Garden arches are a popular garden design choice for creating a striking entrance to a path or as a beautiful climbing plant feature. They also provide valuable shade and a degree of privacy. With a variety of styles and sizes, including wooden and metal garden arches, you are sure to find the perfect arch for your garden at Shedstore. FREE delivery of garden arches is available to mainland UK postcodes.
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Garden arches are nothing new. Historic records show that the Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all incorporated garden arches into their garden designs. This is probably one of the reasons we are such lovers of garden arches in the UK.
Whether Metal or Wooden, garden arches make a stunning and elegant focal point. A well-located arch is an ideal way of segmenting or partitioning an area of a garden. They can strategically be used in conjunction with fencing and hedges to obscure views of garden areas such as patios, barbecues, wheelie bins, log stores and washing lines.
Adding height and interest to otherwise low gardens, they also provide a perfect base for climbing plants to flourish. As these plants develop over years, they offer spectacular displays and wonderful fragrances that can be coordinated to provide something different across the seasons and also entice butterflies, bees, and other wildlife. Typical plants to grow on a garden arch include clematis, honeysuckle, ivy, jasmine, morning glory, roses, sweet pea, wisteria, and many others.
One of the most difficult choices to make is whether to buy a wooden or metal garden arch. We summarise the benefits of each below to help you in the decision-making process.
If you are looking to buy a contemporary or modern style, then a metal garden arch is a great choice and will cost less than other materials. Our entire range of metal garden arches is manufactured by Panacea. Choose from the classic arch shape, flat top, or apex style top for your arch.
An advantage of metal is the fine detail with which the arch can be made, which wooden versions struggle to match. Shedstore metal garden arches range in size from 6’x2’ to 9’x4’, which is flexible enough for most garden arch requirements.
All our metal arches come with a one year guarantee and are manufactured from top-quality galvanised steel, this has a protective Zinc coating to protect from the weather and corrosion.
If a traditional, rustic, or classic style is more what you are looking for then a wooden garden arch will be a wise choice. Our wooden garden arches are all manufactured by the leading brand, Forest Garden. Choose from a range of styles with sizes ranging from 4’x2’ to 7’x6’.
Our entire range is pressure treated for endurance; this is why most of our range is supplied with a generous fifteen year guarantee.
An advantage of wooden arches is that they are much easier to customise at the time of installation or at a later date. This customisation would need a skilled Carpenter but is still more realistic than customising a metal garden arch.
Our wooden garden arches are supplied as natural timber. If preferred, you can always paint or stain the wood with a colour of your preference.
There is a range of optional extras available for an additional price with our wooden garden arch range including post supports, and wooden garden planters.
Absolutely! Our arches for sale can be considered heavy duty in the following ways:
The steel used to manufacture a metal garden arch is galvanised on both the inside and the outside. This prevents internal rot from the inside, which affects many inferior products
The metal arches are all powder-coated and then given a stylish finish. This provides another layer of protection from the weather and rust.
Shedstore’s wooden garden arches are pre-vacuum pressure treated as standard. There is no need for treatment to be applied during installation. Most of our arches have a fifteen year anti-rot guarantee, which is proof of longevity and heavy duty capabilities.
Do you need support and guidance in selecting the perfect metal or wooden garden arch that will meet your needs? Choosing the right size, material and style can be more complicated than you might think. Why not contact us today through one of the following contact methods: