Jardine Cast Aluminium Patio Furniture – Classic Victorian Designs
Glen Castings Ltd has purchased the original Jardine Leisure gravity die cast molds which are faithful reproductions of classic Victorian designs, mostly from the famous Coalbrookdale foundry in Shropshire, England. The Jardine Leisure range was established in 1963 and our heritage is illustrated by these great photos of the famous either viewing or using our Victorian garden furniture.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono Circa 1968.
Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Eileen Atkins and Dame Joan Plowright in Lancashire 2017.
Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip, NEC Trade Show circa 1982.
To manufacture Jardine metal garden tables, chairs and benches that are long lasting and maintenance free, you have to use solid cast aluminium!
Where we have to use fittings we of course only will ever specify sold stainless steel grade 316. What do other manufacturers use; well if the garden furniture is from China it is usually made of some thin casting with tubular legs and hollow arms. Our metal garden furniture is only made from solid die cast aluminium in our UK factory, where we also powder coat our own furniture.
This is why we offer a 10 year structural warranty; why do you think other garden furniture suppliers only give a 1 year guarantee? It is because they know their furniture will not last!
All of our garden products are made with virgin aluminium and we never use recycled aluminium. This is because recycled metal will still retain traces such as iron or steel which of course will rust.
Casting With Dies That Rely On Gravity
This casting type is utilized for manufacturing well made parts that will not vary and are the same with each cast. This continuity of quality means that parts will always fit together in the same way and of course the garden product will always look the same!
The mold is made in two halves, one side is stationary on a rig, the other moves back and forth , usually powered by gas or electric. When the mold is shut, molten aluminium is poured into the runners at the top of the mold to fill the void within and make the metal part.
After cooling the part is removed, fettled and cleaned. The parts are then welded together in our welding shop and then, after de-oxidising, the product is powder coated and baked in an oven. We then carefully pack the products and then deliver anywhere in the world!
Please go to www.jardineleisure.co.uk website to see our full range.