Barbuda Teak Set

Sturdy, stunning and comfortable; Our Barbuda 10 seater teak garden set is our largest and most versatile set. Designed for outdoor entertaining, this teak garden set seats 12 at its largest, 300cm..

£3,299.99


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Barbuda teak set

£3,299.99


Guarantee
Delivery

Sturdy, stunning and comfortable; Our Barbuda 10 seater teak garden set is our largest and most versatile set. Designed for outdoor entertaining, this teak garden set seats 12 at its largest, 300cm..

Why Choose Bodnant Garden Teak Furniture?

Established in 1999, Bodnant Gardens have been elegantly designing, crafting, and selling an exclusive range of luxury teak garden furniture for over 20 years. Boasting this expertise, our teak garden furniture is designed and manufactured meticulously with comfort, class, and longevity in mind. At Bodnant Gardens, our experts hand-pick the teak to make every piece and set superior, having regard to the grade, colour and grain chosen to deliver truly premium teak garden tableschairs, and sets.

Each and every piece is entirely machine made opposed to crafted by unskilled labourers, thus ensuring that every mortise joint and tenon is intricately cut and precision fitted to provide the most robust and durable finish for you. We believe that every step of manufacturing is important, so we ensure that every piece of teak used within our furniture is kiln dried to a moisture level of between 10-12% to prevent cracking and warping - a practice well-founded in research and development.

Our strong and uncompromising commitment to premium products, craftsmanship and customer service is what sets us apart. With a diverse range of stylish designs and sizes that can be paired and grouped to complement each other, Bodnant Gardens will undoubtedly find you the perfect teak garden set for your outdoor space - no matter how unique.

Why Teak Is the Right Choice for Garden Furniture

Tectona grand (Teak) is one of the world’s most renowned forms of timber. Owing to its origin as a sturdy and tall evergreen tree adapted to thrive in the most tropical climates, teak hardwood is incredibly resistant to the outdoors.

Teak is rich in natural oils with resinous properties that repel insects and make the timber resistant to all weather including rain, heat, and UV light. These properties make teak the ideal material for patio garden furniture since the surfaces do not rot or decay.

We know that garden furnishings are a long-term investment. That is why the teak we use is close-grained hardwood teak, highly regarded for its durability, density, and coarse texture. All these attributes mean that your teak outdoor furniture will last through both the years and the seasons with minimal maintenance.

In fact, we are so confident in the teak we use that we can proudly offer a 10-year guarantee across our teak garden furniture sets.

HOW WE SOURCE OUR TEAK MATERIALS

At Bodnant Gardens we believe in ethical and sustainable harvesting. All the teak that we use to craft our patio garden furniture can be traced back to its origin, providing assurance that inferior and illegal teak is never used within our furniture.

Instead, you will find that our teak is recycled and eco-friendly, sourced from sustainably and responsibly managed plantations in Java and has accredited SVLK certification. This means that every piece of timber we use to craft your outdoor garden furniture is fully compliant with the regulations and standards of Indonesia’s Timber Legality Assurance System.

Our teak is meticulously hand selected for its honey colour, close grain, and high quality to ensure a premium piece of furniture every single time.

How We Guarantee Our Products

Our ability to offer you a 10-year guarantee is just another part of what makes us unique. We are so confident in our manufacturing and design capabilities that we can confidently offer you a full 10-year guarantee on all our teak patio furniture sets.

At Bodnant Gardens, our furniture is fully machine manufactured opposed to being handmade by an unskilled workforce. Since we have perfected our process and machinery, every single tenon and mortise joint is intricately measured, cut and precision fitted to increase the sleek look, durability, and longevity of our teak garden furniture.

Our confidence in our materials, machinery and design processes are core to our ethos at Bodnant Gardens and essential to ensuring the best customer satisfaction.

About
Grades
of Teak
Wood

Teaks is largely renowned as the perfect material for outdoor furnishings due to its unique properties as a tropical hardwood. Due to the rich natural oils and extensive resistance, teak truly is the timber made for outdoor living.

However, it is worth noting that the protection afforded by Teak is dependent on the grade of Teak used. Teak is available in three different quality grades, all of which affect the furniture’s outdoor performance and lifespan.

