And there is a lot to be said for the price here too. For something that is so hard-wearing and well-made, it has a surprisingly low price.
Rowlinson arch with planters: Some questions you may have
Can I build it myself?
You need to have two people to build this arch. This is due to the weight of the construction and the complexity of the build. It shouldn’t take long to be installed and full instructions are given. In addition, all fixings are supplied too.
Is it durable?
It may look a little flimsy but it’s heavy. in addition, it also has pressure treated timber pieces. These pressure treated pieces mean that you don’t have to treat it every year for rot. This is a major labour-saver, and it also stops the unit from falling apart as well as making it generally more robust.
Does it have a guarantee?
Yes, and it’s a healthy guarantee, lasting 10 years against damp and rot. Be sure to follow the care instructions that are given so you don’t void the guarantee and you should be okay.
Rowlinson arch with planters: Technical specifications
Design: Round top
Treated: Pressure treated
Fixings supplied: Fixings supplied
Rowlinson arch with planters: So what’s the quality like?
This question is really answered with that pressure treatment. It stops the timber being affected by rainwater, and that is the key to the robustness and the quality of the unit. This is built to last, and it’s reassuring weighty too.
Rowlinson arch with planters: Our final thoughts
This is a very attractive, and very useful arch. You get the opportunity to trail plants up the side with those planters, and we like the price, as well as the pressure treatment.