hope products are manufactured from ancient and natural earth elements: iron (steel), timber and stone. these are natural resources which are costly to process – they need to be used and conserved responsibly. time has shown that these elements have the ability to withstand the weathering effects of nature for prolonged periods. they have the tendency to age pleasingly – in time they will be re-used, if neglected they can be restored and recycled and ultimately, if abandoned, disintegrate and return to the earth.
our products are simple, robust, well made and capable of a long life outdoors. they are however NOT maintenance free, but unlike most other modern disposable products, they are maintainable. we would like to encourage you to look after your purchase and have a long and enduring relationship with them. this information contains our recommendations to maintain and prolong the life span of our products. it is based on our experience of making this product since 1992 and on the maintenance of our showroom samples (which live permanently outside), using some of the same care methods for this period.
NOTE: the performance of various finishes will differ according to the climate that the furniture is exposed to.
for care on our different materials please select:
maintenance and renovation
hope offers a maintenance and renovation service for all our products, should you simply need annual care or if they have suffered neglect or are aged.
please provide photographs for us to assess the maintenance or refurbishment required. we will quote you accordingly. the items will be further assessed on receipt of thereof and the quote adjusted if necessary.
NOTE: we will not undertake maintenance or renovation on products, other than our own
replacement slats and screws are also available. please click here to order.
the following care products are recommended to purchase with your order.
PRONATURE PLANT SOAP – oil and potassium rich soap for natural timber.
BELLINZONI STONE POLISH – aerosol -multi purpose cleaner, sealer for stone
PRONATURE OUTDOOR OIL – linseed based oil preservative – for oiled timber
SCOTCH BRITE SCOURERS – nylon scouring pads – for steel, wood and stone.
PRONATURE WAX – all purpose wax – for rusted metal frames.