As the experts in teak garden furniture, we strongly advise considering these variations when purchasing your patio garden furniture:

GRADE A TEAK

Grade A teak is the finest quality teak wood available and is recognisable from its solid and warm golden-brown colour, close grains, and glossy finish.

Often, Grade A teak feels oily to touch. Grade A teak refers to timber that is sourced deep within the centre of the log of a fully mature tree, a section also known as heartwood. Due to its wealth of natural oils, this grade of teak boasts the most impressive resistance to outdoor elements of all, making it the most favourable teak for crafting premium garden furniture.

However, because it can only be found within heartwood which comprises only about a fifth to one quarter of each log, grade A teak carries a high price that reflects the quality - costing at least 12 times more than Grade C timber!


GRADE B TEAK

Grade B teak is used to describe timber sourced from the outer heartwood section of a log and comprises roughly one fourth to a third of each log. It is recognisable from its slightly lighter colour compared to Grade A Teak. It also lacks the shine and even grain of Grade A Teak. This distinct appearance is primarily due to it only having small traces of the natural oils that Grade A teak boasts, meaning that it fares far worse in quality and outdoor resistance, even with further treatments.

GRADE C TEAK

Grade C teak is a far inferior quality of teak wood, sourced from the outer sections of a mature log called sapwood and the logs of immature trees. Grade C teak is rather weak, soft and contains almost no natural protective oils, leaving it so vulnerable to damage that experts have even regarded it unfit for indoor use and certainly unsuitable for outdoor wear.

Instead, Grade C teak has very high-water content as Sapwood is the section of timber used to pull water to the rest of the tree. Therefore, it is unsurprising that sapwood was historically thrown away and deemed worthless.

It is recognisable by its very uneven colour (light / dark) and bears little comparison to Grade A teak, despite being sourced from the same species of tree. Whilst Grade C teak carries a minimal cost, it becomes quickly worn and damaged - even with additional coating for protection.

It is worth noting that both grade B and C teak garden furniture are often chemically treated to make it look as if it would be made from the highest quality timber. Therefore, it is often challenging to distinguish between superior and inferior timber.

We strongly advise avoiding chemically treated teak since aside from its poor appearance, it can also be very dangerous since when worn it can cause severe health issues such as respiratory issues and burns. This treatment is very toxic for pregnant women, with detrimental effects.

Due to the severity of these implications, Bodnant Gardens strongly recommend purchasing teak furnishings from reputable retailers that offer reliable guarantees.

Our Approach to Customer Service

Part of what makes us Bodnant Gardens is our unrivalled commitment to customer service and satisfaction. For this reason, all our teak outdoor furniture comes with a 10-year guarantee and a promise that you can trust.

We can provide the most prestigious quality products and fast and effective customer service due to these being our sole priorities. We can meet high standards on products, pricing, and enquiries without compromise due to not having a chain of physical stores and not paying for advertising. Instead, we rely solely on word of mouth marketing and the positive experiences of our customers to build our reputation - the best and most trusted kind of marketing.

If you are looking to enquire about any of our products or services, then please do get in contact with us for a fast and effective response. At Bodnant Gardens we look forward to assisting you in any way that we can.

How to Purchase the Best Teak Garden Furniture

Unfortunately, we have taken numerous calls in recent years from distraught individuals who have purchased cheap teak patio furniture from alternative suppliers. Many have expressed their concern and dismay to us about the following happening to their cheap ‘teak’ furniture:

  • Warped and cracked teak
  • Rotting of timber
  • Glue failure
  • Discolouration and uneven tones

Due to our lasting expertise and production of the very finest teak garden furniture, we believe we are best placed to advise and inform customers of the best tips to ensure your next investment in garden furniture is a good one.

Therefore, we have compiled a few impartial tips on how to purchase the best teak garden furniture. Irrespective of whether you choose to purchase from us or another retailer, we strongly advise that you familiarise yourself with these tips and ask the retailer to clarify the following things before proceeding with your teak furniture purchase.

The quality control of the teak furniture that your purchase is fundamental. In fact, high quality teak is not defined only by grade. For example, even Grade A teak will not deliver the longevity and durability that we promise if the moisture content is not controlled and it is not kiln dried properly.

You should beware of a typical practice called ‘furniture forests’ whereby manufacturers simply leave timber to air dry in incredibly humid environments. This will deteriorate the quality of the teak significantly and is often the same furniture that you will find for cheap online.

