News July 2008
18 July 2008
It’s time for the Roman Centurions
currently garrisoned at Round Wood to move on and defend pastures new. New troops are being shipped in, so we are looking for new barracks for our existing officers.
We won’t charge for their mobilisation and we will even give you 10% off their stipend. So whilst they do always have to travel in pairs, at our discounted rate they will only cost you £1980 a set, (normal price £2200 plus delivery).
Each Centurion stands 2m, weighs over 250kg and comes with his own detachable pike! They are hand cast in iron and free stand. As a cast iron statue, the Centurion will develop its own unique patina through exposure to the elements.
Our range of cast iron statues is rapidly developing – in particular our Portraits
. There will be several new additions to our cast iron statues in our next container.
15 July 2008
We now have our freestanding cast iron Tap Stands
back in stock. As these have been unavailable for some time, much of our new shipment was forward ordered, but a small number remain.
Whilst some of the cast iron tap stands were in our new 'Antique White'
finish, these have now all been sold. A few remain in the traditional black matt as well as our new 'Green Gloss'
The finishes will delay the weathering process, but as with all cast iron products these tap stands will develop their own unique patina over time.
Each tap stand is supplied complete with its own stainless steel tap. These have a thread of 1 inch. The inside of the tap stand is hollow, allowing for a tube/connector to be passed up to the thread.
Being cast from heavy duty iron these are an impressive, traditional looking piece that has proved very popular with customers looking for reclamation style products.
We will be taking in new stocks of these in August, along with many of our cast iron statues, garden benches and cast iron lamp posts.
11 July 2008
Our classic cast iron Lattice Planters
are now available in ‘Antique White’ and ‘Gloss Brown’ finishes, across all sizes in the range.
The finishes are designed to weather and allow the rust from the cast iron to show through, resulting in the planter developing an aged appearance that patinas uniquely over time.
The largest cast iron lattice planter in the range measures 86x39x32cm, the smallest
We also stock a cast iron lattice urn, again with a classic design theme, in the ‘Antique White' finish.
We also have in stock the cast iron lattice urn
, in the traditional, natural rust finish.
Our full range of planters and urns includes models cast traditionally in iron, but also in more contemporary materials such as fibreclay and fibreglass. Popular cast iron models include the Medici
Interest has also been steadily developing in the faux lead Chelsea Boxes
produced from the extremely environmentally friendly fibreclay.
01 July 2008
The Round Wood Collection of Home and Garden features now includes a new range of attractive contemporary planters
and plant pots in a variety of durable materials, including the extremely environmentally friendly fibreclay.
Eco-friendly fibreclay planters are produced via an innovative and patented process that uses the waste material from pulp mills. The energy used in the production of fibreclay planters is only 10% of that for other home and garden planters.
The result is a completely natural and relatively lightweight material that lends itself particularly well to Faux Lead planters, such as the Fibreclay Chelsea Box
and Fibreclay Chelsea Box
Our Fibreclay Chelsea Boxes and Troughs come in variety of sizes that we are gradually adding to our site. For other potential sizes of our fibreclay planters, do not hesitate to contact us.
Another increasingly popular medium for planters and plant pots is Fibreglass or GRP, (Glass Reinforced Plastic). Whilst these Fibreglass planters
are also extremely durable, they have the added benefit that they are lightweight and suitable for the development of unique finishes.
Proving particularly popular are our Green Faux Lead Planter
, Fibreglass Trough
and Translucent Planters
. Other mediums include zinc, ironstone, Terracini and Polystone.
01 July 2008
Our range of cast iron garden benches has proved very popular this spring - in particular the Gothic
model we stock at a retail price of £390.
This cast iron bench is popular with both trade and retail customers as, whilst it is very sturdy and weigh’s in at 220kg, it is relatively easy to build when compared to other cast iron benches.
This cast iron bench ships well in three components: back, seat and legs. To build, all you need to do is sit the seat on a support, (we use and oak cube), then attach the two ends, (legs), with the bolts supplied. The back can then be slotted in for fastening.
A similar design of cast iron bench is available elsewhere, but when comparing prices we suggest that you compare the weight and dimensions of models. Our cast iron benches are large, attractive features cast in heavy duty iron.
Our cast iron benches are often purchased in pairs to sit either side of one of our Slate Tables
, or to accompany a cast iron statue