David Coton was delighted to recently meet with Frank Honald, President and Owner of Henri Studio USA, who had flown in from Chicago to discuss the opportunity of bringing their products back into the UK next year.
Woodshaw is the brand name of the new timber garden furniture and decorative features range that Kelkay, one of the UK's leading landscape materials suppliers, are launching following their acquisition of Anchorfast.
By adding Woodshaw range to their portfolio, Kelkay can now supply a complete range of timber outdoor furniture and features, together with their traditional paving and aggregates, an offering probably unmatched by any other company.
Woodshaw craftsmen will use traditional skills in combination with modern manufacturing methods to make the majority of the new brand's products such as arbours, gazebos, planters and seating in Yorkshire.
Kelkay's reputation for high quality is set to be maintained as Woodshaw are committed to employing a very thorough design, development and testing programme using state-of-the-art techniques integrated with time honoured carpentry skills.
Components will also be kept to a minimum so that assembly by the customer is quick and easy with the minimum of fuss, and many of the designs will have hidden joints and fixings that will vastly improve their overall appearance.
Only responsibly sourced FSC timber will be used by Woodshaw, and so confident is the the company of their products rot and decay resistance that each item will be offered with a twenty year guarantee.
GardenSite will be stocking the new Woodshaw range in the near future in addition to existing Kelkay items, so that our customers can benefit from a comprehensive selection of top quality landscaping products all from one company.
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