You should also beware of manufacturers that do kiln dry their teak - but not properly. Often retailers might claim to use kilns yet due to the time and financial expenses involved, they do not do so fully.

Timber which is incorrectly dried carries a far higher water content and thus compromises the quality of the teak.

At Bodnant Gardens, we kiln dry our teak between 10-12% for optimal results. We strongly recommend that if you wish to purchase teak garden furniture that lasts longer than one season, then you should enquire with retailers to ensure that they kiln dry with the correct schedules and temperatures.

We would also recommend ensuring that the retailer you purchase from has used strong, hard wearing European polyurethane or PVA and resin glues. Without these, your teak patio furniture will not last, as is a common cost cutting tactic in the Far East.

QUICK TIPS

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 Avoid Chemically Treated Teak

Chemically treating teak is a practice commonly used to deceive a customer into believing that they are buying Grade A teak, whilst they are actually purchasing Grade C - which is by far inferior and does not have any of the same properties as premium teak.

Not only does chemically treated teak falsely advertise low grade teak as far superior by using toxic acid to even out its otherwise patchy colouring - but it is also a very dangerous practice, with detrimental effects on people’s health. The chemical often used is called sulphuric acid and during sanding or normal wear, it is known to cause respiratory problems and potentially cause burns amongst users. It poses a particular threat to pregnant women.

We strongly advise that you be wary and inquisitive when purchasing teak and that you purchase it from a reputable seller. Unfortunately, it is frequently found that UK retailers also use these underhand methods to deceive customers and so we recommend that you research properly before purchasing.

One essential way to spot a false Grade A teak patio furniture is by looking for suspiciously dark coloured teak. You can also distinguish by looking at individual pieces of teak without any grain, if both sides of the piece are the same dark colour, then it has likely been chemically treated and should be avoided.

 Machine-Made Furniture is Best

Many customers ask us which patio furniture manufacturing process is best: fully machine-made, semi-machine made or handmade. In short, fully machine-made furniture is best. Because of the intricate and strict processes, fully-machine made teak furniture has a proportion of contact of wood on wood that nears 100%, compared to alternative manufacturing methods which produce imperfect results.

Due to the repetitive abilities of machines, each and every product we product will be structurally identical to its other, without compromise. All our joints and components are machine-made to fit with precision, ensuring the longest lifespan for your teak outdoor furniture.

By comparison, semi-machine garden furniture is fitted by hand but crafted using power tools in a factory setting. Subsequently, the finished product is reliant on the training, experience, and effort of the labourer. In an industry with notoriously high turnover rates, this can be difficult to monitor and predict.

Finally, although hand-made carries connotations of love and personalisation for many, unfortunately the picture in the Far East is not so accurate.

Hand-made is the cheapest way to product furniture in the Far East because the costs for labour there are relatively small. Rather, these pieces of furniture are crafted by labourers on very small wages and is then purchased by warehouses which attempt to complete the piece by making it look more presentable.

Due to this, it is important to question the overall quality and process behind the furniture you purchase. Often the teak used is illegally sourced and the fixing methods are far inferior to the ones used by reputable companies like us.

 Pay Attention to Quality Control

The quality control of the teak furniture that your purchase is fundamental. In fact, high quality teak is not defined only by grade. For example, even Grade A teak will not deliver the longevity and durability that we promise if the moisture content is not controlled and it is not kiln dried properly.

You should beware of a typical practice called ‘furniture forests’ whereby manufacturers simply leave timber to air dry in incredibly humid environments. This will deteriorate the quality of the teak significantly and is often the same furniture that you will find for cheap online.

You should also beware of manufacturers that do kiln dry their teak - but not properly. Often retailers might claim to use kilns yet due to the time and financial expenses involved, they do not do so fully.

Timber which is incorrectly dried carries a far higher water content and thus compromises the quality of the teak.

We would also recommend ensuring that the retailer you purchase from has used strong, hard wearing European polyurethane or PVA and resin glues. Without these, your teak patio furniture will not last, as is a common cost cutting tactic in the Far East.

 Choose Sustainably Sourced Teak

You should beware of where your teak has been sourced from. For example, lower quality teak is commonly known as ‘village teak’ and is often sourced illegally from plantations. Not only is the quality of this teak very poor, but such practice is largely deemed to be an overexploitation of the forests and therefore detrimental to the environment and unsustainable.

Instead, we recommend ensuring that the teak you invest in is traceable, meaning it can be traced back to a reputable and legal source. Our teak timber is harvested only in 20-year cycles and in full compliance with the responsible government controlled regime. That is how we achieve SVLK accreditation.

 Look for Retailer Guarantees and Photos

Firstly, we have noticed that many teak garden furniture websites fail to show close-up images of their furniture and that there is often a reason behind this.

As a company that is very proud of our products and output, we thoroughly believe that any company that is truly proud of their workmanship and the quality of their product will promote these accordingly. This is good practice and enables prospective buyers to have a more accurate idea of the furniture they are purchasing, and the quality control involved. That is precisely why we use high quality and close-up photos to advertise our products and would be wary of those that do not.

Secondly, many retailers harp on about the durability of their teak and their product lifespan without substantiating that claim. We find that upon closer inspection, most retailers only offer a very restrictive yearlong guarantee. To us, that seems illogical.

For companies so confident that their product will last many years, it does not make sense to offer a yearlong guarantee. You ought to be wary of these, particularly by looking at small print. It is far wiser to invest in furniture with a lasting guarantee that reflects the lasting quality.

At Bodnant Gardens, we are able to offer you a complete piece of mind with a confident offer of a full 10-year guarantee across all of our teak garden furniture sets.

Teak Garden Furniture -
FAQs Section

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 Where Can I find All Dimensions of Furniture Products?

The dimensions for all products are conveniently found within the product descriptions of each product, so you know before you buy that your next teak garden furniture set is a perfect addition to your home. For more detailed measurements and further information on these, you can contact us, where a helpful member of staff will be happy to help you!

 How Can I Care for Teak Garden Furniture?

So long as you purchase the right grade of teak and have purchased from a retailer with reputable practices (e.g. correct kiln drying, and machine-made processes) then teak garden furniture is relatively low maintenance.

At Bodnant Gardens, we are so confident in our teak patio furniture that we ask you not to add further protective treatments or paints since teak is naturally resistant to the outdoor elements. Just a simple clean using these tips will suffice!

Clean routinely using just water or warm soapy water. We do not recommend using an abrasive sponge or special cleaning agents. A quick and easy wipe-over every week or so will usually be enough to keep your teak garden sets looking fresh.

Despite its resistance to moisture and water, high quality teak can nonetheless be affected by mould or moss in extreme conditions. To make a mixture from home we recommend mixing 1 cup of household bleach, 1 cup of washing powder and half a bucket of warm water.

This should be used to soak the furniture for 5 minutes. From there, any moss and mould should simply disappear upon being hosed down. However, we do not recommend pressure washing due to the abrasive properties this has.

Spilling accidents are common. Whether it is red wine or your child’s dinner, it may leave a stain. However, due to the resistance of our high-quality teak, this can be easily removed either in its own time when exposed to outdoor elements or even promptly by washing the stain over with warm, soapy water.

We strongly recommend not using teak oil on products made from high grade teak since this destroys the natural protective oils which are far superior.

For the best protection, we recommend investing in a breathable waterproof covering for your new teak garden furniture which will protect it from the inevitable dust, dirt, and bird droppings.

 What Does Your Guarantee Cover?

At Bodnant Gardens we go beyond the statutory requirements when it comes to protecting you as a consumer.

For full peace of mind and due to our confidence in our own products, we offer an extensive 10-year guarantee across all our teak outdoor furniture sets, teak garden tables and teak garden chairs used within your home. Across our teak garden benches, we offer a minimum of 5 years - far longer guarantees than competitors.

We ask you to be wary when purchasing furniture with a short guarantee, particularly if it is advertised as long-lasting and durable.

Our only exception is fair wear and tear and negligent use. Small cracks and checking are natural within the grains of the timber, even of the highest quality. These may also disappear and reappear within different weather.

Fundamentally, these small checks within the grains will not affect the structure and long-life of your teak garden furniture. Accidental damage and damage caused as a result of misuse and neglect are similarly excluded from our guarantee.

Any issues can be discussed when you contact us, and our friendly customer service team can advise you on your options.