Dorset Storage Garden Arbour

Product Code: SEATDORSETARB EAN: 5027003001297

(4.6) Based on 40 Reviews

Description

The 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 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.

It's now official! You have confirmed our beliefs and made the Dorset Arbour our BEST SELLING structure in 2014. Thank you.

Dorset Arbour Features:

  • Pressure treated from rot with 10 year guarantee
  • FSC Certified timber
  • Diamond trellis back and sides
  • Storage box (note: not guaranteed totally waterproof)

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)

Alternatively, see the NEW larger Hampshire Arbour also made by Zest 4 Leisure. Or for more Arbours please visit our Garden Arbours page.

PDFs

Dorset Storage Garden Arbour Assembly Instructions

Delivery Info

Delivery is Inclusive to Mainland England, Wales and Southern Scotland destinations.

However there will be extra charges to the following Central and Northern Scottish postcodes:

  • AB 1-9, 13-14, 21-23, 30-56
  • IV 1-56
  • 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.

All deliveries will be booked in first. These items are self-assembly and will be delivered flat packed.

Certain lines have extended delivery which is indicated within the product description if this is the case.

All orders are acknowledged with a receipt of purchase and you will be contacted prior to delivery. Any problems relating to the product must be reported within 7 days from receipt of delivery. Any claim being made must be supported by your receipt of purchase. Sizes shown are maximum dimensions and should be used for guidance only.

The timber being a natural product can cause splits and cracks due to weather, temperature or humidity. These are not a concern as these are expected. These 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.

Reviews (40)

great feature for our garden

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Three Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

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 , written on Tuesday 29th, November, 2016.

ROBUST AND GREAT LOOKING

  • Delivery: Three Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

DAMAGED ITEMS REPLACED QUICKLY AND WITHOUT FUSS

By MICHAEL, FIFE , written on Friday 18th, November, 2016.

GREAT PRODUCT VERY GOOD SERVICE 2 DAY DELIVERY

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

easy to put together and tooks the part

By MARTIN GRAY , written on Monday 24th, October, 2016.

Great service and great product.

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Good and easy to use web site. Speedy delivery of arbour. Easy to erect and it looks great - better quality than other similar arbours we have looked at. Very pleased.

By Jean Kilshaw , written on Monday 17th, October, 2016.

Great product

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

The arbour was put up with no problems. It looks great and is very sturdy. We are pleased with the quality and price..

By Sandra Strike , written on Tuesday 11th, October, 2016.

Great value for money

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

A really substantial product which was quick and easy to assemble and now looks great in our garden.

By Jason H , written on Tuesday 27th, September, 2016.

Good product at the price and great customer support

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Had a problem with two parts broken in original delivery. Contacted customer services and emailed pictures of faults. Lovely lady on the phone..and replacement parts arrived within three days.

By John S , written on Monday 19th, September, 2016.

Dorset Garden Arbour

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Delighted with purchase, a great addition to our garden.

By Roland Gayner , written on Wednesday 14th, September, 2016.

A Great Addition to my Garden

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Very pleased, easy to follow instructions , delivered in 5 days . Jobs a good one .

By Marjorie Thompson , written on Monday 05th, September, 2016.

Dorset Garden Arbour

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Very pleased, a very sturdy and solid structure. Rustic wood finish. One piece needed replacing, but replaced very quickly.

By Marilyn Gubbins , written on Thursday 01st, September, 2016.

Dorset arbour is fabulous. Can't believe the quality

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

This arbour is such excellent value for money. The instructions for construction are so easy to follow. I have recommended your site to my daughter and she is going to place an order

By Colin Mackay , written on Sunday 21st, August, 2016.

Great Quality

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

I absolutely love this arbour! It's really good quality, sturdy and solid. Would definitely recommend it.

By Kathryn , written on Monday 15th, August, 2016.

What can I say it's lovely

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

How lovely is this arbour it's well made I'm really pleased with it no complaints at all

By H Jones , written on Friday 05th, August, 2016.

happy but !

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

The arbor is great,but I was very sorry for the delivery man on his own.

By Mr E R Aams , written on Friday 08th, July, 2016.

Great quality

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Great quality. Strong and sturdy. Very heavy,needs to be in position as once assembled not easy for two people to move.

By Sheila , written on Wednesday 06th, July, 2016.

Dorset Garden Arbour

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Great price and delivered within the suggested time scale. Had a call advising time slot too. I ordered this for my elderly mum so I was grateful that the driver carried the items through to the rear garden. Easy to build (two people) very solid and looks great.

By Graeme W , written on Thursday 23rd, June, 2016.

good looking

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

looks good in garden. My husband found it easy to put together. Some of the pieces were "stained" but hope this will even out in time.

By Welsh nana , written on Thursday 23rd, June, 2016.

Dorset Arbour

  • Price: Four Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Delivery: Two Stars

Very nice arbour once it is up. We had a couple of damaged sections which were replaced quite quickly, 1 was split and 1 mould stained. I was not very impressed with £49 delivery charge they hit me with to deliver to the Aberdeen area as it says on the page "Free UK Mainland delivery" and Aberdeen is pretty much UK mainland. Overall we are happy with the product and the helpful staff but Would not recomend to any of my local friends due to this delivery charge!

By Grant Leslie , written on Wednesday 22nd, June, 2016.

Dorset Garden Arbour

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Three Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Looks good in position. It went together O/K, one broken piece quickly replaced in the post. It is heavy to move best assembled at proposed site in the garden.

By Les Jackson , written on Wednesday 22nd, June, 2016.

Nice Arbour

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Four Stars

Fast and efficient delivery.An easy to assemble product,less than an hour on my own (74 year old). One small hiccup, one lattice panel was damaged,however after contacting supplier a replacement arrived within the week.A sturdy and presentable product.

By Mike. b , written on Tuesday 21st, June, 2016.

Good value for money

  • Delivery: Three Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

No notice of delivery. Unaccompanied delivery driver needed assistance to move the packages. Apart from that, good product overall. Floor needed minor width reduction in order to fit in place, probably due to wet wood expansion.

By Ken Totton , written on Friday 13th, May, 2016.

A happy customer

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

The delivery was very good but I would have liked more notice. The product is very good and I am pleased with the quality. The only niggle is that I personally found that the pre drill holes were only part way through so this threw meat first.other than that easy to follow instructions and now a great place to sit. Thank you

By Alan , written on Wednesday 11th, May, 2016.

Dorset Arbour

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

I bought this for the wife as part of a birthday present. The construction went according to plan. However I had to reinforce the roof ridge fitment.Apart from that small matter we are highly delighted with it. A good buy

By Alan C , written on Friday 22nd, April, 2016.

Dorset Arbour

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

I bought this for the wife as part of a birthday present. The construction went according to plan. However I had to reinforce the roof ridge fitment.Apart from that small matter we are highly delighted with it. A good buy

By Alan C , written on Friday 22nd, April, 2016.

Quick Delivery

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Four Stars

I couldn't be happeier with my arbour, it was delivered promptly and the service was faultless

By A. Watts , written on Tuesday 05th, April, 2016.

Dorset Arbour

  • Price: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Delivery: Three Stars

An issue with floor, but this was very quickly resolved. No pre-delivery phone call. A very sturdy product which looks good and very nice to sit in. Will eventually paint mine. Highly recommended.

By John Black , written on Friday 18th, September, 2015.

New Arbour

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Four Stars

Parcel very heavy had to unload each parcel and place in garage. One piece had a split in it but was replaced within a few day. Base panel was not put together had to take out the staple nails and use extra screws. Pre drilled holes not very evedent, the wood was very wet, but after a week in the garage it had dried out a bit. Once put together it was very heavy took 3 men and me a woman to get it into the permanent position. It does look very nice, although the seat box does let in water.

