Dorset Storage Garden Arbour

Product Code: SEATDORSETARB EAN: 5027003001297

(4.6) Based on 48 Reviews


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Description

The best selling Zest Dorset Arbour will be a comfortable and practical addition to anyone's garden.

Use it to enjoy a book or chat with a friend over drinks, the arbour has a roof panel to protect you whatever the weather.

There's also a storage box under the seat where many different items can be tidied away out of view.

Like all Zest products it is manufactured from high-quality FSC timber, this has been pressure treated against rot and carries a 10-year guarantee.

Since its introduction, The Dorset Arbour has proved to be a runaway success. The combination of an arbour, bench seat and garden storage for such a competitive price has proved unbeatable. The customer is always right, and this is certainly the case with the Dorset Storage Arbour.

Dorset Arbour Features:

  • Handy Storage Box Under the Seat
  • Diamond Trellis Back & Sides
  • Pressure Treated Timber
  • 10-year Anti-Rot Guarantee
  • FSC Certified Material
  • Diamond trellis back and sides

Arbour Dimensions:

  • Width: 1.568m (5ft 2ins)
  • Height: 1.995m (6ft 7ins)
  • Depth: 0.670m (2ft 2ins)
  • Main seat depth: 0.35m
  • Posts: 70mm x 45mm (2¾ins x 1¾ins)
  • Roof: 10mm (½in) combined finish board
  • Facia: 18mm (¾in) bowed facia
  • Side Panels: 10mm (½in) shiplap / 20mm x 8mm
  • Back Panels: 10mm (½in) shiplap / 29mm x 8mm trellis
  • Seating: 70mm x 35mm (2¾ins x 1½ins)
  • Seat size: 1.20m x 0.48m (3ft 11ins x 1ft 7ins)
  • Box size: 1.20m x 0.54m (3ft 11ins x 1ft 9ins)
  • Storage Box Height: 0.39m (1ft 3ins)

Please Note: The storage box is not classed as being waterproof and so care should be taken when leaving fragile items inside for long periods of time.

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Dorset Storage Garden Arbour Assembly Instructions

Select Your Options

Would You Like a Cover or Cushions?

  • with Protection Cover (SEATDORSETCOVER)

    with Protection Cover
    This matching Zest polyester fabric cover with PVC backing protects your garden structure against harmful UV rays and dirt. It's simple to put into place over your structure and is secured with cord locks.
  • with Green Seat Pad Cushion (SEATPADSTDARBOUR)

    with Green Seat Pad Cushion
    A water resistant polyester cushion cover, filled with a fibre seat pad. Cover and filling are fire retardant for added safety and the cover is removable for easy cleaning. Don't miss out buying today as cushions aren't available to buy separately.
  • with Stone Seat Pad Cushion (SEATPADSTDARBOURSTONE)

    with Stone Seat Pad Cushion
    A water resistant polyester cushion cover, filled with a fibre seat pad. Cover and filling are fire retardant for added safety and the cover is removable for easy cleaning. Don't miss out buying today as cushions aren't available to buy separately.

Please Choose Your Delivery Option

  • with Mainland England, Wales & Southern Scotland Delivery (ZONEA)

    with Mainland England, Wales & Southern Scotland Delivery
    Our standard and inclusive delivery service to Mainland England, Wales and Southern Scotland.
  • with Scottish Highlands Delivery (ZONEB)

    with Scottish Highlands Delivery
    Our additional delivery service to the Scottish Highlands including postcodes: AB1-9, AB13-14, AB21-23, AB30-56, IV1-40, KA27-28, KW1-14, FK19-21, PA20-39 and PH11-40.

Delivery Information

Inclusive Delivery to Mainland England, Wales & Southern Scotland

However, there will be extra charges to the following postcodes:

  • AB 1-9, 13-14, 21-23, 30-56
  • IV 1-40
  • KA 27-28
  • KW 1-14
  • FK 19-21
  • PA 20-39
  • PH 11-40

All Offshore Islands will require a custom quote, so please contact us with your requirements and delivery address.

Any problems relating to the product must be reported within 7 days from receipt of delivery.

With timber being a natural product, splits and cracks due to weather, temperature or humidity change may occur. This is perfectly natural and will not affect the strength of your product.

