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IROKO WOOD

BLOC Outdoor furniture is made from IROKO timber, wood of the Iroko tree (Chlorophora Excelsa), native from the West Coast of Africa, also known as African Teak. The timber has been sustainably sourced from our chain of suppliers. It was carefully selected as our choice of timber due to its ability to perform when exposed to the extreme outdoor conditions.

The timber is tough, dense, very durable and resistant to decay. It appears light yellow-brown to dark honey brown in colour with a straight grain. It has been cured in a kiln to the right moisture content intended for its purpose which makes it’s a perfect choice for joinery in furniture and in the boat building industry. Due to it being a natural product colour variation is expected.

JOINERY

All our furniture has been manufactured with the old-school method of mortise and tenons joins and pinned with visible dowels. We only make use of waterproof glues and stainless steel screw.

MAINTENANCE & CARE

BLOC outdoor furniture has been treated with a 10% white outdoor oil prior to leaving the factory. The oil seals and protects the timber against minor stains and slows down the drying out process when exposed to the outdoors. It then becomes the owner’s choice whether they would like to maintain the beauty and colour of the timber or whether they would like it to age gracefully.

Any timber varnish or oil can be used on the furniture providing you follow the instructions of that particular product. The maintenance interval will depend on the exposure to sun and rain or whether undercover or protected.

Over time without maintenance it will lighten in colour depended on its exposure to sunlight and rain, eventually fading to a silver-grey patina. Surface cracking is quite common when the furniture is left to age and can be expected as the timber is drying out without undermining the structural integrity of the furniture.

HOW DO I KEEP UP WITH MAINTENANCE & CARE?

In order to keep up with the maintenance it is important to understand when it is time to re-apply another coat of oil or varnish. Every piece of furniture depended on its exposure to the sun and rain will determine the interval of maintenance required. It is recommended to follow the instruction manual of the oil or varnished used. In most cases, it is generally done by sanding the furniture down with a fine sand paper and then applying the oil or varnish with the required coats as per product instruction.

GUARANTEE

Workmanship: BLOC Outdoor offers a 2-year guarantee against structural and faulty workmanship unless damage is caused due to misuse, negligence or any other act of nature. Timber is a natural product and slight surface cracking and movement is expected.

Materials: We offer a 2-year guarantee against movement and cracking where the structural integrity is undermined unless damage is caused due to misuse, negligence or any other act of nature.

CONCRETE

At BLOC Outdoor we introduced concrete as an alternative option in our product range due to its natural appearance, strength, and durability. We have partnered with a local supplier to bring you the best the industry has to offer in workmanship and quality. Our products range includes table tops and fire pits and is available in 4 colour options. All our concrete has been manufactured with high quality white imported cement and graded aggregates with steel re-enforcing. All our concrete products are treated with a specialised repellency additive which are totally weatherproof and ideal for outdoor use.

MAINTENANCE & CARE

All our Concrete products have been treated with a sealer that is superior in its resistance to practically any cleaning agent.Abrasive soaps like Handy Andy, and any regular household cleaning agent can be used with absolute confidence on our surfaces.

Our sealer is totally resistant to ammonia, wine, beetroot lemon juice, vinegar, turpentine, and benzene to mention a few. Fine steel wool or Scotch-brite pads can also be used with confidence, although this is very seldom necessary. In almost all cases, our product is easily cleaned using a normal cloth and normal household detergents.

Avoid cutting directly on the concrete surface. This you should not do for any other product in any event (marble, granite, other engineered stone, wood etc.) Cutting on the concrete surface will not damage the concrete itself, but may damage the sealer that protects the concrete from stain penetration.

It is advised to always use a cutting board to avoid damaging the sealer or blunting the edge of the blade being used. Avoid placing very hot pots or utensils directly on the concrete surface. Once again, this is not advisable for any other product in any event. Heat will not affect the concrete itself, but could damage the sealer. Although we use an imported and specially designed heat resistant sealer, it is always advisable to use a placemat, wooden board or heat resistant pads.

GUARANTEE

Workmanship: BLOC Outdoor offers a 2-year guarantee against structural and faulty workmanship unless damage is caused due to misuse, negligence or any other act of nature other than natural weather conditions. Natural stone or reinforced concrete products such as ours, are rigid and therefore sensitive to fracturing with jolting actions. Care must be taken when moving any table with a concrete top. Never “drop” or “drag” your table. Rather lift, and place gently.

It is not advised to sit, stand or jump on any concrete top. Similarly, striking our concrete tops with a hard or solid object can cause damage or fracturing. Ensure that all four table legs touch the ground firmly to offer maximum support to the concrete top.

Materials: Notwithstanding the above, our sealed concrete surfaces are guaranteed to withstand even direct and harsh outdoor weather conditions. We offer a 5-year guarantee against discolouration/fading or delamination of sealer unless the product is subject to misuse or negligence.

CUSHIONS & FABRICS

BLOC Outdoor furniture only use 100% solution dyed acrylic fabric which is Teflon coated. The fabrics holds a 7/8 lightfastness and is water repellent. The fabrics are also resistant to atmospheric agents and are stain resistant and rot and mould proof.

Our cushions are made out of only the highest quality high to medium density foams. In some cases we use unicurl in our back cushions for a more soft and comfortable feel. The cushions are wrapped in a layer of Dacron and covered with an inner for protection.

To prolong the life and look of your cushions store them in a dry area when not in use. If your cushions do get wet, unzip them and stand them on end to help facilitate drying.

Download our Fabric Options and colours from Tempotest and Sunbrella below (PDF Format).

RIEMPIE

The Riempie we use is a Polyester Cord which is used in the marine and boating industry. It has been tried and tested in the most extreme weather conditions which makes this the perfect choice for us .We introduces the riempie to our range as an alternative material to complement our furniture in design and practicality. The cord is flexible, strong and durable and is available in various colours and thicknesses. We use the riempie on our chairs and benches as this allows for a much more comfortable sit, without the need of a cushion.

MAINTENANCE & CARE

There is no maintenance required on the Riempie. It will retain its colour for years because it has been made with UV protected dyes. It is very strong and durable and should last for years to come.

GUARANTEE

Workmanship: BLOC Outdoor offers a 2-year guarantee against structural and faulty workmanship unless damage is caused due to misuse, negligence or any other act of nature.

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TIMBER

Header_Iroko

IROKO WOOD

BLOC Outdoor furniture is made from IROKO timber, wood of the Iroko tree (Chlorophora Excelsa), native from the West Coast of Africa, also known as African Teak. The timber has been sustainably sourced from our chain of suppliers. It was carefully selected as our choice of timber due to its ability to perform when exposed to the extreme outdoor conditions.

The timber is tough, dense, very durable and resistant to decay. It appears light yellow-brown to dark honey brown in colour with a straight grain. It has been cured in a kiln to the right moisture content intended for its purpose which makes it’s a perfect choice for joinery in furniture and in the boat building industry. Due to it being a natural product colour variation is expected.

JOINERY

All our furniture has been manufactured with the old-school method of mortise and tenons joins and pinned with visible dowels. We only make use of waterproof glues and stainless steel screw.

MAINTENANCE & CARE

BLOC outdoor furniture has been treated with a 10% white outdoor oil prior to leaving the factory. The oil seals and protects the timber against minor stains and slows down the drying out process when exposed to the outdoors. It then becomes the owner’s choice whether they would like to maintain the beauty and colour of the timber or whether they would like it to age gracefully.

Any timber varnish or oil can be used on the furniture providing you follow the instructions of that particular product. The maintenance interval will depend on the exposure to sun and rain or whether undercover or protected.

Over time without maintenance it will lighten in colour depended on its exposure to sunlight and rain, eventually fading to a silver-grey patina. Surface cracking is quite common when the furniture is left to age and can be expected as the timber is drying out without undermining the structural integrity of the furniture.

HOW DO I KEEP UP WITH MAINTENANCE & CARE?

In order to keep up with the maintenance it is important to understand when it is time to re-apply another coat of oil or varnish. Every piece of furniture depended on its exposure to the sun and rain will determine the interval of maintenance required. It is recommended to follow the instruction manual of the oil or varnished used. In most cases, it is generally done by sanding the furniture down with a fine sand paper and then applying the oil or varnish with the required coats as per product instruction.

