Cast aluminium garden furniture: Versatility & Value

Before I wax lyrical about why cast aluminium is the perfect material for outdoor furniture, lets just clarify exactly what it is… Cast aluminum is, in a nutshell, a specific metal that’s gone through one of the several processes known as casting. Essentially, cast aluminum is created when methods such as die casting, mold casting, or sand casting are used to temper the aluminum for use in creating components for many different types of products. Cast aluminum is used for a number of items around the house, as well as machinery and other products that are necessary to the manufacturing of a wide range of goods and services.

Cast aluminium garden furniture: Versatility & Value

Cast aluminum is also used to create outdoor furniture, such as the range sold by Lazy Susan. While not quite as well known as the more traditional cast iron garden furniture, cast aluminum garden furniture is significantly lighter and can be moved around your garden with greater ease. In addition to cookware and cast aluminum garden furniture, cast aluminium is also used to create a number of motor parts for cars, ships etc. Components such as connecting rods, pistons, housings, radiator tanks, and other ‘engine’ essentials can be created using both die casting and mold casting methods. Even components such as compressors and various types of gears may be created using aluminum of this ilk.

For some time at Lazy Susan we attempted to maintain teak garden tables and other similar furniture but to no avail. So it was decided that the best long term solution was to use metal for garden furniture and in particular aluminium, due to its numerous benefits and qualities. Metal garden furniture made from aluminium does not rot nor does it rust, furthermore, it is maintenance free and will not need to be replaced every few years as is the case with other materials. It can also be left outdoors all year round so you don’t have to worry about constantly taking the garden table and chairs indoors or covering them up each time it rains or when it gets cold.

In March 2007 we launched our range of furniture after spending a lot of time searching for the perfect furniture sets. Our aim was to find the best quality aluminium garden patio furniture on the market that was built in a classic design that would still look in fashion in years to come. Since then we have sold hundreds of different furniture sets all of which have been successfully delivered to all corners of the country. Overall we are confident that customers will love our furniture as an alternative to cast iron garden furniture for the main reason that it will never rust.

Wrought iron garden furniture has that classic look and is often crafted into more traditional, ornate and sometimes intricate designs. Heavy and durable, iron can stay outside all year, although if painted it may flake due to rust. So a quick bit of sanding and repainting may be required from time to time. Aluminium can also be cast to appear much the same as iron furniture, however, without the rust problem. It is also lightweight which makes aluminium furniture easier to move around your garden or into storage to keep it safe. However, unlike heavy metal furniture, aluminium items may require storing indoors in strong winds.

No-one disputes that the weather in the UK is unpredictable to say the least, which is why a furniture set for the garden that can be left outdoors unprotected at all times is ideal for this country. When you buy a large round garden table from us, you will be getting a top quality cast aluminium table that will require zero maintenance and that will look elegant now and in the future. Simply having a table is clearly insufficient which is why we have a range of garden furniture sets in a range of styles and sizes to suit all requirements and budgets. If you are simply looking for a few chairs to match an existing table or to augment existing furniture sets then we have a couple of styles to choose from.

The Emma metal stacking chair is available in a choice of antique bronze, verdigris and white and at eight kilos is a very solid chair that can be stacked away for winter storage. If you need some cushions to go with the chairs then our choice of high back cushions are available in stone, navy blue and apple green, colours which we feel suit the colours of the metal chairs. Wrought iron garden furniture is undoubtedly for some people, but we are confident that in time people will start to move towards aluminium furniture as it is equally elegant but far easier to look after and we will see more garden furniture UK stores supplying it.

Aluminium is the ideal material for outdoor furniture. It is strong, it won’t rust, and it retains its good looks through blistering summer heat (we should be so lucky), British thunderstorms, and rampant children. Quality aluminum furniture is durable and can last for a decade or more. It is lightweight, making it easy to move around the garden or indoors and it requires minimal maintenance. Cast aluminum is investment furniture, you’re paying for a quality product, but you are getting so much more than you paid for. It is truly distinctive and elegant, features classic designs with roots in the cast-iron stylings of the 18th century.

Cast aluminum is undeniably handsome and elegant. While its beauty is striking, its demeanor is classic and understated. At lazy Susan we have pieces available for seating, dining and lounging. Much like tubular aluminum, the cast variant is also amazingly durable and easy to maintain. Quality cast-aluminum furniture can be costly when priced against plastic and synthetic garden furniture and is not for the family that craves a new look every few seasons. But, if you’re looking for outdoor furniture that is second to none, then Lazy Susan’s cast aluminium range will add the wow factor to your patio.

About Lazy Susan

About Lazy Susan

Lazy Susan is a small family business that specialise exclusively in wicker, rattan and metal garden furniture, specifically cast aluminium. Visit to find out more and view our complete product range.

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