At Teak House Design we believe that on outdoor buildings such as these gazebos which are expected to resist the rigours of permanent outdoor life, it would be foolish to use anything but the finest materials for unparalleled protection and resistance in our sometimes, and very often extreme weather conditions. We look not only for superior strength, lifetime longevity and zero maintenance, but also for the natural beauty of solid plantation Teak wood, stainless steel bolts and screws, and the durability of the finest canvas and cushion materials.
All the materials we use are without doubt the most expensive available on the market, which are chosen irrespective of cost, as being the only materials truly “fit for purpose”

Teak Wood

Chosen by boat builders for centuries as being the only wood capable of withstanding the rigours of constant damp and wetness without the need for protection, yet still giving lifetime durability with zero maintenance.

It is not only a hardwood, of which there are many varieties most of which still need protection, but is the ultimate and undisputed “King of Hard Woods” totally unique in its durability and beauty.

In total contrast to teak, all other suppliers of these type of products use only softwoods such as Western Red Cedar, Scandinavian Redwoods etc. Most of these woods have had to be treated with aggressive chemicals to try and prolong the life of a material not at all suited to lengthy lifetimes. It should also be noted that most other suppliers insist on annual maintenance regimes to try and extend the lifespan of these inferior woods. It should also be noted that in nearly all cases their guarantees are only enforceable when annual protection is undertaken. This procedure if done properly can take days rather than hours, and still cannot reach the underside of the base which is the most at risk of rotting.

Stainless Steel

Again a material unsurpassed for beauty, strength and more importantly for absolute corrosion resistance in the harshest of environments, this material is yet again sought after by people seeking the ultimate metal when strength and durability are needed.

In contrast, other suppliers will use galvanised screws and bolts, and in the case of one of the other principal manufacturers, extensive use of galvanised nails.

Obviously in the case of these type of buildings being made of softwood, longevity of the assembly fitments may not be as essential as to outlast the softwood, but it should be borne in mind that if the gazebo ever needs to be moved, any form of corrosion will cause difficulty in removing these metal items. In the case of nails, this is almost impossible without breakage of the wood, or a loss of integrity in the original fastening position.

The use of stainless steel in our gazebos ensures that even decades from now the dismantle and re-erection of our Teak Houses can be undertaken with ease.

Solid Brass

For the hanging and fastening together of the canvas sides around the building, it is common for gazebo suppliers to use brass plated or plastic eyelets for this task. We believe that neither of these materials have the longevity of solid brass which we use throughout our Teak House.


Used around the gazebo to ensure complete weather protection whilst dining in inclement conditions, it is essential that the canvas is of the highest quality and durability. Teak House Design use an extremely high specification canvas material manufactured to Ministry of Defence exacting specifications.

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