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There are lots of things to consider when buying outdoor furniture and we know just how quickly the process can become overwhelming. With the multitude of styles, materials and outdoor technologies available it can be hard to make direct comparisons between products. That’s why we’ve put together our top questions every buyer should ask before purchasing new outdoor furniture.

Do I have to take my cushions in every night?
For ultimate care-free living, look for seat cushions that are specifically designed to be left outside all year round – come rain or shine. You will never have to take your cushions inside if you purchase from the McKenzie & Willis outdoor range. Our furniture range features fade resistant Sunbrella fabrics and quick dry foam that allows water to drain away easily.

I love the look of metal but will it rust?
When it comes to outdoor furniture, not all materials are created equal so remember to ask about the exact type of metal used. At McKenzie & Willis all of our metal furniture is made with powder coated aluminium. Our aluminium has a double-baked powder coating which means it won’t peel or chip and unlike steel or other metals, aluminium does not rust.

What type of timber is used?
Before you fall in love with an outdoor wooden furniture set, be sure to ask about the type of wood used. A hardwood such as teak is far superior in an outdoor environment as its natural oils protect it from rot and insects. The use of teak in our wooden outdoor range ensures your new furniture will withstand the elements for years to come.

Does it require assembly?
Not everyone has the same level of skill when it comes to assembling furniture so don’t forget to find out if there is any assembly required before you purchase. If you purchase outdoor furniture from us you can rest assured knowing you won’t have to deal with any pesky flat pack instructions. All our outdoor furniture is put together with the option to have it delivered to the exact spot you require it – leaving you free to enjoy your outdoor space.

How do I know it will fit my space?
If you’re unsure about sizes or what type of outdoor furniture to choose then consider looking for a store that offer in-home consultations. Our furniture consultants will come to your home and help you choose the right piece of outdoor furniture for your space free of charge. We can help you decide on placement, size, materials and answer any other questions you might have. To book a consultation click here.

Does it come with a warranty, and if yes, what does the warranty cover?
It’s important to look for places that offer warranties so you can ensure your outdoor furniture will last season after season. At McKenzie & Willis we only buy the best of the best, which is why we offer a 5 year warranty on all our outdoor furniture for no extra charge. Known as ‘The McKenzie & Willis Promise’ our warranty often goes above and beyond our individual manufacturer’s product warranties and the Consumer Guarantees Act. It’s also easy, hassle free and will give you the peace of mind you need.

Did you know our New Season Outdoor Sale is now on? Check out our outdoor furniture online now and get your home sorted for summer.

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