Restoration and Installation Services
Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever & at times some items of outdoor furniture require the need to be restored to their original beauty.
Branson Leisure provides a restoration service in addition to the supply and installation of new furniture.
We can remove damaged benches, clean and re-powder coat metalwork, revitalise existing timber where possible, and replace new slats or parts where needed. We will even deliver the refurbished item back to the site where it was collected from.
We offer a professional & efficient delivery and installation service on all our standard and bespoke items. This will be arranged on order and appropriately priced.
Branson Leisure restored the hardwood slats for these listed Camel benches which can be found on Victoria Embankment. Most people believe they are there as part of the Cleopatra’s Needle display, but there is the possibility that later additions are to support the Imperial Camel Corp commemoration that stands in Embankment Gardens, unveiled in 1916. Branson Leisure restored and replaced the hardwood slats for these benches, originally produced in the 1870s and they are now a listed feature on the Victoria Embankment.
Of the original 10 benches, nine remain, but were badly in need of restoration. The slats were repaired where necessary or where they were missing, replaced with sustainably grown Iroko hardwood. The castings were cleaned and all slats tightened after being treated with a teak colour water repellent.
We were very proud this year to take on the challenge of refurbishing these two benches donated to the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers. The benches required many man hours to bring back to life, especially in the fine detailed back sections.
Once repaired and finished with three coats of fresh oil these beautiful benches were installed back in their pride and place directly outside the Royal exchange, City of London.
We removed all existing damaged and rotten timber sections from the steel work so we could assess the state of the main frame work. After a few minor repairs the steel work was cleaned and re-painted black. All new parts were machined in our workshop and then fitted on site to recreate the original seating which was located at Royal Exchange Avenue, London
Here we took on the challenge of bringing the colour and life back into numerous runs of seating that span over 30m for Dalston Works, Hackney.
The seating had become weathered, grey and some parts had splits that needed to be repaired or replaced to match in Iroko. After all the repairs had been carried out we began to strip all of the Iroko slats, bringing them back to their original golden colour by using Owatrol aquanetts and then neutralising with Net-Trol. Once dry we finished the slats with a light sanding and oiled with Owatrol Textrol HES.
We restored this old seat back to its former glory for a customer who wanted to have the work carried out as a surprise for their fathers birthday. We also added the engraving to this much-loved family heirloom.
The cast legs were shot blasted and then re-powder coated green to match the original colour. All seat slats removed, stripped and sanded back to the original timber. Slats were finished with clear oil rather than paint.