GUARANTEE

Workmanship: BLOC Outdoor offers a 2-year guarantee against structural and faulty workmanship unless damage is caused due to misuse, negligence or any other act of nature. Timber is a natural product and slight surface cracking and movement is expected.

Materials: We offer a 2-year guarantee against movement and cracking where the structural integrity is undermined unless damage is caused due to misuse, negligence or any other act of nature.

CONCRETE

At BLOC Outdoor we introduced concrete as an alternative option in our product range due to its natural appearance, strength, and durability. We have partnered with a local supplier to bring you the best the industry has to offer in workmanship and quality. Our products range includes table tops and fire pits and is available in 4 colour options. All our concrete has been manufactured with high quality white imported cement and graded aggregates with steel re-enforcing. All our concrete products are treated with a specialised repellency additive which are totally weatherproof and ideal for outdoor use.

MAINTENANCE & CARE

All our concrete products have been treated with a sealer that is superior in its resistance to practically any cleaning agent.Abrasive soaps like Handy Andy, and any regular household cleaning agent can be used with absolute confidence on our surfaces.

Our sealer is totally resistant to ammonia, wine, beetroot lemon juice, vinegar, turpentine, and benzene to mention a few. Fine steel wool or Scotch-brite pads can also be used with confidence, although this is very seldom necessary. In almost all cases, our product is easily cleaned using a normal cloth and normal household detergents.

Avoid cutting directly on the concrete surface. This you should not do for any other product in any event (marble, granite, other engineered stone, wood etc.) Cutting on the concrete surface will not damage the concrete itself, but may damage the sealer that protects the concrete from stain penetration.

It is advised to always use a cutting board to avoid damaging the sealer or blunting the edge of the blade being used. Avoid placing very hot pots or utensils directly on the concrete surface. Once again, this is not advisable for any other product in any event. Heat will not affect the concrete itself, but could damage the sealer. Although we use an imported and specially designed heat resistant sealer, it is always advisable to use a placemat, wooden board or heat resistant pads.

GUARANTEE

Workmanship: BLOC Outdoor offers a 2-year guarantee against structural and faulty workmanship unless damage is caused due to misuse, negligence or any other act of nature other than natural weather conditions. Natural stone or reinforced concrete products such as ours, are rigid and therefore sensitive to fracturing with jolting actions. Care must be taken when moving any table with a concrete top. Never “drop” or “drag” your table. Rather lift, and place gently.

It is not advised to sit, stand or jump on any concrete top. Similarly, striking our concrete tops with a hard or solid object can cause damage or fracturing. Ensure that all four table legs touch the ground firmly to offer maximum support to the concrete top.

Materials: Notwithstanding the above, our sealed concrete surfaces are guaranteed to withstand even direct and harsh outdoor weather conditions. We offer a 5-year guarantee against discolouration/fading or delamination of sealer unless the product is subject to misuse or negligence.

CUSHIONS & FABRICS

BLOC Outdoor furniture only use 100% solution dyed acrylic fabric which is Teflon coated. The fabrics holds a 7/8 lightfastness and is water repellent. The fabrics are also resistant to atmospheric agents and are stain resistant and rot and mould proof.

Our cushions are made out of only the highest quality high to medium density foams. In some cases we use unicurl in our back cushions for a more soft and comfortable feel. The cushions are wrapped in a layer of Dacron and covered with an inner for protection.

To prolong the life and look of your cushions store them in a dry area when not in use. If your cushions do get wet, unzip them and stand them on end to help facilitate drying.

Download our Fabric Options and colours from Tempotest and Sunbrella below (PDF Format).

RIEMPIE

The Riempie we use is a Polyester Cord which is used in the marine and boating industry. It has been tried and tested in the most extreme weather conditions which makes this the perfect choice for us .We introduces the riempie to our range as an alternative material to complement our furniture in design and practicality. The cord is flexible, strong and durable and is available in various colours and thicknesses. We use the riempie on our chairs and benches as this allows for a much more comfortable sit, without the need of a cushion.

MAINTENANCE & CARE

There is no maintenance required on the Riempie. It will retain its colour for years because it has been made with UV protected dyes. It is very strong and durable and should last for years to come.

GUARANTEE

Workmanship: BLOC Outdoor offers a 2-year guarantee against structural and faulty workmanship unless damage is caused due to misuse, negligence or any other act of nature.

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