For centuries, teak wood has been the wood of preference for any item that is to be used outdoors for the one simple reason, that it will last for decades, its’ strength unaffected by the extremes of weather. Teak comes in various grades, with the strongest being grade A teak, which comes from the center of the tree, where there are fewer knots and as such, fewer imperfections or weaknesses in the wood. All benches from Le Bench Collection are made using the finest Grade A teak.
I think the following quote from Wikipedia sums it up nicely “Teak is used to make outdoor furniture, boats, and other things which require resistance to the elements. Teak is used for outdoor furniture because of its natural durability in extreme weather conditions and because of its relative rarity. Being more expensive than most other woods, teak furniture has become something of a status symbol. Not only is it common for a teak bench, chair, or table to last 70 years standing out in the elements, it is also common to pass down such furniture to future generations as an heirloom.”
Le Bench Collection is a trading name of Mission 40 Media Ltd., a 100% Irish owned company, registered in Ireland No. 485730. Our office is located at The Garden Suite, 31 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. We are registered for VAT in Ireland No. IE 9755492 P.
We are passionate about our products and about you, our customers. We understand that ordering online through a website may be daunting for some, so if you prefer, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 01 558 2186 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org and you can order directly from a human being.
No. We are not in any way affiliated, either directly or indirectly, with Farrow & Ball. We buy their paint in the same way as anybody would through a high street retailer. We buy our Farrow & Ball paint from Pat McDonnell Paints in Dublin.
We currently deliver benches to anywhere in the Republic of Ireland. Delivery to counties Dublin & Wicklow is currently included in the price of your bench. Delivery to any county outside of these is subject to an additional charge of €150. We may use an independent 3rd party to facilitate this service.
We will be expanding our horizons to providing services to the U.K. in Spring of 2016, however please feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss ordering a bench for delivery to the U.K. and I’m sure we can figure something out.
We do not currently have a high street showroom, although you are welcome to contact our offices on 01 558 2186 to organise viewing the benches in our workshop which is located close to Newtownmountkennedy in Co. Wicklow. We do advise potential clients to try to visit our workshop as it is the best way to get a feel for what a colour looks like in reality as opposed to what it looks like on a computer screen. All visits to the workshop must be organised in advance.
We are happy to guarantee our benches from any manufacturing defect for 3 years, however we would expect them to last for many decades to come. The Farrow & Ball paint that is on your bench is guaranteed by Farrow & Ball to last for 5 to 6 years, although you should expect some fading and ‘resting’ of the paint with time. Please remember that wood is a natural product and as such, is subject to change and movement. This will have an effect on the appearance of your bench, particularly as they are left exposed to the extreme elements of each season. Teak wood, in particular, contains a large amount of natural oils and these oils move from within the wood to the surface of the wood from the minute they are made. These oils burn off quite quickly in the sun.
Our online payments through our website are processed by Stripe. Our website holds the relevant security certificates / SSL cert and Stripe (set up by 2 young Irish brothers from Limerick) is known for it’s secure encryption methods.
If you are already familiar with PayPal and hold a valid PayPal account, we can also accept payment by this method.
We also accept payment by cheque, cash or direct lodgement to our bank account. Please contact our offices before ordering online if you would prefer to make your payment through any of these offline methods.
We are also happy to provide a VAT invoice to you if you are purchasing your bench for your business premises or similar.
The Limited Edition range and the Rattan range are best ordered directly through this website, however you may wish to contact us directly on 01 558 2186 with any questions that you have prior to ordering. Both of these ranges are generally held in stock, unless one of the Limited Editions has reached its’ capacity and all 100 units have been sold. Please note that some of the Limited Editions may have been pre-ordered by other clients, in which case, some editions can sell out very quickly. Delivery of a Limited Edition bench or an item from the Rattan collection typically takes up to 10 days, but more immediate delivery can be organised.
Our Original range consists of 2 categories – We carry a certain number of benches in stock and these benches are available to order online or over the phone and once you have chosen your colour, it will take up to 2 weeks to deliver your coloured bench to you.
The second category consists of a number of styles of bench that we can offer you, in various sizes. As these benches are made to order, delivery can take up to 4 months by the time they are manufactured to your specifications, delivered and painted, so please take this into account prior to ordering and try to plan as far in advance as possible. If you would like us to coordinate with your landscape architect on this, please let us know. Your order is only deemed confirmed when we receive payment of a €250 deposit. The balance is payable on delivery of your bench.
Our Limited Edition range consists of uniquely designed benches by both Irish and International designers that are very strictly limited to 100 of each piece. Each piece is individually numbered on a brass plaque, strategically and discreetly located on one of the legs of your bench.
We are really hoping that our Limited Edition range will become our ‘Piece de resistance’ over the coming years. We have already teamed up with some very talented designers to create masterpieces for your garden.
If you are a talented person who has a strong background in furniture design and you feel that you could create something unique and appealing, then we would love to hear from you.
We are happy to organise a full corporate service for you if required. We have worked with golf courses, hotels & spas on several projects. We can design, manufacture and organise a full solution service for you if required. We are keen to become more involved with developers on new upmarket home projects, so please get in touch with us if you would like to explore these options further.
The Garden Suite, 31 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland.