Bollard Street’s range of hardwood timber seats consists of high quality designs which are ergonomically designed with contemporary and also traditional seat styles. Available in iroko (Chlorophora excelsa) as standard, a durable hardwood sourced from West Africa, with alternative species also available such as balau, cumaru, oak and opepe. All our benches and seats are commercial grade and are manufactured from either FSC® or PEFC certified sustainable hardwoods and can be treated or stained and are supplied fully assembled ready to fix on site.
Iroko is a highly durable hardwood with an attractive grain that will withstand our weather all year round. The timber remains in its natural form with principal end grain waxed. We are particularly careful to buy our timber from countries belonging to the International Tropical Timber Organisation, all of which have accepted ITTO guidelines for the sustainable production of tropical timber.
Benefits for hardwood timber seating include:-
Hardwood is a construction material which when sourced from sustainable forests and replanted is ‘self-sustaining’ and also reduces carbon gases
Hardwood is extremely durable and will typically last 100 years in the British climate
Robust durable construction material which can be replaced if damaged
Requires limited or virtually no maintenance
No preservative treatment is required unlike softwood
Hardwood is an extremely versatile building material
Major joints are mortised & tenoned and dowels are used extensively. By a careful ‘dry’ method of construction; the minimal use of adhesive, it is simple to repair or refurbish the furniture, should damage occur.
All are available with or without arms and bespoke and modified designs can be manufactured if required.