Materials: composite stone
A blend of cement, granite powder and jute fibres that mimics the down-to-earth look of concrete, without the impractical weight. It’s also tough (although it can still take on the occasional mark of age and use) and is sealed to help protect it against the elements.
Teak is a tropical hardwood that has naturally-occurring oils in its fibres which act as a preservative. They make it well-suited to life outside and mean it’s not as high maintenance as some other timbers. In Hove, it has a silvered, textured appearance from the start, and will silver more as it ages.
We’ve treated the teak with IsoGuard®, an oil that helps protect it from staining for a time and from drying out, all without obviously affecting its appearance. It won’t prevent the natural small cracks that will appear in the timber, but when reapplied over time, will keep it as well-looked-after as possible.