5 Outdoor Furniture Myths Debunked

5 Outdoor Furniture Myths Debunked

5 Outdoor Furniture Myths Debunked

5 Outdoor Furniture Myths Debunked

Covering up your patio furniture to protect it from the elements feels like the right thing to do. You paid an arm and a leg for it;  you can’t just let it stand there and wither away as you excitedly wait for the weekend to utilize it, or can you?

Here are 5 myths about outdoor furniture, debunked:

1.    Outdoor furniture can’t stand outside

To be clear, a cheap set of outdoor furniture won’t stand up to the elements, and you’ll soon find yourself looking for a replacement. Outdoor furniture can’t exactly be labelled as such it can’t stay outdoor (sunshine or rain)! Pay attention to the materials used to build the furniture, look at the joints and legs, make sure that sturdy, weather-resistant components are used. Ideal materials would be Treated Wood, Stainless or Treated steel and Timber Plastic.

2.    Outdoor furniture needs a lot of maintenance

This statement might hold true for steel and wood, which need protection from the elements after their protective layers have worn away. Some plastic options can go several lifetimes without ever needing any form of maintenance (Maybe just a good clean from time to time).

3.    Patio Furniture is Expensive

This myth depends on what “expensive” means to you. If buying top quality at a slightly higher price for peace of mind and a lifetime guarantee doesn’t sound like an investment, you might consider good patio furniture expensive. Personally, buying and replacing cheap patio sets every year sounds far more costly and troublesome.

4.    Don’t buy Big

When buying high-quality patio furniture that could last you a lifetime, why wouldn’t you think about the future? Think about events you might be hosting, the family that could expand, etc. If space is an issue, look for modular patio sets that are easy to DYI into something bigger.

5.    Steel is the best material for outdoor furniture

It might have been true a few decades ago. The development of timber plastic has challenged the notion that steel is the no. 1 material for outdoor furniture. Timber plastic doesn’t need any maintenance or paint and can’t be affected by the elements. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s made from 100% recycled plastic. Meaning that you can feel good using this type of plastic.


Don’t fall for the sales gimmicks of most patio sets for sale these days. It may often have a luxury appearance at the expense of quality. Keep your future needs in mind, and see the purchase as an investment.

Winter Playground Ideas

3 Fun Winter Playground Ideas to Keep the Kids Entertained

Active kids are happy kids. There is no denying the benefits of moving and playing for children during their development. It helps them grow strong, healthy bodies, it’s good for their cardiovascular system, and it even supports their immune system. On top of that, it also helps to stimulate their imagination and channels their energy – and it gives us as parents a moment to rest. During summer, this is usually not a problem, but how do you motivate your kids to play and get some fresh air during the colder months? We look at some fun winter playground ideas to help you create an outdoor wonderland for your kids.


1. Super-fun slides

Now, we may not have the snowy white winter wonderland here in South Africa as one always sees on TV. But we do have beautiful and sunny winter days that make it possible for kids to spend an entire afternoon outside on the playground, living their best life. And, we have some great ideas. Recreate the fun of snow sleighs with a selection of awesome slides, big and small, to keep kids busy for hours!

kids slide
Include a fun kids slide in your playground for maximum fun.

2. Fairytale castle jungle gyms

Kids have the most incredible imaginations. Why not help it along? One of the most popular playground ideas is to provide them with their own winter wonderland castle. A wonderful jungle gym with different levels, slides, ladders, swings and more can transform any kid into an Elsa or Kristoff for days. The fun never ends.

jungle gym
Fairytale Castle Jungle Gyms are bursting with colour and magic.

3. Jolly swing seats

Worried about a lack of space? Then get a sturdy swing seat that can fit into a small garden, or even a porch. A porch swing seat is great even for rainy days. What’s more, they don’t only have to be for the kids. Imagine gently swinging while enjoying the view from your porch with your morning coffee in hand… Bliss.


Bonus: For the whole family

Winter playground ideas don’t only have to cater to the kids. Unique Timber Plastics can assist with all of the above, as well as a whole range of outdoor furniture, including benches, picnic sets, patio sets, and other garden and recreational furniture, creating a wonderland for the entire family to spend quality time together outdoors.

Toddler Royal Bench
Toddler Royal Bench
Toddler 6 Seater A-Frame Picnic Set
Toddler 6 Seater A-Frame Picnic Set
Playground Play Car 2-6 years
Playground Play Car 2-6 years

Unique Timber Plastics are locally made from 100% recycled plastic for guaranteed strength and quality. Guaranteed to last a lifetime, our outdoor and garden products are impervious to insects, won’t rot, splinter or rust like wood or steel, and don’t need any water sealing or maintenance. To find out more about the wonderful winter playground ideas we have and how we can help you bring these to life, contact us today.



Easter Campaign

Spending the Easter Weekend at Home? Here’s How to Make It Count

When the Easter weekend came around last year, the first lockdown was freshly introduced to combat the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic hitting local shores. Little did we know that it would also be affecting our Easter plans a full year down the line.

Traditionally, Easter is the ideal time to get everyone together and plan a mid-year getaway over this extra-long weekend. This year, however, many of us will rather be staying home. We still have to be responsible to stay healthy and to balance our budgets after a challenging year.

That said, staying home doesn’t have to be boring or a downer. Aside from getting all-important rest, it’s also an opportunity for something new. There are many things you can get up to – and with a little help from Unique Timber Plastics, you can make some lasting changes that will make you want to spend more time at home than ever before.


Transform your world

If you’re going to stay home, you might as well make it a place where you love to be. No matter what floats your boat, we have the perfect products to turn your home into a wonderland in next to no time.

  • Get social

What’s better than an outdoor picnic with friends and family? Get the perfect picnic table for your lawn or porch, or go all out and get the poles and planks to build your own patio!

  • Chill out

Our range of recreational furniture – from pool loungers to cocktail tables – will make you never want to leave your home again.

  • For the kids

Keep the little ones entertained for hours with a fantastic jungle gym – it’ll have all the kids in the neighbourhood green with envy.

  • Landscaping

Redesign your outdoor space with a variety of planters, stairs, decks, bridges and fencing. If you can imagine it, we can build it!


Happiness that lasts

Our plastic wood planks, poles and products are made from 100% recycled plastic for guaranteed strength and quality. Not only is this brilliant for the environment, but it also guarantees quality like no other. All products are maintenance-free with a lifespan of more than 60 years. That’s right… no more sanding, sealing and painting needed every couple of years to keep your outdoor area looking great. It’s all the fun and enjoyment with none of the effort!


So, use the extra time on your hands this Easter, and invest in your space. You’re guaranteed to enjoy the returns for years and years to come.

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