Assembly

All Zest products are sold as self-assembly unless otherwise stated.

Products may require the use of a drill and drill bits to pre-drill the screw holes before construction.

These items are self-assembly and will be delivered flat packed.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating 4.6 / 5 Based On 48 Reviews

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 4 / 5
Price 4 / 5

Lovely Sturdy Feature for the Garden

This is a great sturdy arbour for the garden. Its look nice and is built solidly. The instructions that came with it were a bit confusing but I downloaded the colour PDF which helped with the pics. The delivery was fast and it came with a few rough edges and a faulty screw but this is minor. Will seat two people easily. Overall I would strongly recommend.

By Angus Ryan.
07th, September, 2017.

Delivery 4 / 5
Quality 4 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Dorset arbour

Delivery on time and not damaged. Holes not pre-drilled but just slowed down the construction process a bit. Some batons supporting the seating area had to be removed and re-sited as they were not in the correct position. Luckily my husband was using your service as a quick way of making an arbour, rather than starting from scratch, because he needed a lot of skill to construct it.

By Jenny Emerson.
14th, August, 2017.

Price 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Delivery 2 / 5

Dorset Garden Arbour

Probably a bit too early for me to review 100% but took delivery of the first consignment, upon inspection, 2 of the 3 packages were damaged, once opened up, quite extensive damage such that I had to arrange a return and complete replacement. Have to say that Susie in your customer service was most helpful and prompt with her actions - a pleasure to deal with in such circumstances! New delivery arrived within a few days and started to assemble, looks a decent quality, heavy when assembled and sturdy enough for our garden. Some slight confusion surrounding the wording in the assembly manual on pre-drilled holes (you need to complete all of these yourselves) the only other thing I would add is that the various panels seemed damp/wet and when trying to assemble the swollen wood meant they didn't necessarily all align as accurate as I would have liked but dried out in couple fo days and no major problems as a result! All in all look goods, value for money with offer and would recommend and buy again from your store (albeit this was shipped direct from the manufacturer).

By Andy .
04th, August, 2017.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

AMAZING ARBOUR. £ for £ THE BEST AVAILABLE

Thank you so much for a wonderful buying experience, great aftersales service and fantastic value for money. If you are thinking about a Dorset Arbour then I can tell you can buy this product with great confidence. If you take your time to read the instructions, plan the job out and read the instructions again you will make a lovely job of putting it together and finished job will be very good. I like the way the product is designed. I like how easy it is to put up. I like that you get all the aftersales support that you need. A great product and a great company to deal with. All we need now is the sun!

By David Anderson.
26th, July, 2017.

Delivery 3 / 5
Quality 4 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Good product

Was advised delivery date so stayed in.. it didn't turn up and could not get hold of Tuffnells. Advised it would arrive the next day and it did. The arbour took my husband just over an hour to put together, there were no pre drilled holes(as stated in the instructions) and there was one piece of broken wood however as everything was unpacked, we saw no point in making a fuss so hubby screwed the broken piece of wood and carried on with the build. We also purchased the cushion which had not arrived so called customer services who were very helpful, apologised and sent one the same day. The arbour looks lovely and I'm pleased with how much we paid as looking on line the prices vary greatly.

By Vicki .
21st, July, 2017.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Dorset Arbour

Received on time,price was right.Really happy with the whole experience.

By Graham Howard.
27th, June, 2017.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Dorset Garden Arbour

I agree with previous reviewers that the instructions could have been more clear. Also the front panel was a little split (I would imagine some rough treatment in transit) but I glued and nailed it. I would find it hard to believe that the box is completely waterproof - I lined mine with thick polythene and it certainly is now. All that said, it is a fine-looking piece of garden furniture and the seat is surprisingly comfortable.

By Simon Nicholls.
30th, April, 2017.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 4 / 5
Price 4 / 5

Dorest Arbour

Very happy with the product although the assembly instructions could be a bit clearer

By Michael Freeman.
06th, April, 2017.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 3 / 5
Price 5 / 5

great feature for our garden

the arbor looks wonderful in our garden. The only complaint was it wasn't the best quality wood, some splits but we have worked round it and it is now up, painted and perfect in our garden, so very very happy with it.Thank you

By Emma.
29th, November, 2016.

