Shire Balsam Arbour
FREE* Home delivery within 3-7 days
Check your location for the Shire delivery service and cost: *A distant location may attract a delivery surcharge
Good news... A convenient PICK-A-DAY delivery service is available
We are pleased to offer you the ability to choose your preferred delivery day for this item. The below calendar indicates the dates currently available (highlighted in green) for your location. You do not need to make your date selection just yet, as you will be asked to make your choice during the checkout process.Note: Pick-A-Day availability may vary or become unavailable if other products are added to your basket too.
The Shire Balsam Arbour is an attractive bench-seated arbour featuring a gothic style roof, enclosed rear and side panels. The structure is freestanding but can also be placed against a wall or fence if chosen.
The main panels and roof of the arbour are made from tongue and groove boards on a 34x34mm framing for added strength. Full instructions will be supplied upon delivery, along with all the fixtures and fittings needed to install the arbour.
|External Width (max)||1421mm - 4' 8"|
|External Depth (max)||762mm - 2' 6"|
|External Height (max)||2242mm - 7' 4"|
|Footprint Width||1236mm - 4' 1"|
|Footprint Depth||654mm - 2' 2"|
|Internal Width (min)||1168mm - 3' 10"|
|Internal Depth (min)||586mm - 1' 11"|
|Internal Height (min)||2082mm - 6' 10"|
|Ridge Height||2242mm - 7' 4"|
|Eaves Height||1461mm - 4' 10"|
|Framing Width||34mm - 0' 1"|
|Framing Depth||34mm - 0' 1"|
Note: All imperial sizes stated are approximate, rounded to the nearest inch.
|Orientation||1.421m Gables / 0.762m sides (max)|
|Roof Material||12mm Tongue & groove|
|Wall Material||12mm Shiplap tongue & groove|
|Cladding Material||Tongue & Groove|
|Made in Britain||Yes|
Assembly & Care
|Installation||Self-assembly by customer|
|Persons to Assemble||2|
|Typical Assembly Time||2 to 4 Hours|
|Base Size Required||1.24 x 0.65m|
|Fits Through Door (78x30 inch)||Yes|
|Annual Treatment||Not required|
Useful To Know
|Warranty||12 Months parts|
|Recommended Use||Relaxation & garden feature|
|Includes||Full instructions and fixings|
Our product specifications are given in good faith but can be subject to manufacturer change without notice. Should an attribute be of essense to your purchase, please feel free to contact us first for confirmation.
The Shire Balsam Arbour is delivered from central UK stocks by the manufacturer. Shire's own experienced personnel undertake delivery to ensure your goods arrive in a perfect condition.
Shire operate mostly small, flat-bed trucks. If a dustbin lorry can reach your property, Shire should too. Limited access? Please call us prior to ordering to avoid a costly abortive delivery.
Unloading will take place at the kerb-side or your adjacent driveway. Vehicles will not leave the public highway. The driver, at their discretion, may be willing to carry the goods to your garden. Shire will not carry goods through or into your home, therefore you may wish to arrange some extra help privately.
Shire offer a free delivery service within Central and Southern England, as indicated by their red zone on the map below. The above postcode checker will confirm this for you.
Pick A Day Delivery
For products on '3-7 days' delivery located within the majority of Shire's free red zone, during the checkout process you will be offered a calendar which allows you to select a preferred delivery date. Shire will endeavour to deliver on the date you have chosen. You will be promptly notified in the rare event that an alternative date is necessary for logistical reasons. As BA, BN, BS, SO & SP postcodes are serviced on a 2-day (overnight) run, the actual delivery day may vary by +/- 1 day of the date chosen. The following red zone locations are excluded from the Pick A Day service; BB, BD, FY, GU, PR & PO. Note: When an installation option has been chosen, a Pick-A-Day selection will not be offered; due to additional, post-order labour scheduling.
