About Simply Wood

Simply Wood, Abloom Ltd was founded in June 2005 by Ian Thirsk.

Simply Wood Car

We are a small family business specialising in wooden garden furniture, initially starting in wholesale across the whole of the country selling to garden centres and diy shops. Our main brands are Anchor Fast Garden Furniture, Peter Smith Garden Furniture and Zest 4 Leisure, along with our own unique brands of Simply Wood and Garden 2 Home. We only sell quality, offer the best possible service and at a sensible fair price.

As the business developed, a warehouse was taken on and a small retail unit. Over the years as the internet grew and grew and shopping online increased we had an opportunity to bring our unique products to the general public everywhere and our website was born. We now supply the whole of the UK and are spreading slowly into Europe.



We now only have a warehouse, overheads are low and we can offer the best products at the best possible price. We offer a price match if you see any of our products cheaper online. We supply the whole of the country, our carriage is included within the price and our service is overnight delivery as standard, no extra or hidden charges. We have a small dedicated team that can assist all the way with your purchase, please just email or call if any question or assistance is required. All products are fully guaranteed, along with a range of accessories, such as cushions, covers and stain.

I do hope you will agree we have a lovely high quality range and care about your custom, we thank you for visiting our online store.

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If we can help you, please get in touch, email or call at anytime, if no one is available, please leave a message and we will get straight back to you.

With over ten years of experience within the industry we truly are the wooden garden furniture specialists.

We look forward to serving you and please do send pictures in, of your purchase once assembled in the garden, we will include within our blog.

Thank you again, take care and have a good day – Ian and all at the Simply Wood team

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20 thoughts on “About Simply Wood

  1. Hello, Do you ship the BBQ shelters to the US?

    1. Thank you for your enquiry, Anchor Fast make the highest quality of BBQ shelters. So sorry we cannot ship to the US, they are delivered on a double pallet due to weight and size and would be too expensive to ship, apologies about that, take care.

  2. Just a “Thank you” for the speedy delivery of my two large quality wood planters. They are just as advertised and I’ve now gone ahead and ordered a further two extra large ones. Five stars from me.

  3. Very pleased with the Jubilee 2 seater bench and the after sales customer service. It makes a pleasant change to deal with suppliers who care about their customers experience. Well done to Ian & his team.

  4. Ordered Anchor Fast Padstow 2 seater bench,in the morning,delivered by 5.30 same day. Wow..can’t get better than that for customer sevice.Bench looks really good quality,bought as present so not put to assembled yet..will let you know when they received it for christmas..if they don’t like it will keep for myself anyway..win win solution.. Thanks Ian.

  5. Received Anchor Fast Padstow 3-Seater Bench. Great service from the Simply Wood Team who despite the current challenging times for a business seemed un-phased and could not do more. We are very pleased with the well made and quality bench. Have no qualms in recommending Simply Wood, thanks to Ian and his team.

  6. We have just assembled a Woodshaw Hampton arbour. The finished article is great, but I’d like to feed back that the instructions were shocking and caused too many unnecessary issues during assembly. They could and should be much clearer. I can’t tell whether you are the manufacturer or not. If you are not, please may you pass this on to them? Thank you.

    1. Thank you for your feedback, we will report back to Kelkay and ask them if they can look into updating. Sorry for your trouble, if we can assist at all further, please do let me know, take care – Ian

  7. Received my trough yesterday, I am delighted with it. The quality is superb, and I am glad it arrived already completed. I have been searching many companies online and I have to say this is brilliant. Recommend this to anybody, and would definitely order from Simply wood again. Many Thanks

  8. Just received my woodshaw Emsworth 2 seater bench looks excellent lovely and solid can’t wait to use it. Delivery was quick and easy I would give it 5 stars

  9. Hi. Just received my trough and square planters. Excellent quality… they are the best planters for the price I’ve ever seen. Delivery was also excellent – quick and on time. Overall, a brilliant service all round!

  10. Just received my Woodshaw Appleton 6 seater Picnic Bench. Excellent “proper job” quality and promply delivered. Many thanks FIVE STARS!

  11. i just got my order fantastic serves 5 star and very promply delivered

  12. Excellent log store, just what we wanted. Top rate customer service.. Big thank you, FIVE STARS *****

  13. Just received another beautiful Simply Wood hexagon planter from Abloom Ltd. Extremely fast delivery. We would highly recommend this small business having purchased several items and have been delighted each time. We will be ordering more shortly. No hesitation to give: ***** five star feedback.

  14. Hi. Do you have wooden planters that we could fit some large potted plants into (they blow over in the wind). Interior size would need to be minimum 55cm and 40cm tall. We need six and live near Stamford Bridge, York. Thanks.

  15. Hello I am considering purchasing a wood Shaw willoughby gazebo with table and 5 benches solid sides.
    My question is, is the roof water proof and stop rain coming through. I have looked at the parts list and assembly instructions and cannot see anything to keep the water out. Can you let me know how waterproofing is achieved. Many thanks.

    1. Good evening, I hope you are well.

      Thank you for your enquiry, such a great Gazebo. Apologies these are noot going to be available during 2023, such a shame as they are a brilliant product. The roof was not fully water tight, it would prevent and resist rain however heavy rainfall would manage to leak through. The only way to have stopped this fully was by lining the top of the roof.

      I hopoe that helps and makes sense.

      Have a good evening, take care – Ian

  16. Hi
    Could you tell me if your Devon corner arbour is coming back into stock.
    I will order imediately if it is.

    1. Good morning, I hope you are well.

      Thank you for your enquiry, a great product, unfortunately it is no longer being made, however this is its replacement:-


      A great corner arbour, very similar to the Devon, pressure treated with a 20 year guarantee against rot.

      I hope that helps, take care and enjoy the rest of the day.
      Kind regards,

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