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What to Look For When Choosing Garden Swings?

Garden swings are no longer just a fond reminder of our childhood memories. Presence of swings in our gardens, terraces and balconies is increasing day by day so is the number of swings being introduced to the market. The models and materials are varying greatly but most common ones are made from metal or wood frames combined with sling fabric, upholstered cushions or synthetic rattan seating components. In this article we would like to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these different products in the market and help you choose the best option based on your budget, personal needs and likes. 

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Choice of Fabric for Outdoor Furniture

Your outdoor furniture is susceptible to elements like UV, rain, wind, pool and sea water, dirt and spillages. Therefore it is important that the fabrics used in outdoor furnitures are designed to be resistant against these elements to the extent possible. The qualities you should be looking for in outdoor upholstery is resistance against sunlight, mould and mildew, colour-fastness, waterproofing, solar protection against UV rays...

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What is iroko wood?

Iroko [Chlorophora excelsa, Chlorophora regia] is a large hardwood tree from the west coast of tropical Africa that can live up to 500 years. It is one of the woods sometimes referred to as African teak, although it is unrelated to the teak family. Given the high prices of genuine teak, iroko could be considered a moderate-cost alternative. The wood is stable, durable, and has an overall look that somewhat resembles to teak.

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Reflections from Spoga-Gafa

Spoga-Gafa is the largest garden fair in the world and the number one event for us garden furniture makers to attend to.

Over 2,000 exhibitors from all over the world gather in Cologne, Germany every year in September to celebrate a full year of successes and share the latest trends for the upcoming season. We have been attending the Spoga-Gafa for the last three years with our Swingroo brand.

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UR-GE programme

We have made our application to the UR-GE programme run by Çanakkale's Chamber of Commerce. UR-GE stands for the general incentive programme backed by the Ministry of Economy of Turkey to improve the international competitiveness of Turkish exporters.

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How to Care for Wooden Outdoor Furniture

This week we woud like to talk to you about how to take care of your beloved wooden garden furniture.

First step in caring for your wooden outdoor furniture is knowing what type of wood you are dealing with. Good quality wooden furniture is usually made out of hardwood such as teak, iroko and oak. hese wood types have a high content of natural oil that protects them from weather conditions as oil makes the wood more resistable to water. These types of wood are also naturally resistant to insects. The reddish brown colour of these tropical hardwood usually turn into a beautiful silverish grey and sometimes this is specifically desired in architectural projects, such as in the wall-cladding of houses.

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Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam) and Its Advantages

Wood is a living thing that continues to respond to external elements. This same quality that gives its natural beauty also causes some disadvantages during and after it has been processed. Structural timber must go into controlled drying before it can be used. Even after the drying process, once the timber is used to make a final product it will need to adjust to its surroundings.

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Use of Metal In Garden Furniture

Metal has been frequently used in producing garden furniture due to the inexpensiveness of the material and the ease of processing metal profiles. Even when the furniture is made of other materials such as plastic or wood, in most cases there are metal components used to join (screws, bolts etc.) or to bring fuctionality (chains and suspensions).

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