Delivery will typically occur within the period quoted on this product. For those products outside the '3-7 days' offer, you will be given the opportunity to chose your delivery date via Shire's online booking portal; a link will be sent by text or email a day or so after order. If a date is not chosen, Shire will notify you in advance by either telephone, text or email to confirm their date of delivery.
Less frequently serviced locations such as those outside Shire's red zone, may be subject to an extended period of up to an additional 7-14 days. These distant locations include North and South-West England, Wales and Scotland.
Installation (Extended Delivery)
If an installation option is chosen the product delivery period will increase by approximately 14 days, to accommodate additional labour scheduling. Therefore, a '14 Day' self-assembly delivery will become a '28 day' installed order.
The only offshore location Shire deliver to is the Isle of Wight; PO30-41. A green zone delivery charge applies to this island.
Shire does not service the following distant onshore locations; Northern Ireland (BT) and Scottish Highlands (IV, KW, PA20-78 and PH19-44). These form the yellow zone as shown upon the lower map. All offshore locations are excluded too, examples being; Guernsey (GY), Western Isles (HS), Isle of Man (IM), Jersey (JE), Orkney (KW), Shetland (ZE) and Scottish Islands (PA & PH).
Due to additional Shire zone fees, certain distant locations can only be serviced at a surcharge (at cost). The above post code checker can confirm if a surcharge will apply.
These locations include:
Orange Zone (BH,CH,DH,DL,DT,HR,LA,NP,SR,TA,TS) at £24.00 (except 28mm+ Log Cabins at £108.00)
Blue Zone (CA,CF,LD,NE,SY) at £36.00 (except 28mm+ Log Cabins at £168.00)
Green Zone (DG,EH,EX,KA,LL,ML,PL,PO30-41,SA1-18,TD,TQ) at £48.00 (except 28mm+ Log Cabins at £264.00)
Purple Zone (AB,DD,FK,G,KY,PA1-19,PH1-18,SA19-73,TR) at £72.00 (except 28mm+ Log Cabins at £360.00)
This map offers a visual impression of the four surcharge zones. Delivery is free within the central red zone. No delivery service is available to the yellow zone.
Notes & Information
The images show the product painted and dressed for photography only. Product is supplied with a base coat treatment only.
Q: Is this product supplied painted (decorated) as shown?
A: No, undecorated only. It will be supplied in a standard factory-treated finish.
Q: Are both the sides solid, as one looks like a window?
A: Yes, both side panels are solid, so fully boarded.
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- Pressure treated timbers throughout
- 12mm Tongue & groove exterior cladding
- Enclosed, solid side panels for added privacy
- Freestanding structure but can be placed against a wall
- Easy to build
- Fixings and instructions included
Made in Britain
One Garden is proud to support British manufacturing. Products bearing this mark are directly sourced from official, genuine UK manufacturers.
The Forest Stewardship Council promote responsible forest management. The manufacturer will have used FSC certified timber from managed resources.
Wood is placed into an airtight tank, by vacuum the air is replaced with preservative. This penetrates deep into the pores. This superior process extends lifespan allowing in-ground use.
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
A tongue & groove jointed boarding offering a smooth planed finish. Each upper face is shaped with a shallow curve to offer a shiplap, overlapping appearance.
5 out of 5 Janet Middleton, Kent.
Tuesday 06th August 2019
Very nice looking. Good value. Easy to erect
5 out of 5 glenn maxwell, scunthorpe.
Friday 12th July 2019
Excellent product and it was delivered on time. Would definitely recommend One Garden to my friends.
5 out of 5 Robert Swadling, Milton Keynes.
Friday 26th April 2019
Quick Delivery, assembled myself in couple hours, all parts and fixings to hand, very sturdy and looks great in my garden once painted with colour shades wood preserver
4 out of 5 Rita bacon, West yorkshire.
Sunday 17th February 2019
Very good sturdy product. Took a while to follow instructions to erect. Not used much yet due to weather.
4 out of 5 Eric Hissett, Rothley, Leicester.
