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4 summer exterior homeware trends

PUBLISHED: 10:36 24 May 2016 | UPDATED: 10:36 24 May 2016

Check out the latest exterior homeware trends

Check out the latest exterior homeware trends

Archant

Whether your home has a patio, porch or a garden, make the most of your outdoor space during the warmer months. Sarah Hammill gets the inside track on how to help create a sensational exterior this summer

Country

An outdoor cooker is an ideal way to bring friends and family together to sample a range of delicious BBQ recipes for some fuss-free, alfresco dining. Sam Cook, director of Colne Stoves, comments: ‘Big Green Eggs are a phenomenon and were last summer’s must-have garden accessory, so we are delighted to have them available at Colne Stoves. Nothing beats the taste of cooking on natural charcoal, but people have moved towards the quick convenience of gas barbeques. This is where the Big Green Egg differs to normal barbeques as you can be ready to cook in under 15 minutes. It also isn’t just a barbeque, as it can roast just like an oven. It can also be a low and slow smoker and it cooks pizzas to die for! Nothing beats the flavour of food cooked on the Egg and with five different sizes to choose from, there is one to suit all sizes of garden and appetite.’

Colne Stoves Essex

42 Halstead Road, Earls Colne, Colcester, Essex, CO6 2NL. 01787 222608. www.colnestoves.com

Colne StovesColne Stoves

Classic

Enjoy the arrival of the warmer weather with an elegant outdoor dining set, paired with a large parasol to shade you from sunshine and keep food fresh. Robert London, managing director of Hatfields, comments: ‘The Barbados resin weave collection has a timeless and innovative look that appeals to all age groups. Using aluminium frames which are hand-woven with a resin weave extrusion, together with a glass top for the tables, we are able to offer a beautiful selection of products ideal for the modern day requirements many are seeking. This stylish range of sofa and dining sets are perfect for entertaining and would suit every type of garden or sun room.’

Hatfields Home Furnishers

Peartree Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0LA. 01206 765444. www.hatfields.com

Hatfields Home FurinishersHatfields Home Furinishers

Contemporary

Aluminium windows have gained in popularity in recent years, overtaking PVC as the material of choice due to their durability, flexibility, weather resistance and their modern, stylish finish. Marc Emmerson, director of Hadleigh Glass, comments: ‘For a stylish interior and to make the most of your garden views, aluminium is recommended. It has an ultra-thin light frame, for minimum aesthetic interruption. The quality systems we use mean peace of mind for the security of your home and our frames come in a range of colours and finishes so they can be suited to any home and décor.’

Hadleigh Glass

4 Seager Court, Hadleigh, Ipswich, IP7 6RL. 01473 822415. www.hadleighglass.co.uk

Dunmow FencingDunmow Fencing

City

High quality fencing not only offers security and privacy, but also enhances a property, defining areas and breathing life into your garden, so choosing the right design is important. Jimmy Barker, in-house gate maker from Dunmow Fencing Supplies, comments: ‘Dunmow Fencing can make wooden gates to fit any sized gap, from contemporary garden gates to classic five-bar gates designed to keep livestock in. Finding the style of garden gate you like in the size you need is not always easy, but at Dunmow Fencing Supplies we can make good quality, made to measure gates at surprisingly affordable prices.’

Dunmow Fencing Supplies Ltd

Georgeanne House, School Green, Blackmore End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4DS. 01371 734400. www.dunmowfencingsupplies.co.uk

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