Our Bench Restoration Kits

Our ready-to-assemble DIY bench kits have all you need to restore your own garden bench. They include pre-drilled wooden slats (Iroko), braces, bolts, and screws. You can pick and choose what you want in your kit when you place your order.

Our bestselling Standard Bench Kit will fit most bench ends and is probably the one you need. If not, we also have kits for other, less common bench types - and can even produce custom kits made to your order!

Question? Read our FAQ
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    Standard Bench Kit

    Our most popular kit by far, the Standard Kit fits most bench ends. It comes with 12 hardwood slats (Iroko). You can choose between several different ratios of wide-to-thin slats.
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  • Eight-Slat Bench Kit

    A less common bench type, the Eight Slat Bench Kit comes with 8 hardwood slats (Iroko). The slats are all the same dimensions. Three of the slats can be supplied undrilled.
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    Cast Iron Back Bench Kit

    The Cast-Iron-Backed Bench Kit comes with 5 hardwood slats (Iroko) of the same size that comprise the seat. Two long and two short slats make a frame for the cast iron back.
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    End-Fix Bench Kit

    The End-Fix Slat Kit is similar to the Standard Bench kit, with 12 hardwood slats (Iroko), but all the slats are the same dimensions, and they have their holes drilled into the ends instead.
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    Custom Restoration Kit

    If our standard kits don't meet your needs, we can create slats of various dimensions to suit all requirements. Use our custom order form to tell us exactly what you need.
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Got A Question? Read Our Bench Kit FAQs

The full kit comprises everything you need to restore your bench. You get:

  • An assembly guide (downloadable pdf)
  • A set of hardwood slats, planed, rounded and pre-drilled
  • A set of 2 braces *
  • A centre strap
  • Bolts, nuts, washers and screws

* According to the type of kit ordered

Yes, you can order whatever kit parts you need, including just the wooden slats. When you order, you will have the option to pick and choose what's included in your kit.

If you don’t require slats, you can purchase bench accessories separately.

Yes you do in order to properly restore your item. If you have salvaged them from the old bench that's fine, but otherwise you will need to replace them. The centre strap unites all the slats and the braces stop lateral sway (the slop syndrome).

You will get an assembly guide with your kit that explains how to do this. Here is an example of a restored bench seen from underneath:


The standard slats are 1200mm long x 21mm thick and come in 2 widths: 35mm and 55mm.

We use iroko timber for our restoration kits. Iroko is also known as African teak since it shares many of the properties of teak, including the colour.  It is a very durable hardwood, ideally suited to temperate climates. It is both insect and rot resistant, making it the ideal type of wood for street furniture products.

To prevent Iroko slatted seats from staining, aging or discolouring, teak oil can be used as a protective measure to repel water and shield the wood from sun and weather. Iroko is much harder than oak and because it is a naturally oily timber it is often used for joinery which will be subjected to hostile environments. Learn more.

We can provide several combinations of slat types to match your own bench ends. Our standard bench kit can come with 8 wide and 4 narrow slats, 9 wide and 3 narrow slats, or 10 wide with 2 narrow.

Our standard slat sizes fit most items. If you have read the kit descriptions and are still unsure, and you know the number and length of slats you require, you can request a quote for a custom restoration kit which can include photos of your existing item.

Otherwise, you can send us photos from our contact form and we can advise you as to what you need.

We do not recommend either of these treatments unless you adore flaky wood and love maintenance.

The slats are all iroko wood and can be supplied untreated, or treated with a base coat of teak oil.

Assembling our DIY kits couldn't be easier. We supply an assembly guide that takes you through the process step by step. The only tools you need are a drill, a spanner and screwdrivers. As long as you have all the items shown below, you have everything you need!
restoration kit tools needed

Dispatch is normally within 5 business days for stock items and 10 business days for custom items.  You will be advised of the expected dispatch dates at the time of ordering.

Yes, by prior arrangement. We are based in Brynmawr, Wales. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time.

Yes, we deliver to the UK, Europe and worldwide. However, due to the weight of most of our products, it can be very expensive. Deliveries outside the UK require a quote. Please place an order to receive a quote including postage costs.

You are responsible for paying any import taxes or duties that may be applied once your order has arrived to the country of destination.

ItemPostage CostAdditional Pack*
1-2 individual slats£16.75£3.00
Chair slats + bolts£16.75£3.00
Bench slats (1-2 business days delivery)£16.75£3.00
Full bench kit£16.75£3.00
Table slats£16.75£3.00
Full table kit£16.75£3.00

*Order 2 packs of slats or 2 full kits and the delivery charge is just £19.75! Thereafter, any subsequent packs are charged at £16.75 each.

All above prices are for UK mainland Zone 1. For all other postcodes, please place your order via this website to receive a quote including postage costs.

Maximum weight per pack: 30kg (standard bench/table kit weight: ~12kg).

No. All orders for our restoration kits must be placed via this website: we cannot process orders over the telephone. We can only take credit card payments (checkout is through PayPal).

Yes.  Please request a quote for a custom restoration kit which can include photos of your existing item.

Yes.  We have a limited amount of factory seconds that are available as an option on our Standard Bench Kits (1200mm length only).  They are made from the same iroko timber as our standard slats, but may be bowed, bent or have multiple colours (see photo below). These slats are offered at a discounted price to our standard high-quality slats.

Factory second slats examples