Monday 05th November 2018
Finally got it erected yesterday - shame you don't drill the pilot holes! 1st delivery date was cancelled so it was a day after my wife's birthday. Looks good and looking forward to a sunny day to test it out. A few knots in the wood but I guess that's natural. The manual was in very small print - should be a4 size.
5 out of 5 Michael O\'Reilly, Feering.
Saturday 22nd September 2018
Excellent quality. Easy to construct
4 out of 5 David, Maidstone.
Saturday 01st September 2018
Pleased with the arbour. Good value for money and clear and easy to follow instructions. Have since painted arbour willow green and edged with ivory. Works well.
5 out of 5 D Bullock, Manchester.
Tuesday 21st August 2018
This is a very good quality and well made piece of garden furniture at an excellent price. All the wood was straight split free and dry when delivered, unlike similar items I have purchased previously from DIY shed outlets. It all fitted together very well with the different parts well matched. The delivery was very quick from the time of order, especially given where I live in comparison to the company base and the delivery driver was polite and helpful.
4 out of 5 Susan Foster, Deal Kent .
Wednesday 25th July 2018
I am delighted with my arbour. It is very robust. It was very easy to paint. It looks lovely in two tone blue. My partner is not a handyman and we thought that it would be difficult to assemble ...seeing as there were no screw holes. If there had been screw holes I would have rated it 5 star .. 2 friends put it together and needed to make minor adjustments. It is a very attractive addition to my garden and good value
5 out of 5 John Overington, Birmingham.
Monday 16th July 2018
Easy to follow assembly instructions, feels really solid and good value.
5 out of 5 Eloise Keegan, Gisburn.
Sunday 17th June 2018
This is a fantastic arbour at a fantastic price. It is sturdy and solid, however, it does take two to put it together. It adds a wonderful countryside feel to the garden; I've painted mine in two contrasting shades; willow grass and country cream. Everyone who comes around loves it.
4 out of 5 Mike Cannar, Highworth.
Monday 21st May 2018
The kit was easy to put together apart from having to fit the seat supports after erecting the back and sides. It is simpler to fit them before joing anything together.
4 out of 5 Alison Barry & Beau , Essex.
Wednesday 09th May 2018
Quite pleased with the arbour, though not that easy to put together and planks at the back as you look at it don't line up, so it doesn't look quite right and there is a few visible screw holes. But over all it looks nice.
4 out of 5 Sidney Whitaker, North Wwales.
Tuesday 12th December 2017
At this time of year, the arbour has not been used. Assembly instructions were very clear; careful measurement & drilling pays off. Good strong structure, final assembly should be in intended location.
5 out of 5 Sue Smith, Wallington, Surrey.
Friday 03rd November 2017
This arbour was so easy to put together and also very robust. I'm very pleased with it and I am sure it will last for many years to come. Delivery was exactly when it was due and the driver was very helpful.
5 out of 5 Joyce Armitage, Scunthorpe.
Friday 22nd September 2017
This arbour is superb, now painted and standing beautifully in the garden. The only thing that went wrong was the delivery. It didn't arrive on the day allocated and the next available delivery was 3 days later when it did arrive.
5 out of 5 Geoff Morris, west yorkshire.
Wednesday 07th June 2017
Delighted with the arbour now painted blue/cream. Reasonably easy to assemble & at one point required 2 people. My wife being shorter than myself found the depth of the seat too much to achieve a comfortable seating position, I therefor altered the seat by removing a couple of slats at the front and this has solved the problem. An added benefit is that after any rain the seat stays drier than it did previously. Thanks again.
5 out of 5 Julia Baker, Pathhead, Midlothian.
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Very happy with this garden arbour. Provides shade and privacy from neighbours. Looks good and is comfortable. Took one person about an hour to assemble. Good customer service when arranging delivery time.
5 out of 5 Donna white , Stroud Gloucestershire .
Wednesday 12th April 2017
Excellent garden arbour, quick delivery, very good value, so pleased will be ordering from here again.
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