News October 2008
27 October 2008
One of our most popular garden statues, the cast iron Happy Hippo
, is the latest feature in our range to be offered in a selection of finishes.
Only a natural rust model of the cast iron statue has previously been available, but it now has an 'Antique White'
The Antique White has been designed to weather and allow the rust from the cast iron beneath to work through. As such, the Hippo’s patina will develop over time giving it a natural, aged appearance.
Other garden statues
now available in Antique White include our Cast Iron Cockerels, Chickens, Wolf Busts, Fifties Nudes and cast iron Stags, known as ‘White Harts’.
We are also offering a selection of our garden benches
and lamp posts
in different finishes, including Forest Green and the Antique White.
23 October 2008
As winter approaches and the evenings begin to draw in ever earlier, demand for garden lighting increases. Our 1.95m cast iron lamp posts
tend to prove particularly popular at this time of year given their ease of transport and installation.
Unlike our larger models, multiple quantities of the 1.95m garden lamp post can be shipped on a single pallet. There are only 3 major components which simply slot together and are then fastened with either grub screws or standard sized bolts.
As they stand at just over 6ft tall, they are ideal for lighting small gardens and positioning either side of entrances, gates and doors.
Whilst, as importers of cast iron, we do not offer advice on electrical fittings and installation, provision has been made for a lamp to be hung pendant style by passing wiring up through a hollowed up support in the lamp top.
Whilst this cast iron lamp post has traditionally only been supplied in Black Matt, Gloss Green
and Antique White
finishes are now available. Stocks of the new models are limited.
Given the recent increases in the price of cast iron and the rapidly depreciating exchange rate, the price of these lamp posts has unfortunately risen over the last year.
We have, however, attempted to absorb as much of this increase as possible and are currently running a promotion on this model.
As such, they are currently priced at £148, reduced from £185. We are also offering free shipping on orders of 6 or more.
Other lamp posts in our range stand between 2.5m and 4.2m. Click on‘Lamp Posts’
to see the entire range.
22 October 2008
Our most popular cast iron garden bench, ‘The Gothic’, is now available in three different finishes, with ‘Antique White’
and ‘Forest Green’
models now available.
The Gothic cast iron bench has previously only been available in Black Matt
, but the range of models has been expanded in light of demand for a wider variety of options.
Whilst the finishes on all cast iron products will weather, the ‘Antique White’ and ‘Gloss Green’ will prove particularly resilient as they are applied as a paint rather than spray.
The Gothic garden bench has proved popular given its design and build process – there are only four pieces to assemble. It is also easy to ship, despite its weight.
Other cast iron benches in our range include the ‘Art Nouveau,'
models – please see our website for full details.
21 October 2008
Whilst we specialise in larger items such as cast iron benches, urns and statues, we do offer the occasional seasonal product. As such, we have a selection of Halloween features in stock, ready for next day delivery, including our Burnay Pumpkin Lantern
This is more in keeping with our reclamation style products, given its weathered appearance and traditional production methods. These retail at a currently discounted price of £15.
Some of the other items are not so typical of our range, but just as much fun. A good example of this is our Ceramic Halloween Pumpkin
. Whilst this is based on a classic design, it is produced from Terracini; an innovative, durable frost proof material.
These are also available for £15. Our standing pumpkin tea-light holders
are also produced from Terracini and are available at £5.
We also have copper effect oil burning lanterns
that stand at 1.4m and is supplied with 6 wicks for £7.
16 October 2008
We now have our cast iron bust of a Wolf
back in stock, along with several other favourites from our range.
Whilst the statue was initially described as a fox, our team of experts have concluded that the statue is actually a representation of its wilder relative. Our apologies for any confusion this has caused.
The bust is cast in iron and hand finished. The statue is now also available in Antique White – keep an eye out for the photos we will be adding soon.
Another statue available in both finishes is our fifties nude. This classic portrait retails at £34 in Rust
and £36 in Antique White
. It has proved very popular with customers who have an eye for antiquities.
Also coming up are photos of our cast iron Gothic Bench
in a range of finishes.
03 October 2008
Several of our most popular cast iron statues are due back in stock next week, including the Happy Hippo
, Japanese Tosa Dog
and Wolf's Head
Another favourite, the cast iron Cougar Head
statue, has already arrived, but only a few remain after several were forward ordered.
Much of the upcoming shipment has already also been set aside. Other statues arriving are the Fifties Nude, Virgin Mary
and Roman Lady Bust
Also arriving are cast iron garden benches in a range of finishes, cast iron tap stands and cast iron lamp posts.
If there is a statue that you require, but cannot find in our collection, please do not hesitate to contact us as we are able to provide a sourcing service through our network of contacts.
03 October 2008
We have recently taken delivery of cast iron urns at both ends of the size scale here at Round Wood. In addition to the 1m Venetian Urns
we restocked on last week, we now have in stock models ranging from 20cm to 1.95m. All make ideal planters.
The 20cm is our smooth weathered small rust urn
that we sold out of earlier this year. Its taller brother stands at 32cm. They retail at £8 and £12 respectively.
At the other end of the spectrum we have our Giant Campana Urns
set on plinths and cast in the Medici style. They stand a whopping 1.95m and weigh in at over 400kg. Individual urns retail at £1120, although these are best featured as a pair which come at a discounted price of £2100 with free delivery.
Our Giant Campana Urns / planters have a smaller relation, which stand at 1.4m tall
on a garland plinth and retail at £400 each.
On a similar size scale are our Smooth Cast Iron Urns
on Plinths with a unique Cerulean powder matt finish. They retail at £360, with a pair going for £700.
We are also trying something a bit different with our Antique White Cast Iron Shallow Urn
on a smooth plinth. This is an imposing feature at 1.3m tall and 1m deep. The finish is an added attraction – it will age over time and develop a nice rusty patination. These urns / planters retail at £640, with a pair at £1200.
Unless stated, all prices exclude delivery.