Garden furniture is often heavy and unmovable for one person on their own, and though this ensures it is strong and sturdy, this is not always practical. Here, we have revealed the types of lightweight garden furniture that are also strong and durable.

Many popular types of garden furniture, such as wood and some metals, are extremely heavy and whilst this means they are incredibly durable and protected against high winds, it can also mean they are unpractical and difficult to move. This could especially be a problem if the sun moves around your garden and you want to follow it as it does so.

Additionally, these garden furniture types are also not 100% weatherproof which means that moving the furniture to protect it from rain or other bad weather conditions can be particularly difficult. So, we’ve looked at other lightweight garden furniture types which could be a better alternative as well as lightweight furniture that is less durable and should be used with caution.

Cast Aluminium Garden Furniture

Cast aluminium is not only a more weatherproof metal than iron and other metals but it is also much more lightweight and easier to move around. However, this does not affect the durability of the furniture. The furniture is light enough to be lifted and moved around but is not too light that it would blow around in high winds and get damaged.

We have revealed the types of

lightweight garden furniture that are

also strong and durable.

Plastic Garden Furniture

Plastic garden furniture is an example of furniture that can be considered “too” lightweight. The furniture is very easy to move around with ease and store away. However, if you do not have a place to store your furniture in bad weather it will not be the most durable option. Its extremely lightweight nature means that it will blow around, fall over and potentially experience damage in bad weather.

Rattan Garden Furniture

Rattan garden furniture is our perfect choice for lightweight and durable garden furniture. Made using powder coated aluminium framework, rattan is lightweight yet sturdy. Whilst some larger items, such as large tables, can be too heavy for one person to move, most items are easy to lift and move from place to place. Additionally, the furniture is very weatherproof and can be exposed to all weather conditions.


If you’re looking for lightweight and durable garden furniture, we recommend a visit to one of our garden furniture showrooms where you can test and lift the garden furniture for yourself. Plus, you can get great advice on what furniture is best for you from our helpful sales advisors.