Metal Garden Benches

Metal garden benches are generally manufactured from cast aluminium, cast iron, or powder coated tubular steel, and they all make durable options for garden furniture.

If selecting a metal bench for exposed windy areas of the garden it's best to choose a steel or cast-iron bench as these will always be heavier than aluminium. All metal benches come powder coated for protection from the elements. Aluminium benches will never rust, but other metal benches need repainting every few years to prevent corrosion.

More recently, there's a trend to design metal benches with ornate backs depicting countryside scenes, such as horses, trees, and sunsets, adding extra charm to the garden. The attractive Poppy Forge sun bench is a great metal option and has a contemporary sunburst back that will blend into any garden. This bench is manufactured at a steel foundry in the UK from a solid bar steel construction and is available in a black or cream finish. Another popular style is the folding bench, such as the Gablemere Versailles or the LG Outdoor Manila bench, and this kind of folding garden furniture is ideal for situations where space in the garden is restricted.

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