By Avril Batsford , written on Monday 24th, August, 2015.

lovely product, shame about delivery

  • Delivery: Two Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Great arbour, easy enough to put together with 2 people. Looks great! This website Is competitively priced too. It should be made clear that you do not get a delivery slot in advance like other companies. After querying with the website, I discovered you get your slot the day before or on the day. Really inconvenient when you work. I was then told I could just request a safe place to leave it, rather than being in, which is what I did. On delivery day the chap phones and tells me an hour until drop off and he won't be able to leave it without a signature....bang goes the safe place! I had to rush around to be in. Probably wouldn't order again due to delivery.

By Rhiannon M , written on Wednesday 19th, August, 2015.

Dorset Arbour with Storage

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

A great product at a great price. Unfortunately, like others have stated, we did not receive a phone call to arrange delivery, it just turned up and it was just luck that someone was in at the time. Apparently the poor (lone) driver also had a struggle to get it off the wagon and onto our drive. I'm not surprised at this either as I had quite a struggle to then get it from the drive to the side of the house !! Apart from the delivery issues - the Arbour is nice and sturdy, and great to sit in as well as to look at. The assembly instructions took a bit of interpreting, but anybody with some basic DIY skills and common sense should be able to work things out.

By Nick Brown , written on Monday 17th, August, 2015.

Dorset garden Arbour

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Very good sturdy product that I would recommend to anyone.

By C. Blackburn est Yorks. , written on Monday 06th, July, 2015.

Dorset storage arbour

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Bit rough around the edges and also the wood was very wet when unpacked. Looks lovely now it is in position and has been painted . Just waiting for good weather to use it. Was very heavy for 1 delivery driver.

By Mrs E Rust , written on Monday 01st, June, 2015.

Exactly what I wanted

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Despite being promised a phone call and two man delivery, it turned up without the call, one man and no trolley. Luckily he was very strong and my son erected it next day. He did comment on the split ends, which were liable to give someone a nasty jab, but fixed it all. Today I went out to check and the storage box has some water in it so am planning to keep my cushions and cover indoors until the sun comes out. May even tack some plastic inside the box so things can be left safely inside or drape a cover over the seat.Otherwise delighted and looking forward to spending happy hours reading and surveying the bird life!

By Mrs J Stanley , written on Monday 01st, June, 2015.

Dorset Storage Arbour

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Flat pack put together well

By M Goosey , written on Tuesday 21st, April, 2015.

Dorset Arbour with Storage Seat

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

We found Product to our satisfaction, But instruction leaflet needed more print ink, and the Screws were short in number to assemble. However we did get a further delivery of the missing Screws answered to our complaint.We also then ordered The Planter with Trellis, and we did experience the same Screws short in number, apparently someone cannot count with their Packing procedures. But nevertheless we love the products.

By Mr , written on Sunday 12th, October, 2014.

Excellent

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Speedy delivery, great quality. Delighted with it. Would definitely use company again and recommend to others. Fantastic :)

By B Drinkwater , written on Thursday 18th, September, 2014.

very satisfied

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

prompt delivery and good quality.only had one problem with a damaged panel which was dealt with very quickly.Would recommend this company.

By S Jukes , written on Thursday 28th, August, 2014.

Great Product

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Four Stars

Arrived promptly and easy to put together. Looks great.

By Nick Firkins , written on Friday 15th, August, 2014.

Love the Dorset Storage Box Arbour

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Super Arbour, Quality and Well Priced. Looks great and everyone around me seems to want one now!!

By C Phelps , written on Tuesday 05th, August, 2014.

Arbour

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Arrived at approx 02:00 pm and was up and being used by 4:30 pm. Looks great and not difficult to put together.

By William Holden. , written on Friday 25th, July, 2014.

Dorset Arbour.--- Just the job.

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Delivered in two days, assembled panels in three parcels. One or two corner joints split, I think by some heavy handed stapling, but nothing that some external wood glue and a few small oval nails couldn't fix. I erected it myself in an afternoon and I'm 75 years old. Instructions easy to follow and finished article looks very good. Might paint it later on, depends how it weathers, NOTE:- Very heavy, so needs to be assembled and erected in its final resting place.

By John Hind. , written on Wednesday 02nd, July, 2014.

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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