What Are the Best Materials for Garden Furniture? | Bridgman

More durable than its natural counterpart, synthetic rattan is the most popular material for garden furniture. It has been a favourite amongst many since we introduced it to the UK over 20 years ago.


We craft our premium rattan furniture using the finest synthetic polyethylene weaves to ensure premium quality across our collections. Our premium rattan is:

    • Durable with guarantees of up to 10 years – ideal if you’ll be use your furniture often.
    • UV-resistant – so you can leave it out in the sun without worry.
    • Woven around rustproof powder-coated aluminium frames – to extend the lifespan of your set.

It’s also incredibly easy to clean, requiring either a cloth and warm soapy water or a jet wash. Discover more about how to care for your garden furniture here.


Rattan furniture is available in a variety of weave styles. Half round is a more accessible form of weave, while full round is the top-level choice. We craft most of our outdoor furniture using a full round rattan weave for unmatched comfort and premium style. It’s also important to consider the tightness of the furniture’s rattan weave as a loose, unstable weave is the sign of bad quality that won’t last.


What’s inside is just as important as what’s out, and once again quality is key. So, we ensure full protection from the elements and absolute rust-resistance by using powder-coated aluminium frames inside all of our rattan furniture.