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Build Quality

From the start, Southsea Deckchairs Founder and owner Stephen Davies wanted to make deckchairs that were strong, durable and practical. Taking all the best deckchair design elements, he put them together to create Southsea Deckchairs.



A heavy-duty moulding of 22mm x 47mm is used for the framework; this provides great strength and a noticeably more solid feel than some spindly domestic deckchairs. Mortise and tenon joints are now used instead of dowel joints, giving even greater strength and rigidity.


We use a durable hardwood Merpauh for our frames, treated with  teak oil. This provides excellent protection against the elements and withstands wear. As well as extending the deckchair’s working life, the fine finish enhances its natural appearance. More durable also means more sustainable.


The deckchair frames are modular for easy repair and replacement. We supply replacement fabric, parts and fixings – even more good news for the environment.