Westminster Furniture Materials
The Westminster range of moulded resin furniture is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Made from gas injected polycarbonate or fully moulded polypropylene reinforced with glass fibre.
Aluminium is a proven lightweight material which is very strong and therefore ideal for use as outdoor furniture. The aluminium is powder coated to prevent oxidation and ensure years of outdoor use.
We use 304 grade stainless steel in our products. Containing a minimum of 18% chromium and 8% nickel it retains an austenitic structure at all temperatures. 304 grade is the most widely used of all stainless steels. Its chemical composition, mechanical properties, weld ability and oxidation resistance provide the best all-round performance stainless steel.
All our wicker furniture is hand woven with Viro® fibre, a premium synthetic Polyethylene material. Highly flexible, UV and weather resistant, this fibre is designed to be insensitive to temperature differences ranging between -25C to +70C. It is 100% recyclable and resistant to chlorine and salt water. Strong and durable, recyclable and washable. This all goes to make virtually maintenance free products.
Westminster work with Sunbrella®, a fabric made of acrylic fibres with pigmentation added prior to extrusion, offering the rich look and feel of cotton. It will not fade or degrade. Even in the harshest climates, Sunbrella® provides years of care free service guaranteed against the elements. Can be cleaned with water, bleach solution or by careful use of a high pressure washer.
QUICK DRYING FOAM
Westminster use an advanced, high-performance foam designed specifically for outdoor cushions and furniture. The porous open-cell structure allows water to drain rapidly and fresh air to circulate freely.
Only premium grade plantation grown teak is used in Westminster furniture. The features of premium grade teak are consistent grain structure and the absence of knots, splits or cracks. All teak furniture comes in natural smooth finish.Teak is a close grained hardwood with a high natural oil content. It is highly resistant to rotting and almost impervious to the effects of sun, rain, frost or snow. There is no substitute for teak and no other hardwood will perform to the same standard as teak in outdoor conditions.
Westminster offer a wide selection of parasols to suit all requirements, from smaller centre pole sunshades to heavier duty, multi-position cantilever parasols. Added to this, the collection boasts a remote controlled solar parasol and a number of products with a unique, integral LED lighting system.
SUNRISE AND SUNSET CANTILEVER PARASOLS
The heavy duty Sunset and medium duty Sunrise cantilever parasols are manufactured from high performance aluminium. Both parsols have 8 aluminium ribs with discreet, integral LED lighting strips and are available in two sizes: 3.5m round and 4m x 3m rectangular. They can be rotated through 360 degrees by use of a foot pedal and a control handle gives a number of different shading angles. The canopies are manufactured from 100% Spuncrylic polyester and available in Taupe or Natural colours. A detachable dimmer control unit is supplied as standard.
The Standard 30kg base stand is designed for use with all parasols in combination with a table. The base plate is manufactured from granite with a stainless steel column. Integral wheels help with ease of movement.
The powder coated aluminium Free Standing Planter base stand can be filled with a variety of materials from sand to stone weighing up to 70Kgs when filled. This base is also complete with wheels for ease of movement.
Westminster work with Sunbrella®, a fabric made of acrylic fibres with pigmentation added prior to extrusion, offering the rich look and feel of cotton but it will not fade or degrade. Even in the harshest climates, Sunbrella® provides years of care free service with a warranty that is unheard of in the marketplace. A product so radical from anything else available, Sunbrella® has grown to be trusted as the outdoor fabric that is guaranteed against the elements. The furniture can be left outside all year round and can be simply cleaned with plain water or to remove more stubborn stains, a mild solution of soapy water and bleach or careful use of a high pressure washer.
QUICK DRYING FOAM
Westminster use an advanced, high-performance foam designed specifically for outdoor cushions and furniture. The porous open-cell structure allows water to drain rapidly and fresh air to circulate freely. After a heavy downpour and in good weather conditions, the furniture is ready to use within the hour.
All fabric cushions are manufactured using Sunbrella® material which is very durable, UV stable, and carries a 5 year guarantee. The underside of each cushion incoporates a textilene mesh panel to increase air circulation and accelerate the drying process. The cushion filling is a quick drying foam with a Dacron™ wrapping for greater comfort. Detailed cleaning instructions can be viewed at www.westminsterteak.co.uk, where information on specific stain removal is available. The fabric and foam used in our products both conform to the British standard of BS5852 Part 1 and Part 2.