The simple style of a garden bench lends itself to any home landscaping scheme, and some of the larger 3 or 4-seat options are often used in parks and at schools for easy seating that is practically maintenance free.
Wooden benches are the most popular style for sale with both hardwood and softwood options. Styles include curved and flat seat backs, backless sleeper benches, and some with below the seat storage. Hardwood timber is a great choice that will stand up to the British weather. The grain develops a lovely silvery-grey patina over time without losing any durability, and you can use a regular oil treatment if you wish to maintain the original colour. Pine is a chunky inexpensive option that is often preferred if your want to paint to match other elements within your garden.
Other material choices include stone and various metals, each with their own benefits. Stone is a preferred choice for memorials, as they make timeless pieces that can rest in your garden for a lifetime and be passed down to the next generation. Curved backless benches are available in both classical and contemporary styles to suit your tastes. There are also some options made from rattan or plastic resin that are weatherproof and maintenance free.
If there are suitable seat cushions, they are generally available as an add-on extra to your order. You may also want to use a weather cover for additional protection in winter, but it is not necessary for most styles.