Delivery 3 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

ROBUST AND GREAT LOOKING

DAMAGED ITEMS REPLACED QUICKLY AND WITHOUT FUSS

By MICHAEL, FIFE.
18th, November, 2016.

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Questions and Answers (12)

steve holmes Asked:

Does the Dorset Storage Garden Arbour come as a flat pack?

We Replied:

Dear Steve Thank you for your question. The Dorset Storage Arbour will arrive in three flat packs. It will come with all the fixings and fittings and the instructions. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Olivia Malpas

Saturday 24th, May, 2014
Agnes Asked:

What product should be used to 'paint' the Dorset Storage Garden Arbour?

We Replied:

Dear Agnes Thank you for your question. We suggest either a Ronseal or Cuprinol exterior wood paint. The arbour however does not need a preservative as it is already pressure treated. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Nathan James Dodd

Saturday 28th, June, 2014
Al Asked:

Is it necessary to anchor the arbour into the ground?

We Replied:

Dear Alan Thank you for your question. It is not necessary to anchor the arbour into the ground as it is stable enough to stand alone. It will only possibly fall over in very high winds. I suggest sinking the feet into the ground a few inches if you have an open garden which suffers from high winds. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Ellie Goodall

Tuesday 14th, April, 2015
Thom Patrick James Cleary Asked:

How waterproof is the storage box?

We Replied:

Dear Thom Thank you for your question. It is waterproof. We have them in our garden centre and they stay dry all year round. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Nathan James Dodd

Monday 04th, May, 2015
Mrs Stone Asked:

Could you please tell me how big the gap is between the floor and the bottom of the storage box?

We Replied:

Dear Mrs Stone Thank you for your question. The gap is approximately 6.5cm. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Nathan James Dodd

Monday 25th, May, 2015
Sam Asked:

How is the storage box accessed, from the top by lifting the seat up or does it pull out?

We Replied:

Dear Sam Thank you for your question. The storage box is accessed from the top by lifting the seat up as you suggest. It is hinged at the rear. I hope this helps. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Robert Hall

Thursday 02nd, July, 2015
Sharon O'Donoghue Asked:

Do I need to make a proper base for the Dorset Arbour or can I put it onto the ground and then plant around it?

We Replied:

Hi Sharon Thank you for your question. The Dorset is quite heavy and needs the support of a hard standing base. Soil or turf is not good enough as, when the earth gets wet in the winter, one corner will inevitably sink and buckle. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Robert Hall

Thursday 30th, July, 2015
Diane Asked:

I want to have an arbour on a concrete yard. There is also a slight incline. Will this be ok to do - I think they look sturdy enough to not tip over? If not, what do you recommend?

We Replied:

Dear Diane Thank you for your question. We do recommend placing the arbour on a flat surface. However, if there is a slight incline, you could add more support in some way to the legs. Kind regards Lauren Bilboe

Thursday 06th, August, 2015
Alex Asked:

Will the item be ok to position on top of decking?

We Replied:

Dear Alex Thank you for your question. Provided the decking is sturdy and level this will be fine. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Robert Hall

Friday 14th, August, 2015
Jenny Harrison Asked:

On the picture of the men sitting in the Dorset Arbour the sides look bowed, are they vertical?

We Replied:

Dear Jenny Thank you for your question. I can reassure you that hey are vertical. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Zach Nicholson

Saturday 05th, March, 2016
Linda Rose Asked:

I have the Dorset Arbour but can't find a protective cover, do you stock them?

We Replied:

Dear Linda Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we do not offer a specific cover for this item. Your best option is to purchase a universal waterproof cover that will fit over the item. Alternatively you can purchase tarpaulin from a local hardware or DIY store and this should effectively do the same job as a cover. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Zach Nicholson

Sunday 03rd, April, 2016
Evie B Asked:

Could you clarify whether the 5' 2" width is the main body or the overhang of the roof past the side panels?

We Replied:

Dear Evie Thank you for your question. The 1.568m width given includes the overhang and shows the overall maximum width. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Lauren

Monday 18th, July, 2016

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